5 Must-See Summer Movies

7 Jul

Everyone knows that seeing a movie is a great summer-y activity. Anything that combines air conditioning AND entertainment is always going to be high up on my list! Thinking along those same lines, Colleen at The Daily Craic graciously asked if I would guest post and tell her readers what I see as this summer’s  5 must-see movies. Hence, this was originally posted at The Daily Craic; see it here!*

*Disclaimer: this list is by no means definitive and could indeed not be *your* cup of tea! Leave alternatives in the comments!

Without further ado…

First up is Going the Distance, starring real-life on and off again couple Drew Barrymore and Justine Long (AKA the Mac Guy). Out on August 27, this romcom looks at the long-distance relationship between Drew’s character Erin and Justin’s Garrett, complete with its ups and downs. If the trailer is any indication, expect to laugh and cry in this late summer arrival!

Next up is a movie I know many people (ok, mostly women!) are psyched to see: Eclipse. The third movie in the Twilight Saga is out June 30, and unless you’ve been living under a rock the last 2 years, you know what Team Edward and Team Jacob mean! Having seen Eclipse this past weekend, it’s definitely better than the two Twilight movies before it!

Eat, Pray, Love, starring the always-wonderful Julia Roberts is out on August 13 and directed by Glee creator Ryan Murphy. Based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of the same name, Eat Pray, Love promised to deliver some seriously awesome settings, with portions of the movie taking place in Italy, Indonesia and India. This is Julia’s first starring role since last year’s Duplicity, which didn’t do very well; I anticipate this will be a big hit this August!

Directed by The Dark Knight’s Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception looks like this summer’s biggest thriller.  Out on July 16, word on the street is that this is one movie that you will really need to pay attention to, or else you’ll get lost, which doesn’t always make the best summer movie! IMDB’s synopsis on Inception is: “In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one’s mind can be the most dangerous weapon or the most valuable asset.” Sounds cool, right?

And now, the absolute must-see movie of the summer is…Toy Story 3! Out since June 18th, Woody and Buzz’s third and final installment has been at the top of the box office and has been receiving great reviews from audiences and critics, with some early Oscar buzz too! Andy’s toys are donated to a daycare center when Andy goes off to college; expect to see lots of new characters and an awesome big screen experience for all ages!

Do you agree or disagree with any of these picks? Which movies are you looking most forward to seeing this summer?

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6 Responses to “5 Must-See Summer Movies”

  1. Tricia July 7, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    Inception looks awesome! What a great bunch of actors in it! I LOVED the book Eat Pray Love so that means I will probably like the movie. But you know movies that are based on books are almost never as good as the originals. So I will probably have low expectations. I will see Eclipse but I have really low expectations for that one too. The Twilight books and movies are my guilty pleasure. I feel kind of ashamed that I like them and that I have even picked a side in the whole Team Edward vs. Team Jacob debate because I am not 12 years old(FYI TEAM JACOB). I know the Twilight books/movies are just supposed to be entertaining fluff and are not meant to be any deeper than that.

  2. CinemaObsessed.com July 7, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

    We’re excited about ALL of these! Toy Story 3 was AWESOME! Did not disappoint, and we may have even cried a little.

  3. Ciri July 7, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    Great list, Katie! I think the one other movie that didn’t make the list, which I think is definitely another must-see would be Scott Pilgrim versus the World. Not everyone can handle Michael Cera but this movie looks really amazing. Plus, It was created by the Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead guys. ‘Nuff said!

  4. faak July 8, 2010 at 2:40 am #

    awesome Movie!!!

  5. Cat July 9, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    I’m really excited about most of these movies too! (Especially Inception, which I already have my tickets booked for to see it in the Imax!)

  6. beardylollipop July 13, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    Great stuff as always! I enjoyed TS3 and plan on seeing Inception this weekend (people are already talking best picture nod).

    For me, summer means movies with ‘splosions! That means I’m gonna have to see Predators and I’m already counting the days until the Expendables.

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