Movies Not to Miss: June 2018
Writer: Casey Lee
Which of these are you going to watch?
The summer months are here but it looks like our local cinemas' release schedule still needs some time to heat up. Other than having dinosaurs, superheroes, and massive gunfight blockbusters riddling the lineup, this June also has a lot of variety of must see titles from different genres, or in much smaller scales. It may be summer, but it is also worth taking this month to enjoy the quieter titles that are on offer, before the explosion comes in to blow your ear drums.
So, if you are looking to find some alternatives from your fast-paced, adrenaline pumping actioners, here are some of the movies not to miss this June!
Nothing screams a summer blockbuster than having a dinosaur movie shown in the summer months. Set three years after the new Jurassic Park has been set loose, letting the dinosaurs roam on the island, former park manager now turned dinosaur activist Claire Dearing is trying to evacuate the dinosaurs from the island as a volcano in the island is ready to erupt. However, as the evacuation goes underway, a sinister scheme surfaces while a new hybrid dinosaur species is discovered. While being replaced by J.A. Bayona on the director's chair, Colin Trevorrow returns as a co-writer with Derek Connolly. Also returning is the main cast of Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, Jeff Goldblum, and Velociraptor whisperer Chris Pratt. New additions to the cast are Ted Levine, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Justice Smith, James Cromwell, and Geraldine Chaplin.
General Release Date: 7 June
With all the major superhero movies already out of the way (and half of them already dead), you might think there's no more superheroes to last through summer. Fortunately, Disney has already got you covered from one of their studios that doesn't start with an M. Pixar brings back its family of superheroes after 14 years, but setting the story shortly after 2004's "The Incredibles", focused more on Elastigirl. Much like "Finding Dory", original director writer and director Brad Bird makes his return to his property and to animation since "Ratatouille". Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter reprise their Mr and Mrs. Incredible respectively, with Samuel L. Jackson returning as Frozone and Sarah Vowell as Violet. John Ratzenberger voices the Underminer, a villain that briefly appeared at the end of "The Incredibles" but will be the main villain in the sequel.
General Release Date: 14 June
More than a decade since the last installment in the "Ocean's" trilogy, Steven Soderbergh had decided that there would not be anymore sequels, but a spin-off was developed since 2015. Directed by "The Hunger Games" Gary Ross, much like its male counterpart, "Ocean's Eight" is the assembly of a female supercast led by some of the biggest actresses working to date. Sandra Bullock leads as Debbie Ocean; the estranged sister of Danny Ocean in the trilogy. After being let off on parole, Debbie plans a heist on the annual New York Met Gala, assembling the likes of Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter. Also appearing in various cameos and undisclosed roles are Dakota Fanning, Katie Holmes, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, James Corden and Olivia Munn, with Matt Damon reprising his role from the trilogy.
General Release Date: 14 June
2018 is a going to be a big year for Donnie Yen with four outings due, and his year starts with "Big Brother"; an action comedy where Yen plays as a school teacher who tries to educate his rowdy class. When one of his students in kidnapped, Yen is off to save him from the thugs while his past slowly catches up to him. Although this is the first directorial collaboration between Yen and Kam Ka-Wai, Kam has been a second unit director for "Ip Man" and "Ip Man 2", so they do have an understanding relationship on making an action movie.
Cinema Online, 01 June 2018
General Release Date: 29 June