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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer Movies: What to Look For

After "Pirates of the Caribbean" opened up with $90.1 million this past weekend, I know we're officially in summer movie season. A time for big blockbusters to hit us all over the head, week after week, so that come Fall, we're begging for the melodramatic dramedies.

But.... we have a long way to go until Fall, and I can't just pass up this opportunity to look at the movie offerings as a whole! So consider this your Official 2011 Summer Movie Guide (with a little help from E! Online)...

It's already opened to a few criticisms, but a pretty good rating of 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, though it's only brought in $15.5 million so far.
Despite it's really, really poor rating of 33% on Rotten Tomatoes, it's already become the highest-grossing film of the year, and will probably stay on top for quite some time.
Funny if you want it to be... I may wait for the DVD release. But, either way, I'm really enjoying Zach Galifianakis' shaved head in the promos...

This is my "What were they thinking?!?!" summer movie. There's always one, and this wins hands-down.
This is the first "Summer Blockbuster" movie that I'm legitimately excited about... and it has 1/2 to do with how amazing Ryan Reynolds looks in that skin-tight, CGI'ed suit, and 1/2 to do with the fact that this is C's favorite comic book series and I feel like I may finally get to understand a little bit of his world.
My only thoughts on this are: Suck on that, Megan Fox! (but, you know, only if it's good. Insert "Michael Bay" if it's bad)
This is the 2nd movie I'm suuuuuuuuuuper excited about seeing this summer. The end is finally here! I stole book 7 from my sister and have until July 14 to finish (re)reading it. I love Harry Potter about average with the other HP nerds, and I'm proud of it. Can't wait!!!
The 3rd Marvel comic book movie of the summer (too much??)... it could be bad or it could be good, I'm hoping the latter, but we'll just have to see.
And finally, the finale of all finales --- Harrison Ford & Daniel Craig dress up as Cowboys and fight Aliens. There is nothing better than that story line. The only way this movie will fail is if we're all too tired of "epic" movies by the end of the summer.

Other movies to look out for....
  • "Kung Fu Panda 2" - May 27 - Jack Black is back in action. 
  • "The Tree of Life" - May 27 - Classic Brad Pitt trying to find his come-back hit movie.
  • "Super 8" - June 10 - JJ Abrams messes with our heads.
  • "Cars 2" - June 24 - Pixar. Pixar. Pixar. And, oh yeah, a Toy Story knock-off digital short.
  • "Bad Teacher" - June 24 - Cameron Diaz is a sexy teacher with low morals.
  • "Larry Crowne" - July 1 - Julia Roberts & Tom Hanks in (as far as I can tell) their first ever role together. (Please correct me if I'm wrong!)
  • "Friends With Benefits" - July 22 - Mila Kunis & Justin Timberlake have sex.
  • "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" - August 12 - Katie Holmes in a horror film.

{It's going to be a good summer!}

To figure out my movie tastes, check out all my reviews!


  1. I looking forward to The Tree of Life the most, even though I have been disappointed by Terrence Malick movies before. I think that the Hangover 2 is going to be the funniest movie of the summer (and some are saying it is funnier than the original). The third installment of the Transformers series is probably not much better than the other two, but the special effects are insane so I will end up watching it. Couple of movies you left off that I want to see: A Better Life (about an undocumented immigrant and his son), The Devil's Double (about Uday Hussein's body double), and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

  2. Yeah I made my list all movies I want to see this summer. Cannot wait. :) Some I kind of look forward to and other I may just skip...we'll see! :)