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Summertime movie releases

By: Tiffany Do
This year's Pixar summer film "Brave" features a gutsy fireball of a princess out to save her kingdom from a disaster she brought upon herself. Set in a magical Scotland, Princess Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, defies the typical princess stereotype. Instead of looking for a suitor, she runs around with a bow and arrow and an adventurous spirit. In the midst of trying to change her restricting fate of being part of a boring, "perfect" family, this Scottish Mulan brings a curse to the kingdom and is forced to undo the malady. Pixar-lovers every-where can expect the usual outstanding animation, witty dialogue and captivating storyline.

The Amazing Spider-Man
By: Andrea Aguirre
Comic book fans rejoice! Joining the lineup of summer blockbusters is "The Amazing Spider-Man," which hits theaters on July 3. This action-packed flick directed by Marc Webb, and starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey, is sure to entertain. But with "Spiderman: Turn off the Dark" on Broadway (not to mention three other recent "Spiderman" movies out there) how long will it take before fans lose interest? Will the film be able to compete with the long awaited end to the Batman trilogy, "The Dark Knight Rises," which opens just two weeks all-star cast?

The Dark Knight Rises
By: Erin Bell
The culmination of Christopher Nolan's reinvention of the Batman saga will come to an end this summer with "The Dark Knight Rises." Throughout the past months, details have slowly leaked about the film, such as that "Inception" star Tom Hardy will star as the film's villain, Bane, and that Anne Hathaway will be playing Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman). But despite the endless flow of rumors, leaked set photos and the dramatic trailers, the last of which premiered this past week, not much is known about the film's plot. What the typically cryptic Nolan will reveal is that the film takes place eight years after the events of "The Dark Knight," and that this is the last film in the series. Batman's fate is still unknown, but it is inevitable that the film will be a summer hit.

By: Christopher Spall
This summer will mark a major event in cinema with Ridley Scott's new science fiction horror thriller, "Prometheus." Although it is still speculation of over whether this movie is connected to Scott's 1979 phenomenon, "Alien," critics everywhere have been very intrigued by this film and its premise. Set in the future, "Prometheus" tells the story of group of scientists who set out to discover the interstellar origins of a star-map embedded in the ruins of Earth's oldest civilizations. Members of the space crew tasked with deciphering the message include notable actors such as Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace. What they find may unravel their beliefs about humanity and whether or not we are alone in the universe. On June 8, viewers everywhere will discover the mystery of "Prometheus."

Snow White
By: Alexandra D'Aluisio
Stepping away from the love-struck character of Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart takes on the role of Snow White in this much darker take on a Disney classic. From the producers "Alice in Wonderland," "Snow White & The Huntsman" is an action-filled thriller that received a PG-13 rating due to its tendency be more frightening than the Disney original. After the evil queen, played by Oscar winner Charlize Theron, discovers that Snow White the only person in the land fairer than her, sets a huntsman, played by Chris Hemsworth, out to destroy her. The film will be released the U.S. on June 1.


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