Remember last year when it seemed as though Bridesmaids would herald some exciting new era in which women would have a bigger stake in the summer? Oh well. Its back to the usual assortment of capes, cars, and codpieces back, in other words, to action. At least, though, the vision has expanded enough to let more women in on it. The Dark Knight has Catwoman. Prometheus has Noomi Rapace and Charlize Theron. Battleship has, um, Rihanna. But really, its the summer boys club 2012.
What follows is a seasonal guide to movies, plus everything else to expect when youre expecting.