Summer movie season is well underway and June proved to be a big month for big box office success with Inside Out and the runaway hit Jurassic World, July also has some exciting films to look out for and here are a few, (US release dates).
Terminator Genisys – released 1st of July
The Terminator franchise is back with Arnold Schwarzenegger once again reprising his role as the T-800 and a new spin on the Terminator story, things are different this time with Arnie already being in the past having protected Sarah Connor, who herself is well capable of self defence and not a woman that really needs saving. While John Connor also appearsi n the past and isn’t quite the John Connor everyone is expecting. The film looks like a different take and should be better than Salvation at least. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Lee Byung-Hun.
Magic Mike XXL – released 1st of July
The sequel to the first well received Magic Mike film, following the events of the story after Mikes’ success as a stripper, the story follows Mike and his group returning to put on another show. Stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Nash.
Minions – released 10th of July
The Minions finally get their big solo break in this animated prequel to Despicable Me, chronicling the history and lineage of the adorable yellow creatures who have an natural desire to follow despicable leaders. They’ve existed since the beginning of life on earth but find themselves with no leader, leading to events in the 60s’ in which they end up following and working for ambitious supervillain Scarlet Overkill. Starring Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steeve Coogan, Geoffrey Rush.
Ant-Man – released 17th of July
Marvel is still in full swing and its’ next MCU installment is coming in Ant Man, following the events of Age Of Ultron and the story of Scott Lang, an out of luck thief who needs money for his ill daughter, he’s recruited by Hank Pym and urged to become the Ant Man in order to ‘break into places and steal stuff’ but also to take on the other things that come with the mantle. It looks like it could be one of Marvels’ funniest films to date and Scott Lang will be a very different type of hero for a Marvel film. Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena, Judy Greer.
Trainwreck – released 17th of July
Judd Apatows’ latest comedy is about commitment weary Amy as she meets a guy that she may need to re-consider her ideas on relationship for, this is Amy Schumers’ first big movie roleand LeBron James is also in it, of course. Starring Amy Schumer, Tilda Swington, Bill Hader, John Cena, Alison Brie, Brie Larson.
Paper Towns – released 24th of July
Paper Towns, directed by Jake Schreier, is the latest John Green novel- film adaptation and a teen mystery drama, following the developing relationship of Quentin and Margo, when Margo suddenly disappears, cryptically leaving behind messages, Quentin and his friends set out to look for her. The film looks quite heartfelt and could be quite fun. Starring Nat Wolff, Cara Delevigne, Austin Abrams, Halston Sage.
Pixels – released 24th of July
Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus is a sci-fi comedy action film in which an alien race interpreted a message sent into space by NASA in 1980s’ as a declaration of war, they send some of humanities most iconic video game characters to earth to destroy the world. A task force of expert classic video game players is put together to combat them. Starring Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Michelle Monaghan, ashley Benson.
Southpaw – released 24th of July
Southpaw, directed by Antoin Fuqua is a sports drama about a famous, boxer during his prime who retires, his life falling apart after the death of his wife, he seeks to get things back on track and finds the way to do that in getting back into boxing. Starring Jake Gylenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams.
Vacation – released 29th of July
Vacation, directed by John Francis Daley and Johnathan Goldstein is the spiritual continuation of the popular National Lampoon comedy series, with Rusty Griswold now all grown up and wanting to live in his father Clark Griswolds’ (Chevy Chase) foot steps by taking his wife and 2 sons on a fun vacation to Walley World, which will be closing. Things inevitably go wrong however and the film looks like it emulates the fun, hectic comedy of the films’ it’s a sequel to. Starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Chevy Chase.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – released 31st of July
Rogue Nation, directed by Christopher McQuarrie is Cruises latest venture in the Mission Impossible franchise, with the IMF spy organization that Ethan Hunt was part of being disbanded, Hunt gathers his team in order to fight against a shadowy, dangerous organization. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin.