Top 10 Summer Movies
Amy Lemley Bailey
Wednesday, Jun 27,2012
There was a time not so long ago when going to the movies, night swims, and French kissing were a guaranteed weekly occurrence during the summer. Now that I am older they do not seem to happen as often on those hot summer nights as they once did, but my how I miss summer movies (much more so than the teenage boy licking my teeth).
1. People Like Us - While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices. Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pine.
2. Moonrise Kingdom - A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. Bruce Willis, Bill Murray.
3. Take This Waltz - A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street. Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen.
4. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted - Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.
5. Brave - Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
6. The Dark Knight Rises - Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face's crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. Christian Bale, Michael Caine.
7. The Campaign - Two rival North Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations tangle with one another. Will Ferrell, Zack Galifianakis.
8. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift - Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.
9. To Rome With Love - A story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into. Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin.
10. Ruby Sparks - A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan.