The Cabin In the Woods

The Cabin In the Woods

Despite the fact that there are a whole host of great blockbuster movies heading to the big screen over the summer these CGI fuelled movies are not to everyone's taste.

So for those who are looking to stay away from the superhero movies and the alien invasion then here are a collection of films that an alternative line- up this summer. 

- The Cabin In The Woods

Joss Whedon may have his hands full with Avengers Assemble this summer he has served a producer on The Cabin In the Woods.

Directed by Drew Goddard The Cabin In The Woods is already surrounded in a lot of hype and excitement.

Goddard and Whedon have already admitted that they are not fans of the torture porn horror movies that have littered the big screen in recent years so perhaps we can expect something a little different from this movie.

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins are all on the cast list.

The Cabin In The Woods is released 13th April

- Dark Shadows

We haven't seen a Johnny Depp/Tim Burton collaboration since Alice In Wonderland back in 2010 but this summer sees the due return with Dark Shadows.

The movie is a big screen adaptation of the TV series of the same name and it sees Burton return to his gothic roots.

An all star cast has been assembled for this fantasy/comedy as Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Chloe Moretz and Helena Bonham Carter all line up alongside Depp.

This is another off the wall character for the Oscar nominated actor and it looks like he is set to have fun with his role once again.

The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green).

When he is set free from imprisonment he returns home where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Dark Shadows is released 11th May

- Rock of Ages

During the filming of this movie all the cast were saying just how excellent Tom Cruise was in his singing/rock and roll part and now we are going to get to see what all the fuss was about.

Directed by Adam Shankman this movie is set to be the music inspired film of the summer - and I have to admit it is one that I am really looking forward to.

Cruise is joined on the cast list by Julianne Hough, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta Jones and Alec Baldwin and it looks like it is going to be a lot of fun.

Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it's love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges.

Rock Of Ages is released 15th June

- Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World marks the directorial debut for actress Lorene Scafaria as she teams up with Keira Knightley and Steve Carell.

It's not often that we see Knightley tackle a comedy project so this is something very different for the Oscar nominated actress.

Set in a too-near future, the movie explores what people will do when humanity’s last days are at hand.

As the respective journeys of Dodge (Carell) and Penny (Knightley) converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks - if not the world’s - brighten.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is released 22nd June.

- Moonrise Kingdom

A Wes Anderson directed movie has not graced the big screen since Fantastic Mr Fox but this summer sees him return with Moonrise Kingdom, a script that he also penned.

Anderson is a filmmaker who is not afraid make experimental and slightly off the wall movies - and he always bags a great cast.

And this time is no different as Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton are all on board.

A pair of lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them.

Other movies to watch out for include Savages, The Wettest County and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Blockbusters may not be your thing but there is still plenty to enjoy in the cinema this summer!!

Moonrise Kingdom is released 25th May

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw


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