Weekend Movie Preview: June 10, 2011

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What are you seeing this weekend?  There are two new releases to choose from and some lingering summer blockbusters that you may not have already seen.

Super 8 is the big one this weekend - generating lots of buzz thanks to Paramount Pictures, but mostly due to director J.J Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg's involvement.

The film is largely a mystery, but in recent days filmmakers have tried to up the buzz by revealing more and more about this mysterious film.

Check out our review and see what fans had to say about this one - but the overwhelming response has been: Awesome!

We estimated the film will bring in about $60 million for the weekend - that's if the fan hype has worked and the word of mouth has delivered wide enough to get people out to see it.

There's also the kids flick Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, which will attract a whole group of tweens who are huge fans of the bestselling book series.  It's also the only other kids movie out in the past few weeks - Kung Fu Panda 2 has been hanging in there a few weeks, but it's time for a new one.

X-Men: First Class is also in its second weekend and 20th Century Fox is hoping it will attract more movie-goers as it took in surprisingly low numbers its first weekend out.

Also in theaters, The Hangover 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Bridesmaids.

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