Summer Movie Preview: Indy Returns, The Joker Wreaks Havoc On Gotham City & More
Release Date: June 20
Steve Carell steps into the telephonic shoes of television's most beloved bumbling detective in this big-screen adaptation of the hit 1960s-era comedy series created by Mel Brooks.
Also opening June 20: The Love Guru
Release Date: June 27
Based off Mark Millar's graphic novel, "Wanted" is the story of one man's transformation "into a dark avenger." James McAvoy stars as Wes, a 25-year-old account manager whose life wasn't going his way. His boss doesn't like him, and his girlfriend cheated on him. He was basically invisible...until he became wanted. Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie also star.
Also opening June 27: WALL-E
Release Date: July 2
The king of the 4th of July weekend box office returns with "Hancock." "There are heroes... there are superheroes... and then there's Hancock (Will Smith). With great power comes great responsibility - everyone knows that - everyone, that is, but Hancock." Hancock always manages to save the day but he doesn't seem to do it quietly and manages to leave "jaw-dropping damage" afterwards.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Release Date: July 11
Expect bigger muscle, more weapons and of course the villains in this sequel Hellboy (Ron Perlman) isn't about to stand idly by as the planet is purged by a demonic despot, and with a little help from his team at the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, he may just be able to send our otherworldly overlords packing.
The Dark Knight
Release Date: July 18
With Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney, Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) on his side, Batman (Christian Bale) is on a mission to destroy any criminal organizations that is causing an epidemic in streets. Things look to be going well, until they realize that chaos is being unleashed again, this time by criminal mastermind The Joker (Heath Ledger).
Also opening July 18: Mamma Mia! and Space Chimps
The X-Files 2
Release Date: July 25
The film's storyline is being kept under wraps. But "X-Files" fans can expect that Mulder (David Duchovny) continues on his search for the truth and Scully (Gillian Anderson) remains by his side.
Also opening July 25: Step Brothers
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Release Date: August 1
The highly successful franchise is back with another action packed film. This time the film heads to Asia. Brendan Fraser is back as Rick O'Connell and ready to fight Han Emperor (Jet Li) who has been resurrected. The O'Connells, with newcomer Luke Ford and their son Alex, must stop a mummy, which was awoken from a 2,000 year-old curse, who threatens to send the world into his unmerciful and never ending service.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Release Date: August 8
Based on Ann Brashares' best-selling novels, the sisterhood is back, and these four young women will continue their journey into adulthood. Three years after the first film, Bridget (Blake Lively), Lena (Alexis Bledel), Carmen (America Ferrera) and Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) find themselves going in separate directions during their first year of college, and like the first film they will share their experiences through the jeans. Like many girls their age, they will discover their own strengths, fears, talents and love through the choices they make.
Also opening August 8: Pineapple Express
Release Date: August 15
Ben Stiller directs and stars in a high-concept action comedy about a film crew struggling against Murphy's Law during the production of a big budget war film, and just what happens when the actors become possessed by the bravura of their onscreen counterparts. Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Steve Coogan and Nick Nolte also star.
It will be summer before you know it. Enjoy the warm weather, and check out some of the great movies that will be coming to a theater near you. What are you going to see? Let us know!
Story by Angie Rentmeester
Starpulse.com contributing writer
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