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May 30

5 Movies to look out for in June 2013

I’ll start by saying that some of you may have noticed that things have been a little quiet on the LMS front over recent weeks and while we apologise for this, it has been due to necessary, unavoidable commitments. Have no fear however, because throughout the summer months, this film blog will be as busy as ever, and we hope to be releasing a few other things as well.

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Moving on to today’s article, I’m looking ahead to what we can expect from the film industry next month. While many great films are set to be released, there is a slight complication with differences in release dates. As such, some films listed below may only be released in June in the US, whereas it may be a different month for the UK. To cater for both our audiences, I will state the date of both the US and UK releases, but you can be sure that the film will be released somewhere in the month of June. I apologise in advance to UK film fans that may get excited about a film listed here, only to spot that they have to wait a little longer!

This Is The End

US Release Date: 12th June 2013

UK Release Date: 28th June 2013

From party to apocalypse with some of the best comedy actors in the movie industry today, and all starring as themselves!

Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Rihanna, Paul Ruud and Channing Tatum.

It should be pointed out that despite the wealth of celebrities on show, the main cast are the first 6 or 7 names listed as others will not appear throughout the whole film. Presumably, some will only be seen in the initial party, hosted by James Franco. Combining an apocalypse and a comedy is an interesting approach, and I believe part of the comedic element is induced by the fact that there are no ‘actors’ as such, with everyone simply appearing as themselves.

Official IMDb Page for This Is The End 

Man Of Steel

US Release Date: 14th June 2013

UK Release Date: 14th June 2013

Superman returns once again to confront his extraterrestrial heritage after Earth is invaded by members of his own race.

Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner.

From the trailer and early previews, this movie looks to be full of action and classic Superman scenarios. It is an interesting twist that this time, rather than fighting evil, Superman is fighting what are effectively his true family in order to protect Earth. With this movie lasting around 143 minutes, it doesn’t look like protecting Earth from an invasion is a quick job either…

Official IMDb Page for Man of Steel

World War Z

US Release Date: 21st June 2013

UK Release Date: 21st June 2013

Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) leads the fight against the masses of zombies to save the world in a race against time. He must stop the zombie pandemic that is threatening to destroy everything and everyone.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric West, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Matthew Fox.

World War Z is another end-of-the-world movie to come to our screens this year. The fact that it contains zombies makes this different from all the rest, and also makes it more of a fantasy/horror rather than just all action and drama. Nevertheless on a reported $200 million budget, it certainly wasn’t cheap to make and studio bosses will be hoping that it was worth the cost.

Official IMDb Page for World War Z

Monsters University

US Release Date: 21st June 2013

UK Release Date: 12th July 2013

Something a bit different these big action movies is the return to screen of popular animated pairing Mike and Sully, showing the days before Monsters Inc. when they were at university.

Starring (voices): Nathan Fillion, John Krasinski, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Billy Crystal.

I have already done an earlier preview of this movie, which can be found here, but the updated trailer looks to be even more entertaining than I originally thought. For family entertainment and comedy, Monsters Inc. ticked all the boxes so Disney Pixar will be hoping that Monsters University can do the same. Unfortunately with this one, the UK must wait until July before it appears in cinemas.

Official IMDb Page for Monsters University

Hummingbird (Redemption)

US Release Date: 28th June 2013

UK Release Date: 28th June 2013

Though many films have multiple titles for different languages, this one seems to have two titles in English: either Hummingbird or Redemption. IMDb use Hummingbird, so we’ll go with that. ‘Hardman’ Jason Statham is back, this time as an ex-special forces soldier and taking the opportunity to assume the identity of another man, and hence get his life back together.

Starring: Jason Statham, Lee Asquith-Coe, Vicky McClure, Ian Pirie and Benedict Wong.

On the one hand, this movie looks like it will be typical of a movie staring Jason Statham, as someone who, with his bare hands, can successfully knockout large gangs of men on his own. Yet the trailer suggests that there will be more drama to this than simply a one-man-versus-all movie, and it will be interesting to see how Statham works with a role that might perhaps be a bit more emotional than what he is used to.

Official IMDb Page for Hummingbird

 

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