Eddie Murphy plays a banker type who starts following the stock tips given to him by his pre-teen daughter. Says Travers, "I liked Eddie Murphy in 'Dreamgirls' and I'd have to go all the way back to decades when I liked him again."
'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' (Paramount) June 26
Autobots and Decepticons return to continue their battle. Shia Labeouf returns as Sam Witwicky. The trailer doesn't offer much detail as to the story, but it does show the Egyptian pyramids. "It looks like an utterly commercial prospect with no sense of imagination," Travers says.
'Public Enemies' (Universal) July 1
Johnny Depp returns to the screen as iconic 1930s bank robber John Dillinger. Christian Bale plays FBI agent Melvin Purvis, who is fixated on capturing Dillinger and other major crime figures of the day. Says Travers: "There's no movie I want to see more this summer than this one."
'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' (Warner Bros) July 15
The kids are getting older and the series is getting darker. Will Voldemort take control? Will Harry find the key to defeating his enemy? Will teenage hormones get in the way of it all? Even though this is the penultimate book, there will be two more movies: Warner Bros is splitting the last book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," into two movies, scheduled for release in 2010 and 2011.
'500 Days of Summer' (Fox Searchlight) July 15
Director Marc Webb takes romantic comedy in unexpected new directions in this Sundance favorite, starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. "I'm mad for this one," quoth Travers.
'Funny People' (Universal) July 31
Judd Apatow returns to directing with this comedy that's also got Oscar in its sights. Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann star. Sandler plays a famous comedian diagnosed with terminal cancer, who tries to change his curmudgeonly ways after learning of the condition.
'Julie & Julia' (Columbia) Aug. 7
Meryl Streep and Amy Adams return to the screen together (though they share no actual screentime in this one) as famed TV chef Julia Child and blogger/temp/amateur chef Julie Powell, respectively. Powell tried to recreate all 524 recipes in Child's book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," in one year while blogging about it. "The even figured out a way for her to look six-foot-two like Julia Child was," Travers says.
'Taking Woodstock' (Focus Features) Aug. 14
Comedian Demetri Martin plays the young man who helped the Woodstock concert organizers put the historic show together by leading them to the space and giving them the concert permit his family owned. "This movie is to evoke all of that (the 1960s Woodstock vibe)," Travers said.