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Your summer blockbuster survival guide: 10 must-see art-house movies with no aliens, robots, or superheroes

It’s Memorial Day weekend — the unofficial start of summer — and the holiday’s top movies at the box-office will likely be X-Men, Godzilla, and Adam Sandler’s Blended, with Spider-Man 2 still swinging through multiplexes. Ever since Jaws sunk its teeth into the sweltering months of 1975, summer has been blockbuster season, and studios now jockey years in advance to lock up the best dates between Memorial Day and Labor Day for their big-budget blockbusters. A few of them turn out to be quite good, but just about all of them tend to be very, very loud.

Perhaps your eyes won’t glaze over this weekend, what with the summer still young; but a month from now, when Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction stomps into 4,000 or so theaters, you might be numb from the relentless roar of CG action that will have pummeled you each and every weekend.

Fortunately, there is hope. Just as there was hope last summer, when Blue Jasmine, Fruitvale Station, Before Midnight, and The Spectacular Now all mercifully poked through the din to save discriminating viewers from perfunctory viewings of After Earth and The Lone Ranger. The summer before, there was Moonrise Kingdom and Beasts of the Southern Wild. See, summers at the movies don’t have to feel like a barrage of Fourth of July fireworks that go on… and on… and on… to diminishing effect.

Below are 10 promising summer movies that lack aliens, animation, robots, and superheroes. Some have come up through the festivals, while others are sitting there undiscovered like seashells on the sand, just waiting for you to pick them up. Hold them up to your ear, and see if they sound better than Godzilla’s roar. READ FULL STORY

See Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd in 'They Came Together' clip -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Comedy fans holding their breath for a sequel to camp movie-parody Wet Hot American Summer should allow themselves a generous gasp of breath when the rom-com-parody They Came Together hits cinemas and VOD on June 27.

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Box office report: 'Neighbors' beats 'Spider-Man 2' with $51 million haul

New film Neighbors (Cinema Score: B) easily won the domestic box office battle this weekend. Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron’s frat comedy earned an estimated $51.1 million, making for a global total of $85 million so far. Last week’s No. 1 movie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, fell to second place, with a weekend gross of $37.2 million for a cumulative domestic gross of $147.9 million and a worldwide gross of $550 million. The Other Woman, meanwhile, raked in $9.2 million for a domestic total of $61.7 million.

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Box office report: 'Neighbors' evicts 'Spider-Man 2' from top spot

SUNDAY UPDATE: Neighbors is No. 1 movie at the weekend box office with an estimated $51.1 million.

ORIGINAL POST: As kryptonite is to Superman, so a kegger is to Spider-Man. That seems to be the lesson of this weekend’s box office, anyway.

Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s new frat comedy Neighbors drank in an estimated $19.6 million at the box office on Friday, almost twice as much as the $10.1m which was caught in the web of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sony is projecting its superhero sequel will gross $37 million for the weekend, which would give it a cumulative domestic take of $147m by the end of Sunday.

Meanwhile, The Other Woman continued to show legs in its third week of release, earning $2.8 million for a total gross of $55.2 million.
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'Coherence': Watch the sci-fi drama's trailer -- VIDEO

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You know those trailers that reveal so much about a film it almost seems like you don’t have to watch the actual movie? Well, the clip for the sci-fi drama Coherence ain’t one of those. In fact, despite having watched the trailer several times, we really can’t tell you much at all about the plot of this film from writer-director James Ward Byrkit.

What we can tell you is that it hits select cinemas on June 20, stars Buffy actor Nicholas Brendon among others and — per the movie’s official website – concerns eight friends at a dinner party who experience a chain of reality-bending events on the night of an astronomical anomaly. READ FULL STORY

'Jurassic World': See the first images from the set of next summer's dinosaur flick -- EXCLUSIVE

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On April 14, filming began on Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise (due June 12, 2015), and EW has already scored the very first photos from the secretive set in Hawaii. Details on World — which stars Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) and Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) and is exec-produced by Steven Spielberg — are scarce, but director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) promises plenty of paleontological action. “Yesterday I was under a construction crane with Chris Pratt, covered with dirt, eyeballing the exact height of the dinosaur trying to kill him,” he says. “We both cracked up laughing. Sometimes you just have to stop and let the joy take over.” READ FULL STORY

Tribeca Film Festival: Check out a terrifying still from 'Extraterrestrial' -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGE

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There are essentially two kinds of alien movies — the kind in which bicycles are magically transformed into flying machines, and the kind in which people’s insides are rather less magically transformed into lunch.

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Michael C. Hall and director Jim Mickle talk 'Cold in July' -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGE

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In the opening scenes of the new ’80s-set thriller Cold in July, Michael C. Hall’s character shoots dead a burglar and then checks out his funeral. Did the man who played the serial killer Dexter and a funeral director on Six Feet Under think he was being pranked when he first read the screenplay? Not so much. As Hall says in the currently-on-stands Summer Movie Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly, “I’m often sent scripts that have some murderous or graveyard elements.”

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Jane Goodall Q&A: Scientist talks Disneynature Ambassador role, future birthday plans

Dr. Jane Goodall is known the world over as a chimps expert. but over the course of many decades, the British scientist’s extensive research has made her a prominent environmentalist and humanitarian as well. Among her many distinctions and titles is being named the first-ever ambassador for Disneynature, the Walt Disney Label behind the upcoming nature documentary Bears.

“The Disneynature team is honored to have Dr. Jane Goodall as our official ambassador, inspiring others to take part in the world of Bears – which is our shared world – and to make a difference,” Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios, said. “Jane has had an impact on countless lives—human and animals alike.  She speaks from her heart for all living things, championing the next generation’s pursuit in protecting our planet.”

Between promoting her Roots & Shoots environmental outreach program, traveling, fundraising, and celebrating her 80th birthday on April 3, Goodall spoke to EW about her secret to aging gracefully, her experience traveling to Alaska for the filming of Bears, and details for next year’s birthday plans. READ FULL STORY

Megan Fox talks 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' says she'd love a 'Sailor Moon' remake

Megan Fox has long claimed to be a self-described “nerd” but has unexpectedly upped the ante when it comes to her fan-girl obsession with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

“I was really in love with them,” confesses Fox, who stars as reporter April O’Neil in the live-action reboot of the ‘80s cartoon which hits theaters August 8. “I have an older sister that’s 12 years older than me, so part of it initially was because I wanted to be like my big sister. But, it’s a really cool project for me because it was a huge part of my childhood, and it’s always been.” READ FULL STORY

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