June film preview

We’re officially in the summer film season and almost in summer itself, with a few of the years biggest blockbusters already out in wide release but there are a few big films to come over the next 30 days as is usually the case for June, so here are a few to look out for.

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows  – released on the 3rd of June

Directed by – Dave Green

Starring: Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Tyler Perry

The TMNT film that no one really wanted but everyone seems to be like “Eh I might check it out” over is out in early June, following the famous turtle brothers as they come into conflict with mad scientist Baxter Stockman who mutates people into dangerous foes, while they face off an alien invasion with their human friends April O’Neil, Vern and the newly introduced Casey Jones.

 

The Conjuring 2 – released on the 10th of June

Directed by – James Wan

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Franka Potente, Lauren Esposito.

James Wan directs the sequel to the terrifying The Conjuring, following paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren now investigating a new case of poltergeist activity affecting a young girl in Enfield, London which was also documented in real life.

 

Now You See Me 2 – released on the 10th of June

Directed by – John M Chu

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman.

Sequel to the mind bending drama Now You See Me and set 3 years later, the gang of professional con artists/magicians headed by Jesse Eisenbergs Danny Atlas takes their act around the world, taking things to a higher level as they hope to expose a tech leaders unethnical practices.

 

Warcraft – released on the 10th of June (already out in the UK)

Directed by – Duncan Jones

Starring: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Robert Kazinsky.

Duncan Jones directs this fantasy adventure epic based on a popular online game of the same name as the world of Orcs is dying and certain types of Orcs seek the help of humans in order to save their world while others seek to invade and take over the lush lands of Azeroth, home to the humans.

 

Central Intelligence – released on the 17th of June

Directed by – Rawson Marshall Thurber

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul, Jason Bateman, Megan Park.

Buddy cop comedy with two friends who went to the same high school who are now drastically different in their adult lives with Johnson the former geek who is now a skilled CIA agent and Hart the former school popular kid who’s now an accountant, the two get mixed up into a dangerous mission and comedy capers ensue.

 

Finding Dory – released on the 17th of June

Directed by – Andrew Stanton

Starring: Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy.

Spin off come sequel to Finding NemoFinding Dory follows the titular Dory this time around as we explore her background as she endeavours to try and find her family.

 

Independence Day: Resurgence – released on the 24th of June 2016

Directed by –  Roland Emmerich

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A Fox, Maika Monroe, William Fichtner, Sela Ward.

Sequel to the 90s disaster flick Independence Day and set 20 years after, mankind has co-opted and uses alien technology now for its own benefits but once again has to face off against an alien invading force and again unite to defend Earth… and it all happens on the 4th of July (I guess), ‘Merica.

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