It will be a Summer of Same: same old franchises seeing multi-million dollar updates; same old actors in rote roles; directors digging deep into their cinematic bags of tricks, hoping they can find meaning out of one more mainstream paycheck. [May | June | July | August]
Our four-part summer movie preview continues. Today: July - In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.
Our four-part summer movie preview continues. Today: June - This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.
Today begins our four-part summer movie preview. Today: May - May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.