The summer blockbuster season officially kicks off this Friday when Wolverine claws its way into theatres--well, for those of you who haven't downloaded it online already. So, we at The Movie Press thought we'd help you weed through the many, many, many flicks being thrown your way. Since there are so many films this summer we may never see the sun, we each took turns perfecting our top five most anticipated summer films.
First of all, Old School makes me laugh real hard, so a new flick by Todd Phillips is probably a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Don't believe me? A sequel is already in the works. Secondly: Bradley Cooper. 'Nough said.
AWAY WE GO
A rom com featuring John Krasinksi and Maya Rudolph directed by Sam Mendes--yes, of American Beauty fame? I think I'm sold on curiosity alone. Check out the trailer. It looks pretty, pretty, pretty good.
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Ummm...I'm a dork, and I'm excited. So sue me. Do I really need to explain this further?
JULIE & JULIA
Four words: Meryl Streep. Julia Child. Case closed. Oh, wait? Also starring Amy Adams? Well, shit then... Plus, I read the book about a bored Long Island secretary (originally from ATX, woot woot) who decides to cook every recipe in Child's The Art of French Cooking, and it was really amazing, cute, and wonderfully insightful on the life of Child. Cannot wait.
THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE
In keeping with my theme of beloved books becoming movies, I am beyond excited for this film since the book is probably the last to make me openly sob. Don't judge. Add Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana, and you have yourself a fantastical time traveling main character in a wonderful love story. I pray they don't fuck it up.
Guilty Pleasure Pick
Sorry to steal this from you, Greg! I have a weird soft spot for Sandra Bullock and her romantic comedy ways. What? She has great comedic timing and is so damn likable. In the mix are Ryan Reynolds and that kooky old lady from Golden Girls (RIP Bea Arthur), which means you got yourself a perfect date movie.
Okay, so I don't have any huge blockbuster films on this list, but this may be the first summer in a long time where actual good shit is being released alongside all the action adventure. Plus, Greg's list will no doubt contain more of the action, explosion-y films, so be on the lookout for that shortly.
What films are you hoping to beat the summer heat with?