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Why I’m Staying in for the Summer – Part 1 – New Releases

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For most people, summer means going out. Out in the sun, out in the long light evenings, out first thing in the morning when the birds are singing… just, y’know, out. I’d rather watch a movie!
 
Being in the UK, we have to make the most of the good weather before it disappears without trace. I get it. It’s just not really my thing.
 
Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of sunshine as much as the next person, especially if it also means a trip to the seaside! But I have sensitive skin that seems like it would get sunburn from a candle, and after a while, there just doesn’t seem to be enough factor 50 in the world to make it worth going outside.
 
Inside has movies, right? And shade. And popcorn, and maybe even ice cream… I could go on, but I’ll skip to the exciting stuff!

Cinebling Red Cinema Seats Folding
 
Although 2020 has been a strange year for the industry, there are still some really exciting new releases to look forward to.
 

[Unfortunately, this ended up being out of date almost as soon as I'd hit 'publish', but I'm still looking forward to treating my eyeballs to some of these, it's just a matter of when!] 

  • Unhinged – 1st of July
    • This is a dark psychological thriller that stars Russell Crowe as the unstable stranger that becomes determined to teach Caren Pistorious a lesson. This one might have me running back home pretty quickly!
    • Click here to read my review!
  • Tenet – 17th of July
    • Everyone knows I’m a Christopher Nolan fan, so this is really exciting! All I know is that Tenet is the story of an unnamed protagonist (John David Washington) – an agent who is “fighting for the survival of the entire world”, preventing World War III. He must do so armed with just one word – Tenet.
    • Click here to read my review!
  • Mulan – 24th of July
    • Disney’s live-action remakes of their classic animations have been getting great receptions, and there’s no reason to think Mulan will be any different. Liu Yifei seems like a safe pair of hands for the role. You think you know the story, but this is going to be unmissable for fans of Mulan or the previous re-makes.
    • Unfortunately, this went straight to DisneyPlus, so it will be a little while longer before I get to watch Mulan...
  • The SpongeBob Movie – 7th of August
    • One for a younger audience, or for those of us who are young at heart! SpongeBob is back in his first CGI-animated film Sponge on the Run. SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick Star must rescue Gary, who’s been snailnapped! Viewers are due to finally find out how SpongeBob and Gary the Snail originally met, so not to be missed!
  • Wonder Woman 1984 – 14th August
    • It doesn’t seem like three years since the last Wonder Woman film, although that could be because I’ve watched it a few times since. I’ve deliberately tried not to find out anything about it so it will be as much of a surprise as the 2017 film was. I can’t wait!
    • Sadly this has been pushed several times. Fingers crossed we won't be waiting until 2021...
  • Bill and Ted Face The Music – 21st of August
    • Can you imagine a middle-aged Bill and Ted? I’m smiling just thinking about it. I hope this movie will be ‘most excellent’!
  • The New Mutants – 28th of August
    • Based on the Marvel Comics of the same name, this is about five young mutants who are discovering their own powers. Sounds like classic Marvel, which is only meant to be a compliment!
    • Click here to read my review!
  • A Quiet Place Part II – 4th September
    • As summer starts to draw to a close, we get a great horror! A Quiet Place was so creepy because traditionally horror films are full of ominous music and screaming victims. I’m definitely ready for the next instalment!

 
This isn’t all the planned releases for summer – and they just keep coming! Great news for us movie lovers.
 
Stay tuned for part two and find out what classic movies I’m going to be watching – at the big screen or not!

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