Top Films for June

It’s the start of June, which means it’s time to look ahead at the releases coming to UK cinemas throughout this month. Here are my top suggestions –

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The Post: Film Review

I love Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks separately so having them all collaborating on a movie is the dream, not to mention the fact that it is a movie about journalism! This ticks the boxes for me so much.

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Top Films for January

It’s not just the start of a new month this time – it’s also the start of a new year! For this special version of my monthly movie preview, I look at what’s due for release in the UK in January 2018.

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My top ten: Films I’m excited for in 2017

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We are rapidly approaching 2017 so it seems like the right moment to look ahead at what movies we can be excited about this coming year.

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Sully: Film Review

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I’m sure we have all heard about the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ plane landing in 2009 – all 155 passengers and crew survived a forced water landing on the Hudson River after a bird strike thanks to Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles – but I certainly had no idea of the investigation they were subjected to afterwards so I’m glad this film exists to show the other side of the headline-grabbing news.

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Inferno: Film Review

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I wasn’t a huge fan of The Da Vinci Code but I thought I’d give the next Dan Brown book adaptation, Inferno, a shot because the trailer looked exciting and I love Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones. They didn’t let me down – it’s a fun race-against-time movie and I enjoyed it a lot, certainly more than Code.

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Bridge of Spies: Film Review

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I had high expectations for Bridge of Spies because it reunites the dream team of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, who have made incredible movies together such as Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can. But I’m sorry to say this is the weakest of them all – it was far too long for a film where not a lot happens.

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Why you must read The Circle novel before the movie

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This week it was announced that Emma Watson would play the lead role in the film adaptation of the 2013 Dave Eggers novel The Circle. It is a technology thriller about a massive Silicon Valley tech giant (like Google or Apple) who gradually unite all the users’ needs, social networks, all Internet activities to the company, so it has almost totalitarian power and can see what anyone is doing at any given time. Here’s why you need to read the book first:

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Carly Rae Jepsen on Tom Hanks and her new hairstyle

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Carly Rae Jepsen came to London to perform some hits at Wembley Stadium for the annual Capital FM Summertime Ball. When she came to the press room, everyone naturally wanted to know more about her edgy new hairstyle and how she managed to bag Tom Hanks for her music video to I Really Like You. Here’s what she said:

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Top Films for October

 

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FILTH

James McAvoy has been praised for his performance by critics so I want to see it purely for this purpose. The content looks quite disgusting. He is a policeman with no moral boundaries and we literally see him, drink, smoke, shag, puke and just be a down-right horrible human being. It will certainly be a shocking movie but the casting of McAvoy has me intrigued. Released: 4th October

HOW I LIVE NOW

I’m almost fed up of the apocalyptic genre but this looks quite good. The trailer has me hooked, as does Saoirse Ronan, who takes the lead in this movie. She is an American sent to the English countryside for a summer and falls in love with Eddie. The world as they know it is totally changed when it is hit with a nuclear blast and they are separated by soldiers. They strive to break free and reunite back at their home. I like the love story edge. Released: 4th October

 

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THANKS FOR SHARING

This comedy-drama has a stellar cast and looks so enjoyable.  It focuses on the lives of three people who suffer from sex addiction and how it affects those around them. Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Pink and Tim Robbins star. Released: 4th October

THE TO DO LIST

This has a basic storyline but I think the comedic performances will make up for that. Aubrey Plaza stars as Brandy, an over-achiever in high school who realises she should get as many sexual experiences under her belt as possible before heading to college. This obviously paves the way for some funny, awkward scenes. I was mostly sold by the support cast of Alia Sawkat, Bill Hader, Rachel Bilson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Released: 4th October

 

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THE FIFTH ESTATE

Despite being panned by WikiLeaks founders, I think this insight into their 2010/2011 operation of releasing classified information will be very interesting. This thriller sees Benedict Cumberbatch portray the founder Julian Assange. We see the CIA and FBIs reaction when their classified information about Iraqi insurgents gets published in media, thanks to this whistleblower. Released: 11th October

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

This action movie starring Tom Hanks is based on a true story that happened in 2009. Tom is the captain of a freighter which gets taken hostage by Somali pirates. He then lets himself get taken hostage to save his crew. This looks like really tense stuff and relates to contemporary news, which makes it very interesting. Released: 18th October