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hmv.com previews... July’s Best Movies
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hmv.com previews... July’s Best Movies

hmv.com previews the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens and DVD players in July...

 

Unhinged

(Out July 31st)

Russell Crowe leads this low-budget thriller, which will be the first new movie to hit cinemas since the coronavirus pandemic. 

Crowe stars alongside Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson and Austin P. McKenzie, working for Derrick Borte, director on American Dreamer and The Joneses.

Pistorius plays Rachel, a divorced woman who is running late to get to work and get into an argument with another motorist. Sadly, the man she tangles with begins to be stalk and torment her, vowing to teach her a lesson...

 

The Hunt

(Released on DVD on July 6th)

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The controversial thriller, which has been made by horror factory Blumhouse, was due to come out in September of last year, but the release was cancelled in the wake of a series of mass shootings in the US. 

Now, after a truncated theatrical spell due to coronavirus in the US, goes straight to DVD in the UK. 

The film stars Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank and Justin Hartley.

It follows 12 strangers who wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. It soon turns out, however, that they are there to be hunted by a group of wealthy people...

Z For Zachariah and Compliance director Craig Zobel takes charge, working from a script from Nick Cuse and Lost creator Damon Lindelof. 

 

The Assistant

(Released on DVD on July 20th)

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Julia Garner, breakout star of Ozark, leads the way in this timely new drama. 

Garner plays Jane, a new graduate who has taken an entry job at a film production company. Over the course of the film, she grows increasingly aware of the questionable behaviour of her boss toward her female peers.

She decides to take a stand, only to discover the true insidious nature of the system into which she has entered...

Starring alongside Garner are Matthew Macfadyen, Kristine Froseth, Patrick Wilson, Makenzie Leigh and Noah Robbins. 

Kitty Green, best known for her 2017 documentary Casting JonBenet, writes and directs this one. 

 

Trolls World Tour

(Released on DVD on July 27th)

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The day-glo creations return for a sequel, which has skipped the cinemas and will instead arrive on DVD shelves at the end of next month. 

Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Ester Dean, Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt, better known as Icona Pop and Kunal Nayyar return, while there are a slew of new voice cast members. 

These include Kenan Thompson, Ron Funches, James Corden, Anthony Ramos, Gustavo Dudamel, Ozzy Osbourne, Karan Soni, Rachel Bloom, Jamie Dornan, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Rockwell, Flula Borg, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Anderson .Paak, J Balvin and Chance the Rapper. 

In the sequel, Kendrick's Poppy and Timberlake's Branch discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock.

While they are happy to let the world live in peace, a member of hard-rock royalty, Bloom's Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme.

With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all

Walt Dohrn and David P. Smith take charge of the new movie.

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