Welcome to the second installment of my summer movie primer. My main picks for the month are in the slideshow. As for the rest of June's offerings...
As if The Watch weren't bad enough, now its producer Shawn Levy (Real Steel) will direct and re-team with Vince Vaughn on The Internship (Jun 7). To make matters worse, they have brought Owen Wilson into the fold. Can this story about two salesmen trying to get a job at Google recall the improbable hilarity of Wedding Crashers? Without the deft hand of Todd Phillips, it is doubtful.
Inspired by the string of robberies that took place in 2008 and 2009 in Calabasas, CA comes The Bling Ring (Jun 14). With Sofia Coppola at the helm, one has to wonder what to expect. Her first two films are modern masterpieces. Then came Marie Antoinette and, ugh. Benefit of the doubt should be given as she is obviously immensely talented and comes from great (film?) stock. A cool/mean tidbit: several of the original robberies had Paris Hilton as the victim. Hilton Haters (and, aren't we all?) can relive her pain as she will make an appearance in the film.
I know I was pretty harsh about The Watch but there is a more annoying and unfunny cast in This Is The End (Jun 14). Strangely enough, or not, it is brought to you by the director of The Watch. Freaks And Geeks fans can celebrate as several of their Apatow minions are present and accounted for. Fans of annoying, unfunny actors like Seth Rogen and Danny McBride will love it. My advice is to wait for The World's End or the actual end of the world before seeing this.
This concludes my preview of June. Check out my May preview and stay tuned (subscribe, please) for July.