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
Moneyball
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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).

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