Following DC’S mediocre rendition of the Justice League, sci-fi fans have high hopes for Jason Momoa’s Aquaman to help Gal Gadot replenish their cinematic universe. Despite Justice League’s inadequacy, Momoa played a charming Arthur Curry. With the right characterisation from director James Wan, Aquaman could do extremely well in the box office.
After the untimely deaths of their criminal husbands, four women discover themselves in serious debt. The women begin to work as one to take their lives back and control their futures. Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo all together in one movie? Yes, please. This is the new breed of action movie that Hollywood needs and viewers want. Good actors, tons of explosions and good old fashion revenge crime, all the ingredients of your traditional blockbuster hit plus non-sexualized female leads.
3. Mamma Mia 2
The long-awaited sequel to the beloved movie musical hit, Mamma Mia 2 is definitely a film we’re excited for. Amanda Seyfried returns as Sophie (spoilers!) grieving the death of her mother Donna (Meryl Streep). The movie is about grief, love and remembering the best of people. If the sequel is anything like the first, jam-packed with ABBA hits and groovy disco dance numbers, it will be just as enjoyable as its predecessor.
4. Captain Marvel
Succeeding the deaths of half of the Marvel universe in Avengers Infinity War, earth’s mightiest heroes need a miracle if they want the other half alive by Avengers 4. This miracle comes in the form of one Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) an air force pilot from Boston. Not much is known about the film’s plot however, Captain Marvel is one of the most powerful characters the MCU has introduced. In an interview, Larson teased her character had enough strength to move planets. We are super excited to see one of the most important characters in the Marvel universe finally take her place among the big leagues.
5. The Spy Who Dumped Me
The Spy Who Dumped Me tells the tale of Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), best friends who accidentally become entangled in an international conspiracy when Audrey discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy. The Spy Who Dumped Me looks hysterically funny and the casting couldnt have been any better.
6. Crazy Rich Asians
With a serious lack of Asian representation in Hollywood (we’re looking at you Ghost in the Shell and Death Note), Crazy Rich Asians seems like a breath of fresh air. When Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) agrees to attend her long-term boyfriend Nick’s (Henry Golding) best friend’s wedding she doesn’t expect to discover that his family is rich, like crazy rich. With the discovery of Nick’s wealth and apparent fame comes jealousy, judgement and a seriously disapproving mother. With a solid cast including Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh, and Harry Shum Jr, you can count on us to be watching when Crazy Rich Asians hits theatres August 15th.
7. Boy Erased
Jared (Lucas Hedges) son of a small-town Baptist pastor gets outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) and is forced to attend a gay conversion therapy program or be permanently exiled from his family. An intense coming of age story about finding yourself without your parents acceptance. Also features original works and acting from Australian singer Troye Sivan who masters an exceptional American accent.
8. Sorry to Bother You
In an alternate reality (jarringly similar to the real world) telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers the key to financial success. But while his career begins to skyrocket, his friends plan to protest corporate oppression. Coerced by temptation Cassius begins to lose sight of himself. Sorry to Bother You is a hilarious and quirky concoction that pushes the boundaries of the sci-fi genre.
9. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Based on the New York Times best-selling novel ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ is about sixteen-year-old Lara Jean who goes through life simply watching it pass by. But when letters she wrote about her most intense crushes somehow find their way into the public eye she is forced to deal with the consequences and start actually living her life. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before seems like an adorably sweet John Green like romance tale that hits theatres on the August 17.
10. The Nun
The creepy Nun from the Conjuring is back with her own solo origin story movie. When a Romanian nun takes her own life, a priest and a novitiate are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together, they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Complete with all the terrifying jump scares and religious imagery a hit horror movie needs, the Nun has the potential to outdo its forerunner.