Animated Snails and Summer Sails

Summer is flying by at “Turbo” speed, particularly in the land of animation, which has found a comfortable spot at the box office all sultry season for kids and the “Grown Ups 2.” For sun worshipers, too much time in natural sunlight has left many seeing “Red 2” even redder complexions. Luckily, true movie buffs don’t possess that problem. They’re too busy absorbing the starlight to be spending time in the sunlight! “The Girl Most Likely” to get plenty of sun AND stars knows our new contenders have some tough competition. Can an animated snail, with Ryan Reynolds on voice duty, surpass the tough entrance exam at “Monsters University” on the way to box-office success?” Are little yellow minions shouting “Despicable Me 2” unsuspecting moviegoers more appealing or just plain appalling? What about the “Lone Ranger?” Can he get some movie love? Will Kristen Wiig become “The Girl Most Likely” to surpass her red-hot “Bridesmaids” costar, Melissa McCarthy, who’s currently bringing “The Heat” to our comfortably cool multiplexes? Adding a bit of supernatural to the movie mix, a deceased policeman (the hard working Ryan Reynolds) fights to save the living, working within the “R.I.P.D” (Rest in Peace Department) alongside Jeff Bridges, whose deceased character is viewed by the living in the form of a beautiful model. Freaky, I know. Finally, where would summer at the movies be without a sequel of the action/adventure sort? Our hero Bruce Willis has seen “Red 2” many times to count, THIS time inviting newcomer Anthony Hopkins along for the movie ride. Willis and his well-regarded sequel cohorts are sure to supply their own brand of (non-animated) appeal.
During a summer of movie highs and lows, animation, action, monsters, minions and McCarthy, movie mania has reached the hottest peak! Are you ready for the rollercoaster ride?


Author: Meg

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