Movies

June Staff Picks: Movies

How to Train Your Dragon 2, DreamworksHow To Train Your Dragon 2

Dean DeBlois

20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation

Release Date: 6/13

I’m really looking forward to this. Cute dragons go pretty far with me, and finally learning the mystery of Hiccup’s mother is exciting. The Vikings have been co-existing with the dragons, but now there’s a new threat – the power-mad Drago who seems to have sinister plans for the dragons.

— Sarah

Poster: The Signal, 2014The Signal

William Eubank

Focus Features

Release Date: 6/13

Nick, Jonah, and Haley are off on a cross-country trip when something happens and they wake inside a government facility. They are questioned but no one seems to know exactly what happened to them during their missing time. All signs point to alien abduction, but then things start to get really weird.

— Sarah

Poster: All Cheerleaders Die, 2014All Cheerleaders Die!

Directed by  Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson

Image Entertainment

Release Date: 6/13

Uh oh! High school drama — trouble between cheerleaders and football players leads to one perky blonde seeking supernatural augmentation of her school spirit.  It’s gonna be a slaughter on the football field!  Sounds like good, gory zombie fun to me!

— Jamie

 

Poster: Coherence, 2014Coherence

Directed by James Ward Byrkit

Oscilloscope Laboratories

Release Date: 6/20

With the tagline “Rearrange your brain,” Coherence promises reality shattering sci-fi, dinner party drama, and white knuckle suspense. Plus, it stars Xander (Nicholas Brendon). Sign me up!

— Lana

Poster: SnowpiercerSnowpiercer

Joon-Ho Bong

The Weinstein Company

Release Date: 6/27

Combining dystopia with science-fiction, Snowpiercer brings together a talented cast to survive on a train containing the last few remnants of humanity. The ice age brought about by efforts to stop global warming might be less dangerous than the stirrings of discontent inside the train. With Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer and John Hurt rounding out the cast led by Chris Evans, the film promises to be a dramatic and intense experience.

— Angel