MOVIES: Must watch movie list to consider this year


Compiled by Nsiiro Jacob

A considerable measure of blockbusters from Hollywood, in addition to some comic drama and astounding dosages of mindful dramatization. Wedged between the must-see titles like “Captain America: Civil War,” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” and “Suicide Squad” are Seth Rogen’s “Neighbors 2” and the new “Ghostbusters,” plus titles for the kids, like “Finding Dory” and “The Secret Life of Pets.” Here we break down (!) movies that should be on your calendar this summer:

“Captain America: Civil War” (Release Date: May 6)

The Avengers are up against their fiercest foes: themselves. In the third “Captain America” film, a rift in the group has led the superheroes to pick sides — Team Captain America and Team Iron Man. Heralded by many to be the best Marvel movie yet, this blockbuster has off-the-charts hype.

“The Angry Birds Movie” (Release Date: May 20) Including the voices of Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader, Kate McKinnon, Hannibal Buress, Danny McBride, Jason Sudeikis, and more, this movie version of the highly addictive game hopes to capitalize on its popularity.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” (Release Date: May 27) In the latest movie from the “X-Men” franchise, the team joins forces to take on Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), the immortal mutant who has been in hibernation for thousands of years and has awoken and wants to destroy all humans. A-list stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and James McAvoy join newbies Isaac and Olivia Munn.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” (Release Date: June 3) Turtle power returns to theaters this summer with a new battle against The Shredder and new villains from the comics: Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady.

“Now You See Me 2” (Release Date: June 10) This sequel to the 2013 illusionist crime caper brings back Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, and Morgan Freeman from the original and adds new stars Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan for this new caper in which the Four Horsemen have been hired to pull off an impossible heist — their specialty.

“Central Intelligence” (Release Date: June 17) If things go as planned, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart will be the next big action/comedy duo. Here Johnson plays a once bullied high-school geek who is now a CIA agent who needs the assistance of the former cool guy in high school, now an accountant (Hart), to save the world.

“Independence Day: Resurgence” (Release Date:June 24) Two decades after the blockbuster that made Will Smith a huge star, Earth is once again facing intergalactic terror. And once again, Jeff Goldblum is there to save the day — and Liam Hemsworth, too.

“The Legend of Tarzan” (Release Date: July 1) Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd plays Tarzan, who has left the jungle and gone back to living among humans in London. But when Jane (Margot Robbie) is kidnapped by an evil captain (Christoph Waltz), Tarzan returns to the jungle where he grew up to get her back.

“The Infiltrator” (Release Date: July 15) Bryan Cranston plays Robert Mazur, a US customs official who uncovers a money-laundering scheme that turns out to be connected to Pablo Escobar.

“Jason Bourne” (Release Date: July 29) Following an eight-year hiatus from the character, Matt Damon returns to the Bourne franchise with lots of anticipation from fans.