Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Your obsession with fireworks, and I'm saying this as a friend, concerns me.....and my mother."

Opening this weekend is Super 8 and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.

Super 8 is brought to us by J.J. Abrams, the mind behind TV shows Lost, Fringe, Alias and Felicity. It was also produced by Steven Spielberg. The cast includes Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, and Noah Emmerich.

Set during the summer of 1979 in rural Ohio, a group of young teenagers are making a movie on their super-8 video camera when they witness a train accident, which they inadvertently capture on film. The town's residents begin to disappear and no one can figure out why. Abrams has been very tight-lipped about details from the movie, but it promises to be a thrilling and suspenseful supernatural mystery.

Super 8 has been getting great reviews and I cannot wait to see it this weekend. In fact, TVline's Michael Ausiello insisted on twitter that we all go see it!

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is based on the Judy Moody books by Megan McDonald. It is about a young girl who plans to have the most thrilling summer of her life with the help of her aunt, played by Heather Graham, and little brother named Stink.

This does not seem like a movie that I ever plan to see and it has also been getting pretty awful reviews. I would say, even if you have kids, proceed at your own risk :o)

Other movies opening in limited release this weekend are Trollhunter and The Trip.

I hope that everyone is staying cool and drinking plenty of water in this heat!