Summer has finally arrived in Wisconsin. I say finally because we were still wearing heavy jackets last week and people had their heat on. It has been a weird year. I can’t wait for barbeques with friends and family, bike rides to the farmer’s market, and Sunday afternoons at the pool. And when the heat gets unbearable—because it really does get hot and humid even in Wisconsin—we’ll be hiding out at the cinema.
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Here are some of the movies I’m looking forward to this summer:
Man of Steel—I’ve always had a thing for Superman. Not long ago I mentioned a recurring theme of people not being quite what they seem to be in the books I write. I love that bumbling Clark Kent, with his thick nerd glasses, is really the strongest, fastest, most honest man on earth. I can’t wait to see Henry Cavill in the role. I loved him in The Tudors.
This is the End—I’ve heard this is a weird one, but the trailer made me laugh. It’s about a bunch of celebrities attending a party at James Franco’s house when the world ends. I like quirky so if it’s quirky-weird, I’m sure I’ll like it.
World War Z—Yes, I like zombie movies. They freak me out a little, but I like being a little scared sometimes. Plus, I’ve always liked Brad Pitt’s acting.
Monster’s University—My daughter really wants to see this more than I do, but I’d be happy to take her. Unless she talks my mom into it, which is a strong possibility. Mimi is powerless to tell her no, but with family movies like this, why would you want to say no?
So, I’ve got a superhero blockbuster, a comedy, a post-apocalyptic movie, and a family movie. Now if I can just find a good romantic comedy, I’ll be set.
What movies do you want to see this summer?