Movies Not to Miss: June 2019
Writer: Casey Lee
Which of these are you going to watch?
Winter is over in Westeros and summer is here in cinemas. Anyone who has finally gotten over the cold finale of "Game of Thrones" can now enjoy some sunshine that will be coming to cinemas this June. Kickstarting the summer season are some major blockbusters of the year, with a few minor ones that could warm our hearts. While the best of superhero season is pretty much over (unless you're still wanting to watch "Endgame" for the 15th time), it's time to take your summer adventures elsewhere in some different genres.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
So if you are looking to enjoy the summer blockbusters, here are the movies not to miss this June!
A decade after stopping Apocalypse in "X-Men: Apocalypse", the X-Men are sent on a dangerous mission in space. When they are hit by a solar flare, Jean Grey begins to lose control of her powers and also her personality as a powerful entity slowly takes over her. In the alternate timeline of the 7th "X-Men" movie, the series has once again come full circle, revisiting the Dark Phoenix storyline as it did in "X-Men: The Last Stand". This time attempting to stay more faithful to the source material with Sophie Turner unleashing her powers as the Dark Phoenix, the new X-Men led by James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, and Kodi Smit-McPhee will be returning to reprise their respective mutant roles, with Jessica Chastain appearing as the powerful Phoenix. Screenwriter Simon Kinberg, who wrote for the series since "X-Men: Days of Future Past" until "Dark Phoenix", would be making his directorial debut to end this alternate trilogy.
Men In Black International
General Release Date: 6 June
Happening alongside the Men in Black we have come to know in America, the London team dispatches two agents to investigate a series of alien attacks that send them traveling around the globe. After a rather cold reception to the third instalment of "Men In Black" in 2012, the series might need to take a little spin around the globe to find some fresh talents in saving the world. After their many adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will be fighting aliens as secret agents for the Men in Black, under the orders of Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson. "Straight Outta Compton" director F. Gary Gray will be taking the wheel on this extra-terrestrial adventure, which features the voices of Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani and Rafe Spall.
Toy Story 4
General Release Date: 13 June
After being given away to a new owner, Woody, Buzz and the toys are introduced to a new toy that Bonnie made in arts and craft class from a plastic spork. While helping Forky get a handle of his existential crisis as a toy, Woody and Forky are thrown off the car while the family is on a road trip. Announced back in 2014, this first co-production under the Pixar and the Walt Disney Animation Studios banner have suffered a little turbulence with the departure of the original writers and John Lasseter from recent events. Still, Disney looks toward starting a new trilogy with our favourite toys being voiced by the same cast nearly a decade ago (except for Mr. Potato Head). Also joining the crew for the first time are Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks.
General Release Date: 20 June
It's not all Hollywood movies that are stealing the limelight this month. Here's a movie worth a watch from South Korea's Han Jun-Hee, who previously won Best New Director with his directorial debut "Coin Locker Girl". "Hit-and-Run Squad" follows Eun Shi-Yeon (Gong Hyo-Jin), a police lieutenant from the National Police Agency`s regional investigation unit, who is demoted to a hit-and-run task force at a police station. She has to work with officers Seo Min Jae (Ryu Jun-Yeol) and Woo Sun-Young (Jeon Hye-Jin) to chase down a former Formula One racer Jung Jae-Cheol (Cho Jung-Seok), who suddenly quits as a race car driver and is now using his knowledge for speed and cars to commit crimes.
Annabelle Comes Home
General Release Date: 27 June
The third instalment of the "Annabelle" spinoff series, which also serves as the seventh instalment of the Conjuring Universe franchise, sees the titular possessed doll wreaking havoc in the Warrens' own house this time around. Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren have placed Annabelle in their Artifacts room, hoping to seal her off there. When the Warrens were out on night, the doll starts terrorising her new target, the Warrens' 10-year-old daughter, Judy, and her babysitters. With the "The Conjuring" movies and their spinoffs being one of the most anticipated horror titles in cinemas, there's no doubt this one will also bring a touch of horror that will leave you wary of dolls all over again long after the movie ends.
Cinema Online, 01 June 2019
General Release Date: 28 June