Flashback Friday Feature: Seaside Movie Days Gone By

Summer Sunrise in Wildwood, NJ


With the sunrise providing the ultimate backdrop, our latest Flashback in Movie Time Tour takes us to the Summer of 2012, when a teddy bear was doing a lot of talking, Spider-Man was as amazing as ever and a legacy was Bourne. During our summer Watch, we experienced Total Recall as we drifted through the Ice Age, Sparkled under the Sun and eased into each Dark, Starry Knight. We discovered, both day and night, there was something for everyone on the big screen and by the big, beautiful sea…

Meg the Movie Buff Goes to Hollywood

Originally Published in the Sun by the Sea Summer 2012 edition

Far from Hollywood Boulevard, the summer stars sparkle brightly along Ocean Avenue, where The (welcoming Neighborhood) Watch witness the start of each spectacular seaside day. The Amazing Spider-Man, amazed at how good he looks rested and tan, is briefly called back into action to save the town from an innocent-looking Ted, who loves burying unsuspecting beach bums in the sand. From the deep blue sea, The Bourne Legacy springs to life, bequeathing sunny days and cool ocean breezes all summer long. Basking in the seaside warmth and their own starry glow, the beach-loving characters spring magically to life, following the awe-inspiring stars of Wildwood into the shimmering Summer of 2012!

Before following the stars leading to the nearest movie theater, please check your local listings for release date changes…

While investigating the disappearance of his parents during his childhood, The Amazing Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield, opens July 3rd) spins his thrill-seeking web from Sky Scraper to Sea Dragon, crosses paths with his father’s former partner, a.k.a. the Lizard (Rhys Ifans) and finds a new love interest (Emma Stone).

Long after making a childhood wish for his teddy bear to come to life, a grown man (Mark Wahlberg) wishes Ted  (voice of Seth MacFarlane, opens July 13th) would get permanently  lost in the Adventure Maze before he ruins his relationship with his long-suffering girlfriend (Mila Kunis).

During the Ice Age: Manny, Diego and Sid (voice of Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo, must endure a) Continental Drift (opens July 13th) forcing them to travel by iceberg and share the sea with a variety of Ghost Ship-inspired creatures.

Eight years after taking the blame for crimes he didn’t commit, The Dark Knight Rises (Christian Bale, opens July 20th) to the bright light of a new seaside day to save the city of Gotham from a terrorist (Tom Hardy) while sharing beach space with Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and his latest romantic interest (Marion Cotillard).

With too much time on their hands following the Morey’s Piers Curly Fry Eating Contest, a group of harmless but unqualified suburban dads (including Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn) form their own clumsy version of The (Neighborhood) Watch (opens July 27th)

A factory worker (Colin Farrell) possesses Total Recall (opens August 3rd) of all things surf related but can’t seem to remember if he’s a spy or whose side he’s on as he battles an assortment of villains (including Kate Beckinsale).

Hope Springs (opens August 10th) for a Midwestern couple (Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep) who forgo letting out their aggressions at the Battle at the Beach Grappling Tournament in favor of a getaway weekend therapy session with an intense marriage counselor (Steve Carell).

Sparkle (Jordan Sparks, opens August 17th) is a rising star with no time to shine during Concerts on the Beach as she and her devoted mother (Whitney Houston) travel the bumpy road to musical stardom.

The Bourne Legacy (opens August 3rd) is alive and well with a new covert CIA-trained assassin (Jeremy Renner), who has inherited many adventures that send him on a life-altering Wild Half Marathon run out of town.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (C J Adams, opens August 15th) is filled with Boogie Board Races and miniature golf moments and seemingly exists only in the minds of a childless couple (Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Garner), who bury a box in their backyard containing all of their hopes and dreams for that child, then miraculously encounter a 10-year old version of him the very next day.


Following the perfect beach day, The Dark Knight Rises above the bright boardwalk lights, promising a night filled with thrill rides and movie adventures. With the heat of summer at full speed, the Ice Age: (takes a) Continental Drift far from our frost-free shores. Here, The Odd Life of Timothy Green contains everyday moments of surf, sand and enough arcade adventures sure to please the child within. Hope Springs for the entire cast, who possess Total Recall of every sun-drenched memory. Like a moment right out of the movies, the full-of-life stars soon find their Happily-Ever-After in our heavenly hamlet by the sea…🍿🍿

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