Here is part 2 of our list of the most anticipated movies this summer. From the Batman sequel to the new Judd Apatow comedy
ISTANBUL - Turkish Daily News
We continue with our list of the most anticipated movies of this summer. There's the sequel to Christopher Nolan's sequel to �Batman Begins,� with Heath Ledger as the Joker. There's a chick flick with Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates, and the latest comedy from Judd Apatow. Angelina Jolie comes close to her Lara Croft in a comic book adaptation, and Sarah Jessica Parker stars in her second summer movie.
Bonneville In a nutshell
The comparisons to �Thelma & Louise� will be abandoned as the movie hits the screens. The title of the movie is the name of the convertible the widow Arlene (Jessica Lange) drives from Idaho to Santa Barbara to deliver her husband's ashes for his funeral. Friends, played by Kathy Bates and Joan Allen, accompany her on this road trip that works as a coming-of-age story for the three women. There's even an equivalent of Brad Pitt's hunky hitchhiker in �Thelma & Louise.� Having opened to a set of mixed reviews in the United States, the film will undoubtedly appeal to women of all ages. Why all the fuss?
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Joan Allen on a road trip. This is simply chick flick heaven. And we haven't seen Lange and Bates on screen for quite a long time now. Release date: Aug. 8
The Dark Knight In a nutshell
Having revived Bruce Wayne/Batman on screen eight years after a series of disappointing Batman movies in the 1990s, director Christopher Nolan and actor Christian Bale brought a fresh breath of air to the Dark Knight with �Batman Begins� in 2005. The duo unites in this sequel, with the late Heath Ledger in the role nearly immortalized by Jack Nicholson in the past. Apparently, a love triangle between Batman, his friend Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) and Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) will bring the Batman territory into an even darker place than the previous one. Michael Caine reprises his role in the faithful butler Alfred. Why all the fuss?
It's impossible not to anticipate the movie after the dark and mature tone of �Batman Begins.� But the real highlight of �The Dark Knight� will be the final role of Heath Ledger who died earlier this year. The trailers show that Ledger's Joker will be creepy, watching him will be even creepier. Release date: July 25
Forgetting Sarah Marshall In a nutshell
This comedy on relationships or rather the blundering nature of men in the face of relationships is once more brought by Judd Apatow and co. to the big screen. Nicholas Stoller directs Jason Segel as the composer Peter Bretter who goes to Hawaii to forget his break-up with sexy TV star Sarah Marshall (played by �Veronica Mars�' Kristen Bell). It turns out that Sarah and her new rock star boyfriend Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) are also staying in the same hotel. Paul Rudd, William Baldwin, Jason Bateman, and Jack McBrayer (�30 Rock�s sweet goof Kenneth) also star in small roles. Why all the fuss?
One of the tag lines on the poster says it all: �From the guys who brought you �The 40-Year-Old Virgin� and �Knocked Up.� They mean Judd Apatow and Jason Segel who wrote the script. Release date: July 4
Smart People In a nutshell
Not to be confused with the spy spoof �Get Smart,� the movie is about a middle-aged, arrogant English professor (Dennis Quaid) who gets an unexpected visit from his adopted brother (Thomas Haden Church). Adorable Ellen Page from �Juno� stars as the professor's alienated, over-achiever daughter, with Sarah Jessica Parker as his love interest. The movie, directed by newcomer Noam Murro, was a favorite at last year's Sundance Film Festival. Why all the fuss?
The script was circulating in Hollywood for years, and at one point Robert Redford was set to direct. Popular scripts generally turn out to be modern classics, �Thelma & Louise� and �Brokeback Mountain� coming to mind. Release date: July 25
Wanted In a nutshell
Loosely adapted from Mark Millar's comic book series of the same name, the film tells the story of the disengaged slacker Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) and his transformation into some sort of a superhero on a mission to avenge his father's death. Gibson finds out that his father was the member of a secret fraternity, and Sloan (Morgan Freeman), the guy who approached him was his father's partner. Fox (Angelina Jolie), second-in-command to Sloan, becomes Gibson's mentor on a journey to develop his super powers. Why all the fuss?
In her closest role to Lara Croft, Angelina Jolie plays the foxy femme fatale who teaches Gibson a thing or two about butt kicking. The ordinary boy tutored by Jolie will play to crowds of randy boys of all ages. Release date: June 27