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Movies: The BFCA’s Summer Must-See Movies

As a founding and voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), I’m happy to report that our organization of America’s most influential film critics is thriving after 15 years of existence.

We’re partners with VH1, which airs our Critics’ Choice Awards every January (stay tuned!), and we’ve teamed up with them to announce our choices for this summer’s hottest and most anticipated movies and performances of the summer blockbuster season. The Broadcast Film Critics Association is the largest film critic’s organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 200 television, radio, and online critics. Since its inception in 1995, the Critics’ Choice Awards has become a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. The BFCA consistently picks nominees and winners that go on to garner more Academy Award nominations and wins than any other movie awards show.

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

In other words, we want to help all you movie fans out there to narrow down your choices to the ones most likely to be talked about straight into awards season. The three categories that the BFCA critics’ voted on are below, along with the top results in each category.

The new crew of the Enterprise in "Star Trek."The new crew of the Enterprise in “Star Trek.”

Summer Blockbusters:
– “Star Trek”
– “Up”
– “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

Summer Sleepers:
– “Away We Go”
– “500 Days of Summer”
– “The Hurt Locker”

Meryl Streep in "Julie and Julia."Meryl Streep in “Julie and Julia.”

Outstanding Performances of the Summer:
– Johnny Depp in “Public Enemies”
– Meryl Streep in “Julie and Julia”
– Brad Pitt in “Inglorious Basterds”

The wonderful "UP" leading characters. The wonderful “UP” leading characters.

Keep your eye on for more on these upcoming films, and we’ll see you at the movies!

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Jet Set Jen is the brainchild of Jenny Peters, a longtime freelance journalist whose career has spanned everything considered "Lifestyle" reporting, from movies and celebrities to fashion and fast cars, with plenty of food, wine and travel thrown in too. She currently contributes regularly to USA Today's,, New York Magazine, Coast Magazine, Bask Magazine and numerous other newspapers, magazines and websites worldwide. She is a founding and voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (, which annually honors the year's top films with the Critics' Choice Awards. Jenny and her crack cadre of reporters at Jet Set Jen offer up opinions, suggestions and insider scoops on the best that the world has to offer, to keep you on the cutting edge of that ever elusive pursuit of life, liberty, happiness – and fun, fun, fun.

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