July in film: My recommendations

Black Widow

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It’s the start of July so that means it’s time to take a look at what’s coming out this month!

Freaky
I have been excited to see this film for more than a year and I’m thrilled it’s finally coming out in the UK. It’s a gender-bending body-swap comedy starring Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn as a high school girl and serial killer who swap bodies. It’s very funny and really gory and seeing Vaughn playing a teenage girl brought me so much joy. In cinemas from Friday 2nd July.

Another Round
This Danish movie rightly won the Best International Feature Film Oscar earlier this year. Mads Mikkelsen is fantastic in this comedy-drama, about a group of friends and teachers who experiment with varying blood alcohol levels throughout their workday. This film has one of the best endings in recent memory. Read my review here. In cinemas from 2nd July.

Black Widow
It’s been a while since we’ve had a Marvel movie to watch on the big screen! I’m very excited by the fact cinema has recovered enough for it to happen! This standalone movie is led by Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and explores what she got up to between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. In cinemas from 7th July and on Disney+ from 9th July.

Gunpowder Milkshake
To be honest, I don’t know exactly what Gunpowder Milkshake is about because I avoided the trailer but all I need to know is that it’s an action-thriller starring Lena Headey and Karen Gillan as hitwomen. Sign me up! They are supported by more kickass assassins played by Angela Bassett, Carla Gugino and Michelle Yeoh. Hell yeah! In cinemas from 14th July.

Old
M. Night Shymalan‘s latest thriller looks wild. A family go for a day out at a secluded beach which somehow causes them to age rapidly, reducing their entire lives into a single day. I can’t wait to find out the explanation for this. The film stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Alex Wolff, Thomasin McKenzie and more. Shymalan’s recent work hasn’t blown me away but this looks so intriguing. In cinemas from 23rd July.

Jungle Cruise
Another movie based on a Disney theme park ride, this action-adventure stars Dwayne Johnson as a steamboat captain who agrees to guide a British scientist and her reluctant brother – Emily Blunt and Jack Whitehall – on their mission into the jungle to find the Tree of Life. This looks like great fun. In cinemas and Disney+ from 30th July.

The Suicide Squad

I’m excited to see Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn again tbh! This sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad follows a group of imprisoned convicts – some familiar, some new – who are sent to destroy a Nazi-era prison and lab. The trailer for this movie, directed by James Gunn, is awesome so I have high hopes. Robbie is joined by the likes of Idris Elba, Joel Kinnaman and John Cena. In cinemas 30th July.

Jumanji: The Next Level – Film Review

As someone who loved the original 1995 Jumanji, I was not onboard for a remake but then Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle completely won me over. It was pleasantly surprising, entertaining and different and went on to do very well at the box office, so it was no surprise that a sequel was given the go-ahead. I thought the trailer for Jumanji: The Next Level was pants and assumed that it would be some rubbish money-grabbing exercise, but it’s actually very good.

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Top Films for December

It’s finally here. We are in the last month of 2019! And we’re set to go out with a bang, judging by the films that are coming up. Here’s a rundown of the releases I’m most excited for this month:

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Film Review

The Fast and Furious franchise is just the gift that keeps on giving. Who would have predicted what it would become from its humble beginnings in 2001? And now we have its first spin-off – Hobbs and Shaw, which is very good fun and as ridiculous as you would expect.

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Top Films for August

A new month is upon us once again which means it’s time to look ahead at which cinema releases I’m looking forward to most this August.

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Fighting with My Family: Film Review

I love Florence Pugh so I was keen to see her transforming into a WWE star for this comedy, written and directed by Stephen Merchant. I always had a positive feeling about it but it completely surpassed my expectations.

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Top Films for February

It is the start of a new month so it’s time for me to look ahead to the cinema releases coming out during February.

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Top Films for July

Where is this year going?! It feels like I did the June movie preview just yesterday, but here we are again, with the monthly movie preview for July.

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Film Review

 

I am a HUGE fan of the 1995 Jumanji, it is one of my childhood favourites and makes me incredibly nostalgic, so I was both annoyed and upset when they announced this sequel because I didn’t want them to ruin it. I went into this with a seriously critical eye, wanting to hate it with a passion, but I was pleasantly surprised by how entertaining it was.

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Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas at the Jumanji London premiere: My pics

Tonight, the cast of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle hit the jungle-themed green carpet in London’s Leicester Square – and I have pictures of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and more!

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