Despicable Me 2
July 3 | Starring: Steve Carell (The Office, 40 Year Old Virgin), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)
Gru (Steve Carell) and those lovable yellow peanuts are back on the silver screen for fourth of July weekend. Gru is no longer a good, bad guy, but a good, good guy as he is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to take out a new, powerful foe.
The Lone Ranger
July 3 | Starring: Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands)
Despicable Me’s main competition on opening weekend will be The Lone Ranger. Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean) try to revive a classic western in a big way. Native American Tonto (Johnny Depp) tells the story of his experience with John Reid (Armie Hammer), the Texas Ranger turned outlaw, as they try and return justice back to the West.
July 17 | Starring: Ryan Reynolds (The Green Lantern, Buried), Samuel L. Jackson (Snakes on a Plane, Pulp Fiction), Snoop Dogg
Dreamworks set their eyes on another blockbuster hit this summer with Turbo. The story of Turbo (Ryan Reynolds), a snail who just wants to go fast and has dreams on one day being in the Indy 500. Turbo is a mix of Pixar’s Cars and the Fast and the Furious series; terrific animation, lovable characters and plenty of steroids.
July 26 | Starring: Hugh Jackman (X-Men, The Prestige)
There is one character we could always use a little more of and at the end of July our wish will be granted when The Wolverine hits theaters. Who knows how true it will stay to the comic books and Hugh Jackman versus a bunch of Asians with swords doesn’t sound like much of a challenge, but we know two things, Wolverine will be a badass and it will be will better than Origins (hopefully).
The To Do List
July 26 | Starring: Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Recreation), Rachel Bilson (The OC), Bill Hader (Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Brandy Clark (Aubrey Plaza) is the president of the mathlets, Keyclub treasurer, editor of the school paper and valedictorian of her high school class. She is a straight A student looking for her first ‘F’. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the trailer to find out why The To Do List has potential to be a great comedy.
Red 2 | July 19 – Red was an unexpected gem, but I’m afraid this old team is picking up one more paycheck before retirement
R.I.P.D. | July 19 – R.I.P.D has definite similarities to Men in Black and the HBO series Dead Like Me. Ryan Reynolds pairs up with Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski) at the Rest in Peace Department after passing away to protect the world against the large number of lost souls still roaming the Earth.
Movies Sure to Flop (Suck)
Grown Ups 2 | July 12, Pacific Rim | July 12, The Smurfs 2 | July 31