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"Kung Fu Panda", "Planet of the Apes" and Woody Allen are all coming back. We’ll preview this summer at the movies.

(Courtesy Dreamworks)
(Courtesy Dreamworks)

OK, we know this summer’s movies have all been here before, sort of: "Kung Fu Panda," "The Hangover," Jonny Depp as a pirate, "Conan the Barbarian," Harry Potter the endless, "X-Men," "Transfomers," even "Planet of the Apes" — all back. Watch out.

But it’s not all re-runs out there for summer.

Terence Malick gives us the beginning and end of the universe in "The Tree of Life." JJ Abrams has “Super 8”. Tom Hanks is in "Larry Crowne." We’ve got “The Help” on film. Thor checking in. Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris”. And Mel, yes Mel, Gibson.

This hour On Point: summer movies, 2011.
- Tom AshbrookGuests:

Carrie Rickey, film critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Blogs on cinema as Flickgrrl.

Michael Phillips, film critic for the Chicago Tribune. His column is Talking Pictures.

This program aired on May 27, 2011.