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Best Movies of July 2018: previews the top 10...
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Best Movies of July 2018: previews the top 10... previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens in July...


Mission: Impossible Fallout

(In Cinemas July 25th)


Tom Cruise returns to star as Ethan Hunt for a sixth time and he is in trouble once again.

After an IMF mission ends badly, Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, leaving his bosses beginning to question his loyalty and his motives. This puts Hunt in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.

Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin and Michelle Monaghan all return to reprise their roles, while Sean Harris, the villain of Rogue Nation, is also back again for the sixth movie.

Henry Cavill, Wes Bentley, Vanessa Kirby, Sian Brooke and Angela Bassett are new additions, while Christopher McQuarrie, who directed Rogue Nation, is back for a second helping.


Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

(In Cinemas July 20th)


The summer's most fun-filled extravaganza arrives in cinemas next month. 

The original musical, all set to the songs of ABBA, starred Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth and was released in June 2008. It went on to gross over $600 million at the box office. 

The sequel has been written and directed by Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its sequel, with Lily James in the starring role. 

The original movie told the story of Sophie Sheridan, a young woman who is about to be married when she discovers that any one of three men could be her father. Determined to find out she invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother. 

The new movie will be both a prequel and a sequel to the original, with part of the story set in the present and part of the story set in the past, with even more ABBA songs, both big hits and deeper cuts, set to feature. 

James will play the younger version of Meryl Streep's character Donna, with the younger versions of her friends Rosie and Tanya played by Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn.

Playing the younger version of Brosnan's character Sam is Jeremy Irvine with the younger version of Stellan Skarsgård's Bill played by Josh Dylan and the younger version of Colin Firth's Harry portrayed by Hugh Skinner. 

Streep, Seyfried, Firth, Cooper, Brosnan, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters and Skarsgård are all back to reprise their roles, while Andy Garcia and Cher are also in supporting roles. 




(In Cinemas July 12th)


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson leads the way in this fiery blockbuster as Will Sawyer, a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and war veteran, who, after losing his leg in combat, now assesses security for skyscrapers.

On assignment in China, he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze and it turns out he's about to be framed for it. 

Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Pablo Schreiber and Noah Taylor co-star, while Rawson M. Thurber, who directed Johnson in Central Intelligence, is in charge. 



Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

(In Cinemas July 27th)


The hit comedy returns for a third round. 

In this third instalment, we follow Dracula, Mavis, Johnny and the rest of Dracula's friends as they take a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship, where Dracula then falls in love with the ship's captain, Ericka. Trouble is, she is secretly the descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, his great nemesis! 

The new movie's voice cast includes Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, Keegan-Michael Key, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Asher Blinkoff and Mel Brooks, with Genndy Tartakovsk writing and directing once again. 

To check out both previous instalments of Hotel Transylvania in hmv's online store, click here. 



Incredibles 2

(In Cinemas July 13th)


Our favourite super family return for a long-awaited second helping.

It's been 13 years since the release of the original movie, which followed a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life, a plan which they are forced to ditch when Syndrome, a former fan who now plots to wipe out all superheroes with his killer robot, turns up. 

In the sequel, Bob Parr, a.k.a Mr Incredible, is left to care for baby Jack-Jack while his wife Helen is out saving the world.

It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers and the emergence of a new villain. 

Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener are on vocal duty, with Brad Bird returning to the director's chair. 



Mary Shelley

(In Cinemas July 6th)


Elle Fanning stars in this biopic about the life Frankenstein writer Mary Shelley. The story follows Mary's tumultuous relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, which inspired her to write Frankenstein.

Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Ben Hardy, Tom Sturridge, Maisie Williams, Stephen Dillane and Joanne Froggatt co-star, Booth plays Shelley's husband Percy. 

Haifaa al-Mansour, director of acclaimed drama Wadjda, is in charge.



Hotel Artemis

(In Cinemas July 27th)


Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation screenwriter Drew Pearce makes his debut in this dark action thriller. 

Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Dave Bautista, and Zachary Quinto all star, with Pearce writing and directing.

Foster plays Jean Thomas, a nurse who runs a secret hospital for criminals in futuristic Los Angeles. With riots going on outside and an influx of patients to deal with, things soon spin out of control inside the Artemis, putting everybody in harm's way...




(In Cinemas July 6th)


Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Dexter Fletcher, Max Irons and Mike Myers come together for this strange new thriller.

The story follows two hitmen who agree to take on a high-risk mission for a mysterious employer and a large paycheck.

Along the way they encounter a fatally-ill teacher, a janitor and a waitress, all of whom become may or may not be part of an evil mastermind's murderous plan...



The First Purge

(In Cinemas July 4th)


We go back to the beginning in the next instalment of The Purge. 

The new film is a prequel that tells us exactly how The Purge, the 12 hours for which all crime is legal, came into being, with Marisa Tomei, Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Maria Rivera and Christian Robinson all starring. 

James DeMonaco once again supplies the script with Burning Sands' Gerard McMurray directing. 



Swimming With Men

(In Cinemas July 6th)


Rob Brydon leads the light-hearted comedy. 

Brydon plays Eric, an accountant in the midst of a mid-life crisis both at work and at home. To escape, he joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers and discovers that making patterns in a pool can change his life...

Adeel Akhtar, Jim Carter, Rupert Graves, Daniel Mays, Charlotte Riley, Thomas Turgoose, Jane Horrocks and Nathaniel Parker co-star, working for Dad's Army director Ol Parker. 


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