While you may have already taken in hits like The Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman, summer movie season is still going strong as the second half of June brings us Honest-Yet-Deadly Abe, more than a few oiled abs and our annual dose of Pixar goodness! Check out Part 2 of our June movie wrap-up below!
With nary a dud to their name, Pixar looks to have another classic on their hands with Brave, the mystical tale of a headstrong Scottish princess who inadvertently throws her kingdom into chaos. Starring the voice talents of Boardwalk Empire’s Kelly Macdonald, as well as Billy Connolly, and Emma Thompson, Brave is not only Pixar’s first fairy tale but also their first movie with a female protagonist.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter—June 22
Honest Abe is one of our most famous presidents for a variety of reasons, but if producer Tim Burton and director Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is to be believed, the weirdest has been saved for last. After discovering that his mother was a victim of vampires, Abe sets out to destroy all bloodsuckers, setting off events that ultimately lead to his presidency, the Civil War, and even the Emancipation Proclamation.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World—June 22
With impending doom heading Earth’s way in the form of a killer asteroid, a newly-single Steve Carrell looks for an old flame before the end, with the help of his neighbor Keira Knightly. A comedy despite its heavy theme, the film also features funnymen Patton Oswalt, Rob Corddry, and Rob Huebel.
Magic Mike—June 29
Art imitates life in Magic Mike as Channing Tatum stars as a male stripper (something in which Tatum himself has dabbled) looking to break out of the skin game. Helmed by Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh, Tatum takes on a young protégé while working at a seedy strip joint owned by a fellow named Dallas, played expertly by Matthew McConaughey. Expect plenty of pecs.
After a young Mark Wahlberg makes a wish that brings his beloved teddy bear to life, Ted follows the two as they grow up into irresponsible, beer-swilling stoners. Written, directed by, and starring Family Guy’s Seth McFarlane as the fuzzy ne’er-do-well, this comic fantasy also finds Family Guy regulars Mila Kunis and Patrick Warburton along for the ride.