As a film student, one of my favorite things about summer are the big movies that come out every year. Its a constant dilemma whether to stay outside to enjoy the sunshine or go seek the comfort of an air conditioned theatre. The solution: Going to the Drive-In! Here are just a few of the films that I'm looking forward to catching this summer.
Christopher Nolan (the director who brought us The Dark Knight, Batman Begins and Memento) is back with another tantalizing film with the much anticipated Inception. My intern in so psyched about this film that he talks about it every day. Its hard not to be excited where there is someone at your office just bubbling with it.
Julia Roberts returns to the big screen with the big screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best selling book Eat, Pray, Love. This may just do to India and Indonesia what Under the Tuscan Sun did for Italy. Woman around the world will be booking flights before the night is over!
Last year during the Toronto International Film Festival I was able to catch a screening of the indie film Ondine with Colin Farrell. I ran into him twice when he was in town for the festival and he is even more handsome in real life. The film is a touching story of an Irish fisherman who finds a beautiful woman in his fishing net and believes that she is a mermaid.
And last but not least, I am going to feed my comedy addiction with Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg (who will forever be Marky Marky to me) in their new buddy cop comedy The Other Guys. It may turn out to be horrible and cheesy, but sometimes thats the whole point of watching films like that. A little bit of escapism never hurt anybody ;)
What movies are you looking forward to this summer?