Summer Movie Season: June 2010


The upcoming movie releases for the month of June can be summarized into comedies, remakes, and sequels. Opening weekend of June we have “Get Him to the Greek” directed by Nicholas Stoller (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”). Russell Brand reprises his role as Aldous Snow and Jonah Hill (“Knocked Up”) has the job of trying to get Aldous Snow to a performance at the Greek Theater. Also opening this weekend is “Killers” starring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, “Splice” starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (“The Pianist”), and family film “Marmaduke”.

The “A-Team” hits the big screen this month as well as the remake for “The Karate Kid” starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. DC Comics’s next adaptation, “Jonah Hex”, starring Josh Brolin and Megan Fox (“Transformers”) looks to be a potential box office hit but I think the big box office hit of the month will be “Toy Story 3” in 3D.

Toward the end of the month Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz team up for “Knight & Day” which is an action comedy. Funny men Adam Sandler, David Spade, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and Rob Schneider are in the comedy “Grown Ups”. Lastly the latest installment of the “Twilight” series “Eclipse” will be theaters on June 30, 2010, which is sure to be a big box office hit.

My spotlight pick of the month is “Ondine” starring Colin Farrell. It seems like a more contemporary rendition of “Splash” with more emotion.

Well that’s my June 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.**

June 4
– Cropsey (NY; LA release: July 9)
– Finding Bliss (NY; LA release: June 11)
Get Him to the Greek
– Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders (NY, LA)
Ondine (limited)
– Raajneeti (limited)
– Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead (NY; limited: June 18)
– Whiz Kids (NY; LA release: June 11)

June 10
– Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (limited)

June 11
The A-Team
– Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (limited)
– Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema (NY, LA, Houston)
– Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (limited)
The Karate Kid
– Kings of the Evening (limited)
– Winter’s Bone (limited)

June 18
– 8: The Mormon Proposition (limited)
– Cyrus (limited)
– I Am Love (NY/LA; expansion: June 25)
Jonah Hex
– The Killer Inside Me (limited)
– Let It Rain (limited)
Toy Story 3 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)

June 25
– Dogtooth (NY)
Grown Ups
Knight and Day
– Restrepo (NY, LA)
– South of the Border (NY; LA release: June 2)
– Wild Grass (limited)

June 30
– Love Ranch (limited)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (conventional theaters and IMAX)

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