This summer is looking to be a summer of sequels and remakes (much like previous ones), implant filled with potential blockbusters. Hopefully 2011 will prove to be a successful and exciting summer, sovaldi sale since 2010 was a complete bore with only Iron Man 2 and Toy Story 3 to dominate the summer blockbuster scene. But, being a chick, you know, out of the two words “nerd chick”, I also enjoy a good drama in addition to the comic book heroes coming out to smack us dab in the face this summer. Since I’m a film addict, I’ll be bringing you what I’m looking forward to month by month. Without further ado, here is the first post in this series on the movies that I am most looking forward to this summer and the ones others are most looking forward to as well.
MAY 13: Bridesmaids
Judd Apatow’s new movie that focuses on the women, a women’s “The Hangover”, as you will. I was looking forward to seeing this, but was sorely disappointed when I saw this in theatre. Review to come next week. Kristin Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Rose Byrne stars.
MAY 27: The Hangover, Part II
Here they go, all over it again, this time in Thailand. Add Liam Neeson into the mix, and it sounds intriguing. I never found the first part all that hilarious, (yes, I am one of THOSE people) so I’m hoping Part II will live up to its name and be even more funny than the first (which I have been told is, thanks to one of my lucky friends who saw it already). Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha star. Lots of famous guest stars will make cameos in this one as well. I’m looking forward to it.
MAY 13: Everything Must Go
Will Ferrell plays Nick Halsey who gets fired from her job, his wife leaves him, he starts drinking again and decides to sell all his valuables at a yard sale. Will Ferrell playing a “normal” character has me interested. Ever since “Stranger than Fiction” I have great hopes in this film, as I’m a sucker for inspirational and quirky dramedies, which “Everything Must Go” looks to be.
MAY 27: The Tree of Life
I don’t know much about the film, but the trailer is certainly gorgeous with music and imagery that steals my heart. It follows the story of Jack, set in the 1950s, who has lost his illusion of innocence due to something he sees with his father. Jack, played by Sean Penn and his father, played by Brad Pitt seeks to find the origins and meaning of life through his upbringing into the modern world. Directed by Terrence Malick.
Here are a few that are sure to be on everyone’s “to look out for” list, but doesn’t quite hit my priority list, but I will go see if I get a chance to see it ahead of release, or it’s praised by friends who have seen them:
MAY 6: Thor
The only one from MARVEL’s Avengers that is a God, who strikes down on everyone with his huge hammer. Unfortunately, Gods don’t interest me. Super human beings do. Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins star, though Portman is the only actor I’m interested in watching in this due to the poor choices by Hopkins’ as of late.
MAY 20: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Here comes the fourth in the series. Penelope Cruz (who I prefer) takes over for Keira Knightley. Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane stars. I have little interest in this film, as I didn’t really like most of the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels. Though I must ask – what has Orlando Bloom been up to lately?
MAY 27: Kung Fu Panda 2
Okay, let me clarify that I LOVED Kung Fu Panda. However, I have little hope that the sequel will live up to its name. The trailer indeed is very cute and the film could be very promising, but few sequels (especially animated) have lived up to its original, so I’m not really looking forward to this as much as I should be as I really don’t want this to be a let down and make a mess of how delightful the first one was. I mean, I can’t get the fun scenes of Kung Fu Panda chasing after those XLBs with his chopsticks out of my head – how are they going to top that!?