Today with the release of THE AVENGERS we officially begin the Summer movie season. The Summer is all about making money for movie studios. Very few are thinking about Oscar movies yet. Summer is super heroes, sequels, comedies, family films and stuff blowing up. The biggest possible Oscar contender this Summer is THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. in 2009 THE DARK KNIGHT was nominated for 8 Academy Awards and won for Best Sound Editing and Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger. THE DARK KNIGHT did not get a Best Picture nomination and is now the reason that we have up to 10 Best Picture nominations. So unless DARK KNIGHT RISES really sucks, it will surely be a Best Picture nominee. Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Gary Oldman and Micheal Cane are all potential nominees. So while I am not a fan of big blockbuster Summer movies, this year offers some goodness. I will continue to post about other (not many) Summer movies with Oscar potential.