DENDY Movie pics June/July 2017
WONDER WOMAN OPENS 1 JUNE 2017
It’s been a long time coming – too damn long, really! – but we finally have a female superhero film. Debuting in the comics in 1941, and brought to life on TV in the 1970s by Lynda Carter, Wonder Woman finally gets the big screen treatment – and with a female director at the helm (Patty Jenkins, Monster). Like the first season of the TV show, Wonder Woman takes place during war, but this time WWI, when the Amazonian princess, Diana (Gal Gadot), rescues US pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and is drawn away from Paradise Island and into the wider, more dangerous world of man.
ROUGH NIGHT OPENS 15 JUNE 2017
After Bridesmaids and Bachelorette comes possibly the darkest yet bawdiest pre-wedding female comedy yet. Five best friends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami, but their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Scarlett Johansson heads up a posse of girl power that includes Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters), Ilana Glazer, (Broad City), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) andZoë Kravitz (Big Little Lies).
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING OPENS 6 JULY 2017
Young Brit Tom Holland (The Impossible) becomes the third actor (after Tobey Maguire and fellow Brit, Andrew Garfield) in 10 years to pull on the Spider-Man suit in this reboot of the superhero franchise. Having debuted the precocious and eager-to-please adolescent Peter Parker in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, Holland now has to prove he can carry the weight of this Marvel-Sony franchise on his young shoulders (although he does have Robert Downey Jnr as Iron Man to help him out). Marisa Tomei stars as Aunt May and Michael Keaton (somewhat ironically given his role in Birdman) plays the villain, Vulture.
ATOMIC BLOND OPENS 6 JULY 2017
One for the girls! Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) isn’t the only kick-ass lady kicking German butt at the movies this winter. In this adaptation of a graphic novel serial, Charlize Theron — plays Lorraine Broughton, lesbian bad girl and undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. James McAvoy (Split) and Sophie Boutella (The Mummy) are along for this action-packed ride behind the Berlin Wall, directed by David Leitch (John Wick), who knows a thing or two about stylish violence.
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Movie reviewed for FUSE by Dwayne Lennox thelennoxfiles.blogspot.com.au