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Summer Rentals

The Heat Is On


OK, so the AC's kicking and all you want to do on a summer night is curl up on the couch with a movie. But which movie? Here are a few suggestions for when thinking is the last thing on your mind:

Summer Themes

"Summer of 42" (tender tale of young man's sexual awakening)

"The Endless Summer" (in praise of surfing and the pursuit of the perfect wave)

"Summer Rental" (John Candy and family's adventures renting a beach house)

"Summer of Sam" (Spike Lee looks at the summer serial killer Son of Sam kept New York City on edge)

"I Know What You Did Last Summer" (teen horror flick about a deadly secret)

Blockbuster Central

"Independence Day" (Will Smith kicks some alien butt and saves the world)

"Armageddon" (Bruce Willis kicks the stuffing out of a deadly asteroid hurtling toward Earth)

"Men In Black" (Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones both kick some serious alien butt)

"Enemy of the State" (Will Smith and Gene Hackman kick some unscrupulous political butt)

"Jurassic Park" (Genetically engineered carnivores kick some human butt)

Stupid Human Tricks

"Dumb & Dumber" (Bobby & Peter Farrelly bring new meaning to lowbrow comedy)

"Austin Powers I & II" (Shagadelic, silly spoofs of the '60s spy movies)

"American Pie" (Senior High boys vow to lose virginity before graduation)

Let The Good Times Roll

"American Graffiti" (the soundtrack to this '50s-era look at the hopes and fears of graduating senior is almost as good as its stellar cast, including Harrison Ford)

"Grease" (John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John rock and roll in this '50s-set musical)

"Dirty Dancing" (Patrick Swayze at his dancing best in '60s-era tale of growing up)

Summer Romances

"Ghost" (Patrick Swayze's love for Demi Moore just won't die, even though he has)

"An Officer and a Gentleman" (Richard Gere and Debra Winger fight the feeling)

"Bridges of Madison County" (Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood fight forbidden love over 40)

"Bull Durham" (Baseball and lust meet in the sexy pairing of Susan Sarandon and Kevin

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