Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Your 2012 Summer Movies

Summer movie season is right around the corner. Ever wish you had a plain, simple schedule of the upcoming movies that just told you what was coming out and when? With maybe with a little more information about the titles you haven't heard much about yet? See below. And please note the limited releases haven't been fully scheduled for July and August yet.


The Avengers (May 4) - Superheroes.
Dark Shadows (May 11) - The 70s, vampires, and Johnny Depp.
The Dictator (May 16) - Sacha Baron Cohen trying to make us forget about "Bruno."
Battleship (May 18) - Based on the Hasbro board game, except this has aliens and Liam Neeson.
What to Expect When You're Expecting (May 18) - Pregnancy dramedy. Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez lead the ensemble.
Chernobyl Diaries (May 25) - The latest found footage horror movie from some of the guys who brought you "Paranormal Activity" and "Insidious."
Men in Black 3 (May 25) - Ten years since the last one, and four years since Will Smith was in a movie.

Limited Release Highlights

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (May 4) - A gang of British retirees, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Maggie Smith, decide to spend their retirement in India in a hotel run by Dev Patel.
Where Do We Go Now? (May 11) - About a Lebanese village where the women conspire to keep the men from learning about the country's civil unrest.
The Intouchables (May 25) - Hit French comedy-drama about a quadriplegic and his immigrant live-in attendant.
Moonrise Kingdom (May 25) - Wes Anderson's latest. If you don't know who Wes Anderson is, there's still time to go find out.


Snow White & the Huntsman (June 1) - This is the one with Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Chris "Thor" Hemsworth as the Huntsman, and Charlize Theron as the Queen.
Piranha 3DD (June 1) - Horror movie with bitey fish.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (June 8) - No comment
Prometheus (June 8) - Ridley Scott returns to the "Alien" universe.
Rock of Ages (June 15) - Based on a recent Broadway musical. Tom Cruise plays an 80s rock star.
That's My Boy (June 15) - Formerly "I Hate You Dad." The Adam Sandler saga continues, now with more Andy Samberg.
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter (June 22) - Directed by the guy who did "Wanted."
Brave (June 22) - Formerly "The Bear and the Bow." Let's see what PIXAR's idea of girl power looks like.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (June 22) - Dark romantic comedy with Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley and the apocalypse.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (June 29) - No comment, except we're seeing a lot of Channing Tatum this year.
Magic Mike (June 29) - Steven Soderbergh comedy about male strippers. Also stars Channing Tatum.
People Like Us (June 29) - Formerly "Welcome to People" - The screenwriting team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are trying their hand at a domestic drama with Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, and Elizabeth Banks.

Limited Release Highlights

Safety Not Guaranteed (June 8) - Time travel indie with a little romance. Based on this internet meme.
Lola Versus (June 8) - Greta Gerwig romantic comedy about a woman who is dumped only weeks before her wedding.
To Rome with Love (June 22) - Formerly "The Bop Decameron" and "Nero Fiddled." In short, a Woody Allen goes to Rome.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (June 27) - The big winner at Sundance this year, about a community in the Louisiana wilderness about to collide with encroaching modernity.
Take This Waltz (June 29) - Sarah Polley directed drama starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen as a couple in a troubled marriage.


The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3) - Superhero reboot.
Savages (July 6) - Crime thriller directed by Oliver Stone, with two drug dealers vs. a Mexican cartel.
Ice Age: Continental Drift (July 13) - This is the fourth one, in case you were keeping count.
Ted (July 13) - Seth "Family Guy" McFarlane's feature debut. It's about a vulgar teddy bear who comes to life.
The Dark Knight Rises (July 20) - Last Batman movie until the reboot.
The Marriage Counselor (July 27) - Tyler Perry movie.
Neighborhood Watch (July 27) - Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn action comedy. There may be a title change in its future in light of recent events.
Step Up Revolution (July 27) - Fourth "Step Up" dance movie.


Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D (July 5) - Concert movie/documentary.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (August 3) - The third "Wimpy Kid" movie.
The Bourne Legacy (August 3) - Jeremy Renner takes over as leading man for "Bourne" number four.
Total Recall (August 3) - Science fiction action reboot with Colin Farrell.
The Campaign (August 10) - Formerly "Dog Fight." Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis political comedy.
Great Hope Springs (August 10) - Comedy where Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones land Steve Carell as their marriage counselor.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (August 15) - Disney's very delayed family film about a magic kid adopted by Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton.
The Expendables 2 (August 17) - More muscles, more explosions.
ParaNorman (August 17) - Laika Studio's stop-motion animation follow-up to "Coraline."
Sparkle (August 17) - Sure to be billed as the final Whitney Houston film, but it's really a coming of age story about a young singer.
The Apparition (August 24) - Haunted house horror movie.
Hit and Run (August 24) - Formerly "Outrun." Romantic action comedy with Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper.
Premium Rush (August 24) - Bike messenger action thriller starring Joseph Gordon Levitt.
7500 (August 31) - Horror movie from director Takashi Shimizu, who brought you the "Grudge" movies.
Lawless (August 31) - Formerly "The Wettest Country in the World." John Hillcoat prohibition drama with Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy,
The Possession (August 31) - And one more horror movie.


2 Days in New York (August 10) - Julie Delpy comedy about a woman's visiting French relatives in New York. A sequel to "2 Days in Paris."

Happy watching.

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