Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer Movie Monday: Interns, Shakespeare, The Rapture, & Judy Blume

Ironically enough this post is coming to you a little late because of my internship and the horrendous internet in the apartment that I'm in for the summer, so please forgive the fact that Summer Movie Monday is indeed on Wednesday this week!

The Internship
Opening Friday, June 7th
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, John Goodman, Rose Byrne, B.J. Novak, Josh Gad, Aasif Mandvi, Max Minghella, Jessica Szohr, Dylan O'Brien
33% on Rotten Tomatoes

I'm desperately hoping this is brilliantly funny and not stupidly funny since we've been waiting long enough for Vaughn and Wilson to team up again. The premise is pretty fantastic, as two men are aging out of their jobs as technology is replacing them get an internship at Google. Their inability to navigate the interweb and interact with their younger colleagues should be hilarious.

Much Ado About Nothing
Opening Friday, June 7th
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Spencer Treat Clark, Riki Lindhome, Tom Lenk, Ashley Johnson, Emma Bates
82% on Rotten Tomatoes

The beautiful thing about Joss Whedon is his versatility and his commitment to character and story no matter the genre. This particular movie came about from his habitual gatherings at his house during which he would host readings of Shakespeare plays. That is one dinner party I would love to be at. For this particular reincarnation of the play, they kept the setting modern - shot entirely at Whedon's house - but the dialogue is pretty much what it originally was meant to be!

Opening Friday, June 7th
Directed by: Paul Middleditch
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Ken Jeong, John Francis Daley, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Thomas Lennon, Tyler Labine, Ana Gasteyer, Calum Worthy, Paul Scheer, Stephanie Paul
27% on Rotten Tomatoes

This could definitely be a disaster, but it could also just be outrageously silly fun. Kendrick usually shines in any movie she's in and even with the campiest of concepts, like trying to save the world from the apocalypse by seducing the devil, is able to keep things grounded (Hello Pitch Perfect!).

Tiger Eyes
Opening Friday, June 7th
Directed by: Lawrence Blume
Starring: Willa Holland, Amy Jo Johnson, Tatanka Means, Elise Eberle, Cynthia Stevenson, Lucien Dale, Forrest Frye, Russell Means
68% on Rotten Tomatoes

Come on, it's Judy Blume. On the other hand, it's also Willa Holland... So this could go either way, but I'm still going to do my best to check out this latest coming of age adaptation.

Also Playing: Wish You Were Here (71%), Violet & Daisy (23%), After Earth (11%)

Coming next week: This Is the End (84%)

What movies will you see this week?

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