Film and TV

Bellas, 'Bots, And Brontosaurus: Your 2015 Summer Movie Preview

The long winter (such as it is here in Southeast Texas) is over, and the 2015 summer movie season promises to be a big one: three new Marvel properties (from two different studios, naturally); reboots, sequels, and the odd original property thrown in to keep you off balance.

I'd hate to send you out into the muggy coming months unprepared, so what follows is my analysis of the potential entertainment value of the 20 most anticipated summer releases, based on my viewing of trailers/personal bias/relative sobriety (or lack thereof). Enjoy, and turn your goddamned phones off.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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