Sunday, June 2, 2013

June Movies

Lots of genre movies opening this month!  Some sci-fi, some only tangentially connected to sci-fi and pop culture -- but here's a rundown of the ones I'm looking forward to!

June 7th:  Joss Whedon, the writer/director of The Avengers, is releasing his version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.  It stars a lot of Joss's favorite actors from his past projects, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse.  I'm looking forward to this version almost as much as the British version starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

(Sadly, this was a stage version from May 2011.  It was filmed, but no release date has ever been set.)

Then on June 12th, we have the end of the world comedy This is the End, starring Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, and a cast of dozens.  I want to see this if only to see Emma Watson threaten James Franco with an axe for his stash of bottled water.

And on June 14th, director Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, Man of Steel.  Enough said!

Finally, on June 21st, World War Z opens.  If you're a fan of the book by Max Brooks (son of Mel Brooks, by the way) you may be surprised that this movie is even happening.  The book is an oral history of the entire "zombie war" whereas the movie appears to be based on only one of the many narratives.  Still, the images of the incredibly fast zombies piling up like army ants to get over the barricades for those few remaining delicious human brains are compelling.  I hope it's good, but I confess to having my doubts.  Needless to say, I love the book.

So -- lots going on at the theaters this month.  Enjoy!

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