May has come and gone already, we got some good, some bad. But now's not the time to reflect on the past, lets look forward to the movies that we get to see this June!
SPY - June 5th
Starring: Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Jason Statham (Furious 7), Jude Law (Black Sea) and Allison Janney (The Way, Way Back).
Directed By: Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat).
A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
Age Rating: 15, Runtime: 120 Mins, Anticipation: 7/10.
Paul Feig's female focused comedies have worked well in the past, both critically and commercially. Bridesmaids was a huge surprise and The Heat offered up some well earned laughs but can Spy have the same success? Melissa McCcarthy is a hit with fans, she's a funny actress, but personally I've become rather tired with her shtick. I am however looking forward to Spy, I'm a fan of these spy film satires and the cast is quite great.
INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3 - June 5th
Starring: Dermot Mulroney (The Grey), Stephanie Scott (No Strings Attached) and Angus Sampson (The Mule).
Directed By: Leigh Whannell (Directorial Debut).
A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
Age Rating: 15, Runtime: 97 Minutes, Anticipation: 6/10.
First time director but long time collaborator of James Wan, Leigh Whannell takes over the Insidious series to bring us a prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family. Whannell has starred in the previous two films which Wan directed, you may also remember him from the first Saw film. Of course, Wan went off to direct the latest entry in the Fast and Furious franchise with Furious 7, which has been the biggest hit of his career so far.
JURASSIC WORLD - June 11th
Starring: Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (50/50), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), Vincent D'Onofrio (Marvel's Daredevil)
Directed By: Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed).
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.
Age Rating: 12, Runtime: 124 Minutes, Anticipation: 9/10.
As a life long fan of the first Jurassic Park film I can't help but have an enormous amount of excitement for the fourth entry in the franchise since it's been so long since the third film. The park is finally open and tourists are loving it, but how can the park owners up their game? By creating a brand new Dinosaur of course. The premise is great, seeing John Hammond's dream of Jurassic Park come true should be truly amazing.
THE LONGEST RIDE - June 19th
Starring: Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland), Scott Eastwood (Fury) and Alan Alda (Bridge Of Spies).
Directed By: George Tillman Jr. (Faster).
After an automobile crash, the lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love.
Age Rating: 12A, Run time: 139 Mins, Anticipation: 5/10.
I can be a big fan of romance movies, when they're done right. Unfortunately for The Longest Ride, it's coming off a slew of cheesy and very bad Nicholas Sparks adaptations. Britt Robertson is my main reason to see this film as she was fantastic in Tomorrowland and I think she can lead a film. Scott Eastwood also stars and we haven't seen a lot from him yet.
ENTOURAGE - June 19th
Starring: Adrian Griener (Entourage), Kevin Connolly (Entourage), Kevin Dillon (Entourage), Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage).
Directed By: Doug Ellin (Entourage).
Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back - and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince's directorial debut.
Age Rating: 15, Run Time: 104 Mins, Anticipation: 8/10.
As someone who has recently started the Entourage TV show I am very, very excited for the film. I became an instant fan after the first couple of episodes and I can't wait to see the characters on the big screen. The five main actors have terrific chemistry with each other and the behind the scenes look at Hollywood is always really fun. The show is known for its celebrity cameos but the movie seems to be taking it to a whole new level!
MR HOLMES - June 19th
Starring: Ian McKellen (X-Men Days Of Future Past) and Laura Linney (Primal Fear).
Directed By: Bill Condon (The Fifth Estate).
An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.
Age Rating: PG, Run Time: 104 Mins, Anticipation: 5/10.
Ian McKellen is one of the acting greats and this seems like perfect casting to me, but that's where my excitement for the film really ends. Bill Condon hasn't really had a good film on resume. He directed the final two Twilight films which we can agree, aren't very good, and he also directed Benedict Cumberbatch in The Fifth Estate which was rather forgettable.
MINIONS - June 26th
Starring: Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Allison Janney (Spy).
Directed By: Kyla Balda (The Lorax) and Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me 2).
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Age Rating: PG, Run Time: 104 Mins, Anticipation: 8/10.
Both of the Despicable Me movies were great fun, but we can all agree that the bright spark in those two movies were the Minions. The yellow, gibberish speaking Minions who work for their master Gru. The Minions film takes place B.G (Before Gru) and sees Stuart, Bob and Kevin work for Scarlet Overkill. The trailers for Minions have been incredibly funny and I can't wait to see the film.
What movies are you looking forward to this June? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @JamesPorter97