Release date: July 10, 2015
Studio: Universal Pictures
Directors: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Screenwriter: Brian Lynch
Starring: Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Allison Janney, Sandra Bullock, Jon HammPlot Summary: “Minions” begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, “Minions” evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters–from T. rex to Napoleon–the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he–alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob–ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss.
# 3 – Pixels
Release date: July 24, 2015
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Director: Chris Columbus
Screenwriters: Tim Herlihy, Tim Dowling
Starring: Adam Sandler, Brian Cox, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad
Plot Summary: When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
Release date: July 17, 2015
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios
Director: Peyton Reed
Screenwriters: Adam McKay, Paul Rudd, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish
Starring: Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Rudd, Michael DouglasPlot Summary: Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Release date: July 1, 2015
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Alan Taylor
Screenwriters: Patrick Lussier, Laeta Kalorgridis
Starring: Sandrine Holt, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, Michael Gladis, Emilia Clarke, Dayo OkeniyiPlot Summary: When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…