Summer Movie Must-Sees

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Dark Shadows - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Dark Shadows - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Warner Bros.
Why It's a Must-See: The May 11 movie's look and tone seem bonkers — Johnny Depp's old-school vampire threads are the least bizarre thing on display. 'Dark Shadows' — inspired by the '60s soap — should certainly be one of this summer's oddest.
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Men in Black III - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Men in Black III - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Sony Pictures/Columbia /Tristar Sony Pictures Entertainment
Why It's a Must-See: Not seeing Will Smith on-screen since 2008's 'Seven Pounds' makes May 25's 'MIBIII' feel like the second coming. Putting him opposite Josh Brolin (doing an impeccable Tommy Lee Jones impression) might be the best pairing of the summer.
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Snow White and the Huntsman - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Snow White and the Huntsman - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Universal Studios
Why It's a Must-See: Mixing ‘Lord of the Rings’ style with fairy tale imagery should scratch the fantasy itch come June 1. Whether or not Kristen Stewart can pull off the demanding lead role, Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen guarantees some wicked entertainment.
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Prometheus - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Prometheus - Summer Movie Must-Sees
FOX
Why It's a Must-See: The June 8 film marks the return to sci-fi for director Ridley Scott and teases a connection to his classic 'Alien.' With the added gravitas of Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, 'Prometheus' stands apart as a terrifying, heady, and adult blockbuster.
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Brave - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Brave - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Walt Disney/Touchstone/Hollywood Pictures
Why It's a Must-See: After a series of sequels, Pixar gets back into the original story business with their very first "princess" movie on June 22. With a spunky female archer as the lead (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) and a stunning backdrop, 'Brave' aims to be another classic in the making.
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Magic Mike - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Magic Mike - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Warner Bros.
Why It's a Must-See: Based on Channing Tatum's stripping past, June 29's 'Mike' promises to be as campy as it is hot. (Plus, with director Steven Soderbergh, the film might actually be good.) We haven't been this excited since the 'Showgirls' DVD was released.
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The Amazing Spider-Man - Summer Movie Must-Sees
The Amazing Spider-Man - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Sony Pictures/Columbia /Tristar Sony Pictures Entertainment
Why It's a Must-See: Director Marc Webb brings his indie sensibilities to large-scale action and Andrew Garfield should help make both elements work in the July 6 reboot. He's charming, quirky, and, from what we've seen, agile enough to pull off the movie's many stunts.
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Ted - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Ted - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Universal Studios
Why It's a Must-See: 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane jumps to live-action filmmaking with July 13's raunchy, fantastical comedy that stars Mark Wahlberg and a talking teddy bear. Adorable? Only until you find out Ted loves to smoke, drink, and hit on women. 
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The Dark Knight Rises - Summer Movie Must-Sees
The Dark Knight Rises - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Warner Bros.
Why It's a Must-See: Um, Batman? Batman. Batman! After Christopher Nolan's explosive second entry in his rebooted Batman franchise swept up audiences across the globe, there's little to question about whether his July 20 follow-up will thrill. 
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Step Up Revolution - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Step Up Revolution - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Summit Entertainment
Why It's a Must-See: The fourth entry in the 'Step Up' franchise takes the series in an unexpected direction. Sure, there will be plenty of hot and sweaty 3D dance numbers in the July 27 film, but this time, they're layered with socioeconomic politics. Obviously.
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The Bourne Legacy - Summer Movie Must-Sees
The Bourne Legacy - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Universal Pictures
Why It's a Must-See: Can Jeremy Renner fill Matt Damon's shoes? That's the big question with the Aug. 3 semi-reboot, which carries over familiar faces and story threads but spins it in a whole other super assassin-related direction. 
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Total Recall - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Total Recall - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Sony Pictures/Columbia /Tristar Sony Pictures Entertainment
Why It's a Must-See: The Aug. 3 revamp of Arnold Schwarzenegger's sci-fi flick marks the return of Colin Farrell to blockbuster action and looks to maintain the original's balance of fast-paced shootouts and mind-bending mystery. But will it have a three-breasted woman? 
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The Campaign - Summer Movie Must-Sees
The Campaign - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Warner Bros.
Why It's a Must-See: The closest thing we may ever see to a big-screen version of Will Ferrell's George Bush impression, Aug. 10's 'The Campaign' pits the comedian against Zach Galifianakis in an all-out political battle (which we think will hit all the right satirical notes). 
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The Expendables 2 - Summer Movie Must-Sees
The Expendables 2 - Summer Movie Must-Sees
Lions Gate Entertainment/TriMark
Why It's a Must-See: So… many… action… stars… Stallone's second outing — in theaters Aug. 17 — with the ultimate team of ball-busters gets even more heroes from yesteryears, including Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Plus, a young’n, Chris Hemsworth! 

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