The summer movie lineup is like a pizza buffet. There are the fresh pizzas made with normal ingredients you know will be good – summer blockbusters with movie stars and good plots. There are the pizzas with weird toppings that have been under the heat lamp for too long because nobody will try them – crappy movies that studios make just because they need a summer movie. And then there is the quirky pizza that you would never order at home but is perfect at the buffet because you can eat just one slice – the crowd pleaser you’ll go with your friends when you need something to do and can’t decide what movie to go see. Bon Appétit!
I expect this film to blow Borat out of the water in absurdities and in enjoyment factor. Americans were shocked and appalled by people's reactions when Sasha Baron Cohen posed as a clueless foreigner, I can only imagine the reaction when he is playing up America's most terrifying nightmare: a gay man.
When the director of Monsters, Inc. and the writer of Finding Nemo get together, there is veritable reason to be excited about a movie. If any film can convince me old people aren’t just a nuisance it’s a Disney movie about a widowed former balloon salesman.
I love Johnny Depp more than your average heterosexual male, but even I was getting tired of seeing him in Tim Burton movies. If director Michael Mann was able to make Tom Cruise look like a badass in Collateral, I can’t wait to see what he has done with Depp as notorious bank robber John Dillinger.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
The Harry Potter has had its ups and downs with me. I’m a huge fan of the books, so I hold the films to a higher standard that I feel is warranted. With that in mind, director David Yates gave us the best Potter movie we’d seen yet in Order of the Phoenix, so the fact that he has returned for Half Blood Prince is promising.
I can picture Quintin Tarantino in a coked-out haze typing away at his keyboard, desperate to make Brad Pitt and BJ Novak look like badasses. I'm not entirely sold on this movie, but I'm desperately curious to find out with Tarantino has cooked up.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Much like Mr. MacLennan, I love to watch shit blow up almost as much as I like to watch people fall down, and I think the new Transformers might set a record for most stuff blown up in a movie. Not to mention Megan Fox is in it, which requires no explanation for my excitement.