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Twentieth Century FoxBenjamin Walker plays the lead in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." Mary Todd Lincoln is played by the gorgeous Mary Elisabeth Winstead

Summer blockbusters set for release in the coming months

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As the weather heats up, the movies theaters do too with the year’s summer blockbusters. Here’s a list of some of the most anticipated movies set for release in the coming months according to www.imdb.com


“Snow White and the Huntsman”

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

  • Director: Rupert Sanders
  • Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Ray Winstone
  • Release Date: June 1

“Prometheus”

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron
  • Release date: June 8

“Safety Not Guaranteed”

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. (94 mins.)

  • Director: Colin Trevorrow
  • Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson, Karan Soni, Mark Duplass
  • Release date: June 8

“Rock of Ages”

Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it’s love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges.

  • Director: Adam Shankman
  • Stars: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin
  • Release date: June 15

“Brave”

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

  • Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
  • Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters
  • Release date: June 22

“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

  • Director: Lorene Scafaria
  • Stars: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melinda Dillon, Melanie Lynskey
  • Release date: June 22

“Abraham Lincoln: 
Vampire Hunter”

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

  • Director: Timur Bekmambetov
  • Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • Release Date: June 22

“The Amazing Spider-Man”

Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.

  • Director: Marc Webb
  • Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan
  • Release date: July 3

“Savages”

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

  • Director: Oliver Stone
  • Stars: Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro
  • Release date: July 6

“Ted”

A story centered on a man and his teddy bear, who comes to life as the result of a childhood wish.

  • Director: Seth MacFarlane
  • Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Giovanni Ribisi
  • Release date: July 13

“The Dark Knight Rises”

Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Stars: Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine
  • Release date: July 20

“The Bourne Legacy”

Centered on a new CIA operative in the universe based on Robert Ludlum’s novels.

  • Director: Tony Gilroy
  • Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney
  • Release date: Aug. 3

“Total Recall”

As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker begins to suspect that he’s a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on. (121 mins.)

  • Director: Len Wiseman
  • Stars: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale
  • Release date: Aug. 3

“TheCampaign”

Two rival North Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations tangle with one another.

  • Director: Jay Roach
  • Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis
  • Release date: Aug. 10

“TheExpendables 2”

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

  • Director: Simon West
  • Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude 
Van Damme
  • Release date: Aug. 17

SDLqParaNoman”

A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

  • Director: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
  • Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann
  • Release date: Aug. 17

SDLqLawless”

Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Va., a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.

  • Director: John Hillcoat
  • Stars: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain
  • Release date: Aug. 31

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