Independence Day: Resurgence
Set some 20 years after Independence Day, the UN has created the Earth Space Defence (ESD), serving as an early warning system for the planet Earth. Built using technology recovered from the alien forces, the defence is assembled on the Moon.
Unbeknown to them, the aliens were able to send distress signals before their final defeat, and emerge to attack Earth once again. With the aliens attacking with brutal force, only a few people are willing to help save the world.
Starring Jeff Goldblum (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Pittsburgh), Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games, The Dressmaker), Maika Monroe (The Bling Ring, It Follows), and Sela Ward (Gone Girl, The Day After Tomorrow), Independence Day: Resurgence hits UK screens on June 23.
The human-led world of Azeroth is on the brink of war. Orcs are invading their civilisation, fleeing their own home of Draenor as it dies. The leaders of the humans and the orcs hold the destinies of their worlds in their hands, and either race could lose the battle for survival.
Warcraft stars Travis Fimmel of Vikings fame as protagonist Anduin Lothar and Toby Kebbell (War Horse, Fantastic Four) as Durotan, the orc chieftain trying to save his people.
This epic fantasy film is based on the video game World of Warcraft (though early signs are that it is not entirely accurate to the game lore!) and is showing in UK cinemas throughout June.
The film is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code), with music composed by Ramin Djawadi – best known for creating the music for popular TV series Game of Thrones.
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist
Based on the frightful tale of the Enfield Haunting, director James Wan has drawn inspiration from the poltergeist that terrorised a north London family in the 1970s for the second instalment of The Conjuring.
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, played by Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, Hard Candy) and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), travel to the London suburbs to visit the Hodgson family, who have been complaining about abnormal goings-on in their home.
It transpires that the poltergeist of a man who once inhabited the house is terrorising the Hodgsons and living through single mum Peggy’s 11-year-old daughter, Janet (Madison Wolfe: Joy, Trumbo).
Insanely eerie and more unnerving than your average ‘haunted house’ story, this definitely isn’t a film for those who are easily frightened. The Conjuring 2 will have you on the edge of your seat. You can catch it in cinemas from June 13.
Tale of Tales
Tale of Tales is a screen adaptation of 17th century collection of Italian fairytales, Pentamerone, written by Neapolitan poet Giambattista Basile.
Described as a fantasy, horror and romance rolled into one, the original tales (The Enchanted Doe, The Flea, and The Flayed Old Lady) have been adapted to become The Queen, The Flea and The Two Old Women.
Featuring accounts of a Queen’s bitter struggle, a Princess’ nightmare and a King’s heightening desire, the film stars Salma Hayek (Grown Ups, Ugly Betty), Vincent Cassel (Child 44, Black Swan), Shirley Henderson (Marie Antoinette, Harry Potter) and Bebe Cave (Great Expectations).
Tale of Tales is the first English-language film to be released by director, Matteo Garrone. You can see it in cinemas from June 17.