Summer brings the blockbusters – but our favourite City cinemas tend to host the quieter, more independent films as well. We’ve no doubt the next round of Marvel movies will dominate the screens this summer (kicking off with Thor: Love and Thunder in July), but what can you catch this month? Take a look at our picks below.
The whole gang’s back together in the final instalment of the Jurassic saga, with Jurassic World: Dominion, playing at Curzon Aldgate. Chris Pratt returns to protect his friendly dinosaur Blue, but more is at stake when the human/dinosaur state of co-existence is threatened. Fans of the original set will be thrilled to see Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum reprise their famous Jurassic Park roles. I guess life really does find a way.
Over at Barbican Cinema, you’ll be less thrilled and more chilled by the much anticipated Men, starring Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear (who takes over almost every other role in the cast). Alex Garland (of Annihilation and Ex Machina) writes and directs this disturbing and surreal tale about a woman who heads alone to the English countryside, reeling from a recent tragedy. But what she finds there might not be the cathartic experience she was hoping for. Showing at Barbican until 16 June.
Everyman Broadgate are throwing an entire shindig to celebrate the opening of Elvis. Don your finest 50s gladrags and tuck into all-American corndogs at ‘It’s Now or Never: Elvis Opening Night‘ – a celebration of all things USA before watching the film itself. Austin Butler stars in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of one of the most famous singers who ever lived. Whatever happens, it’s bound to have a soundtrack you’ll be singing for weeks.
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