June 2014 Movie Report

We’ve just finished the month of June which continued the summer of awesome. It was the month for sequels and sci-fi blockbusters and, some more than others, the month succeeded. So now it’s time for me to say what I thought were the best and worst films of the month and rate each of the films I’ve seen. I haven’t seen every movie released this month, but I’ll go back and edit once I do.

Best:

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I’ve raved about it for a long time, I’ve seen it twice, and it’s still my favorite film of the summer. “Begin Again” is not just a great comedy about music, but it is a truly honest movie with a great emotional punch that feels tangible and real. The terrific performances by the ensemble cast and the soundtrack that I’ve been listening to ever since it was posted on Spotify are just a couple of the film’s many highlights. Definitely seek it out as it expands within the coming weeks.

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Box Office: “Fault” Sees “Stars,” “Edge” Falls Short

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Box office results are in and Shailene Woodley adds another huge success to her resume while Tom Cruise takes a disappointing hit.

“The Fault In Our Stars” had a huge opening weekend debut with $48 million. It’s not quite as big as Divergent’s $54.6 million debut, but this is further proof that you should never underestimate a film based on a young adult novel. I still have yet to see the film, but based on what friends of mine have told me, I’m happy for it’s success. I might be seeing it sometime over the weekend due to an overload of screenings this week. Continue reading