Everyone knows that Summer time is the hottest time of the year, at the box office that is. This year is no exception. Impressive films will be released and it all starts May 1st in ONE WEEK. I know I am ready for some cinema hits, how about you? Below are details on these hot films hitting theatres this Summer brought to you by Warner Bros. Feel free to comment on what you are anticipating seeing this Summer in theatres. I know I am personally looking forward to THE HANGOVER and GHOST OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST
GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST
Release Date May 1st
(New Line Cinema)
Director: Mark Waters
Writers: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
Producers: Jon Shestack, Brad Epstein
Executive Producers: Marcus Viscidi, Mark Waters, Jessica Tuchinsky, Toby Emmerich, Cale Boyter, Samuel J. Brown
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert, Robert Forster, Anne Archer, Emma Stone and Michael Douglas
Romantic Comedy. Celebrity photographer Connor Mead loves freedom, fun and women…in that order. A committed bachelor, he thinks nothing of breaking up with multiple women on a conference call. On the eve of his brother Paul’s wedding, Connor’s mockery of romance proves a real buzz-kill for Paul and a houseful of well wishers, including Connor’s former flame Jenny. Just when it looks like Connor may single-handedly ruin the wedding, he is visited by the ghosts of his jilted girlfriends, who take him on a revealing and hilarious odyssey through a lifetime of failed relationships: past, present and future. Together they attempt to discover what turned Connor into such a player and whether he has a second chance to find—and this time keep—the love of his life.
Rated: PG-13 for sexual content throughout, some language and a drug reference.
Release Date May 21st
(Warner Bros. Pictures/Sony Pictures/Halcyon)
Writers: John Brancato & Michael Ferris
Producers: Moritz Borman, Jeffrey Silver, Victor Kubicek, Derek Anderson
Executive Producers: Peter D. Graves, Dan Lin, Jeanne Allgood, Joel B. Michaels, Mario F. Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna
Cast: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common, Jane Alexander, Helena Bonham Carter
Action-Sci-Fi. The highly anticipated new installment of “The Terminator” film franchise is set in post-apocalyptic 2018. John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and language.
Release Date June 5th
(Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)
Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
Producers: Todd Phillips, Dan Goldberg
Executive Producers: Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay, Scott Budnick
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor
Comedy. From the director of “Old School” comes a new comedy about a bachelor party gone horribly wrong. Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three buddies drive to Vegas for a blow-out night they’ll never forget. But when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning with pounding headaches, they can’t remember a thing. Their posh hotel suite is beyond trashed and the groom is nowhere to be found. With no clue of what happened and little time to spare, the trio must attempt to retrace their bad decisions from the night before in order to figure out where things went wrong and hopefully get Doug back to L.A. in time for his wedding. However, the more they begin to uncover, the more they realize just how much trouble they’re really in.
Rated: R for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material.
MY SISTER’S KEEPER
Release Date June 26th
(New Line Cinema)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Writers: Jeremy Leven and Nick Cassavetes; Based on the novel by Jodi Picoult
Producers: Mark Johnson, Chuck Pacheco, Scott L. Goldman
Executive Producers: Diana Pokorny, Stephen Furst, Mendel Tropper, Toby Emmerich, Meredith Finn, Mark Kaufman
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Jason Patric, Sofia Vassilieva, Joan Cusack
Drama. Sara and Brian are living an idyllic life with their young son and daughter, Jesse and Kate, when they receive heartbreaking news that leads them to make an unorthodox choice in order to save Kate’s life. Their decision eventually raises both ethical and moral questions, ultimately setting off a court case that reveals surprising truths and challenges everyone’s perceptions of love and loyalty, giving new meaning to the definition of healing.
Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, sensuality, language, and brief teen drinking.
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Director: David Yates
Writers: Screenplay by Steve Kloves; Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling
Producers: David Heyman, David Barron
Executive Producer: Lionel Wigram
Fantasy Adventure. Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn’t counted on Romilda Vane’s chocolates! And then there’s Hermione, simmering with jealousy but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.
Rated: PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality.
Release Date July 24th
(Dark Castle Entertainment)
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Writers: Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson; Story by Alex Mace
Producers: Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Erik Olsen, Jennifer Davisson Killoran
Executive Producers: Don Carmody, Steve Richards
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder
Horror Thriller. The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate’s fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there’s something wrong with Esther—this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther’s sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late…for everyone.
Rated: R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language.
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writer: Robert Rodriguez
Producers: Robert Rodriguez, Elizabeth Avellan
Executive Producers: Dan Lin, Hunt Lowry, Mohammed Khalaf, Edward Borgerding
Cast: Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann, James Spader, Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon, Leo Howard, Devon Gearhart, Rebel Rodriguez, Jake Short, Jolie Vanier
Action-Adventure Comedy. “Shorts” is set in the suburb of Black Falls, where all the houses look the same and everyone works for BLACK BOX Unlimited Worldwide Industries Incorporated, whose Mr. Black’s BLACK BOX is the ultimate communication and do-it-all gadget that’s sweeping the nation. Other than keeping his parents employed, however, Mr. Black’s BLACK BOX has done nothing for 11-year-old Toe Thompson, who just wants to make a few friends…until a mysterious rainbow-colored rock falls from the sky, hits him in the head and changes everything. The Rainbow Rock does Mr. Black’s BLACK BOX one better: it grants wishes to anyone who holds it. Before long, wishes-gone-wrong have left the neighborhood swarming with tiny spaceships, crocodile armies, giant boogers…and outrageous magical mayhem around every corner. But it’s not until the grown-ups get their hands on the Rock that the trouble really starts. Now Toe and his newfound friends must join forces to save their town from itself, discovering along the way that what you wish for is not always what you want.
Rated: PG for mild action and some rude humor.
THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE
Director: Robert Schwentke
Writers: Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin; Based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger
Producers: Nick Wechsler, Dede Gardner
Executive Producers: Brad Pitt, Richard Brener, Michele Weiss, Justis Greene
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston
Romantic Drama. Based on the best-selling book about a love that transcends time. Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler—cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry’s travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love.
Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality.
FINAL DESTINATION: DEATH TRIP
Director: David Ellis
Writer: Eric Bress
Producers: Craig Perry, Warren Zide
Executive Producers: Sheila Hanahan Taylor, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada
Cast: Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, Krista Allen, Mykelti Williamson, Haley Webb, Nick Zano, Andrew Fiscella, Richard T. Jones
Horror. On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O’Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori, and their friends, Janet and Hunt, to leave… escaping seconds before Nick’s frightening vision becomes a terrible reality. Thinking they’ve cheated death, the group has a new lease on life, but unfortunately for Nick and Lori, it is only the beginning. As his premonitions continue and the crash survivors begin to die one-by-one—in increasingly gruesome ways—Nick must figure out how to cheat death once and for all before he, too, reaches his final destination. The film marks the latest in the highly popular “Final Destination” series, and its first 3D installment, giving horror fans an especially visceral thrill ride.
Director: Dominic Sena
Writers: Screenplay by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber and Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes; Based on the graphic novel by Greg Rucka, illustrated by Steve Lieber
Producers: Joel Silver, Susan Downey, David Gambino
Executive Producers: Steve Richards, Don Carmody, Greg Rucka
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short, Alex O’Loughlin, Shawn Doyle, Tom Skerritt
Suspense Thriller. Carrie Stetko, the lone U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, is investigating the continent’s first murder, which draws her into a shocking mystery. Now, with only three days until winter, Carrie must solve the crime before Antarctica is plunged into darkness and she is stranded with the killer.
Rated: R for violence, grisly images, brief strong language and some nudity.