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Walrus at 6:49PM, April 17, 2009
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The summer movie season is generally a time when the studios pull out their big guns, and 2009 is no exception. We've got superheroes (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and a couple reboots of classic sci-fi franchises (Star Trek and Terminator Salvation). We've got wizards (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) and real American heroes (GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra). We've got brand new films from Pixar (Up), Judd Apatow (Funny People), and Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds). For those who prefer romance to explosions, there's something for you, too (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Ugly Truth). And what would the summer be without sequels (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Angels & Demons)? They're all here in RT's Summer Movie Preview, your guide to what's hot in theaters this season!
Click on the titles below to check out this summer's biggest movies

* May 1
* X-Men Origins: Wolverine
* Battle for Terra
* Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

* May 7
* Star Trek

* May 8
* Next Day Air

A documentary about passing gas?

* May 15
* Angels & Demons
Bah, total crap. Sequel to false Da vinci Code movie.

* May 21
* Terminator Salvation

* May 22
* Night at the Museum II: Escape from the Smithsonian
Wasn't one enough?
* Dance Flick

* May 29
* Up
Another Pixar movie, who knows how this will go?

* The Brothers Bloom
* Drag Me to Hell
… Because I saw this movie.

* June 5
* Land of the Lost
* My Life in Ruins
* The Hangover

* June 12
* The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
* Imagine That

* June 19
* Year One
* The Proposal
Stars former cast actress of George Lopez. The only way to get me to see that movie is because of her.

* June 24
* Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

* June 26
* My Sister's Keeper

* July 1
* Public Enemies
* Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
One was enough, two was too much, three? Now I'm gonna puke.

* July 10
* Bruno
* I Love You Beth Cooper
I don't

* July 15
* Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Hopefully this will be better than the not-so-good Order of the Phoenix

* July 24
* All Good Things
* G-Force
* The Orphan
* The Ugly Truth
This movie sucks.

* July 31
* Funny People
* They Came from Upstairs

* August 7
* G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Ha ha ha! No.
* Julie & Julia
* Shorts
* When in Rome

* August 14
* District 9
* Bandslam
* The Goods: The Don Ready Story
* The Time Traveler's Wife
* A Perfect Getaway
* Post Grad

* August 21
* Goose on the Loose!
* Inglourious Basterds

* August 28
* Halloween 2
Seriously???
* Final Destination: Death Trip 3D
All three of them sucked, so this one will too.
* The Boat That Rocked
What is this? Some porno flick?

That sums it up, this years summer movie season is going to suck.
 
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MrBlubBlub at 6:53PM, April 17, 2009
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Why so negative?
Screw you! I don't need a signature! Oh wait…
since im here, check out my comics.
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SarahN at 7:41PM, April 17, 2009
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Of all of these I'm mostly looking forward to Inglourious Basterds (yes that IS the ‘proper’ spelling), because I like most things Tarantino. Though Terminator looks promising so far.

I….WAS looking forward to Star Trek, and I'll see it for Simon Pegg as Scotty if anything, but I have been very turned off by the trailers. It's starting to look like a big poser and cgi fest….ugh.
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Skullbie at 7:58PM, April 17, 2009
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They're making my sisters keeper and time travelers wife into movies??! :0 Damn im out of the loop,
 
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fern at 8:25PM, April 17, 2009
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…So much money that I'm gunna waste on crappy films this year. Oh well, beats doing nothing.
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NickGuy at 12:14AM, April 18, 2009
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* May 7
* Star Trek…..maybe….i like jj abrams, but the corny one liners n the trailers have put me off a bit

* May 21
* Terminator Salvation…no.


* May 29
* Up…yes…pixar is always win

* June 24
* Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen…HELL YES


* July 15
* Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince…HELL NO

* August 7
* G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra…HELL YES

* August 21
* Inglourious Basterds…HELL YES



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Sea_Cow at 8:33AM, April 18, 2009
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Of all of these I'm mostly looking forward to Inglourious Basterds (yes that IS the ‘proper’ spelling), because I like most things Tarantino. Though Terminator looks promising so far.

I….WAS looking forward to Star Trek, and I'll see it for Simon Pegg as Scotty if anything, but I have been very turned off by the trailers. It's starting to look like a big poser and cgi fest….ugh.

I can't wait for Inglorious Basterds. Also, John Cho plays the gay Japanese one in
Star Trek. Thirdly, Terminator Salvation yes plz.
I am so happy to finally be back home
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Exzachly at 4:34AM, April 19, 2009
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* May 29
* Up
Another Pixar movie, who knows how this will go?
Who knows? Considering all of Pixar's movies have ranged from decent to stellar (let's forget about Cars for now), I'm pretty sure it'll be good. Early reviews look good, too.
* The Brothers Bloom - from the writer director of Brick: An awesome movie.
* Drag Me to Hell - Sam Raimi being Sam Raimi… looking forward to this one.

This day will be a good day.
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ozoneocean at 5:26AM, April 19, 2009
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I can't wait for Inglorious Basterds. Also, John Cho plays the gay Japanese one in Star Trek.
Mr Sulu wasn't gay IN the show…
He's an actor. ;)
Just like Arnold's Terminator wasn't also Mr Universe in the movie.
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The Star Trek thing looks interesting, but I don't really like looking a dumb kid versions of characters that much. They always turn out so **cking lame… Really, I'd prefer a Kirk and crew that were the right age, not a bunch of early 20's people who haven't even grown into their own faces yet.
 
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legueu at 6:31PM, April 19, 2009
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I'm not really interested into a lot of those movie, maybe:

- X-Men Origins: Wolverine
- Up
- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Good thing there are other movies than that, this summer I'm probably going to see:

- Earth

- Adoration

- Three Monkeys

- La Nouvelle vie de Monsieur Horten

- Tulpan

- Élève libre

- Les Doigts croches
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ozoneocean at 9:53PM, April 19, 2009
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- Tulpan
That one looks interesting. They love their sheep and camels! :)
 
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SarahN at 10:48PM, April 19, 2009
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The Star Trek thing looks interesting, but I don't really like looking a dumb kid versions of characters that much. They always turn out so **cking lame… Really, I'd prefer a Kirk and crew that were the right age, not a bunch of early 20's people who haven't even grown into their own faces yet.

Yeah, probably one of the top reasons why I didn't care much for Superman Returns. =/
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Skullbie at 10:57PM, April 19, 2009
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I see this star trek as trying to appeal to the younger crowd, but still getting monies from hardcore fans.

I'm not too excited about UP, it looks like the same old cookie cutter ‘guy who means well but lets his personal flaws get him into a mess but in the end comes through for his goofy friends and saves the day’. Ill probably see it anyways for the animation.
 
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Sea_Cow at 8:32PM, April 20, 2009
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The Star Trek thing looks interesting, but I don't really like looking a dumb kid versions of characters that much. They always turn out so **cking lame… Really, I'd prefer a Kirk and crew that were the right age, not a bunch of early 20's people who haven't even grown into their own faces yet.

Yeah, probably one of the top reasons why I didn't care much for Superman Returns. =/

I didn't care for it because they flattened Kumar with a pillar of kryptonite.
I am so happy to finally be back home
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NickGuy at 2:04AM, April 22, 2009
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superman returns did some very balls-y moves with the character that i dug. alot of other peole didnt agree with me though.

“Kung Fu Komix IS…hardcore martial art action all the way. 8/10” -Harkovast
“Kung Fu Komix is that rare comic that is made with heart and love of the medium, and it delivers” -Zenstrive
“Kung Fu Komix is…so awesome” -threeeyeswurm
“Kung Fu Komix is..told with all the stupid exuberance of the genre it parodies” -The Real Macabre
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Exzachly at 3:17AM, April 29, 2009
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I see this star trek as trying to appeal to the younger crowd, but still getting monies from hardcore fans.

I'm not too excited about UP, it looks like the same old cookie cutter ‘guy who means well but lets his personal flaws get him into a mess but in the end comes through for his goofy friends and saves the day’. Ill probably see it anyways for the animation.
You might be surprised, early reviews for both these movies have been glowing.
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