Now You See Me

Now You See Me

If you are a movie lover then you are in for a treat this July as there are a whole host of movies to suit just about everyone.

We have bug budget blockbusters, sci-fi epics as well as heist movies and comedies all on the way and we take a look at some of the films that are absolutely not to be missed in the next few weeks.

- Now You See Me - released 3rd July

You just need to see the cast list to get excited about Now You See Me as Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Mark Ruffalo are all on board; I told you that it was impressive.

The movie sees Louis Leterrier return to the director’s chair as he mixes the heist movie with magic to make it one of the unmissable films of July.

An elite FBI squad are caught in an intense game of cat and mouse against four of the world’s greatest illusionists.

Pulling off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, they shower the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law...

So if you are looking for something more than the big budget blockbuster but a film that will keep you on the edge of your seat then Now You See Me could well be the movie for you.

- A Field In England - released 5th July

Ben Wheatley delivered one of the best British movies of 2012 in the form of Sightseers and now he is back with his new horror film a Field In England.

Wheatley is one of the most exciting filmmakers in this country at the moment and he is not only in the director’s chair but he has also teamed up with Amy Jump to pen the screenplay.

England during the Civil War. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O'Neil and Cutler.

O'Neil (Michael Smiley), an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.

Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.

There are some fantastic British movies on the horizon throughout the summer and A Field In England is just one of them.

- Monsters University - released 12th July

No summer is complete without the release of a Pixar movie and this month sees Mike and Sulley return to the big screen in Monsters University.

It has been over ten years since we were introduced to these two characters for the first time and they have gone on to be a couple of the most popular and loved Pixar characters.

Monsters University is a prequel that follows Mike and Sulley during their university days as they prepare to become scarers; but they have not always been the good friends that we know they are.

Billy Crystal and John Goodman once again lend their voices to the film while the likes of Helen Mirren, Nathan Fillion and Alfred Molina are just some of the other great actors on board.

Monsters University has just as much charm as the first and while it has been a long wait for this sequel it is well worth it.

- Pacific Rim - released 12th July

2013 has already been a fantastic year for science fiction and that success is set to continue into the summer with the release of Pacific Rim.

The movie marks the return of Guillermo Del Toro for the first time in five years and it is always exciting to see a movie by him on the big screen.

He is one of the most visual filmmakers working in Hollywood today and if you have seen the trailers for this film you can see that the film looks fantastic.

Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day are all on board and make up an exciting cast list.

When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.

We are big fans of Del Toro here at FemaleFirst and this one of the most mainstream projects of his career. And while the film hasn’t even been released yet it seems that the director is already thinking about a sequel.

- The World’s End - released 19th July.

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright have always made a fantastic filmmaking team having brought us Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

This July they are back with The World’s End as Wright returns to the director’s chair while he and Pegg have penned the screenplay.

This is the first movie outing for Pegg and Frost since they teamed up for Paul and they are joined by Paddy Considine, Martin freeman, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike - which is a pretty impressive and talented cast list.

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell-bent on trying the drinking marathon again. But when they return to their home town they discover that things are quite what they seem.

Wright, Pegg and Frost know how to deliver great comedy movies and the World’s End looks set to follow in the footsteps of the films that have gone before.

The World’s End is another of the stand out British movies of the summer and looks set to a laugh from start to finish.

- The Wolverine - released 26th July

The role of Wolverine made Hugh Jackman a star and he is back this summer with the second standalone film for this character.

The movie sees Jackman reunite with director James Mangold as the famous and much loved Japanese story arc from the comics is brought to the big screen.

Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed.

Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

I have always loved Jackman in this role and both the actor and director are promising a version of Wolverine that we have never seen before with this character.

This will be the sixth time that we have seen Jackman take on this role and with another X-Men movie on the way it seems that this is a character that he has not intention of walking away from.

Other movies to watch out for include The Bling Ring, Trap For Cinderella, The Internship and Frances Ha. 

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