Big-screen sizzlers of summer

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    Big-screen sizzlers. Summer doesn't officially arrive until June 21, but in movie theaters, it seems to begin earlier every year. The 2013 summer movie season kicked off May 3 with the release of "Iron Man 3." Here are some of the other eagerly anticipated comedies, dramas, adventures - and sequels - coming to a multiplex near you in the next couple of months. (MCT)

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    June 12, "This is the End." While attending a party at James Franco's house, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and Danny McBride are faced with the apocalypse in "This Is the End." (Suzanne Hanover/Columbia Pictures/MCT)

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    June 14, "Man of Steel." Hide the kryptonite: Henry Cavill is the latest incarnation of Superman in "Man of Steel." (Warner Bros./MCT)

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    June 21, "World War Z." Brad Pitt, Abigail Hargrove and Mireille Enos square off against zombies in "World War Z." (Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount Pictures/MCT)

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    June 28, "Olympus Has Fallen." Didn't get to see Gerard Butler save the president from terrorists in "Olympus Has Fallen"? It looks like "White House Down" (with Channing Tatum, left, and Jamie Foxx) is almost the same movie. (Reiner Bajo/Columbia Pictures/MCT)

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    July 12, "Pacific Rim." Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi are among the cast of the sci-fi action adventure "Pacific Rim." (Kerry Hayes/Warner Bros./MCT)

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    July 19, "RED 2." Mary-Louise Parker, Bruce Willis and John Malkovich play secret agents in the action-comedy sequel "RED 2." (Jan Thijs/Summit Entertainment/MCT)

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    July 26, "The Wolverine." Hugh Jackman returns as his X-Man character in "The Wolverine." (Ben Rothstein/Twentieth Century Fox/MCT)

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    July 31, "Smurfs 2." Social Media Smurf, voiced by Mario Lopez, is featured in "Smurfs 2." (Sony Pictures Animation/MCT)

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    Aug. 2, "300: Rise of an Empire." Sullivan Stapleton's in and Gerard Butler's out in "300: Rise of an Empire," the sequel to the 2006 hit "300." (Warner Bros/MCT)

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    Aug. 2, "2 Guns." Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg play two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together, but neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent, in "2 Guns." (Patti Perret/Universal Pictures/MCT)

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    Aug. 9, "We're The Millers." Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis are members of a fake family in the action comedy "We're The Millers." (Michael Tackett/Warner Bros./MCT)

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    Aug. 9, "Elysium." Matt Damon engages in 22nd century class warfare in "Elysium." (Stephanie Blomkamp/Columbia Pictures/MCT)

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    Aug. 23, "The World's End." Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg play old friends trying to recreate a youthful pub crawl in the comedy "The World's End." (Laurie Sparham/Focus Features/MCT)

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    Aug. 23, "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones." Jemima West, Robert Sheehan and Lily Collins prepare to hold off some demons in "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones." (Rafy/Sony Pictures/MCT)