It’s been a good year for bad words, with R-rated comedies doing exceptionally well at the box office: 22 Jump Street opened this past weekend to an estimated $60 million, and even the month-old Neighbors is still drawing a crowd. Next up is the pretend-police comedy Let’s Be Cops, which, judging by its new red-band trailer, is just as naughty as its predecessors.
It might seem like only yesterday that we took our seats for 2013’s “Iron Man 3,” “The Conjuring” and “World War Z,” but it’s time to do it again. The 2014 summer movie season kicks off this weekend with the arrival of the high-flying “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The next few months at the cineplex have in store a fairly eclectic lineup of rollicking comedies, sci-fi extravaganzas, hopeful franchise reboots, indie darlings and, of course, plenty of superhero adventures. Really, when romances starring Shailene Woodley and Daniel Radcliffe share the season with Optimus Prime, Spider-Man and Godzilla, not even the sky’s the limit.