What To Look Forward To in … June 2010

16 05 2010

Summer heats up with June’s releases.  We have the welcome return of an old franchise (“Toy Story”) and the unwelcome return of a newer one (“Twilight”).  We have reboots (“The A-Team”) and remakes (“The Karate Kid”).  We have old comedic stars (Adam Sandler) and new ones (Russell Brand).  Whatever the month give us, let’s just hope for some entertainment.

June 4

“Get Him to the Greek” looks to provide some summer humor in the same weekend that made “The Hangover” the smash success of 2009.  I’m not even watching the trailer in an attempt to make it the most hilarious experience possible.

“Splice” stars Oscar-winner Adrien Brody and Oscar-nominee Sarah Polley (for writing, not acting) as scientists who create a monster.  This looks really freaky.

Really, Katherine Heigl?  You quit an Emmy Award-winning show so you can focus on movies, and now you are doing this?  And you really expect people to take you seriously?  Really?  SNL references aside, “Killers” looks absolutely horrific.

June 11

“The A-Team” looks to reboot the franchise with only a little bit of nostalgia.  Good luck.  With Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley of “District 9,” and some guy who looks like Mr. T, it might be possible…

A remake of “The Karate Kid” already?  The original only came out 25 years ago, and Pat Morita only just passed away.  I’m curious to see how this fares.  Jackie Chan isn’t exactly on a hot streak – “The Spy Next Door,” anyone?  Jaden Smith is unproven other than “The Pursuit of Happyness,” which was all his dad.  It’s only going to corner the market on the family crowd for one week, so Sony had better hope all the families come out on opening weekend.

Opening in limited release is “Winter’s Bone,” a Sundance hit which made it onto my list of the ten most anticipated movies of the summer.  It reminds me a bit of “Frozen River.”  That movie got 2 Oscar nominations.   We’ll see how this turns out.

I’m really excited to see what makes Joan Rivers tick in the documentary about her, “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.” What lies behind that plastic face will most certainly be entertaining. Now it just has to get to Houston…

June 18

“Toy Story 3.”  No words necessary.  SO excited.

Daring to open opposite is “Jonah Hex,” a hybrid western-action starring Josh Brolin but really Megan Fox.  People are predicting this to be a big flop, and I can’t say I disagree.

DO NOT SEE “I AM LOVE.”  FURTHER EXPLANATION TO COME, BUT CONSIDER THE FACT THAT THIS WARNING IS IN ALL CAPS, BOLDED, AND UNDERLINED.

“Cyrus” brings us Jonah Hill once again, this time as a foil to John C. Reilly getting with Marisa Tomei.  This seems comical in an indie way, which is always good.

If intense political documentaries are your thing, you might want to check out “8: The Mormon Proposition.”  The documentary analyzes the effect of the Mormon church on the passage of Prop 8 in California which prohibited same-sex marriage.

June 25

This week brings two big ifs.  The first is “Grown Ups,” an SNL reunion that Kevin James somehow got an invitation to.  The trailer looks like dirty fun.  Hopefully they didn’t show us all the fun there.

“Knight and Day” is Tom Cruise’s first big action movie since the “Mission: Impossible” days.  Upon watching the trailer, I can only wonder what in the world this movie could be about.  Apparently it’s supposed to be more romance/comedy than action?  Hopefully the movie doesn’t send as mixed messages as the trailer does.

June 30

Yuck … “Eclipse” doesn’t even get a link to its trailer.  Thank goodness I will not be near a theater for the opening…

What are YOU most looking forward to in June?  Let me know in the comments or in the poll!


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17 05 2010
Kevin Blumeyer

I voted for “Knight and Day.” I hate Cameron Diaz, but I love Tom Cruise in these roles where he goes completely zany and unhinged. His character looks like a mix of his “Magnolia” and “Mission: Impossible” characters. That’s definitely a good thing.

I would like to say I’m excited for “Toy Story 3” but I honestly can’t remember the second one at all. Plus, I’m to the point where I want to boycott all 3D movies… just out of spite.

17 05 2010
Castor

I’m sort of warming up to The Karate Kid. It might not be as bad as I feared. The A-Team, I’m really not sure. I will look for some positive reviews first. Looking forward to Splice first and foremost.

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