Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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Summer 2009


Yesterday, as part of the annual luncheon for film press, KRS unveiled their summer release schedule for the coming three months. The main trailers were all shown back to back, and they ushered in a highly anticipated season of cinema magic.

If you feel like a cool and comfy evening munching popcorn in your favourite cinema this summer, here’s the menu:

(the ones I’m looking forward to most are in orange)

  • 500 Days of Summer – offbeat romantic comedy starring Zooey Deschanel.
  • Adventureland – Disney comedy starring Ryan Reynolds.
  • Aliens in the Attic – Family action/comedy.
  • Bandslam – Music drama about a fledgling rock band, starring Lisa Kudrow and Vanessa Hudgens.
  • Blood: The Last Vampire – Film adaptation of a Japanese anime.
  • Brüno – After Borat, comedian Sasha Baron Cohen unleashes another of his alter-egos.
  • Cheri – Romantic drama set in 1920s Paris, starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
  • Fame – updated version of the 1980 musical.
  • Final Destination: Death Trip 3D – More death-defying stunts from the thrilling franchise.
  • Fired Up – Teen comedy about guys infiltrating a cheerleader camp, with noble intentions.
  • Flame & Citron – WW2 drama.
  • Funny People – Mix of drama and comedy from director Judd Apatow, starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen.
  • G Force – Disney family treat starring a team of heroic guinea pigs.
  • G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra – Action film about an elite military unit, starring Dennis Quaid.
  • Genova – Drama about a father caring for his two daughters after the loss of their mother, starring Colin Firth.
  • The Hangover – Raunchy comedy about a bachelor’s party gone wrong, with Heather Graham.
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – The wizards and witches of Hogwarts return for their 6th year, as the grand finale approaches.
  • The Horsemen – Crime drama starring Dennis Quaid and Ziyi Zhang.
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper – Teen comedy about a nerd who proclaims his crush to the world with surprising results, directed by Chris Columbus.
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – Everyone’s favourite pre-historic heroes are back, but they’ve got big company.
  • Imagine That – Family comedy about a businessman who realises that whatever his daughter imagines is coming true, starring Eddie Murphy.
  • Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino’s take on WW2, focusing on a team of brutal soldiers in Nazi-occupied France, starring Brad Pitt.
  • Land of the Lost – Time-travel comedy starring Will Ferrell.
  • Last Chance Harvey – romantic comedy starring Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.
  • The Last House on the Left – remake of the 1972 horror film.
  • Looking for Eric – Eric Cantona’s first starring role, as himself.
  • Mesrine: Killer Instinct – Crime drama about a French Gangster, starring Gerard Depardieu and Vincent Cassel.
  • My Sister’s Keeper – adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel about a family affected by terminal illness, with Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin.
  • Obsessed – Thriller about a stalker, starring Beyonce Knowles.
  • A Perfect Getaway – Psychopath thriller, starring Milla Jovovich.
  • The Private Lives of Pippa Lee – Drama about a woman reflecting on her life, starring Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Julianne Moore and Robin Wright Penn.
  • The Proposal – Romantic comedy about an unorthodox engagement, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.
  • Public Enemies – Gangster drama from director Michael Mann, starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard.
  • Red Cliff – Subtitled Chinese period action drama from director John Woo.
  • Shifty – Urban thriller set in the outskirts of London.
  • Shorts – From director Robert Rodriguez, a film about a boy who discovers a wish-granting rock.
  • The Soloist – Drama about a friendship between a journalist and a homeless musician, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.
  • Surrogates – Futuristic thriller from director Jonathan Mostow and starring Bruce Willis.
  • The Taking of Pelham 123 – Hijack drama set on the New York subway, starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta.
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife – From the celebrated novel, a romantic time-travel drama starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams.
  • Tormented – Comedy and horror as a boy returns from the dead to exact revenge on those who bullied him.
  • The Ugly Truth – Romantic comedy about where a man’s heart truly lies, starring Katherine Heigl and Gerald Butler.

Take your pick(s) – there’s something for everyone!

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