A list of summer film openings.
Note: later openings subject to change.
• “Edge of Tomorrow”: Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is thrown into a suicide mission as an alien race assaults the Earth. Although the enemy kills him within minutes, Cage is thrown into a time loop and inexplicably relives the combat over and over again.
• “The Fault in Our Stars”: Brings John Green’s bestselling novel to the screen. Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who fall in love in a cancer support group while learning to survive with life-long illnesses.
• “22 Jump Street”: Officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) graduate from the high school scene and head to the local college as undercover cops.
• “How to Train Your Dragon 2”: Viking Hiccup returns with his faithful dragon, Toothless, to save the world from a nefarious enemy.
• “Obvious Child”: Jenny Slate plays a stand-up comedian who gets pregnant after a one-night stand and needs to find a way to tell the father that she plans to get an abortion.
• “Jersey Boys”: Clint Eastwood presents a film version of the famed musical about the iconic 60s rock group, The Four Seasons.
• “The Rover”: Writer-director David Michod sets his drama in a post-apocalyptic time when a man (Guy Pearce) holds hostage the injured member of a gang (Robert Pattinson) that is terrorizing the Australian outback.
• “Think Like a Man Too”: Inspired by Steve Harvey’s book “Act Like a Lady,” the film revolves around a group of couples that finds itself in compromising situations while vacationing in Las Vegas.
• “Venus in Fur”: Roman Polanski adapts David Ives Tony Award-winning dark comedy about a director unable to find an actress for his new play until Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) shows up for the casting call with loads of talent but also whips and a taste for sadism.
• “Transformers: Age of Extinction”: Revamps the world of Autobots and Decepticons with a new story line and a new central character, starring Mark Wahlberg in Shia LaBeouf’s place.
• “Deliver Us From Evil”: Eric Bana plays a cop who teams with a devil-banishing type of priest (Edgar Ramirez) to investigate a spate of crimes.
• “Tammy”: Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”) takes the lead in this road trip movie about a woman whose lost job and cheating husband inspire her to drive to Niagara Falls with her lewd, alcoholic grandmother (Susan Sarandon).
“Begin Again”: John Carney (“Once”) presents another music-driven dramedy. Mark Ruffalo plays a recently fired record executive who stumbles upon a musician (Keira Knightley) who has been living in the shadow of her rock star ex-boyfriend.
• “Boyhood”: On the heels of an Oscar nomination for “Before Midnight,” writer-director Richard Linklater presents an unorthodox coming-of-age movie. Linklater shot the film over 12 years to show the real age progression of actor Ellar Coltrane, who is now 19.
(*) “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”: The movie takes place a decade after 2011’s surprise smash “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and finds primate Caesar (a CGI version of Andy Serkis) and his colony taking on mankind.
(*) “Jupiter Ascending”: The Wachowski siblings, masterminds of the “Matrix” trilogy, wrote and directed this futuristic fantasy about Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a cleaning woman who finds out she’s destined to rule the universe.
“The Purge: Anarchy”: The sequel to the James DeMonaco horror flick about an annual 12-hour period where any crime becomes legalized.
(*) “A Most Wanted Man”: Philip Seymour Hoffman, in one of his last movies, plays a German intelligence agent who will stop at nothing to figure out whether a mysterious immigrant has terrorist connections.
“Hercules”: The second Hercules movie of the year with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the muscled, adventurous son of Zeus.
“Sex Tape”: When a married couple, played by Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz, try to spice up their romance by making a home movie, things definitely get interesting — but not in the way they expected.
• “Calvary”: Brendan Gleeson stars as a priest whose life is threatened by a mysterious figure during confession. Written by John Michael McDonagh.
• “Get on Up”: After playing Jackie Robinson in last spring’s “42,” actor Chadwick Boseman portrays another important historical figure: funk icon James Brown.
• “Guardians of the Galaxy”: Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill, the leader of a ragtag group of oddballs that might save the universe in this Marvel adaptation.
• “Into the Storm”: A natural disaster film directed by Steven Quale and starring Richard Armitage.
• “Lucy”: Writer-director Luc Besson has Scarlett Johansson playing the role of a woman with supercharged brainpower and killer instincts who sets out to take down the men who turned her into a warrior genius.
• “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”: Duuuude. The artfully named heroes in a half-shell have awakened from their long slumber for a new live action adventure.
• “What If”: Zoe Kazan plays the manic pixie dreamgirl yet again in this romantic dramedy about a guy (Daniel Radcliffe) who falls for a girl; when he finds out she’s taken, they decide to be friends.
• “The Giver”: Lois Lowry’s Newberry Medal-winning novel comes to life in this movie about a futuristic society where pain and suffering have been erased from memory through government-sanctioned injections. But when one boy learns of the secret, he becomes the target of Big Brother.
• “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”: Director Robert Rodriguez ushers another stylized adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novels on to the screen.
• “Love Is Strange”: This lightly comic drama follows a gay couple (John Lithgow and Alfred Molina) living in New York. When they decide to get married, one loses his job, and the men end up separated as houseguests as they find affordable living arrangements.