June movie preview: SheKnows picks the flicks
From an alien action-adventure film, to a hip comedy to a tearful teen romance, the box office has something for everyone this June.
1) The Fault in Our Stars
Based on the best-selling book by John Green, The Fault in Our Stars is the story of two teens in love. Sound like every other teen romance? Think again because both Gus (Ansel Elgort, Divergent) and Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley, Divergent) have cancer. But bring your tissues as we don't expect to get through the movie without crying into our popcorn.
The Fault in Our Stars opens on June 6.
2) Edge of Tomorrow
Set in the future where an alien race has begun waging war on Earth, Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is sent on a suicide mission as a last-ditch effort to defeat the invaders. When he's killed instantly, he finds he's also reincarnated instantly, somehow getting stuck in a time loop that may just teach him how to conquer his enemy. Emily Blunt also stars in this futuristic action thriller.
Edge of Tomorrow opens on June 6.
3) 22 Jump Street
Funny men Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are back as officers Schmidt and Jenko, and ready to fight crime undercover at a local college. Between the football team and the local art scene, the pair of besties face new challenges in their partnership while also facing the pressures of becoming true men.
22 Jump Street opens on June 13.
4) How to Train Your Dragon 2
Love dragons? Love Vikings? Then you and your family are in for a fire-breathing, sword-wielding treat! With an impressive voice cast, featuring Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) and Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen), this may just be the sleeper family hit of the summer.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 opens on June 13.
5) Transformers: Age of Extinction
Mark Wahlberg takes the reins in this continuation of the Transformers franchise. So is it a straight-up sequel? Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura had this to say to The Hollywood News, "It's definitely not a reboot. It's an interesting question about what you should call it. On a certain level it's a continuation of the previous stories, in the fact that it acknowledges what has transpired before it." Whatever you want to call it, we can't wait!
Transformers: Age of Extinction opens on June 27.