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.
Other movies I’ll probably see – especially the kids’ ones:
And I’ll leave you with the trailer for the one movie I’m most looking forward to: