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Xavierpop’s Summer Movie Preview Spectacular – Part IV (B-Movies & Bottom-Feeders)

And finally, no summer preview list would be complete without…

You know these ones. They don’t get any respect, either because they’re unnecessary sequels in a series of movies that should be over and done with already or because you’ve seen these hackneyed storylines a million times. But everytime you try to get out, they pull you back in!

The 80’s theme lives on in this category with Jean-Claude Van Damme re-teaming with director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Regeneration) in Dragon Eyes (May.11). JCVD is now graduating into the Mr. Miyagi type of roles.

For those who find JCVD too intellectual, there’s Dolph Lundgren in Stash House (May.11) about a couple that’s found the perfect house…..stashed with heroine that is!

From a story by Paranormal Activity creator/director Oren Peli comes Chernobyl Diaries (May.25) that features a group of good-looking but dumb folks who insist on going back to Chernobyl to do some searchin’ but who happen to find so much more than just radiation.

The Philly Kid (May.11) is essentially a variation of The Warrior or Snatch except in this movie we’re dealing with a UFC-like action hero and ex-con in Wes Chatham (The Help, In the Valley of Elah) forced back into the ring to face off in a series of brutal cage matches meant for him to lose.

For the dancing crowd there’s Step Up: Revolution (Jul.27) just in case you forgot about that series, along with Battlefield America (Jun.1) for the tween set.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (Aug.3) as well as The Expendables 2 (Aug.17) are additions in those series of movies, released in the dumping grounds of August. You’ve been warned.

In The Apparition (Aug.24) a couple is haunted by supernatural forces after a college experiment goes dreadfully wrong. I hate when that happens.

And the summer wouldn’t be complete without entries from Adam Sandler and Tyler Perry, the former starring with Andy Samberg in That’s My Boy (Jun.15) and the latter starring in yet another edition in his cross-dressing series, this one called Tyler Perry‘s Madea’s Witness Protection (Jun.29).

– MovieJay