July 7th. Pirates of The Carribean 2. Im really surprised they are putting this out one week after Superman. It won’t keep Mr. Depp and company from being no 1 at the box office but July is kinda empty for blockbusters and they probably would have been better served waiting at least one week. OH well, early reviews for this are all positive so here’s hoping this rocks, and we get to do all over again next summer with no 3!
Also on July 7th in limited areas, may make it to your town this month A Scanner Darkly. another Philip K Dick adaptation (blade Runner, Minority Report, Paycheck) this time by the wonderful Richard Linkater(dazed and confused, Waking Life, Before Sunset) using his animation over live actors technology he devolped in Waking Life. Very interested to see how confusing this film will be. And Robert DOwney Jr, and Woody Harrelson playing drug adicts. Wow, will they even have to act?
July 21st, Lady In the Water, I have a feeling Shylaman needs a hit with this movie or he may face serious cutbacks in his budget. I think he may get it here. Giamatii is one of the bet actors working today and this is a rather lackluster summer for ‘big’ movies. Should be a winner.
Opening the same weekend is Clerks 2. While it won’t bring in the droves, there is definetly an audience for this film, I just wonder how many of us have grown to old to still find humor in Kevin Smith jokes. I’m hoping it doesn’t bore me to tears, because I really like the way Smith does business in Hollywood, just wish he would move his films out of this self serving world he created.
July 28th Miami Vice. So this is a bad idea for a remake right? right? Well not entirely. Michael Mann has not made a movie in the past ten years that can be considered bad. Collaterall, Last of the Mohicans, the Insider, HEAT!!!. So yeah, I can see this being better than any of us could imagine Miami Vice should be. It be a shame if Mann messed up such a beautiful resume.
other news. the Transformers teaser is out on the web. I think the children of the 80′s know what they are doing next July at this time.