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All I ask of a Superhero

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A couple of people took me to task for my take on Iron Man 2. I like to think of myself as a simple man, but maybe that isn't true anymore.

Rethinking my expectations

I started reading comics as a kid.  Batman, Green Lantern, The Hulk, and the X-men were some of my favorites.  Growing up, superheroes were pure escapism.  Granted some of the characters had family problems, personal problems, and even Batman lost a Robin, but the stories were all larger than life.

Superhero flicks are still larger than life, but they have more "realistic problems."

  • Batman is a male Paris Hilton who fights crime.
  • Peter Parker wouldn't know what to do with the girl if he got her.
  • Tony Stark is rotting away from a self-inflicted disease + he is a male Paris Hilton who doesn't fight crime, he is bringing about world peace.

Holding out for a Hero!

Ok, everyone knows that I am a huge Bonnie Tyler fan, but every time I watch one of these movies, I hear her in the back of my head:

Where have all the good men gone And where are all the gods? Where's the street-wise Hercules To fight the rising odds? Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed? Late at night I toss and turn and dream of what I need

I need a hero I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night He's gotta be strong And he's gotta be fast And he's gotta be fresh from the fight I need a hero I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light He's gotta be sure And it's gotta be soon And he's gotta be larger than life

I want a superhero who is, well a hero.  They don't have to be perfect, and well they can have basic human flaws, but at the end of the day, they need to be a hero!

Returning to Iron Man 2, I thought Whiplash made a good case against the Stark family, and Tony just acted like the spoiled brat Whiplash thought he was.  I actually found myself wanting Whiplash to win.  I can't stand whiny, self-important bitches, and that is all I saw in Tony.  His womanizing turned me off, and his self-pity made me roll my eyes.  He dug his own grave, and I was ready to see him lay in it.

Escapism and Realism

I think my biggest issue with the film is that I was really looking for some pure escapism from the movie. That is what I look for in a superhero movie.

I watch a superhero for action, mystery, and pure escapism. Watching a super hero struggle with illness was outside the realm of what I wanted to see, especially with people in my life actually struggling with various illnesses that do not have a magical deus ex machina serum.  It felt like salt in the wound.

The illness reminded me of my real life, and the magic cure just upset me.  I went to see a movie where a superhero and super-villain tangled with each other until the film climaxed in a super-mega-ultra battle.

The movie, like all (not so) superhero movies since Batman Begins, opened with scenes of stark realism... but it is a superhero movie!!  Superheroes just aren't realistic, and films cannot serve two masters.

I am not sure exactly when escapism became a bad word, but my life is complicated enough.  Sometimes I just want to walk into a dark cave and forget about my real life for a couple of hours.  It might sound petty, but that is it.

I want a great, escapist spectacle from time to time, but more than anything, I want filmmakers to be honest with me and with their material.  If the movie is not an action movie, don't tell me it is.  If the movie is not a smart, well written think piece, be good with that.  Just don't pretend one is the other, and stop telling yourself you can be both at the same time.

A half-assed story with half-assed action is just a half-assed movie.  Two half-assed jobs never make a whole.

I know some of you liked the movie.  Great!  I wish I was one of you.  Keep having fun, and sharing. It is good to hear contrary opinions.  Just remember, we don't have to love the same things, we just need to help each other find more things we can all enjoy.

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SF News Bites: Avengers, Transformers 3, Conan The Barbarian and Mortal Kombat

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Avengers

Producer Kevin Feige confirms the main characters in the Avengers movie.  "It’s three people – four including the Hulk; five including Nick Fury – who you’ve seen before in other movies, coming together for the very first time.”  I can only hope that this movie is as good as Ultimate Avengers animated movie.  (via Gay Sci-Fi Nerds)

Transformers  3

In the works as expected.  Currently Michael Bay is moving along with the script and scouting locations for Transformers 3: Chicago, Detroit, and Washington D.C.  I really enjoyed the first two Transformers movies my main concern is in the script. (via SCI FI Wire)

Conan the Barbarian

Jason Momoa has been cast as the New Conan The Barbarian.  I'm excited with that pick.  Jason's a great guy, talented actor and can physically fill the role of Conan.  Most are familiar with him playing as Ronon Dex from Stargate: Atlantis  (via /Film)

Mortal Kombat

A Mortal Kombat redo is in the works, they have selected a writer Oren Uziel.  The hope at /Film is that he will bring more depth to the Mortal Kombat movies then the previous films.  I like the idea of adding more story depth to the Mortal Kombat movies but that can not be at the cost of loosing what made the series so great.  They are so much fun to watch.

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Marvel’s Planet Hulk Premier

hulk-planet-hulkMarvel premiered Planet Hulk at the Paley Center for a lucky select audience to rave reviews. I can’t wait for February 2nd when Planet Hulk is released to DVD.  You can preorder your copy from Amazon here.

Based on the comic Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk Smash Into the Planet Hulk Trailer.  The Hulk was a monster, impossible to control, too dangerous to ignore. So Earth’s mightiest heroes exiled him into outer space. But now The Incredible Hulk crash-lands on the distant planet Sakaar, ruled by the tyrannical Red King. Sold into slavery, the Hulk becomes the planet’s mightiest gladiator—but his new masters get more than they bargained for when he forges a bond of brotherhood with his fellow fighters: crafty insectoid Miek, ruthless rock-man Korg, ex-shadow pirest Hiroim, and the noble-born rebel Elloe. Unlike Earth, the desperate people of Sakaar believe a monster is just what they need. But will the Hulk be the one to save their world…or destroy it?

Marvel has done such a great job with their direct to DVD movies.  I have watched, bought, and love each one of these.

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Smash Into the Planet Hulk Trailer

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Marvel has done such a great job with their animated direct to DVD movies and now they are adding Planet Hulk to the list.  Watch the trailer above.

I can't wait to watch and own Planet Hulk!!! In the mean time I guess I'll have to stick with the comic.  If you haven't read it yet get your copy from amazon here: Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk

Planet Hulk is planned for a February 2010 release date.

Other must own Marvel direct to DVD movies

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Review: Hulk Vs. Wolverine

Review of:  Hulk Vs. Wolverine hulk-vs Review: Hulk Vs. Thor Overall Rating: 9

Hulk Vs. Wolverine is smashing!  The opening of this was brilliant with Wolverine waking up smashed into the ground wondering what happened.  This tale was more like Hulk Vs. Weapon X since the Hulk fights not only Wolverine but also Sabretooth, Deadpool, Deathstrike and Omega Red.  The only sad part about this movie is that it will probably be better than the Wolverine movie due to come out latter this year.

The story:  Wolverine is recruited to hunt a monster that ravaged a Canadian town.  Unfortunately for Logan he stumbled into the middle of a Weapon X hunt for their ultimate weapon the Hulk.  Now Wolverine must struggle to survive the attacks of the Weapon X team and get the Hulk out while not getting smashed in the process

For more on Hulk vs. Thor: Exploring: Hulk vs Wolverine 2009 Movie

Watch the Trailer Here!

Likes

  1. Animation looks great
  2. The characters are brilliantly represented
  3. Great story twists
  4. Deadpool was a brilliant smartass that left me rolling.
  5. I love the use of the Hulk issue 159 where the Wolverine character was first introduced.

Dislikes / Concerns

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Review: Hulk Vs. Thor

Review of:  Hulk Vs. Thor Overall Rating: 9

Hulk Vs. Thor is awesome!  In this we actually get to see the pure Hulk unrestricted by Bruce Banner.  It’s like normal Hulk Vs. Thor then they go into overtime and we get to watch unfettered Hulk Vs. all of Asgard.  This is an owner for me, it has a lot of rewatchablility and I have even noticed many subtle new elements with each viewing.

The story:  Loki unleashes a revenge plot against his brother Thor during Odin’s sleep.  Loki pulls Bruce Banner from Midgard and separates him from the Hulk than sets the Hulk loose upon Thor and all of Asgard.  What If: the Hulk was unrestricted, enraged, and let loose upon a place.

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Likes

  1. Animation looks great
  2. The characters are brilliantly represented
  3. Great story twists
  4. Loki’s reply when accused of starting Ragnarök

Dislikes / Concerns

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DVD Releases: Hulk Vs.

Hulk_VsHulk Vs. is now out on DVD and I can’t wait to see it!  This project is from the same group that brought us Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow read my full review here. Watch the Trailer Here!

The footage looks really good and I can’t wait to see both of the smashing battles.

An update on my posts Exploring: Hulk vs Wolverine 2009 Movie and Exploring HULK VS THOR they are both on the Hulk Vs. DVD and not released as two separate DVD’s

  • Hulk Vs. Thor:  A gods verses monster movie.  Loki looking for a way to bring defeat to his step brother teleports the only monster in the nine realms capable of this feat, The Incredible Hulk from Midgard.  The Hulk gets transported to Asgard which confuses and as expected angers him leaving Thor to try and stop him in an epic battle.
  • Hulk Vs. Wolverine:  The Hulk is loose rampaging through the Canadian Wilderness.  To stop him Canadian’s Department H sends out Wolverine their elite agent.  This is the wild Wolverine before the X-Men days and without some of the tempering from Professor Xavier.  The clash results in a fierce battle.  Dead Pool also makes an appearance and complicates matters even more for Wolverine.

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Not Another Reboot Movie Punishment

In recent years we've seen franchise reboot after franchise reboot. The Hulk, Batman, Star Trek, The Punisher just to name a few. And now we have yet another reboot of...The Punisher? In word handed down via interview for iFMagazine with director Lexi Alexander, the movie is

More of a reboot like THE INCREDIBLE HULK, than a direct sequel to the 2004 reboot that starred Thomas Jane, PUNISHER: WAR ZONE stars Ray Stevenson (ROME) as Frank Castle, a one-man avenging force out to take down all organized crime in retribution for the death of his family many years ago.

Now I have nothing nothing against reboots if they are properly done, but it seems Hollywood has gotten lazy. It was only four years ago that the last reboot of The Punisher franchise was done, and I loved it. Now they're doing it again and saying they'll do the same story even better. No longer are they willing to spend the money for original ideas they are settling for rebooting reboots. We need fresh ideas, fresh creative works, new blood. This trend is unacceptable. Make Hollywood take notice, that we are a force to be reckoned with and will not be placated with the same stories over and over and over again. If you see a fan film support it, if you like an indie film buy it, if they have merchandise wear it.

The Incredible Hulk Smashes onto DVD

hulk Smashing into our living rooms on DVD, October 21 is The Incredible Hulk.  A must own movie! There are some problems with the story line and maintaining the immaculate reality of the experience but overall they kept true to the spirit of the Hulk. I really enjoyed this version of the Hulk even though it had it’s flaws it got a lot right.  You can read my full review in Exploring: The Incredible Hulk.

The Incredible Hulk is a tale about Bruce Banner the Geneticist and his quest for a cure for a condition that turns him into a raging monster known as the Hulk. All the while the military is hunting down Bruce Banner so that they can learn how to control the Hulk and use Bruce’s research to create super soldiers. In the end they only create an even more deadly monster known as The Abomination.

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Exploring HULK VS THOR

JOURNEY_INTO_MYSTERY_112_1965 After watching Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow I came across a trailer for the next project they are working on Hulk vs. Thor.  It's a gods verses monster movie.  The Hulk gets transported to Asgard which confuses and as expected angers him leaving Thor to try and stop him.  The trailer looks nice and I could only imagine how a fight between two seemingly undefeatable opponents would go.  Do you think Loki had a hand in this? Get your copy of Hulk vs. here

Exploring: Hulk vs Wolverine 2009 Movie

Hulk_vs_Wolverine Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight between The Incredible Hulk and Wolverine?  What about watching it on the screen in front of you.  On January 2009 Lionsgate and Marvel Animation have teamed up to bring us a direct to DVD animated movie Hulk vs Wolverine.  Watch the Trailer Here! Ultimate-wolverine-vs-hulkFor those of us who already know how that match unfolded because we read Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk Marvel comic miniseries we may still be surprised.  They have changed the story some from that epic comic.

The Hulk is loose rampaging through the Canadian Wilderness.  To stop him Canadian's Department H sends out Wolverine their elite agent.  This is the wild Wolverine before the X-Men days and without some of the tempering from Professor Xavier.  The clash results in a fierce battle.  We also know that Dead Pool will make an appearance.

I'm excited to hear how the animators are pleased with this project.  They were able to take off the gloves and not have to worry about censoring themselves.  Since this is a direct to DVD project and not for TV they can unleash Hulk, Wolverine and Dead Pool allowing them to act as they should.  How would you decide who would win in a fight between The Incredible Hulk and Wolverine?

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The Avengers Program Who Will Make The Cut

Get your copy of The Avengers animated movie here The rumblings of a special team being put together has received some new light recently.  With mixed results from the super soldier program Marvel sheds some more light on their Avenger project.  They really proved their capabilities to handle this project with Iron Man and The Hulk.  So now we are left wondering who will be in the avenger movie? The lineup has changed some as they are working on the individual film but Favreau tells us that "The ones Marvel is talking about now are Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Iron Man."

He left out Nick Fury, I hope it is only a slip up because Samuel Jackson was awesome as Nick Fury in the cut scene after the credits in Iron Man.  He didn't get to show up in Hulk other than in name.  Then again I don't expect him to have his own movie but I hope to see him have some cameo roles in the future films.

Iron Man was in theaters in May

Hulk just came out in theaters

Thor is scheduled for June 4 2010

Ant-Man doesn't have a time set yet for the film but he could be placed into the Iron Man 2 film scheduled for April 30 2010.

The First Avenger: Captain America: May 6 2011

It's all still a ways off so we will have to see what changes between now and then.  One of my concerns is how much will the Avengers movie cost if they have a full cast of headlining actors & actresses?  This could be the limiting factor on any Avenger movie where they will have to do something either getting them to share more of the cut of the film or to have a smaller number of superheros in any given film.  I found it interesting when Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios' president of production, put forth the idea of "heroes can cross into each other's adventures and occasionally team up if there's a foe too great for any one of them to handle."  This could be a way to have Avengers films with out having to have more then a few headliners in any one film and to maintain a sense of setting consistency.

I applaud Marvel Studios for taking on such a large project in a fan friendly manner and for not trying to cut corners.  I do not envy them for having to make some very hard choices regarding how to fit in a ton of superheros into an avenger film which is what I would love to see yet staying within budget for talent costs and to have enough money left over to make sure that the effects look great.  Good luck, and God speed, I eagerly await the next project.

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Exploring: The Incredible Hulk

Review of: The Incredible Hulk Overall Rating: 9.0   The Incredible Hulk

Finally not another origin story! The Incredible Hulk was a good movie and fun to watch but not as good as Iron Man. I'm really pleased to see Marvel's positive influence on these projects. The movie is an exciting ride with a nice balance between action, drama, and suspense that carried me through the emotions of the story. There are some problems with the story line and maintaining the immaculate reality of the experience but overall they kept true to the spirit of the Hulk and I really appreciate that.

The Incredible Hulk is a tale about Bruce Banner the Geneticist and his quest for a cure for a condition that turns him into a raging monster known as the Hulk. All the while the military is hunting down Bruce Banner so that they can learn how to control the Hulk and use Bruce’s research to create super soldiers. In the end they only create an even more deadly monster known as The Abomination.

Likes

  • The opening credits is brilliant: they cover the origin story in a few minutes and put in a lot of fun references.
  • The way they ease us into the hulk: His first appearance is mostly from the shadows with only glimpses to help acclimate the audience with his look.
  • the way they show the bullets and darts just bending and bouncing off of his skin. The really neat thing is that they do show on occasion lacerations in the hulks skin when the attack is sever enough to merit it. The 50 caliber rounds looked awesome when they dented his skin.
  • The emotion that they were able to animate into the Hulk was amazing. Like Gollum before him the Hulk was really able to connect on an emotional level with the audience.
  • The Cameos: Stan Lee, Lou Ferrigno
  • I liked the references subtly placed throughout the movie to Stark Industries, Nick Fury, and S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • They used most of the Hulk's famous lines / attacks in a tasteful and story appropriate manner.
  • The very end / the last page: not going to give a spoiler but after seeing it you will get it.

Dislikes / Concerns

  • The skin of the hulk was too gelatinous and too textured: probably due to rendering or compositing issues because the animation was so well done.
  • The love scene: it was funny but distracted me from the movie and shattered the immaculate reality. Personally I had a Mallrats moment and Brodie wouldn't get out of my head.
  • The story had some issues: I didn't like the mcguffin of the cure and found the Emil Blonsky story line far more interesting and would have like it more if that became the dominate storyline.
  • The end helicopter scene shown in the trailer still bothered me and seeing it in context didn't save it. I realize they needed a tension relief and I did chuckle because it was a funny moment but it completely took me out of the story and reminded me I was watching a film not experiencing it.

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Theater or Renter: The Incredible Hulk

The Plot / Story: The Incredible Hulk, also known as Hulk 2, is a tale about Bruce Banner the Geneticist and his quest for a cure for a condition that turns him into a raging monster known as the Hulk that lives within him. The military wants to learn how to control the Hulk and use Bruce’s research to create super soldiers. In the end they only create an even more deadly monster known as The Abomination. Even though this is the second in the recent Hulk series they are not ignoring the original nor continuing events put forth in that film.

I gave the trailer a 4 out of 5. It's fairly exciting and I think it will accurately represent the movie but it lacks any romance to it. The trailer shows me Bruce Banner's situation and the government's obsessive desire to have his abilities to make super soldiers. We get to see the Hulk raging and being attacked by the military ... some neat footage. The cool thing is that they gave us a reveal of Abomination and show us a little bit of their face off.

This will be a theater for me because I love the Hulk and the experience of this type of movie will be best on the big screen. I have a lot of reservations over the film. It's yet another origin story... maybe. They are ambiguous about it's relation to the other Hulk movie although they have revealed that it will have more to do with the TV show. I also have concerns with how the Hulk will look. That being said I will have to see over the weekend and let you know.

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Theater or Renter: June 2008

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Theater or Renter: June 2008

It's time once again for our favorite game "Theater Or Renter?" Rules of the Game: Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then Put in your comments below the trailer: does the trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?

For June we have eight movies: Mongol, Kung Fu Panda, The Incredible Hulk, The Happening, Get Smart, The Love Guru, WALL·E, Wanted

Mongol:

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Release Date: June 6th

Listed as: Drama, History

Studio: Picturehouse Entertainment

Director: Sergei Bodrov

Written by: Sergei Bodrov with Arif Aliyev

Produced by: Sergei Selyanov, Anton Melnik, and Bulat Galimgereyev

Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun

The Plot / Story: Mongol looks at the life and legend of Genghis Khan. It follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood through to his adulthood and the battle that sealed his destiny as Genghis Kahn. (The Official Site)

Kung Fu Panda:

Kung Fu PandaWatch The Trailer

Release Date: June 6th

Listed as: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family

Studio: DreamWorks Animation

Director: Mark Osborne John Stevenson

Written by: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger

Stars: Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie

The Plot / Story: Kung Fu Panda is about Po (Jack Black) who is a panda bear that is recruited by a team of Kung Fu masters to help protect the Valley of Peace from an evil snow leopard. (The Official Site) get your copy here

The Incredible Hulk:

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Release Date: June 13th

Listed as: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Superhero Flix

Studio: Marvel Enterprises

Director: Universal Pictures

Produced by:

Written by: Zak Penn, Edward Norton

Stars: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt

The Plot / Story: The Incredible Hulk, also known as Hulk 2, is a tale about Bruce Banner the Geneticist and his quest for a cure for a condition that turns him into a raging monster known as the Hulk that lives within him. The military wants to learn how to control the Hulk and use Bruce's research to create super soldiers. In the end they only create an even more deadly monster known as The Abomination. Even though this is the second in the recent Hulk series they are not ignoring the original nor continuing events put forth in that film. (The Official Site)

The Happening:

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Release Date: June 13th

Listed as: Drama, Sci-Fi

Studio: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Produced by:

Written by: M. Night Shyamalan

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo

The Plot / Story: Philadelphia high school science teacher Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and other people begin encountering breakdowns in human behavior in major American cities that lead to chilling deaths that seem to be willing suicides committed by the victims. Appearing to be a disease of some sort, the victims undergo a series of steps: loss of speech, followed by disorientation, and the third step is "fatal." Moore flees from the crisis into Pennsylvania farmlands with his estranged wife Alma (Zooey Deschanel), math teacher friend Julian (John Leguizamo), and his daughter Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez) (via Wikipedai). (via Wikipedai) (The Official Site)

Get Smart:

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Release Date: June 20th

Listed as: Action, Comedy

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: Peter Segal

Produced by: Alex Gartner, Charles Roven, Andrew Lazar

Written by: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember

Stars: Steve Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwane Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terence Stamp, James Caan

The Plot / Story: Control agent Maxwell Smart (Carrell) is sent on his first mission which is to stop KAOS in their latest plot for world domination. Agent 99 (Hathaway) is sent with him to keep Maxwell Smart out of trouble. (The Official Site) Get your copy of Get Smart here

The Love Guru:

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Release Date: June 20th

Listed as: Comedy

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Director: Marco Schnabel

Produced by: Mike Myers, Gary Barber

Written by: Graham Gordy, Mike Myers

Stars: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake

The Plot / Story: Pitka (Meyers) an American raised outside of his country by gurus devotes his life to helping troubled couples. He returns to the States to get into the self-help business. He uses unorthodox methods to resolve his first challenge which is to settle the romantic troubles of a professional hockey player (Malco) whose wife left him for a rival lover (Timberlake) before the NHL Stanley Cup. (The Official Site)

WALL·E:

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Release Date: June 27th

Listed as: Action, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi

Studio: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Pixar

Director: Andrew Stanton

Produced by: Jim Morris, John Lasseter, Lindsey Collins

Written by: Andrew Stanton

Stars: Ben Burtt, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy

The Plot / Story: According to John Lasseter:

WALL-E is the story of the last little robot on Earth. He is a robot and his programming was to help clean up. You see, it's set way in the future. Through consumerism, rampant, unchecked consumerism, the Earth was covered with trash. And to clean up, everyone had to leave Earth and set in place millions of these little robots that went around to clean up the trash and make Earth habitable again.

Well, the cleanup program failed with the exception of this one little robot and he's left on Earth doing his duty all alone. He doesn't know he can't stop working. But it's not a story about science fiction. It's a love story, because, you see, WALL·E falls in love with EVE, a robot from a probe that comes down to recover the last plant left on Earth, which curious little Wall-E has picked up. He absolutely falls in love with her.

(The Official Site)

Wanted:

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Release Date: June 27th

Listed as: Action, Thriller

Studio: Picturehouse Entertainment

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Produced by: Marc Platt, Jason Netter, Jim Lemley

Written by: Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Chris Morgan, Dean Georgaris

Stars: James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann, Angelina Jolie

The Plot / Story: Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is offered the opportunity to seek revenge in the murder of his father, who was an assassin. Gibson is invited by his father's partner, Sloan (Morgan Freeman), to follow in his father's footsteps.[2] Sloan's second-in-command (Angelina Jolie) mentors Gibson,[3] who follows the death orders issued by the Fates, weavers who read individuals' destinies in fabrics produced by mystical looms (via wikipedia). (The Official Site)