question of the day: What movie are you most looking forward to in June?

As of this writing, 9 movies will open wide in North America in the month of June. Which means that even if you’re an active moviegoer and see a movie each week, you’ve still gotta pick and choose (and it’s even worse if you’re in a city on the arthouse circuit, but let’s not make this too complicated).

After a jump, a list of those 9 movies to whet your appetite, or not, as the case may be:
June 5
Land of the Lost (trailer) (opens in the U.K. on July 31)

The Hangover (trailer) (opens in the U.K. on June 12)

My Life in Ruins (trailer) (no U.K. release date has been announced yet)

June 12
Imagine That (opens in the U.K. on July 31)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (opens in the U.K. on July 24)

June 19
The Proposal (opens in the U.K. on July 22)

Year One (also opens in the U.K. on the same day)

June 24
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (trailer) (opens in the U.K. on June 19)

June 26
My Sister’s Keeper (opens in the U.K. on the same day)

Which of these movies are you most looking forward to in June?

(If you have a suggestion for a QOTD, feel free to email me.)

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Tue, Jun 02, 2009 9:47am

The taking of Pelham123 is most intriguing to me. None of the comedies or dramas look super, Transformers might be OK.

Alex Knapp
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 10:34am

Judging by the list, I’d say I’m looking forward to seeing Star Trek and the Brothers Bloom again.

Tue, Jun 02, 2009 11:44am

Pretty weak month. I’d have to say I’m equally eager to see The Proposal and The Taking of Pelham 123.

Tue, Jun 02, 2009 12:05pm

The Taking of Pelham 123, with Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw sounds totally awesome. Wait, what year is this?

This is actually the weakest months of June I’ve ever seen. Only the Transformers movie looks to be a genuine blockbuster and everything is like meager two-bit comedies. And I’m not talking good comedies either, dammit I miss Monty Python… :/

Tue, Jun 02, 2009 12:18pm

The only 2009 movie I’m genuinely excited about at this point is Sherlock Holmes, and it doesn’t come out until Christmas.

Tue, Jun 02, 2009 12:37pm

Definitely going to see The Hangover. The trailer looks hilarious, and I could use the laughs.
I’m sure Transformers 2 will look cool, if nothing else.

Jim Mann
Jim Mann
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 3:56pm

How about “none of them.”

Transformers may be fun in a silly sort of way, but I’m not looking forward to it the way I was looking forward to Up or Star Trek (or am still looking forward to Harry Potter).

I’ve seen way too many commercials for The Hangover, and it looks painfully stupid.

Land of the Lost looks silly (and I never cared much for the original series).

The Taking of Pelham 123 may be OK, but I’m not sure if I’ll bother.

And the rest I don’t know much about, so that means I’m not looking forward to them.

Tue, Jun 02, 2009 5:07pm

First week – The Hangover (I think it looks funny, which is probably aided by the fact that I haven’t been trailer-overloaded by it)

Second week – maybe Pelham 123, maybe not. Might take that week off.

Third week – Nothin’ … though I might end up getting dragged to Year One.

Fourth week – Transformers, because giant robots and explosions are pretty much always fun on some level.

Laurie Mann
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 8:06pm

I agree with Jim on The Hangover, the commercials for which have been on constantly during the hockey playoffs.

The only movie I’m looking forward to this month is Away We Go, an indie flick with an interesting cast featuring Maya Rudolph and Jim Krazinski (probably sic, but the guy from The Office).

This seems to be a pretty poor month for new movie releases. I might go see Up again as it was lots of fun.

Wed, Jun 03, 2009 6:56am

I can’t wait to watch Pontypool, which is available now via on Demand.

I’m not sure when Moon (starring Sam Rockwell) is set for release, but I’m looking forward to that flick as well.

All the mainstream stuff is leaving me very cold.

Say what you will about Mr. Tarantino, but watching his films with a live theater audience is always a blast, so I’ll be there when Inglorious Bastards hits the theaters.

But the other stuff….Year One? No thanks. A goofy buddy comedy in which the “geeky one” lusts for a chick that doesn’t know he’s alive…or whatever. Seen that before, except this one is set in, heh, year one.

Dance Flick? Please. Plus, the Wayans cast one of their nephews in movie…nepotism….gotta love it. Then again, these “movies,” like Not Another Scary Movie and Meet the Spartans aren’t really films at all, are they? They’re cinematic wastes of time built to make money off of the more undemanding members of the movie watching population.

The new Twilight film? I don’t think so. I’m not a lovestruck tweener or a bored housewife. Sorry, that was snarky, but….

Wed, Jun 03, 2009 9:37am

The new Twilight film? I don’t think so. I’m not a lovestruck tweener or a bored housewife. Sorry, that was snarky, but….