Every time summer comes around, there are certain types of movies that make their way to cinemas. There’s a superhero film that rakes in the big bucks, an animated movie that children on vacation can enjoy and a couple of comedies, to lighten up everyone’s summer.
With big movies like Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Maleficent set to release soon, it’s easy to overlook some of the more obscure films. However, there are a handful of upcoming releases that certainly deserve our attention. Here are five movies you must keep an eye out for:
James McAvoy‘s newest film sees him in a role unlike one he has ever played before. In Filth, McAvoy portrays Bruce Robertson, a bigoted and corrupt policeman who is hungry for a promotion. When he is assigned a murder case, Bruce gets caught in a web of lies, crime and drugs that is worse than he could ever imagine.
Though James McAvoy is currently making waves for X-Men: Days of Future Past, early reviews indicate that his performance in Filth is definitely worth watching out for. He portrays a loathsome character in a way that makes you feel sympathy towards him! The movie also features a stellar star cast, including Eddie Marsan, Jamie Bell and Imogen Poots. So if you like films that are bold and outrageous while also being realistic, you should add Filth to your to-watch list!
Let’s Be Cops
Let’s Be Cops is another addition to the buddy cop movies that have been released in recent years. The genre has seen a steady rise since 2011’s The Guard and 21 Jump Street. Though it may not have the same kind of promotion as 22 Jump Street or the likes, Let’s Be Cops is still worth watching out for.
The film, starring Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr., follows two civilians who dress up as cops for a costume party. Though they’re only pretending to be police officers, the duo find themselves in deep trouble when they get tangled in a web of mobsters, hitmen and corrupt officials!
The premise and the cast, which also includes TV darling Nina Dobrev, certainly seems like a recipe for success.
With Wendy and Lucy and Meek’s Cutoff, Kelly Reichardt has established herself as a filmmaker who makes unconventional thrillers. Where most thrillers aim to shock viewers through quick camera cuts, visual effects and eerie music, Reichardt takes a different approach. Her films are slower and more creepy, allowing the horror to settle into the viewers.
As the trailer shows, Night Moves will be no different. The movie follows three radical environmentalists who intend to bomb a hydroelectric dam. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard and Alia Shawkat. It’s fair to assume that Night Moves will definitely be a film worth watching!
Under the Skin
Under the Skin is the story of an alien seductress who preys upon Scotland. Johannson, who was only heard on screen in Her, barely speaks in Under the Skin. Inspite of this, her performance has garnered acclaim on the festival circuit. Director Jonathon Glazer has channeled his inner Lars von Trier, as some of the scenes from the trailer clearly show. Add that to the rave reviews the film has received at festivals and you have one more film to look forward to!
John Curran’s works are anything but conventional. After 2010’s Stone, the filmmaker is back with Tracks.
Tracks, starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver, is an adaptation of Robyn Davidson’s memoir. Robyn Davidson embarked on a trek across the deserts of Western Australia, accompanied only by her dog and four camels. The film follows Robyn’s journey and Rick Smolan, a National Geographic photographer, who chronicles her journey.
The biopic has received acclaim on the festival circuit, just like The Painted Veil and Stone, and we certainly can’t wait for the film!