Summer Movie Preview, Part 1

The past few years, I have eagerly anticipated the arrival of the “Summer Movie Preview” issue of Entertainment Weekly in my mailbox. I am a movie nut. I love the high-quality Oscar-worthies that come out in the autumn and Christmas season, but I also love the action-filled popcorn flicks that fill the summer days. I’m not nearly as discriminating with my movie viewing as I am in my reading – and even like the testosterone-fueled action flicks. I went to see both The Expendables and Battle: Los Angeles with my dad, and was one of the only women in the theater. :)

There are too many movies that I am looking forward to this summer to put the trailers all in one post, so this is part one of a three-part series highlighting the flicks that will have me shelling out my dollars this summer. (While the first two posts won’t have any order of preference, I am saving the three films I’m most anxious to see for last.)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – My kids and I all can’t wait for this one! (May 20th)

Something Borrowed – I haven’t read the book, but love the trailer. (May 6th)

Super 8 – Sci-fi by J.J. Abrams? Yes, please! (June 10th)

Green Lantern – Ryan Reynolds. Enough said, right? (June 17th)

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10 Responses to Summer Movie Preview, Part 1

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    We see alot of movies in the summer, especially the kid-friendly ones. Too damn hot down here for anything else. I do love Johnny, so that one will be on the list I’m sure!

  2. Kailana says:

    I was looking up some of the movies coming out the rest of the year and there are a lot of ones that look rather good. I will probably see Pirates of the Caribbean at some point. I have read Something Borrowed and didn’t really enjoy it, but the movie might be more my thing. The other two you mention look good, too!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kelly – I just downloaded Something Borrowed on audio. Hmmmm….. Maybe I’ll put it down on the list – I have Master and Commander to listen to, too. :)

  3. heidenkind says:

    I’m really looking forward to the new Pirates movie. Pirates! You’ve got to watch that in theaters, too, so you get the full effect. :)

    When does the last Harry Potter come out?

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Tasha – Harry Potter comes out on July 15th – and will definitely show up in the last part of my summer movie preview – the one that will have the movies I’m looking forward to most! And you gave me a good idea – I should add release dates to these posts. :)

  4. Ladybug
    Twitter: escapeinabook
    says:

    Thanks for sharing, CarrieK :) I want to see all of the movies above(and before this post I only knew of POC 4). I’m also waiting for Cars 2 with my son.

  5. Marg
    Twitter: MargReads
    says:

    I read Something Borrowed and didn’t really like it all that much (preferred the sequel). Having said that , I do want to see the movie. Maybe it will be one of those rare occassions when the movie is better than the book.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Marg – you’re the second person whose opinion I respect who has said that Something Borrowed wasn’t that good. Maybe I’ll forget about listening to the audiobook and just go see the movie!