You may have licence to watch garbage, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing good coming out in theaters. Save your souls if you can with our guide to this summer’s must-sees. 


Godzilla (opens May 15)
Yay: Kaiju, Bryan Cranston
Nay: Whitewashing, cultural appropriation

X-Men: Days of Future Past (opens May 22)
Yay: Great cast, including our BFFs Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page and Peter Dinklage
Nay: Just a tad formulaic

Edge of Tomorrow (opens Jun 5)
Yay: Emily Blunt
Nay: Tom Cruise

A Million Ways to Die in the West (opens Jun 12)
Yay: Seth MacFarlane and Neil Patrick Harris’s bro de force!
Nay: See above

Transformers: Age of Extinction (opens Jun 26)
Yay: Robots in disguise
Nay: Michael Bay, explosions

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (opens Jul 10)
Yay: Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) directs
Nay: Eighth film in the franchise

Hercules (opens Jul 24)
Yay: The Rock
Nay: Awful hair and makeup job


Fading Gigolo (opens May 15)
Yay: Woody Allen stars
Nay: Not a Woody Allen movie

The Canyons (opens May 22)
Yay: Bret Easton Ellis, Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, Paul Schrader
Nay: It’s terrible

Chef (opens Jun 5)
Yay: Showed at SXSW, food trucks
Nay: It’s an Avengers reunion

Under the Skin (opens Jun 12)
Yay: Scarlett Johansson as alien succubus
Nay: It’s only fiction

Tammy (opens Jul 5)
Yay: Woman writes, produces and stars in her own movie
Nay: Too much Melissa McCarthy

Jupiter Ascending (opens Jul 17)
Yay: The Wachowskis, Mila Kunis as a royal janitor
Nay: Channing Tatum an unconvincing werewolf

22 Jump Street (opens Jul 24)
Yay: Sequel to 21 Jump Street
Nay: Can’t be as good as 21 Jump Street


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Blue Is the Warmest Color

Editor's Rating: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Léa Seydoux
Adèle Exarchopoulos
Directed By: 
Abdellatif Kechiche

Blue won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in May 2013, after which it was commercially released in France and the US in October and in the UK in November. So why are we only seeing it on the big screen now? Probably all the red tape between the film’s distributor and the MDA, which rejected the original cut due to the extensive—both in terms of duration and, um, variety—lesbian sex scenes. In case you were wondering (of course you were), these by-now-infamous scenes won’t be in the local version. But the film is pretty solid nonetheless.

Opening Date: 
Thu, 2014-05-01
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Clara Lim