Summer is here, and so are all of the blockbuster Hollywood movies! Here’s our list of seven films to watch out for this month, including all the big flicks and some smaller fares:
Release Date (UK): June 1st
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen
Director: Patty Jenkins
The much anticipated Wonder Woman movie which released a few days ago has been the highlight of this month’s early movie news. Critics’ opinions on the first female-led DC title have been overwhelmingly positive, and many DC fans are claiming it’s the best DC flick yet. The film’s out now so you can go and check it out and see whether or not you agree, and you can also check out our review of the film here!
Release Date (UK): June 9th
Starring: Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis
Director: Alex Kurtzman
I wish this remake of a beloved childhood favourite film wasn’t happening, but it is, and people are going to be talking about it. A remake of the 1999 classic which starred Brendan Fraser in the lead role, the 2017 version of The Mummy will see Tom Cruise face off against Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), an angered Egyptian Princess/Goddess who has weird double eyes and an even weirder skin complexion. A lot of people are quite genuinely excited for this film, but I am not one of them. I’ll be over here watching my terribly CGI’d Scorpion King battles, thank you.
Release Date (US): June 16th, July 14th (UK)
Starring: Owen Wilson, Nathan Fillion, Cristela Alonzo
Director: Brian Fee
The most anti-millennial film of the year, Cars 3‘s marketing has been oddly dark, with the film boasting a narrative revolving around the depressing concepts of ageing and some kind of crazy Pixar car steroids. Sure, we’ll still get the kid-friendly car races and off-beat quips, but the trailers for Cars 3 give me a Dark Knight kinda vibe that I’m excited to see play out on screen. I don’t care about Cars at all, but all of the marketing released so far has made me weirdly excited for the third instalment in the sentient-cars-that-drive-without-drivers trilogy.
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Release Date (US): June 16th (UK release still unknown)
Starring: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham
Director: Benny Boom
This much-anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic is finally releasing this year, and is a film that will follow Tupac’s life, imprisonment and his controversial time spent making music with Death Row Records. The film has been surrounded by some serious hype ever since its initial announcement in 2011, so let’s hope the biopic lives up to the high standard expected by Tupac’s fans and followers.
transformers: the last knight
Release Date (UK): June 23rd
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, John Goodman, Anthony Hopkins
Director: Michael Bay
The fifth instalment in the live-action Transformers series, Transformers: The Last Knight is set to be as flashy and explode-y as its robot predecessors. The movie will revolve around the aftermath of the departure of Optimus Prime, and will feature an all-out war between humans and Transformers. Some people forgive these movies for being a little cheesy due to their subject matter (giant transforming robots) and I hope this film is as robot-y and transform-y as they desire. I’ve never actually seen one of them the whole way through, but if they make you happy, I’m glad.
Release Date (UK): June 28th
Starring: Lily James, Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx
Director: Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright’s latest offering is Baby Driver, a film about a getaway driver called Baby (Ansel Elgort) who gets wrapped up in doing business for a mysterious criminal kingpin, played by Kevin Spacey. A movie which looks like it will feature both a fantastic soundtrack and some fun action scenes, Baby Driver is definitely one to watch out for in June.
amityville: the awakening
Release Date (US): June 30th (UK release still unknown)
Starring: Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Thomas Mann
Director: Franck Khalfoun
A film which has had rather a rocky road to production, Amityville: The Awakening is finally set to release in the US at the end of this month. It’s a revival of the Amityville franchise which has been talked about for years, and it will supposedly feature a “modern twist” on the cult classic horror film. Modern remakes don’t always work out very well, but there’s some interesting things in the trailer (which you can view above), so we’ll remain hopeful for the time being.
Did we miss any films off of our list? Let us know in the comments below!