July Movie Preview

Kevin Hart and Fruitvale bring fireworks to summer films.

Best: Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station - Already a respected actor for his roles in The Wire and Friday Night Lights, Jordan became the talk of Tinseltown for playing Oscar Grant III in Fruitvale Station. The charming and talented young star has his dance card full for 2014 with projects like The Fantastic Four and Creed.(Photo: The Weinstein Company)

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Fruitvale Station: July 12 - Based on a true story, Fruitvale Station is about the life of 22-year old Oscar Grant. The drama documents the final 24 hours of the Bay Area resident who was tragically gunned down by BART officers in a San Francisco train station. The Sundance award-winning film features outstanding performances by Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer. (Photo: The Weinstein Company)


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Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain: July 3 - Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain follows the laughs of The Real Husbands of Hollywood star around the world. Hart's 2012 concert tour spanned 10 countries, 80 cities and earned $32 million dollars in ticket sales. Expect the hilarious life and times of Hart relayed in his signature rapid-fire delivery. (Photo: Codeblack Films)


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The Lone Ranger: July 3 - Johnny Depp gives Tonto "the Jack Sparrow treatment" in The Lone Ranger. Brought to you by director Jerry Bruckheimer (The Pirates of the Carribbean) this new school remake mixes plenty of humor into the classic action tale of two heroes fighting greed and corruption. (Photo: Walt Disney Pictures)


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The Way, Way Back: July 5 - Maya Rudolph stars in this comedic coming of age story about a 14-year old boy, his mom's pushy boyfriend and the boyfriend's daughter. The youth soon learns his place in his world thanks to an unlikely friendship.  (Photo: Sycamore Pictures)


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Grown Ups 2: July 12 - Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, David Spade and Kevin James all return for the sequel of Grown Ups. This time out the quartet of dads all learn something new about life thanks to their kids' first day of school. The film also stars Shaquille O'Neal. (Photo: Columbia Pictures)


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Hot Flashes: July 12 - Wanda Sykes stars in this adult comedy about a group of middle-aged women who challenge a bunch of high school girl basketball champions. The ladies, young and old are all vying to raise money for a breast cancer screening truck. (Photo: Vertical Entertainment)


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The Killing Season: July 12 - Robert DeNiro and John Travolta star as a military veteran and a European tourist who become unlikely friends. The pair later become one-on-one warring foes and the battle plays out in the rough terrains of nature.(Photo: Millennium Films )


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Pacific Rim: July 12 - Idris Elba stars in this action sci-fi film that pits legions of monsterous sea creatures in an all out war with massive Transformers-looking robots.  (Photo: Legendary Pictures)


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Pawn Shop Chronicles: July 12 - Chi McBride is one of the stars in a trilogy of twisted tales that center around items from a Southern small-town pawn shop. The movie also stars Elijah Wood and Matt Dillon. (Photo: Mimran Schur Pictures)


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Turbo: July 17 - Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Maya Rudolph provide their voices for this new animation film by the makers of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. Turbo is about an underdog snail with the need for superspeeed and dreams of winning the Indy 500.(Photo: 20th Century Fox Pictures)


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The Conjuring: July 19 - Based on a true story, The Conjuring tells the story of two renowned paranormal investigators who must help a family terrorized by a presence in a farmhouse. (Photo: New Line Cinema)


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The To Do List: July 26 - Donald Glover stars in this comedy about close college-bound friends who help a pal live out her dream to do list. They set out experience all the activities she missed while in high school.  (Photo: CBS Films)


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The Wolverine: July 26 - The Icon of the X-Men universe is back. In this adventure, Wolverine fights off deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle in modern day Japan. (Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Film)


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The Smurfs 2: July 31 - In the followup to 2011's live action/animated hybrid comedy The Smurfs, Gargamel creates the Naughties to wreck havoc in the lives of our favorite little blue gnomes. Let's hope Papa Smurf won't let that go down! The all-star voice cast includes JB Smoove, Katy Perry, Sofia Vergara and Mario Lopez. (Photo: Columbia Pictures)