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Best Movies of June 2018: hmv.com previews the top 10...
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Best Movies of June 2018: hmv.com previews the top 10...

hmv.com previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens in June...

 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

(In Cinemas June 6th)

 

After taking almost $1.7 billion at the box office with Jurassic World in 2015, it was unsurprising that a sequel was swiftly ordered, a sequel which arrives in cinemas next month.

Both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return to star in the sequel with Rafe Spall, Toby Jones and James Cromwell among the new actors joining the cast.

The new film sees Pratt's Navy veteran Owen Grady returning to the island of Isla Nublar following the demise of the dinosaur theme park sited there, lured back by Howard's Claire Dearing - a former park manager and founder of the newly-established Dinosaur Protection Group - with the aim of saving the prehistoric creatures from dying out once again.

Director Juan Antonio Bayona, who is best known for his work on The Impossible, takes over from Colin Trevorrow, who opted not to direct the sequel, but has written the script with regular collaborator Derek Connolly.

 

 

Ocean’s 8

(In Cinemas June 18th)

 

Between 2001 and 2007, the Ocean’s series, Ocean’s 11, Ocean’s 12 and Ocean’s 13, made over a $1.2 billion dollars at the box office and now it’s getting a reboot, but one with a serious twist.

The movie stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter, with Richard Armitage, James Corden and Dakota Fanning in supporting roles.

Anna Wintour, Alexander Wang, Kim Kardashian, Maria Sharapova, Derek Blasberg, Lauren Santo Domingo, Zayn Malik, Kendall Jenner, Katie Holmes, Olivia Munn, Adriana Lima, Hailey Baldwin, Serena Williams, Kylie Jenner and Zac Posen will make cameo appearances in the film.

The movie follows Bullock's Debbie, the estranged sister of Danny Ocean, George Clooney's original mastermind of the series. After being released from prison Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew.

Gary Ross, director of the first Hunger Games movie, directs the reboot, working from a screenplay from Queen & Country writer Olivia Milch.

 

 


Sicario 2: Day Of The Soldado

(In Cinemas June 29th)

 

After wowing back in 2015 with the brutal, uncompromising tale of the war on drugs that rages on the Mexican/American border, we get a second helping next month.

Set a few years after Sicario, we find Josh Brolin's Matt and Benicio Del Toro's Alejandro still engulfed in the border war, facing cartels that are more powerful than ever.

The pair return to the US-Mexico border to hunt down Carlos Reyes, a cartel king now trafficking terrorists. What initially feels like a hit job quickly reveals itself as an elaborate CIA shadow war.

Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Isabela Moner, Catherine Keener and Matthew Modine co-star, with Stefano Sollima, director of Suburra, in charge of this one. Taylor Sheridan provides the script once again.

 


Adrift

(In Cinemas June 29th)

 

Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley star in this tense thriller, which finds its two leads all at sea.

Based on the true story of two avid sailors who set out on a journey across the ocean in 1983, the film stars Woodley as Tami Oldham, a young woman who meets Claflin's Richard Sharp.

The pair fall in love and are then set off on the journey of a lifetime across the Pacific Ocean, unfortunately, they then sail one of the most catastrophic storms in recorded history, where all hell breaks loose.

Baltasar Kormákur, director of hit disaster drama Everest, takes charge of this movie.

 

 


The Happy Prince

(In Cinemas June 15th)

 

Rupert Everett has been developing this passion project about the latter days of Oscar Wilde for the last few years and we finally get to see it next month.

The movie sees Everett on writing, directing and starring duty with Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson and Edwin Thomas among the supporting cast.

The film begins in Paris and follows Wilde, now in his forties, penniless and in poor health after just being released from prison over his love affair with Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas.

Determined to remain true to himself, the film follows Wilde through the final act of his life, his relationships with his lover, his estranged wife and his long-time friends and his journeys from England to France and Italy.

This is the second biopic to be released on Wilde's life. Stephen Fry starred as the beloved writer in a 1997 biopic, directed by Brian Gilbert.

 

 


In The Fade

(In Cinemas June 22nd)

 

Diane Kruger leads this dark thriller, which scored a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film earlier this year.

Kruger plays Katja, a woman who heads out for revenge after her husband and son are killed in a bomb attack.

The movie takes its title from Queens Of The Stone Age’s song of the name, which is fitting as it has a score from Queens frontman Joshua Homme.

 

 

Hereditary

(In Cinemas June 15th)

 

This chilling horror stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, and Gabriel Byrne and arrives next month.

Collette plays Anne Graham, who is grieving after the death of her mother along with the rest of her family. However, not long after, the family begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry and what it could mean for their future...

 

 

McQueen

(In Cinemas June 8th)

 

The life and career of hugely successful and influential fashion designer Alexander McQueen in celebrated in this lavish new documentary.

Ian Bonhôte directs the documentary, which includes contributions from family members Janet McQueen and Gary McQueen alongside Detmar Blow and Sebastian Pons.

The film will explore McQueen’s origins in East London and his rise to the most celebrated fashion designer in the world as well as his battle with addiction and depression.

 

 

Ismael’s Ghosts

(In Cinemas June 1st)

 

Things get meta in this acclaimed French drama, which arrives on screens a year after it opened the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Louis Garrel all star, working for My Golden Days director Arnaud Desplechin.

Amalric plays Ismaël Vuillard, a filmmaker whose life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film...

 


My Friend Dahmer

(In Cinemas June 1st)

 

Rising star Ross Lynch plays serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in this low-budget biopic about Dahmer’s high school days and the origins of his hideous crimes.

Dahmer committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991 before his eventual conviction in 1992.

Starring alongside Lynch are Anne Heche, Vincent Kartheiser and Alex Wolff, working to a script and direction from Marc Meyers. The film is an adaptation of John Backderf’s graphic novel.

 

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