2011 Summer Movie Guide ( May Edition )

Posted on May 9, 2011 |

What this crude, hastily put together graphic does indeed suggests,
I’ve decided to make my own Summer movie preview.

My love of cinema equals only my irrational love of all things music.

I can remember days in my misbegotten youth where school would be skipped
to go downtown and catch 3 movies in one day at the old Palace theater (RIP).

Those were the days.

Anyhoo …

I’ll break this into 4 parts. Show you what trailers have tickled my

Out Now

Directed by Jason Eisener
Rutger Hauer, Gregory Smith ( IMDB )

About a year ago, I discovered the joy of Grindhouse movies. I’ve been
on a steady diet of trailers from that era (1950s to mid 80s) ever since.

Hobo is an homage to the 70s revenge movie a la Death Wish, basically
Rutger Hauger getting his Bronson on, mowing down the bad element.

This is definitely not for the faint of hearts. Beheadings are a recurring
theme here. This is my fav film of the year so far and it’s also Canuck
made which fills me with pride.

Directed by Michael Goldbach
Starring: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Josh Lucas ( IMDB )

Kat Dennings playing a mopey high school teen who ain’t happy she just
moved in a small town.

She’s caught in a love triangle between her teacher and a stoner kid.

Kat Dennings is hella sexy. I’d watch her in anything. Even in an
angsty teen drama. Which I did and she made it worth the hassle.

Directed by Jim Mickle
Starring: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis, Danielle Harris ( IMDB )

A Vampire epidemic strikes. People turn into tasty treats on legs. They hide.
Hunters and slayers rises to the occasion. They fight back.

Wackiness ensues.

Directed by Takashi Miike
Starring: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya ( IMDB )

Samurai killing the shit out of each other to get to the evil warlord who they
want to slice and dice most of all.

Fun for the whole family.

Directed by Mitch Glazer
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Bill Murray, Kelly Lynch ( IMDB )

I’ll watch Bill Murray in anything.


The man rules all.

I just wish he would star in a straight up comedy again.

Ya know, something like a “What About Bob?” or “Groundhog Day” or the very
1990 bank heist comedy “Quick Change” which he co-directed.

This new film noir reunites him with Mitch Glazer who wrote “Scrooged”,
my favorite Christmas movie of all time.

This new role is reminiscent of his 1993 turn as a gangster in
“Mad Dog And Glory”.

The only difference here is this movie’s been getting some really
god awful reviews.

In fact, this was set to be released straight to DVD but for some reason
the powers that be wants this in a few theaters across the land.

I’ll watch it. Even if I have to sit through Megan Fox’s “acting”.

May 13th

Directed by Dan Rush
Starring: Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Laura Dern, Michael Peña ( IMDB )

Ferrell plays an alchi who because of this predicament, loses his job and his wife
who throws him out of the house with all his possessions with him on their front lawn.

He decides to live on said front lawn and have a yard sale in an attempt to
start over. A new neighbor and kid sidekick enters the picture.

Ferrell’s last stab at indie movie cred was 2006’s “Stranger Than Fiction”.

I may be alone in this but Farrell doesn’t do it much for me. Only on rare occasions
like say “Anchorman” that he got a few chuckles out of me but “Stranger Than Fiction” I liked so looking forward to this.

FYI: the kid sidekick is played by Christopher Jordan Wallace, the spawn of Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans.

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