Question of the week: which of the summer blockbusters are you looking forward to?

It’s summer. Woo hoo! Time to go outside and not watch tele because there’s nothing on.


Assuming, though, that you do want to watch something, that either means breaking out the DVD boxsets or going to the cinema. So this week’s question is the very simple:

Which of the summer blockbusters are you looking forward to, if any?

To help you in your deliberations, after the jump, a great big list of the ones that are coming out, complete with brief plot synopsis.

The A-Team
Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Sharlto Copley in a remake of you know what.

The Karate Kid
A remake of the Karate Kid, with Jackie Chan.

Jonah Hex
Josh Brolin and Megan Fox in a wild-west comic book thriller.

Toy Story 3
Nuff said.

Grown Ups
Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James and Rob Schneider. Nuff said.

Knight and Day
Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in a comedy spy thriller.

The Last Airbender
M Night Shyamalan remakes the TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender with Dev Patel.

Oh, you can guess.

Christopher Nolan directs Leonardo DiCaprio in a film about espionage inside dreams

The Sorceror’s Apprentice
Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci: you know the rest.

Dinner for Schmucks
Jay Roach directs Steve Carell and Paul Rudd in a comedy in which idiots are brought to a corporate dinner to be laughed at.

The Adjustment Bureau
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt in a film based on a Phillip K Dick short story in which the mysterious men who really run the world try to break up a relationship that shouldn’t have happened..

Morning Glory
Harrison Ford in a comedy about warring news anchors that also stars Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton and Jeff Goldblum.

The Other Guys
Will Ferrell co-stars with Steve Coogan, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Samuel L Jackson in a story about mismatched cops.

The Expendables
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lungdren and just about every action star ever have a fight.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Edgar Wright’s adaptation of the comic book that stars Michael Cera as the title character who tracks down the ex-boyfriends of his new girlfriend, and must defeat them all.


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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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