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Official Guide to the Summer of 2008

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January 10, 2008

Official Guide to the Summer of 2008

As of this moment, this upcoming summer (kicking off on May 2nd with Iron Man) looks quite promising. There aren't as many sequels as 2007, which is good (and also bad), but there are quite a few movies that look absolutely incredible - The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones 4, and Wall-E, to name a few. To kick off the new year and start some early buzz for the summer, we're publishing the Official Guide to the Summer of 2008 - in trailers. Below you will find a chronological listing of the best upcoming summer of 2008 movies and links to their respective trailers. It's a list you need to check out and save for reference when we start nearing the end of April, to help you decide what to see this summer.

The following list is organized in chronological order (e.g. by the date the movie comes out in theaters). We hope you enjoy our summer guide! Click each logo below to watch the trailer.

Iron Man
May 2nd
Iron Man
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Jon Favreau (Elf, Zathura)
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges

Speed Racer
May 9th
Speed Racer
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Larry & Andy Wachowski (The Matrix Trilogy)
Actors: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
May 16th
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Actors: Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Warwick Davis

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
May 22nd
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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Director: Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Munich)
Actors: Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent

Sex and the City: The Movie
May 30th
Sex and the City: The Movie
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Director: Michael Patrick King
Actors: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Hudson

Kung Fu Panda
June 6th
Kung Fu Panda
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Director: Mark Osborne & John Stevenson
Actors: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Ian McShane

You Don't Mess with the Zohan
June 6th
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
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Director: Dennis Dugan (Saving Silverman, The Benchwarmers, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry)
Actors: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Alex Luria, Emmanuelle Chriqui

The Happening
June 13th
The Happening
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Director: M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village)
Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Spencer Breslin

The Incredible Hulk
June 13th
The Incredible Hulk
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, Unleashed)
Actors: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson

Get Smart
June 20th
Get Smart
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Director: Peter Segal (Naked Gun 33 1/3, Anger Management, 50 First Dates)
Actors: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Terence Stamp, Alan Arkin

Wall-E
June 27th
Wall-E
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Director: Andrew Stanton (A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo)
Actors: Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Ben Burtt

Wanted
June 27th
Wanted
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Director: Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Day Watch)
Actors: James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Common

Hancock
July 2nd
Hancock
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Director: Peter Berg (The Rundown, Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom)
Actors: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
July 11th
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
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Director: Guillermo del Toro (Blade II, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth)
Actors: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Luke Goss, Thomas Kretschmann

The Dark Knight
July 18th
The Dark Knight
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Director: Christopher Nolan (Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige)
Actors: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Step Brothers
July 25th
Step Brothers
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Director: Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby)
Actors: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen

The X-Files: I Want to Believe
July 25th
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Chris Carter ("The X Files")
Actors: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Xzibit, Billy Connolly

The Mummy 3
August 1st
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
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Director: Rob Cohen (Fast and the Furious, xXx, Stealth)
Actors: Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Luke Ford

The Rocker
August 1st
The Rocker
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Director: Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty, Opal Dream)
Actors: Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Emma Stone, Teddy Geiger

Pineapple Express
August 8th
Pineapple Express
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: David Gordon Green (George Washington, All the Real Girls, Snow Angels)
Actors: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Amber Heard

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
August 15th
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Dave Filoni ("Avatar: The Last Airbender")
Actors: Tom Kane, Anthony Daniels

Tropic Thunder
August 15th
Tropic Thunder
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Ben Stiller (Zoolander)
Actors: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte

Given how much of a letdown Spider-Man 3 was last summer, everyone has now become very weary about the big summer blockbusters. Although I can't say for absolute certain that any of these are going to be incredible, my feeling is that most of them could be pretty good. I will not deny that at this moment as I sit here writing this, I'm very excited for all of the movies this summer. It looks like it could be one of the best summers in years. There are a few movies that could truly be awesome, especially based on the trailers. We hope you enjoy this guide as much as we are excited to bring it to all of you.

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  • twice
    cool summer and i think What Happens in Vegas and The Love Guru will be huge
  • http://www.asceticmonk.com AsceticMonk
    Thanks for the guide! It looks like a good summer, hopefully all these movies meet their hypes.
  • JoJO
    Sorry but you need to add Dragonball to that list. It is a big movie and will most likely end up beating Mummy 3 and pineapple express.
  • Hewe
    Dragonball definitely, and don't forget The Forbidden Kingdom and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
  • http://www.movielegacy.com Dan Geer
    I know some people won't care, but The X-Files 2 also comes out next summer. It was a huge show, and perhaps it has had enough down time for the fans of the show to want to see Mulder and Scully again. Either that or it's just old news and no one will care (I will be there though :)
  • Nunya
    "...best upcoming summer of 2008 movies....I'm very excited for all of the movies this summer." Sex and the City? You're joking, right?
  • dontask
    harry potter and the half blood prince doesnt come out until november 08
  • http://teodz.koolbirks.com teodz
    some of the movies were listed due to media hype. im not sure about the quality though.
  • Danny
    what a shit list. are you kidding me?
  • http://pda-inet.net John
    I hope to look these films in 2008.
  • dingdong
    I bet my ass, that two third of that movies will suck and/or blow.
  • Focht
    Iron Man: because Spiderman3 , Daredevil, FF1, Punisher2.0 and Elektra didn't suck hard enough. Speed Racer: WTF? Seriously...nostalgia for anime.....F you Wachowski brothers... Prince Caspian: I give it 2.5 Mehs...at least my kids will sit quietly in awe though it. Sex In the City: "its a show about gay men as written by transexuals." Kung Fu Something: Becasue we hoped you forgot the OTHER 10000 kung fu parody movies that also weren't funny. The Happening: whats "happening" is wahlbergs 15 minutes long over...next! The Incredible Hulk: what? seriously, Stan Lee can RETCON MOVIES?! Hell Boy2: I fear my expectations are too high or not high enough here. The Dark Knight: see above, unless we can somehow import the visual magic from Sin City.. Hancock: yes yes i give Will Smith some props for doing a few really nice movies, but lately it's all been "a Will Smith Production by Will Smith starring Will Smith as Will Smith" keyline: "dayyyum i gots to get me one of deees!" ***redaction actually recently: I am Legend WAS pretty damn good..as long as you haven't read the book.*** The Mummy, Yet Again: what? there are MORE unemployed WWE wrestled following BEnoits departure to the firely gates of hell looking for bit roles in bit movies? Oceans 19: seriously how much longer are we going to have to wait for a sequel! gogo summer movies
  • http://www.subcorpus.net/blog/ subcorpus
    ironman ... hulk ... batman ... these are must see movies ...
  • http://fluentart.com Rouan
    Just posting to let u know your href link is broken on the first image. Nice site by the way
  • Robin
    X-Files II, baby!!!
  • Fergster
    VERY excited about some of these: Dark Knight - Nolan can do no wrong, and the Joker looks awesome in this version (will hopefully wipe away the bad memories left by Nicholson). And Bale is the best Batman ever in my opinion. Hellboy II - del Toro too can do no wrong. And Perlman kicks arse as Big Red! Indy IV - for anyone who remembers seeing Raiders at the cinema back in the 80s, this is more exciting than when Phantom Menace was on it's way (primarily because Lucas isn't directing!) Just hope Ford still has the chops to pull this off one more time. Iron Man - loved the trailer for this...really hoping they don't stuff it up. Wanted - Excellent cast. Hopefully won't be as unnecessarily convoluted as Night Watch. Wall-E - Actually really looking forward to this. Pixar have yet to make a bad movie in my opinion. Some were not as good as others, but judging on the trailer, this looks very interesting with perhaps the most spectacular CGI visuals ever. The rest I could take or leave. I'll see some on DVD (Mummy 3, Get Smart, maybe Kung-Fu Panda), but generally speaking, this is one of the more exciting summers in quite a while. As a final comment, though - it is troubling how many of these are either sequels, based on comic books or based on TV shows. It seems that Hollywood has zero interest in making original movies these days.
  • Elmoreen De Koker
    Do you have a contact number of the film producer Dennis Quade - Flight of the Phoenix? Please let me know. Elmoreen
  • jen
    You forgot X-Files! July 25th! :D
  • http://simplemoviereview.com/serendipity/ Jill
    X files!
  • http://yahoo.com salina ritrovato
    what about that movie "Ivery"
  • paulo
    how can you forget x files 2???? are there any excuses for that????
  • Jiinxx
    Iron Man - Possible to get me into the theatre for it. Speed Racer - LMFAO... This a joke? This looks incredibly stupid Narnia - Ummm... Will you buy my ticket for this? Bleh.. Indiana Jones - I'll wait for the DVD to come out and borrow it from someone that buys it. Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Who? Sex and the City - You couldn't pay me to sit through an episode so why a movie? Kung Fu Panda - No... and NO You Don't Mess with the Zohan - Remember when Sandler movies were funny... The Happening - I'd watch it in theatre. Looks like it'll be good. The Incredible Hulk - I haven't see the trailer or even heard it was being made so I dunno... Get Smart - Carell gets my attention in his movies and this one looks like it'll be a great comedy with him as well. Wanted - Looks like it'll be about as good as Mr. & Mrs. Smith... Which I liked. Wall-E - I'm really not sure what to think of this movie so I'll wait till the DVD comes out and my nephew gets it Hancock - Some of the wire work looks a bit off but maybe that's just the way they want it to look. I'll be going to the theatre to watch this for sure though. /nod to I am Legend being an awesome movie {Reply to previous poster} Hellboy II - Wait on DVD to watch it but might be worthwhile to see on the big screen. The Dark Knight - I'd go to the theatre to watch it. Looks like a great script and acting with some nice effects. Christian Bale has yet to fail for entertaining so he's a sure bet. The Mummy - I'll wait for the DVD unless I get bored and it's all I have left to see in the theatre. Brendan Fraser might do a good job on this. Pineapple Express - Still undecided if I will see this or not. Period. Looks like it'd be a great script but the actors that have the rolls? Just doesn't sit with me. You're call though!
  • unvanilla
    X-FILES!!! HELL-OOO??
  • denB
    X files 2!!!!!!!!!
  • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
    Updated the list and added X-FILES 2 and STEP BROTHERS. The first trailer for X-Files 2 appeared at WonderCon and can be watched in bootleg by clicking the logo above... Hope you enjoy! Anything else big I'm missing? That covers just about any and everything that looks good this summer!
  • TK-421
  • Keith
    "Given how much of a letdown Spider-Man 3 was last summer"!!?? Are you smoking crack!?
  • Counterbugs
    Jiinxx, let me get this straight-- you wont go to the theater to see a new Indiana Jones film but you loved both I Am Legend and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the film you are most looking forward to this summer is HANCOCK?!! You know what-- stay home. People with your caliber of intelligence shouldnt be allowed to see movies or vote for the President. I hope that cream of broccoli soup tastes good through your feeding tube you fucking retard.
  • EDA
    I know Counterbugs WTF is he talking about. actually surprised he doesnt want to watch sex and the city. Yep sex and the city and hancock look like the only two i wont see. iffy on Speed Racer Step Brothers though trailer was a lil slow but i'll see it for old Will Ferrel:)
  • jonathan
    x files 2 the best in 2008!!!
  • Erik
    Uh "It looks like it could be one of the best summers in years." Seriously? Besides Dark Knight and Speed Racer i could care less about them all. The fall will be better but the summer is not exciting.
  • Ryan
    Looks like I am just going to camp outside the theater this summer. Ironman, Indy, X-Files, Hellboy, The Dark Knight, and possibly a decent Hulk movie. Count me in!
  • Reverend
    These movies will be great: The Dark Knight Hulk Iron Man Hellboy II Indy IV Wanted X-Files These movies will be good: Speed Racer Hancock Tropic Thunder Pineapple Express Get Smart (I loved that show) I don't know about anybody else, but that's a lot of movies that I'm actually excited to see.
  • http://summermoviepool.com Nugget
    Put your movie picking skills to the test at summermoviepool.com we are just a bunch of people that enjoy movies and have fun making the picks.
  • Steve
    I'll start chronologically: 1. Iron Man will most likely be pretty bad. Guy in suit of armor fights another guy in suit of armor. Sounds reeeeally boring. And the "witty" lines by Robert Downey Jr. are not really witty! 2. Speed Racer looks ridiculously stupid. No one over age 13 should be allowed to see this. 3. Narnia- haven't seen the first one. I don't have an opinion on this one yet. 4. Indiana Jones. Hopefully they'll be able to hide the fact that Harrison Ford is like 70 years old! If not, this might turn out to be silly. I'm hoping it's good though, I'm a huge fan of the franchise. 5. Sex & the City. This movie is going to tank. Bad. Who the hell do they think is gonna pay money to see this?!?! I mean, come on. Worst idea ever. 6. Kung Fu Panda. No idea what this is. No opinion. Sounds dumb though. I'll never see it. 7. Zohan. See above. 8. The Happening. I just watched the above trailer. This looks pretty damn good, I must say! 9. Hulk. This could have been alot better if they didn't have the big "monster" fight in it. The scenes with plain old Bruce Banner look way better than the Hulk scenes. Oh well what are you gonna do? It is called the "Hulk" right? hmmm I'm just gonna comment the movies I have actually heard of now. ~Dark Knight. Looks real good. If it's as good or better than the first Nolan Batman, then we definitely have a winner here. Looking forward to this! ~ X-Files 2. This movie is gonna tank at the box office also. They are about 10 years late with this one. Who the hell cares about the X-Files anymore? Besides crazy fanboys that should be focusing on getting that pizza I ordered for delivery to my house faster, no one will see this at the theater. ~The Mummy. Haven't seen or heard anything about this yet. But I love the ride at Universal Orlando!! LOL! The first two were entertaining, so it should be okay. This series just seems to be about having a good time at the show and not taking themselves so seriously. I'll see it. So it looks like my front-runners are The Dark Knight, The Happening, and (hopefully) Indiana Jones!
  • Renji123
    Man i can't wait for next year for the halo Movie to come. Plus Gears movie, evagagelion movie gundam movie, robotech movie
  • OhMyGosh!
    Renji~ I only pray you are younger than 13!!
  • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
    The summer is nearing! Iron Man arrives in just over a week! What are you most looking forward to now that we know what the line-up looks like??
  • http://www.movielegacy.com Dan Geer
    Here's my top 10 from most anticipated to least: 1) The Dark Knight 2) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 3) The X Files: I Want to Believe 4) Star Wars: The Clone Wars 5) The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 6) The Incredible Hulk 7) Hellboy II: The Golden Army 8) The Happening 9) Iron Man 10) The Mummy
  • Clayton Sutton
    Yo ive heard rumors of the halo movie coming out this summer could anyone shed any light on this. Im a huge halo fan and ive heard rumors of Peter Jackson & Neil Blomkamp both working on this movie and have got to know.
  • kthxpls
    Halo sucks.
  • Mic
    I'm really excited to watch Ironman this weekend, but I've been losing sleep over Grand Theft Auto. Here are the movies that I'm looking forward to watch: 1) Ironman 2) The Dark Knight 3) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 4) Hancock 5) Don't mess with the Zohan I watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall last weekend. It's hilarious. Thanks for a great one-stop resource for summer movies. Do it again next year.
  • Jlove
    How about David Mamet's Red Belt on May 9th.
  • BishieQueen
    I have been seeing a movie trailer lately on adult swim, it is so familiar like i've played the game or read the book or something. looks to be a pirate movie. one line it "through shark infested waters" caught my attention straight away. I know I've heard it before. can anyone help me on finding out what this movie is? it said its coming out this summer, but they didn't even hint at the title which is odd.
  • http://www.filmjabber.com Erik
    A lot of these movies look great... but Speed Racer does not. In fact, it doesn't even make my list of the 22 movies to see this summer: http://blog.filmjabber.com/2008/05/01/22-movies-to-watch-this-summer/
  • Maeby
    Iron Man was awesome. Roll on X Files! Where's that trailer already??
  • devon
    yeah dragon ball needs to be put up i think mummy 3 will be good so will the happening
  • gary7seven
    Lol @ Jiinxx. I'm not usually one to bag on opinions of movies, but you're confused. You don't know about Hulk 2, Speed Racer is a joke and you'll wait for Indiana Jones on dvd?! You're reading the wrong article... and if there is any wirework on Hancock, I'd be amazed. I'm guessing the 2 mile whale toss was probably CGI. Have fun with your Mr & Mrs. Smith vhs, Ebert.
  • gary7seven
    Steve! You're another one... Are you guys accidentally routed here from some support site for the dull and confused? "Iron Man will most likely be pretty bad. Sounds reeeeally boring." "Speed Racer looks ridiculously stupid." "Hulk. This could have been alot better if they didn't have the big "monster" fight in it." *wtf? You're on track with Dark Knight (will be awesome) and Mummy 3 (mindless, but fun), but you really need to tap into that inner child. At least enough to understand that monster vs. monster and robot vs. robot (sorta) will always be a good idea. Add Robert Downey and Ed Norton to either and you can't really miss. You do know that Speed Racer is going to be a Wachowski brothers pic, right? I challenge you to watch any of those and not have fun.
  • Clayton
    And yet no one answered my question on halo the movie. Someone has to know something about it. (release dates, director)
  • Jeremy
    I saw Speed Racer today and it is absolutely epic FUN. It's an incredible movie with a mindblowing color scheme and quick pace that actually ends up with a touching message. If you're dismissing this on some feeble misconception then you are really missing out. Think F-Zero GX meets animation with a very small touch of wacky happiness thrown in to keep you smiling. The car battles are completely over the top and non-stop throughout the movie. If you enjoy action, or racing, or purely brilliant cinematography you owe it to yourself to see this. I just realized I'm raving and sound like some kind of paid shrill. Truth is I'm just a movie fan like the rest of you and would hate to see this movie not make the money it deserves, and have the public miss out because they believe they are somehow too high minded for a Speed Racer film.
  • Moxie Crimefighter
    Here's your information on Halo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464037/ not 'til 2009
  • Tanya-Michelle
    This summer is going to be soooo cool! I have to watch everything. But, what's the deal with no Mummy trailer. I have to see it... My top picks: Sex in The City, Wanted, The Incredible Hulk, Hancock...you get the picture.
  • Jimmy
    Dragonball isn't coming out until April 10, 2009. Delayed for needing more time on special effects.
  • http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanGirl26 Micah
    You forgot Kit Kittredge An American Girl
  • Max
    I'm having this debate with friends that Summer 2008 will be the best summer at the movies of the century.With the month of May coming to an end and some big blockbusters already out , how does MAY 08 compare to the past 7 years? Summer Battle: MAY With Iron Man, Speed Racer and Indy 4 all winners in my book , May 2008 looks strong. 2000 Gladiator, Battlefield Earth, Road Trip, Mission Impossible 2 2001 Mummy Returns, Pearl Harbor (what else came out) 2002 Spiderman, Star Wars Ep 2 (what else came out?) 2003 X-Men 2, Matrix 2, Finding Nemo, Italian Job 2004 Van Helsing, Troy, Day after Tomorrow 2005 Kingdom of Heaven, Star Wars Ep 3, Madagascar, Longest Yard 2006 Mission Impossible 3, Da Vinci Code, X-Men 3 2007 Spidey 3, Shrek 3, Pirates 3 Pick a Winner!
  • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
    The list has been updated again with the addition of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Rocker as well as new links to the X-Files 2 trailer and The Mummy 3 trailer. Check it out above and enjoy the summer!!
  • http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanGirl26 Micah
    Here My 2008 Must See Movie List: Kit Kittredge An American Girl Wall-E Kung Fu Panda
  • Sarah
    I think you should add The Love Guru to the list
  • http://yahoo.com Indian Boy
    The Love Guru is the most racist thing ever to Indians!
  • Mateja
    Iron Man was good. Indiana Jones was solid (worst of the 4 for sure). Im pretty excited for The Happening. But I think The Dark Knight will be the movie of the summer!
  • puddle
    "The Love Guru is the most racist thing ever to Indians!" Yeah, and Fat Bastard was the most racist thing ever to Scottish. And Austin Powers was the most racist thing ever to the English. And his SNL Japanese game show host was the most racist thing ever to Japanese. And... well, you get my point. Mike Myers will parody anyone. Get over yourself. Now on to the movies. This site is pretty cool and it got me excited about a few movies coming out... 1) Dark Night I absolutely cannot wait for. I've heard Heath Ledger's performance is legendary. The last Batman movie was awesome, so I'm just counting down the days. 2) Get Smart, for some reason, I'm looking forward to as well. I remember that show from Nick at Night when I was a kid and thought it was funny then. 3) Ironman I've heard was great. Maybe I'll find a buddy who hasn't seen it yet to go with me since my wife has zero interest. 4) Zohan, blah. I don't know anyone who likes Adam Sandler anymore. Plus, that Arabic (?) accent is atrocious. I couldn't sit through a whole movie of that ridiculous accent. 5) The Happening could be good. I'll wait for reviews to come out before I spent $10. I've thought people have trashed M. Night Whateverhislastnameis' movies a little too hard. The Village was ok and Lady in the Water wasn't as bad to me as some people thought. I hope he makes a comeback with this one, although them making a big deal out of the fact that it's his first R-movie is stupid. Who cares? 6) Wall-E I've heard is supposed to be the best Pixar yet. I find that hard to believe. Nemo will be a tough act to top, but the creator spent 15 years on this project so I guess he thinks it's been worth it. 7) Indiana Jones, meh. Saw it, thought it was ok. My wife fell asleep. Shia LaBeouf is good though. The concept and storyline is what left me kind of flat. 8) Narnia was slightly better than ok. Not as good as the first movie, but didn't totally kill the suspense of waiting for the next installment which I think should be Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Another example of a bad accent that was distracting though. 9) Speed Racer. Not interested. 10) The Hulk... didn't we just have a Hulk that kinda sucked a few years back? I guess you throw Ed Norton in the mix and figure people will be interested, but that last version kind of killed it for me. 11) Mummy 3. I loved the first Mummy (then again, I was what, 15 when it came out?), tolerated the second one and almost vomited watching that horrible Scorpion King movie. Let's hope it returns to form. Rachel Weiss didn't sign on so I'm not getting my hopes up. 12) The Love Guru. Geez, looks pretty bad but I'm a Mike Myers fan so I'll give him a chance. If the reviews are awful though, I'll wait to Netflix that one. 13) Hancock. People on this site don't seem too excited about it. I'm a Will Smith fan so I'll probably go see it, but I understand the lack of excitement. If the character's not excited about being a superhero, why should we be? Smith seems to always be playing the guy who's the last one, the only one of his kind, the lone ranger kind of thing. (I Am Legend, Hancock, I Robot, etc.) 14) Hellboy II. Never saw the first and probably never will. Zero chance I see the second. 15) Sex and the City. I'll see Hellboy II and Speedracer before I saw this nonsensical garbage. 16) X-Files II. Did I fall into a time warp and all of a sudden it's popular again? Are people listening to the Macarena, wearing chain wallets and playing pogs again? What am I missing here? 17) Haven't heard much about Wanted. Cast looks good though. Might be interested, pending some RT reviews. 18) Step Brothers. I'm kinda getting tired of Will Ferrell and his merry band of bozos to be honest. I like Ferrell, but his movies and characters are all starting to look the same. 19) Tropic Thunder. I'm in the same boat with Ben Stiller as I am with Will Ferrell, but the proposition of Downey Jr. and Jack Black in the same movie with him makes me very curious. I might break down and see it. Plus, it looks like a Rambo parody and anything that makes fun of Rambo I'm down with. 20) Kung Fu Panda. Looks stupid, childish and ridiculous. Sign me up. Plus, my neices will probably love it.
  • stantongirls
    Thax for the list we are going to see lots of movies this summer and wanted to know what was showing.
  • Wade-ster
    The Love Guru should be on the list. I love forward to seeing: Iron Man - was awesome The Dark Knight Wanted Get Smart I'll just watch the rest when they come out on DVD.
  • Wade-ster
    I meant look not love, anyways I forgot to mention that Wall-E looks okay, there may be a few laughs. Most of the movies this summer are not original, that's what is sad.
  • josef
    x files 2= best summer movie 2008
  • Max
    Listen people you have this summer all wrong there is the great month of may then June is Ok and July is all Dark Knight and then we are stuck with august Listing the movies in order on that list up there Iron Man Dark Knight Indiana Jones 4 Pinneapple Express Hulk wanted Hancock Zohan Get Smart Step Bros Love Guru Kung Fu Panda walle mummy 3 x files Narnia Hellboy 2 clone wars The Happening Speed Racers Rocker Sex and the city
  • Rob
    Focht is an idiot his first statement, about Ironman, his FIRST statement was already 150% off, what a dumbass. Hulk will be good, Caspian was solid. Why does that asshole post on movie sites if he doesn't know anything about movies...or even enjoy any?
  • john
    This has been so far and looks to be a year of alot of very good movies...... unlike previous years which SUCKED!
  • Sara
    Why didn`t you mention Step up 2:The Streets?
  • Nick
    Why hasn't anyone put up Burn After Reading? It has some pretty famous actors/actresses (Bradd Pitt; Georde Clooney; Tilda Swinton) and it is directed by the Coen Brothers!!!!!
  • Kimmy
    Heyy i have a couple movie releases for this summer: Mamma Mia the Musical (Releases July 2nd) Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (August 8th) Henry Poole is Here (August 15th)
  • Ryan
    Spider-man 3 wasn't bad. It could have been better, but it wasn't the huge let-down some say and certainly not the reason that any intelligent person is wary of big summer movies. The blame for THAT lies squarely on hack directors like Michael Bay (Transformers, Pearl Harbor), Cohen (upcoming Mummy 3, xXx), Devlin & Emmerich (ID4, Godzilla), etc. and producers like Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Murphy. If the average moviegoer was a little more familiar with the creative people that work on good films and the hacks that give Hollywood a bad name there'd be no reason to be wary because the big terrible movies are always made by the same talentless people. FU Michael Bay.
  • Jimmy
    Kimmy, don't post anymore please. Those movies do not even qualify, no one will see them and no one cares.
  • Renji123
    Can't wait for patardor live action movie to come. lool who said i was younger then 13 lol. i old enough to drink hehehe. Sad they can't get dragonball out sooner i hope they had vegeta into the fight with rabitz to. they making a legend of zelda lol. Not sure on update on gears of war movie. Did evagelion live action movie every come out has it gotten a date in america yelt? Gundam live action of gundam seed is sopose to be coming out soon around aug-sept time. Think robotech movie is still set for next year to be come out question is when is tranformers and when is robotech movie going to come out. Robotech war/space war mecha series many many die in it with aliens. Transformers II giant alien robots vs giant alien robot vs human. Zerriteinia could easy destory megatron easy with there 7 mile long spacebattleship. They could this vaporize him.
  • Allison
    awesome! the half blood prince was the best book i ever read so i hope the movie is better!
  • Movie buff
    Is this it? I was hoping for more movies than this. Some of the comments below are great. I'm a movie fan. Even if I don't like some of these movies, I'll go to the theater anyway. As long as the pretty woman scream and hold me. LOL
  • tom
    i was hoping for harry potter the half blood prince would come out in the summer....sniff sniff....
  • BleachIsRetarded
    Renji123, learn to speak English. Or grow up, freaking 13 year old kid.
  • Dave Lister, J.M.C.
    Not picking a fight here, just want to know if anyone who predicted the success of The Love Guru would like to retract their statement now. I didn't see it; but the reviews were awful and it absolutely tanked at the box office. Indy 4 didn't tank, but maybe it should have... Iron Man was good... looking forward to the next one... The Hulk wasn't bad... way better than the first one, if they do another one I'll probably see it. 2nd Narnia... didn't go... waiting for DVD... didn't exactly love the first one. The Dark Knight was the best of the summer. I will buy it the day the disc is released. It was an o.k. crop of summer movies; I'll have some Netflixing to do though as many of them could not convince me to spend ten bucks on the big screen experience.
  • Ayan
    i think 'the dark knight' n 'hancock' r da best. n 'wanted' n 'speed racer' r the worst.
  • Katie
    Did anyone else see The Wackness? I thought that movie was pretty good... It's about a depressed teen who sells weed in NYC to help his parents with rent, and his friendship with his therapist.
  • Bender
    Iron Man 2 is set to be released in 2010 round about the same time the A-Team is recruited and also the same time Tim Burton is reworking Lewis Carrol's cult classic Alice in Wonderland. Who would be the better bad girl? Scarlet Johanson as the Black Widow or Helena Bonan Carter as the Red Queen?
  • Cole
    Truly an amazing summer for movies........certainly the best in my lifetime and one that will be remembered for a LONG time. My favorites: Iron Man - The start of another great comic book rendition. Indy IV - Extraordinarily special seeing Indy back on screen again. Really enjoyed this. The Incredible Hulk - Another piece of really solid comic book movie action. Hellboy II - Criminally underrated. Wild imagination, amazing visuals - it has heart, humor, emotion - much better than the 1st film (which I still liked). The Dark Knight - What else is there to be said here. Tropic Thunder - Great comedy. Brilliant performances from Downey Jr. and Cruise.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1520617318 Molly Medel
    Truly, this was one of the most memorable summers of my life! I was only 13, and I thought I was all mature enough to see PG-13 movies without a grownup (LOL!) and I just remember it being a fun summer!

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