Summer Lovin’ Mainstream – Top 10

04/29/2011

Lists

As summer begins to heat up, me and everyone else will be flocking to theaters for some great entertainment and air condition. Here are my Top 10 mainstream movies of 2011 I want to see in theaters.
 
*Click the title for summary; Click the poster for the trailer
 
 
10. “Crazy Stupid Love” – Out July 29th
Yes it is I guess the male version of “Eat Pray Love” but it looks a lot more entertaining. With a cast that includes Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, Julianne Moore and Kevin Bacon what could possible go wrong. Check out my review of “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”.
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9. “The Debt” – Out August 31st
It’s been almost a year since I first saw the trailer, and I have been waiting to get a chance to see this. With a story that looks interesting and involves espionage, Nazis, Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington and many other. This looks like it’s gonna be another great ride in Berlin. {NOTE: At the time of writing this I didn’t realize that this is actually an Indie} Check out my review of “The Debt”.
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8. “Larry Crowne” – Out July 1st TRAILER
A story about a middle-age man that decides to reinvent himself by going back to college, all from the mind of Tom Hanks who co-wrote, directs and stars in this along with Julia Roberts. The two proved that they had great chemistry in “Charlie Wilson’s War” so we will just have to wait and see it will be that way again.
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7. “Green Lantern” – Out June 17th TRAILER
As far a comic books goes this is only one of many this summer to give fan boys what they have been craving. Personally I don’t read comics but this still looks like it will be very interesting, as Ryan Reynolds dons the green ring and lantern and becomes another actor on the list of iconic superhero.
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6. “Thor” – Out May 6th TRAILER 
See I told you many comic book adaptations this summer, but what better time to do it then summer, everyone is out of school. This one will kick off the summer blockbusters, with a fairly unknown actor in the lead but with many familiar faces next to him and also in the directors chair. Surprising me and probably many other, Kenneth Branagh is the one directing this, well fingers crossed it’s as great as his other work.
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5. “Cowboys and Aliens” – Out July 29th
With a ton of big names behind it not only from the director but to the producers. An all star cast of the highest caliber, and with a story that deals with aliens in the old west, who wouldn’t flock to this film. I think it will be a tie for the biggest of the summer blockbuster along with “Super 8”. Check out my review of “Cowboys & Aliens”.
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4. “The Help” – Out August 12th
In this we will be transported to the south circa the 1960’s where there is an unspoken code of rules and how thanks to three incredible women those rule get shattered. This is based on the 2009 book of the same name by Kathryn Stockett, this looks like it will be a memorable movie thanks in part to the great cast of big and talented names. Check out my review of “The Help”.
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3. “The Beaver” – Out May 6th (Limited) May 20th (Wide)
With Jodie Foster calling the shots directing her third feature film the last being 1995’s “Home For The Holidays” it proved to be a harder task, with the films release date constantly being moved and also having to deal with the media mess that is Mel Gibson. But that is all being pushed aside as this unique and controversial story gets ready to come out. With Richard Roper already calling it a “something approaching a masterpiece” & “brilliant” with Gibson giving “arguably the best performance of his career”. Well the rest of us will just have to wait and see about that. {NOTE: At the time of writing this I didn’t realize that this is actually an Indie} Check out my review of “The Beaver”.
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2. “Super 8” – Out June 10th
Another sci-fi film produced by Steven Spielberg this summer, but this time with J.J. Abrams behind the camera. Like Spielberg is known for when the teaser trailer is release he knows how to give you practically nothing but enough for you to go “Holy crap I have to see this” and that was the case with this. With the teaser only showing you a train and some kids it already had me hooked to see it. But now that I know more of the story, nothing is stopping me for seeing this on the big screen. Check out my review of “Super 8”.
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Now anyone who is a Harry Potter fan will not be missing this, after following the series for over a decade the film franchise is sadly getting wrapped up nicely in the much anticipated 2nd part of the final book. After leaving us on the edge of ours seats by the end of the last film, fans have been waiting for this films July 15th date to get closer, and as it does now fans are just waiting for advance ticket sales to go on. I wouldn’t be surprises if the opening weekend is sold out for people not just seeing it once but multiple times. This will be a hard series to move on from, but don’t let that spoil the epic end. Check out my review of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”.
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