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    Summer Movie Calendar

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    Pitch Perfect 2: May 15 — The Barden Bellas are back, and this time on the international stage. The ensemble from the first film returns with Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin and others. Elizabeth Banks makes her feature film directorial debut.

    Mad Max: Fury Road: May 15 — If the trailers are any indication, this has all the potential to be the zaniest, pedal-to-the-metal film this summer. Cars collide and careen in a furious virtuoso of post-apocalyptic destruction as Mad Max tries to cross the desert.

    Insidious Chapter 3: June 5 — Horror fans usually have to go through a summer drought before the fall yields a more terrifying fare. The next segment in the “Insidious” saga, in the form of a prequel, offers a little drink of supernaturally scary water.

    When Marnie Was There: June 12 (The Loft Cinema) — There’s the good chance that this may be the last feature film from Studio Ghibli, the animation studio behind “Spirited Away” and “My Neighbor Totoro.” That’s reason enough to see this bittersweet tale at The Loft.

    Results: June 12 (The Loft) — A gym-centric love triangle. From the trailer, Cobie Smulders, of “How I Met Your Mother” fame, really has the judgmental, holier-than-thou fitness freak routine down. “I don’t give a S-H-I-T if you lie to me, but if you lie to yourself…”

    Jurassic World: June 12 — This marks the first return to the “Jurassic Park” world in 14 years. With a genetically engineered super-dinosaur, as well as a velociraptor gang led by star Chris Pratt, they are making up for the prolonged absence in spectacle.

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: June 12 — This teen film about the relationship between a boy and a girl with leukemia shares the same irreverence as “The Fault in our Stars.” “So if this was a touching romantic story, our eyes would meet, and suddenly we would be furiously making out with the fire of a thousand suns,” says Greg (Thomas Mann). “But this isn’t a touching romantic story.”

    Inside Out: June 19 — This vibrantly colorful descent into a teenage girl’s emotions may be as safe a bet as any of the movies on this list. How often does Pixar strike out?

    Dope: June 19 — After a party, a straight-A teen trying to get out of the mean streets of Los Angeles and into college opens up his backpack in school to find a gun and drugs. This was another Sundance darling and currently has a 100 percent rating on aggregate review site Rotten Tomatoes.

    Ted 2: June 26 — The premise is about as ridiculous as a film whose main character is an anthropomorphic look-alike of the Snuggle bear. In this sequel, Ted, a gigantic talking teddy bear, must prove in a court of law that he is human.

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