Saturday, May 26, 2012

My Most Anticipated Summer Movies, Part 1 (June 2012)

Good morning, Muses!

Summer is right around the corner and while others rejoice with the return of warm days and hot fun in the sun, this is usually around the time I start getting depressed. Why, you ask? Because I actually HATE the heat. Yes, that's right, I am a fall and winter kind of girl. But I do have a few things that I enjoy in the summer that helps me get by. One is my birthday which is next month (June 27th). I also love going to BBQ's and eating BBQ food. Nothing can beat the taste of grilled food! And my last saving grace just so happens to be...SUMMER MOVIES!

This summer there are going to be some great new movies hitting theaters, big budget blockbusters and independent films alike. I wanted to share with everyone my most anticipated summer movies, starting with June. Below are my top five, in order by release date. Are any of these movies on your list to see?

JUNE 1st

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Genre: Action Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, Drama
Runtime: 2 hrs. 7 mins.
Rated: PG-13
Snow White & the Huntsman

Plot Summary: In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White's beauty and power.

JUNE 8th

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Genre: Science Fiction
Runtime: 2 hrs. 4 mins.
Rated: R
Website: Prometheus

Plot Summary: Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

JUNE 15th

Starring: Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti, Alec Baldwin
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Genre: Musical/Drama
Runtime: n/a
Rating: PG-13
Website: Rock of Ages

Plot Summary: A small-town girl and a big-city boy find their fates intersecting on the Sunset Strip, riding a wave of romance through the height of the "hair metal" scene as the off-Broadway musical rocks its way to the big screen courtesy of choreographer-turned-director Adam Shankman (A Walk to Remember, Hairspray). Arriving in Hollywood with stars in her eyes, Sherrie (Julianne Hough) meets Drew (Diego Boneta), and together they plunge headlong into the local rock scene. Meanwhile, as Sherrie struggles to stay afloat in a churning sea of rock 'n' roll excess, she gets swept off her feet by audacious rock star Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise). Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, and Bryan Cranston co-star in a movie featuring music by Journey, Def Leppard, Poison, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Foreigner, Joan Jett, and REO Speedwagon.

JUNE 27th

Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry
Directed by: Benh Zeitlin
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1 hr. 13 mins.
Rated: PG-13
Website: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Plot Summary: A six year old girl from the southern Delta searches for her long lost mother after her father falls ill and the world spins out of balance in the film that took home the Grand Jury Prize and Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. A harsh but loving father, Wink swore that his beloved daughter Hushpuppy would be prepared for the day he was no longer able to look after her. Little did Wink realize that day would come sooner than anyone suspected, and when illness strikes him down nature runs amuck. As the soaring temperatures melt ice caps and the sea levels swell, a race of prehistoric beasts named the aurochs emerge to reclaim the planet. Meanwhile, as the apocalypse unfolds, determined Hushpuppy bravely sets out on a mission to reunite with the mother she's never known.

JUNE 29th

Starring: Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Runtime: n/a
Rated: R
Website: Magic Mike

Plot Summary: Set in the world of male strippers, "Magic Mike" is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum ("Dear John," "Step Up") in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

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