This summer is jampacked with superheroes, secrets and sequels
The glorious beginning of summer brings an abrupt end to just about everything else. The end to sleepless nights spent plowing through mountains of homework, the end of weeks spent with unnecessary levels of stress or for some, the end to doing nothing. What is the one thing that won't come to an end? Hollywood's unlimited supply of summer blockbusters. We here at SCO are your guide to this summer's selection of promising films that are sure to be the highlights of 2011!Super Eight – June 10
Cars 2 – June 24
America's most lovable group of cars returns this summer for the sequel to Disney Pixar's 2006 film, "Cars." Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), the head of the pack, and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), the hilariously adorable tow truck, put their friendship to the test when they travel abroad to vie for the title of "world's fastest car" at the World Grand Prix. With Mater's loyal assistance, McQueen seems like a shoo-in for the competition – until Mater becomes distracted by a secret spy mission that could threaten McQueen's chances. Now, Mater must choose between helping his friend achieve glory and becoming involved in international espionage. Look out for outstanding 3D computer animation and a lively "all-car" cast that will have audiences laughing for hours.
Monte Carlo – July 1
Audiences will be swept away by director Tom Bezucha's new romantic comedy "Monte Carlo." Three friends (Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy) embark on their dream vacation to Paris, but when they arrive in the City of Lights, they find that their supposed paradise is not at all what they expected. When one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress, the three girls pose as socialites and travel to Monte Carlo so that they can experience the vacation – and romances – of a lifetime. With a young cast and adventurous plot, "Monte Carlo" is a light-hearted rom-com that can entertain everyone in the family.
Captain America: The First Avenger – July 22
Chris Evans is Captain America in the superhero event of the summer. After Steve Rogers (Evans), who is physically unfit for the military, volunteers for a highly confidential military project called Project: Rebirth, he is granted super human abilities and deemed Captain America. Along with his sidekick Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Captain America must fight the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) to defend America's values. Producer Kevin Feige, Evans and Weaving have all had previous experiences with superhero films and the combination of their talent is sure to make "Captain America: The First Avenger" a film to look out for.
Valerie Hu. Valerie Hu loves pasta, beaches and laughing with friends. She draws inspiration from traveling, whether she is in Paris or in Disney World. Like the blog, she appreciates the little things in life. She aspires to one day receive as many candy canes as Glen … More »