Summertime is upon us, which means hitting the beach, barbeques, and of course going to the local multiplex to see the latest summer blockbuster movies! According to Entertainment Weekly, last year’s summer movies brought in a record high $4.76 billion! With such movies as Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Godzilla in theaters, will the summer of 2014 top it? We decided to ask an all-star panel from here at the Scrubs & Beyond headquarters what movies they are looking forward to the most this season!
Christie (Assistant Buyer): “For fun, I want to see Neighbors. I think Seth Rogan is hysterical and I have a secret crush on Zac Efron! I also want to see Yves Saint Laurent. The true story of how Yves Saint Laurent was called upon to head one of the most famous fashion houses in Paris after the unexpected death of Christian Dior. Only one year later he founded the Yves Saint Laurent Company, one of the biggest luxury brands today. He was only 21– how inspirational!”
Kathleen (HR Specialist): “My pick is Get On Up. I’ve been waiting on the James Brown story to be told for years and it’s finally been done!”
Pat (Creative Services Director): “Spider-Man 2, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Godzilla… there are so many cool movies coming out this summer, it’s tough narrowing my selection. However if I had to pick just one… my sons are really looking forward to the new Godzilla movie. Hardly a weekend goes by that we don’t find ourselves watching an old Godzilla flick.
Gigantic monsters. Screaming pedestrians. Huge explosions. What’s not to love?”
Katy (General Counsel): “Of all the movies coming out, I am most excited to see Maleficent this summer. As a kid, I was completely obsessed with all Disney movies– what little girl isn’t? Fairytale remakes are done constantly, but I always appreciate a fresh perspective, so I am eager to see what they do with Sleeping Beauty’s villianess!”
Kathryn (E-Commerce Merchandiser): “I pick X-Men: Days of Future Past. I’m really excited to see the old and new cast come together. I love summer action movies!”
Do you agree with our experts? Let us know and you could enter to win a $50 Scrubs & Beyond gift card! Here’s how to enter: Leave a comment to this post by 10AM EST on Friday, May 23, 2014 telling us what movie YOU are most looking forward to seeing this summer OR your favorite movie of all-time! (Please include your first AND last name, plus email address). We will select one comment at random on May 23 and that person will win the $50 Scrubs & Beyond gift card (one comment per person, please). We will post the winner on our Facebook page and on this blog, so check back to see if you’ve won! Good luck!