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Best Movies of June 2019: previews the top 10...
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Best Movies of June 2019: previews the top 10... previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens in June...


X-Men: Dark Phoenix

(Out June 5th)


Sophie Turner's new take on Jean Gray is front and centre in the long-delayed and much re-worked new X-Men. 

Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Evan Peters all return to star, with Jessica Chastain playing the movie's villain. 

Set a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, things are looking rosy for the X-Men who have become celebrities and public sensations, leading Professor X to encourage the team to do more as superheroes.

Unfortunately, one mission takes them into space, and an unaccounted-for accident greatly empowers Jean Grey, but at the cost of losing control of herself and acting irrationally. All the while, an alien empress seeks to use Jean for her own intentions.

For this movie, Simon Kinberg makes his first appearance as director having served as a writer and producer in the franchise for more than a decade.




(Out June 28th)


Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis come together for this warm-hearted new comedy. 

Yesterday tells the story of Jack Malik, a struggling musician who after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed and only he can remember their songs. 

Newcomer Himesh Patel leads the way, with Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Joel Fry, Ed Sheeran, Ana de Armas and Lamorne Morris also in key roles. 

Sheeran has also contributed new music for the film, which will sit alongside some choice cuts from The Beatles' back catalogue. 



Toy Story 4

(Out June 21st)


After almost a decade, we're finally reunited with Woody and Buzz next month for Toy Story 4. 

This movie sees the gang back together once again and enjoying life with their new owner Bonnie, but when Bonnie's new favourite toy goes missing, Woody attempts to mount a rescue mission.

Sadly, he gets kidnapped in the process and is forced to plan a daring escape with the help of some old friends

New additions to the cast this time around include Keanu Reeves, Get Out director Jordan Peele and Arrested Development star Tony Hale.

Josh Cooley is directing the new film. 



Late Night

(Out June 7th)


Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson come together to lead this timely new comedy. 

The movie follows Thompson's Katherine Newbury, a late night talk show host who is on the verge of losing her show. To try and save herself, she hires in Molly Patel, a female writer, who revitalizes things in more ways than one...

Starring alongside Thompson and Kaling are John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Paul Walter Hauser and Amy Ryan.

Kaling has written the script, working with director Nisha Ganatra, whose credits include episodes of You Me Her and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 



Men In Black: International

(Out June 14th)


The sharpest-dressed secret agents in the galaxy have been rebooted and are back again, for the first time in the seven years. 

Men In Black followed Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, who played agents of a secret organisation that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. The three movies grossed over $1.7 billion at the box office. 

For the new reboot, the story will follow Hemsworth's Agent H and Thompson's Agent M. This time, the film is set in London and will follow the secret agents as they become involved in a murder mystery that sends them travelling the globe. 

Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Rebecca Ferguson and Emma Thompson co-star in the film.

The film, which has been directed by F. Gary Gray, best known for his work on Straight Outta Compton and Fast 8, has a script from Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. 



Annabelle: Comes Home

(Out June 28th)


The Conjuring and its various spin-offs continue to provide a block office gold rush for producers and a haven for fans. That continues next month. 

The new instalment stars a returning Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, who play paranormal investigators as Ed and Lorraine Warren. 

This time, we will watch on as the Warrens bring the Annabelle doll to a place where she can no longer wreak havoc: their Artifacts Room.

Sadly, Annabelle awakens the room’s evil which sets its sights on a new target: the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter Judy.

Judy, along with her teenage babysitter cousin and the cousin’s friend, must then square off against the evil doll.

Gary Dauberman, writer on the first two Annabelle films, will step up to direct the third movie. McKenna Grace and Madison Iseman co-star this time. 




(Out June 19th)


James Gunn produces this new horror adventure, which takes the Superman origin story in a very, very different direction. 

Elizabeth Banks and David Denman play Tori and Kyle Breyer, a childless couple living on a farm in rural America who witness an unidentified aircraft crash onto their land, and inside they find what appears to be a human baby, which they decide to raise as their own in secret. 

But as the child grows older and his abilities begin to manifest, so does the sense that this alien visitor may not have humanity's best interests at heart. 

David Yarovesky directs, working from a script from Gunn's brother Brian and cousin Mark.



Dirty God

(Out June 7th)


This harrowing new drama arrives on the big screen next month. 

The film tells the story of Jade, a young mother from London who is forced to pick up the pieces after an acid attack leaves her with severe facial burns. It's a life change that forces her to confront everything and everyone...

Vicky Knight, Rebecca Stone and Dana Marineci star alongside Happy Valley's Katherine Kelly and British singer-songwriter Bluey Robinson



Diego Maradona

(Out June 14th)


Asif Kapadia, director of the hugely acclaimed Amy, turns his attention to one of football's ultimate icons, Diego Maradona. 

His new film is built from 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive and charts the star time's in Italy during the 1980s when he was starring for Napoli and getting into all sorts of trouble off the pitch...



The Captor

(Out June 21st)


Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace and Mark Strong lead the way in this new thriller. 

The film re-tells the story of the Norrmalmstorg robbery and hostage crisis in Stockholm, where a convicted criminal on leave from prison, held up a bank, taking four hostages.

During the ensuing crisis, the police agreed to bring his friend to the bank to talk him down. As the time wore on, the two bonded with the hostages, who acted to protect their captors. 

It's this incident which is the origin of the term Stockholm syndrome...



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