Here's the rundown of some noteworthy films this month.
Information courtesy of IMDB
June 4 -
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Stars: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine
Two scientists fuse DNA samples to create a new organism: a human-chimera they name Dren. As the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into winged creature, her initial bond with her creators turns deadly
THE BUZZ: From our Sundance 2010 blog: This sci-fi/thriller benefits from commitment of two strong actors, Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley. The mix of body horror and fantasy is overseen by executive producer Guillermo del Toro, and Dren, the creature created and nurtured by a pair of bio-chemists, is a definite homage to Pan's Labyrinth.
I'm seeing this movie TODAY and will post my review very soon. I am stoked to see this film.
Director: Joe Carnahan
Stars: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley The
A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.
Okay, I'm a big fan of the original A-Team - so I will probably NOT catch this one in the theater.
Just not the same without George Peppard...
June 18 -
Toy Story 3
Director: Lee Unkrich
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
Woody (Hanks), Buzz (Allen), and the rest of their toy-box friends are dumped in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, departs for college.
It's Toy Story! Need I say more...?
Director: Jimmy Hayward
Stars: Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich
The U.S. military gives bounty hunter Jonah Hex (Brolin) and offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he's to take down a terrorist (Malkovich) who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash Hell on Earth.
This movie really intrigues me. I'll probably do a double feature that weekend.
July 2 -
The Last Airbender
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone
Aang (Ringer), a young successor to a long line of Avatars, learns that he possesses the power to engage the Fire Nation and hopefully end their century-long war against the Water, Earth, and Air nations.
THE BUZZ: Regardless of the range of opinions on (1) M. Night Shyamalan's career trajectory and (2) the project's "racebending" controversy, TLAs trailers contain some of the best money shots of the year thus far
M. Night Shyamalan. I'm not holding my breath on this one. But the previews look so damn cool!
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