Summer Movie Season: June 2012


The Summer Movie Season is underway! The month of the May kicks off the Summer Movie Season and some of the hits from May are still in theaters. Those movies include “The Avengers” and “Men in Black 3”. This month has a lot of potential hits with stories that include dwarfs, aliens, vampires, and strippers?

The month kicks off with the re-telling of the classic story of Snow White with a twist in “Snow White and the Huntsman” starring Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”), Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”), and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (“Monster”) as the evil queen. Visually the film has great special effects and the story twist was intriguing. Charlize Theron was quite the wicked evil queen.

Dreamworks’ “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” returns with its latest installment in the franchise but this time they take a detour to the circus, literally. An all-star cast star in the sci-fi thriller “Prometheus”, where a group of scientists follow a clue that uncovers the origin of mankind on Earth but they end up in a battle to save the human race.

Mid-month, Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”), pulls triple duty in directing, choreographing, and producing the stage to screen adaptation of “Rock of Ages”. The all-star cast include Academy Award Winner, Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Chicago”), Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”), Russell Brand (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”), Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige, and Tom Cruise. Toward the end of the month, based on the best-selling novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer” is brought to the screen directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”). Also Academy Award winning director Steven Soderberg (“Traffic”) directs “Magic Mike” starring Channing Tatum (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”), Alex Pettyfer (“I Am Number Four”), Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”), Matt Bomer (“White Collar”), and Matthew McConaughey (“The Lincoln Lawyer”). The story focuses on an experienced stripper (Tatum) who acts as a mentor to a young up and coming stripper (Pettyfer).

My spotlight pick of the month is Disney/Pixar’s film “Brave”. A story of a princess trying to change her fate and bring an end to a beastly curse. It looks likes a fun and visually stunning film.

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 the start of the Summer Movie Season and my picks of the month! 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 1
– 6 Month Rule (NY; LA release: June 8)
– A Cat in Paris (limited)
– Battlefield America (limited)
– Chely Wright: Wish Me Away (NY)
– For Greater Glory
– High School (limited)
– The Loved Ones (limited midnight screenings)
– Piranha 3DD (limited theaters and VOD)
– Sexual Chronicles of a French Family (NY)
Snow White and the Huntsman
– U.N. ME (limited)
– Wallander (NY, LA)

June 8
– Bel Ami (limited)
– Dark Horse (limited)
– For the Love of Money (limited)
– Lola Versus (limited)
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2D and 3D theaters)
– Patagonia Rising (NY)
– Paul Williams Still Alive (NY; LA release: June 22)
– Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (limited)
Prometheus (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
– Safety Not Guaranteed (NY, LA, Seattle)

June 11
– Tahrir: Liberation Square (NY)

June 13
– Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (NY)

June 15
– Americano (NY)
– Extraterrestrial (NY; LA release: June 22)
– The Girl From the Naked Eye (limited)
– Patang: The Kite (NY)
Rock of Ages (2D theaters and IMAX)
– Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (limited)
– That’s My Boy
– The Tortured (limited)
– The Woman in the Fifth (limited)
– Your Sister’s Sister (limited)

June 19
– Love Birds (limited)

June 20
– Kumare (NY)

June 22
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Brave (3D/2D theaters)
– Grassroots (Seattle; expands: July 13)
– The Invisible War (limited)
– Nate & Margaret (NY)
– Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
– Stella Days (NY)
– To Rome With Love (limited)

June 27
– Beasts of the Southern Wild (limited)
– Gypsy (NY)

June 29
Magic Mike
– Neil Young Journeys (limited)
– People Like Us
– Take This Waltz (limited)
– Ted
– Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection
– Unforgivable (limited)

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