Hello all,

I suspect there are two kinds of readers for these roundups. There are those who read at their convenience, after they’ve seen a movie or heard they should, just to see whether reviews match their impression. The second group are thrill seekers who perceive the upcoming movies as a dangerous highway of entertainment options, like a traveling circus had a baby with Mad Max.

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In this second scenario, I operate a hypothetical stoplight, encouraging or discouraging (and occasionally couraging) people to invest their money in the Hollywood movie engine. Oh wait, there are also people who happen upon this site by mistake. Oh, and people who come to look at Nate’s artwork and scan content while waiting for images to load. And there are people who are stalking me. And critics who obsessively Google themselves.  So, please ignore my initial premise.  There are lots of potential reader stereotypes. Perhaps a better intro would have been: there are two types of bloggers in the world, those who obsessively sort by numbered lists and those who don’t.

All that preamble just to get to the fact that I’ll be on vacation for the next two weekends. The following crop of summer releases are left at your discretion:

The Amazing Spider-Man (Rotten TomatoesMetacritic).

Savages (Rotten TomatoesMetacritic).

Katy Perry: Part Of Me (Rotten TomatoesMetacritic).

The Pact (Rotten TomatoesMetacritic).

The Magic of Belle Isle (Rotten TomatoesMetacritic).

Ice Age: Continental Drift (Rotten TomatoesMetacritic).

Red Lights (Rotten TomatoesMetacritic).

King Sheep struggled to find a good roundup title and would have settled for: Magic Ice Lights Part Of Savage Man Pact