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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Lure Of Summer Movies


Believe it or not the “summer” movie season starts in less than two weeks! I remember when the summer movies came out in summer, Memorial Day at the earliest. The trend has steadily moved toward releasing a big budget but possibly questionable movie, earlier and earlier to catch people off guard.

You know the ones I’m talking about. The people who avoided going to the movies since Christmas Day. The folks who don’t know a single new movie star’s name and never read popular fiction (My husband.)

These are the same people who don’t make entertainment decisions and just quietly climb into the car without asking enough questions and allow someone else to choose the movie for them. Those folks will get dragged to a lot of movies they may or may not enjoy. This year the studios are ready and waiting with a very early harvest of summer movies.


My poor dad is one of those people who walks into a theater not knowing what the movie is about. He sees every movie out there but he has no idea in advance what my stepmom is taking him to see. He’s always astonished. He’ll sit through anything from the most obscure foreign film to a good old blockbuster. I love hearing his movie reviews because they’re genuinely innocent and bizarre.


I love summer movies and I can’t wait for this year’s crop to reach theaters.
I just realized last night that Marvel’s all-star “Avengers” is coming out May 4, and possibly as early as April 27th in select 3D theaters. It looks great, so does the early release date mean the studio is worried about it? Or does it mean Marvel expects the Avengers to kick ass and suck all the oxygen out of the air and leave nothing for the next movies to feed off?

We’ll soon find out.

By the way who’s sexier, clean cut Captain America, Thor with his mighty hammer and flowing golden locks, or bad boy Ironman Tony Stark?

XXOO Kat

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  1. I'm kinda loving Chris Evans' body as Captain America... But Tony Stark keeps stealing the show.
    XXOO Kat

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  2. LOL I'm looking forward to Superman! DH can't wait for Avengers.

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    1. I love Henry Cavill as an actor, I just wish the Man of Steel was made of American steel... What but the hell, Superman belongs to the world and I'm hoping the series re-boot will be really wonderful!
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  3. The hubbby and I can't wait for the Avengers. It's a tough decision, and no one faint, but I'm going with Thor! I like Tony Stark but there's something about the character of Thor that I fell in love with in that movie. And come on... if you didn't drool with the scene when he had his shirt off, I will be checking you for a pulse!

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    1. LOL Marie I dropped my popcorn did when Thor walked around without a shirt!
      I love the scene in the newest Star Trek movie where Chris Hemsworth plays a totally heroic Captain Kirk who sacrifices himself at the same time little James T. Kirk is born... what a tear jerker.
      XXOO Kat

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  4. The Avengers is going to be campy fun! Can't wait.

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    1. Julia have you seen any clips of Scarlet Johansson's fight scene strapped to a chair? Worth the price of admission! : )
      XXOO Kat

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    1. Hi Tessie, I'll bet you love Robert's big soulful brown eyes, don't you? So do I!
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