The BIG One: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Unexpectedly, after the first (or fourth?) film’s runaway success, a lot of people seem to be hesitant o this one, myself included. It’s true it does seem like a rehash of ‘…The Lost World’, but more concerning is the lack of any excitment from the trailer. I do think it’s unlikely the film will be bad, but I’m already weary of getting myself let down. As with all films, I really hope it’s good, but a very peculiar and “meh” advertising campaign leads to me to think we’ll be getting more ‘Jurassic Park III’ instead of ‘Jurassic Park’.
Release Date: 6th June
The One to be Excited for: Hereditary
Rare reviews out of festival season, followed by claims it’s “this generations ‘The Exorcist'”, the Toni Collette lead ‘Hereditary’ looks like it could scare the pants off of everyone. But, unlike most horrors nowadays, it seems to have a killer storyline that will elevate it into being more than “just a scary film”. While Rotten Tomatoes should never influence your decision to see a film, the fact it’s sitting on 100% at the time of writing is perhaps an indication this is going to be something groundbreaking.
Release Date: 15th June
The One we really hope won’t suck: Ocean’s 8
The Ocean’s franchise was always prime for a reboot/late sequel and the idea of making it an all female crew this time is much more exciting than rehashing the old team. Going by the cast and trailer, this film should be, at the very least, a lot of fun. But, as with any reboot/late sequel, you always wonder if they’ve revived it for a quick buck rather than a worthwhile film.
Release Date: 18th June
The One that may surprise you: Tag
Based on the unbelievable true story, ‘Tag’ sees five brothers take part in their yearly month long game of tag. The fact that premise is a true story is amazing but more so is the insane cast the film has attracted. With that much comedy power on board, ‘Tag’ could be the second surprise comedy hit of the year after ‘Game Night’.
Release Date: 29th June
The One to see at Prince Charles Cinema: Planet of the Apes Trilogy
I am actually off to see a Pitch Perfect Aca-Long tomorrow night here but feel it’s not enough notice. So later in the month is a chance to catch arguably the best trilogy of this decade. What’s even more impressive is that literally no one cares when ‘Rise…’ was announced but by the time ‘War…’ came out, it was one of the most beloved (and sadly underseen) films of the year. If you missed it, it’s a chance to catch them and appreciate how the all three films really do come together. And if you’ve already seen then, it’s another chance to see Ceaser and company.
When’s it on?: Friday 8th June at 6.40pm
Other releases: Book Club (1st June), Super Troopers 2 (15th June), Overboard (22nd June), Adrift (29th June), Sicario 2: Soldado (29th June).