With July 4th under our belt, summer is well underway. Luckily, we still have plenty of summer and summer blockbuster movies left to look forward to including:
"The Dark Knight" (July 18th) - Looking forward to this movie for all the reasons listed in my post below. I loved the tone of Batman Begins, a little more somber and not so comic book as compared to the other Batman films, and I have no doubt Nolan will deliver once again in this sequel.
"Mamma Mia" (July 18th) - This movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical of the same name features Meryl Streep. Need I say more. Any movie with Meryl Streep can count on having me in the audience. I love her. I think she's the best actress alive today.
"Step Brothers" (July 25th) - Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as 40-year olds, unemployed and still living at home, who become stepbrothers. Embarassed to admit it, but I love Ferrell's stupid humor. I was disappointed with "Semi-Pro", but I'm willing to forgive and forget.
"The X-Files: I Want to Believe" (July 25th) - I was a huge X-Files fan so I can't wait to catch-up with Scully and Mulder. Plus Chris Carter--the show's director--is back in said role as well as screenwriter for the movie.
"Pineapple Express" (August 8th) - Two words--Rogen and Apatow--these guys have the midas touch when it comes to comedy, as evident from the success of "Knocked Up" and "Superbad." In the movie, Rogen plays a stoner who visits his marijuana dealer (James Franco) and unexpectedly witnesses a murder by a crooked cop and drug lord, and has to go on the run.
"Tropic Thunder" (August 15th) - The film tells the story of three self-absorbed actors filming a Vietnam war movie, who are dropped into a real-life war zone, but they think they're shooting a war movie with hidden cameras. The movie stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. Ben Stiller is also directing. There are quite a few cameos in the movie, including from Tom Cruise and Tobey Maguire.
"Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (August 29th) - I'm still up in the air about this one. This is Woody Allen's latest movie, and I'm usually a big fan, but the trailer left me kinda cold. It stars Scarlett Johansson as an American tourist in Barcelona who meets an artist (Javier Bardem) and his ex-wife (Penelope Cruz), and becomes romantically entangled with the two.