previews... - May 22, 2017 previews... 10 of June’s Best Movies
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows. previews... 10 of June’s Best Movies previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens in June...


Wonder Woman

(In Cinemas June 1st)


After making her debut in last year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman gets her own movie and origin story in this new blockbuster. The character’s first standalone big screen adventure.

It stars Gadot as Diana Prince with Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui among the supporting cast. Chris Pine stars as Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman's key love interest.

The movie serves as Prince's origin story and tells of how she was raised on a sheltered island and trained to be an unconquerable fighter. But after Trevor, a fighter pilot, crashes on the island and tells her about a world war that is happening, she leaves her home to try to stop the war.

Patty Jenkins, best known for directing some of the finest episodes of Breaking Bad, is behind the camera on this one.



Transformers: The Last Knight

(In Cinemas June 22nd)


Michael Bay directs the fifth and his final instalment of the hugely successful sci-fi franchise.

In this film, we watch a battle for survival between the human race and the Transformers, with hero Cade Yeager forming an alliance with Bumblebee, an English lord and an Oxford professor to learn why the Transformers keep coming back to Earth.

The movie is the follow-up to 2014's Transformers: Age Of Extinction and will see Mark Wahlberg return to reprise his starring role as Yeager. Starring alongside him are Stanley Tucci, Isabela Moner, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Santiago Cabrera, Liam Garrigan, Jerrod Carmichael, Mitch Pileggi, Laura Haddock and Anthony Hopkins.

Judging by the trailer, it’s going to be another epic!



Despicable Me 3

(In Cinemas June 30th)


After taking almost three billion dollars so far, the minions are back for a fourth run out.

Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker and Miranda Cosgrove lend their voices to the new film, which has been directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and co-directed by Eric Guillon.

The new instalment, which is the third in the series and the follow-up to last summer's prequel Minions, follows Gru as he faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who grows up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 1980s. As well as this he also winds up getting into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long-lost twin brother, Dru.


Baby Driver

(In Cinemas June 28th)


Edgar Wright screeches back into the limelight next month with stylish new action thriller Baby Driver.

The movie stars Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Sky Ferreira, Kevin Spacey and Eiza González and has been written and directed by Wright. It is his first movie since 2013's The World's End.

Baby Driver follows Baby, a young, music-obsessed getaway driver who winds up getting in serious trouble after the mob boss he has been forced to work for refuses to let him leave the fold and demands he takes part in a heist doomed to fail.  


The Mummy

(In Cinemas June 9th)


It’s been almost a decade since The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor completed the trilogy that starred Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz and now the story gets a lavish reboot, with Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella in starring roles.

The movie follows an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, and who is then awakened in our current day and begins to wreak havoc.

Starring alongside Cruise, Crowe and Boutella are Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Javier Botet and Selva Rasalingam.

The movie has been directed by Star Trek reboot writer Alex Kurtzman, who works from a script from Doctor Strange writer Jon Spaihts and Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation's Christopher McQuarrie.



(In Cinemas June 16th)


Brian Cox takes charge of this lavish new biopic of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Starring alongside Cox are Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden and Ella Purnell.

The movie has been directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, director of Burnin' Square and The Railway Man. Historian Alex von Tunzelmann has provided the screenplay.

Churchill is set in June 1944 at the point in World War II when Allied Forces were stood on the brink: a million soldiers are secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe. Only one man was holding them up, Churchill himself.


My Cousin Rachel

(In Cinemas June 9th)


Sam Claflin and Rachel Weisz lead this dark period drama.

The movie is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel of the same name and follows Claflin's Philip, a young Englishman who plots revenge against his cousin Rachel, believing that she murdered his guardian.

Notting Hill director Roger Michell has written and directed this movie, which also stars Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger and Simon Russell Beale.


(In Cinemas June 16th)


Chris Evans and Jenny Slate are front and centre in this tender family drama, which sees director Marc Webb scale back down after taking charge of The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel.

The story follows Evans’ Frank, a single man raising his young niece Mary in a coastal town in Florida. When it becomes apparent that Mary is a child genius, Frank's plans for a normal school life for her, a promise he made to his sister, are foiled when his formidable mother Evelyn gets involved, leading to a nasty custody battle.

Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan and Octavia Spencer also star alongside Evans and Slate.


Rough Night

(In Cinemas June 16th)


Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon lead this raunchy new comedy.

Johansson and McKinnon star alongside Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell and Ilana Glazer as five best friends from their college days who reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami.

Their hard partying goes very dark indeed when they accidentally kill a male stripper and decide to dispose of the body.

The film also includes roles for Demi Moore, Colton Haynes and Ty Burrell and has been directed by Broad City director Lucia Aniello, co-writing the script with partner Paul W. Downs, who also has a role in the film.



All Eyez On Me

(In Cinemas June 30th)


Demetrius Shipp Jr plays the iconic role of Tupac Shakur in this warts-and-all biopic of the rapper.

Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper and Danai Gurira co-star in the movie, which follows the rapper's rise to superstardom as well as his time behind bars, and, ultimately, his untimely death.


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