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Blockbuster season: Great films to watch this summer


Summer is great for all the film buffs like me. But any film fan worth of salt knows that there is no perfect time to watch a great movie. They’re all year around, and they are versatile. And yes they’re great, fun and thrilling.

Dramas, action thrillers and my least favorites… The horror movies. But the summer is usually the one period of the year where the summer blockbusters are dominant and abundant. Yes, the hard-core dramas and tearjerker biopics are usually Oscar bait and they are left for the end of the year, so blockbuster season is upon us.

So… To honor the upcoming blockbuster summer season, let’s have a look at some of the best movies that are about to be released in the upcoming 3 months.

Ocean’s 8

Director: Gary Ross
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway…
Fun fact about the movie: Sandra Bullock appeared with George Clooney (who played Danny Ocean) in Gravity (2013).
Release date: 8 June 2018

Hotel Artemis

Director: Drew Pearce
Stars: Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista…
Fun fact about the movie: Jodie Foster’s first acting role since Elysium (2013).
Release date: 8 June 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Director: J.A. Bayona
Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Jeff Goldblum…
Fun fact about the movie: This is the fifth film in the Jurassic Park (1993) franchise and the second film in the Jurassic World (2015) trilogy.
Release date: 22 June 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Director: Peyton Reed
Stars: Evangeline Lilly, Hannah John-Kamen, Paul Rudd…
Fun fact about the movie: This is Michelle Pfeiffer’s second comic-book movie; the other being Batman Returns (1992). Her Batman co-star Michael Keaton plays Adrian Toomes/Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), which is also part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Release date: 6 July 2018


Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Pablo Schreiber, Neve Campbell…
Fun fact about the movie: This will be the first Rawson Marshall Thurber non-comedy.
Release date: 13 July 2018

The Equalizer 2

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Bill Pullman…
Fun fact about the movie: This will be the 4th film Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua does together.
Release date: 6 July 2018

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Tom Cruise…
Fun fact about the movie: Henry Cavill replaced Tom Cruise for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015).
Release date: 27 July 2018

The Meg

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Ruby Rose, Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson…
Fun fact about the movie: Initially set up at Disney in 1997 when the book was published, a bid which cost the studio nearly a one million. The project eventually went into turnaround after Disney caught cold feet about competing with Warner’s 1999 killer shark pic Deep Blue Sea (1999). Alten, frustrated at the lack of movement on the project, wrote his own draft which he showed to Nick Nunziata, who then in turn delivered to Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro took the project to Lawrence Gordon and Lloyd Levin, who brought on Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) director Jan De Bont to helm.
Release date: 10 August 2018


Director: Michael Noer
Stars: Rami Malek, Charlie Hunnam, Tommy Flanagan…
Fun fact about the movie: Based on a (mostly) true story: Papillon was adapted from a memoir written by Charrière first released in France back in 1969.
Release date: 24 August 2018


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