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Summer movie guide: Top 20 picks

Summer movie guide: Top 20 picks By Jennifer Vineyard, Special to CNN updated 4:55 PM EDT, Fri May 24, 2013 Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper star in the final installment of the "Hangover" franchise. "Fast & Furious 6" and the animated tale "Epic" will also hit theaters this weekend. Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco star in Summit Entertainment's magical "Now You See Me." "After Earth" and "The Kings of Summer" are also due out. The futuristic thriller "The Purge," starring Ethan Hawke, opens today along with Sean Maher as Don John in Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" and Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's "The Internship." Henry Cavill stars as Clark Kent (a.k.a. Superman) in the latest Superman adaptation, "Man of Steel." "This Is the End" and "The Bling Ring" will also hit theaters. Brad Pitt's anticipated zombie flick "World War Z" opens today, along with Walt Disney Pictures' "Monsters University." Channing Tatum plays a Secret Service wannabe who steps into the role before being officially hired in order to protect the president (Jamie Foxx) from terrorists. Comedic duo Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy will star in "The Heat," which also opens today. The writing team behind "The Descendants" has returned with the Steve Carell-starring dramedy, "The Way, Way Back." Also opening this weekend are "The Lone Ranger" and "Despicable Me 2." Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi adventure "Pacific Rim" will bring a giant monsters vs. robots saga into theaters, while Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, David Spade and Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups 2" opens as well. Kristen Wiig stars in her first post-"Bridesmaids" lead role as a woman whose suicide attempt to win back a guy means she has to go back home and live with mom (Annette Bening). The Bruce Willis-starrer "Red 2," as well as "R.I.P.D." -- featuring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges -- also open this weekend. Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Logan/Wolverine in 20th Century Fox's "The Wolverine," as "Blue Jasmine" and "Fruitvale Station" debut. Shailene Woodley's comedy/drama "The Spectacular Now" with Miles Teller will remind movie fans of John Hughes.
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