As we spiral towards the end of June, it’s time to have a look at what July has in store for us. Time may fly by, but a good movie is eternal – especially if that movie is Interstellar (because fifth dimension). Here are some of the biggest new movies coming your way in July 2019, just in case you want some respite from your hot Summer activities. Seek out your nearest cinemas for these movies, as well as some air-conditioning.
1. Spider-Man: Far From Home | 2nd July 2019
It’s been a busy five years for Peter Parker – oh wait, he was dusted, nevermind. We last saw Peter Parker return to us in Avengers: Endgame only to see his mentor Tony Stark sacrifice himself to defeat Thanos. In Far From Home, we see him having to deal with the loss of Stark, balancing his duties as a superhero and wanting a regular teenage boy life.
With Jake Gyllenhaal on board, as well as Samuel L. Jackson returning as Nick Fury, the movie seems to promise a decent showing. It’s no Endgame, but it’s the last thing we have from Marvel this year, so fans will be there to savour every last drop before the drought hits.
2. Midsommar | 3rd July 2019
Midsommar might seem like an uneventful and saccharine experience for the Swedes, but leave it to Hereditary director Ari Aster to turn that into something horrifying. What is striking is how bright and colourful the palette of the movie seems to be from the trailer, yet I felt very unsettled after watching it.
The horror genre has been underwhelming thus far this year (that includes Jordan Peele’s Us, sorry), but Midsommar looks like a movie that will shake things up as well as generate an influx of tourists heading to Sweden for Midsommar next year. Be warned though, I heard it’s not as sunny over there as the movie suggests.
3. Crawl | 12th July 2019
Crawl aims to do for flooded terrains what Jaws did for the water:scare us onto dry land and make sure we never end up in Florida. Haley (Kaya Scodelario) and Dave (Barry Pepper) find themselves at the mercy of a hurricane and the alligators that get swept in with the waves. While it doesn’t come across as the most mind blowing movie you will ever see, the trailer does at least promise an entertaining one.
4. The Lion King | 19th July 2019
It is unclear how this is a live action remake of The Lion King when it’s using voice actors and CGI – but hey, as long as it makes Disney a ton of money, let’s not question it too much. James Earl Jones will return to voice Mufasa, because such is the circle of life. He is joined by a whole host of talented individuals, such as Donald Glover, Beyoncé and Chiwetel Ejiofor, whose performances will determine the critical success of the movie.
Disney’s release of the short snippet of Beyoncé and Donald Glover singing ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ has definitely abated my skepticism (slightly), but I guess we will have to wait till opening weekend to see if the whole movie delivers a similar impact.
5. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood | 26th July 2019
Quentin Tarantino is back with his 9th film (believe it folks, it’s in the trailer) and while the storyline isn’t really plain as day in the trailer, the references to Inglourious Basterds and Scarface is evidence enough that Tarantino is going to deliver another knock-out with this movie.
If you don’t have faith in Tarantino (how dare you), maybe the presence of actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Kurt Russell and Al Pacino will convince you. The film follows Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stunt double Clint Booth (Pitt) and their lives in Hollywood in 1969, with both having to deal with the changes in the industry and being in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore.