From Harry to Bruno; movies you can't miss this summer! Read more…

The summer movie season started with a bang in June with the release of blockbusters like X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Angels & Demons, and the biggest movie of the year so far, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The summer hits are still rolling out and here are some of the biggest movies you surely don't want to miss.

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
The third movie in the hugely successful franchise follows Manny and the gang as they face new challenges in their lives, with Manny and Ellie expecting a baby and Diego reevaluating his tie with the group and where he really belongs. Add in hilarious new characters and a huge adventure with… you guessed it, dinosaurs and it'll surely be a big hit (it kind of already is, earning $68 million over the weekend, tying Transformers 2 for the number one spot at the box office!). The movie is already out in theaters and I insist you go watch it because it's really entertaining and funny, and it's not necessarily just for kids.

Public Enemies
From the director of Heat and Collateral, the movie (based on a true story) is about American bank robber John Dillinger and his notorious crime spree during the Great Depression where the police and FBI, led by agent Melvin Purvis try by any means to catch him. Two of the biggest actors in Hollywood, Johhny Depp and Christian Bale, star in the film along with Oscar winning actress Marion Cotillard.

All I'm going to say is that if you loved the movie Borat, you will definitely want to watch Bruno!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Originally supposed to be released in November 2008, the sixth movie in the Harry Potter franchise is finally being released this month and many hardcore fans are dying to watch it. This time, the movie is much more darker and scarier than the previous ones. Harry and Professor Dumbledore search deep into the evil Vodemort's beginnings and try to unravel the mysteries behind his immortality. Look out for spectacular visual effects as well as new romances for Harry and Ron, plus Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix director David Yates returns to direct this film.

The Ugly Truth
"Grey's Anatomy's" Katherine Hiegl and 300's Gerard Butler star in this romantic comedy from the director/writer of Legally Blonde. The story is about Abby, a single and successful television producer who is very picky about her men, and Mike who is a new guest commentator on her show. Abby finds him very shallow and wants him to quit, they play a game and it eventually turns into a fun, quirky battle of the sexes. If you want a break from big budget action movies with lots of special effects, this movie is for you.

Funny People
The third film for the director/writer of The 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, the movie stars Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen and is essentially a drama about the backstage of comedy. Sandler plays a well-known stand up comedian, George Simmons, who faces a health scare and starts to re-examine his life, while Ira Wright, played by Seth Rogen is an up and coming comedian who forms a bond with George and tries to learn from him the tools that made him successful. This movie is different from director Judd Apatow's previous two films since it deals with deeper issues and themes but still doesn't lose the funny and quirky humor.

A funny action adventure for kids and adults too, the movie is about a secret elite team of guinea pigs who are sent out as a final effort by the United States government in order to stop a diabolical billionaire who is trying to take over the world. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure) and featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Tracy Morgan, and Penelope Cruz. This seems like a great movie for the whole family to enjoy together.

John and Kate are a couple that just lost their unborn child and are having troubles dealing with the situation; they are constantly arguing and Kate is regularly having disturbing nightmares. So they decide to adopt a child, hoping to bring them happiness. They find a sweet but withdrawn girl named Esther and bring her back home. But as soon as she arrives strange and scary events start to happen and they realize that Esther is not as angelic and innocent as they thought. For horror fans and people that like a scare, this movie is for you.

– Abdulla Al-Mulaifi. Images: IMDb

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