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Summer Movie Season: June 2012

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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.

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“Rock of Ages” – Trailer

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The first trailer for “Rock of Ages”, based on the Tony Award nominated Broadway Musical, has finally premiered! “Rock of Ages” hits theaters this summer on June 1, 2012. Adam Shankman is performing double duty again as he did for the stage to screen adaptation of “Hairspray”, as the film’s director and choreographer. Footloose star and Dancing with the Stars alumnus Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta (“90210”) play the leads. The cast also includes Academy Award winner, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Grammy Winner, Mary J. Blige, and many Academy Award nominees including Paul Giamatti (“Sideways”), Alec Baldwin (“The Cooler”), and Tom Cruise (“Jerry Maguire”) who plays Stacee Jaxx. Full cast list can be found on IMDB.com.

You can also view this trailer in HD on iTunes.  Click on the link below to check out the first theatrical poster for the film as well.

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Julianne Hough joins “Rock of Ages”

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**UPDATE 3/5/11: Alec Baldwin will be joining the cast of “Rock of Ages”. He will be playing Dennis, who is the narrator in the stage musical. Adam Shankman posted a tweet on Twitter confirming Baldwin’s role in the film.**

Julianne Hough from “Dancing with the Stars” will be playing Sherrie Christian in the film adaptation of the stage musical “Rock of Ages”. Adam Shankman, who will be directing and choreographing the upcoming film, posted a tweet on Twitter confirming Hough as snagging the female lead. Hough can next be seen in the remake of “Footloose” which is due out in theaters in October (2011).

Other Rock of Ages’ cast members include Tom Cruise, who will be playing Stacee Jaxx (a self absorbed rocker), and Mary J. Blige who will play Justice (a gentleman’s club owner).

I must admit, I do have high hopes for this film. I really enjoyed the musical and with Adam Shankman assuming double duty (director and choreographer) as he did for the film adaptation of the stage musical “Hairspray”, it looks to be a great time at the movies.

Read more on Variety.com. For more information on the musical visit the Rock of Ages website.

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Tom Cruise in “Rock of Ages”?

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Could Tom Cruise (“Mission Impossible”) be cast in the movie version of the stage musical “Rock of Ages”? According to Deadline.com, Tom Cruise is being courted to play a supporting role in the upcoming musical movie.

IMDB.com also lists Seth Rogan (“Knocked Up”) and country singer Taylor Swift (“Valentine’s Day”) as rumored cast members of the movie which is slated to be released in 2012.

Thoughts?

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