Despicable Me 2: The inevitable sequel to the surprise animated hit centers on a now-reformed Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), who is assigned to help stop a new super criminal (Al Pacino).
The Lone Ranger: One of the biggest gambles of the summer, this revival of the legendary gunslinger (Armie Hammer) and his Native American friend Tonto (Johnny Depp) cost a reported $250 million. Directed by Gore Verbinski, who has experience at making a successful blockbuster ( Pirates of the Caribbean, Rango).
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain: Documentary of the comedian’s sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden.
I’m So Excited: Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar first foray into all-out comedy since 1988’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is set aboard a jetliner that suffers from a potentially catastrophic technical failure. Javier Cámara and Hugo Silva are among the flight attendants trying to keep their passengers calm.
Pacific Rim: When giant monsters rise up from the ocean and attack cities, mankind builds giant robots controlled by soldiers to fight them off. Sounds awfully geeky, but in director Guillermo Del Toro we trust.
Grown Ups 2: Adam Sandler collects another paycheck and brings along his famous buddies (including Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade)..
Turbo: Ryan Reynolds provides the voice for the titular hero of this animated fable — a little snail who longs to be the fastest racer in the world. Yes, this sounds adorable.
The Conjuring: Paranormal investigators (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) are called to a farmhouse where a family is being terrorized by dark forces. Where are Mulder and Scully when you need them?
R.I.P.D.: Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds are two cops who work for the Rest in Peace Department, dispatching the souls of dead people who hang around, refusing to cross over into the everafter.
Red 2: Bruce Willis returns as the retired C.I.A. agent, rounding up his gang of old cronies (Helen Mirren, John Malkovich) and some new ones (including Anthony Hopkins) to track down a stolen nuclear device.
The Wolverine: Hugh Jackman tries to make up for X-Men Origins: Wolverine with this new adventure about the clawed mutant, in which he travels to Japan and encounters an old foe. James Mangold (Knight and Day) landed the director’s gig after Darren Aronofsky bailed.
Smurfs 2: Enough said.
2 Guns: Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington play two agents unwittingly investigating each other for corruption.
300: Rise of an Empire: Director Noam Muro uses the same visual style Zack Snyder used in the original 300, only this time the war is on the open sea. Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel Xerxes, the film stars Sullivan Stapleton as a Greek general battling a mortal turned god (Rodrigo Santoro).
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters: The second adaptation of one of Rick Riordan’s bestselling young adult novels sends Percy (Logan Lerner) and his friends on a quest to find the Golden Fleece.
Blue Jasmine: The plot of Woody Allen’s latest annual offering has been kept under unusually tight wraps. All we know is that Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin and Louis C.K. co-star. Oh, and Andrew Dice Clay, too.