Every month I pick four films due to be released at the cinema that I think will be worthy of your time. Simple isn’t it?
Here are my picks for June.
The Amityville Asylum, 3 June.
Due for a limited cinema release. The Amityville Asylum is a low-budget British made horror movie, and is loosely based on the real Amityville murders that took place in 1974. The IMDb has this synopsis for us: “Lisa Templeton begins a new job as a cleaner at High Hopes Hospital, a mental institution in Amityville, Long Island. Initially delighted to get the job, Lisa soon realises that all is not as it seems.”
Man Of Steel, 14 June.
The latest take on Superman’s origin story is directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan, and quite simply has to be amazing. DC and Warner Bros. have a lot riding on this one, they need a new franchise now that The Dark Knight isn’t around and they also need to have a genuine audience interest in the other DC characters so that they can build for the proposed Justice League movie. Personally, my hopes are very high for this movie and I do genuinely believe it will reignite interest in a character that hasn’t had justice done to him since 1980.
Much Ado About Nothing, 14 June
Directed by Joss Whedon (also known as God) Much Ado About Nothing is “A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.” Taking a break from The Avengers, Joss Whedon completed filming for this project in just 12 days, it is also shot within the grounds of Whedon’s Santa Monica home. Much Ado should prove a nice change of pace in a summer full of action blockbusters.
World War Z, 21 June.
Talking of action blockbusters, it doesn’t get much bigger than this. A full-scale Zombie apocalypse brought to the big screen and starring Brad Pitt, oh how far the Zombie genre has come since Night Of The Living Dead. Despite annoying fans of the book with its apparent disregard to some of the source material, World War Z is garnering some positive reviews and hopefully won’t be the shit-fest some have anticipated.