Movies of the Summer

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

Tags: movies, Kung Fu Panda 2, Queen of the Sun, Super 8, Babylon 5, The Last Starfighter, Speed, The Replacements, The Italian Job, Ten Inch Hero, No Strings Attached, Tangled, Tron Legacy, The Tourist, Hereafter, Transformers Dark of the Moon, Larry Crowne, Monte Carlo, Terri, The Perfect Host, Zookeeper, Horrible Bosses, The Ward, Ironclad, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Captain America The First Avenger, Friends With Benefits, Cowboys and Aliens, Crazy Stupid Love, The Smurfs,

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.

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