The Hangover Part III: Melissa McCarthy addition might be the only saving grace. May 24.
Before Midnight: Yes, it’s been nine years since Before Sunset and I can’t wait to see what Linklater has up his sleeve for Celine and Jesse. May 24.
After Earth: Paraphrasing Wyatt Cenac’s tweet: This is the only way Jaden Smith is going camping this summer. May 31.
This is the End: A Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg joint where a house party turns into the apocalypse and with Emma Watson? Yes please. June 12.
The Bling Ring: Sofia Coppola never disappoints. Teaming up with Emma Watson (is it going to be her summer or what?), Leslie Mann, and a few newcomers, Coppola’s film will falls into A. O. Scott’s “fables of acquisitions.” June 14.
Man of Steel: Another Superman flick. Snooze. June 14.
World War Z: Zomies and Brad Pitt! Is this one for his kids? Looks terrible, but is directed by Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace). I also enjoy Mirelle Enos from Big Love. June 21.
The Heat: As a Melissa McCarthy fan and long-time lover of Sandy’s work, this is going to be great. Possibly horribly absurd, as Bullock and McCarthy play “buddy” cops, but great. June 28.
I’m So Excited: If you haven’t had a chance to get into Pedro Almodovar yet, now’s your chance. This farcical comedic tale of choreographed flight attendants has Almodovar written all over it. June 28.
The Way, Way Back: Toni Colette, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell in a Jim Rash and Nat Faxon flick? Yes please. July 5.
The Lone Ranger: How can this not be racist? We shall see. July 5.
The Wolverine: X-Men Origins: Wolverine sequel. Love the actor, Hate the spin-off. July 26.
Fruitvale Station: Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Light‘s Vince Howard) in a possible Oscar-contending biopic about an Oakland drug dealer. July 26.
The annual Woody Allen movie: Blue Jasmine. This time Allen features Cate Blanchet, Alec Baldwin and … Louis C.K.! July 26.
The Spectacular Now: A coming-of-age story (these always get me) from writer Scott Neustadter, of (500) Days of Summer, adapting Tim Tharp’s novel of the same name. August 2.
Elysium: Matt Damon in Neill Blomkamp’s newest sci-fi film. Will it beat Blomkamp’s brilliant District 9? That’s up to you. August 9.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints: Probably won’t make it to the smaller markets, but look for Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster in a theater nearest you if you can! August 17.