2012 Summer Movie Guide

Costumed heroes, aliens and a wild-haired Scotswoman represent this season's biggest films.

This article is from Issue 57: May/June 2012

This year’s dog days boast promise when it comes to the big screen. Like last summer, a fair share of superhero flicks will make their way to theaters, such as the anticipated finale of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. But summer 2012 will also showcase some auspicious films that don’t fit the typical summer mold. From a new work by the idiosyncratic Wes Anderson to the latest from that powerhouse of a studio called Pixar, the months ahead should give us quality fare from all of cinema’s genres.