Summer Film Special - Best of the rest

  • The List
  • 22 May 2008
Summer Film Special - Best of the rest

The Incredible Hulk

The big angry green killing machine gets another bite at the superhero film franchise cherry (after the box office disaster of Ang Lee’s Hulk). This version is adapted by the folk behind the X-Men films, directed by Louis Leterrier and stars Ed Norton. General release from Fri 13 Jun.

In Search of a Midnight Kiss

Having done the festival rounds Alex Holdridge’s charming, kinetic and funny romantic comedy, which is set on New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles, finally makes an appearance in the UK. Selected release from Fri 13 Jun.


Sequel to 2006 Britflick Kidulthood. Sam (writer, director and star Noel Clark) gets out of prison after six years and realises everyone else has grown up. Interesting low budget British social commentary. Selected release from Fri 20 Jun.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

OK, 2005’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was a bit rubbish but this is the book in CS Lewis’ series where the action picks up so we are hoping for loads of japery and adventure. General release from Thu 26 Jun.


Timur Bekmambetov’s big-budget all-star translation of Mark Millar’s classic graphic novel about an apathetic young man’s journey towards judicial heroism. James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and Terrence Stamp star. General release from Fri 27 Jun.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Everyone’s favourite satanic child returns to kick some serious demonic ass. Guillermo Del Toro’s second adaptation of Mike Mignola’s classic graphic novel series looks more promising than the first. General release from Fri 22 Aug.

Savage Grace

Julianne Moore stars in this dramatisation of the 1972 Brooks Baekeland murder case in which a wealthy wife and her disturbed only child plot the murder of the husband and father who is heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Selected release from Fri 11 Jul.

Get Smart

Big screen version of Mel Brooks’ popular 1960s spy spoof sitcom which sees Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway step into the shoes previously filled by Don Adams and Barbara Feldon as Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 respectively. General release from Fri 11 Jul.


It’s 2700 and the earth is deserted apart from a rubbish tip dwelling robot. He’s lonely until search robot Eve arrives in Pixar and Disney’s latest collaboration. WALL-E is a hot contender for the film of the summer. General release from Fri 18 Jul.

The Dark Knight

The second of the new Batman films starring Christian Bale and written/directed by Christopher Memento Nolan sees the winged avenger coming face to face with his nemesis The Joker (the late Heath Ledger) for the first time. General release from Fri 25 Jul.