The summer movie season traditionally kicks off in May and this month is the month of blockbuster sequels and new screen adaptions. The first blockbuster sequel of the month is “Iron Man 2”. Robert Downey, Jr. and company sans Terrence Howard return to reprise their roles. Filling in for Howard’s role is Don Cheadle. Some new baddies include Scarlett Johannsson and Mickey Rourke.
A new screen adaptation of “Robin Hood” starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett occurs helmed by director Ridley Scott (“Gladiator”). First time screen adaptations include the SNL skit “Macgruber” and the video game adaptation of “Prince of Persia” starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
“Sex and the City 2” and “Shrek Forever After” aka “Shrek the Final Chapter” are the other big sequels of the month. This is suppose to be the final Shrek movie. Although I wouldn’t put it pass Dreamworks to make spin-off movies with the other characters in the film.
My spotlight pick of the month is “Letters to Juliet” starring Amanda Seyfried (“Mamma Mia”) and Vanessa Redgrave (“Atonement”). Seyfried’s character travels to Italy and volunteers to work with a group that answer letters made to the fictional heroine. One particular letter catches her eye and she sets out to find the author of the letter. The film has been getting some good reviews, so if you’re not into the sequels and action films coming out this month – you may want to check out “Letters to Juliet”.
Well that’s my May overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for more Summer Movie Season previews.
**NOTE: Theatrical Release Dates are subject to change.**
– The Infidel (NY; LA release: June)
– Road, Movie (NY; LA release: June)
– sex & drugs & rock & roll (NY; LA release: June 2010)
– The Trotsky (NY; LA release: June)
– Badmaash Company (limited)
– Casino Jack and the United States of Money (NY, LA)
– Happiness Runs (NY; LA release: May 14)
– Iron Man 2 (conventional theaters and IMAX)
– The Lightkeepers (LA)
– Mother and Child (NY, LA)
– Multiple Sarcasms (limited)
– The Oath (NY)
– Ocean of Pearls (limited)
– OSS 117: Lost In Rio (NY, LA)
– Solitary Man (limited)
– Trash Humpers (NY; LA release: May 14)
– TiMER (NY; expands: May 14)
– Metropia (NY; LA release: June)
– Sex and the City 2
– Agora (limited)
– George A. Romero Survival of the Dead (limited)
– Micmacs (NY, LA)
– Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
– The Wild Hunt (limited)