From an aging Sherlock Holmes to a canine war hero, the biggest movies this summer will be filled with characters swooping in to save the day. Here is a preview of May-through-Labor Day releases, where Mad Max and his fellow cinematic do-gooders can be found.
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“No animals were harmed during the making of ‘Roar.’ But 70 members of the cast and crew were.” So claims a trailer for the theatrical re-release of a little-seen 1981 adventure film starring Tippi Hedren, daughter Melanie Griffith and 150 lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars and elephants.
The force won’t officially awaken until December, but Star Wars fans got an early glimpse Thursday with the debut of a spooky new teaser trailer from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” that features Darth Vader’s ship crashed in sand, X-Wing battles and a first look at Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
The serene and the silly clash regularly in Disneynature’s latest, and any adults watching will constantly have to remind themselves that this movie was made for children. Educating while entertaining is never easy, so cut Disney some slack.
Reputation suggests you could conjure a half-decent B-movie out of Dolph Lundgren and martial arts dynamo Tony "Ong Bak" Jaa. Especially if their supporting cast includes Ron Perlman as a Slavic mobster, Peter Weller as a Jersey-accented cop, Michael Jai White as a Fed and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ("Memoirs of a Geisha,""47 Ronin") as a corrupt Thai official mixed up in the "Skin Trade."