On Screen: July 2019

Flicks you shouldn’t miss this month!

      2 July 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Out: 4 Jul
Stars: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Samuel L Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal

Post-Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Holland) resumes life as a teenager and embarks on a school trip to Europe. His plans to be a normal kid are interrupted by an unexpected visit from Nick Fury (Jackson), who recruits his friendly neighbourhood alter ego SpiderMan to team up with Quentin Beck, aka Mysterio (Gyllenhaal), to stop a new global threat to civilisation.

The Lion King

Out: 18 Jul
Stars: Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Beyonce

A remake of the animated Disney classic, first released 25 years ago, The Lion King retells a story set in Africa, where the king of the Pride Lands and ruler of creatures great and small, Mufasa the lion (voiced by Jones), welcomes his newborn son, Simba (Glover). When Mufasa’s brother, Scar, seizes the throne, Simba needs to grow up, face adversity, and look towards his destiny to be king… with help from his friends.

Hobbs & Shaw

Out: 1 Aug
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby

The Fast and the Furious movie, one of the most successful franchises of all time, now has a spin-off. Hobbs & Shaw pairs up two of the franchise’s leading men (Johnson and Statham respectively) as enemies-turned frenemies. Brought together by a common adversary (Elba), a genetically enhanced terrorist who is after Shaw’s sister (Kirby), they wreak havoc to save the world.

Streaming TV

Stranger Things 3

Out: 4 Jul, on Netflix

One of the first and biggest sleeper hits of the streaming TV generation, Stranger Things makes its return to television screens for its third season. Another year has passed in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, where memories of unusual occurrences, missing persons and the supernatural are briefly forgotten in the summer of 1985. After which, a group of young friends, including a uniquely gifted girl, have to tackle challenges such as growing up and managing new emotions, as well as evil threats both old and new.