Summer Movie Preview: Which ones are you dying to see?

I freely admit that my taste in movies is much less refined than my taste in books. I’m not near as picky – I love all kinds of movies (except horror). Popcorn flicks, action comedies, romantic comedies, dramas, thrillers, fantasy, epics, science fiction – you name it, I’m there. And I LOVE to see movies in the theater. My husband doesn’t (he’d rather wait for DVD), but he doesn’t mind if I go with my parents or friends every chance I get. So, when this week’s Entertainment Weekly arrived – their Summer Movie Preview issue – I squealed like the fangirl I am.

Here are the ones I’m dying to see (plot synopses provided by Yahoo Movies):


Salt: Before becoming a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. She will prove loyal to these when a defector accuses her of being a Russian sleeper spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture, protect her husband, and stay one step ahead of her colleagues at the CIA.


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time: Set in 9th century medieval Persia, a young adventurous prince uncovers a dangerous artifact in a remote mountain kingdom and with the help of an enemy princess, must stop a despot from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy all mankind.


Shrek Forever After: After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what’s an ogre to do? Well, if you’re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What’s happened to this ogre’s roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.


The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Do you need a synopsis for this one? I didn’t think so. :)


Toy Story 3: Woody and Buzz had accepted that their owner Andy would grow up someday, but what happens when that day arrives? In the third installment, Andy is preparing to depart for college, leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future.


Beastly: Based on the book by Alex Flinn.

Other movies I’ll probably see – especially the kids’ ones:

Iron Man 2
The A-Team
Grown Ups
Knight and Day
The Last Airbender
Inception
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Ramona and Beezus
The Adjustment Bureau
Eat Pray Love
The Switch

And I’ll leave you with the trailer for the one movie I’m most looking forward to:

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31 Responses to Summer Movie Preview: Which ones are you dying to see?

  1. Bri says:

    Iron Man 2, because I’ve loved RDJ since I was 11. 16 years of love here, people!

    Toy Story 3 because those movies crack me up and Pixar is just the best. I love the potatoheads!

    Ramona and Beezus because 8 year old me would’ve liked to have seen it. The ABC movie in the late 80s (?) was horrid.

    Inception! Nolan. Dicaprio. Enough said.
    .-= Bri´s last blog ..Paperback Spotlight: Swim the Fly. =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Bri – I love RDJ, too – so wonderful to see his career really taking off and his life going in a good direction.

  2. I can’t think of any upcoming movies that I’m excited about, I’m sad to say.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathy – that’s too bad! I’ll see them all so you don’t have to. :)

  3. Stephanie says:

    I am not a big movie fan but I do really want to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The little theater by my house is showing it right now so hopefully I will be able to go in the next week or two!
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Book Review: Before I Fall =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Stephanie – I haven’t even read the book yet – need to get on that!

  4. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    I admit that I am a movie snob. I know, that is bad, but I can’t help it. Most of my summer movie viewing will certainly be driven by my kids…Iron Man 2, Prince of Persia maybe due to the video game link, Letters to Juliet and Exclipse because of 12 year old hormones. The absolutely ONLY thing coming out that has my blood boiling is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Which I will most certainly see on May 7th!!!!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Read the Book/See the Movie: Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston (audio) =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – I think one of the reasons I’m not very picky about movies is that when I go, I usually leave the kids home – so I’m not going to complain!

  5. Aarti says:

    I went through this whole post and wondered where ROBIN HOOD was! Ah, and there it is- right at the bottom! That’s the one I am looking forward to, but I don’t really follow movies that closely.
    .-= Aarti´s last blog ..Review: Sweet Dates in Basra =-.

  6. Alita says:

    Salt looks really good! Sounds like one both hubby & I would like.

    And yes, I’m also looking forward to Beastly :)

    I was wondering where Harry Potter was on your list, but then found out it’s not coming out until November! Which means I have more time than I thought to reread the book. But I’m sure I’ll still wait until the week before it comes out to start it and will read it in a panic. Heh. I’m too predictable ;)

    Thanks for sharing this list! There are a lot of movies on it I hadn’t heard of.
    .-= Alita´s last blog ..YA x3 (final thoughts) =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Alita – yes, Harry will definitely be on my must-see list for the fall!

  7. Kathleen says:

    It is definitely going to be a great summer at the movies. I’m really looking forward to seeing some of these!
    .-= Kathleen´s last blog ..A Reading Week in Review =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathleen – I like serious Oscar-worthy movies, too, but I like the summer fun movies just as much. :)

  8. Rosey says:

    Salt, Prince Of Persia, Toy Story, and Robin Hood are among the tops I want to see. Haven’t seen any Twilight movies and have no desire to. :)
    .-= Rosey´s last blog ..NOW THIS…IS FUNNY… =-.

  9. softdrink says:

    Wow, there are lots of sequels (or part 3s) coming out. I didn’t know there was going to be another Shrek…that’s one I might actually see.
    .-= softdrink´s last blog ..It’s all about me (well, and you, too) =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Fizzy – we love the Shrek movies at our house. My kids have grown up with them – kind of sad to know this will be the last one.

  10. Trisha
    Twitter: Trish422
    says:

    Yay for movies! My hubby doesn’t adore the theatre by any stretch of the imagination, but luckily, he doesn’t mind my going with my mom (so we’re similar there). I think I’m most excited to see Prince of Persia, in part because I love the time period and in part because I drool over Jake Gyllenhaal. Yummy…..
    .-= Trisha´s last blog ..30th Birthday Giveaway =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Trisha – and Jake looks especially yummy in the Prince of Persia trailer!

  11. Care
    Twitter: bkclubcare
    says:

    ROBIN HOOD!!! Don’t tell the hub, but I just bought him the Errol Flynn, the Kevin Costner and the other one (with Uma Thurman) versions for his birthday when we realized we didn’t own any. I think I forgot one, now that I think abt it… Prob should have bought the Men in TIghts one, too. :)
    .-= Care´s last blog ..Happy Birthday Softdrink! =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Care – LOVE Men in Tights! Wonder if my kids are old enough to watch it yet…

  12. heidenkind says:

    Have I mentioned I’m a little obsessed with Robin Hood movies? I’ve seen every one made and the Kevin Costner version was my favorite movie EVER when I was a kid. But this one sort of worries me, to be honest. I just don’t see Crowe as a Robin. But naturally I will still see it. ;)
    .-= heidenkind´s last blog ..Hex Hall Discussion =-.

  13. Suey
    Twitter: sueysays
    says:

    I’m most looking forward Eclipse, Beastly and of course Robin Hood! Though I will have to stop myself from comparing it to the BBC series I just watched and loved with all my heart! Still, it looks wonderful. Oh, I’ll most likely be watching Iron Man 2 too mostly just to see Robert Downey Jr. :)