The Kings of Summer comes to the big screen with great anticipation after being plucked by CBS Films this past January at Sundance. The buzzed-about coming of age comedy, formerly known as Toy’s House on the festival circuit, was named appropriately after the title character Joe Toy who one summer abandons the frustrations of his teenage life to build a house in the woods with two friends.
Recently, HBO has carved out a niche of deceptively promoting biographical accounts of famous figures. The deception comes from portraying relationships and events surrounding the subject, rather than digging into the depths of the actual being.
At the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival, the world red carpet premiere of the American film, The Immigrant received distinguished honors after receiving a nomination of the Palme d’ Or, which is thee top honor a film maker can receive at the Cannes Film Festival. The film boasts a top-billed cast including Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Renner, and Joaquin Phoenix among other elite names.
The Wolf Pack is back with the final film to end the trilogy of fun-loving guys who seem to find trouble in every adventure. The Hangover Part III hits theaters Memorial Day week and Press Pass LA was on the red carpet to cover all of the action.
To prepare for this year’s Summer Movie Preview countdown, I took a look back at last year’s lists to score how I did with my prejudgment. I’d give myself a ‘B’. Dark Shadows proved unworthy of the 5th spot and Avengers fared better commercially and critically than Dark Knight Rises (I blame the Good Will Hunting ending). Glad I rated ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ so high as it was my favorite film last year. This year will be a giant TOP TWENTY countdown!