| Author: Lindsey Brand

This year’s summer movie season is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. Between new blockbuster superhero films, terrifying horror movies and uproarious new comdies, there’s plenty to keep you busy and away from that pesky sun all summer long. Here’s what you should be on the lookout for this summer, starting with “Avengers: Endgame” at the end of April.

 

 

1. Avengers: Endgame

 

 

2. Long Shot

This romantic comedy features both a great cast and an amusing premise. Seth Rogen stars as an unemployed journalist who decides to court his childhood crush/babysitter (Charlize Theron), a woman who just happens to be running for president.

 

 

3. Detective Pikachu

Release Date: May 10

The Pokemon franchise has consumed much of the pop culture world, but can it work as a live-action movie? We’re about to find out. “Detective Pikachu” stars Justice Smith as a former trainer forced to team up with a talking Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) in order to find his missing father.

 

 

4. The Hustle

Release Date: May 10

Anne Hathaway and rebel Wilson star in this female-driven remake of 1988’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” The two play rival con artists out to swindle the fortune of a very wealthy man.

 

 

5. Tolkien

Release Date: May 10

Nicholas Hoult stars as J.R.R. Tolkien in this biopic about the legendary creator of the “Lord of the Rings” novels. The film explores how his traumatic experiences in WWI and his lifelong romance with Edith Bratt (Lily Collins) influenced the creation of Tolkien’s most famous works.

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