Spring and summer always bring some great films to the big screen. This season, many big movies will star our fave celeb moms. Here are some of the flicks I’m putting on my movies-to-see calendar:
To See with the Kids: “Nim’s Island,” April 4th
Celeb mom of two, Jodie Foster plays reclusive author Alex Rover, who overcomes her fear of leaving the house in order to help one of her young fans (Abigail Breslin) who’s on a search for her father.
The plot is really inspiring for kids, encouraging them to read, use their imagination, and connect with their heroes (in this case, a famous author).
Plus, Jodie and Abigail seem like an ideal on-screen combination–they were both nominated for Oscars as young girls.
For a Fun Girls’ Night Out: “Sex and the City,” May 30
Call up your girlfriends, grab some bon bons, and sit back for a two-hour escape into the lives of the ultimate fab foursome: Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte. Starring celebumom Sarah Jessica Parker, this movie will certainly provide us busy women a much needed distraction and break from the daily grind. I hear that the movie will answer our big SATC questions: Will Carrie and Big really get married? Has Charlotte been able to conceive? What’s this I hear about Samantha movie to L.A.? Afterwards, you may just want to extend the girls’ night to the nearest chic eatery, where you and your pals can order some cosmos and dish about the movie.
For a Fierce Girls’ Night Out: “Wanted,” June 27
In the mood for some girl power that doesn’t involve relationships and Manolos? Watch Angelina Jolie in her action-adventure element, reminiscent of her girl power parts in “Tomb Raider” and “Gone in 60 Seconds.” In “Wanted” she plays Fox, a strong, sexy women who recruits a man named Wes, played by the steamy James McAvoy, into a secret society in which she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility. I picked this one for a girls’ night because it provides a great mix of inspiration and eye candy – i.e. Angie’s empowering strength and good-looking men. (Angie is also lending her voice to Dreamworks’ kid-friendly animated movie, “Kung-Fu Panda,” along with celebudad Jack Black, which comes out on June 6).
For a Good Scare: “Funny Games,” March 14
Love squirming in your seat? Celebumom Naomi Watts, who previously helmed the uber-frightening movie “The Ring,” takes on another creepy role in this thriller. The plot features a middle-class family who, while going on vacation, endure a terrifying ordeal at the hands of two psychopaths. The trailer is chilling and quite disturbing, but if that’s your genre, this flick will do the trick.
Date Night: “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” May 22
Here is a movie you and your main squeeze can surely agree on. One of the biggest and best-loved movie franchises is back, and so is my favorite action hero and celebudad, Harrison Ford. Fun fact: Harrison recently told Barbra Walters, that yes, that Indy suit still fit when he put it back on. In the fourth installment of the Indy series, there are some changes. The setting is South America, not Europe or the Middle East, like in the previous movies. Indy has aged a bit and enlisted the help of what appears to be a younger version of himself (played by “Transformers” actor Shia LaBeouf). One great addition to the series in this film is celebumom, Cate Blanchett, who is stepping in as one of the leading ladies (and donning a chic, black bob). I think being in Indy 4 will be great for her, a real break out move from her recent period epics and artsy films.
I’m also excited about these other celebumom-starring movies, and I hope they will be worth the wait! Nicole Kidman’s epic “Australia” will be out in November, and from the online previews, the cinematography looks spectacular. And, I can’t wait to see “Revolutionary Road,” out in December, in which Kate Winslet, mother of two, and Leonardo DiCaprio are teaming up again for the first time since “Titanic.”