Summer movie guide

With flicks hitting the silver screen every Friday from now until the start
of the fall semester – except for the week of Independence Day, when movies
will hit the screen July 2 – there almost always is going to be a good excuse
to run to the theater and drop $10. If titles such as “Hellboy II: The Golden
Army” and “Sex and the City: the Movie” make you a little queasy, there’s
always the free and invigorating bike ride to Belle Isle.

May 2

Iron Man

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Elf,” “Zathura: A
Space Adventure”);
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard,
Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges

May 9

Speed Racer

Directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski (“The
Matrix Trilogy”);
Starring Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John
Goodman, Susan Sarandon and Matthew Fox

May 16

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Directed by Andrew Adamson (“Shrek”); Starring
Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Anna
Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Warwick Davis

May 22

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of
the Crystal Skull

Directed by Steven Spielberg (“Jurassic Park,”
“Saving Private Ryan”);
Starring Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate
Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone and Jim

May 30

Sex and the City: The Movie

Director by Michael Patrick King;
Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin
Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Hudson

June 6

Kung Fu Panda

Directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson;
Starring Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina
Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu and Ian McShane

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

Directed by Dennis Dugan (“Saving Silverman,”
“The Benchwarmers,” “I Now Pronounce You
Chuck & Larry”);

Starring Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Alex
Luria and Emmanuelle Chriqui

June 13

The Happening

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth
Sense,” “Signs,” “The Village”);
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel,
John Leguizamo and Spencer Breslin

The Incredible Hulk

Directed by Louis Leterrier (“The Transporter,”
Starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth,
William Hurt and Tim Blake Nelson

June 20

Get Smart

Directed by Peter Segal (“Naked Gun 33 1/3,”
“Anger Management,” “50 First Dates”);
Starring Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne
Johnson, Terence Stamp and Alan Arkin

June 27


Directed by Andrew Stanton (“A Bug’s Life,”
“Finding Nemo”);
Starring Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin and Ben Burtt


Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Night
Watch,” “Day Watch”);
Starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman,
Angelina Jolie and Common

July 2


Directed by Peter Berg (“The Rundown,” “Friday
Night Lights,” “The Kingdom”);
Starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason

July 11

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Directed by Guillermo del Toro (“Blade II,”
“Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”);
Starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones
and Luke Goss

July 18

The Dark Knight

Directed by Christopher Nolan (“Memento,”
“Batman Begins,” “The Prestige”);
Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan
Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron
Eckhart and Maggie Gyllenhaal

July 25

Step Brothers

Directed by Adam McKay (“Anchorman,” “Talladega
Nights”);Starring Will Ferrell, John C.
Reilly, Richard Jenkins and Mary Steenburgen

July 25

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Directed by Chris Carter (“The X Files”);
Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson,
Amanda Peet, Xzibit and Billy Connolly

August 1

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon

Directed by Rob Cohen (“The Fast and the
Furious,” “xXx,” “Stealth”);
Starring Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Jet Li,
Michelle Yeoh and Luke Ford

August 8

Pineapple Express

Directed by David Gordon Green (“George
Washington,” “All the Real Girls,” “Snow Angels”);
Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco and Amber

August 15

Tropic Thunder

Directed by Ben Stiller (“Zoolander”);
Starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey
Jr. and Nick Nolte

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