But for those of us who look for alternatives, this summer there is a range of women centric and directed films that are available for us. Films like Frances Ha, or ones that revel in taking blockbuster formulas with a decidedly lady-centric twist like The Heat. In the issue, Sandra Bullock said that The Heat is "the greatest love story I've ever done." If I wasn't sold already, I certainly am now.
Some films that we are looking forward to this summer include Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, Maggie Carey's The To-Do List, The Heat and Lake Bell's In A World (which won the Waldo Salt writing award at Sundance) to name just a few. Check out the women-centric and directed summer releases below.
Let's just make sure to support these films, some we have already seen, so that we can continue to have a range of options all times of the year.
EW's Summer Movie Preview issue is on newsstands now.
Women-Directed and Women-Centric:
Stories We Tell (doc) - Directed by Sarah Polley (May 10)
Venus and Serena (doc) - Directed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major (May 10)
Black Rock - Directed by Katie Aselton (May 17)
Fill The Void - Directed by Rama Burshstein (May 24)
The Bling Ring - Directed by Sofia Coppola (June 14)
The Hot Flashes - Directed by Susan Seidelman (July 12)
Girl Most Likely - Co-Directed by Shari Springer Berman (July 19)
In A World - Directed by Lake Bell (August 9)
The To-Do List - Directed by Maggie Carey (August 16)
Austenland - Directed by Jerusha Hess (August 16)
The Lifeguard - Directed by Liz W. Garcia (August TBA)
Love Is All You Need - Directed by Susanne Bier (May 3)
What Maisie Knew - Starring Julianne Moore (May 3)
Frances Ha - Starring Greta Gerwig (May 17)
The English Teacher - Starring Julianne Moore (May 17)
The East - Starring Brit Marling and Ellen Page (May 31)
Shadowdancer - Starring Andrea Riseborough (May 31)
Tiger Eyes - Starring Willa Holland (June 7)
Violet and Daisy - Starring Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan (June 7)
The Heat - Starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock (June 28)
Byzantium - Starring Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton (June 28)
Passion - Starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace (July TBA)
Lovelace - Starring Amanda Seyfried (August 9)
The Patience Stone (August 14)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Starring Lily Collins (August 23)
Therese Desqueyroux - Starring Audrey Tautou (August 23)