Comedy, drama, action, sci-fi, there is a buffet of movies to anticipate for 2014. But for the month of July, what are the movies you should not miss?
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Talking, standing and machine gun-firing apes have swarmed San Francisco. Gary Oldman is the lead actor taking on the nefarious ape leader Ceasar in this new instalment of the Planet of the Apes franchise.
- Boyhood. This movie is shot in a span of 12 years, to let the audience witness the coming-of-age of a boy named Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane. Richard Linklater’s story is considered as the modern day “Adventure of Tom Sawyer.”
- Mood Indigo. This is a spectacular and original sci-fi romance movie by Michel Gondry, the one who brought you Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The movie is an adaptation of the Froth on the Daydream 1947 cult novel by Boris Vian.
- Magic in the Moonlight. After the award-winning Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen is at it again with this romantic comedy set during the 1920s in France starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone, who plays a spiritualist.
- Lucy. Scarlett Johansson becomes a superhero powered by pharmaceutical wonders in this movie directed by Luc Besson.
- A Most Wanted Man. The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives one last gripping performance as a German intelligence operative who is investigating terrorist activities.
- The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. This movie is based on a bestselling novel with the same title. It is an indie action comedy movie about a 100-year-old man who managed to escape his nursing home to embark on an adventure.
- Transformer: Age of Extinction. MichaelBay brings you the transformers experience again, this time with Mark Wahlberg. There are some controversies surrounding the studio’s claim of having $100 million gross income for the opening though.
- Life Itself. This movie is about the final days of Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic who died recently in 2013 at the age of 70 years old.