What’s the best part about putting together the Summer Movie Preview issue? Getting an early look at some of the movies. Footage from the sci-fi Western Cowboys & Aliens (July 29) looks fantastic. The Help (Aug. 12) lives up to the book. Crazy, Stupid, Love (July 29) makes you believe in romantic comedy again. And the 20 minutes we’ve seen of J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 (June 10) got us really excited. I have high hopes for summer 2011, and I hope you like our preview, which also takes you to the set of the final Harry Potter film (July 15). Keep an eye out for the colorful little Microsoft ”tags” that enable you to play trailers on your smartphone.
JESS CAGLE, MANAGING EDITOR