Summer Movie Season: June 2011


The Summer Movie Season is under way! The films this month are still warming up the box office but there are some that could be box office hits. “X-Men: First Class” takes flight and opens the month which is a prequel to the “X-Men” films starring James McAvoy (“Atonement”) and Michael Fassbender (“Jane Eyre”) as the younger versions of Professor Charles Xavier aka Professor X and Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto.

Reminiscent of the hype behind “Cloverfield”, Steven Spielberg produces J.J. Abrams’s film “Super 8”, which sounds like a cross between “Lost” and “Jaws”. A partnership that hopes to have movie goers flocking.

The following week Ryan Reynolds is “Green Lantern”, which could be a big hit or a huge miss. Jim Carrey stars in the comedy “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” which looks like a delight for a family film choice.

It wouldn’t be summer without a Pixar film and this time around it’s a sequel, “Cars 2”. I rather enjoyed the original “Cars” film, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they’ve done with the sequel.

Toward the end of the month we have “Bad Teacher”. Cameron Diaz stars as the “Bad Teacher” and other cast members include Justin Timberlake (“The Social Network”) and Jason Segel (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”). This looks like a film that could have big laughs or may come up short. Also at the end of the month is the third film in the “Transformers” franchise, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. Most of the cast members return sans Megan Fox.

My spotlight pick of the month is a film that is out already. If you haven’t seen it yet, go see “X-Men: First Class”. It was fun summer film that was done well and the cast was great and it was certainly the best film in the “X-Men” franchise. Hopefully they can squeeze another prequel film using the “X-Men: First Class” cast.

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 picks and if you’ve seen any of the films from this month…leave some feedback/suggestions in the Comments section on what to see.

**NOTE: Theatrical Release Dates are subject to change.**

June 3
– Beautiful Boy (limited)
– Beginners (limited)
– Empire of Silver (limited
– The Last Mountain (limited)
– The Lion of Judah (3D/2D theaters)
– Love, Wedding, Marriage (limited)
– Mr. Nice (limited)
– Rejoice and Shout (NY; LA release: June 17)
– Submarine (limited)
X-Men: First Class

June 8
– One Lucky Elephant (NY; LA release: June 24)

June 10
– Bride Flight (NY, LA)
– Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
– Just Like Us (NY, LA & DC; expands: June 17)
– Road to Nowhere (NY; LA release: June 17)
Super 8 (conventional and IMAX theaters)
– The Trip (limited)
– Trollhunter (limited)
– Viva Riva! (limited)

June 17
– The Art of Getting By (limited)
– The Battle for Brooklyn (NY)
– Buck (limited)
Green Lantern (3D/2D theaters)
– JIG (limited)
– Kidnapped (NY)
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
– Page One: Inside The New York Times (NY)
– R (NY)

June 22
– If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (limited)

June 24
– A Better Life (limited)
– A Love Affair of Sorts (NY; LA release: July 2011)
Bad Teacher
– The Best and the Brightest (NY, LA)
Cars 2 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
– Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (limited)
– Fading of the Cries (LA; NY release: July 8th)
– General Orders No. 9 (NY)
– Leap Year (Ano bisiesto) (NY; LA release: July 1,)
– The Names of Love (limited)
– Turtle: The Incredible Journey (limited)

June 29
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (3D/2D theaters and IMAX)

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