Cool flicks to beat summer heat

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The end of school marks the official start of summer. But when you tire of the scorching heat and extreme humidity, what better way to spend a few hours than in a cool, dark room watching your favourite stars on a giant screen?

A-Team (June 10)

Based on the iconic television series of the 1980s, a team - an alpha team, hence the name - of commandos are sent to a maximum security prison for a crime they did not commit.

The team escape and begin working as mercenaries in an attempt to rid the planet of bad guys.

Break Up Club (June 16)

Joe (Jaycee Chan) loses his girlfriend Flora (Fiona Sit) because she feels he is too "normal". Desperate to rekindle the old flame, Joe takes a new approach that doesn't include flowers and chocolate: if you register a couple online then break them up, you get your lost love back.

Twilight Saga: Eclipse (June 30)

Stephenie Meyer's best-selling vampire saga returns for the chapter three.

A series of mysterious killings sends Seattle into to frenzy. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is torn between her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), and her friendship with werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). The fate of the underground world hinges on her choice between the two.

Shrek Forever After 3D (July 1)

In the fourth and final instalment, Shrek (Mike Myers) goes through life weighed down by the mundane duties of being a father and husband.

An odd occurrence transports Shrek to an alternative Far, Far Away, where Ogres are hunted and he and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) are now strangers. In the end, Shrek needs to undo his wrongs to regain the life he not long, long ago despised.

Toy Story 3 3D (July 15)

Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and friends return for the third instalment of the popular franchise, but this time in 3D. As Andy prepares for college, the toys are mistakenly shipped to a daycare centre. They think Andy has outgrown them but later realise the contrary is true, and thus begins a journey to reunite with old friends.

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (July 29)

Everyone's favourite Nanny returns for the second instalment of the hilarious story. Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives on the doorstep of a mother in desperate need of parenting help. The woman's unruly kids are in a bitter turf war with their cousins who have overstayed their welcome. Nanny McPhee has her hands full, but somehow she always manages to wield her magic and have the situation under control.

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D (August 5)

Kitty Galore (Bette Midler) has gone rogue. The crazy feline hatches a plan to conquer the world and, in the process, rid it of dogs. Sworn enemies, cats and dogs must now unite for the first time ever to save the planet from the diabolical paws of Kitty Galore.

Karate Kid (August 19)

Karate Kid gets a makeover with Jackie Chan as Mr Han, the kung fu master, and Jaden Smith as his young disciple, Dre Parker - no more Daniel-san. Once the most popular kid in Detroit, Dre finds himself in China where cultural differences make him the target of bullies. Mr Han takes him under his tutelage and teaches him the ways of kung fu. The final showdown will certainly have everyone in the mood for some kung fu fighting.

Despicable Me 3D (August 19)

Super villains Gru (Steve Carell) and Vector (Jason Segal) are arch-enemies, forever battling for the title of number one super villain. With the aid of his goggle-wearing minions, Gru concocts a plan to steal the moon. But it's a trio of kids that makes the planet's number one - or number two - super villain turn soft.

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