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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.
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.
Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.
The Dictator, featuring Sacha Baron Cohen.
Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson.
Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott.
To Rome With Love, directed by Woody Allen.
Brave, from Pixar and Disney.
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Christopher Nolan.