Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Summer 2006 Is Here!

I love Summer it's the best time for films - forget about boring autumn/winter Awards season and the spring graveyard, it's all about the big tentpole blockbusters! Who can't resist the thrill of teaser trailers and character specific posters and TV spots galore! Gigantic budgets! Licenses! Properties! Superstar directors! Bigger stars! Bigger effects and the fun of predicting which film will be the next big thing and which will be the next Catwoman. 2005 was a bad year for H'Wood but hopes are higher for 2006.

The big films this summer are set to be:

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
The Da Vinci Code
Superman Returns
X-Men: The Last Stand
Mission: Impossible III
Over the Hedge
Lady in the Water
Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift
Miami Vice
And of course Snakes On A Plane!

Of course we might get the odd sleeper like Peyton Reed's The Breakup which knocked X3 of the top spot last weekend and Nacho Libre or even the Lake House which could very well knock Fast & Furious 3 out of the top spot in 2 weeks time, but generally the list above is what everyone's looking out for.

Personally I was looking forward to Brett Ratner's X3 (seen), JJ Abrams' MI:3 (seen) and Michael Mann's Miami Vice the most out of them but I'm sure I'll see a lot more! Here's to a good summer for me and for Hollywood!

Can't be any worse than last year! ;)


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