hmv.com previews... 10 of July’s Best Movies
hmv.com previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinemas screens in July...
(In Cinemas on July 11th)
The much-anticipated reboot of the classic comedy comes to cinemas this month. Bridesmaids' Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy and Saturday Night Live stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon star, with Neil Casey, Chris Hemsworth and Andy Garcia in supporting roles.
The movie follows Wiig's Erin Gilbert and McCarthy's Abby Yates, a pair of authors fascinated with the paranormal, who team up with nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann (McKinnon) and subway worker Patty Tolan (Jones) to save the world from a mysterious evil and powerful demon known as Rowan.
(In Cinemas on July 29th)
Matt Damon returns to star in the fifth instalment of the all-conquering action franchise with Paul Greengrass back behind the camera. Julia Stiles also returns, with Vincel Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones and The Danish Girl star Alicia Vikander new additions to the cast.
In the new thriller Jason Bourne, who has been keeping a low profile since the events of The Bourne Ultimatum, unexpectedly resurfaces and returns to action. Unfortunately for him his re-emergence also coincides with the creation of a new program that is designed to kill him.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
(In Cinemas on July 1st)
The beloved British sitcom gets a big screen makeover with this new movie.
Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise their classic roles of Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the sitcom's original cast that includes Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield for the movie, which has been directed by Mandie Fletcher, with a script from Saunders.
The Legend Of Tarzan
(In Cinemas on July 6th)
In this new take on the iconic hero, True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård takes the titular role with The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie playing Jane. They are joined by a cast that also includes Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, John Hurt and Djimon Hounsou.
The new movie begins with Tarzan not in the jungles of Africa, but living as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his wife, Jane in London. However he is then invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a murderous plot, a plot that threatens to unleash his primitive origins.
Now You See Me 2
(In Cinemas on July 4th)
Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine all return for the sequel, which focuses once again on a group of magicians named 'The Four Horsemen' who land themselves in trouble after staging a real-life bank robbery as the climax of their sold-out Las Vegas show.
The new film sees Masters Of Sex star Lizzie Caplan replace Isla Fisher as one of the Horsemen while Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and Taiwanese actor Jay Chou also join the cast. Jon M.Chu, who recently directed GI Joe: Retaliation, directs the sequel, replacing Louis Leterrier.
The Purge: Election Year
(In Cinemas on July 15th)
The bloodiest night of the year returns for a third time. Frank Grillo, who also starred in the second instalment The Purge: Anarchy, reprises his role in the new movie. He has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, a politician who is the frontrunner for President and who has promised to eliminate the purge, the night where all crime is legal. To pursue her goal, she must first make it through the night...
(In Cinemas on July 22nd)
Steven Spielberg directs Mark Rylance in this lavish adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic adventure about a young orphan named Sophie's unlikely friendship with the Big Friendly Giant, with Rylance starring as the giant himself.
Star Trek Beyond
(In Cinemas on July 22nd)
Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and John Cho all return to reprise their roles in the third outing for the new Star Trek, with Idris Elba playing key villain Krall and Justin Lin, best known for directing four instalments of the Fast & Furious franchise, behind the camera this time
In Star Trek Beyond the crew find themselves destitute after being attacked by a powerful unstoppable wave of unknown aliens, who destroy the Enterprise and leave them stranded on a new planet where they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy. Judging by the trailers it's sure to be action-packed.
(In Cinemas on July 29th)
13 years after the original Finding Dory hit screens, it's finally time for the sequel Finding Dory. Andrew Stanton, the director behind the 2003 film, returns for the sequel along with Ellen DeGeneres, who will once again provide the voice of Dory, and Albert Brookes, who reprises his role as Marlin. Michael Sheen, Idris Elba, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy and Dominic West also lend their voices for the sequel.
The Neon Demon
(In Cinemas on July 8th)
Drive maestro Nicolas Winding Refn directs Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abby Lee, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves in this blood-soaked thriller. It tells the story of Jesse, an aspiring model who arrives in Los Angeles with dreams of stardom, but quickly disocvers the city's dark side.