ANIMATED

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Epic
Release date: May 24
Starring: Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, and Aziz Ansari
Synopsis: From the creators of Ice Age and Rio, Epic tells the story of a teenage girl who finds herself magically transported to a secret world in the forest, where she joins a ragtag team in a battle against the forces of evil.

Watch the trailer here.

Monsters University
Release date: June 21
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi
Synopsis: In this Monsters, Inc. prequel, Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) and James P. Sullivan (voice of John Goodman) meet in college, where they do not hit it off.

Watch the trailer here.

Despicable Me 2
Release date: July 3
Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Al Pacino, Steve Coogan, and Ken Jeong
Synopsis: Gru (voice of Steve Carell) and his minions are back for more despicable madness.

Watch the trailer here.

Turbo
Release date: July 17
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Ken Jeong, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Snoop Lion, and Samuel L. Jackson
Synopsis: Turbo (voice of Ryan Reynolds) is a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world, just like his hero, five-time Indianapolis 500 champ Guy Gagné. After a freak accident turns him into the fastest creature alive, the little-snail-who-could finds himself racing against the best IndyCar has to offer.

Watch the trailer here.

The Smurfs 2
Release date: July 31
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Christina Ricci, JB Smoove, and George Lopez
Synopsis: On a bid to harness the Smurf essence, evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) kidnaps Smurfette (Katy Perry) and brings her to Paris. Papa (Jonathan Winters), Clumsy (Anton Yelchin), Grouchy (George Lopez), and Vanity (John Oliver) launch a rescue mission with help from their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays).

Watch the trailer here.

Disney’s Planes
Release date: August 9
Starring: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and John Cleese
Synopsis: A prop plane named Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer — even though he’s not exactly built for racing... and he’s afraid of heights.

Watch the trailer here.

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COMEDY

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The Internship
Release date: June 7
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Max Minghella, Rose Byrne, John Goodman, Dylan O'Brien, JoAnna Garcia, Will Ferrell
Synopsis: Two old-school, unemployed salesmen (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) seek career relevancy by becoming Google interns.

Watch the trailer here.

This Is the End
Release date: June 12
Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, and many others
Synopsis: In this Seth Rogen-directed comedy, the apocalypse leaves six friends stranded in James Franco’s Hollywood home.

Watch the trailer here.

The Heat
Release date: June 28
Starring: Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy
Synopsis: Two completely incompatible law-enforcement officers — uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed, short-tempered Boston P.D. cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) — pair up to bring down a ruthless drug lord in this comedy from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.

Watch the trailer here.

RED 2
Release date: July 19
Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Synopsis: Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Watch the trailer here.

We’re the Millers
Release date: August 9
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Will Poulter, and Ed Helms
Synopsis: When small-time pot dealer David Burke (Jason Sudeikis) finds himself in major debt to his supplier, Brad (Ed Helms), he’s tasked with smuggling Brad’s latest shipment in from Mexico. To do so, David enlists the help of his neighbors: cynical stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston), wannabe customer Kenny (Will Poulter), and streetwise teen Casey (Emma Roberts). One fake wife, two pretend kids, and a giant RV later, the “Millers” head south of the border for a sure-to-be-wild Fourth of July weekend.

The To-Do List
Release date: August 16
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Bilson, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Scott Porter, Connie Britton, Clark Gregg, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Glover, and Alia Shawkat
Synopsis: On the brink of college, type-A overachiever Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza) ticks off a “to-do list” of sexcapades she missed out on while in high school.

Watch the trailer here.

The World's End
Release date: August 23
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike
Synopsis: Twenty years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite to try the alcoholic marathon again. But as they begin to drink their way toward The World's End, completing the pub crawl quickly becomes the least of their worries.

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ACTION-ADVENTURE & THRILLER

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Iron Man 3
Release date: May 3
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, and Wang Xueqi
Synopsis: In the third installment of the Iron Man franchise, billionaire badass Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) finds himself up against a truly dastardly villain, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), who lays waste to Tony’s personal world.

Watch the trailer here.

Star Trek Into Darkness
Release date: May 15 (IMAX); May 17 (wide release)
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, and Benedict Cumberbatch
Synopsis: Called back to Earth in the wake of a shocking act of terror, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his crew set out on a rogue hunt for the culprit — Starfleet agent John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Watch the trailer here.

Fast & Furious 6
Release date: May 24
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, and Elsa Pataky
Synopsis: Things continue to get faster and more furious in Vin Diesel’s souped-up world. Living on the lam and in far-flung locations since the Rio heist, Dom’s (Vin Diesel) crew reunites in London for one final street showdown. If they can successfully stop a dangerous organization of mercenary drivers, they’ll receive full pardons and will be able to return home.

Watch the trailer here.

Now You See Me
Release date: May 31
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Dave Franco, and Common
Synopsis: An elite FBI squad engages in a game of cat and mouse with The Four Horsemen, a team of illusionists who steal from corrupt business leaders during their performances.

Watch the trailer here.

After Earth
Release date: June 7
Starring: Will Smith and Jaden Smith
Synopsis: When Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his father Cypher (Will Smith) crash on Earth 1,000 years after humanity’s evacuation, the teen embarks on a perilous journey to signal for help for himself and his injured dad in this M. Night Shyamalan-directed sci-fi thriller.

Watch the trailer here.

Man of Steel
Release date: June 14
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe
Synopsis: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Henry Cavill as Superman!

Watch the trailer here.

World War Z
Release date: June 21
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, and Matthew Fox
Synopsis: United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) attempts to stop a zombie pandemic that threatens to decimate humanity.

Watch the trailer here.

White House Down
Release date: June 28
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Synopsis: Secret Service reject John Cale (Channing Tatum) and his little girl are plunged into the center of a national security crisis when a paramilitary group invades D.C. while the father and daughter are on a tour of the White House. All of a sudden, it’s up to the Sexiest Man Alive to save President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx), his daughter, and the country.

Watch the trailer here.

The Lone Ranger
Release date: July 3
Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, and Helena Bonham Carter
Synopsis: Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp join (handsome) forces to bring the Lone Ranger and Tonto to life in this action-adventure film from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the team behind the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Watch the trailer here.

Pacific Rim
Release date: July 12
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman
Synopsis: A washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) are humanity’s last hope against destruction when colossal monsters called Kaiju rise from the sea.

Watch the trailer here.

The Conjuring
Release date: July 19
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and Mackenzie Foy
Synopsis: Based on a true story, The Conjuring follows world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) as they help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their secluded farmhouse.

Watch the trailer here.

R.I.P.D.
Release date: July 19
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, and Mike O'Malley
Synopsis: As the newest member of an undead police force called the “Rest In Peace Department,” a recently murdered young cop (Ryan Reynolds) works to keep the dead in check. Think Men in Black, but with dead people. R.I.P.D. is based on the comic book by Peter M. Lenkov.

Watch the trailer here.

RED 2
Release date: July 19
Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Synopsis: Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Watch the trailer here.

The Wolverine
Release date: July 26
Starring: Hugh Jackman
Synopsis: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself pushed to his physical and emotional limits in modern-day Japan.

Watch the trailer here.

2 Guns
Release date: August 2
Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos, and James Marsden
Synopsis: Two operatives from competing bureaus — DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) — are forced on the run together when their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel goes way wrong.

Watch the trailer here.

300: Rise of an Empire
Release date: August 2
Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, and Rodrigo Santoro
Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) spearheads the charge against the invading Persian forces, led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and vengeful naval commander Artemesia (Eva Green).

Elysium
Release date: August 9
Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, and William Fichtner
Synopsis: It’s the year 2159 and humanity is split into two classes: the super wealthy, who live on a space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on a ruined Earth. Against the backdrop of this glaring social divide, unlucky Max (a super-buff Matt Damon) takes on a daunting mission to save his life and bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Watch the trailer here.

Kick-Ass 2
Release date: August 16
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, and Jim Carrey
Synopsis: Young vigilante Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and junior assassin Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) join up with Justice Forever, a league of amateur superheroes led by ex-mobster Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). Together, they face off against super villain Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), reborn as The Mother F%&*^r.

Watch the trailer here.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Release date: August 16
Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Mary Birdsong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Missi Pyle, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Leven Rambin, Stanley Tucci, Robert Maillet, and Zoe Aggeliki
Synopsis: In this sequel to Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), the son of Poseidon, and his demigod friends set out to retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood.

Watch the trailer here.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Release date: August 23
Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jared Harris, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Synopsis: Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a seemingly ordinary teenager living in New York City, discovers she is descended from a line of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. These Shadowhunters introduce Clary to Downworld, a secret New York filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, and other deadly creatures. City of Bones is the first in a series of movies based on the young adult fantasy novels by Cassandra Clare.

Watch the trailer here.

Closed Circuit
Release date: August 28
Starring: Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Riz Ahmed, Jim Broadbent, Kenneth Cranham, Anne-Marie Duff, Ciarán Hinds, and Julia Stiles
Synopsis: Two ex-lovers, Martin (Eric Bana) and Claudia (Rebecca Hall), find their loyalties tested and their lives at risk when they join the defense team in a terrorism trial.

Getaway
Release date: August 30
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, and Jon Voight
Synopsis: With help from a young hacker (Selena Gomez), burned-out race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) gets behind the wheel to save his kidnapped wife.

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JUNE 2013

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After Earth
Release date: June 7
Starring: Will Smith and Jaden Smith
Synopsis: When Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his father, Cypher (Will Smith), crash on Earth 1,000 years after humanity’s evacuation, the teen embarks on a perilous journey to signal for help for himself and his injured dad in this M. Night Shyamalan-directed sci-fi thriller.

Watch the trailer here.

The Internship
Release date: June 7
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Max Minghella, Rose Byrne, John Goodman, Dylan O'Brien, JoAnna Garcia, Will Ferrell
Synopsis: Two old-school, unemployed salesmen (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) seek career relevancy by becoming Google interns.

Watch the trailer here.

This Is the End
Release date: June 12
Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, and many others
Synopsis: In this Seth Rogen-directed comedy, the apocalypse leaves six friends stranded in James Franco’s Hollywood home.

Watch the trailer here.

Man of Steel
Release date: June 14
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe
Synopsis: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Henry Cavill as Superman!

Watch the trailer here.

The Bling Ring
Release date:
 June 14
Starring: Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, and Leslie Mann
Synopsis: Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, The Bling Ring traces the true story of a group of fame-obsessed teenagers who robbed a string of celebrity homes.

Watch the trailer here.

Monsters University
Release date: June 21
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi
Synopsis: In this Monsters, Inc. prequel, Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) and James P. Sullivan (voice of John Goodman) meet in college, where they do not hit it off.

Watch the trailer here.

World War Z
Release date: June 21
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, and Matthew Fox
Synopsis: United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) attempts to stop a zombie pandemic that threatens to decimate humanity.

Watch the trailer here.

The Heat
Release date: June 28
Starring: Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy
Synopsis: Two completely incompatible law-enforcement officers — uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed, short-tempered Boston P.D. cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) — pair up to bring down a ruthless drug lord in this comedy from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.

Watch the trailer here.

White House Down
Release date: June 28
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Synopsis: Secret Service reject John Cale (Channing Tatum) and his little girl are plunged into the center of a national security crisis when a paramilitary group invades D.C. while the father and daughter are on a tour of the White House. All of a sudden, it’s up to the Sexiest Man Alive to save President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx), his daughter, and the country.

Watch the trailer here.

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It’s May, which means summer is so close, you guys. When not soaking up sun (we’re paler than Bella Swan; seriously, it’s a problem), we’ll be soaking in the latest from Hollywood from superhero epics to sci-fi thrillers to animated crowd-pleasers.

To help you decide which films to see and skip, we’ve rounded up the big-budget lot of ’em.

Browse by month: MAY | JUNE | JULY | AUGUST

Or browse by genre: ACTION-ADVENTURE & THRILLER | COMEDY | ANIMATED | SCI-FI & FANTASY | BASED ON COMIC BOOKS | BASED ON NOVELS | SEQUELS & PREQUELS

SEQUELS & PREQUELS

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Iron Man 3
Release date: May 3
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, and Wang Xueqi
Synopsis: In the third installment of the Iron Man franchise, billionaire badass Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) finds himself up against a truly dastardly villain, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), who lays waste to Tony’s personal world.

Watch the trailer here.

Star Trek Into Darkness
Release date: May 15 (IMAX); May 17 (wide release)
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, and Benedict Cumberbatch
Synopsis: Called back to Earth in the wake of a shocking act of terror, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his crew set out on a rogue hunt for the culprit — Starfleet agent John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Watch the trailer here.

Fast & Furious 6
Release date: May 24
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, and Elsa Pataky
Synopsis: Things continue to get faster and more furious in Vin Diesel’s souped-up world. Living on the lam and in far-flung locations since the Rio heist, Dom’s (Vin Diesel) crew reunites in London for one final street showdown. If they can successfully stop a dangerous organization of mercenary drivers, they’ll receive full pardons and will be able to return home.

Watch the trailer here.

The Hangover Part III
Release date: May 24
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha, and John Goodman
Synopsis: Having apparently learned nothing from their Sin City and Bangkok fiascos, the Wolfpack hits the road for yet another misadventure. Watch out, world.

Watch the trailer here.

Monsters University
Release date: June 21
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi
Synopsis: In this Monsters, Inc. prequel, Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) and James P. Sullivan (voice of John Goodman) meet in college, where they do not hit it off.

Watch the trailer here.

Despicable Me 2
Release date: July 3
Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Al Pacino, Steve Coogan, and Ken Jeong
Synopsis: Gru (voice of Steve Carell) and his minions are back for more despicable madness.

Watch the trailer here.

RED 2
Release date: July 19
Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Synopsis: Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Watch the trailer here.

The Wolverine
Release date: July 26
Starring: Hugh Jackman
Synopsis: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself pushed to his physical and emotional limits in modern-day Japan.

Watch the trailer here.

The Smurfs 2
Release date: July 31
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Christina Ricci, JB Smoove, and George Lopez
Synopsis: On a bid to harness the Smurf essence, evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) kidnaps Smurfette (Katy Perry) and brings her to Paris. Papa (Jonathan Winters), Clumsy (Anton Yelchin), Grouchy (George Lopez), and Vanity (John Oliver) launch a rescue mission with help from their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays).

Watch the trailer here.

300: Rise of an Empire
Release date: August 2
Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, and Rodrigo Santoro
Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) spearheads the charge against the invading Persian forces, led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and vengeful naval commander Artemesia (Eva Green).

Kick-Ass 2
Release date: August 16
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, and Jim Carrey
Synopsis: Young vigilante Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and junior assassin Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) join up with Justice Forever, a league of amateur superheroes led by ex-mobster Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). Together, they face off against super villain Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), reborn as The Mother F%&*^r.

Watch the trailer here.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Release date: August 16
Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Mary Birdsong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Missi Pyle, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Leven Rambin, Stanley Tucci, Robert Maillet, and Zoe Aggeliki
Synopsis: In this sequel to Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), the son of Poseidon, and his demigod friends set out to retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood.

Watch the trailer here.

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BASED ON NOVELS

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The Great Gatsby
Release date: May 10
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, and Isla Fisher
Synopsis: Carey Mulligan is the Daisy Buchanan to Leonardo DiCaprio’s enigmatic Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic take on the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic.

Watch the trailer here.

World War Z
Release date: June 21
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, and Matthew Fox
Synopsis: United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) attempts to stop a zombie pandemic that threatens to decimate humanity.

Watch the trailer here.

White House Down
Release date: June 28
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Synopsis: Secret Service reject John Cale (Channing Tatum) and his little girl are plunged into the center of a national security crisis when a paramilitary group invades D.C. while the father and daughter are on a tour of the White House. All of a sudden, it’s up to the Sexiest Man Alive to save President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx), his daughter, and the country. The film is based on "Hell at the White House," a short story by Richard Matheson.

Watch the trailer here.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Release date: August 16
Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Mary Birdsong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Missi Pyle, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Leven Rambin, Stanley Tucci, Robert Maillet, and Zoe Aggeliki
Synopsis: In this sequel to Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), the son of Poseidon, and his demigod friends set out to retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood.

Watch the trailer here.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Release date: August 23
Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jared Harris, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Synopsis: Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a seemingly ordinary teenager living in New York City, discovers she is descended from a line of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. These Shadowhunters introduce Clary to Downworld, a secret New York filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, and other deadly creatures. City of Bones is the first in a series of movies based on the young adult fantasy novels by Cassandra Clare.

Watch the trailer here.

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BASED ON COMIC BOOKS OR GRAPHIC NOVELS

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Iron Man 3
Release date: May 3
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, and Wang Xueqi
Synopsis: In the third installment of the Iron Man franchise, billionaire badass Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) finds himself up against a truly dastardly villain, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), who lays waste to Tony’s personal world.

Watch the trailer here.

Man of Steel
Release date: June 14
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe
Synopsis: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Henry Cavill as Superman!

Watch the trailer here.

R.I.P.D.
Release date: July 19
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, and Mike O'Malley
Synopsis: As the newest member of an undead police force called the “Rest In Peace Department,” a recently murdered young cop (Ryan Reynolds) works to keep the dead in check. Think Men in Black, but with dead people. R.I.P.D. is based on the comic book by Peter M. Lenkov.

Watch the trailer here.

RED 2
Release date: July 19
Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Synopsis: Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Watch the trailer here.

The Wolverine
Release date: July 26
Starring: Hugh Jackman
Synopsis: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself pushed to his physical and emotional limits in modern-day Japan.

Watch the trailer here.

2 Guns
Release date: August 2
Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos, and James Marsden
Synopsis: Two operatives from competing bureaus — DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) — are forced on the run together when their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel goes way wrong.

Watch the trailer here.

300: Rise of an Empire
Release date: August 2
Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, and Rodrigo Santoro
Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) spearheads the charge against the invading Persian forces, led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and vengeful naval commander Artemesia (Eva Green).

Kick-Ass 2
Release date: August 16
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, and Jim Carrey
Synopsis: Young vigilante Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and junior assassin Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) join up with Justice Forever, a league of amateur superheroes led by ex-mobster Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). Together, they face off against super villain Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), reborn as The Mother F%&*^r.

Watch the trailer here.

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SCI-FI & FANTASY

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Star Trek Into Darkness
Release date: May 15 (IMAX); May 17 (wide release)
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, and Benedict Cumberbatch
Synopsis: Called back to Earth in the wake of a shocking act of terror, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his crew set out on a rogue hunt for the culprit — Starfleet agent John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Watch the trailer here.

After Earth
Release date: June 7
Starring: Will Smith and Jaden Smith
Synopsis: When Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his father, Cypher (Will Smith), crash on Earth 1,000 years after humanity’s evacuation, the teen embarks on a perilous journey to signal for help for himself and his injured dad in this M. Night Shyamalan-directed sci-fi thriller.

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World War Z
Release date: June 21
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, and Matthew Fox
Synopsis: United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) attempts to stop a zombie pandemic that threatens to decimate humanity.

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Pacific Rim
Release date: July 12
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman
Synopsis: A washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) are humanity’s last hope against destruction when colossal monsters called Kaiju rise from the sea.

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R.I.P.D.
Release date: July 19
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, and Mike O'Malley
Synopsis: As the newest member of an undead police force called the “Rest In Peace Department,” a recently murdered young cop (Ryan Reynolds) works to keep the dead in check. Think Men in Black, but with dead people. R.I.P.D. is based on the comic book by Peter M. Lenkov.

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300: Rise of an Empire
Release date: August 2
Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, and Rodrigo Santoro
Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) spearheads the charge against the invading Persian forces, led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and vengeful naval commander Artemesia (Eva Green).

Elysium
Release date: August 9
Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, and William Fichtner
Synopsis: It’s the year 2159 and humanity is split into two classes: the super wealthy, who live on a space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on a ruined Earth. Against the backdrop of this glaring social divide, unlucky Max (a super-buff Matt Damon) takes on a daunting mission to save his life and bring equality to these polarized worlds.

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 
Release date: August 16
Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Mary Birdsong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Missi Pyle, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Leven Rambin, Stanley Tucci, Robert Maillet, and Zoe Aggeliki
Synopsis: In this sequel to Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), the son of Poseidon, and his demigod friends set out to retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood.

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Release date: August 23
Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jared Harris, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Synopsis: Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a seemingly ordinary teenager living in New York City, discovers she is descended from a line of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. These Shadowhunters introduce Clary to Downworld, a secret New York filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, and other deadly creatures. City of Bones is the first in a series of movies based on the young adult fantasy novels by Cassandra Clare.

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The World's End
Release date: August 23
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike
Synopsis: Twenty years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite to try the alcoholic marathon again. But as they begin to drink their way toward The World's End, completing the pub crawl quickly becomes the least of their worries.

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AUGUST 2013

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2 Guns
Release date: August 2
Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos, and James Marsden
Synopsis: Two operatives from competing bureaus — DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) — are forced on the run together when their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel goes way wrong.

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300: Rise of an Empire
Release date: August 2
Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, and Rodrigo Santoro
Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) spearheads the charge against the invading Persian forces, led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and vengeful naval commander Artemesia (Eva Green).

Disney’s Planes
Release date: August 9
Starring: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and John Cleese
Synopsis: A prop plane named Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer — even though he’s not exactly built for racing... and he’s afraid of heights.

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We’re the Millers
Release date: August 9
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Will Poulter, and Ed Helms
Synopsis: When small-time pot dealer David Burke (Jason Sudeikis) finds himself in major debt to his supplier, Brad (Ed Helms), he’s tasked with smuggling Brad’s latest shipment in from Mexico. To do so, David enlists the help of his neighbors: cynical stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston), wannabe customer Kenny (Will Poulter), and streetwise teen Casey (Emma Roberts). One fake wife, two pretend kids, and a giant RV later, the “Millers” head south of the border for a sure-to-be-wild Fourth of July weekend.

Elysium
Release date: August 9
Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, and William Fichtner
Synopsis: It’s the year 2159 and humanity is split into two classes: the super wealthy, who live on a space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on a ruined Earth. Against the backdrop of this glaring social divide, unlucky Max (a super-buff Matt Damon) takes on a daunting mission to save his life and bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Watch the trailer here.

Kick-Ass 2
Release date: August 16
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, and Jim Carrey
Synopsis: Young vigilante Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and junior assassin Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) join up with Justice Forever, a league of amateur superheroes led by ex-mobster Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). Together, they face off against super villain Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), reborn as The Mother F%&*^r.

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Release date: August 16
Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Mary Birdsong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Missi Pyle, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Leven Rambin, Stanley Tucci, Robert Maillet, and Zoe Aggeliki
Synopsis: In this sequel to Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), the son of Poseidon, and his demigod friends set out to retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood.

Watch the trailer here.

The To-Do List
Release date: August 16
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Bilson, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Scott Porter, Connie Britton, Clark Gregg, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Glover, and Alia Shawkat
Synopsis: On the brink of college, type-A overachiever Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza) ticks off a “to-do list” of sexcapades she missed out on while in high school.

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Release date: August 23
Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jared Harris, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Synopsis: Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a seemingly ordinary teenager living in modern-day New York City, discovers she is descended from a line of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. These Shadowhunters introduce Clary to Downworld, a secret New York filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, and other deadly creatures. City of Bones is the first in a series of movies based on the young adult fantasy novels by Cassandra Clare.

Watch the trailer here.

The World's End
Release date: August 23
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike
Synopsis: Twenty years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite to try the alcoholic marathon again. But as they begin to drink their way toward The World's End, completing the pub crawl quickly becomes the least of their worries.

Closed Circuit
Release date: August 28
Starring: Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Riz Ahmed, Jim Broadbent, Kenneth Cranham, Anne-Marie Duff, Ciarán Hinds, and Julia Stiles
Synopsis: Two ex-lovers, Martin (Eric Bana) and Claudia (Rebecca Hall), find their loyalties tested and their lives at risk when they join the defense team in a terrorism trial.

Getaway
Release date: August 30
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, and Jon Voight
Synopsis: With help from a young hacker (Selena Gomez), burned-out race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) gets behind the wheel to save his kidnapped wife.

One Direction: This Is Us
Release date: August 30
Starring: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson
Synopsis: Two hours of One Direction mania

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JULY 2013

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Despicable Me 2
Release date: July 3
Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Al Pacino, Steve Coogan, and Ken Jeong
Synopsis: Gru (voice of Steve Carell) and his minions are back for more despicable madness.

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The Lone Ranger
Release date: July 3
Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, and Helena Bonham Carter
Synopsis: Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp join (handsome) forces to bring the Lone Ranger and Tonto to life in this action-adventure film from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the team behind the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

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Pacific Rim
Release date: July 12
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman
Synopsis: A washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) are humanity’s last hope against destruction when colossal monsters called Kaiju rise from the sea.

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Turbo
Release date: July 17
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Ken Jeong, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Snoop Lion, and Samuel L. Jackson
Synopsis: Turbo (voice of Ryan Reynolds) is a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world, just like his hero, five-time Indianapolis 500 champ Guy Gagné. After a freak accident turns him into the fastest creature alive, the little-snail-who-could finds himself racing against the best IndyCar has to offer.

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The Conjuring
Release date: July 19
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and Mackenzie Foy
Synopsis: Based on a true story, The Conjuring follows world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) as they help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their secluded farmhouse.

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R.I.P.D.
Release date: July 19
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, and Mike O’Malley
Synopsis: As the newest member of an undead police force called the “Rest In Peace Department,” a recently murdered young cop (Ryan Reynolds) works to keep the dead in check. Think Men in Black, but with dead people. R.I.P.D. is based on the comic book by Peter M. Lenkov.

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RED 2
Release date: July 19
Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Synopsis: Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

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The Wolverine
Release date: July 26
Starring: Hugh Jackman
Synopsis: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself pushed to his physical and emotional limits in modern-day Japan.

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The Smurfs 2
Release date: July 31
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Christina Ricci, JB Smoove, and George Lopez
Synopsis: On a bid to harness the Smurf essence, evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) kidnaps Smurfette (Katy Perry) and brings her to Paris. Papa (Jonathan Winters), Clumsy (Anton Yelchin), Grouchy (George Lopez), and Vanity (John Oliver) launch a rescue mission with help from their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays).

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MAY 2013

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Iron Man 3
Release date: May 3
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, and Wang Xueqi
Synopsis: In the third installment of the Iron Man franchise, billionaire badass Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) finds himself up against a truly dastardly villain, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), who lays waste to Tony’s personal world.

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The Great Gatsby
Release date: May 10
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, and Isla Fisher
Synopsis: Carey Mulligan is the Daisy Buchanan to Leonardo DiCaprio’s enigmatic Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic take on the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic.

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Star Trek Into Darkness
Release date: May 15 (IMAX); May 17 (wide release)
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, and Benedict Cumberbatch
Synopsis: Called back to Earth in the wake of a shocking act of terror, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his crew set out on a rogue hunt for the culprit — Starfleet agent John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch).

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Epic
Release date: May 24
Starring: Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, and Aziz Ansari
Synopsis: From the creators of Ice Age and Rio, Epic tells the story of a teenage girl who finds herself magically transported to a secret world in the forest, where she joins a ragtag team in a battle against the forces of evil.

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Fast & Furious 6
Release date: May 24
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, and Elsa Pataky
Synopsis: Things continue to get faster and more furious in Vin Diesel’s souped-up world. Living on the lam and in far-flung locations since the Rio heist, Dom’s (Vin Diesel) crew reunites in London for one final street showdown. If they can successfully stop a dangerous organization of mercenary drivers, they’ll receive full pardons and will be able to return home.

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The Hangover Part III
Release date: May 24
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha, and John Goodman
Synopsis: Having apparently learned nothing from their Sin City and Bangkok fiascos, the Wolfpack hits the road for yet another misadventure. Watch out, world.

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Now You See Me
Release date: May 31
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Dave Franco, and Common
Synopsis: An elite FBI squad engages in a game of cat and mouse with The Four Horsemen, a team of illusionists who steal from corrupt business leaders during their performances.

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