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Summer Movie Preview with Michael Doherty

Friday, 22 May 2009

Michael will be previewing:
. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
. Terminator Salvation
. GI Joe - Rise of the Cobra
. Ice Age 3
. Up

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Pictures
Classification: n/a
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham-Carter
Plot: As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously "This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Release Date: 17th July

Transformers 2: Revenge of
the Fallen

Courtesy: Paramount International
Classification: n/a
Starring: Megan Fox, Shia LaBoeuf
Plot: Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle.
Release Date: 24th June

Terminator Salvation (Terminator 4)

Courtesy: Sony Pictures International
Classification: 12A
Starring: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Helena Bonham-Carter
Plot: Set in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
Release Date: 3 June 2009

GI Joe - Rise of the Cobra

Courtesy: Paramount International
Classification: n/a
Starring: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sienna Miller
Plot: An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer
Release Date: 7th August 2009

Ice Age 3

Courtesy: 20th Century Fox
Classification: n/a
Starring: Simon Pegg, Seann William-Scott, Queen Latifah
Plot: After the events of "Ice Age: The Meltdown", life begins to change for Manny and his friends: Scrat is still on the hunt to hold onto his beloved acorn, while finding a possible romance in a female sabre-toothed squirrel named Scratte. Manny and Ellie, having since become an item, are expecting a baby, which leaves Manny anxious to ensure that everything is perfect for when his baby arrives. Diego is fed up with being treated like a house-cat and ponders the notion that he is becoming too laid-back. Sid begins to wish for a family of his own, and so steals some dinosaur eggs which leads to Sid ending up in a strange underground world where his herd must rescue him, while dodging dinosaurs and facing danger left and right, and meeting up with a one-eyed weasel known as Buck who hunts dinosaurs intently.
Release Date: 1 July 2009


Courtesy: Walt Disney Pictures
Classification: n/a
Starring: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai
Plot: By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.
Release Date: 16th October