Movie-goers around the world will be grabbing their popcorn before catching this summer’s blockbuster hits.
One of the most anticipated movies of all-time flies into theatres this June. In Man of Steel, journalist Clark Kent must use his super powers to save the world.
“[It’s] the reboot of Superman. When you put Christopher Nolan in front of it you know it’s going to be a little more darker, edgier, even the Superman costume is different in this one,” said Mark Mazrimas, Marketing Manager for Classic Cinemas.
Summer is the time for big special effects movies, comedies, and kid flicks. We’ve already seen the premiers of multi-million dollar makers Iron Man 3, Star Trek: Into Darkness, and The Great Gatsby. The next onslaught of motion pictures is fun-loving, full of humor, and action packed.
“In Fast and Furious 6, everybody is back, Vin Diesel, The Rock, Paul Walker. Car chases and car crashes it will be a big hit. Todd Phillips is bringing the wolf pack back for Hangover III he’s saying “This is it,”’ Mazrimas said. “So, the trilogy will end. I think they’re going back to Vegas so you know bad things are going to happen and it’s going to be R rated no surprises there.”
It’s been over a decade since we’ve seen top “scarer” Sully and his one-eyed assistant Mike from Monster’s Inc. This June, a prequel of their story will give us a better look at the two in their college days at Monsters University.
On July 3rd, the long awaited Despicable Me 2 hits theatres.
Steve Carrell is once again voicing the role of Gru, a criminal mastermind turned loving father figure to three orphan girls.
Mazrimas says “It is a great lineup of movies. I think kind of something for everyone and maybe a few that I’m really looking forward to seeing.”
One film Mazrimas said could surprise us in the box office is a magical picture called Now You See Me starring Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, and Isla Fischer.
“I got to see it at a screening a couple weeks ago in LA and I have to tell you it’s a wonderful caper movie for illusionists onstage in Vegas and while they’re onstage they rob a bank and the whole audience gets rewarded with the money so it’s Robin Hood-esque,” said the movie enthusiast.
Speaking of money, the top five movies so far this summer have already raked in more than $3736.1 million proving that movie-goers around the world will always return for the two-hour escape.
“We are still here even with all of the technology and the changes people have still come to the movies and I think they will continue to as long as Hollywood keeps turning out some good film product for us,” he added.
Other movies debuting this summer include White House Down, After Earth, and The Internship starring Owen Wilson and Chicago’s very own Vince Vaughn.
But if you hate spending full price at the movies, you’re in luck.
Every Wednesday morning, the Ogden Theatre 6 on Ogden Avenue and Naperville Road will host their annual movie Wednesdays.
The nine-week series will return for the summer on June 12th. Admission costs only $1 per person.
Each Wednesday the movie will start at 10 a.m. but doors will open at nine so kids can meet some of their favorite characters and participate in games and other activities.
Classic Cinemas will show only G and PG rated films including Madagascar 3, Hotel Transylvania, and Ice Age: Continental Drift. The last movie shown on August 7th is unannounced to be a surprise.
“What a great field trip for a day? Very affordable so that’s why I think it’s such a hit for the community,” said Mazrimas.
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