1. Jurassic World – UK release date 11th June 2015 (US – 12th June 2015)
Starring:Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, Omar Sy, Vincent D’Onofrio, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins
Possibly one of the biggest film events of 2015 is the release of Jurassic World, and it’s finally here! It is set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park with a now fully functional dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World. But, when visitor rates start dropping a new attraction is created, and we all know how that can never end well. Will it be as great as the original? Probably not. But will it still be great? Yes, I fully believe so. For any fan of the original series this is a must see, it is also a good way to draw in new and (probably) younger fans, especially with Chris Pratt in the leading role. The trailers have given me goosebumps and it seems to definitely capture the essence of the first set of films, and that makes me very excited to see Jurassic World.
2. Minions – UK release date 26th June 2015 (US – 10th July 2015)
Director: Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Alison Janney, Michael Keaton, Pierre Coffin, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders
We have seen the story of Gru and the girls in Despicable Me 1 & 2 but now it’s time for the Minions to shine. From the first two films it was clear that the Minions were everyone’s favourite characters and this film will show us where these lovable creatures originated – Kevin, Stuart and Bob go looking for a villain to serve and are recruited by the most famous villain of them all. If Despicable Me is anything to go by, Minions is set to be an incredible family film that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. It will be fun and is a definite must-see for June.
3. Entourage – UK release date 19th June 2015 (US – 3rd June 2015)
Director: Doug Ellin
Starring: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Hayley Joel Osment
The boys are back. The Entourage is set to bring the the all the antics of the TV series to the big screen – no doubt these guys have chemistry on screen and that is what is going to make this film. This is the long anticipated film for the fans and from reviews that have already surfaced it looks set to not disappoint. The film seems to keep true the show, many have said that it does not try to go over the top or make the story too complex, it is completely a film for the fans. When making a film from a beloved TV show there is a lot of room to slip up but Entourage seems to live up to exceptions, and if you are a fan of the show you don’t need me to tell you that this is a must see.
4. Spy – UK release date 5th June 2015 (US – 5th June 2015)
Director: Paul Feig
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Raad Rawi, Miranda Hart, Sam Richardson
From the creators of Bridesmaids and The Heat comes Spy. The story sees Melissa McCarthy’s character an unassuming desk agent taking on an undercover operation. Don’t judge this film by its premise because when I first heard of this I was not too impressed. However, after seeing the brilliant casting choices I was slightly more convinced. It was not until I watched the trailer and I was crying with laughter that my mind was well and truly changed. If you like the comedy style of of Bridesmaids, then Spy is definitely worth a watch. I personally will be taking the time to see this in the cinema this June.
5. Slow West – UK release date 26th June 2015 (No official US date)
Director: John Maclean
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius
Originally this was not on my list, I had Mr Holmes in its place, but I feel that this may be a gem that flies under the radar, therefore Slow West is number 5 on the films to see in June. It has already received a good response from many film festivals in the US but it has had very little promotion over here in the UK. In many ways, it is the typical story of a boy going to get the girl he loves, but as he travels across America he attracts the attention of an outlaw who acts as his guide. Slow West is a film that is apparently filled to the brim with beautiful cinematography, so if you are a cinema lover then this is a film for you.