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The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and Oscar season is over which means it’s almost time for summer blockbusters.

There are plenty of movies to look forward to this summer, from non-stop action flicks to gut busting comedies to nail biting horror films. With so many movies coming out it’ll be difficult to pick which ones to watch.

Here is a list of ten movies to look out for to help the overwhelmed moviegoer make a choice.

“Evil Dead”
Release: April 5, 2013
Director: Fede Alvarez
Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci

This much awaited remake of Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell’s 1981 horror classic promises to live up to the legacy the original laid down.

“Oblivion”
Release: April 12, 2013
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Cast: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko

With TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, The Departed screenwriter William Monahan, an all-star cast featuring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman and a great premise this looks like it’ll be a great sci-fi movie.

“Iron Man 3”
Release: May 3, 2013
Director: Shane Black
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Tony Stark aka Iron Man returns to face off against the Mandarin with the help of his many, many awesome Iron Man suits. This will be a must-see for comic book fans.

“Star Trek: Into Darkness”
Release: May 17, 2013
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

Captain Kirk’s adventures continue in this film as he chases a war criminal throughout space. This will be a must see for sci-fi fans everywhere, especially Trekkies.

“Fast & Furious 6”
Release: May 24, 2013
Director: Justin Lin
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez

The continuing adventures of the Fast & Furious crew promises to include fast cars, beautiful women, and big explosions. Just as it should.

“Man of Steel”
Release: June 2013
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon

Hopefully, director Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan will make this the Superman reboot we deserve, for the sake of Superman fans everywhere.

“This Is the End”
Release: June 14, 2013
Director: Evan Goldberg | Seth Rogen
Cast: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Paul Rudd

This end of the world movie will have more laughs than drama as a bunch of comedic actors come together to stay alive through ridiculous situations.

“Monsters University”
Release: June 21, 2013
Director: Dan Scanlon
Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Ben Kingsley

Expect to see more young adults trying to relive their childhood than children in theaters to see this prequel to a “Monsters Inc.”.

“Pacific Rim”
Release: July 12, 2013
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day

Idris Elba takes control of a giant robot to punch giant aliens in the face in this action packed sci-fi flick. What could be better than that?

“The Wolverine”
Release: July 26, 2013
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Brian Tee

Based off of Frank Miller’s Wolverine comic, this movie will see Wolverine go to Japan to find love as he grows and does battle with his toughest foe yet. Hopefully it’ll be better than Wolverine’s last outing.

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Alejandro Ramos, Staff member
Senior staff member, fall 2015. Co-editor-in-chief, fall 2013. Staff writer, spring 2013.

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