Sleeves are shrinking, hemlines are rising, necklines are plunging, and seemingly every kid in a 30-mile radius is loitering in the parking lot of every store you visit. Take a deep breath, film fans. Do you smell that? It’s summertime – otherwise known as the season when the Hollywood studios stop teasing us with fake blockbusters (“10,000 B.C.” to the white courtesy phone) and finally make with the sequels, action spectaculars, and high-concept comedies we’ve been craving all year long.
On paper, the summer of ’08 looks like it won’t disappoint in any of those areas: We’ve got a trio of highly anticipated superhero pics (“Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Dark Knight”), two long-awaited sequels (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “The X-Files: I Want to Believe”), and comedies from some of the most bankable funnymen in the business (Will Ferrell in “Step Brothers,” Ben Stiller in “Tropic Thunder,” Seth Rogen in “Pineapple Express”). Sure, tickets are too expensive – and yes, your jerkoff neighbor’s home theater system is edging ever closer to beating out your local AMC or Regal multiplex. But waiting for things to come out on DVD is for chumps, especially between May and September – so why not sit back and let your friends at Bullz-Eye give you our picks for the top 20 films of the season in our 2008 Summer Movie Preview?