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Hal / April 27, 2007 10:52 AM

I admit it, I'm Spider-man's bitch. As many red flags as there are in this film (too many characters/plots, revising the origin from S-M1), I'm still planning on opening day.

spook / April 27, 2007 10:57 AM

28 weeks Later!!!!!!!! Worrrddddddd!

pat / April 27, 2007 11:00 AM

Moreso out of a sense of childhood curiousity, than out of a positive notion of anticipation, I have to admit that I wanna see the Transformers. I already feel like it's gonna be pretty lame and forced; but to see and hear Optimus Prime say "Let's Roll" on the big screen is kind of a cool notion. Damn you Michael Bay.

p.s. i still die a little inside when I think of Bumblebee appearing as a "bitchin camaro".

Mikey / April 27, 2007 11:24 AM

28 Weeks Later (nothing better than a good zombie movie), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (I am a total HP geek) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (though I expect to be disappointed much as I was by both of The Matrix sequels) and Rob Zombie's Halloween remake (still the best horror movie of all time IMHO)...

Clarke / April 27, 2007 11:36 AM

The sequel to 'Batman Begins'. Oh, that's next summer. Sorry, just can't wait, can't help myself. Feelin' very optimistic about Heath Ledger as The Joker.

This summer? Meh -- Spiderman 3 I guess. Spidey would get his ass wrapped up and handed to him by Batman.

And, sticking with the superhero motif, The Fantastic 4 sequel -- I'd rather see 'Wild Hogs'.

mike / April 27, 2007 11:45 AM

Not sure if it'll make it to theaters by the end of summer, but I'm looking forward to "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men."

Jill / April 27, 2007 11:58 AM


So looking forward to "The Bourne Ultimatum" --this series is just fantastic summer movie watching.

spook / April 27, 2007 12:10 PM

WTF! Rob Zombie's Halloween remake!!!! Man I gotta watch more TV, or at least get one! Cool! Its on my list!
guess I will check out Pirates 3 ...although I need to make sure I don't drink before hand, the last on Zzzzzzzzz.

skafiend / April 27, 2007 12:12 PM

Wow, haven't been to a movie theater in so long I haven't really thought about the concept of "summer blockbusters". But I guess that season is upon. I guess I'll do what I alwasy do.. wait until it's out on DVD. I'm such an anti-social loser...

a / April 27, 2007 12:18 PM

Proving that I am, in fact, way less mature than the high schoolers that I teach, I have been looking forward to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for longer than I care to admit. Each new trailer gets me more and more giddy.

Bill V / April 27, 2007 12:44 PM

Anything that has nothing to do with Superheroes! The Spiderman movies are about as stupid as it gets. Oh sorry, I forgot about Adam Sandler.

Ian / April 27, 2007 12:48 PM

Not sure if this counts since it isn't released until Sep., but I swear it was supposed to be a summer release! Anyway, Danny Boyle's Sunshine (written by Alex Garland)...

Veronica / April 27, 2007 2:03 PM

Two words: Die Hard.

Josh / April 27, 2007 2:20 PM

All of 'em....Harry Potter, Spider-Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean... and YES - The Bourne Ultimatum.

I'm still kicking myself for not seeing Casino Royale on the big screen.

Greg / April 27, 2007 2:36 PM

Spiderman 3, Die Hard 4, Shrek 3 and Bourne 3 are high on the list, Pirates 3 and Fantastic Four 2 less high. 28 Weeks Later could be good, but I'm fearing the effects of a presumably bigger budget. No desire to see Harry Potter or Transformers whatsoever.

Brandy / April 27, 2007 3:10 PM

Yeah, 12 sucked, but I heard Soderbergh & Co knew that and that 13'll be better.

Bourne 3?! Hooray!

kate / April 27, 2007 3:15 PM

Without a doubt, 28 Weeks Later. I've watched the trailer at least 10 times and honestly have never been so excited for a movie before.

The last movie I saw at the theater was that Woody Allen tennis movie... that was what, like 18 months ago?

Yeah... it's time to go back to ye olde theatre and see a talkie.

eep / April 27, 2007 3:18 PM

I've already seen a sneak preview of Knocked Up, or else it would be at the top of my list, with a bullet.

In the way of the big movies, I'm hoping the stuff that happens in Pirates 3 will make Dead Man's Chest less sucky. But The Bourne Ultimatum is going to win hands-down by being smart while blowing things up. Awesome.

C-Note / April 27, 2007 3:58 PM

If you are an adult, and you have any idea what movies are coming out this summer, unless you're a bigger movie buff than me, you are what is called "underemployed." I don't just mean that in the sense of needing a day job. The Creator intended bigger, better things for your life. I mean, I like movies, but I don't make plans months in advance to see them. OK for kids, not so much for adults. Like Halloween.

charlie / April 27, 2007 3:58 PM

Boobs and Crashes for sure. I am also really looking forward to Dude Where's The Bong.

christian / April 27, 2007 4:24 PM

Big list in no real order:

28 Weeks Later,
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,
Knocked Up,
Spider-Man 3,
The Bourne Ultimatum,
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,
Nancy Drew,
The Simpsonís movie,
The Invasion,
Die Hard 4,
Ocean's Thirteen,
You Kill Me.

Mindy / April 27, 2007 4:47 PM

as of yet: none.

jaye / April 27, 2007 7:51 PM

how about the one i will be in. with me not working like a junky and actually enjoying all that the summer has to the beach, outdoor dining, walks in the park, movies in the park, biking, ravinia, street festivals, farmers markets, oh and i am looking forward to harry potter and spidey.

unmake / April 28, 2007 5:03 AM

None - don't watch television, don't listen to commercial radio, and all the ads on imdb have been blocked.

Ignorance is bliss. Everything that's been listed looks to be at best popcorn fodder, more likely simply crap wouldn't bother watching to the end even if it were free and I was stoned off my ass.

Good movies have been so few and far between the past few years, I've started to read books again.

ramsin / April 28, 2007 4:53 PM

I'm with unmake, but I one up him/her. You see, in order to keep my intellectual purity, i don't engage society around me at all. I don't mix with the sheeple and their subhuman entertainment. I have constructed a hard-plastic mock-up of an 18th century french salon, where I smoke opium, fan myself with a gilded palm frond, and read Rainer Maria Rilke poems.

Oh, and listen to "This American Life."

The only thing I'm anticipating this summer the new Wu-Tang record.

SR / April 28, 2007 10:48 PM

I want to see the Simpson's movie...

July 27!

Brandy / April 29, 2007 8:25 AM

well done, ramsin.

Mad Jack Deacon / April 29, 2007 10:26 AM

One of the summer's best movies is already out. Go see Hot Fuzz!

jonk / April 29, 2007 5:49 PM

yeah, (not unlike this comment) ramsin is really clever

dumb muddie / April 29, 2007 9:19 PM

I have not seen a movie in ages, but BUG has a certain draw to it, not the subject matter, but the fact that its written by Steppenwolf Theatres own Tracey Letts.

Opinion anyone?

paul / April 29, 2007 10:16 PM

I'm not an anti-movie person, but I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be spending any money on anything with a '2' ,'3' , or '4' after it. Or for any movie remade if the original was made after 1960. Or for anything that was once a TV series.

Sorry if it makes me sound like some non-TV-owning intellectual (I hate, with a capital F, hate, This Amercian life) but I'd rather spend the ten bucks getting drunk with another human and have him or her tell me a story.

However I sure hope ATHF colon is still playing somewhere by the time I get to a theater.

james / April 30, 2007 12:04 AM

Ratatouille is Pixar's next film and I'm hoping Brad Bird makes up for the wreck that Cars was.

Otherwise, 1408 and The Bourne Ultimatum are on my to-see list.

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