While one can argue that “summer” movies started way back in April with Furious 7, we’re excited about these June and July premieres. So grab some buttery popcorn and get your tickets for these top seven anticipated Summer films of 2015!
- Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation: The action franchise speeds ahead into its fifth installment with Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt and his team of spies. This time, they take on their most impossible mission yet — eradicating the Syndicate, a skilled and highly trained operatives that’s dedicated to destroying the IMF (Impossible Mission Force).
- Entourage: Based on the hit HBO television show, the film follows movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his boys Eric aka E (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon) going into business with super agent turned studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Ari bankrolls Vince’s directorial debut, but as the budget goes over, Ari has to secure financing from Texas billionaire Larsen McCredle.
- Jurassic World:Over two decades after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar is a flourishing dinosaur theme park. In order to boost visitor attendance, a new attraction is created — a hybrid dinosaur. But when the hybrid escapes on a deadly rampage, it’s up to Owen Grady (played by Chris Pratt) and the security team at Jurassic World to contain it before she causes further damage.
- Terminator: In the fifth installment of the Terminator movies, John Connor, leader of the resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah Connor from a Terminator assassin. However, it creates an altered timeline where Sarah is a skilled fighter with her own Terminator guardian. Reese is now faced with resetting the future in order to stop Judgement Day.
- Minions:The little yellow Minions from the Despicable Me movies finally get their own origin story in this animated comedy. Although minions evolved from single-celled yellow organisms, they have lived to serve throughout history for various evil masters like Napoleon. When minions Kevin, Stuart, and Bob set out to find a new evil boss to follow, they end up working for Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first super villianess, who plots to take over the world.
- Dope: Set in 1988, this coming-of-age dramedy is produced by Forrest Whitaker and chronicles the story of Malcolm (Shameik Moore), a geek who’s trying to get by while living in The Bottoms, a rough neighborhood of Inglewood, California filled with gangs and drug dealers. As he tried to balance college applications, SATs, and his senior year of high school, Malcolm fights to persevere and go from being a “geek” to being “dope.”
- Trainwreck: Comedian Amy Schumer plays the lead in this comedy from Judd Apatow about a magazine writer who embraces promiscuity after being drilled into her childhood that monogamy isn’t realistic. When she starts to fall for sports doctor Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy wonders if it’s time to change her commitment-phobic attitude.