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I can't wait! Here is a list of the hottest movies opening this summer!
• Amazing Spider-Man 2 (May 2) -- A sequel with extra CGI.
• The Double (May 9) -- A shy, retiring government worker (Jesse Eisenberg) who meets his exact doppelganger — except that the other Jesse Eisenberg is confident, swaggering and charismatic. To make matters worse, they're coworkers.
• Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (May 9) -- The long-delayed animated movie in which Dorothy (Lea Michele) comes back to Oz, based on the book sequel by L. Frank Baum's grandson Roger Stanton Baum. The voice cast includes Patrick Stewart, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer and Bernadette Peters as Glinda the Good Witch. It's a musical.
• Godzilla (May 16) -- This one stars Brian Cranston and is said to have a lot of ties or shout-outs to the 1954 original.
• X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23) -- The mutant outcasts are back — and this time, they're getting wiped out in a dark dystopian future.
• Maleficent (May 30) -- Angelina Jolie plays the famous villain of Sleeping Beauty.
• Edge of Tomorrow (June 6) -- Tom Cruise is a soldier reliving the same disastrous battle over and over, Groundhog Day-style. It's based on a Japanese novel and it costars the awesome Emily Blunt.
• How To Train Your Dragon 2 -- The first Train Your Dragon was a nice surprise, and this sequel seems as though it's trying to move the story forward rather than just giving us another helping. It's five years later, everybody's grown up, and they're exploring the world on the backs of their dragons.
• The Rover (June 13) -- A post-apocalyptic drama in which Robert Pattinson is beaten and left for dead in a harsh, unforgiving landscape. And then Pattinson has to go get revenge.
• Transformers: Age of Extinction (June 27) -- This is supposed to be a total reboot of the Transformers story. Mark Wahlberg takes the starring role. Too bad Michael Bay is still directing.
• Earth to Echo (July 2) -- In a nutshell, this movie looks like a tribute to E.T., only done found-footage style. And judging from the trailer, it looks pretty cute. A group of kids find a weird alien critter (or robot, maybe) whom they name Echo, and discover he has strange powers — but the authorities are hunting Echo, presumably so they can experiment on him.
• Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (July 11) -- The first Apes prequel, a few years ago, was way better than anybody expected. And this sequel, directed by Cloverfield's Matt Reeves, takes the human race into much deeper trouble.
• Jupiter Ascending (July 18) -- The team behind The Matrix films is back to making original science fiction. In this film, Mila Kunis is a house cleaner who turns out to have a special destiny... beyond the stars. And Channing Tatum is the animalistic alien who is sent to protect her.
• The Purge: Anarchy (July 18) -- The first Purge movie was based on a ludicrous premise that all crime is legal for one day every year -- and gave viewers heavy-handed messages about class warfare and race. In the sequel we're getting out of the gated community and onto the streets for America's annual murder fest.
• Hercules (July 25) -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays an older Hercules.
• Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1) -- Marvel is adapting a silly and obscure comic about a super-team that includes a machine-gun-wielding raccoon and a tree named Groot that can only say "I am Groot."
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (August 8) -- The beloved 1980s comics and cartoon characters are back, in a reboot that has given them disturbing baby faces.
• Lucy (August 8) -- Scarlett Johansson is an unwilling drug mule who accidentally ingests a drug that gives her superpowers — so of course, she takes incredibly bloody revenge.
• The Giver (August 15) -- The beloved young-adult novel about a false utopia where history and emotions are suppressed gets a loving adaptation, with a cast that includes Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.
• Life After Beth (August 15) -- A Sundance favorite. Aubrey Plaza is Beth, a woman who's got everything going for her... except she's a zombie. And her distraught boyfriend, who was just getting over her death, tries to reconnect with her. Which goes about as well as you'd expect.
• Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (August 22) -- The long-awaited second helping of Sin City, based on the acclaimed weird-pulp comic by Frank Miller, who also co-directs. Everybody's back, plus Joseph Gordon-Levitt is joining the cast.