Monday, May 19, 2008

Summer Movies 2008


I finally got to see Iron Man this past weekend. It was very good, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes either superhero movies or shoot-um-ups. It also had me and my husband wanting to know if most superheros prefer redheads? Perhaps I need to further lighten and redden my hair.

During the previews, I got to review some movies that are coming out this summer and later in the year, and I decided to look into all the movies coming out soon. Here is a list of movies I'm excited about:
  • The Dark Knight (I love Batman. This looks like a very noir film, made even more dark by the death of Heath, the actor who played the Joker. Reminds me of Brandon Lee and the movie The Crow.)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Wall-E
  • The Happening
  • The X-Files: I Want to Believe (Perhaps it's time to introduce my son to The X-Files. He loves UFOs and investigations.)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (The cartoons were great-I'm sure the CG version will be great too!)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (November 2008)
  • Star Trek (coming out in a year, May 2009) - Perhaps I'll get to see a longer trailer this summer!
I also want everyone to be aware that I can be weary about the big summer blockbusters. There are some notable movies off my list, including Caspian, Hulk, and Speed Racer. Even those on my list can be skipped--it's getting too expensive to go out to movies and I may just have to wait until they are out on DVD.

Also note that I don't like chick-flicks. I think that the best movies in the genre were filmed in the 40's and 50's, and they are becoming boring and predictable now.

Do you have any recommendations? Let me know in the comments. It does look like and exciting movie season!

2 comments:

Colleen said...

I, too, HATE chick flicks. I don't get much time for movies these days, but I love me some Netflix!

One good one you may have missed was called "The Illusionist". VERY good! Edward Norton was in it. It came out in '06, but it's still worth a watch.

Janet said...

Did you see a preview for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince???