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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Fresh V Rotten (June 13, 2014)

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This weekend in movies, Jonah Hill stars in two sequels, one with Dragons, one with Channing Tatum, and Robert Pattinson stars in a film alongside Guy Pearce.

 

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” – 91% CERTIFIED FRESH

“Exciting, emotionally resonant, and beautifully animated, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ builds on its predecessor’s successes just the way a sequel should.”

 

“22 Jump Street” – 83% CERTIFIED FRESH

“Boasting even more of the bromantic chemistry between its stars — and even more of the goofy, good-natured humor that made its predecessor so much fun — ’22 Jump Street’ is the rare sequel that improves upon the original.”

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