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June Movie Preview

By Zach

We are firmly in Summer Blockbuster season and the big movies continue this month, although there is a gaping hole left by GI Joe: Retaliation.  Prometheus is probably the most exciting release of the month but there’s also Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Brave as well.  Check out everything that’s coming out below.

June 1:

  • Snow White and the Huntsman: Kristen Stewart,  Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron star in the second Snow White re-imagining of the year, although this one looks way more action packed and interesting than Mirror, Mirror.

June 8:

  • Prometheus: A prequel set in the Alien universe, the crew of the spaceship Prometheus set out to explore a planet that is discovered in various prehistoric markings around the Earth but their discovery could end mankind.  The movie has an all star cast including Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba and directed by original Alien director, Ridley Scott.
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted: The animal crew of Madagascar heads to Europe to find the troublesome Penguins and most go on the run from a ruthless animal control officer.  The gang hides out in a circus train to avoid capture.

June 15:

  • Rock of Ages: Based on the Broadway musical and featuring music from such rock bands as Journey, Foreigner and Def Leppard, Rock of Ages features Tom Cruise as rock legend Stacie Jaxx, who might be the only hope to save a popular rock club from a group of religous mothers who want the club closed.
  • That’s My Boy: Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg star as father and son in That’s My Boy, where Sandler plays the embarrassing, crude, party animal father to Samberg’s mild mannered son, who is about to get married.

June 22:

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel of the same name, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter reveals the “secret history” of our 16th president and his life long battle against the undead.  Tim Burton produces and Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov directs.
  • Brave: Pixar’s offering for the summer, Brave follows Princess Meridia of Scotland (or an equivalent country) as she rebels against the traditions of her land and accidentally unleashes some terrible magic on the land.
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World: Steve Carell and Keira Knightly star in this dramedy about a man who sets out on a road trip to find his high school sweetheart with his next door neighbor as the world is about to be destroyed by an asteroid.

June 29:

  • Magic Mike: After getting his ass beaten in Haywire, Channing Tatum reteams with Steven Soderbergh for Magic Mike, a sort of biographical account of his early career as a stripper.
  • People Like Us: Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks star as siblings who have never met and Pine is tasked with giving his newly found sister her inheritance of $150,000 from their record producer father.
  • Ted: Seth MacFarlane makes his big screen directing debut with Ted, which stars Mark Wahlberg as a man whose best friend is his foul mouthed talking teddy bear, Ted, voiced by MacFarlane.
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection: The crazy Southern aunt must take in the family of a rich investment banker, who is set up by his company to take the fall for their Ponzi scheme.

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