Summer 2013 = Best Summer for Movies in a While

There are so many good and must-see movies coming out this summer I may be broke by the end of it.

*Not all of these are must-see's (most are not)
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1.
The Hangover Part III (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When one of their own is kidnapped by an angry gangster, the Wolf Pack must track down Mr. Chow, who has escaped from prison and is on the lam. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
“ Although the second Hangover lacked the charm and originality of the first film, it was entertaining nonetheless. Its safe to say The Hangover Part 3 will also not live up to Part 1, however it will be a satisfying end to the trilogy. Lets just hope for no Hangover Part 4 ” - Drew Magz
 
2.
Epic (2013)
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A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world -- and ours. (102 mins.)
Director: Chris Wedge
“ This movie looks *beep* epic. ” - Drew Magz
 
3.
After Earth (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help. (100 mins.)
“ Will Smith's in it. I'm sold. Cant wait to see the twist M. Knight Shyamalan throws in this time. ” - Drew Magz
 
4.
Now You See Me (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (115 mins.)
Director: Louis Leterrier
“ Just look at the cast. Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Caine. Plus 10 points for originality. ” - Drew Magz
 
5.
The Kings of Summer (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. (95 mins.)
“ Looks to be a great coming of age film with lots of laughs, life issues and a hint of transcendentalism propaganda. I thought the trailer was absolutely fantastic (possibly due to featuring a We Were Promised Jetpacks song). ” - Drew Magz
 
6.
The Purge (2013)
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In the future, a wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized. (85 mins.)
Director: James DeMonaco
“ An original concept, even though it seems about as realistic as a black president. Oh wait...
I'm interested in seeing how his movie will turn out as I am a big fan of both Ethan Hawke and Cersei from Game of Thrones (Lena Headey). ” - Drew Magz
 
7.
The Internship (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age 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. (119 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
“ Ahhh this trailer brought back fond memories of Wedding Crashers. Ill be the first to admit that Vince Vaughn has had some pretty awful movies recently (The Dilemma, Couples Retreat, The Watch), and that this movie looks like it has the potential to suck. That being said, I'm hopeful and stoked to see Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn working together again. ” - Drew Magz
 
8.
Man of Steel (2013)
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Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction. (143 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ I'm not a fan of Superman. He's super strong, super fast and can fly. He just seems like a "cheap" superhero. There I said it. Despite my dislike for Superman, this movie still looks BADASS. ” - Drew Magz
 
9.
This Is the End (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. (107 mins.)
“ The all-star cast is going to make this movie the best comedy of the summer, if not the year. Nuff said. ” - Drew Magz
 
10.
The Bling Ring (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes. (90 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ Looks very, very similar to Spring Breakers. It will be better, just because it has Hermione. ” - Drew Magz
 
11.
Monsters University (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends. (104 mins.)
Director: Dan Scanlon
“ The ending of Monster Inc. begged for a SEQUEL not a PREQUEL. Oh well, it will still be amazing. In Pixar we trust. Still waiting for The Incredibles 2 though. ” - Drew Magz
 
12.
World War Z (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. (116 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ Brad Pitt against a horde of thousands of the scariest looking zombies I have ever seen? Hell yes. Just lay down and cry if you see these mother *beep* coming after you. Seriously, your *beep* ” - Drew Magz
 
13.
White House Down (2013)
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While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders. (131 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ My girlfriend will probably drag me to see this simply because Channing Tatum's in it. ” - Drew Magz
 
14.
Byzantium (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort. (118 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ To be honest, this movie doesn't loook to special, but it does have Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Hannah) in it = redeemed. ” - Drew Magz
 
15.
The Lone Ranger (2013)
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Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. (150 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Looks like Disney is trying to recreate the success they had with Pirates of the Caribbean, starring Johnny Depp in a PG-13 rated movie directed by Gore Verbinski. I doubt they will be able to capture the magic and fun nature of those films, but I know The Lone Ranger will be a truly exciting and entertaining experience. ” - Drew Magz
 
16.
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness. (98 mins.)
“ Never seen the first one but I've heard good things about it. ” - Drew Magz
 
17.
The Way Way Back (2013)
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Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. (103 mins.)
Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
“ Another indie-looking coming of age film. Didn't really capture my heart the way the Kings of Summer trailer did. The only reason it made it on this list is because Steve Carrell looks like he gives a great performance as the antagonist (finally). ” - Drew Magz
 
18.
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
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After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you. (101 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ The first Grown Ups was fun. It was clearly more geared towards younger audiences, but I still found humor in it because of the superb cast. I expect the same for Grown Ups 2, although Rob Schneider and his smokin' hot daughters will be missed. ” - Drew Magz
 
19.
Pacific Rim (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. (131 mins.)
“ Guillermo Del Toro dropped out of directing The Hobbit and made this instead. Thats more than enough evidence that this movie will be spectacular. Giant robots fighting giant Monsters. Charlie Day in a serious role(presumably). I'm calling it - this will be the second best Sci Fi of the year - behind Elysium (We'll get to that later). ” - Drew Magz
 
20.
Turbo (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. (96 mins.)
Director: David Soren
“ Fun animated movie with some interesting cast members: Samuel Jackson, Snoop Dogg (Lion), Ryan Reynolds and Paul Giamatti. ” - Drew Magz
 
21.
2 Guns (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold. (109 mins.)
“ Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington costarring in an action flick. Do you really need to hear anything else? ” - Drew Magz
 
22.
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
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The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs. (105 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
“ LOL JK ” - Drew Magz
 
23.
Elysium (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. (109 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ Easily my most anticipated movie of the summer. Neill Blomkamp's second go at directing. It bears many similarities to District 9 - and that's a really really good thing, as District 9 was phenomenal. Returning from District 9 is Sharlto Copley, a very underrated actor. Add Matt Damon and Jodie Foster and you have possibly the best movie of the year. ” - Drew Magz
 
24.
We're the Millers (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. (110 mins.)
“ A pot smoking comedy starring Jennifer Anniston and Jason Sudeikis. It's directed by the guy who directed Dodgeball (hilarious) and it's his first big movie since...well, Dodgeball. ” - Drew Magz
 
25.
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But the Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything for which he stands. (103 mins.)
Director: Jeff Wadlow
“ Regretfully I have yet to see the first Kick-Ass. The right time has just never came up. I already know I'm going to love it, and the addition of Jim Carrey in Kick-Ass 2 can only add to the awesome. ” - Drew Magz
 
26.
Prince Avalanche (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind. (94 mins.)
“ A quirky, indie-looking comedy about 2 guys in the middle of nowhere. The unexpected combo of Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch may pay off in the film's favor. ” - Drew Magz