The 13 Summer Movies We Can’t Wait To See
2:45 pm, June 1st | by
The Jane Dough
The Jane Dough will likely spend its summer feverishly searching for any available air conditioned enclosure (why wouldn’t we?). And sure, both TJD editors braved the very toasty southwestern quadrant of the U.S. for college — but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a frosty cold movie theater.
But we won’t settle for just any old flick — here are the 13 summer movies we can’t wait to see.
1. Snow White And The Huntsman, June 1
It's safe to say our
sister site, was way ahead of the curve on the The Mary Sue, Snow White And The Huntsman bandwagon. But a "warrior" Snow White is something we can get behind.
2. Pink Ribbons, Inc., June 1 (In New York and LA)
You probably remember some teeny tiny little controversy with Susan G. Komen earlier this year… right? Well, all the better then that the new documentary,
is premiering today. Timely and necessary. We're there. Pink Ribbons, Inc.
3. Safety Not Guaranteed, June 8
Is it okay to be excited about a movie just because it has
Parks & Recreation's Aubrey Plaza in it? Or because the trailer includes the line, "the world is mostly full of jankholes"? If so, then I'm excited about Safety Not Guaranteed.
4. Take This Waltz, June 14
We've heard this story before: Woman with totally nice husband develops feelings for her neighbor and has no idea what she wants. It's cliche, but I think the inclusion of Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams, and Sarah Silverman warrants a trip to the theater.
5. To Rome With Love, June 22
Woody Allen, Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg…
6. Magic Mike, June 29
Shut up; leave me alone.
7. Savages, July 6
As a "Gossip Girl" fan, I'm thrilled to see Blake Lively in an action film. She plays a California girl who gets kidnapped by the Mexican drug cartel due to her two pot grower boyfriends' refusal to combine forces.
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, August 3
While the second film installment of the "Wimpy Kid" film series was a bit of a disappointment, we hope the third time's a charm here. Main character Greg is growing up and elated for summer, but quickly realizes it brings just as many bad experiences as school. Man, being a kid really blows these days!
9. Hope Springs, August 10
We're really hoping this one will have the same picturesque charm as "It's Complicated." In "Hope Springs," Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep are an old married couple trying to restore the spark in their union through the help of a marriage counselor portrayed by Steve Carell. Should be a nice summer treat.
10. The Campaign, August 10
We've said it before but we'll say it again: This looks awesome. Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis lampooning the political system? Yes, please.
11. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, September 14
Technically this movies trailer hasn't
"debuted" yet (movie trailer debuts -- that's a thing now, huh?), so I'm going in a little bit blind on this one. But I think the movie's pedigree speaks for itself.
12. The Words, September 21
Is it just me, or does Bradley Cooper keep playing writers onscreen? Regardless, he's a struggling one in "The Words," which follows his character make it big upon stealing another man's book. Plagiarism eventually leads to bad things, so it'll be interesting to see what becomes of his character.
13. House at the End of the Street, September 21
Even though horror movies keep me up at night, I'm excited for this one because it stars multifaceted Jennifer Lawrence, whose character moves to a neighborhood in which a young woman killed her parents.