Why to see it: Directed by Brett Ratner this film staring Dwayne Johnson focusses more on Hercules the man, as emphasized in the trailer. It would be interesting to see a new take on this familiar hero.
10. The Amazing Spider Man 2
Why to see it: Flashbacks to Sam Raimi’s jam-packed “Spider-Man 3″ came to mind when multiple villains were announced in the sequel; however, director Marc Webb assured fans this wouldn’t be an issue. And it doesn’t seem like it.
Very positive early reviews — out a month ahead of the film’s U.S. release — make us confident Andrew Garfield’s return as the web-slinger will be well worth it as the sequel is expected to touch upon an iconic scene from the comics.
Action aside, the on-screen chemistry between real-life couple Garfield and Emma Stone is reason to head out.
9. The Double
Why to see it: The black comedy allows Jesse Eisenberg to play two dynamically opposite characters — Simon, an awkward, shy, introverted worker and then James, a smooth, charismatic new employee who begins to take over Simon’s life.
The film first premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and has been nominated for several awards. Mia Wasikowska (“Alice in Wonderland”) also stars.
Why to see it: We know what you’re thinking: It’s a reboot, one from a little-known director, Gareth Edwards, who’s best known for an alien movie “Monsters.”
Every trailer so far has looked pretty darn impressive — thanks in part to the chilling vocal narratives of “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston. Plus, it appears ‘zilla won’t be the only monster wreaking havoc in the new film.
At the end of the day, it can’t get any worse than the 1998 film featuring Matthew Broderick.
7. Million Dollar Arm
Why to see it: Of all the sports-related movies coming to theaters, the one with “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm as a once-successful sports agent who searches for the next big baseball pitcher in Mumbai is worth a watch.
During a screening at this year’s CinemaCon, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn claimed the film — based on a true story — was the highest-testing movie he ever saw at Disney or Warner Bros.
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past
Why to see it: Jennifer Lawrence. Hugh Jackman. Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. This is probably the superhero movie we’re most excited to see for three reasons:
1. The phenomenally large cast. Not since Disney’s “The Avengers” have we seen so much star power in one film.
2. It’s been nearly 10 years since one of the original X-Men films.
3. We get to see one of the most popular X-Men comic stories brought to life.
This is the superhero hero movie we both deserve and need.
5. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Why to see it: Fans of Frank Miller’s original film have been waiting nearly a decade to see him rejoin with Robert Rodriguez for a sequel to the 2005 hit. The crime noir was very well-received especially for its brilliantly violent black-and-white visuals — even Roger Ebert gave the original four stars.
This time around, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Eva Green will join original cast members Jessica Alba and Bruce Willis.
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction
Why to see it: Yes, there will be explosions, yes it will probably be over the top with non-stop action, but it’s probably going to be one of the biggest films of the summer.
Now, that we know dinobots — robots that transform into dinosaurs — will definitely be in the film, we’re more excited to see Michael Bay’s fourth installment to the franchise. With Shia LeBeouf gone, “Age of Extinction” is expected to kick off a new trilogy with Mark Wahlberg.
If you’re still not excited, the film will introduce one of the Transformers’ ultimate villains — Galvatron.
3. A Most Wanted Man
Why to see it: One of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final films, “A Most Wanted Man” is based on the novel by John le Carré. Hoffman plays a German intelligence agent who is suspicious of a man who claims an inheritance to a fortune but who may be a terrorist.
Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright (“House of Cards”), and Willem Dafoe also star.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
Why to see it: There hasn’t been a poor Marvel adaptation from Disney yet. Sure, we were a bit hesitant at first — the Guardians aren’t as well known as Tony Stark and Thor — however, the recent box-office success in “The LEGO Movie” has helped make the film’s lead Chris Pratt (“Parks and Recreation”) a household name.
“Doctor Who” fans can look forward to Karen Gillan play a villain while we also get to see Vin Diesel voice a tree.
1. The Giver
Why to see it: It’s taken a long time, but we’ll finally see Lois Lowry’s 1993 best-selling young-adult novel in theaters. The film strays from the source material a bit — the lead character Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is noticeably older than 12 in the film — but it has the star power of Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges along with Taylor Swift in a supporting role.
Check out this inspiring photography by Kilian Schönberger. His work has been featured on CNN, and he’s color blind!SOURCE
Jeremy Mann sure knows how to capture the mood. These gorgeous watercolors are quite inspirational. Check out the rest of Jeremy’s work here:SOURCE
Alice X. Zhang is a full time freelance designer, illustrator, and portrait artist. Her work has been featured on a number of heavy hitting sites, and needless to say it is quite inspiring. Check her out!SOURCE
Via This is Colossal:
“Using self-portrait photographs and watercolors, artist Aliza Razell has been exploring several abstract narratives by merging the two mediums in Photoshop. Her first series, Anesidora , involves the story of Pandora’s Jar (Pandora’s box was actually a jar, a detail misinterpreted in the 1400s), while the second is inspired by the Finnish word ikävä, meaning the feeling of missing someone or something. You can see much more of her work over on Flickr, and you might interested to know Razell is the older sister of young photographer Fiddle Oak, featured here last year.”
The gaggle of humanoid letters comes courtesy of JC Debroize of Kerozen, a French design studio made up of seven members. When the team realized it was composed of seven members, and the word kerozen has seven letters, they made the glorious decision to create a letter from each of their faces, creating both a seven-letter-typeface and a terrifying group self portrait. They call the resulting visuals “Human Type.“