Four major summer movies, and four sneak peeks. Which one are you most looking forward to?
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (July 7, 2006) Yo ho ho, Captain Jack is back! Apparently the rogue Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) has promised his soul to somebody — and it’s collectin’ time. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley (looking particularly buff) are back too, but where’s Keef? Were all those Internet rumors that Rolling Stone Keith Richards (on whom Depp reportedly based his performance) would cameo as Sparrow’s father just rumors? There is a quick peek at a wrinkly fellow in this low-res clip — is it him? Can we get what we want? And more importantly, will this film be Rated Argh? —Mickey O’Connor
The Ant Bully (Summer 2006) I’m not sure if the casting reels for the role of Terrified Ant No. 1,697 will make the cut, but if the end product for Warner Bros.’ animated summer offering is half as hilarious as this teaser — gotta love that Schwarzenegger ant — then this could be one summer movie parents won’t mind taking the kids to see twice.
Cars (June 9, 2006) The ”Closed course. Do not attempt.” tagline that pops up on the bottom of this faux-car-advertisement is exactly the kind of intelligent punch line you’d expect from the folks at Disney/Pixar. That said, The Ant Bully teaser is twice as funny.
DOA: Dead or Alive (Aug. 25, 2006) How you’ll feel about this videogame-to-movie adaptation will probably depend on how you feel about watching bikini-clad babes kicking butt. But with plenty of cheeky humor and the suddenly resurgent Jaime Pressly on display, this big box o’ eye candy looks like it’ll be hard to resist.