How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dragons may be creations of fantasy, but the reality is that this sequel holds its own against the original. Hiccup, Toothless, and the gang are back together, and this is a flight of fantasy you’ll want to take.
X-Men: Days of Future Past. If you’ve been looking forward to seeing the Sentinels on the big screen—you might have to keep on looking. Like every other X-Men movie, this one devolves into a predictable showdown with Magneto.
Maleficent. Forget about fantasy violence and frightening images, why doesn’t the MPAA warn audiences about gratuitous pixie action?
Edge of Tomorrow. In his latest sci-fi epic, Tom Crusie has the ability to reset time, but since audiences seem to assume this film is Oblivion 2, it’s unlikely Edge of Tomorrow will be a career reset for Cruise.
A Million Ways to Die in the West. Unfortunately for Seth McFarland, there are almost as many ways to die at the box office. His latest film is one of them.
Belle. In French, it means a beautiful woman. But what about the film…about a beautiful mulatto woman born into an aristocratic world that can never fully accept her? Is Belle “bon” or simply “pas si bon”?
Draft Day. If Hollywood held a draft, the movie Draft Day probably wouldn’t go until the seventh round. Still, you might pick it up in a straight trade for a Channing Tatum romance or even a Cuba Gooding, Jr. direct-to-video release.
Noah. What Darren Aronofsky did for ballet in the Black Swan, he now does for the Bible in Noah. He makes it dark, psychological, and a little silly. As an extra bonus, he throws in fracking, rock people, and a psychopathic Noah.
300: Rise of an Empire. According to Martin Luther: “Blood alone moves the wheels of history.” One thing’s for sure, blood certainly moves a wheel or two in Hollywood’s latest version of Greek history.
The Grand Budapest Hotel. If M. Gustave were to describe the appeal of Wes Anderson’s dark screwball comedy to his lobby boy, Zero, he would certainly say that it had a certain je ne sais quoi. The Misfits, however, might just say, “It’s the best film of the year,” and leave it at that.
RoboCop. Surprisingly, this remake turns out to be more than just a soulless, mechanical re-animating of an 80s hit. While retaining and updating the original’s high-tech effects, it also manages to hold onto some of it’s heart and brains.