HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 Cast: Jau Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, Cate Blanchett Director: Dean DeBlois
22 JUMP STREET
One of the best original animations over the past few years gets the inevitable sequel treatment. It’s been five years since Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his trusty dragon Toothless, successfully united the inhabitants of the Island of Berk – led by Gerard Butler’s Stoick the Vast.
They uncover a home to hundreds of wild dragons and the mysterious dragon rider that threatens to change the new-found peace and stability on the island forever. Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill and Pompeii’s Kit Harington round off a star-studded voice cast in a movie that is currently the bookies’ favourite to be the biggest blockbuster of the summer.
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Early signs point to this being the romance of the summer as Divergent’s breakout stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort portray an unconventional relationship – after falling in love at a cancer support group.
If getting through High School again was hard enough, they must now make the next step up by infiltrating college to tackle a new case – but it ends up being a test of their friendship.
Dave Franco (Bad Neighbours), Peter Stormare (Armageddon) and the returning Ice Cube co-star.
Previews June 28 & 29
With harmony between the dragons and Vikings – and dragon racing being the island’s new favourite sport – life is great, until Hiccup and pals stumble across an ice cave that could change everything.
After the surprising comedy success of 21 Jump Street, undercover cops Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) move across the street for their new project.
Their important mission threatens to become secondary to these two overgrown adolescents finally finding their path – as going to college might just be the best thing to have happened to them.
They star as Hazel and Gus, two teenagers who share the same outlook on life – with sarcastic wit and disdain for the conventional – as their love sweeps them on a heartwarming journey.
With Hazel’s other constant companion being her oxygen tank, and Gus constantly joking about his prosthetic leg, this tale could just be a different change of pace compared to the summer big guns.
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