Can you feel it? That heat in the air? Whether or not you still reap the benefits of a summer vacation, there's no denying the alluring power these next few months hold. With day-trips to the beach, outdoor drive-in movie screenings, and all that blistering heat, people often flock to the movies for a matinee to cool off and chill out. Once you've seen all the superhero movies coming out this season, plan for a day with friends or the perfect summer-time date with these funny flicks.
(Lionsgate) What To Expect When You're Expecting– May 18, 2012
What to Expect When You're Expecting focuses on several women in different stages of life, love, and pregnancy (Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick) as they grapple with all the not-so-adorable aspects of starting a family. Don't write this off as a mere 'chick-flick' -- Expecting comes with a male dream team of stand-up comics: Ben Falcone, Rob Huebel, Thomas Lennon, and Chris Rock. Yes, Chris Rock.
(Focus Features) Moonrise Kingdom– May 25, 2012
If you're familiar with Wes Anderson's box-y style, essential soundtracks, and cast of strange, grown-up kids, it won't surprise you to learn that his latest film throws some actual kids in the mix. Part love story, part adventure, and all pure Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom throws some 1960s digs, a tiny town, and most of his regulars together for one of Buzzine's most anticipated films of 2012. Newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward join Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand, and Jason Schwartzman. Sign us up!
(Warner Bros Pictures) Rock of Ages– June 15, 2012
Musical fans, rejoice! We've got plenty of jams from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, but only a handful of song and dance plays and film adaptations take place in the 1980s. Broadway, meet metal-rock. Rock of Ages follows a small town girl -- oh, who are we kidding? This flick has Tom Cruise as a leather-clad rockstar, Alec Baldwin in a jean jacket, and Bryan Cranston with a killer 'stache. The rock musical also stars Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Paul Giamatti.
(Sony Pictures Classics) To Rome With Love– June 22, 2012
Since leaving his first love, New York City, Woody Allen has flirted with Barcelona and Paris, sneaking us along for the ride. Vicky Christina Barcelona and Midnight in Paris brought the vivacious fervor back to Allen, sending us into our own dizzy love affair with the romantic cities. Next, he tackles' la citta eterna', where men profess thier love from speeding vespas, travelers fall for breathtaking Roman pizza, and anyone can get lost in the winding streets of Trastevere. Allen returns to write, direct, and star in To Rome With Love, along with Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Roberto Benigni, Greta Gerwig, and Ellen Page.
(Focus Features) Seeking a Friend For the End of the World– June 22, 2012
Picture this: an asteroid is hurtling towards Earth, lined up for a perfect, precise collision with you, your family, your job -- everything you love and hate are about to be obliterated. It's only a matter of time. No, this isn't Melancholia! This is what happens when it seems like nothing matters. Amidst pandemonium and riots, marriages ending and world traveling, who would you want by your side? Keira Knightley sheds her dramatic, period-piece veneer to play a lost and lonely girl in search of a friend, at the end of the world.