Cinemas across the globe may still be attempting to dry their carpets thanks to deluge following The Fault In Our Stars but the summer movie season ain’t quite over yet.
I may not be the most cultured movie-goer but I do love an oul trip to the cinema and always make a note of the most exciting and interesting movies that may be heading my way.
Here are just a selection of flicks you can look forward to before everyone heads back to work and school in September.
GET CLOSER EACH DAY TO BRAX FROM HOME AND AWAY
He’s only gone and landed his first big screen role opposite Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, mate. The latter plays the titular Hercules in the 2014 adaptation that doesn’t star your man from Twilight.
Catch Brax, Dwayne and Ian McShane in cinemas from July 25th.
GET YOUR DOSE OF GEEK CHIC
If you haven’t heard of Guardians of The Galaxy yet you might want to prepare yourself. The latest offering from Disney and Marvel has had a massive thumbs up from the fanboys and, if the trailer is anything to go by, it’s set to be one of the most interesting flicks of the summer.
Peter Quill and co land on July 31st with a delightful soundtrack to boot.
RELIVE YOUR NOUGHTIES TEENAGE YEARS
Remember Step Up? And all the sequels featuring such inspirational titles as The Streets, Revolution and of course, errr, 3D? Well, they’re throwing another one out there. No, really. Step Up 5: All In (so dope, yo) drops on August 1st.
You’d forget Channing Tatum was in the first one, wouldn’t you?
Well, you’d better get one because The Inbetweeners are back for a second big screen outing. This time they’re off to Australia and the “soz, Oz” tagline doesn’t leave much to the imagination.
Keep count of the “Down Under” puns from Wednesday August 6th.
BOYS WILL BE BOYS
The shelf life of The Expendables pretty much depends on it. The oul fellas are cracking out the big guns for a third time this summer and all the action kicks off on August 14th/15th.
Is there anyone who ISN’T in this movie?
PLAY THE WILDCARD
Little British films that could always, well, can and Rupert Grint’s next big role just so happens to be in one of them. He’s lending his vocals to The Unbeatables, which appears to be a charming little movie about table football.
Rob Brydon, Anthony Head, Peter Serafinowicz and Ralf Little (our Ant’ny from ut’ Royle Family) are all popping up in various forms when the movie makes its debut in Uk and Irish cinemas on either August 8th or 15th, depending on where you live.
WATCH HARRY POTTER DO A ROM COM
What if the bespectacled boy wizard had time for dating? Well, we’ll get an answer in the aptly titled What If? Daniel Radcliffe has already shown the world he’s got some serious ‘skillz’ on the stage so we’re guessing he’ll give it a fair go.
Watch him work his magic on a lay-dee from August 20th.
GET TOTALLY TWISTED
Hell hath no fury like a tornado chasing Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton but what if there were loads of them? It seems as though that’s pretty much the premise of Into The Storm.
It doesn’t have Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton (or delicious villain Cary Elwes) but it does have Richard Armitage and that kid from the live action Peter Pan (Jeremy Sumpter). The summer’s standard disaster fodder blows in on August 22nd.
AND SOB YOUR LITTLE SUMMER HEART OUT ALL OVER AGAIN
Films with titles like If I Stay generally imply pain and angst so it’s no surprise that the summer’s next big hormonal offering is jam packed with it. Chloe Grace Moretz is in limbo after a car crash and she has to decide whether to follow her family into the great beyond or stick around for her fella.
Expect tears, tissues and total teenage meltdown on August 29th. Jeez, imagine if they’d been around when Love Story was released?