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Best movies of summer 2012

The Avengers

Release date: In theaters
Genre:
Science Fiction
Rating:
G – not recommended for young children
Official Website
Synopsis:
When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. In 3D.

Men in Black 3

Release date: In theaters
Genre:
Action Comedy
Rating:
G – not recommended for young children
Official Website
Synopsis:
Agents J and K are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. In 3D.

Madagascar 3

Release date: In theaters
Genre:
Animation
Rating:
G
Official Website
Synopsis:
Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. In 3D.

Brave

Release date: In theaters
Genre:
Animation
Rating:
G
Official Website
Synopsis:
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late. In 3D.

Laurence Anyways

Release date: In theaters
Genre:
Romantic Drama
Rating:
G
Official Website
Synopsis:
In 1989, Laurence Alia celebrates his 30th birthday at the restaurant with her girlfriend Fred. When he reveals his secret that he wants to become a woman, it rocks their world. After thinking about it, Fred agrees to accompany Laurence throughout this metamorphosis. In January 1990, when he finally achieves his goal, things seem to start out in tolerance and simplicity.

Magic Mike

Release date: June 29, 2012
Genre:
Drama
Rating:
R
Official Website
Synopsis:
Mike is an entrepreneur. A man of many talents and loads of charm, he spends his days pursuing the American Dream from as many angles as he can handle: from roofing houses and detailing cars to designing furniture from his Tampa beach condo. But at night... he's just magic.  Seeing potential in a guy he calls the Kid, Mike takes the 19-year-old under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of dancing, partying, picking up women and making easy money.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Release date: July 3, 2012
Genre:
Suspense Science-Fiction
Rating:
PG-13
Official Website
Synopsis:
Peter Parker now faces an even greater threat. After a man is accidentally killed in an electrical power outage; a mass murderer has bonded with a symbiote. Thus wreaking havoc as Peter faces this red rampage, as well as an electrifying madman. In 3D.

Omerta

Release date: July 11, 2012
Genre:
Drama
Rating:
Not available
Official Website
Synopsis:
Pierre Gauthier, head of Pulsar International, a high-level security agency, is called by Gilbert Tanguay to investigate a conspiracy. He recruits Sophie, a former agent of the Intelligence Service Canada, so that they can infiltrate the criminal underworld in Montreal. The mandate: to gain the trust of Sam Cohen and Steve Belanger associated with the Italian Mafia. The two men involved in a scam to divert the gold that lies in the vaults of central banks in North America.

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Release date: July 13, 2012
Genre:
Animation
Rating:
PG
Official Website
Synopsis:
Manny, Diego, and Sid - embark upon their greatest adventure after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest. Manny and the gang are challenged like never before to become heroes and do the impossible, as they encounter exotic sea creatures, explore a brave new world, and battle ruthless pirates. And Scrat's reunion with his cursed nut catapults him to places no prehistoric squirrel has gone before. In 3D.

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises

Release date: July 20, 2012
Genre:
Action Thriller
Rating:
PG-13
Official Website
Synopsis:
When Commissioner Gordon comes across a plot to destroy Gotham City from the inside; Bruce Wayne reprises his role as the iconic Batman. He will meet the mysterious Selina Kyle and Bane, a deadly adversary who has vowed to destroy the Batman legacy.

To Rome with Love

Release date: July 20, 2012
Genre:
Drama
Rating:
R
Official Website
Synopsis:
To Rome with Love is a story about a number of people in Italy - some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors - and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.

The Bourne Legacy

Release date: August 3, 2012
Genre:
Action
Rating:
PG-13
Official Website
Synopsis:
Writer and director Tony Gilroy expands on the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with a story that introduces us to a new hero whose life was influenced by the incredible events of the first three films in the series.

Total Recall

Release date: August 3, 2012
Genre:
Science Fiction
Rating:
Coming soon
Official Website
Synopsis:
For factory worker Douglas Quaid, even though he loves his life and his wife, he dreams of traveling in his mind, which seems like the perfect answer to his sometimes frustrating life. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man.

The Expendables 2

Release date: August 17, 2012
Genre:
Action Adventure
Rating:
Coming soon
Official Website
Synopsis:
Barney Ross, Lee Christmas, Yin Yang, Gunnar Jensen, Toll Road and Hale Caesar - with newest members Billy the Kid and Maggie aboard - are reunited when Mr. Church enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Yes, yes, we know it’s not really summer anymore in November, but we couldn’t help but include this one, it’s the last one of the saga! What will we do without the gorgeous Edward and Jacob? Get your hankies ready!

Release date: November 16, 2012
Genre:
Psychological Drama
Rating:
PG-13
Official Website
Synopsis:
Bella, Edward and Jacob must combine their efforts together in order to save Edward's and Bella's baby. When the Volturi becomes aware of the child, they decide that the Cullens have violated a sacred vampire law. Alice has a terrible vision warning them that the Volturi will attack them, and there is nothing they can do to stop them.


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