Summer is full of action, comedy at the movies

2013 is shaping up and becoming a great year at the movies. This summer is jam packed with must-see movies. As an avid moviegoer, I am ecstatic to see what will happen at the movies this summer.
“Iron Man 3”
Set after the events that occurred in “The Avengers,” Tony Stark faces a powerful enemy: the Mandarin. Based on the trailer, we are in for a darker and less humorous “Iron Man.” It looks to be as intense of a movie we have seen from Marvel yet. I expect Ben Kingsley to deliver an outstanding performance as the film’s villain. “Iron Man 3” hits theaters starting Wednesday, May 1.
“The Great Gatsby”
Based on the hit novel of the same name, the movie finds a Midwestern war veteran Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) discovering himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). The trailer makes this film look incredibly promising, and I hope it does not disappoint. “The Great Gatsby” is set to be released Friday, May 10.
“Fast and Furious 6”
I have loved this series from the very beginning, and I can even forgive the “Tokyo Drift” sequel. The trailer makes this film look more action-packed than past films. “Fast and Furious 6” crashes into theaters Friday, May 24.
“The Hangover 3”
I have been waiting for this movie since the second sequel’s hot mess of a release. It’s no secret that the second was not as good as the first. Allegedly this one is supposed to be like the first, and based on the trailer, I’m buying into those rumors. “The Hangover 3” opens Friday, May 24.
“Man of Steel”
If there is one film that has me the most excited, it is this one. Ever since seeing the teaser for it last year I have been anxiously waiting. The full length trailer was  not a disappointment, and this reboot of the “Superman” series looks very promising to become a hit series. “Man of Steel” flies into theaters Friday, June 14.
“Monsters University”
If you were kid when “Monsters, Inc.” came out, then you are excited for this long-awaited sequel. Technically it’s a prequel, but whatever, this movie is happening, and I am a happy guy. “Monsters University” jumps into theaters Friday, June 21.
“The Heat”
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in a movie together as police partners just seems like the perfect comedy movie of the summer. I love both actresses dearly, and I’m really hopeful this movie will deliver the belly laughs. If it doesn’t, I will still love it. “The Heat” arrives in theaters Friday, June 28.
“White House Down”
While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman (Channing Tatum) springs into action to save his child and protect the president (Jamie Foxx) from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders. Viewing the trailer, the film resembles “Olympus Has Fallen” which came out earlier this year. The film looks to be as action-packed as “Olympus,” and Tatum looks to be the driving force behind all of the action. “White House Down” blasts into theaters Friday, June 28.
“The Lone Ranger”
The classic tale of Tonto and John Reid comes to the big screen in this highly anticipated release. Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice. Its looks to be a great action-packed movie with Western ties. “The Lone Ranger” rides into theaters Wednesday, July 3.
“Grown Ups 2”
The hilarious cast from the original “Grown Ups” is back for a whole new movie of laughs. Everybody is back, minus Rob Schneider, and based on the first trailer there are plenty of laughs still to be had. The gang all gets together after Larry (Adam Sandler) moves his family back to his hometown. “Grown Ups 2” arrives in theaters Friday, July 12.
“RED 2”
This is an awaited sequel to come out as well. The original “RED” was one of my favorite movies of 2010. The cast of old-timer assassins is just the right blend of badass and funny.  If the trailer is any indication, moviegoers will be just as satisfied the second time around as the first. “RED 2” will be released Friday, July 19.
There are more films that did not make my must see list. Sorry Star Trekkies, but there are plenty of films to see this summer at the movies.
All trailers and film descriptions can be found on fandango.com or comingsoon.net.