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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 10:20 pm, Tue Aug 9, 2011.

Here’s what movie buffs have to look forward to this sultry July…

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: July 1

    Just when you thought there wasn’t going to be a family-friendly, tired, derivative, animated sequel for the kids for a rainy Sunday…I would tell you the plot, if there was one.

Public Enemies: July 1

    If I were a betting woman I would say this is going to be the movie of the summer. It’s a dramatic portrayal of the exploits of notorious bank robber John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and a few of his associates, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson, and the G-man trying to catch them (Christian Bale).

Bruno: July 10

    Borat is back…well, not exactly. Sacha Baron Cohen is back, and if you thought Borat was over-the-top, wait until you meet Bruno. This incarnation is a gay Austrian fashionista who gets himself into all sorts of hilari ous/offensive/frighten ing situations, including wearing a Velcro suit to a runway show and ending up with an entire couture line stuck to his outfit. Brace yourself.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: July 15

    Yawn.

G-Force: July 24

    I can barely bring myself to write this description. First Garfield, then the ridiculous Alvin and the Chipmunks (which, btw, is getting a sequel), now G-Force, a CGI film about an elite group of special forces guinea pigs who get disbanded, sent to a pet store for adoption, and end up having to save the planet on their own. To top it off, the film has some serious A-list talent, including Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell and Penelope Cruz…did they not read the script?

The Ugly Truth: July 24

    Katherine Heigl plays a romantically challenged TV producer who takes the advice of her chauvinistic star, played by Gerard Butler, to land a handsome doctor she likes…bet you can’t guess how this one turns out.

Funny People: July 31

    If Public Enemies is the Godfather of this summer, Funny People is the Terms of Endearment. Adam Sandler stars as George Simmons, a stand-up comic and movie star (sound familiar?) who strikes up a friendship with a young protégé, Ira Wright (Seth Rogen). It turns out George is dying and has quite a bit of unfinished business, especially when it comes to relationships. 

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