I'm a bit late with this Summer film list, but hey! The fact that some of these are out in theatres already makes it more fun as you can just immediately plan your next cinema visit, right? Now, without further ado, these 7 films are at the top of my personal list to go see this Summer.
Note: the release dates are for Belgium. That being where I live. Naturally.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (OUT NOW)
Spidey's back! And he's younger, funnier, dorkier and, hell, he even managed to get his hands on a decent script for this one. I went to see it last Monday and loved it. Sure, it has a couple of flaws (I don't really like the whole Tony-Stark-as-mentor angle, for example), but Tom Holland really owns the part of the young superhero who's just not quite there yet, and with a baddy like legend Michael Keaton (who, in fact, will always be my Batman) there was absolutely no way I, for one, wouldn't enjoy one single bit of this film. It made me remember why Peter Parker was and always will be my favourite Marvel superhero so, yeah, if you're into these sort of films like I am, you should definitely not skip this one! Just bear in mind that this is not Spider-Man at his fullest potential, but rather a coming-of-age story as Parker discovers where he fits into all of this.
DUNKIRK (OUT TODAY)
Oh, man... I've been looking forward to this one ever since it was announced. I'm going to see it tonight (as I write this, so probably yesterday for you guys), and judging by the first reactions it's bound to be genius. Nolan himself is quite the dude, but I think what really makes it work for me is the combo Nolan/Zimmer. The music is just always SO on point and really drags you into the story, which won't be any different with this new collaboration, I just know it. Throw in the topic of the film (it's about the evacuation of the Allied Forces (mainly the British) from Dunkirk, as the Germans surrounded them on all sides) and, well... Let's just say the race for the Oscars has already begun.
Update: I just got back and it is every bit as impressive as I thought it would be. Seriously. The race HAS begun.
BABY DRIVER (AUGUST, 2rd)
This one's actually already out in most countries, which originally sucked for us because we're pretty big Edgar Wright fans. Luckily, we had some spare time last week (okay, okay... we created spare time) and spent an evening in a Glaswegian cinema. It's really good and a classic Edgar Wright film full of his typical humour (although more subtle than in his previous films, I think), scene transitions, a great cast and a kickass soundtrack! Take a look at the trailer below:
THE CIRCLE (AUGUST, 9th)
Finally coming to our cinemas this August, this film adaptation of Dave Eggers' well-known dystopian novel is sure to provide us with a twisty/dramatic night out. It features Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega among others, and is about the Internet gone reaaaally bad if you will. Think Nineteen-Eighty-Four and Brave New World.
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING (AUGUST, 16th)
Ah, there's hardly ever a film list of mine without featuring a guilty pleasure cheesy romance. Everything, Everything looks exactly like that, and the trailer alone already gets those good old feels flowing. It's based on a novel, as well, so if you're into this kind of films, are excited about seeing it and don't want to know the plot in advance; do not look it up 'cause it's out there. ;-)
THE DARK TOWER (AUGUST, 16th)
Based on Stephen King's book series of eight parts, this story combines all sorts of genres (from fantasy to western) and features Idris Elba as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black. The film will actually be a sequel to the seventh book in the series (chronologically the last one) but will reportedly feature many nods to the previous books. Or at least one of them (The Gunslinger), but, oh, I don't know. I'm just excited to see it!
THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD (AUGUST, 23rd. So, yes, the poster is a liar)
From cheesy romance and dark fantasy to a comedy with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson? Why not? The trailer looks like fun, I like the actors' combo and you have to admit: the poster is hilarious.
So, that's it for my list!
Q: which ones have you seen or are you looking forward to seeing?