Top 5 Movies of June 2013

There were a lot of good movies released during June and based on stats, numbers, and data this is what I consider to be the top 5 movies of June 2013. Of course there were a lot of other good movies that were not mentioned on this list but I will acknowledge all honorable mentions at the end. All these movies will include a quick and brief analysis as well as a trailer, so lets get the countdown started at number 5.

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5. This Is the End

Storyline

Follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. This is a comedy that seemed very good.

Trailer|Rated: R

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4. World War Z

Storyline

The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.

Trailer|Rated: PG-13

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3. Man of Steel

Storyline

A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, he uses his extraordinary powers to protect the his new home from an insidious evil.

Trailer|Rated: PG-13

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2. Internship

Storyline

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.

Trailer|Rated: PG-13

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1. Monsters University

Storyline

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met at University of Fear they couldn’t stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

Trailer|Rated: G

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Make sure to comment, like, subscribe, and tell me what you think. honorable mentions to the list include The Heat and White House Down. Despicable Me 2 is also expected to be a great film.

NBA Game 6

Now Game 6 was obviously going to be won by the heat but it was close. Some Memorable  plays in-case you missed it:

– When K. Lenoarad from the spurs steals the ball and runs it back between D.wade and Lebron

-Tony Parker’s 3 pointer from the middle and still scores with Lebron gaurding him

-Lebron’s block on Tim Duncan and D.wade’s dunk on Tim Duncan

-Mike Miller’s 3 pointer with a shoe missing

-“Birdman” diving into the stands and getting right back up to play

-Ray Allen’s great but controversial 3-pointer

Looking forward to Game 7 as the Heat tries to hold on…

One in 5 Americans need to know

Copied from CBS:

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An unusually massive line of storms packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds Wednesday could affect more than one in five Americans as it rolls from Iowa to Maryland.

Meteorologists were even warning about the possibility of a weather event called a derecho, which is a storm of strong straight-line winds spanning at least 240 miles.

The storms are also likely to generate tornadoes and cause power outages that will be followed by oppressive heat, said Russell Schneider, director of the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla.

“We’re becoming increasingly concerned that a major severe weather event will unfold,” Schneider said. “The main thing is for folks to monitor conditions and have a plan for what to do if threatening weather approaches.”

For the first time this year, the center was using its highest alert level for parts of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

The storms will start in late afternoon in eastern Iowa, Schneider said, and could hit Chicago around rush hour.

All told, the area the weather service considers to be under heightened risk of dangerous weather includes 74.7 million people in 19 states.

Wednesday “might be the worst severe weather outbreak for this part of the country for the year,” said Jeff Masters, meteorology director at Weather Underground.

Tornadoes and a derecho can happen at the same time, but at any given place Wednesday the straight-line winds are probably more likely.

Straight-line winds lack the rotation that twisters have, but they can still cause considerable damage as they blow down trees and other objects.

“Be prepared to move away from windows,” Schneider said. Listen for weather warnings and go into a basement, if possible, and get underneath a study object like a table, he said, if a tornado warning is issued. “You want to know where your family’s at so everyone can get to safety successfully.”

Last year, a derecho caused at least $1 billion in damage from Chicago to Washington, killing 13 people and leaving more than 4 million people without power, according to the weather service.

Winds reached nearly 100 mph in some places and in addition to the 13 people who died from downed trees, an additional 34 people died from the heat wave that followed in areas without power.

Derechoes, with winds of at least 58 mph, occur about once a year in the Midwest. Rarer than tornadoes but with weaker winds, derechoes produce damage over a much wider area.

Wednesday’s storm probably won’t be as powerful as 2012’s historic one, but it is expected to cause widespread problems, said Bill Bunting, operations chief at the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla.

The storms will move so fast that “by the time you see the dark sky and distant thunder you may have only minutes to get to safe shelter,” Bunting said.

For Washington, Philadelphia and parts of the Mid-Atlantic the big storm risk continues and even increases a bit Thursday, according to the weather service.

The term derecho was coined in 1888, said Ken Pryor, a research meteorologist at the Center for Satellite Applications and Research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in College Park, Md. The word is Spanish for “straight ahead” or “direct,” Pryor said.

The structure of a derecho-producing storm looks distinctive in radar and satellite imagery, Pryor said.

“The systems are very large and have signatures that are very extreme,” he said. “You get large areas of very cold cloud tops that you typically wouldn’t see with an ordinary thunderstorm complex. The storms take on a comma or a bow shape that’s very distinctive.”

-from CBS

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