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James Porter's been and gone already, it wasn't the greatest month for movies but July is looking like it could be one of the years most exciting months for movies! Here are the biggest movies hitting UK cinemas this July!


The Rules Have Been Reset.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Emilia Clarke (Game Of Thrones), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), Jason Clarke (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes) and JK Simmons (Whiplash).

Directed By: Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Game Of Thrones).

Humanity's savior and leader of the Resistance, John Connor, sends Kyle Reese back to 1984 to save his mother, Sarah Connor, from being killed by the Terminator. But when Reese arrives in the past, the timeline has been altered and the rules have changed, nothing is as he expected it to be.

Age Rating: 12A, Runtime: 125 Mins. Anticipation: 8/10. Genre: Action, Sci-Fi.

Terminator will always be one of my favorite franchises. Of course the first two films are cinematic classics that will live on forever, but we've not had a Terminator film since then which has even come close to re-capturing the same magic of the first two. Despite the negative reviews for Terminator Genisys, I'm still excited for the film. I have liked all the trailers, I think the premise is very cool and I really like the cast.

See this if you liked: The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Terminator Genisys hits cinemas Thursday July 2nd.


Back To The Grind.

Starring: Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher), Joe Manganiello (Sabotage), Matt Bomer (White Collar), Amber Heard (3 Days To Kill) and Jada Pinkett Smith (Gotham).

Directed By: Gregory Jacobs (Wind Chill).

After giving up the Stripper business three years ago, Mike and the remaining Kings of Tampa go on the road for one final career defining performance.

Age Rating: 15. Runtime: 115 Mins. Anticipation: 7/10. Genre: Comedy, Drama.

I think we can all agree, Magic Mike wasn't quite the film we were all expecting. Of course it had the male stripper scenes but there was a genuine story in there too, as well as some truly entertaining characters. Steven Soderbergh directed the first film but his first assistant director from that film has stepped up to helm the sequel. The trailers have been good, and they present a very meta approach to the story this time.

See this if you liked: Magic Mike, 22 Jump Street.

Magic Mike XXL hits UK Cinemas Friday July 3rd.


Ted Is Coming, Again.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg (Boogie Nights), Amanda Seyfried (A Million Ways To Die In The West), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight) and Seth MacFarlane (Ted).

Directed By: Seth MacFarlane (Ted, A Million Ways To Die In The West).

Ted and his newlywed Tami-Lynn are happily married and want to take their relationship to the next step, they want a child. Obviously with Ted being a stuffed bear, complications ensue. In order to qualify to be a parent, Ted must prove himself a person in a court of law.

Age Rating: 15. Runtime: 115 Mins. Anticipation: 6/10. Genre: Comedy.

The first Ted film was one of my favorites of 2012, it was a refreshing, hilarious and surprisingly heartfelt comedy. Seth MacFarlane then went on to direct A Million Ways To Die In The West, which was one of the worst comedies of last year, so like many, I'm not completely sold on him as a director as of yet. The marketing for Ted 2 has not impressed me, so much so that I keep forgetting the movie is actually coming out.

See this if you liked: Ted, A Million Ways To Die In The West.

Ted 2 hits UK Cinemas Wednesday July 8th.


Heroes Don't Get Any Bigger.

Starring: Paul Rudd (Anchorman), Evangeline Lily (The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies), Michael Douglas (Wall Street), Corey Stoll (House Of Cards) and Michael Pena (Fury).

Directed By: Peyton Reed (Yes Man, The Break-Up).

Ex-thief Scott Lang is looking to turn his life around, but is immediately thrown back into the game when Dr Hank Pym hires Scott to become the Ant-Man, a superhero equipped with a powerful suit which gives its user the ability to shrink in size yet gain super human strength. Scott along with his team must pull off a heist that will save the world from total chaos.

Age Rating: 12A. Runtime: 115 Mins. Anticipation: 10/10. Genre: Action, Comedy.

Marvel's Ant-Man has been one of my most anticipated films for years. My excitement began when I learned Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Hot Fuzz) was signed on to direct but as we all know, that fell through and comedy director Peyton Reed was brought on board. The film is excellently cast, (Paul Rudd was at the top of my fan-cast list for the film long before casting rumors began), the trailers have been brilliant and Ant-Man looks to be bringing some very interesting things into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

See this if you liked: Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Iron Man.

Ant-Man hits UK Cinemas Friday July 17th.


God created man. Man created immortality.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) and Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game).

Directed By: Tarsem Singh (Mirror Mirror, Immortals).

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Age Rating: 12. Runtime: 116 Mins. Anticipation: 7/10. Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller.

Self/Less has a moral questioning premise and a very cool one at that. The question of immortality and the price of it is one that we've all asked ourselves. Ryan Reynolds is one of the most under appreciated talents in Hollywood right now and looks really good in his role here. Ben Kinglsey and Matthew Goode are also great talents and will certainly add a lot to this film.

See this if you liked: Limitless, Transcendence.

Self/Less hits UK Cinemas Friday July 17th.


Meet The Little Voices Inside Your Head.

Starring: Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation), Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins), Diane Lane (Man Of Steel) and Mindy Kaling (Parks & Recreation).

Directed By: Pete Docter (Monsters Inc., Up), Ronaldo Del Carmen (Directorial Debut).

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Age Rating: PG. Runtime: 94 Mins. Anticipation: 9/10. Genre: Comedy, Animation.

Pixar's latest focuses on the emotions inside a young girls mind. How fascinating is that concept! Reviews for the film have titled this as one of Pixar's finest ever films and as a life long fan of that studios' work, I cannot wait to see Inside Out.

See this if you liked: Toy Story, Monsters Inc.

Inside Out hits UK Cinemas Friday July 24th.


Believe In Hope.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Rachel McAdams (True Detective), Forest Whitaker (The Butler), 50 Cent (Spy).

Directed By: Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer, Training Day).

After the murder of his wife, a boxer at the top of his game starts to crumble. He must fight to keep the only two things he has left, his career and the love of his daughter.

Age Rating: 15. Runtime: 123 Mins. Anticipation: 8/10. Genre: Drama, Sport.

Jake Gyllenhaal is proving time and time again that he deserves to be an A Lister, he has a phenomenal amount of talent and range and Southpaw looks to extend that again. Coming off his incredible and Oscar snubbed performance in Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Billy Hope, a boxer whose life is torn apart after the murder of his wife. The film which may just look like a boxing film at first glance is more of a father/daughter relationship story and how Billy Hope must fight to keep his daughter.

See this if you liked: The Fighter, Nightcrawler.

Southpaw hits UK Cinemas Friday July 24th.


Desperate Times. Desperate Measures.

Starring: Tom Cruise (Edge Of Tomorrow), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Jeremy Renner (Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules) and Alec Baldwin (30 Rock).

Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher).

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Age Rating: 12A. Runtime: N/A. Anticipation: 10/10. Genre: Action, Spy.

Mission Impossible looked like it was done with the third film by J.J Abrams, but director Brad Bird reinvigorated the franchise with Ghost Protocol which was one of the most entertaining films of 2011. Tom Cruise and the team are back for Rogue Nation which sees the IMF take on their most challenging mission to date as they try to take down the Syndicate, an organization trained to destroy the IMF. The trailers look fantastic and I cannot wait for this fifth installment!

See this if you liked: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Edge Of Tomorrow.

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation hits UK Cinemas Thursday July 30th.

Those are the biggest movies coming to cinemas this July, it certainly looks like it's going to be a great month! What movies are you most looking forward to? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @JamesPorter97


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