Summer Starts With Action On Screen
One, two, three, action! June brings a thrilling summer, at least to the movie theatres. Half of new film production reaching the movie theatres this month involve the audience into different types of action and thriller, from elaborated science fiction to comics and comedy. It is also noted for a number of comebacks, including notorious Ninja Turtles and patriotic Independence Day. So check it out!
Director: Francesco Cinquemani Written by: Francesco Cinquemani Starring: lec Baldwin, Michelle Ryan, Skunk Anansie aka Skin, Mauro Conte, Danny Glover, Gaia Scodellaro, Gale Harold, Leo Howard, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Jon Kortajarena, Korlan Madi, Alex Martin, Elettra Mallaby, Clara Pasieka Plot Synopsis: In the year 2154, a group of young men and women awake in a dark claustrophobic maze. They don't remember who they are or how they got stuck in the Black Labyrinth of ANDRON. The group must learn to decipher codes, understand the signals and beat the tests in this mysterious and bizarre place. Out of necessity they struggle to form a bond to survive, while the outside world watches and wagers on their fate.
Director: Mark Elijah Rosenberg Written by: Mark Elijah Rosenberg Starring: Mark Strong, Luke Wilson, Sanaa Lathan, Anders Danielsen Lie, Charles Baker Plot Synopsis: Captain William D. Stanaforth (Mark Strong) is on a one-way solo mission, taking humanity's first steps toward colonizing Mars. Although the entire world is watching him, he is completely alone in a dark and distant sea of stars. Stanaforth rockets bravely through space facing insurmountable odds, but as the journey takes a toll on his life-sustaining systems, he is forced to make impossible choices that threaten his sanity, mission and very existence.
Director: Jonathan Liebesman Written by: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec Starring: Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Laura Linney, Tyler Perry, Brian Tee, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Gary Anthony Williams, Stephen Farrelly, Will Arnett Plot Synopsis: The Turtles come into conflict of T.C.R.I. scientist Dr. Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) with the association of the Foot Clan and the return of their enemy, the Shredder (Brian tee) who has hired Stockman to create mutants of their own in the form of Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Stephen ‘Sheamus’ Farrelly) and an unknown invasion above New York City. To prevent the end of the world, the turtles and their human friends April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) come to the aid with vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell).
Director: Aaron Kaufman Written by: Guy Busick, Aaron Kaufman, Jerry Stahl, Jason Zumwalt Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Justin Chatwin, Ashley Greene, Alexis Knapp, Danny Masterson, Nick Thune, Bar Paly, Chris Geere, Kea Ho Plot Synopsis: A group of friends on holiday on an island experiment a new designer drug that makes them lose their ability to control their urges.
Director: Chris Marrs Piliero Starring: Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart Plot Synopsis: YouTube phenomenons Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart star in an updated version of Sid & Marty Krofft's classic '70s TV series ELECTRA WOMAN & DYNA GIRL, bringing the property to a new generation of viewers. ELECTRA WOMAN & DYNA GIRL follows two superheroes Electra Woman (Grace Helbig) and Dyna Girl (Hannah Hart) as they move from Akron to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big in the crime fighting world, only to find competition with other vigilantes and infighting among themselves. Both Helbig and Hart have large social media followings with a combined total of 10 million subscribers and followers over all of their YouTube and social media platforms.
Director: Laura Beth Love Starring: Jude Lanston, Johnny Rey Diaz, Sal Landi Plot Synopsis: After aliens invade earth and destroy all our nuclear arsenal, they give us a choice: either emigrate to a new, better planet or be killed. While most earthlings resign themselves to leaving, the president of the United States turns to a rogue militia to fight back and expose the truth before the human race is obliterated.
Director: Michael Jai White Starring: Michael Jai White, Gillian White, JeeJa Yanin, Josh Barnett, Esai Morales, Stephen Quadros, Brahim Achabbakhe, Nathan Jones, Ron Smoorenburg Plot Synopsis: Former MMA champion Case Walker (Michael Jai White) has kept a low profile, winning small-time regional matches after refusing to join the powerful new leagues that push performance- enhancing drugs on their fighters. Walker is convinced by old friend and renowned fighter Brody James (Josh Barnett) to join him in Thailand and train him for a big fight against the undefeated and deadly Caesar Braga (Nathan Jones). During training, Brody is injured. Under pressure from an unscrupulous, high-powered promoter (Esai Morales), Walker agrees to replace James and fight his toughest opponent yet — but only on his own terms.
Director: Daniel Alfredson Written by: Joe Gangemi, Gregory Jacobs Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Ray Liotta, Alexander Ludwig, Hal Holbrook Plot Synopsis: An ex-logger (anthony Hopkins) comes to the aid of a woman (Julia Stiles) who returns to her hometown in the Pacific Northwest and finds herself harassed and stalked by a former cop turned crime lord (Ray Liotta).
Director: Jon M. Chu Written by: Ed Solomon, Pete Chiarelli Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Michael Caine, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou, Sanaa Lathan Plot Synopsis: The four horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan) return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than WALTER MABRY (Daniel Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
Director: Duncan jones Written by: Chris Metzen, Duncan jones, Charles Leavitt Starring: Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Robert Kazinsky, Clancy Brown Plot Synopsis: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.
Director: Allan Ungar Written by: Rob Rodol, Allan Ungar Starring: Dominic Purcell, Stephen Lang, Cody Hackman, Danny Glover, Trish Stratus, Vinnie Jones, Saul Rubinek Plot Synopsis: Former SWAT leader David Hendrix (Dominic Purcell) and hard-partying movie star Brody Walker (Cody Hackman) must cut their ride-along short when a police training facility is attacked by a team of mercenaries.
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Written by: Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Peter Steinfeld, Rawson Marshall Thurber Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul Plot Synopsis: A one-time bullied misfit Bob (Dwayne Johnson) reaches out to former â€˜big man on campus' Calvin (Kevin Hart) before their twenty-year high school reunion. What starts as a friendly drink quickly becomes a blistering top secret mission, filled with shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage, as Bob, claiming to be a CIA agent, ropes his former high school pal into stopping a terrorist plot â€” leaving mild mannered accountant Calvin to wonder if he can trust Bob at all.
Director: Roland Emmerich Written by: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Joey King, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Angelababy Plot Synopsis: We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
Director: Pat Williams Written by: Michael Ferris, Tim Carter Starring: Jesse Metcalfe, Billy Zane, Dennis Haysbert, Marie Avgeropoulos, Jessica Harmon, Keegan Connor Tracy, Ian Tracey, Victor Webster, Camille Sullivan, Patrick Sabongui Plot Synopsis: The film drops us into the zombie-infested quarantined zone of East Mission City where investigative reporter Chase Carter (Jesse Metcalfe) must stop a secret government conspiracy which, though seemingly aimed at ending the country.
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Written by: Anthony Jaswinski Starring: Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada, Sedona Legge Plot Synopsis: In the taut thriller The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. It's Jaws for a new generation.
Director: Thea Sharrock Written by: Jojo Moyes Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Matthew Lewis Plot Synopsis: A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.
Director: Ana Rose Holmer Written by: Ana Rose Holmer Starring: royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da’Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson, Makyla Burnam, Inayah Rodgers Plot Synopsis: Toni (Royalty Hightower), a tomboyish boxer, lands a spot on an after-school drill team in the West End community of Cincinnati. She eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. It's the joy of her first friendships and her discovery of dance. Shortly after Toni joins the team, most of the girls on the team suffer from episodes of fainting, swooning, and shaking in a seemingly uncontrollable catharsis. Nobody can explain the mysterious outbreak. These fits soon transform into a rite of passage as the trauma draws the other girls closer together. Caught between her need for control and her desire for acceptance, Toni must decide how far she will go to embody her new ideals.
Director: Michael Grandage Written by: John Logan, A. Scott Berg Starring: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Dominic West, Laura Linney, Guy pearce, Vanessa Kirby Plot Synopsis: GENIUS centers on the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) and renowned editor Max Perkins (Colin Firth). Finding fame and critical success at a young age, Wolfe is a blazing talent with a larger-than-life personality to match. Perkins is one of the most respected and well-known literary editors of all time, discovering such iconic novelists as F. Scott Fitzgerald (Guy Pearce) and Ernest Hemingway (Dominic West). Wolfe and Perkins develop a tender, complex friendship. Transformative and irrepressible, this friendship will change the lives of these brilliant, but very different men forever.
Director: Wayne Blair Written by: Hanna Weg, Dalia Sofer Starring: Adrien Brody, Salma Hayek, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Anthony Azizi, Bashar Rahal, Alon Aboutboul Plot Synopsis: A thriller based on the New York Times bestseller this is the true story of a secular Jewish family caught in the Islamic revolution in Iran and their heroic journey to overcome and ultimately escape from the deadly tyranny that swept their country and threatened to extinguish their lives at every turn.
Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith Written by: Matt Cook Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Alice Braga, Emory Cohen Plot Synopsis: Texas, 1887: a place filled with violence, lore, and legend. The prophetic Abraham Brant (Woody Harrelson), known as The Preacher to all, has a cult-like hold over the townsfolk of frontier town Mount Hermon. Stories of war, killing, and the divine follow him wherever he goes. Not far from this isolated town, a slew of dead bodies begins to appear, washed up on the shores of the Rio Grande. Battle-weary Texas Ranger David Kingston (Liam Hemsworth) is tasked with scouting Mount Hermon in order to find the source of the mysterious murders. in a twist of fate, Abraham is the very man who killed David's father in a bloody duel when David was only a child. Intrigued and fascinated by the man who took his father's life, David and his beautiful wife Marisol (Alice Braga) arrive in idyllic Mount Hermon. But as David is torn between the letter of the law, and discovering his own need for revenge, they quickly learn that nothing about Abraham, Mount Hermon or the murders is at all what it seems.
Director: Gary Ross Written by: Gary Ross Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell Plot Synopsis: After surviving the Battle of Corinth in 1863, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, lead a group of anti-slavery Confederate deserters in Jones County, and turns them against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Later Knight marries a former slave, Rachel, which significantly helps in establishing the region's first mixed-race community.
Director: Rob Burnett Written by: Rob Burnett, Jonathan Evison Starring: Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson, Frederick Weller Plot Synopsis: Having suffered a tragedy, Ben (Paul Rudd) becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor (Craig Roberts), is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road, finding hope, friendship, and Dot (Selena Gomez) in this funny and touching inspirational tale.
Director: Noah Buschel Written by: Noah Buschel Starring: Johnny Simmons, Paul Giamatti, Ethan Hawke, Paul Adelstein, Elizabeth Marvel, Marin Ireland, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Louisa Krause, John Ventimiglia Plot Synopsis: When major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson (Johnny Simmons) chokes on the mound, he's sidelined to the minor leagues and prescribed sessions with an unorthodox sports psychologist (Paul Giamatti). In the process, long-dormant conflicts with his overbearing father (Ethan Hawke) are brought to light.
Director: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone Written by: Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone Starring: Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader, Imogen Poots, Joan Cusack, Snoop Dogg, Tim Meadows, Will Forte, Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Martin Sheen, Seal, Usher, Pink, Carrie Underwood, Simon Cowell Plot Synopsis: The film is is headlined by musical digital-shorts superstars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, collectively known as The Lonely Island. The comedy goes behind the scenes as singer/rapper Conner4Real (Samberg) faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he's no longer the dopest star of all.
Director: Todd Solondz Written by: Todd Solondz Starring: Greta Gerwig, Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, Julie Delpy, Zosia Mamet Plot Synopsis: This film tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading comfort and joy.
Director: James Wan Written by: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O’Connor, Lauren Esposito, Simon McBurney, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Abhi Sinha Plot Synopsis: Lorraine and Ed Warren (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Director: Jon Watts Written by: Jon Watts, Christopher D. Ford Starring: Peter Stormare, Laura Allen Plot Synopsis: A loving father finds a clown suit for his son's birthday party, only to realize the suit is part of an evil curse that turns its wearer into a killer.
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Written by: Nicolas Winding Refn, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, Desmond Harrington, Jamie Clayton, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote, Karl Glusman Starring: Elle Fanning Plot Synopsis: When aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
Director: Andrew Stanton Written by: Victoria Strouse Starring: Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks Plot Synopsis: The film takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin (Albert Brooks), Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory's life.