Monday, April 28, 2008
The summer movie season is finally getting ready to hit theatres and it's about time! It seems like it's been forever since there has been anything worth paying full price for but this summer seems like it's going to be a good one. There are a couple of sequels in the bunch, but many of the new movies headed to theatres are big screen originals; which is refreshing given last year's glut of 3-peats. However, being a parent means that I can't see every movie that comes out in the theatre as it's released. I have to save up my babysitting miles and try to pick the most worthy movies to spend them on. Here's a list of what I'm choosing from. May 2nd Iron Man May 9th Speed Racer May 16th The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian May 22nd Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull June 6th Kung Fu Panda June 13th The Incredible Hulk June 20th Get Smart July 2nd Hancock July 11th Hellboy: The Golden Army July 18th The Dark Knight July 25th The X Files: I Want to Believe August 1st The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor So which one's am I going to cash my babysitting chips on? Iron Man I was slightly reluctant to get my hopes up for this at first, but Robert Downey is calling to me. I love that a great actor has been cast in a comic book role-- Christian Bale proved how effective that is. And the previews are making it look as if this one might live up to my expectations. Indiana Jones This goes totally without saying. I wouldn't miss what may be my last chance to see Indy on the big screen for anything. Hellboy Well, this is one I'd like to see, but I may have a problem getting my husband to go. But hey, if I go alone I don't have to worry about getting grandma to babysit. Yeah, mommy time. The Dark Knight This is an absolute no brainer. R.I.P. Heath Ledger *Special Mention* James Bond: Quantum of Solace This isn't scheduled to hit theatres until November 7th, but I will most definitely be seeing it in the theatre. So what movie would get your hard earned babysitting time?