‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Cast: Glenn Close to Play Nova Corp

  • ‘Iron Man 3’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> May 3 <strong>Who’s in It: </strong>Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce <strong>What It’s About: </strong>Tony Stark is back, but this time he has a nemesis: The Mandarin. After Stark’s world is torn apart, he seeks revenge. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> After the semi-boring journey that was ‘Iron Man 2,’ we want something exciting to reel us back into the franchise. If anyone can do it, it’s RDJ.

  • ‘Fast & Furious 6’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> May 24 <strong>Who’s in It:</strong> Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez <strong>What It’s About:</strong> Agent Hobbs enlists the aid of Dom and his team to help bring a rival gang to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes once and for all. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> Fast cars and race sequences are what summer movies are all about, aren’t they? Plus The Rock.

  • ‘Man Of Steel’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> June 14 <strong>Who’s in It: </strong>Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon <strong>What It’s About: </strong>When a group of extraterrestrials invade Earth, mild-mannered Clark Kent (aka Superman) must face his alien past to help save humanity. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> Have you seen the trailer? It’ll be awesome to see new life injected into this franchise — especially with the darker and more serious tone.

  • ‘World War Z’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> June 21 <strong>Who’s in It: </strong>Brad Pitt, James Badge Dale, Mireille Enos <strong>What It’s About:</strong> A UN employee races against time to stop a zombie pandemic that’s defeating armies and whole governments. He’s basically tasked with saving his family while trying to save humanity. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> Brad Pitt’s pretty great when he’s tackling action roles, and it feels like it’s been a while. Also we can appreciate the beauty of a high-budget zombie flick.

  • ‘White House Down’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> June 28 <strong>Who’s in It: </strong>Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal <strong>What It’s About: </strong>While on a tour of the White House with his daughter, a Capitol policeman faces off against an armed group of invaders to help save the President. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> Lately, Tatum has really won us over, whether he’s in an action movie or stripping down to his underwear. We think he’ll deliver another winning performance as an action hero.

  • ‘The Lone Ranger’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> July 3 <strong>Who’s in It: </strong>Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner <strong>What It’s About: </strong>Native American warrior Tonto recounts the tales that transformed John Reid from a man of law into a legend of justice. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> Aside from seeing Depp in another character role, this is a classic story that might benefit from a modern retelling.

  • ‘R.I.P.D.’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> July 19 <strong>Who’s in It: </strong>Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges <strong>What It’s About: </strong>A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> A Ryan Reynolds-Jeff Bridges buddy movie? It could go horribly wrong but we’re hoping it’ll go horribly right. Reynolds has some redeeming to do after “Green Lantern,” anyway.

  • ‘Red 2’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> July 19 <strong>Who’s in It: </strong>Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich <strong>What It’s About: </strong> The group of retired assassins are at it again, but this time with some new friends along for the ride. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> “Red” was such a pleasant surprise, and we love this coming-together of classic action heroes and character actors. Also: Helen Mirren with a gun.

  • ‘The Wolverine’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> July 26 <strong>Who’s in It: </strong>Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee <strong>What It’s About: </strong>Wolverine takes a trip to Japan (why not?), and has an encounter with an adversary from his past. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> Wolverine. Kicking ass. That’s enough for us.

  • ‘2 Guns’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> August 2 <strong>Who’s in It: </strong>Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton <strong>What It’s About: </strong>A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer, tasked with investigating one another, find out they’ve been set up by the Mafia. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> “Lethal Weapon” 2013. That is all.

  • ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> August 7 <strong>Who’s in It: </strong>Logan Lerman, Nathan Fillion, Alexandra Daddario <strong>What It’s About: </strong>In order to restore their dying world, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> Rising star Lerman has a certain appeal, we’ll admit it. The first “Percy Jackson” film was also very endearing, so we’re looking forward to a second trip to this universe.

  • ‘Kick-Ass 2’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> August 16 <strong>Who’s in It: </strong>Chloe Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Aaron Taylor-Johnson <strong>What It’s About: </strong>The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins up with normal citizens who’ve been inspired to fight crime. The Red Mist plots an act of revenge that only Kick-Ass can stop. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> The first “Kick-Ass” was so great and full of ass-kickery we’re dying for more. An older Moretz should also be interesting to watch.

  • ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> August 23 <strong>Who’s in It: </strong> Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers <strong>What It’s About: </strong>When her mom is attacked by a demon and taken from their home, an “ordinary” teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past on her quest to get her back. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> This movie has so much hype around it, we can’t even put it into words. Prepare yourself for a “Twilight”-like reaction, folks!

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