The summer movie season rumbles into August with the release of an animated sequel about essence-filled tiny blue creatures, plus an action-thriller starring two of Hollywood's biggest names.

'The Smurfs 2'

The evil Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and tries to force her to give him the secret to the magical Smurf essence.

Directed by Raja Gosnell

Starring Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters

'2 Guns'

A pair of undercover agents must fight for their lives when their attempts to expose a huge drug cartel go awry.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton

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