9 Movies We’re Looking Forward To: June 2012

Published 2 years ago by , Updated June 3rd, 2012 at 11:36 am, This is a list post.

Prometheus Cast We've finally arrived at the summer movie season of 2012, and June promises to be a huge month with some studios releasing their biggest movies of the year. So far this year we've witnessed a couple of blockbuster misfires, but that pattern could easily change this month with a slew of big-budget releases arriving in theaters. Right now, the biggest surprise of this June list is what's not on it. It was only in late May that the release date of the potential summer blockbuster G.I. Joe: Retaliation was surprisingly pushed back nine months. Even without that on the schedule, there are still a bunch of movies to look forward to this month. Here are nine movies that we at Screen Rant are impatiently waiting to see in theaters.

June 1: 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman Although it's only been a few months since Mirror, Mirror arrived in theaters, Snow White is returning to the big screen in Snow White and the Huntsman. This time, however, the classic tale takes on a far darker tone, as Charlize Theron plays the villainous queen wanting to kill the beautiful title character, who is played by Kristen Stewart. And although this is Rupert Sanders' directorial debut, he's already received plenty of buzz as a filmmaker, especially concerning his use of visual effects. In fact, he recently made our list of people we would like to see direct the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. Co-starring  Chris Hemsworth, Snow White and the Huntsman could be a great venue for Sanders to prove his talents as a director.

June 1: 'Piranha 3DD'

Piranha 3DD Swimmers Piranha 3D didn't light the box office on fire but it did receive strong notices from both critics and audiences alike. Piranha 3DD, its sequel,  looks like another B-movie that embraces the horror genre and the campiness that such films are often known for. Starring Christoper Lloyd, David Hasselhoff, and Garey Busey, no one expects 3DD to be a classic, but it could easily be a fun goofy treat for audiences who are tiring of the same old thing at the theater.  As a fan of the original, I'm elated to see this sequel and hope that it lives up to the original 3D film.

June 8: 'Prometheus'

Prometheus Poster In a long-awaited return to the genre that helped define him as a director, Ridley Scott returns to science fiction with his new film, Prometheus. Reportedly a prequel to Alien, the film stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and rising talent Michael Fessbender. The first reviews of Prometheus have already arrived and with only a week before its release, the film's buzz is quickly building. Prequels like this come with mixed expectations. It's exciting to see a filmmaker return to a familiar genre, but if the movie is weak, it could undermine the power of the franchise. We'll have to wait to see if this movie lives up to the sky-high expectations fans have built up for it.

June 15: 'Rock of Ages'

Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages A comedy about the 1980s might not sound like an interesting concept. But Rock of Ages isn't your typical 80s film. This movie-- based on the successful musical-- reportedly tells the story of a club struggling to survive in 1987. But the movie's biggest draw might be Tom Cruise's exciting turn as the (shirtless) rocker Stacee Jaxx. Films like this are usually disappointing odes to the decade of greed, but Ages looks different and with a cast that includes Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta-Jones, this could be a fun ride. Sure, we could be disappointed by it but Tom Cruise as a rock star is definitely something we want to see on the big screen.

June 22: 'Brave'

Brave Poster Pixar has a well-earned reputation as a great film studio that offers up flicks that both parents and their youngsters can enjoy. From the exciting Toy Story trilogy to the masterful Up to the wondrous Finding Nemo, the studio often combines brilliant animation with masterful storytelling. That being said, their latest release Cars 2 was a disappointment for both critics and many fans of the studio. With its newest film Brave, the studio is offering up a female-centered drama about a brilliant young archer in Scotland trying to prove herself. Will Pixar be able to prove its worth once again with another winner? We'll have to wait to see.

June 22: 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Poster Our nation's 16th president is known for a lot of great things - but fighting vampires is not one of them. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has a different story to tell about one of America's greatest presidents. Based on the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith, the film depicts Lincoln as a tough-as-nails warrior battling a legion of vampires. The unique premise is likely to bring viewers into the theater, but can this story hold up as a movie? Earlier this year, Grahame-Smith wrote the screenplay for the disappointing Dark Shadows-- read our review here-- but this story has a much better premise going for it. And who isn't excited to watch our President Lincoln engaging in hand-to-hand combat with vampires? I know I am stoked for this one.

June 22: 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World'

Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World In Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Steve Carell plays a man who is struggling with the end of civilization. Judging from the trailer alone, World looks like a dramedy that focuses on the impact to relationships of a set of individuals after learning that the world is near its end. It's not a typical plot by any stretch, but this movie seems to offer a quirky look at a dramatic situation that would assuredly change many people's actions and behaviors. Although the premise could turn people off, its cast includes several fine actors including  Carrell, Keira Knightley, and Patton Oswalt.

June 29: 'Magic Mike'

Channing Tatum and the Cast of Magic Mike Despite the fact that G.I. Joe was pushed back until next year, Channing Tatum still has a big release coming out this month. In Magic Mike, Tatum stars as the title character: a successful young stripper teaching the ropes to a newbie in the industry (Alex Pettyfer). Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Mike also stars Olivia Munn and Matthew McConaughey. With a story that is loosely based on Tatum's real-life experiences as a stripper and a strong director at the helm, Magic Mike could turn out to be a sleeper at the box office if it fulfills its potential.

June 29: 'Ted'

Mark Wahlberg in Ted

When G.I. Joe's release date was pushed back,  the new comedy Ted was pushed forward and will be now be released on the same date that G.I. Joe was supposed to hit theaters. That gives this new comedy-- about a grown man's affection for a  foul-mouthed teddy bear-- a more prominent place on the calendar.

Seth MacFarlane, who writes Family Guy and American Dad, takes a stab at the big screen with this quirky new film.  It remains to be seen if MacFarlane's humor will translate to the multiplex, but with a cast headlined by Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg, the film has potential.

9 Movies We're Looking Forward To: June 2012

Brave Photo With a new Pixar movie, a prequel to Alien and a couple of inventive dramas coming to theaters this month, June could be an intriguing one at the box office. Will these films prove more viable at the domestic box office than disappointments like John Carter and Battleship? We'll have to wait to find out. Here again is our list of the nine movies that we are most looking forward to in June... June 1st: Piranha 3DD, Snow White and the Huntsman June 8th: Prometheus June 15th: Rock of Ages June 22nd:Brave, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Seeking a Friend for the End of the World June 29th: TedMagic Mike, Follow me on Twitter @johnhanlon.
TAGS: abraham lincoln vampire hunter, brave, magic, piranha 3dd, prometheus, rock of ages, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, snow white and the huntsman, ted

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  1. Am I insane or is the “NEXT” button missing on the SWATH page?

    • your not insane, i don’t have a next button either

      • Bloody hell. Thanks for letting us know, guys. *I* can see it fine across multiple browsers but I’m getting reports that it doesn’t show up for some people.

        Vic

      • John, B-list,

        Can you guys email me vic@screenrant.com with the particulars of your browsers/system? It would help with troubleshooting this issue. I have NO idea why some people can’t see those buttons. :-(

        Vic

        • I have a Safari browser version 5.1.7 and I can’t hit next either. Thanks

          • Hey guys, please refresh your cache and let me know if you’re still having the same issue. I made a change but I don’t know if it will fix it since I can’t replicate the problem.

            Vic

            • pwnz0rz iphone and windows phone, Blackberry Bold 9900 and I have the prev and next buttons and they work fine.

              BTW Vic, I know the problem. For some reason on the other browsers, the Prev and Next buttons instead of being on the same line as the (# of 9) it’s ABOVE it, so the buttons are actually above the visible frame. Try moving making the frame taller, or moving the buttons to the bottom of the text or something else to move them down, the top border frame covers half of the buttons on my Blackberry but I can still see and click on them. But that doesn’t happen on IE9…

              If that fixes the problem, you’re welcome. :-P

            • @Vic

              This is how it appears on my Blackberry: http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h12/demon_mustang/IMG_0985.jpg

              I’m sure for the others, it’s even further up and completely covered by that top frame. And that’s why they can’t see it.

              • Ken J,

                THANKS! That is SUPER helpful. Now, I need to figure out why person A on a PC using Chrome sees the buttons but person B on a PC using Chrome does not.

                I can’t find a connection between those who can see it and those who can’t on PC/Mac browsers.

                Vic

            • Finally worked for me on my phone. Thanks Vic.

              • Checked it on my computer at work (where the problem began for me) and it works fine now.

            • The buttons appear now but they’re not clickable. :(

              • Honestly Vic, I’ve never liked this format anyway. Should just follow the KISS rule and make the list on one or two regular pages…

              • Martini,

                Please tell me you’re kidding.

                Vic

        • I’m using Google Chrome. I kept refreshing thinking it was my browser’s problem.

          Still can’t see anything. :(

        • Interesting… thankfully it’s always worked for me (I use the beloved Internet Explorer), but yeah… I can understand the frustration.

          I’ll also mention that personally I prefered it when you guys just did these lists as a page/multiple pages rather than this format :)

          • Yep, Internet Explorer 9, no problems navigating the panels. :-)

            • Ken J,

              There’s a reason for it or I wouldn’t be using it.

              Vic

              • @Vic

                I’m sure there is, but is it worth all of this trouble? ;-)

                *peer pressure* lol

        • Google Chrome – no next button on SWATH page
          Windows Phone 7.5 w/ Internet Explorer – no next button on Prometheus page

          Thanks Vic

        • huh, now I can’t see the buttons anymore.
          It worked fine yesterday (could go though the entire list of movies using the newest version of Google Chrome) but today, as soon as I click “Start”, there aren’t any “Prev” or “Next” buttons on the SWATH page :(

          • Bloody hell. I’ve put it back to the way it was. This is going to be more complicated than I thought.

            Vic

            • Gang,

              I THINK IT’S FIXED!

              Please let me know (and I hope your answer is “yes, it works now”).

              Thanks,

              Vic

              • OMG, now I can’t see it on IE9!!
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                LOL, did your blood pressure start to rise?? I’m kidding of course, still works fine for me…

              • Working fine for me now (on Google Chrome)…

  2. Yeah… nothing to see here. I’ll be skipping the theater in June and save my money for July.

    • So totally agree… Not really lighting my fire especially with MIB3 and the Avengers just out and so good… These don’t really cut the mustard. I’m still trying to figure out this Magic Mike thing… don’t really get into Channing Tatum so next… The BATMAN! Snow White and the Huntsman and Brave maybe, the others can wait…

    • How can Prometheus not get you excited? Abraham Lincoln:VH also looks interesting. I’ll definitely be seeing those 2 in the theater.

      @Vic…Firefox 12.0 and the next buttons appear fine.

      • I’ve never been much of a sci-fi fan… and the Alien series doesn’t interest me. I get bored just watching the trailer for Prometheus.

  3. No Madagascar?

    wut

  4. I liked Piranha 3D because it was actually pretty funny. But I just found out that the sequel is not by the same director, and early reviews are pretty much saying that while the first one had its charm, this one was just lacking in everything and was very poorly done. That somehow it is lacking in gore, girls, humor, everything that made the first one cheesy fun…

    • I WAS looking forward to the Piranha sequel… then I found out it had David Hasselhoff, and is directed by the same guy who ruined the two sequels to Feast (I KNOW he did Feast 1 as well, but he was under VERY tight control on the set of Project Green Light at the time).

  5. Snow White and the Huntsman (definitely)
    Prometheus (definitely)
    Brave (maybe)
    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (probably, but I think that’s being released in July here in SA)
    Ted (maybe… if there’s really nothing better to do – but I’m starting to think this might just be a rental for me)

    • if u mean South Australia when you say SA then Abraham Lincoln comes out in the start of August

      • No, he means South Africa.

      • South-Africa actually, but I just checked the release dates and ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ is in fact coming out at the start of August here as well!
        Guess that’s good news considering there aren’t a lot of other cool movies coming out in August…

  6. SWATH, Prometheus, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for sure. Don’t care about the rest.

  7. I will probably wait for Snow White and the Huntsman via Netflix, and maybe Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter if the reviews are good, but I’ll definitely be seeing Prometheus at the theater.

  8. I’m on the iPhone and can’t get to the next page

  9. Looks like its promethious and snow white this month for me

  10. Vampire Slayer looks like a joke. Even though it is based off a book, the title will lead several people away from the movie.

  11. Of these, I know I’m going to Brave because my daughter says so. And since the wife is pregnant, I think I’ll save our money until Spidey comes out even though Prometheus will be hard to resist. We’ll need some winter movie rentals.

  12. SWATH – Looks interesting even if it’s just to watch Charlize Theron
    Prometheus – Absolutely
    Piranha/Rock of Ages/Brave/SaFFTEOTW, Ted – Think I’ll wait to come to cable
    Abe Lincoln – Mmmm, pass
    Magic Mike – Another pass

  13. Only ones I’d see in theaters are Prometheus and Snow White (although MAYBE Ted if I’m looking for a comedy – I’m a huge family guy fan). Need to save money for Amazing Spider-man, and 4 showings of TDKR (give or take)

  14. I don’t think there will be many straight men in the Magic Mike theaters.

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