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New films and DVDs for June 2017

Written by · Published Jun 7, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie, T2 Trainspotting, Moonlight

The Lego Batman Movie

“Chris McKay directs this animated adventure spin-off of The Lego Movie (2014) in which Will Arnett reprises his role as the voice of DC Comics superhero Batman.

“To prove the caped crusader can’t live without him, The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) unleashes a horde of deadly supervillains from their prison in the Phantom Zone and enlists them to help him carry out his evil plan to take over Gotham City. Batman can’t stop The Joker alone so he must begrudgingly learn to work as part of a team.

“To save Gotham, the lonesome crime-fighter joins forces with his new sidekick, Robin (Michael Cera), who he accidentally adopted, the new police commissioner Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) and his superhero friends from the Justice League.”

Fifty Shades Darker

“James Foley directs this unmasked extended edition of the romantic drama based on the novel by E.L. James with Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reprising their roles as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

“In this instalment, the couple separate after Anastasia experiences difficulty accepting Christian’s romantic past. When she is offered a position at a publishing house in Seattle she accepts, but is left wondering if splitting up with Christian was the right thing to do.

“Things take an unexpected turn when a hurting Christian turns up in Seattle and convinces Anastasia to resume their relationship on her terms. However, as the couple give their romance another shot, a number of ghosts from Christian’s past threaten to ruin their future together once more.”

T2 Trainspotting

“Danny Boyle returns to direct this sequel to the critically acclaimed 1995 film starring Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller.

“Following on two decades after the end of Trainspotting, the film sees Mark ‘Rent Boy’ Renton (McGregor) return to Scotland in search of his old friends Simon ‘Sick Boy’ Williamson (Miller) and Daniel ‘Spud’ Murphy (Ewan Bremner). As Renton prepares for a great reunion, he must try to avoid the psychopathic Francis ‘Franco’ Begbie (Robert Carlyle) who is fresh out of prison and hell-bent on getting revenge on his former friends.”

John Wick: Chapter 2

“Keanu Reeves reprises his role as the eponymous hitman in this action thriller sequel. In this instalment, John Wick is again coaxed out of retirement when Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) calls in a debt and persuades the former hitman to kill his sister, Gianna (Claudia Gerini), in Rome. However, the tables are soon turned when Santino puts out a hit on Wick, a bounty his fellow assassins all over the world are only too happy to collect.”


“Barry Jenkins writes and directs this drama starring Trevante Rhodes, André Holland and Janelle Monáe. The story is divided into three different timelines, each focusing on Chiron - played by Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Rhodes - at different stages in his life.

“As a child, Chiron is nicknamed ‘Little’ because of his diminutive size and shy demeanour. He struggles with bullying at school and becomes involved with a drug dealer and his girlfriend who look after him when Chiron can no longer bear to be around his abusive mother Paula (Naomie Harris). As he also begins to explore his sexuality, Chiron grows into his teenage years and becomes a more resilient adult, but the travails of his upbringing and the experiences of his younger years may never truly leave him.”

The Great Wall

“Yimou Zhang directs this big budget action adventure starring Matt Damon, Tian Jing and Pedro Pascal. After travelling thousands of miles to China in search of a mystical weapon, mercenaries William Garin (Damon) and Pero Tovar (Pascal) join forces with an elite army of soldiers making a valiant stand against a swarm of ancient creatures.

“Upon learning that the Great Wall of China serves as the last barrier keeping the world safe from the mysterious threat from the lands beyond, Garin and Tovar vow to join the battle and help Chinese Commander Lin Mei (Jing) and her forces in their epic fight for survival.”

Brandon King

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