Sunday, May 1, 2011

Break out your flip flops...

And your wallets as well, as I have a list of some summer flicks that are looking pretty cool right about now. IMDb CEO Cole Needham has shared the movies he is looking forward to most this summer. If the CEO of a movie website is looking forward to these, you know they have to be good.

1. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2
The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort's final horcruxes...
"This has been a long time coming. My daughters grew up with the books and I've enjoyed all of the previous movies, with Prisoner of Azkaban being my favourite movie of 2004. I am really looking forward to what could be the best movie of 2011. Remember ... 'I open at the close.'"

2. Cowboys and Aliens
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.
"Cast, director, crew and story ... this has got must see written all over it."

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.
"I was initially skeptical but actually ditching most of the cast other than Johnny Depp and effectively rebooting the series is exactly what was needed. The trailer looks superb."

4. Super 8
After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the strange phenomenon.
"I have been intrigued ever since the surprise announcement that J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg would be collaborating on this."

5. Green Lantern
A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.
"I'm not a big comic book adaptation fan but the casting of Mark Strong as Sinestro has me interested."

6. Larry Crowne
After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.
"You had me at Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts (plus Tom writes and directs again)."

7. The Tree of Life
The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.
"I am hoping to a return to the form of Days of Heaven from director Terrence Malick."

8. Friends With Benefits
While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications.
"Exactly the sort of comedy for which I am a sucker. I really enjoyed director Will Gluck's Easy A last year."

9. The Hangover Part II
Phil, Stu, and Alan travel to Bangkok for Stu's wedding only to find themselves in another post-blackout misadventure.
"I loved the first one and all the right elements seem to be in place for repeat success!"

10. One Day
After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are revisited each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.
"I loved Lone Scherfig's An Education and I like Anne Hathawayas an actress, plus the Same Time, Next Year plotline make this one to watch."

11. Bad Teacher
A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague -- a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.
"Good to see Jake Kasdan back in the feature film director's chair again (see Zero Effect)."

12. Something Borrowed
Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.
"My kind of thing again and Ginnifer Goodwin is always interesting to watch. I liked director Luke Greenfield's The Girl Next Door too."

13. Another Earth
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate planet in the solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
"Sounds interesting and wonder what the similarities will be to Journey to the Far Side of the Sun which was a childhood favourite."

14. Crazy, Stupid, Love
A father's life unravels while he deals with a marital crisis and tries to manage his relationship with his children.
"Great cast, especially (Emma) Stone, (Steve) Carrell, Bacon and (Julianne) Moore plus really enjoyed I Love You Phillip Morris from the same writer/director team."

15. 30 Minutes or Less
Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delivery driver and force him to rob a bank within 30 minutes.
"The plot outline looks crazy!"

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