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Summer Movie Preview — June 2016


The summer starts to heat up, but the choice at the cinemas are going to get a little weak this month. Hopefully The Rock (Central Intelligence) and the Independence Day boys and girls can kick it up a notch.


TMNT 2 OUT OF THE SHADOWS: The Turtles return to save the city from Shredder, Rock Steady and BeeBop. Starring: Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Will Arnett.

POPSTAR NEVER STOP STOPPING: When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. Starring: Andy Samberg, Imogen Poots, Bill Hader.


CONJURING 2: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits. Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, David Thewlis.

WARCRAFT: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another.

NOW YOU SEE ME 2: The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet. Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Radcliffe.


CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE: After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage. Starring: The Rock, Aaron Paul, Kevin Hart.

FINDING DORY: The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. Starring: Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks.


FREE STATE OF JONES: As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army. Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell.

INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCE: Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defenses be enough? Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum.

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Summer Movie Preview — May 2016


Marvel kicks off the month with CIVIL WAR and ends it with APOCALYPSE. What are you most looking forward to seeing in May?


CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR: Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. Starring: Chris Evans. RDJ. Chadwick Boseman.


MONEY MONSTER: Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio. Starring: George Clooney. Julia Roberts. Jack O’Connell.


ANGRY BIRDS: When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. Starring: Peter Dinklage, Tituss Burgess, Jason Sudeikis.

NICE GUYS: A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger Dir. Tim Burton.

NEIGHBORS 2: After a sorority moves in next door, which is even more debaucherous than the fraternity before it, Mac and Kelly have to ask for help from their former enemy, Teddy. Starring: Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Chloe Grace Moretz.


ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska.

X MEN APOCALYPSE: With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan. Starring: James McAvoy, Oscar Isaac, Sophie Turner. Dir. Bryan Singer.

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Reel Hooligans’ Twenty Greatest Movie Rivalries

What fuels the plot of a movie better than the classic hero vs. villain scenario? Rivalries. Why? Because we can all identify with a peer or a competitor wanting what we want and that struggle for supremacy and respect.

For an episode of REEL HOOLIGANS, Tim came up with a quick list of twenty of the greatest rivalries in movies.

#20. Toros and Clovers — Bring it On

#19. Socs and Greasers — The Outsiders

#18. Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa — Pirates of the Caribbean

#17. Average Joe’s and Globo Gym — Dodgeball

#16. Derek Zoolander and Hansel — Zoolander

#15. Cady Heron and Regina George — Mean Girls

#14. Dominic Toretta and Brian O’Connor — Fast and Furious

#13. Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker — Star Wars saga

#12. Crash Davis and Nuke Laloosh — Bull Durham

#11. Woody and Buzz Lightyear — Toy Story

#10. Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty — Sherlock Holmes

#9. Thor and Loki — Marvel Cinematic Universe

#8. Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy — Harry Potter

#7. Professor X and Magneto — X-Men saga

#6. Godzilla and King Kong — Toho Studios

#5. Captain America and Iron Man — Marvel Cinematic Universe

#4. Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane — White Men Can’t Jump

#3. Carl Spackler and the Gopher — Caddyshack

#2. Maverick and Ice Man — Top Gun

…and finally —