May 1st represents the start of the Summer Blockbuster season and we've got the trailers and release dates all organized for you! We're using the official release dates even though most of these movies are technically in theaters the previous evening. Yeah, I don't get it either-- some accounting thing, I'll bet.



Avengers: Age of Ultron

Starring the freakin' Avengers. Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor and the rest try to save the world again. Their enemy this time is an unexpectedly sentient robot named Ultron (played by, err, voiced by James Spader). Super heros and stuff blowing up, it should be awesome.



Hot Pursuit

A comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara probably doesn't qualify as a summer blockbuster per se, but it does look to be the biggest movie scheduled for the week on account of studios avoiding bumping into the Avengers in week 2.



Mad Max: Fury Road

The trailer for the Mad Max reboot doesn't look all that great, but with original Mad Max director George Miller at the helm, it has potential. STom Hardy and Charlize Theron star in the reboot.  There seems to be more buzz about the video that doesn't drop until September.


Pitch Perfect 2

Much like Avengers, you already know whether or not you want to see it. That is likely the only thing the Avengers and Pitch Perfect have in common. The cast features  Anna Kendrick Anna KendrickSkylar AstinRebel WilsonAnna Camp, and Brittany Snow.




An imaginative original (non-sequel or reboot) movie with beautiful cinematography, it could be huge or it could be Hugo. Hugo, a wonderful film with a similar vibe that was lackluster at the box office but better appreciated afterwards. Stars like George Clooney & Hugh Laurie and a Memorial Day Weekend release suggest big success. This one is high on my list.



San Andreas

Any summer movie with Duane "The Rock" Johnson qualifies as a blockbuster: it's a rule. With the likes of Jurassic World and  Entourage set to release in early June, this disaster movie will likely have a brief reign at the top of the box office.



With all the wiz-bang, CGI effects laden movies out there, a Cameron Crowe directed romantic comedy movie with an unbelievably deep cast could gain a whole heck of a lot of traction. Consider: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin.  That's impressive.


Come back to at the end of May for a preview of June's blockbusters!

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