June Movie Previews

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  • 06-07-2011, 10:06 AM
    Smokey
    June Movie Previews
    This month is so-so in new movie releases. Only couple of major blockbusters, few romantics and alot of documnentaries.

    Ranked by release date.

    June 3rd

    X-Men: First Class: following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga.
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    Beginners:Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver.
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    June 10th

    The Trip: the pair attempt to navigate the winding back roads of rural England, impersonating popular celebrities such as Michael Caine, Woody Allen and Liam Neeson (among many others) and bickering along the way.
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    Viva Riva!: Riva (Patsha Bay Mukuna) is a small time operator who has just returned to his hometown of Kinshasa, Congo after a decade away with a major score: a fortune in hijacked petrol.
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    June 17th

    Green Lantern: In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries.
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    Mr. Popper's Penguins:Adventure-loving house painter Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey) contends with the problem of having too many penguins
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    June 24th

    Cars 2: Star racecar Lightning McQueen and tow truck head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car.
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    Bad Teacher: She can’t wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she’s dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute .
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    A better Life: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
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    Turtle: The Incredible Journey: An award-winning film that follows the life and migration of a loggerhead turtle from hatching to maturity and a return to its original Florida nesting grounds.
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  • 06-07-2011, 07:13 PM
    Mr Peabody
    Thanks for the info Smokey, although I agree not much to get excited about. My 9 year old wants to see Mr Popper.

    First March of the Penguins now Turtles, it will be interesting to see how far this genre of movie goes. I'm really surprised they take off at all with all the channels which carry that type of programming.
  • 06-08-2011, 05:22 PM
    Smokey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    Thanks for the info Smokey, although I agree not much to get excited about. My 9 year old wants to see Mr Popper.

    Doesn't he want to see Cars 2 also (although they could have come up with better sequel title).

    I like inner city movies, so will look out for the film A better Life when it comes out on DVD. The movie Bad Teacher with Cameron Diaz looks like a sleazy one. Probably just a renter.

    About the Turtle, not sure. They are not the most exciting creatures to watch :)
  • 06-09-2011, 07:36 AM
    bobsticks
    Thanks Smokey.

    I agree with Meestah Peabody in questioning the longevity of the genre of man/animal misadventure movies with such an influx of them. Also, Carrey has disappointed me so often recently that I hold out little hope for "Mr. Poppers".

    "Bad Teacher" does look like low brow humor...perfect for my questionable and vapid summer palette. I'm counting on being disappointed when they spend too much time cultivating a moral ending or character development. I'd be fine watching an hour and a half of Cameron pegging obtuse and self indulgent brats in the nads with a kickball.
  • 06-09-2011, 07:38 AM
    Jack in Wilmington
    Took Pirates latest, Hangover II and Unknown with us to Cancun this week. Weather has been so great that we've only had time to watch Pirates. Concensus was that it was better than the last one. Very dark movie. It was hard to see everything in the night scenes. Looking to see Bad Teacher and Cars 2. Got to find out more about Green Lantern. Thanks for the previews Smokey.
  • 06-09-2011, 07:46 PM
    3LB
    Isn't Kevin James in a talking animal movie this summer? Zoo Keeper or something? I loved Kevin James in King Of Queens and his stand-up routine, but he has been in some embarissing movies.

    Other than Captain America, I'm not too interested in anything that's coming out this summer. Never was much of a Thor fan. Never was interested in the X-Men. Green Lantern is as compelling a character to me as The Phantom or Ghost Rider was.

    Transformers 3 - do they sell Tylenol 3 at the concession stand? "uh I'll have a large bag of pop-corn, extra large drink, oh and a box of Sugar Ludes"

    and then there's that fvcking rockem-sockem robots movie, Real Steele? puh-leeze! What next? Stretch Armstrong: The Movie. Battleship! Clue... oh yeah, they did that...

    anything else can wait for DVD release
  • 06-09-2011, 08:04 PM
    Mr Peabody
    Well 3 Pounder, I heard a Zhu Zhu Pet movie is in the works, and that's not a joke.
  • 06-10-2011, 05:43 PM
    Smokey
    Thanks guys and welcome.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobsticks View Post
    "Bad Teacher" does look like low brow humor...perfect for my questionable and vapid summer palette. I'm counting on being disappointed when they spend too much time cultivating a moral ending or character development. I'd be fine watching an hour and a half of Cameron pegging obtuse and self indulgent brats in the nads with a kickball.

    Maybe you should wait till it comes out on disc so you could watch it alone :D
  • 06-11-2011, 07:16 AM
    dean_martin
    Thanks for the previews, Smokey. I'll probably get the Turtles movie on disc for my son. He's in the marine biology program at school. He just returned from a week long trip to south Florida for his sea turtle class. With all the stops they made at different research centers, I got the impression that sea turtle research is a huge "industry" there. Maybe he can get a job in the Keys and I can visit.
  • 06-11-2011, 07:17 PM
    Smokey
    Then that movie would be right up his alley.

    The trend these days is to mount a camera on back of sea creatures so veiwer can have the same eye view as the animal does. The problem is to get the mounted camera back once creature hit the open sea :)
  • 07-06-2011, 08:13 AM
    all1knew
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    Maybe you should wait till it comes out on disc so you could watch it alone :D

    It is one of those movies you have to be in the mood for......