The LGBT community had a pretty newsworthy summer -- in good, bad, and ugly, chicken-related ways -- and it's already time that we reflect on the season and make sense of it all. Prepare yourself for a blitz of summer 2012 realness.
Before the sun sets on the summer of 2012 - we wanted to take a look back at some of its more interesting happenings. From Gabby and Serena's awesome athletic exploits to our president navigating the murky waters of country-running...
In short, the expected mega-blockbusters were indeed mostly mega-blockbusters, the expected middle-of-the-road hits were just that, while the films pegged most likely to flop or at least financially disappoint did just that.
Rather than limiting yourself to England, where prices will still be high, check out what else the UK has to offer. A glance at the calendar reveals a full slate of festivals, concerts and performances throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in August and early September.
The whole 'series finale' gimmick promised nothing more than the question of whether or not Batman survived this final film, a question that has surely been answered in a million blog posts by this time.
Brave is rarely boring but rarely engrossing, a trifling piffle that fails as art and nearly fails at entertainment as well. It may not supplement Cars 2 as the worst film Pixar has yet made, but it clearly qualifies as the most disappointing.
With Prometheus, those expecting a game-changing science-fiction masterwork will be painfully disappointed. Those expecting merely a top-notch variation on the sci-fi "And Then There Were None" template will be only slightly disappointed.
Snow White and the Huntsman is a failure both as a reinvention and a movie. It earns points for production value, Theron and Hemsworths' respective star turns, and for a promising initial reel that makes promises the film can't keep. But it goes nowhere.