Sure, this is a month-and-a-half late, but what else is new? A quick review, and a update of this year at the cinema.
What can I say? I saw No Strings Attached and that's about it, and it wasn't anything special. The year did not start off particularly well.
February didn't follow up particularly well. As of yet, I have seen precisely zero movies released in February. I currently have Unknown sitting by my feet, and I've been assured it's pretty solid, so there's February's movie!
Finally. The Adjustment Bureau, Rango and Limitless all debuted, and they certainly were better than the theatrical fare thus far. Although all three were definitely in different veins, none disappointed and they each delivered on what they promised.
And then there was April. Source Code was definitely the highlight of the month (although I'm still dying to see Hanna), and while its twist was pretty easy to see coming, and its ending a little hokey, it managed to remain fresh with the same eight minutes of footage being played multiple times throughout the film.
Where was the pre-release hype for Bridesmaids? Oh...right...lost in the shuffle of Pirates 4, The Hangover 2, and Thor. And while the latter three each had their charm (not to mention Natalie Portman in the case of Thor), Bridesmaids stands above the rest for this month.
There were plenty of things release in June, including Bad Teacher and Green Lantern, but for the best bang for your entertainment buck, it was Super 8 and X-Men: First Class.
Like June, there was a lot released this month - Crazy, Stupid, Love., Horrible Bosses (both of which were refreshingly good), and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (which wasn't) - but the conversation begins and ends with the final installment of Harry Potter.
Of all movies to see this month, we caught The Help, which, although it was apparently noticeably different from the book, was a very enjoyable movie, powered by an outstanding if not marquee cast.
Neither of these movies can be bad, right? Sure, one might be super dark, and one might be super dorky, but they're both going to be awesome.
And the award for dreamiest movie poster goes to...
This is a thing.
Well, it's got a name and a cast, so I guess it's coming.