Five movies to kick off the season of summer blockbusters

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The summer blockbuster saga has already begun, and it's not quite May yet. Summer isn't even officially under way until Friday, June 21, but that won't stop movie studios from releasing their big movies from now until then. Here are a few trailers to get you through May!

Iron Man 3

Release date: Friday, May 3, 2013

Starring: Robert Downey, Jr.; Gwyneth Paltrow; Don Cheadle

Short summary: In the third "Iron Man" film, Tony Stark fights to keep the love of his life, Pepper Potts, protected as he fights against an enemy who wants Iron Man dead.


Following Taylor Swift's insult of two of my heroines, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, I needed a pick-me-up yesterday. (Seriously, man, Tina and Amy are pretty much the most likable people ever and now Taylor and I are never, ever, ever getting back together. Tim says Taylor is now on his dunzo list. This is serious stuff. But Amy's response was on point and perfect as usual, restoring everyone's faith in humanity.)

Thankfully, Iron Man/Robert Downey Jr. came to the rescue, as usual. The official "Iron Man 3" trailer was released yesterday and it. looks. awesome.

An army of new suits! A new villain! Don Cheadle! People falling out of airplanes! Tony's desire to protect Pepper! Slow-motion explosions! Revenge! What more can you ask for? The only thing I'm unimpressed by is at 0:56 in the trailer some guy is using a flip phone to take a video.

I mean... who still uses a flip phone? Oh well, I'm willing to let it slide because everything else looks so great. April 25, where are you?

Top 5 Super Bowl XLVII commercials

It may cost nearly $4 million for a 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl, but that doesn’t stop us all from judging the spots pretty harshly. I mean, that’s part of what watching the game is all about, right? Here are our top Super Bowl commercial picks:

Doritos, "Fashionista Dad"

I always like Doritos commercials during the Super Bowl, and I thought this one where a girl gets her dad to dress up like a princess was pretty cute. The other Doritos commercial, "Goat 4 Sale," was good, too.