hmv.com previews... 10 of June's Best Movies
hmv.com previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your screens in June...
A Quiet Place Part II
(Out June 3rd)
Pulled from cinemas days before it was due to hit in March of 2020, we've had to wait patiently for this next instalment of this hit horror.
The original starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt as a married couple with two children who are forced to live in total silence thanks to the presence of some mysterious and terrifying creatures occupying the farm where they live, and who will hunt and attack them at the slightest noise.
In the sequel, the family are now forced to head into the outside world to try and survive.
Blunt and co-stars Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds reprise their roles, with Krasinski directing once again. Cillian Murphy and Djimon Honsou join the cast for the sequel.
In The Heights
(Out June 18th)
Lin-Manuel Miranda's first musical creation gets the big-screen treatment.
The musical, which was created by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Miranda, is set in the Washington Heights area of New York.
The film follows Usnavi, a corner shop owner who is developing mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's fortune.
We follow his decision-making and the cast of characters in his life over the course of the movie.
The film stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz and Dascha Polanco.
Jon M. Chu, director of Crazy Rich Asians, is in charge, working from a script from Hudes. Miranda has a small role and is a producer.
(Out June 11th)
Anthony Hopkins took home the Best Actor award at this year's Oscars for his role in this drama, in which he stars alongside Olivia Colman.
Starring alongside Hopkins and Colman are Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell and Olivia Williams.
Hopkins plays Anthony, a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter, Colman's Anne.
As time wears on, such help has become essential following Anne's decision to move to Paris with her partner.
Now in new surroundings, Anthony tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, but he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
The Father began its life on the stage and premiered in September 2012 at the Théâtre Hébertot, Paris, with Robert Hirsch and Isabelle Gélinas starring.
In 2015, it was turned into a French language film, Floride, which starred Jean Rochefort and Sandrine Kiberlain.
Florian Zeller, writer of Le Père, the play upon which the film is based, directs.
He has adapted his own work alongside Christopher Hampton, who provided the original translation for the play and helped bring Atonement to the big screen. Both Zeller and Hampton shared the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
(Out June 25th)
Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci come together for this heartbreaking new drama.
The pair play Sam and Tusker, who are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past.
Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia two years ago and the pair are still coming to terms with it.
As the trip progresses, the consequences of the diagnosis begin to have more and more effect on the pair's life and their relationship...
James Dreyfus, Pippa Haywood and Sarah Woodward are in supporting roles alongside Firth and Tucci.
Harry Macqueen, best known for TV drama Hinterland, writes and directs.
In The Earth
(Out June 18th)
Before he does battle with an enormous shark in the sequel to The Meg, Ben Wheatley has made an intimate jumpfest.
In this horror, we find ourselves in a world that is searching for a cure to a disastrous virus and follow a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run.
Sadly, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness with the forest coming to life around them...
Starring Joel Fry, Reece Shearsmith, Hayley Squires and Ellora Torchia, the film finds Wheatley writing and directing.
(Out June 3rd)