New Jack City: KC’s Summer Screen Sizzlers

 UnknownIt may not seem like it but as far as Hollywood is concerned we’re two weeks away from the official kick off to the 2014 summer movie season…

It all unfolds on Friday, May 2 as the Spider-Man legacy focuses on an untold story that tells a different side of Peter Parker’s beginnings.

Summer at the movies in Kansas City comes in two parts.

The first goes through June – the second, July through Labor Day.

Today I’m focusing on highlights from the first part of K.C.’s big screen summer sizzle: 

* May 2THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (Andrew Garfield-Emma Stone)

* May 9NEIGHBORS (Seth Rogen-Zac Efron)

* May 16GODZILLA (Bryan Cranston-Juliette Binoche)



* May 23X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (Hugh Jackman-Michael Fassbender)


BLENDED (Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore)

A-Million-Ways-to-Die-in-the-West-Neil-Patrick-Harris* May 30A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (Seth McFarlane-Charlize Theron)


MALEFICENT (Angelina Jolie)


* June 6EDGE OF TOMORROW (Tom Cruise-Emily Blunt)


 THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Shailene Woodley)


* June 1322 JUMP STREET (Jonah Hill-Channing Tatum)


HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (voices of Cate Blanchett-Jonah Hill-Kristen Wigg)

* June 20–Director Clint Eastwood‘s JERSEY BOYS


THINK LIKE A MAN TOO (Kevin Hart-Regina Hall)

* June 27TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Mark Wahlberg-Kelsey Grammer)


                                                But wait—there’s MORE!


Damon-Wayans-Jr-and-Jake-Johnson-in-LETS-BE-COPSSummer Part 2 should also keep KC’s now all-digital complexes hopping!

In no particular order the highlights from 4th of July through Labor Day:


* WISH I WAS HOME (Zack Braff-Kate Hudson

* JUPITER ASCENDING (Channing Tatum-Mila Kunis)

* PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE (Animated)

* HERCULES (Dwayne Johnson)

* SEX TAPE ( Cameron Diaz-Segel)

* GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Chris Pratt-Bradley Cooper)


* LET’S BE COPS (Damon Wayans)

* LUCY (Scarlett Johansson-Morgan Freeman)

* THE EXPENDABLES 3 (Sly Stallone-Harrison Ford)

* JANE GOT A GUN (Natalie Portman-Ewan McGregor)

* TAMMY (Melissa McCarthy-Susan Sarandon)

* SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR (Mickey Rourke-Josh Brolin-Jessica Alba)


drewandadamI’ve highlighted 28 summer titles – probably half of the total number of movies set to open here during the summer popcorn season.

Which flicks will bomb? And which will surprise?

If I knew the answers I certainly wouldn’t be here writing about it. I’d be advising the studios in tinsel town and betting on box office outcomes in Las Vegas.

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2 Responses to New Jack City: KC’s Summer Screen Sizzlers

  1. Harry Balczak says:

    I am waiting for a Spider man reboot to come out during the current incarnation of the Spider man series so there can be multiple plot lines going at the sametime. C’mon Hollywood, how about something new for a change rather than a sequel to a played out series that was just in the theaters less than a decade ago!

  2. jack says:

    I feel your pain. But played out? I don’t think so. The last episode of the webbed one had domestic ticket sales of $ 262 million and worldwide of $ 490 million. That totals $ 752 million.
    I’d say that Sony is still doing quite well with Spidey.
    And let’s not forget that we’re talking Show-BUSINESS here!

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