Since the reopening of cinemas across the UK, we think it’s safe to say that many of you will be eager to get back into some VIP cinema seats and watch some new releases! There are so many movies to get excited about in 2021, so here are seven you can expect to see throughout June in the UK!
7. A Quiet Place Part II – Released June 3rd, 2021
Starring Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy, A Quiet Place Part II is the dangerous and harrowing sequel to 2018’s thriller, A Quiet Place.
Moments after the events of the previous movie, the Abbott family, headed by Evelyn (Blunt), must run for their lives as the monsters that have invaded the Earth seem to be after them. Luckily, the terrified group run into Emmett (Murphy), who helps to conceal the family of four; including Evelyn’s new-born baby.
After realising that the creatures that hunt by sound aren’t the only threat out there, Evelyn must fight harder than before to protect her loved ones.
Critics are saying that this movie is a sensational, anxiety-inducing experience; so you may not want to miss out on this one.
6. Nobody – Released June 9th, 2021
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) stars in the lead role as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated, unnoticed family man who takes hits but doesn’t deal out punches – a nobody.
When his home is broken into and his wife and son threatened, Mansell refuses to fight back, hoping to prevent further violence; this leads his son to think less of him and his wife to back away from him.
However, when his family is kidnapped, Mansell’s low-simmering rage blows into full-on anger and hostility; he hopes that now he isn’t so afraid, he can prove himself to be more than a nobody and save his family.
In the midst of gunfire and fistfights, can Mansell rise to the occasion and save those he loves the most?
5. The Father – Released June 11th, 2021
Legendary actor Anthony Hopkins stars alongside Olivia Colman in this deep and meaningful film about an elderly man suffering with dementia.
Anthony (Hopkins) is struggling with old age, and his daughter Ann (Coleman) keeps trying to help him but is shrugged off by her father who states that everything is fine. Despite his self-assured nature, Anthony gets worse and soon cannot remember not only if he’s even in his own home, but is starting to forget his own family.
Anthony tries to keep his mind intact, but how can he do so when he can’t even remember his own daughter, and constantly wonders who those are around him?
4. In the Heights – Released June 18th, 2021
In the Heights is a film that focuses on what it means to be home, and what it means to surround yourself with good company.
A mixture of characters, including Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), live in the neighbourhood of Washington Heights in Northern Manhattan. Usnavi is a bodega owner with dreams of winning the lottery and going home to the Dominican Republic, while he pines for the beautiful salon owner next door.
When Nina (Leslie Grace) returns with shocking and exciting news, Usnavi and the close-knit people at Washington Heights get a real dose of what not only home means, but community also.
3. Monster Hunter – Released June 18th, 2021
Star of the Resident Evil movie franchise, Milla Jovovich, takes on the lead role as hard-as-nails Army Captain, on a mission to seek lost soldiers when the unthinkable happens…
Captain Natalie Artemis (Jovovich) and her elite team head out to find some missing brothers-in-arms, when they are all of a sudden transported to an alternate universe.
Once there, Artemis and her crew discover that their military weapons are no match for the sand-dwelling creatures that lurk in this unfamiliar world. Luckily, the group stumble upon a seasoned monster hunter who has the know-how to keep one step ahead of the giant beasts.
Can the Captain get her team out of this unbelievable place, or will they be forever stuck in a land of massive monsters?
2. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard – Released June 23rd, 2021
Everyone’s favourite egotistical, witty bodyguard is back as Ryan Reynolds, once again, takes on the role of Michael Bryce.
Bryce is still mourning the death of his career, ruined by high-profile hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson); as he relaxes on a beach he is interrupted by Darius’ even more hostile wife Sonia (Salma Hayek), who needs Bryce’s help.
As the trio get into more trouble than ever before, Bryce is forced to help the world’s oddest couple out. When they find themselves in the midst of a global plot, they are all that stands between Europe and a powerful madman.
Filled with action sequences and no doubt some sarcastic humour, this movie is not one to miss!
1. F9 – Released June 24th, 2021
The Fast and Furious franchise began in 2001, and has had many crazy, action-filled adventures since. Now, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), along with his crew, face an enemy like never before; Dom’s own brother.
Jakob Toretto (John Cena) has resurfaced, and appears to be working with cyber-terrorist Cipher (Charlize Theron) to bring Dom and his family down for good.
Not only are we getting a new character never seen (or heard of) before, but old and recognisable characters will be making their way back into the franchise. Mia (Jordana Brewster), Dom’s sister, will be joining the fight along with thought-to-be-dead team member Han (Sung Kang). This franchise, somehow, still has something up its sleeve.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal
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