Summer doesn't just mean stuff blowing up and muscle-bound hunks saving the world. It also brings us Amanda Seyfried helping Shakespeare's Juliet dispense love advice, a globe-trotting Julia Roberts, and Jennifer Aniston with a turkey baster. And a little film called 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.' Perhaps you've heard of it?

Not to mention, this summer also heralds the return of the mother of all chick flick franchises: 'Sex and the City 2.'


Summer doesn't just mean stuff blowing up and muscle-bound hunks saving the world. It also brings us Amanda Seyfried helping Shakespeare's Juliet dispense love advice, a globe-trotting Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston with a turkey baster. Oh, and a little film called 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.' Perhaps you've heard of it?

Not to mention, this summer also heralds the return of the mother of all chick flick franchises: 'Sex and the City 2.'

'Letters to Juliet'
Opening:
May 14
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Chris Egan, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero
What It's About: When Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) travels to Verona, Italy -- home of famed star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet of 'Romeo and Juliet' -- she's moved to respond to letters left for Juliet seeking advice about love. After answering one letter from 1957, she inspires its author (Vanessa Redgrave) to find her long-lost love and shakes up her own love life in the process.

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'Just Wright'
Opening:
May 7
Starring: Common, Queen Latifah, Paula Patton
What It's About: Queen Latifah stars as Leslie Wright, a physical therapist who gets the gig of a lifetime working with NBA All-Star Scott McKnight (Common). Leslie finds herself falling for Scott, but he's only got eyes for Leslie's best friend, who's angling to be an NBA trophy wife. Leslie must decide whether to risk everything by letting Scott know how she feels.

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'Sex and the City 2'
Opening:
May 27
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Chris Noth
What It's About: Two years after the events of the first film, Carrie and pals head to Abu Dhabi -- of all places -- for an all-girls desert fling when NYC seems to have lost its zing. There, Carrie runs into her ex, Aidan (!!!). Meanwhile, back at home, Big is facing his own temptation. Can their marriage survive a double onslaught?

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'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'
Opening:
June 30
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Bryce Dallas Howard
What It's About: In the third 'Twilight' film, Bella's targeted by a vengeful vamp. And who -- or what -- is responsible for a string of mysterious slayings in Seattle? Bella's still torn between Edward and Jacob, and her choice may be the spark that ignites an epic werewolf vs. vampire war. Plus, she's got to study for finals: It's her senior year!

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'The Kids Are All Right'
Opening: July 7
Starring:
Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson
What It's About:
Committed couple Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore) have raised two teenagers together, but are thrown for a loop when their children want to track down their biological father (Mark Ruffalo) -- and they all learn what it really means to be a family.

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'Beastly'
Opening: July 30
Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Peter Krause, Neil Patrick Harris
What It's About: Kyle (Alex Pettyfer) has it all -- wealth, looks, privilege -- until he cruelly picks on the wrong girl, a Goth who casts a spell that transforms him into an unrecognizable freak. The only cure: He must find someone who will love him as he is. Will he find his true love in Lindy (Vanessa Hudgens), an addict's daughter whose life he saves, or is he doomed to stay a monster forever?

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'Step Up 3D'
Opening: August 6
Starring: Rick Malambri, Sharni Vinson, Adam Sevani, Alyson Stoner
What It's About: The third installment of the 'Step Up' series goes international -- and 3-D. A tight-knit group of New York street dancers, including Luke (Rick Malambri) and Natalie (Sharni Vinson), team up with an NYU student (Adam Sevani) against the world's best hip-hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown. Romance and eye-popping dance moves ensue.

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'Eat, Pray, Love'
Opening: August 6
Starring: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Billy Crudup, James Franco
What It's About: After a painful divorce, Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) finds her priorities shifting in this adaptation of the best-selling memoir. She sets out to explore the world and find her true destiny. Her travels take her from Italy to India to Bali, and she meets some unforgettable people -- including herself -- along the way.

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'The Switch'
Opening: August 20
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Jeff Goldbum, Patrick Wilson
What It's About: Single Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) decides to use the turkey baster method to get pregnant, but doesn't realize her friend Wally (Jason Bateman) has substituted his own sperm instead of her chosen donor. Seven years later, her son is the spitting image of Wally, and realizes he's got to admit the truth -- and how he really feels about Kassie.

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'Going the Distance'
Opening: August 27
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Christina Applegate, Ron Livingston
What It's About: On-again, off-again real-life couple Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star as lovers who find their long-distance relationship wearing thin. Temptation comes for Long in the form of Christina Applegate, who told the Belfast Telegraph, "It's very dirty," adding, "I saw a lot of Justin Long over the summer. See the movie and you'll know why I said that."

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