The summer season is heating up and we hope you are ready for the hottest offerings of the upcoming month, which include several long-awaited films, with topics as diverse as nuclear bombs and toy dolls, finally making their way to the silver screen.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (12 July)
Tom Cruise and the gang will be back with the latest installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise in mid-July. In the film, directed and produced by Christopher McQuarrie, Ethan Hunt and his team is set to embark on a mission to track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most. Alongside Cruise, “Dead Reckoning Part One” will feature stars such as Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Hayley Atwell, Rebecca Ferguson, and more.
What We Do In The Shadows Season 5 (13 July)
The fans of vampires will surely rejoice upon realizing that the fifth season of “What We Do In The Shadows” is set to premiere on 13 July on FX. A favorite with its occultist charm ever since debuting in 2019, the latest season will pick up straight after the cliffhanger ending of season four. This means Natasia Demetriou will return to play Nadja, and Matt Berry will come back as her husband, Laszlo. According to a recently released trailer, Mark Proksch and Kristen Schaal will also be back. However, one of the focal points of the season will be the human (at the moment) character Guillermo, who might just finally turn into a vampire and gain some supernatural powers.
Oppenheimer (21 July)
Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” is perhaps one of the most universally awaited movies of the year. It depicts the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who helped develop nuclear weapons and became “the destroyer of worlds”. Cillian Murphy stars in the title role, with Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., and Florence Pugh in supporting roles. The film is based on the biography “American Prometheus” by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. The movie features a mix of IMAX and large-format film, with practical effects and minimal CGI. The R-rated ”Oppenheimer” is set to be released on 21 July, by Universal Pictures, marking Nolan‘s first film not distributed by Warner Bros.
Barbie (21 July)
Upcoming fantasy comedy flick “Barbie” will take viewers on a trip to (and far beyond) the world of the popular Barbie fashion dolls by Mattel. Howver, this one, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, respectively, is not just for kids. Directed by Greta Gerwig, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Noah Baumbach, the live-action film will follow Barbie as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery to the real world upon having to leave the fantasy Barbie Land behind for being a “less-than-perfect” doll. Robbie and Gosling are accompanied by a talented supporting ensemble including America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell.