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.
Fast & Furious 9
(Out June 24th)
The ninth instalment of the mighty global franchise roars into cinemas after a year's delay.
The new film sees Justin Lin, who has overseen four of the franchise's previous movies, back behind the camera.
Cardi B, John Cena, Finn Cole, Anna Sawai and Vinnie Bennett have also been added to the roster for the new movie, while Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Ludacris and Nathalie Emmanuel all return.
However, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham, who led spin-off Hobbs and Shaw do not return for the new ride.
In this film, the crew must face down Diesel's Dominic Torreto's forsaken brother, Jakob, billed as the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered.
To make matters worse, Jakob has teamed up with Cipher, their enemy from 2017's The Fate Of The Furious, with a plan for some serious destruction.
Regular writer Chris Morgan has been working with Statham and Johnson on Hobbs and Shaw, so Daniel Casey this time provides the script.
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)
Damien Lewis and Toni Collette lead this heartwarming drama that re-tells the story of Dream Alliance, a thoroughbred racehorse, reared on an allotment in Cefn Fforest near the town of Blackwood, Wales.
To keep the horse in training, local barmaid Janet Vokes convinced 23 different people to join her in an ownership syndicate. These weren't wealthy investors, just friends and people she knew. In the end, each member of the syndicate originally contributed £10 per week to help develop the young horse and keep him in race training.
It was an investment that would see the horse go all the way to the very top...
Starring alongside Lewis and Collette are Owen Teale, Joanna Page and Siân Phillips.
(Out June 18th)
Capcom's big-selling mobile game transitions to the big screen next month.
In this movie, we follow a United Nations military team after they fall into a portal to an alternate world, where Hunters, a team of skilled warriors, fight giant monsters.
Now with their lives on the line, the two groups are forced to work together to defend the portal, thwarting monsters from entering and invading Earth, all the while trying to get themselves home.
Starring alongside Jovovich are Tony Jaa, Diego Boneta, Meagan Good, T.I. and Ron Perlman.
Paul W. S Anderson, whose credits include Alien vs. Predator and four movies in the Resident Evil series, takes charge. He has also written the script.
(Out June 3rd)
Robin Wright leads and directs this new drama.
Wright plays Edee Holzer, a woman who suffers a near-death experience in the wilderness and finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew.
In the face of that, she heads to the wilds of the Rockies, where she builds a new relationship with a local hunter and tries to find a way to live again.
Demián Bichir and Kim Dickens star alongside Wright, who directs, working from a script from Jesse Chatham and Erin Dignam.
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
(Out June 18th)
Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek return to lead up the sequel to the hit action-comedy, with Frank Grillo, Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas joining the cast.
In the new movie, we watch as Reynold's Michael Bryce, a world-renowned bodyguard, heads into therapy and into a period of sabbatical where he is not allowed to use firearms or lethal weapons of any kind, until he is forced into action once again.
Unfortunately, this puts him on a collision course with Jackson and Hayek's Darius and Sonia Kincaid, which results in all three getting over their heads in a global plot.
Soon they find that they are all that stands between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman...