Quiet Summer for Movies

| 6/10/2010 11:06:15 AM

Jean TellerWhile May offered a number of fun films, June’s looking a little slim.

I managed to see Iron Man 2 (good, just not as good as the first one), Letters to Juliet (quiet charmer), Prince of Persia (more fun than I expected), and I hope to see Robin Hood this weekend.

So here are the few movies hitting theaters this month that I may go see:

Killers: Starring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher, Killers opened June 4. The trailers look good: A woman meets the man of her dreams, and he turns out to be a hired killer. I’m having a bit of a problem with Heigl and her attitude toward the world, so I may skip this one. Killers is rated PG-13.

The A-Team takes another look at the iconic 1980s television series.

The A-Team: Loosely based on the 1980s television series, the film stars Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharito Copley, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Jessica Biel. If the movie has even half the fun and charm of the series, it should be good. I’m looking forward to this one, to tell you the truth. Partly because I adore Liam Neeson, and Bradley Cooper is a favorite since Alias. Rated PG-13, The A-Team opens June 11. Expect a lot of explosions!

Jean Teller
6/14/2010 8:25:56 AM

Hi, Dave - when my nephews were younger, I used to like taking them to the movies. It gave me a good excuse to go a children's movie! :) Nowadays, I just wait and rent them. LOL Toy Story 3 may be a rental - I'm not sure I'm going to keep putting out the extra money for the 3D offerings. Hi, Cindy, I too have heard that A-Team is good. I saw Robin Hood this weekend - enjoyed it, tho it's tad long - I'll put The A-Team on the agenda for next weekend. :) Tell your movie critic I like her taste!

Cindy Murphy
6/13/2010 10:25:42 PM

This just in from the movie addict/critic in the family - (the teenager; adult judgement still pending) - the A-Team is awesome. According to her, it's got something for the whole family (minus the little one) - plot and intrigue that I like, action for Hubs, and comedy for her. And bonus effects too - oh-so-smokin' hot scenery in the form of Bradley Cooper. A definitely "must-see" in her book. Of course, the last "must-see" movies she recommended were "Men Who Talk To Goats", (I think I fell asleep during that one), and "Zombie Land", which I hate to admit I liked enough to sit it through twice, but pay for only once (the video rental was for 5 nights).

Nebraska Dave
6/10/2010 3:03:02 PM

Jean, since I now have a five year old grandson in the house I have already been informed that we will be seeing Toy Story 3. My movie and TV viewing mentality has changed just a little since he moved in a couple months ago. I guess the reason that movies are down this month is that we are supposed to be gone on vacation. However, the only vacation affordable is to go to the movie and not actually go where the movie was filmed. It’s difficult to justify the California or Florida theme park when one of the parents just lost a job. I would think that movie attendance would be up in the difficult times and the vacationing would be down. Be as it may I think that my movie viewing will be in the PG and lower rating for quite a few years. Thanks for the always informative reviews on the box office viewing for the month.

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