Hot weather, hot movies


Brooke Hoobler, BHS Journalism

As the summer approaches new movies arrive as well.

1. Iron Man 3 puts genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist Tony Stark (Iron Man) against the Mandarin, an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed by his mysterious antagonist, he embarks on a dangerous quest to find those responsible.

2. Star Trek Captain Kirk has a personal score to settle, and leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. The crew is propelled into an epic chess game of life and death.

3. The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan.

4. Fast and Furious 6 Agent Hobbs enlists the aid of Dom and team to help bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw, to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost.

5. Hangover 3 After two problematic pre-wedding, nights out, the Wolfpack is back for another adventure, but this time it’s not for a wedding or bachelor party, as friends Phil, Alan and Stu hit the road, breaking someone out of a mental institution along the way.

6. Man of Steel In this new take on Superman’s origin story, young journalist Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) – who came to Earth as a child from Krypton – has trouble fitting in with his secret superpowers.

7. Despicable Me 2 Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

8. The Lone Ranger In this retelling of The Lone Ranger legacy, the masked hero (Armie Hammer) is once again partnered with Native American companion Tonto (Johnny Depp) to fight injustice in the Old American West.

9. World War Z 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 decimate humanity itself.

10. Monsters University: The film chronicles the pair’s Monsters University origins, where 18-year old Sulley and Mike first meet and become competitive rivals. However, as the two monsters go one eyed head-to-furry head, a larger dilemma forces them together – forging a lifelong friendship and setting the stage for their future adventures.

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