Toy Story 4
Fri 21 June, Cinema
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here. After what we thought would be the end of the Toy Story saga in 2010, Sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) return in an all-new Pixar sequel. After Andy goes off to college and gives his precious toys away to Bonnie, the characters are introduced to a new unenthusiastic toy named Forky, which will cause trouble and confusion amongst the group. In this upcoming heart-warming instalment, we will follow the road trip adventures of both old and new friends trying to find a fresh purpose in life as toys.
Fri 7 June, Cinema
Mindy Kaling makes a comeback starring alongside talented Emma Thompson in the American comedy-drama Late Night. Following the decline in popularity of, you guessed it, a late-night talk show, the host hires her first female writer in attempts to bring the show back to life. The film focuses on the differences between the co-stars’ culture and age gap in a humorous way, bringing many unexpected and pleasantly surprising twists and turns to the plot. First debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Late Night, is sure to bring a fresh take on the difficulties of becoming a female comedian in today’s society.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Fri 5 July, Cinema
Just to quench the perceived public thirst for more skin-tight costumes, punching and quipping, the Marvel Cinematic Universe hits us with another fabulous instalment. It’s been at least 30 minutes since the last Spider-Man film and now our web-shooting hero has found himself embarking on a school trip to Europe. Still mourning the death of his mentor, he’s now tasked with teaming up with Mysterio, the master of trickery and illusion, to battle new existential threats in a world which have fundamentally changed forever. Excelsior!
Fri 21 June, Cinema
Director Lars Klevberg brings us a fresh reboot of the 1988 slasher film of the same name Child’s Play. Following a similar storyline as the first film, a mother (Aubrey Plaza) gifts her lonely son (Gabriel Bateman) the infamous Chucky toy doll for his birthday. Voiced by Mark Hamill, the doll eventually reveals its wicked nature and evil intentions to the oblivious family. The modern take on this horror classic is sure to refrain the audience from ever buying a doll for their child again!
Stranger Things (3)
Thurs 4 July, TV
Netflix sci-fi hit Stranger Things season 3 is due to premiere on the 4th July following its US Independence Day theme. Executive producer and director of the show, Shawn Levy, confirms that “cinematically, it’s our biggest season yet” and that it will definitely be worth the wait. With all of the original cast returning to the Netflix screen, we can expect new and even ‘stranger’ encounters in the town of Hawkings. Not everything is what it seems to be, and the characters will have to face the challenges of growing up and discover new relationships beyond their regular basement set of Dungeons and Dragons.