Since there are so many great movies coming out this summer, I thought I would share with you a few that I found interesting. None of the descriptions are written by me because…I don’t write movie descriptions…well. But it’s cool, cause other people have! Check out the trailers. One addresses the Civil Rights Movement – power to Emma Stone. The second is a comedy and the third is an indie flick featuring my always favorite – Emma Roberts – as of course the indie manic pixie dream girl. The last film is kind of like the third.
Tate Taylor directed the film, which stars Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Allison Janney and Sissy Spacek in an empowerment story set during the American Civil Right movement. Stone plays an aspiring journalist who puts herself in the thick of the fight between whites and blacks to try and make a difference. “The Help” will be in theaters on Aug. 12. [Source]
Growing up together, Mitch (Reynolds) and Dave (Bateman) were inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed they’ve slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child who has never met a responsibility he liked. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie (Leslie Mann), kids who adore him and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitch’s stress free life without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true.
Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave’s worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other’s bodies and proceed to freak the &*#@ out. [Source]
So funny story… this film is actually called “The Art of Getting By Now.”
Starring Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore, the film is about George, a young self-described slacker who in his senior year of high school takes up with the equally aloof Sally and together they get their malaise on while going…clubbing? Or something. Naturally, their relationship gets complicated and….sigh, we’re pretty sure we’ve seen this movie about a hundred times before. There are some bright spots though, particularly Michael Angarano, who seems to be playing a mentor-type character with rugged, bearded authority.“The Art of Getting By” opens in limited release on June 17th before going wide in July.
]You can watch the trailer here
Fifteen-year-old Oliver Tate has two big ambitions: to save his parents’ marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday. Worried that his mom is having an affair with New Age weirdo Graham, Oliver monitors his parents’ sex life by charting the dimmer switch in their bedroom. He also forges suggestive love letters from his mom to dad. Meanwhile, Oliver attempts to woo his classmate, Jordana, a self-professed pyromaniac who supervises his journal writing – especially the bits about her. When necessary, she orders him to cross things out. Based on Joe Dunthorne’s acclaimed novel, Submarine is a captivating coming-of-age story with an offbeat edge. [Source]