Piggybacking on my previous post, I thought I’d continue to daydream about the looming summer vacation, and all the while, gather me some points.
So I write for The Michigan Daily Arts section, and specifically for Film. We’re a pretty tight knit bunch of writers. We call ourselves “Film Squad.” No, not “The” Film Squad, just plain, old “Film Squad.” Kinda how Facebook was originally “The” Facebook, until Sean Parker was all, “Nah, man. It’s just ‘Facebook.'” Anyways… we also have our own FB group, aptly titled, “Film Lounge.”
Today was our second to last meeting of the year, and everyone is chomping at the bit to shotgun what big movies of the summer they want to review, as there’s quite the comprehensive list.
Here’s a preview of what you should NOT miss (nearly all trailers included):
May 3 – Iron Man 3 – RDJ back again as the lovable, cocky, adorable Tony Stark. If I could, I’d buy my ticket now.
May 10 – The Great Gatsby – It’s about time Leo got some love from the Academy, especially after going unnoticed for Calvin Candie (though I was elated that Christoph Waltz brought home the gold). Perhaps, this is his chance. Plus, where the hell has Tobey Maguire been hiding?
May 17 – Star Trek: Into Darkness – If you haven’t seen Sherlock, you must. Now (it’s on Netflix). Right now. Stop studying. Stop reading this, even. You’ll thank me.
May 24 – The Hangover: Part III – To be honest, I didn’t see the second one, but there really wasn’t much else on the docket for this week.
May 31 – The Purge – The premise for this film is NUTS. One night a year, all crime is legal. As in, you can go kill 100 people and it’s all good. Plus, Ethan Hawke as the protective dad – awww.
June 7 – After Earth – Three words: I. Am. Legend. After that, I was convinced that Will Smith can do no wrong. And his son is in this too.
June 14 – Man of Steel – Never seen one Superman movie. Maybe it’s about time? Nice touch with Kevin Costner too. He’s good in roles like this.
June 21 – World War Z – Brad Pitt back in action, saving the world from a crap-load of zombies. Played out premise, but I’ll watch anything with BRAD.
June 28 – White House Down – That goes for Channing Tatum as well…
July 3 – The Lone Ranger – J. Depp (haven’t seen him in a hot minute) and Armie Hammer team up to take on a classic.
July 5 – The Way, Way Back – Looks like this is about to be the feel-good movie of the year, with an insane cast to boot. (And it’s my birthday day woooo!)
July 12 – Pacific Rim – “We are going to cancel the Apocalypse!”
July 19 – R.I.P.D. – Couldn’t find the trailer but google it – Bridges looks PRIME.
July 26 – The Wolverine – Hugh Jackman is the ultimate man, and even though I’m not really all that keen on another X-Men movie about Wolverine (because… well.. they already made one…), I will go see this. Maybe twice.
August 2 – 2 Guns – Denzel and Wahlberg being bad asses. What else is new?
August 9 – Elysium – Matt Damon
August 16 – Paranoia – Again, no dice on the trailer, but Harrison Ford + Gary Oldman = dreamiest old dudes you’ll ever lay eyes on (and for those of you with less sophisticated taste, you can have Liam Hemsworth).
August 23 – The World’s End – If you loved Shaun of the Dead and/or Hot Fuzz, then this, my friend, is for YOU.
August 30 – One Direction: This is Us – These are quite possible the five cutest male specimens to ever exist, and made it cool again to be in a boy band.
So, what films are you excited to see this summer? Which one do you think will take the #1 spot at the box office?