Reel Reviewer Column: The Dead Don’t Die in Bill’s town

Jason Day previews July’s cinema releases, which include your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man and a comedy about a zombie apocalypse.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (out on July 2)

According to the official trailer, if you haven’t seen Avengers: End Game, there are some spoilers with this addition to the Marvel ‘universe’.

I doubt there are many comic-based movie fans out there who haven’t seen End Game, but I thought it best to prepare you.

To summarise the plot of this film, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) takes a break from crime fighting and goes on holiday to sunny Venice. But a new threat seeks him out and forces him back into work.

The Queen’s Corgi (July 5)

Puppy Rex is Elizabeth II’s favoured corgi, pampered and adored. But after being accidentally shut out of Buckingham Palace he has to prove himself and get back to his beloved Queenie.

Jaws (July 12)

This shark-on-the-loose blockbuster changed cinema forever, more or less inventing the summer blockbuster and mass merchandising formula.

Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and a young Richard Dreyfuss are the ‘three men in a boat’ who tackle a Great White gobbling bathers across a financially stricken New England beach town.

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The Dead Don’t Die (July 12)

A fine star cast is assembled for this chilled take on a zombie apocalypse. They include Bill Murray as a town Sheriff and Tilda Swinton as a kick-ass mortician.

Iggy Pop, Chloe Sevigny and Adam Driver are just some of the amazing cast assembled by writer/director Jim Jarmusch for his comic skit on the modern trend for walking dead epics.

The Lion King (July 19)

This retelling of Disney’s 1994 animated classic about a young male lion’s journey into adulthood features some excellent vocal talent. The voices include Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Beyonce and Alfre Woodard.

You can read more in-depth reviews from Jason by following him on Twitter: @Reelreviewer

This feature was published in the July 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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