Ten new movie releases you need to know about this month

June's biggest, best and trending films

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Jurassic World

They’re back, and two decades after the original ‘Jurassic Park’, the dinosaurs are genetically modified. There have been grumblings along the way. Genetically modified? Surely a seven-ton rampaging reptile is scary enough without tinkering with its DNA? And ‘Avengers’ powerhouse Joss Whedon branded one clip ‘’70s-era sexist’. Whatever the final verdict, industry experts are predicting a monster opening of over $100 million for ‘Jurassic World’.

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Release date: Friday June 12 2015

London Road

It’s the mostly unlikely subject for a musical ever – the real-life murders of five sex workers in 2006 by a forklift truck driver in Ipswich. But the 2011 National Theatre show ‘London Road’ was a smash hit. Now comes the film starring Olivia Colman as one of the residents of London Road – the street on which the murderer lived. The big question is, can it replicate the five-star ecstatic reviews and bums-on-seats success of the play?

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Release date: Friday June 12 2015
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There’s funny and there’s Melissa McCarthy – right now she’s Hollywood’s most in-demand comic actress. Directed by her ‘Bridesmaids’ partner-in-crime Paul Feig, ‘Spy’ is shaping up to be summer’s biggest comedy. McCarthy stars as a frumpy CIA desk agent who gets her big break undercover as a cat-loving housewife from Iowa with a poodle perm.

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Release date: Friday June 5 2015 Now Showing
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Mr Holmes

Another Sherlock Holmes story, is that really necessary? After Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr, one more Sherlock feels like overkill. But we’ll make an exception for Ian McKellen who in ‘Mr Holmes’ touchingly plays the super-sleuth aged 93, keeping bees on the Sussex coast in 1947. His marbles are on their way out and Holmes is struggling to remember the details of the case that forced him into retirement 30 years earlier.

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Release date: Friday June 19 2015

The Look of Silence

After his staggering doc ‘The Act of Killing’ filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer is back examining the banality of the monsters who perpetrated the Indonesian massacres of the 1960s, killing up to two million people. In this new doc he follows a gentle optician interrogating the men who murdered his brother.

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Release date: Friday June 12 2015

Slow West

Michael Fassbender is about to have another moment, with ‘Macbeth’ and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic both pegged for autumn releases. Before that, he stars in this well-received Western. Described by one critic as a ‘pitch perfect debut’ from Beta Band-musician-turned-director John Maclean, Fassbender plays a bounty hunter babysitting a 16-year-old boy travelling across the Wild West.

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Release date: Friday June 26 2015

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

If anyone can deliver a takedown of Scientology – a religion founded on alien spaceships and an intergalactic warlord named Xenu – it’s the forensically-skilled doc-maker Alex Gibney. He’s the man behind last year’s Lance Armstrong exposé, ‘The Armstrong Lie’.

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They don’t speak, but in recognition of their scene-stealing skills, the little yellow critters from ‘Despicable Me’ are getting their own movie. Following the Minions race’s search through the ages for the most despicable master – serving overlords from T-Rexes to Count Dracula – the film settles into the tale of how three Minions set out to find a new overlord.

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Release date: Friday June 26 2015

Blood Cells

London directing duo Joseph Bull and Luke Seomore have been championed by the Venice Film Festival, which funded ‘Blood Cells’, their debut film. It’s the bleak but often beautiful story of Adam (Barry Ward), a drifter travelling back to his family’s farm, which was devastated by the foot-and-mouth epidemic in 2001.

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Release date: Tuesday June 30 2015
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The TV comedy that picks the scab of celebrity is getting a big-screen outing. Adrian Grenier returns as movie star Vince, who’s moved his buddies from New York to LA. Someone in Hollywood has been stupid enough to give Vince $100 million to make a movie and he’s already $15 million over budget. No, this is not going to be Terrence Malick, but we’d settle with doofus-y dialogue and showbiz home truths.

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Release date: Friday June 19 2015


Chris jones
Chris jones

Schoenarts is amazing in 'Rust and Bone' as well, with Marainne Cotillard. By the way he's Belgian, not Dutch, and it not too hard to pronounce if you ignore the spelling - shone (rhymes with bone) arts - shone-arts .