Super Summer Movies

Published on May 22nd, 2012

Gearing up for the Summer Blockbuster season? So are we. We rounded up a list of the huge blockbuster films were the most excited to see.  From Superheros to talking Teddy Bears, we’ve got the goods. So check out our list below and mark your calendars.

 

The Avengers is how we’ll start things off. It’s already in theaters and has prove itself worldwide to the tune of a billion dollars. I’ve seen it twice. I plan on getting the bluray, it’s worth your hard earned dollar. For a more detailed review head over to the movie review section.

Run Time: 142min.
Starring: Robert Downey, Jr. , Chris Evans ,  Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner
Director(s): Joss Whedon
Rating: PG-13
Plot: The Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.

 

 

Men In Black 3, is the first film from Will Smith in a long time. The second movie was pretty bad, so we hope this one is better than that. There’s always potential with this

Theatrical Release Date: 05/25/2012
Run Time: 105min.
Starring: Will Smith , Tommy Lee Jones , Josh Brolin , Jemaine Clement , Alice Eve
Director(s): Barry Sonnenfeld
Rating: PG-13
Plot: In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him – secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

 

Snow White & The Huntsman is one of the movies I’m personally the most excited for. I just hope Kristen Stewart’s acting is better than the role of “Bella.” The bright side is, Chris Hemsworth is one of the leads and will probably make the movie for me, I really enjoy him.

Theatrical Release Date: 06/01/2012
Run Time: 127min.
Starring: Kristen Stewart , Charlize Theron , Chris Hemsworth
Director(s): Rupert Sanders
Rating: PG-13
Plot: In the epic action-adventure ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ Kristen Stewart plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the one girl threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) who was dispatched to kill her.

 

 

 

Prometheus is basically the prequel to the Alien films. I haven’t watched them in a really long time. Mostly because they scare the crap out of me. But I really enjoy Michael Fassbender, and I’m curious to see where they take this film.


Theatrical Release Date: 06/08/2012
Run Time: 124min.
Starring: Noomi Rapace , Michael Fassbender , Charlize Theron , Logan Marshall-Green
Director(s): Ridley Scott
Rating: R
Plot: Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With ‘Prometheus,’ he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

 

 

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.. enough said. But I’ll add more. Okay beyond the whole Vampire fad, the effects look awesome. Plus the whole History retold with a twist kind of thing is appealing. Tim Burton also has a hand in this film, and that’s “usually” a good thing.


Theatrical Release Date: 06/22/2012
Starring: Benjamin Walker , Dominic Cooper , Anthony Mackie , Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Director(s): Timur Bekmambetov
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Plot: Abraham Lincoln is reinvented as a vampire-killing president in this Timur Bekmambetov-directed action picture starring Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, and Dominic Cooper. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith adapts his own book for 20th Century Fox.

 

 

 

Magic Mike, Channing Tatum’s kind of true life stripper story. Okay so this one probably will just appeal to the ladies. But we do sit through mind numbing action flicks for our boyfriends.  So it’s well deserved.


Theatrical Release Date: 06/29/2012
Starring: Channing Tatum , Alex Pettyfer , Matthew McConaughey , Matthew Bomer
Director(s): Steven Soderbergh
Rating: R
Plot: Channing Tatum stars in this drama following an upstart male stripper (Alex Pettyfer) who is mentored by a veteran dancer, played by Tatum. Steven Soderbergh directed from a script by Reid Carolin, whose screenplay was inspired by Tatum’s work as a stripper before he made it in Hollywood.

 

 

 

Ted. A kid wishes his teddy bear was alive, it comes true. They grow up, and ted becomes a cynical, profane, talking teddy bear.. yes please.


Theatrical Release Date: 06/29/2012
Starring: Mark Wahlberg , Mila Kunis , Seth MacFarlane , Giovanni Ribisi
Director(s): Seth MacFarlane
Rating: R
Plot: Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.

 

 

 

 

The Amazing Spiderman reboot, if Spiderman 3 left a bad taste in your mouth like it did mine, odds are you’re weary but looking forward to this. I really like the talent they’ve lined up as far as Andrew Garfield playing Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. I loathed Tobey Maguire in the role of Parker. It never felt right and his eyes were always open too wide in the literal sense. The only thing I’m weary about is the screenwriter, Zodiac was quite boring, so hopefully he didn’t bring that baggage to Spiderman.


Theatrical Release Date: 07/03/2012
Starring: Andrew Garfield , Emma Stone , Rhys Ifans , Denis Leary , Campbell Scott
Director(s): Marc Webb
Rating: PG-13
Plot: Typical teenager Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) embraces his incredible destiny after uncovering one of his father’s most carefully guarded secrets as Columbia Pictures reboots the Spider-Man franchise with the help of director Mark Webb ((500) Days of Summer) and screenwriter James Vanderbilt (Zodiac).

 

 

 

The Dark Knight Rises, the final chapter in the Dark Knight saga. Christopher Nolan proves a director makes all the difference. Heck I think everyone was even okay with the Batman films that Tim Burton made, but after that, the series went to crap. Nolan breathed new life into it when he put out Batman Begins. The addition of Hardy as Bane excites me. I’m very much looking forward to this movie, it will be bittersweet.


Theatrical Release Date: 07/20/2012
Starring: Christian Bale , Michael Caine , Gary Oldman , Anne Hathaway , Tom Hardy
Director(s): Christopher Nolan
Rating: PG-13
Plot: Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise continues with this Warner Bros. release, the third in the series. The story will pick up after the events of The Dark Knight, with Christian Bale returning as the Caped Crusader — this time pitted against the deadly Bane (Tom Hardy) and Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman (Anne Hathaway). Nolan directs from a script he co-wrote with his brother, Jonathan, working off the story by David Goyer.

 

 

 

The Bourne Legacy, so I’m going to be honest, I’ve only seen a couple of the Bourne films and I only remember bits and pieces. The story itself was interesting enough. I didn’t really expect them to keep the saga going without Matt Damon in the role. I was pleasantly surprised to hear Renner would be stepping in. I’m a big fan of his and I think the series will be in good hands.

Theatrical Release Date: 08/03/2012
Starring: Jeremy Renner , Edward Norton , Rachel Weisz , Joan Allen
Director(s): Tony Gilroy
Rating: PG-13
Plot: The fourth installment of the highly successful Bourne series sees the return of the franchise’s screenwriter, Tony Gilroy, this time stepping into the director’s seat for an entry which sidelines main character Jason Bourne in order to focus on a fellow estranged assassin (Jeremy Renner).

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recall, this is another one of those films that I haven’t seen in a very long time. I know they aren’t on Mars for this version, but I don’t really see how that’s imperative to the story. I like Colin Farrell, so I’m curious to see what he does with this re make. The big question.. will there be a three boobed woman?


Theatrical Release Date: 08/03/2012
Starring: Colin Farrell
Director(s): Len Wiseman
Rating: Not Rated
Plot: Mega-producer Neal H. Moritz attempts to update Paul Verhoeven’s campy sci-fi classic Total Recall with this Columbia Pictures production. Based on the Philip K. Dick We Can Remember It for You Wholesale short story, the plot details the path of a man who wrestles with reality when he is summoned to Mars while under the control of virtual-reality memory implants.

 

 

 

Lawless, I’ll be honest, I really don’t know too much about this film beyond that it’s a true story about a group of outlaw brothers during prohibition. I like the cast that they’ve lined up for it. So right now for me, that’s the biggest selling point.

Theatrical Release Date: 08/29/2012
Starring: Shia LaBeouf , Tom Hardy , Jessica Chastain , Jason Clarke , Guy Pearce
Director(s): John Hillcoat
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Plot: ‘Lawless’ is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County In The World,” the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave.

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