Will "Despicable Me 2" Triumph Over "The Lone Ranger?" See My Pick of the Week!

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It's one of the biggest movie weekends of the year, the 4th of July holiday! And we have two big films to choose from -- “Despicable Me 2” the sequel to the 2010 box-office hit, and “The Lone Ranger,” the big screen adaptation of the beloved TV series. 

In “Despicable Me 2,” Steve Carrell returns to voice Gru, the once-powerful super villain who is now a changed man. But when a new villain, El Macho, arrives on the scene, the Anti-Villain League must call Gru for help. Joining the cast is Kristen Wiig as an Anti-Villain League agent named Lucy Wilde.

In “The Lone Ranger,” Johnny Depp wears a dead bird for a hair piece as Tonto, a Native American warrior and the film’s narrator. He’s telling the story of John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law who became the masked avenger known as the Lone Ranger. From the creators of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise (producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski), “The Lone Ranger” is PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence. 

So which one is my pick of the week? Here are my movie reviews of "Despicable Me 2" and "The Lone Ranger":

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Manny the Movie Guy is a multi-Emmy award-winning film critic who has always had a passion for movies. His love of film criticism started while working for his school newspaper at Purdue University. Upon graduation, Manny was offered a full-scholarship to complete his Post-Baccalaureate degree in Film at the School…

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