While studios brought out a lot of the big names in today’s movies last month, June isn’t going to be an empty month.

Star Trek! Need I say more?

May brought Star Trek (excellent; I added the poster above just because the movie and the poster are so awesome!), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (so-so), Angels & Demons (so-so), and Termination Salvation (a bit of a disappointment) to the big screens, and June has one or two tricks up its sleeve as well. So here goes:

My Life in Ruins: Nia Vardalos returns to the big screen as a hapless tour guide looking for her dream job, her kefi (Greek for “mojo”) and her true love. The beauty of her native Greece creates the perfect backdrop for the tourists to find an exotic land and for Georgia (Vardalos) to find herself. I enjoyed Vardalos’ My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and I hope she has a hit here as well. Rated PG-13, My Life in Ruins opens June 5.

John Travolta takes a NYC subway train hostage in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.

The Taking of Pelham 123: This action flick (a remake of a 1974 film starring Walter Mathau; and a TV version was produced in 1998) stars Denzel Washington as the NYC subway dispatcher caught in a hostage situation masterminded by John Travolta. The trailers for this film look great, and it will probably be worth it just to see Travolta as another bad guy. Rated R (violence and language), The Taking of Pelham 123 opens June 12.

Jean Teller
6/15/2009 8:35:54 AM

Museum 2 is still on my list, Brenda. Maybe next weekend. Saw The Taking of Pelham 123 this weekend, and while I love Denzel Washington and John Travolta, my only thought after seeing the movie was "Why?" I'd say it might be worth a rental, eventually. Did see a trailer for another Sandra Bullock rom-com, tho. All About Steve also stars Bradley Cooper - looks kinda good.

Brenda Kipp_1
6/12/2009 4:54:20 PM

I'm as excited about the summer movies as you are, Jean. I especially want to see The Proposal (Sandra Bullock is the romantic comedy queen in my book), Public Enemies (Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in the same movie - can't beat that!)and My Sister's Keeper. I saw Museum 2 recently and liked it, but I thought they could have edited a couple of scenes. The special effects were awesome. I still liked the first one better. Did you get a chance to see Museum 2? If so, what did you think? Like you, I'm not a big Ben Stiller fan, but I liked him in these movies. I really liked him (and Edward Norton, too!) in Keeping the Faith (2000).

Jean Teller
6/11/2009 9:14:32 AM

Two Weeks Notice is a good one, too, Kirsten. Tho I have to admit that Hugh Grant sometimes grates a bit. I have enjoyed some of his other movies too, tho, so he must not get on my nerves too much! LOL I too have a penchant for rom-coms. A recent one that I missed (it didn't make it into the theaters) is The Accidental Husband with Uma Thurman, Colin Firth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Hmmmm, I think I'll head for the video store tonight!

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