Hello good people of the interwebs! Summer is officially here and I’m sweating with exciting about all the big movies coming out. Good thing I searched the endless rows of movies on Netflix to find some good picks. These selections would be great to watch before or after you enjoy the summer movies that Hollywood has to offer. Think of these as little footnotes that you can watch.
1. All-Star Superman (2011)
I’ve never been the biggest Superman fan in the room, but this movie made me really like him. He’s not the all-powerful Superman that most people have grown to love. Instead he becomes the a vulnerable hero with only weeks to live. It’s a wonderful animated movie based of the comic with the same name.
2. Confessions of a Superhero (2007)
This is a pretty interesting documentary about failed actors trying to achieve their dreams in Hollywood. Instead of playing superheroes on the big screen, they portray them on Hollywood Blvd. for monetary tips. Throughout the film you’ll be questioning if it’s better to never give up on your dreams or find something else.
3. Spaced (1999 – 2001)
This is one of the greatest shows ever made. I want to stop there, but I do have to relate it to a summer movie. Spaced is the show that spawned great movies like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright are back to complete a trilogy of great movies with The World’s End. Go back and see how it all began with Spaced.
4. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek is an amazing collection of films and television series. I do like the reboots, but let’s face it they are just big action movies in space. The Wrath of Khan is the quintessential film in the series. It has everything you want from a great science fiction movie. KHAAAANNNNN!!!!
5. Astonishing X-Men (2011 – 2012)
So The Wolverine is coming out soon and I still have a bad taste in my mouth from the last Wolverine movie. It stunk to high heaven and made the character and other X-Men related character a big joke. Ironically, the Astonishing X-Men motion comic is a better than most superhero movies. It’s written by Joss Whedon and one of my favorite takes on the popular mutant team.
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