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Which Summer Movie Blockbuster Are You?

Movies magically whisk us away to a land of make believe but did you realise they also allow us to understand more about ourselves? In this month’s Collections, take a look at the much-anticipated movies coming your way this Summer. Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, always up for good fun, or don’t mind the occasional tear-jerker, there is something for you!

Ever wondered why some of us prefer romantic-comedies while others prefer horror movies? There might actually be a perfectly good reason for this. You may not have thought much about it before, but movies connect with our personalities. So sit back, read on and find your movie match!

You love to escape for a few hours and have a good time when you catch a movie. You love a good laugh and find the funny side of things in the strangest of places. You can see the irony in life, and don’t mind having a giggle at characters that remind you of yourself or someone you know. If there’s a strong message in the story, even better! – Sounds like you? Take a look at these upcoming ab-aching screen gems!

 

The Boss
Release Date: 21 April 2016

Director: Ben Falcone
Cast: Kristen Schaal, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell

A straight-talking, fiery titan of industry, Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) is sent to prison after she's caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed-over is so quick to forgive and forget.

 

Ghostbusters
Release Date: 14 July 2016

Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth

A reboot of the classic and iconic 1980s box-office smash hit, this new, all-female Ghostbusters team continues the battle against the supernatural forces of evil in the guise of undead ghouls from the murky past of New York City’s infamous criminal underground. The new girl-power team looks like they’ll have their hands full in their own, hilarious way! You’ll also be treated to a cameo return of original stars.
 

In your mind’s eye, you look mighty fine (and of course, you never let the mirror stand in the way of a good imagination, right?) At a moment’s notice, you could be asked by some secret organization to dust off your trusty gun and call on your extensive martial arts training to save the planet from bad guys. In reality, however, you suspect you might not be as fit and active as you thought, due to the fact you enjoy watching action adventure flicks rather than working out. Let’s face it, there’s nothing wrong with that! Your next mission, if you choose to accept it: Bicep-curl some buckets of popcorn and watch these action-packed adventures!
 

The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Release Date: 14 April 2016

Director: CedricNicolas-Troyan
Cast: Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt

A darker take on the kid’s favourite childhood story – Snow White – brings you the tale of two evil sisters: Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) and her little sister Freya (Emily Blunt), the Ice Queen, who are set to conquer the land. Two renegades - Eric the Huntsmen (Chris Hemsworth) - who previously aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna, along with his forbidden lover, Sara (Jessica Chastain) set out to stop them before it’s too late.

 

Marvel’s Captain AmericaCivil War
Release Date: 28 April 2016

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans

An international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage and subsequently prompts politicians to form a governing body to determine the need to call in the team. When Steve Rogers moves to protect his old friend Bucky Barnes from this act, it leads to a rift developing within the Avengers: Captain America leads on the side of freedom without regulation while Iron Man supports government oversight. Both factions operate in conflict while trying to protect the world from a new enemy.

 

X-Men Apocalypse
Release Date: 19 May 2016

Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult

This will be the 9th instalment in the X-Men series, and the much awaited planned sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past. With the emergence of the world's first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan. As usual, this instalment of the X-Men saga promises to be an action-packed adventure not to be missed!

 

Star Trek Beyond
Release Date: 21 July 2016

Director: Justin Lin
Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto

As the crew of Starship Enterprise continues their journey to boldly go where no one else has ever been before, they’re attacked by a powerful and unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. The crew becomes stranded on an uncharted planet with a new and ruthless enemy, and struggles to survive as they try to find a way out.

 

Jason Bourne
Release Date: 28 July 2016

Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Matt Damon

In the fifth film of the Bourne franchise, Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne/David Webb. Damon, who set the screen on fire in the first 3 action-loaded films, reprises the role in his character’s namesake movie title. Straight from the man himself – “[Jason Bourne] has his memory back, but that doesn’t mean he knows everything. It’s 12 years since Jason Bourne has been on the grid. So we have to answer questions…”
 

You love to watch a good drama unfold right before your eyes, but you don’t necessarily like to have them unfold in your own life. Living vicariously through the trials and tribulations of other people’s lives gives you the insights on how the characters deal with whatever life throws at them. Secretly, you hope, you too, would handle things with such strength and dignity, keeping a firm focus on the light at the end of the tunnel!

 

Miracles from Heaven
Release Date: 21 April 2016

Director: Patricia Riggen
Cast: Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson, Queen Latifah

12-year-old Anna is suffering from a rare digestive disorder and is unable to eat. After suffering a near-death experience when she falls from a tree, Anna is miraculously cured. This moving story of hope and faith is based on the book 'Three Miracles from Heaven' by Christy Beam.
 

We all love to escape into the world of fantasy – a place where all our troubles melt away for just a little under two hours. As a fantasy fanatic, you’re no ‘reluctant hero’, willingly stepping up for the adventure of a lifetime in a world filled with orcs, wizards and elves. No matter what the challenge might be, you know you have good friends and allies that will help you along the way.

 

Disney’s The Jungle Book
Release Date: 7 April 2016

Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Neel Sethi, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley

Mowgli, an orphan boy, is raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther. The fearsome Bengal tiger, Shere Khan, threatens his life and Mowgli is forced to leave his jungle home. He then sets out on a journey of self-discovery with Baloo and Bagheera, while evading the man-hunting Shere Khan. Will he survive his journey?

 

Warcraft
Release Date: 9 June 2016

Director: Duncan Jones
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster

Based on the Warcraft video game series and novel, Warcraft the movie is an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict. Azeroth, a peaceful realm, stands on the brink of war as it faces a fearsome race of invaders. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, heroes from opposing sides are set on a collision course that will ultimately decide the fate of their families, their people and their home.

 

The BFG
Release Date: 21 July 2016

Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement

Adapted from the children’s book written by Roald Dahl, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and, you guessed it, a Big Friendly Giant. Sophie, a young girl, and the BFG embark on a journey to Giant Country where they must stop the mean giants who are planning to invade the human world and eat the children.
 

For you, the horror/thriller genre is a bitter-sweet pill you can’t wait to swallow. While, on the one hand, you’re terrified and filled with dread, on the other, you love every trembling minute of it. Surviving the story is like a badge of honour, always driving you to test the limits of fear and the unknown. You bravely go where most people cover their faces with a pillow - and while they’re not looking, you hide your eyes with slightly parted fingers. Take a peek at these – if you dare!

 

Money Monster
Release Date: 12 May 2016

Director: Jodie Foster
Cast: Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Caitriona Balfe

From Director Jodie Foster, Money Monster tracks Bombastic TV personality, Lee Gates (George Clooney) the money wiz of Wall Street and host of a popular financial network show. After promoting a high-tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor, searching for the truth, takes Gates, his crew and ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage while live on-air.

 

The Conjuring 2
Release Date: 9 June 2016

Director: James Wan
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O'Connor

The second instalment in the franchise, The Conjuring 2 continues the real-life paranormal investigations of Ed and Loraine Warren. In this sequel, the pair travels to Enfield a northern suburb of London to help a single mother, Margaret Hodgson and her four children who are being plagued by evil spirits.

 

The Purge 3: Election Year
Release Date: 14 July 2016

Director: James DeMonaco
Cast: Elizabeth Mitchell, Frank Grillo, Mykelti Williamson

After much success with the first two installments, The Purge is back with a third offering, which is just as horrifying. Set in 2025, Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchel) is running for President and vows, if elected, to eliminate the Purge. The government secretly opposes Roan and plots against her but out on the streets during the Purge, she finds unexpected allies in a group of anti-Purge Rebels.
 

Sometimes growing up is hard to do, and the beauty of animation is, you don’t have to, well, not while you’re immersed in the magic at least. These stories are as much for adults as they are for kids, which is all the excuse you need to play along. You love the richness of the characters and a touching story the whole family can enjoy together...

 

Finding Dory
Release Date: 16 June 2016

Director: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton

The much-awaited sequel to the beloved Finding Nemo sees the return of the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish Dory. Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories and something about a ‘Jewel’. She reunites with her old friends, Nemo and Marlin, and together, they set out on an adventure to find Dory’s family. Along the way, they meet new friends to guide them, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family.

 

Ice Age: Collision Course
Release Date: 30 June 2016

Director: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu
Cast: John Leguizamo, Keke Palmer, Denis Leary

In the fifth film of the popular Ice Age series, we follow the lovable Scrat’s adventures into space. While in space, he manages to set off a series of events that threatens Manny and the rest of the herd down on Earth. Upon Scrat’s return, they all head off on an adventure to save the earth from destruction and discover an exotic place, led by its spiritual leader, Shangri Llama.

 

Well, that’s curtains down and lights up for this personality movie preview. As you can see, there’s plenty to be excited about this summer, and we hope you, your family and your friends enjoy a magical adventure at the cinemas! Catch these movies soon at Cathay Cineplex, Causeway Point #07-01 and Shaw Theatres, Waterway Point, East Wing, #B2-11.  

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