Movies to Look Forward to This Summer

Megan O'Leary, Staff Writer

As summer vacation approaches, so are the summer movie hits.

Here is a list of movies, according to IMDb, that the must see movies of this summer:

1. After Earth – May 31st (PG-13):     Staring Will and Jaden Smith, this sci-fi film takes place 1,000 years in the future when threatening events forced humanity’s escape earth. Kitai Raige (Jaden) and his father Cypher(Will) are stranded on Earth after crash landing. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

2. Now You See Me – May 31st (PG-13):   An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. This trilling crime fill stars big names such as Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Micheal Caine, Jesse Eisenberg, and Isla Fisher.

3. The Internship – June 7th (PG-13):    Funny men Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson team up once again for another Comedy film. They star as two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age. They find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.

4. Man Of Steel – June 14th (PG-13):   The latest superhero movie is here and its not one of the Avengers. This film is the story of Superman or Clark Kent. Kent, a young journalist, is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.

5. Monsters Univ. – June 21st (G):    Mike and Sully are back in the new Pixar film. This film is a bit of a prequel to Monsters Inc. The film is based on Mike and Sully’s relationship in Monster Univ., when they weren’t really friends at all. Billy crystal and John Goodman bring Mike and Sully back to life, 12 years later…eh, earlier.

6. World War Z – June 21th (PG-13):     Brad Pitt stars in the new Zombie thriller of the summer. United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt) traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to decimate humanity itself.

7. The Heat – June 28th (R):   Uptight FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn, played by Sandra Bullock, is paired with testy Boston cop Shannon Mullins, played by Malissa McCarthy, in order to take down a ruthless drug lord. The hitch: neither woman has ever had a partner — or a friend for that matter. From the direct of The Bridesmaids and Identity Thief , this should be a top comedy of the summer.

8. Despicable Me – July 3rd (PG):   Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes, and the minions are back in a band new animated movie! Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

9. The Lone Ranger – July 3rd (PG-13):   After finishing up the Pirates Trilogy, Johnny Depp returns to us as Native American warrior Tonto. Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

10. Grown Ups 2 – July 12th (PG-13):    Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and David Spade are back together again for another comedy spin. After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny (Sandler), finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers, sometimes crazy follows you.