Summer set to sizzle with new movie releases

The best new releases of the summer run the gamut from superhero movies to horror flicks. Here’s a look at the ones you shouldn’t miss.


Title: Pitch Perfect 2

Release Date: May 15

Rated: PG-13

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp and Katey Sagal

Plot: The Barden bellas acapella group enters a competition that no American team has ever won. The girls in the group are now graduating seniors, but have no idea what they are going to do with the rest of their lives.

Why you should see it: This movie is sure to be filled with humor, along with the reality of how many young adults who aren’t quite sure what they want to do with the rest of their lives feel. All of the characters in the movie have their own type of personality that adds variety to the movie. Most of the characters from the first “Pitch Perfect” are also starring in “Pitch Perfect 2.” The movie should have twice the humor of the first.

Jurassic world

Title: Jurassic World PG-13

Release Date: June 12

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Katie McGrath and Brian Tee

Plot: Twenty years after the first “Jurassic Park,” “Jurassic World” is the fully functional dinosaur theme park that John Hammond pictured. After the number of visitors decline, the park decides to come up with a new attraction, which hurts more than helps.

Why you should see it: The movie is sure to be an action-packed, sci-fi adventure with even better special effects than the first. Many of the actors starring, such as Chris Pratt, are already fan favorites.

Insidious 3

Title: Insidious 3

Release Date: June 5

Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Lin Shaye, Ashton Moio and Steve Coulter

Plot: The movie focuses on Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) and her ghost-hunting team, including Tucker (Angus Sampson) and Specs (Leigh Whannell). The team is investigating the case of a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott), who is healing from two broken legs and is forced to stay indoors in her new apartment, which happens to be haunted.

Why you should see it: This movie is sure to be just as good, if not better, than the other two “Insidious” movies that made millions in the theaters and thrilled millions of fans.

Paper Towns

Title: Paper Towns

Release date: July 24

Rated: PG-13

Starring: Cara Delevingne, Nat Wolff, Halston Sage, Austin Abrams, Cara Buono and Meg Corsbie

Plot: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime in love with the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman, even though he’s never even talked to her. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life dressed as a ninja and summoning him for an adventure full of revenge, he is on board. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Quentin arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become even more of a mystery. But Quentin soon learns that there are clues–and they’re for him. The closer he gets to Margo, the less Quentin knows who she is.

Why you should see it: This movie is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by John Green, the author of “The Fault in Our Stars.” This movie is full of adventure and is sure to be a hit, especially with teens who are fans of the author.


Title: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Release Date: May 1

Rated: PG-13

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson

Plot: Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) launches a peacekeeping program, which unfortunately only results in more war. This decision ultimately makes Thor, The Hulk, and the rest of the Avengers have to come together again to battle supervillain Ultron.

Why you should see it: This action-packed film is full of the heroes you know and love trying to save the planet from mass destruction. It’s the ultimate summer action movie.