School season is coming to a close and two of my favorite seasons that do happen in the Summer are here: vacation season and summer movie season. And since we’ve already got a staff picks section in this newspaper that covers the former, I’ve decided to broadcast the latter to you, the Chant’s loyal readers.

The 2016 movie year promises to be a very competitive one, with blockbusters around every corner. And in this article, I will discuss some movies that I am personally eager to see.

On July 8th, I’ll be going to see Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets, where the geniuses behind the wildly popular and delirious Despicable Me films explore what the dogs, cats, fish, birds, and other pets do after their owners leave for work in the morning. Smart, hilarious, and witty, this looks like a pawsitively pawsome time at the movies, and I ain’t kitten.

In terms of live-action films, this also looks like a very promising season. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is going to drop into theaters, and it looks even better than the first movie. The film’s trailers make it out to be a very special film, and I’m anxiously awaiting to see how the film turns out.

But everybody knows that the definitive highlights of a summer, the real moneymakers, the movie events of the season, are the superhero movies. And this year the superhero movies do indeed look super.

Marvel’s big offering this year is Captain America: Civil War and it’s going to fracture the Avengers and cause a great deal of tension that many moviegoers and fans will surely flock to see.

But perhaps the movie that I am the most excited for, the event of the summer that I am counting the seconds down to, is Suicide Squad. Let’s face it: a superhero movie is only as good as its villain. And this year, the DC Comics villains – not the least of which is the insane Joker and psychotic Harley Quinn – will unite in order to “save the world.” The trailers have been loaded with extreme promise, and by the looks of it, it’s going to more than deliver on all that promise. Now, the real question is if it’s going to be good or if it’s going to be great.

The combined power and anticipation of these highly awaited movies and many, many others will certainly sell lots of popcorn and soda. Tickets will be sold here and there, in Canton, Scranton, and everywhere in between, including Tucson, because the 2016 Summer movie season will certainly be one to remember.