5 Movies to see in June, 3 to catch a matinee of, and 2 to avoid

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1.
Cars 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. (106 mins.)
“ SEE THIS FILM: Pixar can do no wrong. The first movie was amazing, Toy Story 3 was a success and if anything, this movie will probably rock the cinema. ” - Meven_Stoffat
 
2.
Submarine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life. (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Ayoade
“ SEE THIS FILM: Maybe it's just me love of Bri'ish comedies, but this looks like "Sex Drive" with a brain. I'll definitely catch it. ” - Meven_Stoffat
 
3.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ SEE THIS FILM: True, X-Men 3 and Origins were horrible films. However, this looks like it has potential to be a fantastic prequel- for one, Matthew Vaughn is behind it, and James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and a lot of others are in it. ” - Meven_Stoffat
 
4.
Green Lantern (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps. (114 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ SEE THIS FILM: Martin Campbell can do no wrong. He managed to make The Edge of Darkness one of my top picks of 2010, did the 2 best James Bond movies, and now it looks like he really has the best movie of Green Lantern anyone could make. ” - Meven_Stoffat
 
5.
Trollhunter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. (103 mins.)
Director: André Øvredal
“ SEE THIS FILM: Gigantic trolls in a shlock movie? Sign me up. ” - Meven_Stoffat
 
6.
Super 8 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ CATCH A MATINEE: J.J. is a hell of a guy and penned the best Star Trek movie ever, but alas, this movie looks like a ripoff of E.T. and Knowing (the latter of which was a horrible film). That, plus the clip I saw last night during The Simpsons' commercial break had the most ill-placed lensflares ever. That said, since it's a Abrams flick, I'll still be seeing it, but a matinee nonetheless. ” - Meven_Stoffat
 
7.
The Art of Getting By (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit. (83 mins.)
Director: Gavin Wiesen
“ CATCH A MATINEE: This looks like pretty much every coming of age story ever made, but Highmore is a hell of an actor, so... ” - Meven_Stoffat
 
8.
Bad Teacher (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her. (92 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
“ CATCH A MATINEE: It could be decent, it has a good cast, but the plot is utterly ridiculous. ” - Meven_Stoffat
 
9.
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Third grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life. (91 mins.)
Director: John Schultz
“ AVOID: Supermegatotallythrilladelic???? More like "Insipidmegatotallyfacepalmadelic" ” - Meven_Stoffat
 
10.
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
“ AVOID: Didn't Jim Carrey do this about 15 years ago and it was called "Ace Ventura"? And it looks like a butcher of a classic novel. ” - Meven_Stoffat