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.
Click to Continue Reading: Summer Movie Season – May 2010
It’s officially Spring! In another month the summer movie season kicks off but this month there are potential box office hits. Kicking off the month there is “Clash of the Titans” starring Sam Worthington (“Avatar”) and Liam Neeson (“Taken”). Looks like the vampire craze may be moving on, but the Greek Gods are in.
Steve Carrell and Tina Fey star in the comedy “Date Night”, where a simple evening turns into everything but. A possible sleeper hit is “Kick-Ass” where ordinary people become superheroes minus special superpowers. You may recognize Christopher Mintz-Plasse aka McLovin’ from “Superbad” as part of the cast as well as Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage.
Jennifer Lopez returns to the big screen after taking a maternity hiatus in the rom com “The Back-Up Plan”, which ironically has to do with having babies. The film also stars Alex O’Loughlin (“Moonlight”). Before Chris Evans straps on the Captain America costume, he stars in the action film “The Losers”, which is about a team of U.S. Special Ops agents set out on a mission and failure is not an option.
My spotlight pick of the month is “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” which stars Alyssa Milano (“Charmed”) and Christopher Gorham (“Ugly Betty”). It sounds a cross between “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and the ABC TV show “The Bachelor” but I am a fan of Christopher Gorham and I’ve always appreciated his work.
Well that’s my April overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for my Summer Movie Season preview.
Click to Continue Reading: Spring Movie Season – April 2010
It’s official! James Cameron’s Avatar has surpassed Titanic in the Worldwide Box Office. According to Comingsoon.net, Avatar still trails Titanic in the gross domestic box office numbers however there’s still time for Avatar to catch up and/or surpass Titanic.
**UPDATE 2/3/10: “Avatar” has officially passed “Titanic” in the Domestic Box Office. Read more here.**