Screen Rant’s 2010 Summer Movie Preview

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 4th, 2014 at 10:09 am,

JUNE

Get Him To The Greek – June 4

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Synopsis: In this spinoff of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Russell Brand reprises his role as vain rocker Aldous Snow. Jonah Hill plays Aaron Green, a music industry gopher who is dispatched to London by none other than P. Diddy to escort Snow to a concert appearance in NYC. Debauchery and hilarity ensue.

Our Take: Hey, if  you liked Sarah Marshall and was a fan of Brand’s rockstar hijinks, then why not have a go at Greek? Personally, I’ll wait for the DVD.

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Splice – June 4

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Synopsis: Two young rebellious scientists (Adrian Brody and Sarah Polley) defy legal and ethical boundaries, splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named “Dren”, the creature rapidly develops into something fantastic…and deadly.

Our Take: Vincenzo Natali (Cube) is a writer/director known for taking an interesting premise and adding deeper layers to it. We have a feeling Splice could be good…just not the creature-feature most people are expecting.

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Killers – June 4

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Synopsis: A vacationing woman (Katherine Heigl) meets her ideal man (Ashton Kutcher), leading to a swift marriage. Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple.

Our Take: Shouldn’t this film be titled Mr. & Mrs. Smith: The Reboot? More to the point, the names “Heigl and Kutcher” headlining a film automatically make me never want to see it. Pass.

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The A-Team – June 11

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Synopsis: In this re-imagining of the classic 80s TV series, a group of Iraq War veterans look to clear their names with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime they were framed for.

Our Take: The A-Team trailers have shown us some good, some bad and some definite ugly; but all in all, this looks like it could be a fun popcorn flick.

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Karate Kid – June 11

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Synopsis: Work pressures cause a single mother to move to China with her young son (Jaden Smith). Bullied in his new home, the boy embraces Kung Fu, taught to him by a master of the self-defense form (Jackie Chan).

Our Take: This movie has gotten a bad wrap – some of it undeserved. By the way: it’s called “The Karate Kid” for a reason, even though Smith’s character actually learns Kung Fu.

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Toy Story 3 – June 18

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Synopsis: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of their toy-box friends are dumped in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, departs for college. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and the rest of the gang return, with new toys voiced by Michael Keaton, Timothy Dalton, Whoopi Goldberg and others.

Our Take: It’s Pixar and Toy Story – need we say more? Unless you’re totally averse to animated movies (how heartless you are!) then you’ll be in the theater to catch this.

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Jonah Hex - June 18

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Synopsis: In the Wild West, a scarred bounty hunter (Josh Brolin) tracks a voodoo practitioner (John Malkovich) bent on liberating the South by raising an army of the undead.

Our Take: This film has been plagued with problems including re-shoots under a different director. We’re not expecting much at this point – so if you’re an optimist, there’s plenty of room for pleasant surprise.

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Grown Ups – June 25

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Synopsis: Thirty years after their high school graduation, five good friends reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend. Kevin James, David Spade, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and Chris Rock play the friends.

Our Take: A movie with some of the biggest names in comedy entertainment sharing the screen, yet the trailers have spent a lot of time focusing on Selma Hayek – that tell you anything? Let me know when this film hits HBO – I’ll set my DVR.

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Knight & Day – June 25

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Synopsis: An action-comedy centered on a fugitive couple (Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz) who embark on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately hinging on the battle of truth vs. trust.

Our Take: It’s not that the film looks bad – it just looks like re-heated leftovers of the Mission: Impossible franchise. Still, there are plenty of people who will show up to see Cruise and Diaz trading sparks.

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – June 30

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Synopsis: In this third installment, lovestruck teenager Bella (Kristen Stewart) must choose between her vampire boyfriend Edward (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner). Meanwhile, a conflict between vampires and werewolves reaches a head. Director David Slade (30 Days of Night) is at the helm this time.

Our Take: At this point you either love The Twilight Saga or you hate it. David Slade is an inspired directing choice, and the trailer makes Eclipse looks like it could be the best installment yet, relatively speaking.

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TAGS: despicable me, eclipse, get him to the greek, grown ups, inception, iron man 2, jonah hex, killers, knight and day, macgruber, nanny mcphee 2, piranha 3d, predators, priest, prince of persia, robin hood, salt, scott pilgrim, sex and the city 2, shrek forever after, sorcerer's apprentice, the a-team, the adjustment bureau, the expendables, the karate kid, the last airbender, toy story 3

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  1. Looking forward to Iron Man 2 (but you knew that, right?), Inception and Toy Story 3 with great anticipation, but after that …

    Robin Hood is a “probably”; Jonah Hex and Predators are “maybes”.

    As for the rest… I may wait for them to appear on DVD or on my friendly neighborhood premium cable channel.

  2. I'm looking forward to “Iron Man 2.” Naturally that's a given… but even more so, I'm excited for “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” I think that movie will just blow me away. I've been missing Edgar Wright lately.

    “Robin Hood” I'm seeing for the added bonus of lack of CGI. I can't wait to see a movie that relies on the acting chops and not the graphics cluttering the scenes. “The A-Team” will be good summer fun and I have this growing attraction for “Knight and Day.” Tom Cruise is just making me laugh in those previews.

    “Nanny McPhee” I could take my kid sister to and I will be seeing “Eclipse” because I am one of those fans. “The Adjustment Bureau” sounded interesting. I don't want to see Matt Damon turn into Jason Bourne but this could be good fun. “Sex and the City 2″ will probably be seen on a girls night out after many cosmos are consumed beforehand.

    I'm probably the only person who is not really interested in seeing “Toy Story 3.” I don't really remember the second one all that much and I really hate spending money on a movie ticket to see a cartoon. My movie theatre contact is moving back for the summer so hopefully I'll get to see the majority of these for free – - because who turns down a free movie.

  3. awsome

  4. I'm gonna go see nearly all of those. Sex and the City 2, Eclipse, Nanny, and Piranhas basically the only ones I wont be seeing.

  5. The only movie i want to see is inception,everything else looks terrible on this list.

  6. Even Iron Man?

  7. Honestly, all the “grown-up” movies don't appeal to me. I'm looking forward to Toy Story 3 and the final Shrek. I'm really glad that the last Twilight is coming out, because THEN WE'RE DONE WITH THEM!!!

  8. Robin Hood, Iron Man, Shrek, Toy Story……movies I'd rather see. SATC 2 + Twilight total chick flicks…..

  9. As far as games to movies go, I thought Hitman was pretty good…..

  10. Im still enjoying last years releases, especially LEGION- check this out http://bit.ly/9TPjDD

  11. Expendables!!!

  12. Most of the movies this summer seem like a dissapoinment; just bunch of remakes and sequels. The only remake that looks promising is the A-Team. McGruber looks good also it reminds me of the old SNL movies that were great.

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  13. I can't wait for the new Spider-Man re boot as long as they don't go back in to his origin maybe one flash back that tells it all in five minutes. Then get on with the new actor who palys Peter Parker and Mary Jane. Please make him as close as possible to Peter in school in the early Marvel tells of the Amazing Spider Man. In the early comics Peter was not dating Mary Jane. The new actor who is cast as Spider Man must be ture to the early high school Peter Parker. Lastly studios should look at scripts that we pen for the Marvel Super heros as well as DC comic heros. Like my Super Man 2014 script. So everyone start writing.

  14. Im realy looking forward to seeing prince of persia i hear its reall active :).

  15. i really want to see it but i don’t know if i’m old enough

  16. i cannot wait to see it! i really want to see Jackson Rathbone as Sokka.

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