Summer movie preview: What can families expect?

Published: Tuesday, April 30 2013 11:49 p.m. MDT

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The race to find the next “Twilight” sees another contender with this adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s young adult series.

Lily Collins stars as a seemingly normal girl who finds out she is descended from a line of half-angel warriors tasked with protecting humanity from demons.

Although its release is still a few months away, Constantin Films has already announced a prequel is in the works.

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Umm, lessee. Zombies, comic book superheroes, sci-fi, action shootemups, animation, TV retreads. Big studios. With the exception if Austenland there is nary an independent film to be found on the list (and would Austenland have made the cut if Jerusha Hess and Stephanie Meyer were not involved?). What is the thinking family to do?

I remember a few years back sitting in the Broadway watching the trailers and realizing that every film featured was G or PG rated. Granted, they were docs, but they were all things an entire family (parents and kids) could enjoy without wincing or being bored to tears-- Mad Hot Ballroom, Winged Migration, Word Wars. Is there nothing this summer but fluff?

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