Summer is coming, and with it comes a whole slew of action, horror and sci-fi movies that the man in your life is just chomping at the bit to see. I am here for you ladies. You may try to avoid it, but unless you have a very enlightened boyfriend, at least one date night this summer will be spent watching one or more of these movies.
This is your primer for the upcoming season of ‘Man Movies‘, complete with my own opinions, wherever I saw fit. We can only hope that if you have to spend 2 hours in the theater watching action movies, that there is some eye candy to take your mind off the body count.
I like a little Sci-fi and I enjoy some action movies too, but I can’t do horror. And since Chick Flicks are more my thing, I am going to rely on my fellow movie bloggers to provide me with details, reviews and opinions on many of these movies. Please check out their reviews.
X Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men Origins: Wolverine begins with James Logan (The Wolverine) and his brother Victor Creed/Sabertooth played by as children in Canada. They both have animal-like mutant powers and after fighting in several wars, they become mercenary soldiers with a team of other mutants for William Stryker, who uses them to do his evil bidding. Included in this band of mutant mercenaries is a really buffed up Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson / Deadpool. Look for Ryan in a real chick flick this summer in The Proposal with Sandra Bullock.
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Even if you never saw an episode of any of the many series or movies, you will enjoy this action packed movie based the 1960’s TV show. Like Batman and even the recent X-Men Origins: Wolverine movies, Star Trek is a prequel, going back to the childhood of the main characters James T. Kirk and the Vulcan, Spock.
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Christian Bale sheds his Batman cape to take on the role of John Conner in the latest installment in the Terminator story.
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Follow up to Ben Stiller’s family hit takes his character Security guard Larry Daley to the Smithsonian Institute and meets up with Amelia Earhart, Ivan the Terrible and Al Capone who come to live when the museum closes. Also starring Amy Adams, Hank Azaira, Christopher Guest and Owen Wilson.
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Drag Me to Hell
This movie looks so scary to me that I have only seen the previews through open fingers (with my hands over my eyes). It stars a Alison Lohman and is directed by Sam Raimi.
What Would Toto Watch: Drag Me To Hell
Land of the Lost
Will Farrell stars in this remake of the classic TV series. He plays scientist, Dr. Rick Marshall, who gets sucked into a space-time warp and enters in world of dinosaurs and sleestaks. I am listing this with the action movies, even though it is a comedy, but we know how much men love Will Farrell.
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Tony Scott directs Denzel Washington and John Travolta in another summer remake. Travolta leads a group of armed men who hijack a subway train in New York City and hold the passengers hostage. Denzel Washington plays the subway train dispatcher. You might want to watch the original 1974 version, starring Walter Mattheau.
watch the original The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Jack Black and Michael Cera are a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers who are kicked out of their prehistoric village and take off to explore the ancient world. Again, this is not an action movie, but Jack Black is another one of those actors that men seem to find hilarious. So Jack Black as a cave man is bound to attract a huge male audience.
Dead Snow — Limited Release
Nazi zombies attack a group of young people on a ski vacation. Summer horror. Just when you thought an attractive group of young people could get away on a secluded vacation spot without being attacked by zombies.
Set in the 1930’s, Johnny Depp is Public Enemy #1, gangster John Dillinger and Christian Bale plays FBI agent Melvin Purvis. Johnny Depp is one of those actors who can play such a variety of roles and make them all believable. And he is going to look really good in a pin-stripped suit. 2009
The Hurt Locker — Limited Time
Soldiers in a bomb-disposal unit serving in Baghdad, near the end of their rotation are pulled into a deadly game of urban combat by a new sergeant
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
You may remember Shai LaBeouf from Even Stevens or Holes, but he has grown up and turned into quite the action movie star. Michael Bay directs Shia, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel in the sequel of his mega-hit Transformers movie where Decepticon forces comes to Earth to capture his friend Sam, who has learned the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers.
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint return in their roles as junior warlocks in training in their 6th year at Hogwarts. Harry Potter discovers secrets about the evil Lord Voldemort’s past.
More Summer Horror… A couple loses their unborn child and decides to adopt a child that is supposed to bring joy into their lives. They adopt Esther, a 9-year-old orphan who’s angelic face might may hide evil intentions.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
I can’t see how this is based on the old Saturday morning cartoon and the toys my brother used to play with. But in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra an elite military unit called GIJOE (Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity)that use high-tech weapon to dismantle the evil organization Cobra.
Master Amime’ director Hayao Miyazaki releases his latest adventure about a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human.This version is in English with Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon and Liam Neeson.
Brad Pitt stars in this movie about a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as The Bastards who spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. One can only imagine the carnage that awaits when director Quentin Tarantino gets his hands on World War II. In the words of Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride, “The will be blood tonight!”