Summer movies preview 2011
A rash of sequels is chum for the ravenous summer hordes, and so we pin our hopes on the movies that promise to at least build new vehicles from old parts, like the female-centric Judd Apatow raunchfest, Bridesmaids, (left) or the E.T. revamp of Super 8, or the exquisitely-titled Cowboys & Aliens (right), which sums up the mash-up mind-set of modern Hollywood in two words and an ampersand.
At best, two or three of these prepackaged behemoths might stir with actual life and come to stand for the summer of 2011. The entertainment will be bombastically big over the next few months, but the lasting pleasures are almost always small.