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Vlad Zakrzhevskyy, Reporter

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           During summer vacation you might have gone away, had a great summer relaxing, not watching any movies. So you come back to school and everyone is talking about The Greatest Summer Movie EVER (over exaggerating just a bit),  don’t worry I’m here to clue you into the top 10 of what was hot this summer. 

10. The Conjuring racking up Worldwide:    $243,657,000, this is the movie for all you Horror Movie addicts. Based on a true story, the film tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

9. This Is The End   racking up Worldwide:   $116,893,232, is a 2013 American apocalyptic comedy film written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, starring an ensemble cast including Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson as fictional versions of themselves in the aftermath of a global apocalypse. The film was released on June 12, 2013, and was a critical and commercial success.

8. Monsters University    racking up Worldwide:    $715,105,000, This a great movie to take the children in the family to see. A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.

7.World War Z   racking up Worldwide:    $532,224,000,  United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments- threatening to destroy humanity itself.

6. The Heat racking up Worldwide:    $214,612,000, an uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord. Personally, I liked the movie very much, yet not as much as the other movies.

5. Man of Steel   racking up Worldwide:    $657,327,998, A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. Full of special effects that grasp the viewer’s attention.

4. We Are The Millers  A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. Personally my favorite out of the summer comedies.

3. Fast & Furious 6 racking up Worldwide:    $787,480,000.  If you are a car junky, I’ve got a movie for you.  Hobbs has Dom and Brian reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries.

2.Now You See Me racking up Worldwide: $117,575,145,  An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

1. Iron Man 3 racking up Worldwide:    $1,214,343,923,  No that is not a typo, that’s the correct number! But it deserves it, this was in many people’s minds the best movie of the summer.

 

Movies Out This Month That You Don’t Want To Miss

1. Gravity     In Theaters Oct 4 2013,

I am excited to see this movie, it is said to be one of the best movies of the year.

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

2. Rush    In Theaters September 20, 2013

Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl star as legendary Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda respectively in this biographical drama set during the 1970s, at the peak of their heated rivalry. Both on the track and off, Hunt (Hemsworth) and Lauda (Bruhl) couldn’t have been more different. Yet as much as Englishman Hunt’s showy public persona clashed with Lauda’s reputation for tightly-controlled perfectionism, both men remained bound together by one undeniable fact — they were both among the best drivers ever to grace the racetrack. When a horrific crash during the 1976 Grand Prix at the Nürburgring nearly claims Lauda’s life, however, a grudging respect begins to develop between the two racers as Hunt realizes just how devoted his greatest adversary is to the sport they both love. Olivia Wilde and Alexandra Maria Lara co-star in a film directed by Academy Award-winner Ron Howard, and penned by Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, Hereafter).

3. Prisoners    In Theaters September 20, 2013

How far would you go to protect your child? Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, he may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?

 

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