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Silver screen summer blockbuster

Looking to soak in a movie this month? Grab yourself some popcorn and get yourself comfortable, here’s some of the most anticipated movie releases. From action-packed thrillers, to sci-fi and period dramas, July has something for everyone.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming

A young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) attempts to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, a teenage Peter returns home where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) Not quite a fully-fledged Avenger yet, Stark convinces the young Parker to be a “friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man,” and, when not in costume, he’s just like any other teenager, hanging out with his best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon).

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming delivers everything you would expect from a teenage superhero drama, all intermixed with superpowers, villains, action-packed adventure, and self-mocking humour.

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Charlize Theron

Atomic Blonde

If you’re a fan of action movies, then be sure to set aside time to check out Atomic Blonde. Featuring Charlize Theron, this sleek movie is based on the 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart.

Theron stars as M16 agent Lorraine Broughton tasked with unravelling the mystery behind the death of an undercover agent in Berlin during the Cold War. Willing to stop at nothing to stay alive, she is tasked with tracking down a list he was smuggling to the West in order to prevent her and her colleagues becoming endangered by critical information.

During her mission she partners with station chief David Percival, played by James McAvoy, to help her navigate her way through a deadly game of spies.

Directed by David Leitch, Atomic Blonde is an action packed spy thriller that is bound to enthral movie goers.

War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

Director Matt Reeves brings movie lovers a sequel to the brilliant 2014 release Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, and Steve Zahn among others, the film starts two years after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a time in which Caesar and his apes have been at war against humans. As the apes start suffering heavy loses, Caesar must face a deadly conflict to determine the fate of both species and ultimately Earth’s future.

The movie combines breath taking special effects and a powerful and poignant narrative. A true blockbuster that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout.

Wish Upon

Wish Upon

Breathing new life into the old adage “be careful what you wish for” this film is a must view for fans of horror. The film explores the cost of getting everything you want.

Actress Joey King plays a young teenage girl (Clare Shannon) who receives a mysterious music box from her father that contains magical powers. However, she soon finds her world torn apart by a series of bloody repercussions as she begins to realize the true horror of the magic powers of the music box and deadly price for using them.

Directed by John R. Leonetti, Wish Upon delivers a fabulously terrifying ride which will leave viewer’s gripped throughout.

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

Based on the 1865 Russian novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov, this period drama is directed by William Oldroyd.

The film stars Florence Pugh as a young bride sold into a loveless marriage to a middle-age suitor (Paul Hilton), the wealthy son of a mine owner. Frustrated by his long absences away from home Pugh finds herself in a torrid and passionate affair with a young worker her own age, Cosmo Jarvis, on their estate in 19th century England.

Filled with feminism, class, oppression, prejudice, and Victorian melodrama, Lady Macbeth is a gripping film noir form beginning to end.

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Writer and director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar) takes movie lovers to the horrors of war and to Dunkirk in 1940 during World War II.

Dunkirk tells the tale of the evacuation and rescue of some 400,000 Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France, using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel in a desperate bid to save as many lives as possible.

Allied soldiers were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the French beaches and harbour of Dunkirk. The cast includes Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, James D’Arcy, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance. A gripping movie from beginning to end.

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