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Students protest against Israel-Hamas war with campus encampment
Students protest against Israel-Hamas war with campus encampment
Dallas WiertellaApril 30, 2024

Must See and Must Miss summer movies


1. Wall-E
Pixar may have created the single most adorable character ever in Wall-E. They’ve also managed to weave in a fantastic story, something that 90 percent of Hollywood forgot how to do a long time ago. Not only will this be the best of the summer, but I’m calling it early — it’ll be the film of the year.

2. The Dark Knight
“Batman Begins” proved that superhero movies weren’t all about cheesy one-liners. They can be smart and practical, too. Coincidentally, “Begins” is one of the best comic book films ever, and “Knight” looks poised to top it, due in part to the late Heath Ledger’s chilling performance as the Joker.

3. Speed Racer
“Matrix” creators the Wachowski brothers are looking to once again stun audiences with their latest, “Speed Racer.” Yes, it’s an adaptation of the cartoon, but the film’s colorful visual style, break-neck speed and intense action sequences are sure to have eyes glued to the screen.

4. The Happening
Love him or hate him, there’s no denying the appeal writer/director M. Night Shyamalan brings to his films, and “Happening” is no exception. The trailer has set the film up to be another dark, twisted journey into Night’s mind. And it’s nice to see him hopefully return to form after the mediocre “Lady in the Water.”

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5. The Pineapple Express
Like any good pal, the now-famous Judd Apatow is helping “Knocked Up” star Seth Rogan get some of his projects off the ground. So we’ll know who to thank when Rogan’s action-packed buddy-comedy “Pineapple Express” hits theaters. Given the amount of laughs in the trailer, this one is sure to be a hit.


1. Meet Dave
Eddie Murphy is a man on a mission. That mission? Make a film worse than “Pluto Nash.” And he just might succeed with “Meet Dave.” It’s going to be close, but if anyone can pull off the feat of releasing one of the worst films ever made at the height of a promising summer box office, it’s Eddie Murphy.

2. The Love Guru
I didn’t know it was possible to cram so many recycled jokes into one trailer, but “Love Guru” proved me wrong. At least Mike Meyers waited almost a decade before he took his popular “Austin Powers” formula and recast it into a semi-racist character that no one is going to care about or find funny.

3. What Happens in Vegas
Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz starring together in a romantic comedy. Does anything else really have to be said? This film will hold one distinction, though – it’ll be the only summer comedy to be led by not one, but two stupid, untalented hacks. If this were their last film, I would be a very happy man.

4. Sex and the City
Admittedly, I was never a fan of the TV show. However, I understood why people liked it. It was well-written, well-acted and had a good story. Unfortunately, the film looks to share none of those traits. It’s shaping up to be nothing more than one long, poorly-done episode.

5. Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
The instant George Lucas compared the latest “Indiana Jones” to “The Phantom Menace,” I knew it would crash and burn. That and the fact that Sean Connery, the only good thing about any of the “Jones” flicks, wasn’t going to be in it, made me question why this was being made in the first place.

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