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Top 2010 Summer Movies on iPad

Summer can be a great time for movies that are entertaining, light, fluffy, fun, and don’t necessarily require a lot of thought. Watching diverting summer movies on the new iPad is a great way to relax and keep cool. Here are a few suggestions of top summer movies for playing on iPad.

Top 2010 Summer Movie 1 – Iron Man 2 (May 7)

Director Jon Favreau returns to helm Iron Man’s next adventure, one that sees him facing off with unique new villains, picking up a bad (in a good way) new sidekick in War Machine, and ending up square in the middle of one of the most exciting final acts imaginable. So yeah, it works. It isn’t a perfect film, nor will it blow die hards out of the water. But audiences of all ages, sizes and creeds will flock to this one. And for good reason. It’s a perfect starter for an exciting summer movie season.

Top 2010 Summer Movie 2 – Robin Hood (May 14)

I’m looking forward to Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood just as much as the rest of you, but I think we’ll just have to accept that it won’t reach the entertainment heights of 1991′s Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner and Alan Rickman. (And yes, I realize you think I’m joking about that, but I’m into fuzzy accents.) Scott and Russell Crowe can be a powerful force for quality film-making as evidenced by the awesomeness of Gladiator, but they can just as easily turn out schlock like A Good Year. This leans heavier towards the epic and bloody nature of Gladiator (and even the trailer carries a Kingdom of Heaven vibe), and Crowe is joined by a fantastic supporting cast with Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, William Hurt, Danny Huston, and Max von Sydow. And something to ponder… Crowe is playing the origin of Robin Hood at the same age Sean Connery was when he played the bow-wielding hero in the twilight of retirement in Robin and Marian.

Top 2010 Summer Movie 3 – The A-Team (June 11)

eyond comic books, it seems like another mainstay of this summer is the men on a mission. The A-Team seeks to elevate a group of beloved 80s icons and rebirth them for the screen, and that gives hope for at least one hilarious Mr. T cameo. Not to get too deep, but in a way we’re getting to see the kinetic directing talent of Joe Carnahan placed in a time machine and taken back 30 years in the past. Bradley Cooper and Sharlto Copely are looking to own the summer yet again, and if the whole thing seems cheesy, there’s Liam Neeson to guide us through that swamp of cheese. If you really need further proof, they drop a damned tank out of a plane and fire it mid-free-fall. A tank. Skydiving. And blowing stuff up. Get excited.

Top 2010 Summer Movie 4 – Toy Story 3 (June 18)

If summers past have taught us anything, it’s that we should never bet against Pixar. They are the surest bet in Hollywood. And even though this is their first foray into the world of sequels of sequels, we have to feel confident that their imagination machine will churn out something special. The adventures of Buzz, Woody and the gang were what started this great run, and there are no signs of slowing. Director Lee Unkrich makes his debut as a one-man director show, but that shouldn’t worry anyone. He’s a Pixar veteran who knows exactly what he’s doing with these characters.

Top 2010 Summer Movie 5 – Knight and Day (June 25)

Tom Cruise and this movie have an equally uphill battle this summer. He’s lost a lot of his cache over the years and even though Mission Impossible III did decent box-office worldwide it carries the stigma of perceived financial disappointment. One of the common complaints against Cruise is his tendency to stick with the same character again and again. His new film finds him in the untested waters of comedy, and that alone should be reason enough to give him and the flick the benefit of the doubt. Cameron Diaz (the only real weak link here) stars as a woman bemoaning the lack of good, interesting men in her life, until she meets Cruise’s character who claims to be a government agent in need of her assistance. Cue the wacky action and globe-trotting adventure as the pair find themselves chased and shot at by bad guys. Or maybe they’re the good guys… there’s a distinct possibility that Cruise is playing a crazy man here. Can Cruise go from cocky to funny and still deliver a solid piece of entertainment? If the movie’s as fun as the trailer suggests then the answer appears to be yes.

The Way to Play These Top 2010 Summer Movies on iPad

Get the top-rated 3rd-party DVD to iPad ripping software. You can Google DVD Decrypter or Handbrake, they are free but can’t rip copyright DVDs.  The 3rd-party DVD to iPad Converter supports protected DVD and also provides DVD editing features. Here is a detailed guide about how to play DVD movies on iPad. Enjoy.