Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Summer Time Watching

Although I love being outside, or well outside long enough before this porcelain skin turns a lobster red, I still love my summer shows and movies. For movies, I love the escape, the big adventure, the explosions, the thrills…the air conditioning. TV offerings are usually just as epic, mini-series or genre shows that make me all warm and fuzzy. Here is my list of upcoming movies and tv series I might be a little excited for.

TV
Crossbones : John Malkovich, pirates, and insanity (NBC // May 30)
The Leftovers : Based on the book by Tom Perrotta, the Rapture comes and those left behind include Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston and Liv Tyler. (HBO // June 15)
The Quest : Oh yeah Animatronics, prosthetics, and actors make this fantasy themed Amazing Race something E and I want to watch. Also take part in. And possibly laugh at. (ABC // June 19)
The Last Ship : Another based on a book series. A pandemic kills 80% of the population and one Navy ship searches for a cure. (TNT // June 22nd)
Falling Skies : Anne and Alexis are back…except Alexis is now 6 and is magic. Fun times. (TNT // June 22nd)
The Strain : I enjoyed Guillermo del Toro's vampire series and so I am excited to see how well they stick to the books. (FX // July)
Extant : Halle Berry is an astronaut who comes back to Earth a bit different. Steven Spielberg is the exec producer. (CBS // July 9)
Penn & Teller – Fool Us : You try and fool them. Kind of it, but I am happy to see people try and fail (CW // July 30)
Sharknado 2 : Hopefully just in time for the Riff Trax version of the original in the theaters. (Syfy // July 30)
Doctor Who : Peter Capaldi is changing it all folks. I will be having a party. (BBC // August)
Masters of Illusion: Dean Cain hosts a magic show. I will probably watch as I did many David Copperfield specials in my youth. (CW // August 1)

MOVIES
Maleficent : Angelina Jolie as the vindictive fairy badass. (May 30)
Edge of Tomorrow : Tom Cruise fighting in a war with aliens who is also caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle with Emily Blunt. Fun times. (June 6)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 : More Hiccup and Toothless. I’m in.(June 13)
The Signal : A group of college students are lured to the middle of the desert by a hacker. Looked interesting. (June 13)
The Rover : 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened, ruthless ex-soldier tracks down the men who stole his only possession. As he travels through the lawless Australian outback, he takes a damaged young man as his unwitting accomplice. (June 13)
Deliver Us From Evil : NY police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city. (July 2)
Earth to Echo : After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. Reminds me of the Explorers or the Stand but with a cute little alien guy that looks like he belongs in Batteries Not Included (July 2)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: I have no words other than is it July 11th yet. (July 11)
Jupiter Ascending : In the future, a young destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to finish the Queen's reign. (July 18)
Mood Indigo: Michel Gondry’s odd little romance. Should be sublime.(July 18)
Hercules : Yep the Rock as Hercules (why do we never say Heracles…If Zeus is his dad then it is Heracles, if Jupiter was his dad then it is Hercules but you know, bygones). (July 25)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Never really read the comic until a month or so ago. Looks funny and any building of the Marvel universe kind of makes me squee. DC you need to catch up.(August 1)
Lucy: Luc Besson making another badass chick flick this time with ScarJo. Looks awesome.(August 8)
The Giver: Sadly I have never read the book. Looks interesting. (August 15)
As Above, So Below: A thriller centered on two archaeologists in search of a lost treasure in the catacombs below Paris. I am always up for a horror film and the catacombs are on my bucketlist. (August 15)
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For: Its been a while, but I will be happy to go back to Sin City.(August 22)
If I Stay: Based on a book, Mia Hall thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam. But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. (August 22)

1 comment:

Barry Shaffner said...

Maleficent was OUTSTANDING! It really is the coolest Disney movie I have seen in a long while. I feel you left Godzilla out of your list. This is a great summer movie and just a well done story.

I have been watching Netflix. Primeval has been my binge watching fav. Heartland is what I put on when Dad is in the room. Of course Orange is the New Black is on. I suggest Bitten's first season as well for marathon watching.