A few days ago, my friend Jen posted her recap of the movies she’s seen recently as well as a list of those that she is excited (and not so excited) to see this summer. That inspired me. So today I am going to share with you a few of the films that I am excited to see this summer. And maybe by posting them here I will remember to go see them. You’ll see that I’m not much of a summer blockbuster person. Action movies don’t really do it for me. I like quiet films with very real characters and understated, bittersweet love stories. Throw in the occasional epic, cheesy musical, or period piece and, well, there you have it.
I used to keep a better lookout for things that I was interested in seeing, but life gets in the way and taking time to go to the theater, cough up the cash, and spend 2-3 hours there is very difficult anymore. However, if there is one thing that will inspire me to do all of the above it is a musical. Later today I am kicking off my Single Girl Weekend (husband out of town*) with a matinee screening of Rock of Ages. I’ll be sure to tell you all what I think of it afterward, just know now that I am SUPER excited for this.
The others I’m interested in seeing are below the cut. What movies are you looking forward to this summer?
*I don’t typically announce things like that but 1) if you knew where I lived and wanted to rob me I figure you would have done it by now and 2) on the off chance you would still like to take my stuff, kindly wait a few weeks because I am planning a garage sale. Much obliged.
Your Sister’s Sister – This looks sweet and I really like Emily Blunt.
Killer Joe – Creepy Matthew McConaughey. I think this one will be all kinds of weird, but I still want to see it.
Lawless – Prohibition. Fun times. I will call this research since it covers the time period I’m writing about.
The Words – I am not entirely sure what’s going on in this one, but I like the looks of the trailer. And it’s about a writer. I’m there.