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For a look at the films due out in July, you are in the right place!
TRANSFORMERS: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
Or as I like to call it, Dark Side of Hollywood: Michael Bay is Still Allowed to Make Movies. Yeah, I will not be seeing this.
Yeah. Luckily there are better things to do on the July 4th weekend than the movies.
Although, even with my annoyance with Julia Roberts, the return to comedy of Tom Hanks might be worth watching. I doubt this is one I have to get to on Opening Day or anything, but if I get a little tired of hanging out on the lake day after day after day of the holiday weekend, this might be worth checking out.
The incomparable Jason Bateman, Charlie Day (Charlie on It's Always Sunny), Jason Sudekis, and Jennifer Aniston star in this film about three friends who conspire to murder their horrible bosses. I'm probably in based solely on the cast.
And this is a no based solely on the awful sepia colored movie poster.
Although I do have a mad crush on Anne Hathaway.
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART TWO
Thanks to the fact that my mother made a trip out of the country 15 or so years ago, I got to read the first three Harry Potter books before they blew up here in the States. I was at midnight release parties for The Goblet of Fire on in book stores, and have seen all previous of the seven movies at midnight releases as well. If you aren't as pumped as I am for this film, chances are we might not get along.
WINNIE THE POOH
One of my earliest memories is seeing the first Winnie the Pooh movie in theaters. It was showing at an old theater near the University of Chicago where they would show movies for kids in the daytime on Saturdays and my mom took me. We set in the balcony. It was awesome. Now, my niece is a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh (although she came to love it through the new Super Sleuths cartoon where there is some girl named Darby that runs around with the animals of the Hundred Acre Woods instead of Christopher Robin, still weirded out by that), and I have no doubt that seeing this movie will become one of her earliest memories and no doubt she will love it. (No doubt, I will too.)
SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
When it was announced that Chris Evans would be playing Steve Rogers/Captain America, I admit that I had my doubts. Then pictures of him in the costume were released and my fears subsided a little. With the release of the above trailer, I find myself no longer worried in the least, and instead extremely pumped for this film.
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
In a recent post by friend of the blog Justin (Caveman Go) Tiemeyer about this very film, I commented that I liked it when it was released earlier this year under the title No Strings Attached. Look, I'm a fan of Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake (at least in terms of acting), but the trailer doesn't make it appear as if this film will be treading any new ground, and No Strings Attached (starring another That 70's Show alumnus, Ashton Kutcher, as well as Oscar winner Natalie Portman) was actually very, very good. This is probably going to be a fun film, but it hurts it a bit that there was already a fantastic film this year with the exact same premise. I'm not the only one who is making the joke about this movie already having been released this year, either. When I put Friends With Benefits into the search bar on IMDb to get the link for the title here, No Strings Attached was the first movie it offered me.
COWBOYS AND ALIENS
I don't care what you think, I am super pumped for this film. With Indiana Jones/Han Solo and Not James Bond under the direction of Jon Favreau (Iron Man), I truly believe this movie is going to be far better than it has any right to be.
This one, on the other hand, will probably be even worse than we can even imagine.
CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE
Until Next Time, July is shaping up to be pretty hot in terms of movies. (I apologize for the terrible pun.)