June school holidays are upon us and that means the beginning of Summer blockbuster season! We piece together all the movies that will be released in June 2018 – there will be tears, laughter and suspense. There’s even an Italian Film Festival for you to feel like you’re soaking up the Italian summer sunshine. Mamma Mia! Ciao Bella!

Here are the movies to look out for in June.

Italian Film Festival
June 4-9, 2018 at GV Plaza Singapura

The Italian Film Festival 2018 at GV Plaza (Credit: GV)

The Italian Film Festival brings us the finest of Italian contemporary cinema, where most films which have competed in top film festivals such as Cannes and Berlin. The festival consists of a five films – Italian Race (Veloce come il vento), Naples In Veils (Napoli velata), The Place, Like Crazy (La pazza gioia), Holding Hands (La tenerezza), Cinderella The Cat (Gatta cenerentola) – a mix of action drama, comedy, thriller and animation – something for any Italian film fan.

 

Veere Di Wedding (Hindi)
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Cast: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker, Shikha Talsania
Genre: Drama

The sisterhood of Veere di wedding (Credit: Dnaindia.com)

A high spirited and upbeat coming of age story revolving around the lives of four childhood friends Kalindi (Kareena Kapoor), Avni (Sonam Kapoor), Meera (Shikha Talsania) and Sakshi (Swara Bhaskar). Ten years later when these four best friends reunite, they don’t realize how much life has changed from what they expected. The film is set against the backdrop of Delhi, where the girls are born and brought up. They struggle with their trials and tribulations involving family acceptance, marriage and societal perceptions.

 

Carry On Jatta 2 (Punjabi)
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Cast: Gippy Grewal, Sonam Bajwa, Binnu Dhillon
Genre: Comedy

Gippy Grewal and Sonam Bajwa in Carry on Jatta 2 (Credit: TimesofIndia.com)

Carry on Jatta 2 is the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster comedy, directed by Punjabi director Smeep Kang. The story follows Jass (Gippy Grewal), a happy-go-lucky orphan who’s sole purpose in life is to go to Canada by any means possible. After numerous taunts from his landlord, Advocate Dhillon (Jaswinder Bhalla) and his best friend Goldy (Binnu Dhillon), Jass decides that marrying a Canadian girl is the only way he can fulfill his dream. Jass appoints his friend Honey (Gurpreet Ghuggi) to the task, who then introduces him to Meet (Sonam Bajwa). Jass succeeds in wooing Meet but confusion arises as he learns more about the particular qualities Meet wants in her future husband. What kind of tricks and sticky situations do Jass, Goldy and Honey get themselves into during the quest to fulfill Jass’s Canadian dream?

 

Bhavesh Joshi Super Hero (Hindi)
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Cast: Harshvardhan Kapoor, Priyanshu Painyuli, Ashish Verma
Genre: Action/Adventure

This is not Deadpool, this is Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (Credit: hindustantimes.com)

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is an Indian martial arts action film written and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane (Dev.D, 2009) . The film about group of young friends who want to continue doing what’s right and challenge what’s wrong. On this journey, they discover that they are destined to do bigger things, which will transform him from a common man into a Superhero.

 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Release Date: June 7, 2018
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith
Genre: Action/Adventure

Chris Pratt talks to dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Credit: UIP Singapore)

Jurassic World was Singapore’s All-Time fourth top blockbuster with almost S$12 million box office in 2015. One of the most popular and successful blockbuster franchises in cinema history, this all-new epic action-adventure sees the return of favourite characters and more new breeds of dinosaurs than ever before. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for 2018’s biggest action-adventure filled with wonder and thrills for the entire family.

 

Ocean’s 8
Release Date: June 7, 2018
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina
Genre: Action/Adventure

Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter in Ocean’s 8 (Credit: Warner Brothers)

Ocean’s 8 is an American heist comedy film directed by Gary Ross and written by Ross and Olivia Milch. The film is a spin-off of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy. Inspired by her brother Danny Ocean, estranged sister Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first step is to assemble the perfect crew: Amita (Mindy Kaling), Tammy (Sarah Paulson), Lou (Cate Blanchett), Constance (Awkwafina), Nine Ball (Rihanna), and Rose (Helena Bonham Carter).

 

Laplace’s Witch (Japanese)
Release Date: June 7, 2018
Cast: Sho Sakurai, Suzu Hirose, Sota Fukushi
Genre: Suspense

Sho Sakurai and Suzu Hirose in Laplace’s Witch (Credit: Asian-film.com)

Two people are poisoned to death by hydrogen sulfide at hot springs located in different regions. The police ask Professor Shusuke Aoe (Sho Sakurai), who is a geochemist, to determine whether the deaths were caused by freak accidents or were murders. While investigating the cases, Shusuke Aoe comes across Madoka Uhara (Suzu Hirose). She guesses correctly that a natural phenomenon will take place. The police begin to suspect Madoka might be related to the deaths and a third case takes place.

 

 

Kaala (Tamil)
Release Date: June 7, 2018
Cast: Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Eashwari Rao, Samuthirakkani, Aruldass
Genre: Drama

Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth as Kaala Karikaalan (Credit: Cinemaexpress.com)

Kaala Karikaalan (played by Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth) is a representative of the people living in Dharavi, a big slum in Mumbai. When a political leader tries to grab the land they are living in, Kaala rises to the occasion and takes his people on a journey to resist the politcian’s plans, like a true leader.

 

Incredibles 2
Release Date: June 14, 2018
Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson
Genre: Animation

The Incredible Parr family (Credit: Disney)

Incredibles 2 resumes where The Incredibles ends, with the introduction of the villain The Underminer (John Ratzenberger). The Parr family struggles to maintain normal lives while Helen (Holly Hunter), as Elastigirl, continues to fight crime and campaign for the return of “supers”; while Bob (Craig T. Nelson), also known as Mr. Incredible, stays at home caring for their children Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner) and Jack-Jack, discovering the baby’s secret powers in the process. Also, the Parrs and their ally Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) find they must battle a new villain, who goes by the name of Screenslaver.

 

The Big Day 简单的婚礼 (Mandarin)
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Cast: Amber An, Desmond Tan, Liu Ling Ling, Richard Low, Michael Huang
Genre: Romance/Comedy

Amber An and Desmond Tan in The Big Day (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

Desmond Tan plays a funeral director who falls in love with Amber An, his sporty diving instructor who hails from Taiwan. All they want is a simple wedding, but reality turns out to be just the opposite! The couple’s love is put to the test as they endure a day ruined by family and friends with good intentions, an unrelenting debt collector, and the sudden death of someone special. Will it be “happily ever after” or “never again disaster”?

 

Hereditary
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Cast: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd
Genre: Horror

Toni Collette in Hereditary (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

 

Detective Conan: Zero The Enforcer (Japanese)
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Cast: Minami Takayama, Aya Ueto, Daikichi Hakata, Ikue Ōtani
Genre: Animation

Will the mystery be solved in Detective Conan: Zero The Enforcer? (Credit: GV)

Detective Conan: Zero The Enforcer is a Japanese animated film directed by Kobun Shizuno and written by Takahiro Okura. It is the 22nd installment of the Case Closed film series based on the manga series of the same name by Gosho Aoyama, following the 2017 film Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter. After a sudden explosion at Tokyo Summit’s giant Edge of Ocean facility, the shadow of Tōru Amuro, who works for the National Police Agency Security Bureau as Zero, appears at the site. Kogorō is arrested as a suspect in the case of the explosion. Conan conducts an investigation to prove Kogorō’s innocence, but Amuro gets in his way.

 

Tag
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Cast: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones, Isla Fisher, Leslie Bibb
Genre: Comedy

A group of ex-classmates meet up and organize a game of tag that finds them traveling across the country in Tag (Credit: Warner Brothers)

One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running for a no-holds-barred game of tag – risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take one another down. This time, the game coincides with the wedding of the only undefeated player. What should be an easy target soon becomes an all-out war as he knows they’re coming to get him. The film is based on a story that was published in The Wall Street Journal.

 

Hotel Artemis
Release Date: June 28, 2018
Cast: Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum
Genre: Thriller

Jodie Foster was last seen on the silver screen in 2013’s Elysium (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

Hotel Artemis is an American science-fiction action film written and directed by Drew Pearce, in his directorial debut. It stars Jodie Foster (in her first appearance on-screen since 2013’s Elysium), Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate and Zachary Quinto. In the near future, Jean Thomas (Jodie Foster) is a woman who runs a secret hospital for criminals in Los Angeles called Hotel Artemis.

 

Sources: Rotten Tomatoes, Wikipedia, IMDB

 

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