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New films and DVDs for July 2018

Written by · Published Jul 5, 2018

Lady Bird, Tomb Raider, Love, Simon

Peter Rabbit

“Peter Rabbit (James Corden) thinks he has the perfect life, stealing vegetables from Mr. McGregor (Sam Neill)’s garden with his sisters Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki) and Cottontail (Daisy Ridley), and being cared for by kind-hearted neighbour Bea (Rose Byrne). When Mr. McGregor suddenly dies, his nephew Thomas (Domhnall Gleeson) arrives from the city to take over his uncle’s house. He promptly takes drastic action to keep Peter and his friends off his land, starting an aggressive war that turns into a battle for Bea’s affection.”

Tomb Raider

“Following the disappearance of her father Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West), Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) inherits his estate and stumbles upon his work on the mythical Queen of Yamatai, Himiko, who was said to have held ultimate power over life and death. In search of answers, Lara enlists the help of Lu Ren (Daniel Wu), captain of the ship Endurance, to sail to the island believed to have been Yamatai.

“After a violent storm wrecks their ship, Lara finds herself on the mythical island where she becomes embroiled in a fight against archaeologist Mathias Vogel (Walton Goggins), who has taken over the island along with members of the shadowy organisation Trinity as they also investigate the legend of Himiko, but with more sinister intentions in mind to harness her great power…”

Red Sparrow

“Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton star in this thriller based on the novel by Jason Matthews.

“Russian agent Dominika Egorova (Lawrence) was forced to enrol at Sparrow School, where she and many other agents were taught to use their bodies to seduce and deceive their enemy. Now one of the best in the business, Dominika is assigned her latest victim: CIA officer Nate Nash (Edgerton).”

Lady Bird

“Saoirse Ronan stars in this US comedy drama written and directed by Greta Gerwig.

“The film follows Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson (Ronan), a high school student from Sacramento living with her parents and adopted older brother. Dreaming of leaving her bland lifestyle behind and moving to New York, Lady Bird endures a rocky relationship with her mother Marion (Laurie Metcalf), a hard-working nurse who works long hours to provide for her family. With her thoughts turning to college applications and life outwith Sacramento, Lady Bird takes on a number of new projects as she attempts to successfully navigate her final year in high school.”

Pacific Rim: Uprising

“When the deadly Kaiju monsters once again rise up from the deep, a group of young Jaeger pilots are forced to join forces and fight back. With the fate of the world in the balance, the rebellious Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), whose father gave his life to defeat the Kaiju ten years before, is given one last chance to complete his pilot training and joins up with Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), 15-year-old hacker Amara (Cailee Spaeny) and hotshot rival Lambert (Scott Eastwood) in a bid to defeat the merciless Kaiju threat and save the world.”

Love, Simon

“When another male student under the alias ‘Blue’ anonymously confesses that he is gay to the school blog, Simon (Nick Robinson) takes the opportunity to share his concerns around coming out and the two boys bond online over their own secrets. But when Simon is unknowingly outed to the whole school, he now no longer has to decide when to come out to his friends. Trying to maintain his teenage life while being open about his identity has him face many tricky situations, alongside navigating the new free world of dating that is now available to him.”

Brandon King

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