Here’s what movie buffs have to look forward to this sultry July…
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: July 1
Just when you thought there wasn’t going to be a family-friendly, tired, derivative, animated sequel for the kids for a rainy Sunday…I would tell you the plot, if there was one.
Public Enemies: July 1
If I were a betting woman I would say this is going to be the movie of the summer. It’s a dramatic portrayal of the exploits of notorious bank robber John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and a few of his associates, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson, and the G-man trying to catch them (Christian Bale).
Bruno: July 10
Borat is back…well, not exactly. Sacha Baron Cohen is back, and if you thought Borat was over-the-top, wait until you meet Bruno. This incarnation is a gay Austrian fashionista who gets himself into all sorts of hilari ous/offensive/frighten ing situations, including wearing a Velcro suit to a runway show and ending up with an entire couture line stuck to his outfit. Brace yourself.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: July 15
G-Force: July 24
I can barely bring myself to write this description. First Garfield, then the ridiculous Alvin and the Chipmunks (which, btw, is getting a sequel), now G-Force, a CGI film about an elite group of special forces guinea pigs who get disbanded, sent to a pet store for adoption, and end up having to save the planet on their own. To top it off, the film has some serious A-list talent, including Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell and Penelope Cruz…did they not read the script?
The Ugly Truth: July 24
Katherine Heigl plays a romantically challenged TV producer who takes the advice of her chauvinistic star, played by Gerard Butler, to land a handsome doctor she likes…bet you can’t guess how this one turns out.
Funny People: July 31
If Public Enemies is the Godfather of this summer, Funny People is the Terms of Endearment. Adam Sandler stars as George Simmons, a stand-up comic and movie star (sound familiar?) who strikes up a friendship with a young protégé, Ira Wright (Seth Rogen). It turns out George is dying and has quite a bit of unfinished business, especially when it comes to relationships.