Summer movies to beat the heat

By Ivey McDaniel | Staff Writer

The Dictator 5/16: First there was Borat, then Bruno, and now, the Dictator. In his newest  film, Sacha Baron Cohen plays “a dictator who risk[s] his life to ensure that democracy [will] never come to the country he so lovingly oppresse[s],” according to IMBD.

Battleship 5/18: Based on the notorious naval game, this science fiction/action movie is set to release this Friday. The movie debuts Rihanna, Liam Neeson, and Taylor Kitsch.

Snow White and the Huntsman6/1: A darker version on the Disney movie Snow White, this dark fantasy stars Kristen Stewart as Snow White, who is taught by the huntsman sent out to kill her, played by Chris Hemsworth, who teaches her the art of war.

Piranha 3DD 6/1: Piranha 3DD is a horror-comedy film and sequel to the 2010 film Piranha 3D, that stars Danielle Panabaker, Gary Busey, and David Hasselhoff. The film takes place at a themed water park that becomes inhabited with the flesh eating fish.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 6/8: The first 3D film in the animated series, Madagascar 3 plans to take place in Monte Carlo, after the notorious penguins steer their plane from Africa, to Europe. Here they join a group of circus animals and must find their way back to New York.

Prometheus 6/8: The highly anticipated James Cameron film is a science fiction/fantasy that follows a group of humans who set out to explore a ancient star map that tracks the origins of man kind.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 6/22: Based off the book by Seth Grahame-Smith, this action horror film reveals the imaginary past life of Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. As the title suggests, Lincoln’s motives behind the abolition of slavery stem from the idea that vampires are at large in the U.S..

All new Spiderman will be a hit this summer, but a different look can have some heavy opinions.

The Amazing Spider-Man7/3: This fourth installment in the Marvel comic book movie series explores the past life of Peter Parker in high school as he tries to discover the truth behind his parents.

Ted 7/13: Created by Seth McFarlane, Ted is a comedy film that stars Mark Whalberg, who’s childhood wish for his teddy bear to come to life is fulfilled. Ted, his bear, is immature and irresponsible, gets in the way of Whalberg’s character’s love life.

The Campaign 8/10: A political comedy staring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, is planned to premiere this August, which centers around two southern politicians fighting to represent their small southern district in congress.

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