My Summer Movie Schedule

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With the summer movie season just a few weeks away from kicking off, I’ve been going over the release schedule to figure out my game plan.  Below is my must and likely see list for the next few months.  Notice some high profile omitions.


Hobo With a Shotgun – May 6 – This unlikely movie is a rage on the Torrents and there’s not enough B-movie grindhouse flicks out there. Plus, how can you not see it with that title?

Thor – May 6 – Um, yes please. With each video and teaser, I want to see this more.

Something Borrowed – May 6 – I’m a sucker for rom-coms, but this one will likely be seen through television and Netflix

Priest – May 13 – I haven’t read the graphic novel, but the trailers have me sucked in.

Bridesmaids – May 13 – This one is on the edge, but it’s possible it’s a female version of the Hangover.

Everything Must Go – May 13 – The story of a man who gets rid of everything. It looks very interesting.

Skateland – May 13 – I’m sure it won’t get much coverage, but this seems like Adventureland, but in a skate rink.

The Hangover II – May 26 – I’ve seen the first one too many times to count. This is one of my most anticipated movies of the summer.

The Tree of Life – May 27 – Brad Pitt and Sean Penn? This screams a nice adult night out during the big action summer.


X-Men: First Class – June 3 – I remain skeptical, but the trailers have got be a lot less worried.

Super 8 – June 10 – J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg?  Sign me up.

Green Lantern – June 17 – I still remain skeptical but the first trailer has me a lot less worried.

Bad Teacher – June 24 – Justin Timberlake is hillarious.  Don’t believe me?  Check out any time he’s on SNL for proof.

Conan O’Briend Can’t Stop – June 24 – This documentary has me intrigued and a lot of buzz coming out of SXSW.


Transformers: Dark of the Moon – July 1 – The second movie was horrible. I’m crossing my fingers the second one is much better.

Horrible Bosses – July 8 – This comedy looks hilarious.  I think it has potential to be a Hangover like summer breakout.

Project Nim – July 8 – Another documentary but this one with monkeys.  Monkeys!

Captain America: The First Avenger – July 22 – The first trailer got me drooling.  I can’t wait for this film.

Friends With Benefits – July 22 – This is a replay of a certain other movie, but another movie with Justin Timberlake (hilarious) and the very beautiful Mila Kunis is a must see for me.

Another Earth – July 22 – A Sundance darling that’s described part sci-fi, astronomy and philosophy.  Sounds like my type of movie.

Cowboys & Aliens – July 29 – Read the title again, do I need to say why I want to see it? I haven’t read the graphic novel, but you better believe I will before the movie opens.

Crazy, Stupid, Love – July 29 – A movie with Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling has me intrigued.

The Guard – July 29 – I saw a bit about this movie at Sundance, it had me interested at that point.


Rise of the Planet of the Apes – August 5 – I’m a big fan of the entire Apes series (other than the crappy remake).  A new prequel is on a must-see list for me.

Conan the Barbarian – August 19 – The original is a classic.  It’ll be tough to top it.

Our Idiot Brother – August 26 – Another Sundance buzzed about movie.  This is the other that has potential to be a Hangover like summer hit.