Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Summer Movies

I received my favorite Entertainment Weekly issue of the year yesterday afternoon: the Summer Movie Preview. Going to "Observe & Report" this past Saturday with the temperature hovering around 72, I was reminded of how pleasing it is to go to the movies during the sunniest time of the year.

Some of the big tentpole movies to be released over the next few months include Wolverine, DaVinci Code 2, Terminator 4, Night at the Museum 2, Pixar's Up, Land of the Lost, Transformers 2, Ice Age 3, Harry Potter 6, G.I. Joe, and Halloween 2 (I'm only interested in 4 of those 11).

The 5 films I'm looking forward to seeing the most are (click on the links to view the trailers):

Bruno, the creator of Borat brings another eccentric character to life

Star Trek, going back to where it all began (I don't know who the first guy pictured below is, but the second is Kirk, then Scotty, Bones, Sulu, and Uhura)

Funny People, Adam Sandler has a near-death experience, Seth Rogen also stars

Final Destination Death Trip 3-D, cheating death again, this time in three dimensions (no trailer available at this time)

The Hangover, insanity in Vegas


Rocketstar said...

Bruno should be great.

Timothy Smith said...

Nothing sounds all that exciting to me except maybe Code 2, is that the Angels and Demons I hear about?

If the Catholic church is against it I bet I will like it.

Thomas said...

Rocket, I'm counting on it (I went to see Borat 7 times, the most times I'd been to a single movie since T2 in '91).

Tim, right, Angels and Demons is the sorta-sequel to the DaVinci Code. It's not going to be as incendiary as the first film, but hopefully will be more compelling (the original struck me as fairly boring).

Timothy Smith said...

The last movie to really surprise me at the theater was Enemy at the Gates. I saw that 5-6 times in the theater and thought it was much better than Private Ryan which I also saw multiple times.

Thomas said...

Are you sure you didn't go to Gates multiple times just to see the sex scene between Jude Law and Rachel Weisz?

I kid. Wow, I don't think I could watch a war movie more than twice, but that kinda stuff is much more up your alley then mine.

Timothy Smith said...

I go to the theater for the sound, once you bring a war movie home its just not the same.

disestablishingpuritanism said...

I enjoyed the Final Destination films thus far. Creepy. Glad to see you added a still photo from "Lost." What a bummer last night, huh? It was advertised last week like another episode would appear. Instead, it's a guy's monotonous, narrative voice over repeating what viewers already know. I guess ABC did this since the sweeps start next week.

Lindsey said...

Hi Thomas! I really want to see 'Star Trek' after reading the revies, and definitely at the top of that list is 'Funny People.' Adam Sandler has always been one of my favorite comedic talents :)