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Summer is just around the corner and with it comes some of the most anticipated movies of the year. The comic book adventures promise to be bigger, bolder and badder than ever, but there’s more on the horizon than that. There’s sci-fi, animation, fantasy, thrillers and action and even a smattering of drama coming soon to a screen near you. And there will be enough comedy for every funny bone—comedy with ghosts, with music, with mothers and with neighbors. With gangsta cats and CIA agents, with weddings and with romance gone awry.

Here, a guide to the offerings of Summer 2016.

Out-weird Kanye and Bieber? The Lonely Island trio tries in their parody 'Popstar'

Lonely Island team Jorma Taccone, left, Akiva Schaffer and Andy Samberg. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Lonely Island team Jorma Taccone, left, Akiva Schaffer and Andy Samberg. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Writing their movie, "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," the members of the Lonely Island comedy trio — Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — aimed to create a celebrity musician who'd embody the current over-sharing, entourage-loving, humble-bragging state of pop culture. Problem was, no matter how weird they made their hero, singer-rapper Conner4Real (played by Samberg), they couldn't keep pace with the real-life antics of the likes of Kanye West and Justin Bieber.


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