It’s time to get out your favorite shorts and tropical shirts, the summer movie season is upon us once again.
As always, we at Geeks of Doom present our guide to some of the more anticipated titles on the way so that you can figure out the ones you want to mark off on your calender and the ones you want to skip altogether.
This year we’ll also be jumping back to an older format of ours as well, where we discuss the anticipation element and potential suckage factor of the movies that are coming out.
You can check out the entire list of summer movies by clicking on over to the other side now, and please share what you’re most looking forward to in the comments below!
Summer you say? Already? We thought it was like February still…no?
Yes indeed, that joyous time of year when movie fans can put their brains away to hibernate for a few months (for the most part), and bask in the glory that is the summer movie season. It’s time to re-open the cinematic buffet and, as always, this year will deliver all of the bangs and booms, the violence and sex, and the shocks and laughs that you the moviegoers crave when the sun is at its hottest.
This year is a little different than we’ve been used to — almost like a year off in terms of true spectacle. There’s more than your fair share of big names and sequels being released, but unlike last year and even next year, the summer won’t be dominated by them. Instead, there’s plenty of remakes, adaptations, and a mixture of all genres from the traditional action-packed firework festivals and comedies to less-traditional fare such as historical epics, science fiction horrors, cult classics-in-the-making, and psychological mind-benders.
Allow me not to waste anymore of your time. Grab the biggest, buttery bucket of popcorn and as many liter-o-colas as you can carry, then leap on over to the other side for your biggest and best guide to upcoming movies in our very own Summer Movie Mayhem 2010!
Oh, yes, ladies and gentlemen — it’s that time of the year again!
Summer is now knocking at our doors, and with Summer, comes one of the most exciting times to be a movie fan: the Summer movie season!
Every year, we here at Geeks of Doom like to gather up as many of the movies slated for release this season that you the readers want to see, or may not be aware of yet. We then do our best fill in the cast and crew, a bit about the movie and what to expect. We’ll set you up from May 1 when the season began, all the way into September.
While most of the films listed here are the gigantic money-makers that are custom built for the Summer season, browse carefully — there are a few smaller movies and indie-types listed in here that could offer up a refreshing change of pace during your movie-viewing rampage.
So without further adieu, we invite you to come along and enjoy the ride with us..
This is your ultimate guide to Summer movie viewing!
This is the third annual Geeks of Doom: Summer Movie Mayhem ’09!
In honor of Mother’s Day today, I asked my Mom to give me her first impressions on some of the movies featured in the Geeks of Doom Summer Movie Mayhem 2008 preview.
Before we go further, let me tell you a little bit about my cute little Mommy…
My Mom, a former 1960s flower child, is a big movie buff. While she rarely frequents the theaters, she and her husband often settle down at night to watch a Blu-Ray DVD selection on their 60-inch high-definition flatscreen television (with the mega sound system, too). The problem is, Mom rarely makes it to the end of the film before dozing off. There’s a reason for this, which is easily deduced after you read her reaction to Pineapple Express (see below).
Mom also has a problem remember actor’s names (again, see the Pineapple Express entry below). So when she tries to explain to me what a movie was about, it usually involves us playing a game of “Name Burst.” Let’s say the actor in the film is Kurt Russell, here’s what I’ll get before we even get to her movie synopsis:
“Did you see that movie with the good-looking guy with the longish hair, he does action movies, he’s kinda married for a long time — well, I don’t know if they are married or not, but they’re together — to that blonde actress from that funny old Army movie who has the young blonde daughter, she’s an actress too who was in that movie about the rock band with the groupies and the cool music?”
Yeah, let’s just say Mom has a “memory problem” in general. ::: toke:::
But like I said, Mom does LOVE movies, but she’s not really into fantasy films, comic book adaptations, or blockbuster-type movies. Instead, she enjoys psychological thrillers and dramas, as well as anything that will make her laugh. So, when I talk to her about all the movies I’m psyched about, she rarely understands what the hell I’m talking about and I have to spend a lot of time explaining how it is that Dr. Banner turns into the Hulk or why Robert Downey Jr. is wearing a funny suit of armor in the desert.
So with that, below are my Mom’s thoughts on this summer’s upcoming movies.