(NOTE: In order of release date!)
1. Toy Story 3 to be released on June 18th, 2010. (Definitely spend an afternoon re-watching the last two films, Pixar cannot be beat!)
2. Jonah Hex to be released on June 18th, 2010. (Actually not interested in it because of the comic book concept, but more because a whole set burned down in my native New Orleans. A new director was hired to do re-shoots here in L.A., so I think it’s worth it to see what trip of a movie this will actually be.)
3. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse to be released on July 2nd, 2010. (Because it’s good to know what the kids love and what can change in a series with a new director for each film. Believe me I already have one vampire love in my life (long live BUFFY) and I intend to see where this one leads. Read the books so why not)
4. Despicable Me to be released on July 9th, 2010. (hahahahahahaha.)
5. Cyrus to be (limited) released on July 9th, 2010. (An official Sundance selection that looks full of character and cleverness, plus the idea of Marisa Tomei and John C. Reily as a couple is entertainment enough.)
6. Inception to be released on July 16th, 2010. (New Christopher Nolan!!!)
7. Salt to be released on July 23rd, 2010. (Didn’t think I would be excited about this one, but the preview looks bad ass. Can’t imagine it being played by a man.)
8. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World to be released on August 13th, 2010. (The preview doesn’t make much sense, so let’s hope the film will).
9. Happythankyoumoreplease to be (limited) released on August 27th, 2010. (There isn’t a trailer yet for this one, but it’s Sundance buzz makes it seem it’s worth the trip to a smaller theater to see it.)
10. The Town to be released on September 10th, 2010. (New Ben Affleck directed/written feature that finally features Jon Hamm in something other than schmoozer and sexy advertising Mad Men‘s Don Draper. We’ll see if the rest of the stellar cast can make this a memorable Affleck venture.)
NOTE: Don’t worry folks, if you don’t make it to the cinema this summer, I surely will so come back for all your real criticism on new films.