Potter, Super 8
& The Help!
The blockbuster season is here and it's filled with sequels, comic book movies and outlandish comedies. We've chosen four films that we think will keep you entertained during the hot summer months. There's some Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Stone and a dash of Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake for good measure.
We've said it before and we'll say it again, Super 8 is like finding a needle in a haystack.
It's a simple sci-fi flick based on an original idea that's brought to life by a cast of relative unknowns. There's nothing razzle dazzle about it, which is a good thing! It stands out in the crowd because it's so different from everything else this summer. It's set in the 1970s and takes place in a small town where an alien may have taken up residence. It has an old school vibe that the whole family can enjoy. Super 8 opens on June 10.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Speaking of family films, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is back for his last battle. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the grand finale of the film series that will finally show Harry and his arch nemesis Voldemort embracing their destiny.
It's a simple story of good versus evil that happens to have wizards and evil lords in the mix. This will be the must-have ticket of the summer. After a decade it's time to see how it all ends! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 opens on July 15.
Friends With Benefits
If you loved Easy A you'll love Friends with Benefits. The comedy comes from the same director (Will Gluck) and it features two of our favorite people, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.
The title is pretty much the premise of the film. It's about two friends who've been burned by love and decide to sleep with each other -- in a platonic way. We all know how well that plan works out. It's like No Strings Attached but funnier. Friends with Benefits opens on July 22.
Speaking of Easy A, Emma Stone's next film will have her dialing back the snark in the feature adaptation of the novel, The Help.
The Help takes place in the 1960s and centers on a group of African-American maids, who work in white households in the South. The story highlights how connected the groups are despite their segregated lifestyles. It's a period piece that's rooted in our nation's contemporary history. It will definitely be a change of pace compared to everything else in theaters this summer. The Help opens on August 12.