In the third part of our look at the film year ahead, July, August and September are under the microscope and it looks like it's going to be a great cinematic summer!
A paranormal researcher (Melissa McCarthy), a physicist (Kristen Wig), a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and a subway worker (Leslie Jones) try to rid New York of ghosts that can possess humans. The Internet went into meltdown when it was announced that Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy) was to revamp Ghostbusters for a modern audience. Feig has proved that he has great comedy chops and after 30 years we look forward to the original cast members passing the baton to a new team of Ghostbusters! “Who you gonna call?”
Ghostbusters is at Showcase Cinemas from July 11.
After his Oscar success for Bridge of Spies, Mark Rylance teams up again with director Steven Spielberg in this live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel. Newcomer Ruby Barnhill plays Sophie who is in for the adventure of a lifetime after befriending the Big Friendly Giant (Rylance), a kind-hearted soul who refuses to eat children. Together they travel to London to convince the Queen to help them rid the world of bad giants such as Bloodbottler and Flushlumpeater. A tale simply tailor-made for the master storyteller Steven Spielberg.
The BFG is at Showcase Cinemas from July 22.
Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass return for their third collaboration in the Bourne series. Damon is once again playing the titular hero, a former CIA agent now fully aware of who he is, but hell-bent on uncovering the truths from his past. This time he’s on the run from a new programme designed to hunt him down. Also joining the cast are Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles and Tommy Lee Jones.
Jason Bourne is at Showcase Cinemas from July 27
Also out in July: The Legend of Tarzan, Finding Dory, Ice Age: Collision Course, Star Trek Beyond, Absolutely Fabulous, Now You See Me 2
It's time for the bad guys to do some good. A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops. Directed by David Ayer (End of Watch, Fury), Suicide Squad is going to shake things up! The images and footage we have seen thus far has us psyched, with the stunning cast featuring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis and Jay Hernandez looking every bit as bad as the anti-heroes in the DC Comics.
Suicide Squad is at Showcase Cinemas from August 5.
Hollywood icon Robert Redford plays Mr Meacham, a woodcarver who delights in telling local children tall stories about a mysterious dragon living deep in the woods. The claims are investigated by his daughter (Bryce Dallas Howard) who meets a 10-year-old orphan, Pete, who has an unusual friend. David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints) directs this remake of the much-loved 1977 Disney movie.
Pete’s Dragon is at Showcase Cinemas from August 12.
David Brent: Life on the Road
A film crew catches up with David Brent some 15 years after he’s left Wernham Hogg. The former sales rep, self-styled 'natural born entertainer' and writer of The Free Love Freeway is now travelling up and down the country dreaming of becoming a rock star. Ricky Gervais is back as Brent and has written and directed Life on the Road, and we fully expect to cringe and laugh our through his return. We cannot wait!
David Brent: Life on the Road is at Showcase Cinemas from August 19.
Also out in August:The Purge: The Election Year,Ben-Hur, Nine Lives, The Shallows
Bridget Jones's Baby
Renee Zellweger's Bridget Jones is now a 40-something and no longer in a relationship with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). After meeting a dashing American called Jack (Patrick Dempsey), life could not be better until Bridget finds out she is pregnant. She must now find out who the father is: Mark or Jack? Apparently three endings have been filmed and the cast will be kept in the dark until the film premieres. We shall have to wait and see!
Bridget Jones’s Baby is at Showcase Cinemas from September 16.
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven 2016 includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke as the heroic gun men hired to guard a poor village against savage thieves. Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer, Southpaw) is the director entrusted with the remake and it was Fuqua who directed Washington to Oscar success in Training Day so we are really anticipating a film with a killer attitude.
The Magnificent Seven is at Showcase Cinemas from September 23.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Tim Burton returns to the big screen to tell the tale of Jacob who has discovered clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times which leads him to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Adapted for the screen by Burton and Jane Goldman from Ransom Riggs’ novel, the footage we have seen has all the classic Burton dark, brooding, comic elements.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is at Showcase Cinemas from September 30.
Also out in September: Deepwater Horizon, Sausage Party, Captain Fantastic