Beat the Heat – Catch A Summer Movie!


Summer can be a real bummer when there's nothing but reruns on television, which is why it is also known as the most popular season for movie-going. There's no better way to spend a scorching afternoon than in an air-conditioned theater with a bagful of popcorn. Here are 10 movies that you won't want to miss!

The Lone Ranger

Release date: July 3, 2013

An American Indian spirit warrior , Tonto (Depp), recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice. The two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner

Despicable Me 2

Release date: July 3, 2013

Gru, formerly a super-villain, is having a birthday party for Agnes, in which he impersonates a Fairy Princess when the performer cannot attend. Much to Gru's chagrin, his annoying, overly-happy neighbor, Jillian, begins pushing Gru to take some of her single acquaintances on a date.

Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove 

Red 2

Release date: July 19, 2013

Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Stars: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins 

Only God Forgives 

Release date: July 19, 2013

Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam 

The Conjuring

Release date: July 19, 2013

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor 

The Wolverine

Release date: July 26, 2013

Wolverine makes a voyage to modern-day Japan, where he encounters an enemy from his past that will impact on his future.

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Famke Janssen

Blue Jasmine

Release date: July 26, 2013 

A life crisis causes a woman to head to San Francisco, where she reconnects with her sister.

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins 

The Smurfs 2 

Release date: July 31, 2013

The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation – creatures called the Naughties – into real Smurfs.

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry, Hank Azaria 

2 Guns

Release date: August 2, 2013

A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob — the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.

Stars: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Edward James Olmos


Release date: August 9, 2013

Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

Contributing Editor, Allie Shain founded Allie is Wired in May of 2006 and joined the Glam Network 2 months later. She is a native born Californian, with 15 years experience in television and radio broadcasting. Along with Allie is Wired, she also publishes The Beauty Stop.