My super summer of celluloid

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This week, I went to a Show Film First blogging night, which was really less about writing and more about repetitive movie montages. Michael Bay would have loved it. Anyway it seems their advertising push worked because it got me writing about some of the films I can’t wait to see this summer.

X-Men: First Class – 30 May 2011 – not yet rated

Ever wondered how Charles and Erik became Professor X and Magneto? Couldn’t care less but enjoyed Kick-Ass? This prequel is for you. Thanks to director Matthew Vaughn’s move from one superhero movie to another, I am finally excited about an X-Men film for the first time since 2003.

Senna – 3 June 2011 – 12A

Not a lot of people realise that until Brazillian racing genius Ayrton Senna died, I was a huge Formula 1 fan. This documentary tells the incredible story of the life and death of the greatest racing driver who ever lived. Screw Schumacher.

Potiche (Trophy Wife) – 17 June 2011 – 15

Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu camp it up in this French satire about a trophy wife who becomes boss of her husband’s company when he is taken hostage by striking employees. And did I mention it’s set in the 70s? The trailer’s worth watching just for the dodgy shirts.

Bad Teacher – 24 June 2011 – rated 15

Cameron Diaz plays a foulmouthed teacher who tries to woo new colleague Justin Timberlake. Not only does the trailer feature some excellent swearing from Diaz but it also reveals a slow motion scene of her washing a car. Wearing hotpants. And soaking wet. What’s not to like?

Bridesmaids – 24 June 2011 – 15

Bride picks heartbroken best mate to be maid of honour. Bride picks a bunch of weirdos for bridesmaids. Painful hilarity ensues. OK – I know it won’t be as good as Wedding Crashers or The Hangover, but it will be good to see the hen party given a thorough Hollywood trashing.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 3D – 15 July 2011 – not yet rated

Harry, Hermione and Ron kick some serious Voldemort ass. Oh and if you don’t know by now, my boyfriend Conrad Olson is working all the hours god sends to get this film ready. Apparently it’s taking so long because Ron is too ginger.

Cowboys & Aliens – 12 August 2011 – not yet rated

Outlaw Daniel Craig and Colonel Harrison Ford defend the Wild West from alien invaders. Really.

Super 8 – 19 August 2011 – not yet rated

A group of kids making a home movie in 1979 witness a mysterious train crash and decide to investigate. So far, so mildly interesting. But this is written and directed by JJ Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. Could this be Cloverfield meets Close Encounters?

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