Movies of the Summer

| 6/30/2011 10:23:48 AM

Jean TellerJune’s been pretty quiet on the movie front. Since we last talked movies, I’ve seen Kung Fu Panda 2 (fun, not as good as the first one, but sweet), Queen of the Sun (a documentary on bees, very enlightening and well done), Super 8 (excellent, less about aliens and more about family, friends and loss), and rented Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (yuck, loved the series but this extra …. not so much), Ten-Inch Hero (excellent, an indie rom-com from 2007 with Jensen Ackles in the cast. Enough said.), No Strings Attached (funny, well done, a bit on the raunchy side and more depth than I thought it would have), Tangled (cute and fun) and Tron: Legacy (definitely not worth it).

The Tourist and Hereafter (new additions to my collection) are waiting in my DVD player.

I also watched from my collection The Last Starfighter (cheesy fun from the 1980s), Speed and The Replacements (what can I say? I’m a fan of Keanu Reeves, and I watch The Replacements when I need to laugh) and The Italian Job (love the Mini Coopers racing against the train).

Here we go for July.

  Transformers returns with Dark Side of the Moon.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson and Josh Duhamel, with newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whitely, this third in the franchise focuses on a hidden spacecraft on the moon. Looks like some crazy special effects. Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens June 29, is rated PG-13 (but lots of violence, parents) and is being released in 3D and IMAX formats. 

Nebraska Dave
7/2/2011 9:04:50 AM

Jean, good job of movie review again. I've seen Panda 2 with my grandson and even he got a little fidgety about an hour into the movie. His Mom took him to see Cars 2 so I don't have an opinion on that one yet. He goes to see the transformer's movie with his Dad when he visits him in July. I am also interested in the alien cowboy movie too. I think I just might go see that one at the theatre. It's always a must read when you put out a movie review post. Your likes and dislikes are very similar to mine. Keep up the good work. Have a great day at the movies.