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Introduction: Summer and Fall Space Movies to Check OutFrom the terrifying to the heroic, this summer and fall are full of space action on the big screen.
Here are six movies you should be on the lookout for during the hot summer months and brisk autumn ones. Take your pick and tell us about your favorites.
Return to Earth in the Future with "After Earth"Slide 2 of 13
Return to Earth in the Future with "After Earth"Humanity has abandoned Earth in the big-budget blockbuster "After Earth" starring Will Smith along side his son Jaden Smith.
The father-son pair (who also play dad and son in the movie) crash-land back on Earth after leaving their new home planet of Nova Prime. With dad injured, son Jaden needs to brave the surface of an Earth that has evolved to be inhospitable to mankind in search of help.
"After Earth" is now in theaters nationwide.
Watch the trailer.
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Get Your Summer Superhero Fix with "Man of Steel"Slide 4 of 13
Get Your Summer Superhero Fix with "Man of Steel"It's a bird! It's a plane! No. It's an alien.
"Man of Steel" and any iteration of the Superman story might be the ultimate alien adventure story even though it takes place on Earth.
The newest take on the age-old story of Superman, "Man of Steel" looks like a dark and gritty tale about how the boy born Kal-El on the distant planet Krypton eventually became the savior of life on Earth.
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Fly to a Moon of Jupiter in "Europa Report"Slide 6 of 13
Fly to a Moon of Jupiter in "Europa Report"One of the most realistic depictions of deep spaceflight that we here at SPACE.com have ever seen, "Europa Report" could be a contender for best space film of the year.
The movie is shot documentary-style, with post-mortem interviews of people involved with the first mission to Europa leading the audience through the story. It's clear that something went wrong during the trip, but the filmmakers do a great job of keeping the suspense going throughout the entire show.
"Europa Report" is set for release through iTunes on June 27, but you can catch the action in theaters on Aug. 2 as well.
Watch the trailer.
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Travel to a Future Space Station with "Elysium"Slide 8 of 13