Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Summer 2013 Picks

These are the movies being released this summer that I intend to some point:

Iron Man 3 (5/3)
Because everyone will be watching it.

The Great Gatsby (5/10)
Because Baz Lurhmann is never boring.

Star Trek Into Darkness (5/17)
Because I'm a huge Star Trek fan.

Before Midnight (5/24)
I haven't caught any of this series, but I will at some point.

Epic (5/24)
Animated flick featuring the voice of Colin Farrell.

Fast & Furious 6 (5/24)
Because it's a classic series at this point.

The Hangover III (5/24)

After Earth (6/7)
Because I'm a huge Shyamalan fan.  And a huge Will Smith fan.

Much Ado About Nothing (6/7)
As much for Shakespeare as Whedon.  Probably more for Shakespeare, though.

The Bling Ring (6/14)
Because I'm a huge Sofia Coppola fan.

Man of Steel (6/14)
Because I'm a huge Superman fan.  And Zack Snyder fan.

Monsters University (6/21)
Because I liked the first one.

World War Z (6/21)
Because I'm a huge Brad Pitt fan.

Byzantium (6/28)
Because it stars Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton.

Despicable Me 2 (7/3)
Because I loved the first one.

The Lone Ranger (7/3)
I wouldn't miss it for anything.

Girl Most Likely (7/19)
Because I'm a huge Kristen Wiig fan.

RED 2 (7/19)
Because I liked the first one.

RIPD (7/19)
Because it's high concept.

The Wolverine (7/26)
Because I'm hoping this one rocks.

300: Rise of an Empire (8/2)
Because I loved the first one.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (8/7)
Because I'm a fan of the series.

Kick-Ass 2 (8/16)
Because Jim Carrey's in it.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints (8/17)
Because Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck are in it.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (8/23)
Because Lily Collins is in it.

The World's End (8/23)
Because it's the conclusion of the Wright/Pegg/Frost "trilogy."

Closed Circuit (8/28)
Because I'm a huge Eric Bana fan.

Don Jon (8/30)
Because it's a film by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


  1. So, we are halfway done the summer...the first 14 have been released. Any chance we'll get an "update" post?

    1. Unlikely. Like the Scouring Monk post I did for the fall 2012 movie season, I just haven't had the opportunity to see most of them, and it will probably be years before I can catch up. A few years ago I would have seen all of these and more, but I'm just not in that position at the moment. This is like a holding card for movies that I figure will be worth remembering. So far just Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel, the essentials. (And they were worth it.)