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Well, just when it looked like the summer movie season might just go out with a whimper, a late round of truly excellent movies are hitting theaters this weekend. Obviously, superhero-heads will are in for a treat, but this weekend also features some poignant drama and even a cracking good read. It's going to be a good summer after all.

The Wolverine

Why We Like It

Last time we checked in with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine franchise, it had seen better days. The newest, leanest, meanest entry finds the ship righted, as director James Mangold (Walk the Line) has his finger squarely on the pulse of just what makes this character such a fascinating one for Marvel fans.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Why We Like It

Neil Gaiman is one of the world's finest living storytellers, a wonderfully creative weaver of yarns that walk an un-paralled line between tender and total creepfest. His new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, finds three generations of women fighting to save a little boy from the dark creatures that hunt him.

Springsteen and I

Why We Like It

Life in a Day was an incredibly moving, poignant documentary comprised entirely of YouTube clips collected from one single day (if you haven't seen it, it's free on YouTube and it's an absolute must-watch.) The same people have put together Springsteen and I, documenting the passions of one of the most devoted fan bases in history: Bruce Springsteen's. The result is a celebration not just of the Boss, but also music's ability to unite people who have nothing else in common.

Fruitvale Station

Why We Like It

Michael B. Jordan ("Vince" from Friday Night Lights) is utterly mesmerizing in this true story of one man who decides to get serious about turning his life around, and the cold act that stops him in his tracks. Expect this one to be brought up again come Oscar season.

Blue Jasmine

Why We Like It

Depending on how you feel about Woody Allen, his new picture will either be a triumph or, well, another Woody Allen movie. However, almost everyone agrees that this movie finds Allen in peak form, smoothing out some of his flaws and drawing a solid performance from Cate Blanchett.

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Neal Stephens

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Neal Stephens commented…

Great suggestions I plan to see all of these, I saw Fruitvale Station and it was amazing, very powerful.

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