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Grown Ups 2, Pacific Rim and The Hot Flashes are this week's most buzzed about new movie releases
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July 8, 2013 - 11:11 AM

Grown Ups 2, Pacific Rim and The Hot Flashes are this week's most buzzed about new movie releases

Grown Ups 2
Just like with the original Grown Ups, which was released back in 2010 - can you believe it's been two years already?! - Grown Ups 2 keeps things simple by following the exact same pattern: Old friends reunite over the 4th of July weekend... this time their reunion falls on the last day of their kids' school.

With Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Taylor Lautner and more, the cast is once again filled with big names, except for one -  Rob Schneider decided not to reprise his role from the first film.

Can't say we're surprised, to be honest. After all, this is pretty much the same exact movie as the first... let's hope it's filled with laughs, though, and that Schneider wasn't the only smart one in not touching Grown Ups 2 with a 10-foot pole.

Pacific Rim
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim may not have any HUGE celebs in its cast, but it does play into the enormous apocalypse trend that's still so hot - don't ask us why - and spares nothing to deliver over the top action and thrills.

The plot? Monstrous creatures known as Kaiju are rising from the sea and battling humans in a giant war that's threatening to erase humanity once and for all.

As all hope is almost lost, the human forces turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee - who they hope, with the help of robots that must be controlled by two human minds simultaneously, might just win the war.

Yes, we're confused and intrigued at the same time too.

The Hot Flashes
The Hot Flashes wasn't talked about or publicized anywhere near as much as Grown Ups 2 or Pacific Rim were, but it really looks like it has got some serious comedy potential.

Starring Daryl Hannah, Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes and Eric Roberts, The Hot Flashes tells the funny story of an unlikely basketball team made up of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, as that challenges the current high school state champs to raise money for breast cancer.

As the story starts to gain major media attention, the ladies stop at nothing to prove they are WAY better than the young ladies they're competing against. Sound awesome or what?