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Upcoming summer movies for kids and teens

Summer is filled with fun times and memorable events, including new movies! This summer, many G to PG-13 movies are coming out. Check out the movies below to see when they get released.

June 3, 2016

Me Before You” – PG-13

“Me Before You” is based on the bestselling book by Jojo Moyes. Louisa Clark, played by Emilia Clarke, is a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will changes his view on life when Louisa shows him the beauty of living. The two develop a deeper bond that changes both their views and hearts more than they imagined it would.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” – PG-13

Another “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” will release on June 3 to follow up the 2014 film. The turtles return to save the city, again, from a dangerous threat. The cast includes Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Alan Ritchson and Noel Fisher.

Quackerz” – PG

This quirky, animated adventure is centered on a peaceful and secluded island containing Mandarin ducks. The island is invaded by a flock of bird leaders and the children of each respective leader form a friendship that could bring the disagreement to an end.

June 10, 2016

Now You See Me 2” – PG-13

“Now You See Me 2” is a sequel to the 2013 film, “Now You See Me.” In the first film, five magicians are given a quest to perform outrageous acts. The question is, “Who sends the messages and clues to the magicians?” “Now You See Me 2” answers it.

Warcraft” – PG-13

The peaceful realm of Azeroth is on the brink of war between invaders and warriors. A portal opens to connect the two worlds; one army faces destruction while the other faces extinction. One hero on each side is set on a collision course that will decide his fate.

June 17, 2016

Finding Dory” – PG

After thirteen years, the “Finding Nemo” sequel is coming out next month! The theme is being lost, and trying to be found is continuous in this film. Dory is searching for her parents with the help of Marlin and Nemo. Ellen DeGeneres recaptures her role as the forgetful fish in this Pixar movie.

Central Intelligence” – PG-13

A current CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson) invites his former high school friend (Kevin Hart) to join him on a mission as they encounter shootouts and espionage while on a top-secret case. This funny duo is a great match for the movie.

July 1, 2016

The BFG” – UR (unrated)

Sophie, a ten-year-old, is in for a grand adventure when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). The young girl realizes that the giant is actually gentle and charming once she gets to know him. As their friendship grows, Sophia attracts other giants who are not as nice as the BFG. The two embark on a journey to convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of the bad giants forever.

July 8, 2016

Life, Animated” – G

Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? Life, Animated is a documentary based on Ron Suskind’s best-selling book, “Life Animated: a story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism” which is about his son’s life. An autistic boy who could not speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies and conversed with it. His family communicated with him in Disney dialogue to express their feelings.

The Secret Life of Pets” – G

This film shares what every pet is doing while their owner is at school or work. Many comedy stars including Kevin Hart, Louis C.K., and Eric Stonestreet bring the animated film to life.

July 15, 2016

Ghostbusters” – UR (unrated)

The recreated 1984 “Ghostbusters” will star Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. A paranormal researcher, physicist, nuclear engineer and a subway worker try to get rid of ghosts that can possess people in New York.

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