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Summer movie season starts today, here's your list of must-sees




Actor Sacha Baron Cohen (C), dressed as the character General Aladeen from his movie, 'The Dictator,' arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen (C), dressed as the character General Aladeen from his movie, 'The Dictator,' arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.
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Summer movie season kicks off today with the release of "The Avengers." It's the first in a long line of new films from some heavy hitters like Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, and Ridley Scott.

And there's even a film called "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." Dana Stevens of Slate discusses the exciting summer line-up.

Guest:

Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

Release Dates

May 16
The Dictator, featuring Sacha Baron Cohen.

May 25
Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson.

June 8
Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott.

June 22
To Rome With Love, directed by Woody Allen.

June 22
Brave, from Pixar and Disney.

July 20
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Christopher Nolan.