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A Sneak Peek into This Summer’s Hottest Films

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Now that the end of another school year is near and the everlasting pressure of work is almost behind us, a new wave of films is ready to make its way onto the big screen. The theme for this year’s lineup of movies is diversity. Films from all different genres have the potential to be exceptional, even in the eyes of well-known critics. Audiences can get their comedy fix with the highly anticipated sequel “22 Jump Street,” or maybe a dose of masked vigilante action in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Finally, for those who enjoy the adventure-filled series, the fourth “Transformers” film is set to hit theaters soon as yet another attractive film this summer.

There is always a sense of comfort in seeing a quality comedic film. Unlike watching dramas, one does not have to expel as much concentration into understanding the movie.  “21 Jump Street” was a soft blanket for a vast audience, as it was the prototypical comedy, and “22 Jump Street” plans to be no different. On June 13, Jonah Hill will once again star alongside Hollywood heartthrob Channing Tatum as the two mischievous undercover cops we recognize and love from “Jump Street.” As the films continue to divert from the original series starring Johnny Depp, it gave the name “Jump Street” a new, modernized look. The drug and alcohol infused partying and the vulgar new age slang will be particularly appealing to younger demographics.

Nowadays, Superhero films continue to hit theaters with unrelenting vigor. Marvel’s new film “Guardians of the Galaxy” is expected to be yet another highly profitable movie. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Bradley Cooper, “Guardians of the Galaxy” tells the story of Peter Quill, a space adventurer who finds himself to be the source of commotion after finding a special orb. Set to hit theaters August 1st, “Guardians of the Galaxy” looks to continue the trend of high-grossing superhero films as many before it.

We all remember the first Transformers starring Shia LaBeouf and his crime-fighting partner Megan Fox, who was the obvious eye candy of the film. Although both actors have departed from the film, the series rolls on with Mark Wahlberg as the new robot-fighting protagonist. Hitting theaters June 27th, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” looks to pick up where the last movie left off with yet another adversarial android civilization threatening Earth’s existence.  As long as director Michael Bay is heading the production of the film, the new Transformers promises to be as adventure-filled and action-packed as the three films that came before it.  

This year’s lineup of summer films is one of vast array. While  “22 Jump Street” is one of the more hyped comedy films of the season, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is representative of your everyday sci-fi superhero movie. In addition, “Transformers” is set to release its fourth film as it promises to be as thrilling as its prequels.  Despite the fact that the sun will be shining and the clouds will be minimal, how about heading to the theater for a good movie and some air conditioning?

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Miles Essner is a junior at Half Hollow Hills High School West. Miles has been editor of the Arts and Entertainment section of the newspaper since freshman year. Miles aspires to have an occupation in media arts; working behind the camera has been a dream of his for a long time. Films such as Pulp Fiction and The Godfather heavily influence him. In school, Miles is more geared towards the social science subjects of school including Social Studies and English; he uses the knowledge and skill from these classes to help put out the finest possible writing. Miles is also a well-accomplished percussionist and is part of the High School West Music Honor Society. Miles is heavily driven and well versed in the entertainment scene for which he covers.