Reel Reviewer Column: Thor thunders back to cinemas

Jason Day previews June and July’s upcoming cinema releases, including the new instalments of Jurassic World, Thor, and Minions…

Bergman Island (out on 3rd June)

Vicky Krieps plays a writer struggling to get into her scribbling stride. She decamps to Faro Island in Sweden where the celebrated Scandinavian film director Ingmar Bergman lived and made movies, hoping she gets over her artistic block.

Jurassic World: Dominion (10th June)

Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum return in the latest franchise addition. The dinosaurs who escaped during the previous movie have established a foothold in our modern world.

Great action, gutsy performances and awesome effects, but is the series getting tired? If there’s a further reboot, how will the producers up the ante?

Lightyear (17th June)

Animated Toy Story prequel that gives the backstory to character Buzz Lightyear, with star Chris Evans providing his voice.

Elvis (24th June)

Visual stylist Baz Luhrmann helms this ravishing biopic of the titular rock and roller. Austin Butler stars and Tom Hanks plays his creepily accented mentor Colonel Parker.

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru (1st July)

This is the sixth movie in the animated Despicable Me franchise. This one tells the story of a twelve-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain. If your kids – or you! – like daft fun and thrills, you’ll be very happy with this.

Thor: Love and Thunder (8th July)

Moaning for more Marvel? Throbbing for Thor? Then knock yourselves out with this star-studded blockbuster starring Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding hunk whose retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher.

The Railway Children Return (15th July)

This remake of the 1971 family classic about WWI era kids and their antics on an old railway line features that movie’s star Jenny Agutter who reprises her former role.

And at the MK Gallery… Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Author J.K. Rowling has scripted this lavish, but overlong fantasy sequel/prequel, the third movie in
the FB franchise. To book: bit.ly/MKGalleryFBeasts

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

This feature was published in the June/July 2022 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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