Summer Flicks: Part One
May 10, 2011 § 2 Comments
It’s been much too long since my last update. I sincerely apologize. Finals were a killer, but I made it out alive and am so ready to give you regular updates now that the summer as begun!
Speaking of summer: let’s talk movies, yeah? Summer’s always a big time for movies and there’s always a lot of hype for certain ones. I’ll give ya a short run down of most of the movies coming out this summer. Let’s get started!
Go watch these movies with your action-hero-loving dads
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon: This is the third installment of the Transformers franchise and I’m pretty excited about it. It’s gonna be a little different with a new leading lady – losing the emotional connection between Megan Fox and the Transformers – but somehow I think we’ll be fine. Plus, Michael Bay can make some movies, man! Expect lots of explosions and heart wrenching scenes of robots getting hurt – don’t tell me your heart wasn’t breaking when they kidnapped Bumble Bee in the first one! Comes out July 1.
The Green Lantern: I’m a little unsure about this one. Big Ryan Reynolds fan but I think this may be a little too serious of role for him. Nevertheless, it’s been getting big reviews so I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt. The long line of superhero movies is coming to an end and I’m hoping this movie ends the succession well. Release June 17.
X-Men First Class: I’ve always liked movies that showed the origins of characters. X-Men: Origins was a success as was the rest of the X-Men series, so I have high expectations for this film. I’ll definitely be watching this (I have a soft spot for James McAvoy). Comes out June 3.
Go watch this movie if you want to cry for days
Beautiful Boy: I’m warning you now, this movie is going to be intense. This movie follows a husband and wife on the brink of divorce who just find out their son committed a mass shooting. Watch the trailer and you’ll already feel the heaviness of this movie. The writing and acting look to be impressive and should be a great movie. But be warned, this isn’t your light hearted flick of the summer. Look for it in June.
Go watch these movies if you’re looking for a cathartic drama
The Beaver: Hear me out. Please. I know, Mel Gibson is not my favorite individual either, but I’ve been hearing really great things about this! This movie focuses on Walter Black, a troubled husband and father struggling with his life. He adopts a hand-puppet beaver through which he communicates to those around him. I was not expecting great things from this – I wasn’t even expecting good things from this. I have heard, however, that this could be Gibson’s comeback role. I probably won’t be spending the money to see it theaters (let’s be real, I’m too cheap for the theaters in any situation) but it’s going on the queue immediately. Look for this movie at your local theater now.
Everything Must Go: I’m pretty excited about this one. Will Ferrell plays a guy that loses his job and gets kicked out of his house. He resolves to setting up shop on his front lawn and selling everything he owns. He befriends a young neighborhood boy and adventures ensue. Looking forward to Will Ferrell in a more serious role, I know he’ll do a great job. Should be an inspirational kind of drama – definitely on the queue. Coming to a theater near you this Friday, May 13.
Go watch these movies with your hip-indie-artistic-film friends
Hesher: Mmmm Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Despite the long hair, I love him. Hesher is a troubled youth – and by youth I mean youngerish gentleman – who “befriends” a small boy, T.J., as his mentor but also as his tormentor. Expect an emotional rollercoaster, great character development, and some good tunes. Starring Rainn Wilson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Natalie Portman, this star studded cast shouldn’t disappoint. As an indie film, it will not be released nationally. Put it on the queue, folks!
Another Earth: The concept of this movie is incredibly intriguing. A second Earth is discovered and a young girl who regrets a terrible mistake of hers wins the opportunity to visit “Earth 2” and meet her other self. It’s going to be a beautiful movie and, as I can tell, heartwrenching. Good concept with a great story. I may even spend the cash for this one. To be released July 20.
Restless: The story of a terminally ill girl who falls for boy that crashes funerals. The movie follows the adventures of the couple and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII. Mia Wasikowski plays the heroine. I’ve been so intrigued by the actress lately who has performed superbly in movies such as Alice in Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right. Not sure what the movie has in store but it’s intriguing. On the queue! Coming to theaters September 16.
That’s all I’ve got right now, kids. Please keep checking back for a second update. I’ll do my best to have something up for all of you by the weekend (or maybe by Monday).