The big summer movie weekend gets an early start for the Fourth of July holiday weekend with a couple of blockbuster movies. First, the reboot of a classic western tale puts Johnny Depp in the saddle as Tonto and introduces actor Armie Hammer as the masked rider out for revenge and justice in The Lone Ranger. Then, those beloved happy-go-lucky minions are back in the animated sequel Despicable 2.  Think I'll see both! Happy 4th!

'The Lone Ranger'

Here we learn the story of how lawman John Reid became the legendary Lone Ranger, all told from the point of view of his unlikely ally, Tonto, an American Indian spirit warrior.

Directed by Gore Verbinski

Starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter

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'Despicable Me 2'

Former master criminal Gru returns in this sequel which finds him trying to learn to live the straight life, but before long, he is tempted to go back to the dark side.

Directed by Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin

Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove

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