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Check out the films that will keep you at the cineplex all summer

Shaun Harrison
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1 of 17 Paramount Pictures

Iron Man 2

Release Date: May 7 Robert Downey Jr. is back as Tony Stark for more high-flying action in this sequel to the 2008 smash hit. With his identity no longer a secret, Stark faces pressure from the government to turn his weapon over to the military. But that pressure is nothing compared to the threat he faces from a mysterious Russian foe (Mickey Rourke), whose bloodthirsty mission makes Stark reconsider his past.
2 of 17 Kerry Brown/Universal Pictures

Robin Hood

Release Date: May 14 Russell Crowe stars as the fabled archer and outlaw in this retelling of the classic tale. Expect the usual elements (Robin annoying the Sherriff of Nottingham and making a play for Maid Marian's heart). With frequent Crowe collaborator Ridley Scott behind the camera, we're expecting an epic of Gladiator's caliber.
3 of 17 Dreamworks Animation

Shrek: The Final Chapter

Release Date: May 21 Shrek, Fiona and Donkey hope to go out with a bang with this 3-D adventure. To feel like a real ogre again, Shrek (Mike Myers) makes a deal with a sneaky Rumpelstiltskin. Instead, Shrek ends up in an alternate version of Far Far Away where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hated (and hunted), and Shrek and Fiona have never met.
4 of 17 Greg Peters/Rogue Pictures

MacGruber

Release Date: May 21 The latest Saturday Night Live sketch to get the feature-length treatment, MacGruber stars Will Forte and Kristen Wiig in their SNL roles. Joining the fun: Ryan Phillippe as Lt. Dixon Piper and Val Kilmer as MacGruber's archnemesis Dieter Von Cunth, who threatens to destroy Washington with a nuclear warhead.
5 of 17 New Line Cinema

Sex and the City 2

Release Date: May 27 New York's fabulous four reunite only to leave the city behind for vacation in Morocco, where Samanthas's ex is filming a new movie. Look for flashbacks to the earlier years of the girls' friendship and appearances by Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum and John Corbett, who returns as Carrie's former lover Aidan.
6 of 17 Walt Disney Pictures

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Release Date: May 28 Based on the popular video game, Jake Gyllemhaal stars as a rogue prince who joins a rival princess (Gemma Arterton) in a bid to stop an evil ruler (Ben Kingsley) from obtaining an ancient dagger with immense powers. Also, guest-starring: Bad wigs.
7 of 17 Lionsgate

Killers

Release Date: June 4 Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl star as Spencer and Jen, a recently married couple whose happy suburban lifestyle is shattered when Jen learns that Spencer is a trained assassin. Worse, a fellow hit man is out to pop Spencer because of the lucrative price that's been put on his head.
8 of 17 20th Century Fox

The A-Team

Release Date: June 11 The TV series gets a big-screen reimagining. In this version, three Iraq war veterans (Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Quentin Jackson) are arrested for a crime they didn't commit. After escaping military prison, they team with Capt. Murdock (Sharlo Copley) to clear their name.
9 of 17 Walt Disney Pictures

Toy Story 3

Release Date: June 18 Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and all your favorite talking toys are donated to a day care center when their former owner, Andy, leaves home for college. Prepare to meet a whole other crew of retired playthings and yet another adventure as Woody & Co. attempt to be reunited with Andy.
10 of 17 Columbia Pictures

Grown Ups

Release Date: June 25 When their high school basketball coach dies, five childhood friends (Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James and Rob Schneider) reunite with their respective families for a Fourth of July weekend.
11 of 17 20th Century Fox

Knight and Day

Release Date: June 25 Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz reunite when an unlucky-in-love civilian (Diaz) goes on a blind date with a secret agent (Cruise). Their date turns into a globe-spanning adventure full of shifting alliances and betrayal.
12 of 17 Kimberly French/Summit Entertainment

Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Release Date: June 30 Vampires, werewolves and more vampires, oh my! The third chapter of this tween epic sees Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) put aside their battle over the heart of Bella (Kristen Stewart) to stop an attack from an army of angry vamps.
13 of 17 Stephen Vaughn/Warner Bros.

Inception

Release Date: July 16 In Christopher Nolan's first project since The Dark Knight, Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a member of a team that constructs dream worlds for clients, only to infiltrate that world and steal the client's subconscious. The cast includes Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy and Michael Caine.
14 of 17 Columbia Pictures

Salt

Release Date: July 23 Angelina Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent who goes on the run after she's accused of being a Russian spy. The role was meant for Tom Cruise, then was rewritten for Jolie.
15 of 17 Merie Weismiller/Paramount Pictures

Dinner for Schmucks

Release Date: July 23 An ambitious executive (Paul Rudd) tries to earn a promotion by bringing a witless IRS employee (Steve Carell) to his bosses' dinner party, where each employee tries to bring the dumbest guest.
16 of 17 Columbia Pictures

Eat Pray Love

Release Date: Aug. 13 Based on Elizabeth Gilbert's megahit memoir, Julia Roberts takes a round-the-world trip looking for love, happiness and self-enlightenment following a painful divorce.
17 of 17 Karen Ballard/Lionsgate Films

The Expendables

Release Date: Aug. 13 Sylvester Stallone leads a group of mercenaries to South America, where they are hired to overthrow a government. It also stars Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Jet Li and Arnold Schwarzenegger.