The summer film season continues as we inch ourselves further into 2016, with some of the biggest films of the year already having been released but fear not… July has a few big hitters in line so let’s have a look at some of them.
The BFG – released on the 1st of July 2016
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader.
Adaptation of the famous novel of the same name as an orphan is taken away to giant country by a… friendly giant whom she befriends as they get to know each others worlds and as he protects her from more unfriendly giants.
The Legend of Tarzan – released on the 1st of July
Directed by David Yates
Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L Jackson, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Honsou, Jim Broadbent.
Modern live action adaptation of the character Tarzan, set years after he’s left Africa and gone to England, having settled down with Jane, now living an aristocratic life in London. He’s tasked to go back to his routes on a false ploy, unaware that he’s part of an overall larger, nefarious scheme.
The Purge: Election Year – released on the 1st of July
Directed by James DeMonaco
Starring: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson.
Sequel to The Purge Anarchy, set in 2025, Sgt Leo Barnes (Grillo), now head of security for a US senator Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) who’s also a presidential hopeful is tasked with defending her as she plans to get rid of the purge for good. Meanwhile pro-purge and anti-purge groups will clash in a match of ideals, while people also gun for the senators head.
Ghostbusters – released on the 15th of July
Directed by Paul Feig
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mckinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Charles Dance.
The hotly controversial sequel… uh.. reboot? Gets its debut with an all female cast of ghostbusters, much following in the vein of the original films with a group of mismatched people who come together to fight the ethereal ghouls that invade New York, alongside their male secretary Kevin (Chris Hemsworth).
Star Trek Beyond – released on the 22nd of July
Directed by Justin Lin
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella.
The third instalment in the new Star Trek trilogy sees the crew of the enterprise, halfway into their five years mission now divided and marooned on an alien planet after the enterprise gets attacked and destroyed, now threatened by a new ruthless threat they have to face.
Jason Bourne – released on the 29th of July
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones.
A little known guy called Jason Bourne makes his long awaited return to the big screen with the new instalment in the franchise simply titled Jason Bourne, as Bourne returns in a new, different looking world and is hunted down because of his skills and with him being potentially dangerous.