June 6th - 8th-
Next up is the aforementioned romance movie in The Fault in Our Stars. The movie is based on the recent best-selling novel of the same name by author John Green. The movie is about Hazel and Gus. Hazel carries an oxygen tank around with her while Gus has a prosthetic leg. They met at a cancer support group. So yes, the circumstances are very unique, which could give the movie some heartwarming messages that would make it more than just your average romance movie. It's interesting to note that our two lovers in the movie are played by Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. The two actors recently teamed up in Divergent where they played brother and sister, so they try out a much different role this time around.
Since I didn't mention it during May, let me quickly mention the expansion of the movie Chef. It opened in limited release during May, getting strong reviews. It got an official nationwide release in the last weekend with just over 600 theaters, but now gets expanded out more to over 1,000 theaters. Chef is a movie that is directed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau. It also stars Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr. It also features Jon Favreau himself as an actor in the movie as well as Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman and John Leguizamo. The movie is a comedy about a chef who starts up his own food truck after getting fired from his previous job.
June 13th - 15th-
Matching up against How to Train Your Dragon 2 is another highly anticipated sequel in 22 Jump Street. Based off the 80's TV show starring Johnny Depp, 21 Jump Street became a surprise hit back in 2012, earning over $200 million worldwide. Starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, the movie was about two young-looking cops that were sent undercover to a high school to help solve a crime. Now the duo is back, but this time they are sent undercover to a college to help solve a crime. The trailer for the movie has provided lots of laughs which should easily convince fans of the first movie to come back and experience more of Tatum and Hill.
Opening in limited release this week and getting a nationwide expansion the following week is The Rover. It's way too early to be talking Oscars right now, but if there was one movie from the month of June that I had to bet on, this would be it. The slogan for the movie is "Fear the man with nothing else to lose." As that suggests, it is about a man who is hunting down the men that took away his last possession, his car. It's directed by David Michod (Animal Kingdom), written by him and Joel Edgerton, and stars Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson and Scoot McNairy.
June 20th - 22nd-
Opening against Think Like a Man Too is the Clint Eastwood directed musical Jersey Boys. Jersey Boys is actually a popular Broadway Musical and thus fans of the musical could be interested in checking out the movie version. The movie tells the story of the musical group The Four Seasons. The audience for the movie could be fairly limited with the movie picking up an R-rating. R-rated musicals don't happen that often and there's probably a reason for that. But if Jersey Boys fans and/or The Four Seasons fans show up this, it could be a decent hit. Director Clint Eastwood has never been a surefire box office draw, whether it be in front or behind the camera. But it's been a while since he's directed a movie, 2011's J. Edgar to be exact, so perhaps Eastwood fans might show up to see a movie of his again.
June 27th - 29th-