SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW
IRON MAN 2
The summer movie season begins with the return of Iron Man as Robert Downey Jr’s armored hero faces off against a Russian nemesis Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) and corporate rival Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell). As the government puts pressure on Tony to reveal the secrets of his armor he finds new allies in Russian spy Natasha Romanov (Scarlett Johansson) and his good buddy Jim Rhodes (Don Cheadle).
The movie is sure to reveal more secrets as to how Marvel plans to launch their Avengers movie and possibly hints to next years Thor and Captain America movies. (Opens May 7)
PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME
The Prince of Persia harkens back to those old Sinbad movie I loved as a kid. I am curious why they cast Jake Gyllenhaal as the lead when they could have went with an actor who looks more Persia. (How about Sayid from Lost?) But funny enough that echoes how those old Sinbad movies of old too. When you had Jane Seymour as an Arabian Princess. Even though it is based on a videogame of the same same, Prince of Persia looks to have the right stuff to pick up the mantle of Pirates of the Caribbean. The movie co-stars Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina and it’s directed by Mike Newel (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) (Opens May 28)
Yes we have seen the story of Robin Hood a million times and this movie from talents such as Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Ridley Scott looks to be pretty dull. But you do have to be curious when Russell and Ridley join forces. They do have a solid track record together with the Oscar winning Gladiator, the tender A Good Year and the captivating American Gangster. Personally I don’t think we need another Robin Hood flick but when these people are involved you gotta be curious. (Opens May 14)
Yes we all know the 80s TV show about a group of soldiers of fortune trying to put wrongs right as they stay one step ahead of the federal government was a major hit in the 80s and became the cult phenomenon. Joe Carnahan, the man behind Narc and Smokin Aces, reimagines the TV show for a movie that looks like a cross between Charlie’s Angels and The Dirty Dozen. But with the right amount of cheese and lead actors like Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson and Jessica Biel, A-Team could be a lot of fun. Just make sure we get the full theme song!! (Opens June 11)
This is one of the most obscure comic book adaptations to find its way to the big screen. But if they ignore the fact that it was a comic and focus on the sensibility of a western, stars Josh Brolin and Megan Fox this flick could surprise. Can’t wait for the first trailer from this flick. Brolin is ideally cast as the disfigured lawman with a haunted past. The debate surrounding the film is just how much screen time Megan Fox actually has in the movie. There was talk about expanding her role after cameras had already started rolling. (Opens June 18)
TOY STORY 3
Going back to the magic of Toy Story is like putting on a warm robe as it has just come out of the dryer. I dont think I am the only one who was dying to see Woody, Buzz and the whole gang get back together for one more adventure. The Toy Story movies have all been about the stages of growing up and the stages of friendship. This final chapter is what happens when we finally out grow our toys. The first trailer for this movie made me smile and cry all at the same time. It looks like the magic is back and I know I am dying to see their final story. (Opens June 18)
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