Summer Flicks: Part Two

May 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Summertime. The perfect season to waste time at the theater with your best friends, girlfriend/boyfriend, old buddies. No one really wants to catch up at the theater watching a sobfest of a film. You’re in luck though, many many comedies are coming out this summer and I’m hear to tell you on which ones to waste that time and money.

The “Treating My Girl to a Movie but Don’t Want a Major Chick Flick” Movie
Midnight in Paris: Starring Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams, this rom-com (that’s for you Meghan) takes place in, believe it or not, Paris, France. It follows a couple vacationing in the beautiful and when Gil (Owen Wilson) just isn’t satisfied with the museum visits and expensive cafes and takes off in the middle of the night only to find the magic that Paris has to offer. A light-hearted fun film that your girl will love and you won’t hate. Look for it May 20.

The “Movie Date With My Boy but I’m Not Watching a Bunch of Things Explode” Movie
The Change Up: A little cliche but the cast might make up for it. Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman are complete opposite best friends. Reynolds the single, womanizing freeloader. And Bateman the married family man. One night after a night at the bar, they wish they each other’s life. Lightning flashes, the wind blows, and they switch places. It’s been done before but I have a soft spot for Jason Bateman (and Ryan Reynolds for that matter). In theaters August 5.

The “Taking My Little Sister to the Movies but I am NOT Seeing a Cheesy Teen Flick” Movie
Monte Carlo: Bear with me here. A slight cheesy teen flick but it looks to be tolerable. Starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Katie Cassidy. The three girls travel to Britain on a summer vacation when Gomez is mistaken as a British pop star and the girls take advantage of it – living the luxurious Europe life they’ve been dying for. Selena Gomez is definitely one of the lesser annoying Disney stars so I wouldn’t be opposed to taken a younger sibling to see this. Opens July 1.

The “Don’t Watch With Your Parents” Movies
Friends with Benefits: Yes, it is the same thing as No Strings Attached. Exact storyline but starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Will probably be funnier because of JT, but my hopes are not high. Timberlake and Kunis are friends and agree to sleep with each other without having a relationship – “friends with benefits”. The trailer shows some funny JT one liners. Should be amusing. In theaters July 22.

What’s Your Number: Anna Faris has had her fair share of dating and is tired of looking for the right guy. After hitting her sexual limit of 20 guys she calls each one looking for Mr. Right. Chris Evans plays or male costar who helps her find the right guy. Anna Faris is less stupid in this movie and Chris Evans is super good looking. A bunch of cameos like Andy Samberg, Joel McHale, Mike Vogel and plenty of others. Look for it in theaters September 30.

The “Seeing a Movie with a Large Group of People and Need to Please Everyone” Movies
Bad Teacher: Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel. Pretty sure that’s all I need to say. Cameron Diaz is the world’s worst teacher when she meets the man of her dreams. The catch? He likes big breasts. Diaz learns that the teacher with the highest test scores gets a huge bonus which will get her her huge surgery. Jason Segel plays the hilarious gym teacher, scene stealer type. Very excited for this film full of one liners and hilarity. Opens June 24.

Horrible Bosses: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis are stuck at their jobs with the worst bosses imaginable (Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Ferrell). The solution? Kill them. The hysterical trio take matters into their own hands and attempt to kill off their awful superiors. In theaters July 8.

30 Minutes or Less: Pizza delivery guy Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) finds himself delivering to two criminals (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) who kidnap him, strap a bomb to his chest, and tell him he has to rob a bank for him. Nick recruits his best friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) to complete the mission and hilarity ensues. I have a major crush on Jesse Eisenberg so you can expect me to go watch that. Look for it August 12.

Other movies to keep an eye on:

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The Hangover: Part II
The Art of Getting By
Last Night
Road to Nowhere
Brigton Rock


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