Must See Movies: June

At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful.
Take a look at the trailers below and see what you think to this month’s recommendations!

 


My Life As A Courgette

released Friday June 2nd, 2017

This 2017 Oscar nominated stop-motion animation tells the story of Courgette – a nine year old boy who is placed in a childrens home after losing his mother.
At first he struggles to find his place in this new and strange environment, but soon he learns to trust again.

A mature story that deals with the complicated issues of growing up in a sensitive, thought-provoking and humorous way, this is a film for audiences both young and old.

 


Wonder Woman

released Friday June 2nd, 2017

Gal Gadot plays a princess on the island paradise of Themyscira, whose encounter with pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) leads her to the war-torn landscape of Europe during the First World War, where upon she discovers her full power and her true destiny.

The DC Universe brings us a comic-book movie with a female superhero in the lead role and a female director in the driving seat (Patty Jenkins – who took the glorious decision to shoot this feature on film instead of digital).
With the appearance of Wonder Woman being a highlight of last year’s Batman v Superman, this origin story will no doubt also act as a tie-in for the forthcoming Justice League movie released later this year.

 


Okja

released Friday June 23rd, 2017

This feature tells the story of a young girl, who risks everything to prevent a large corporation from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.

Acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon Ho, proving he can create monsters with the 2006 sleeper-hit The Host, introduces us to a creature of a very different kind in this story about the relationship between humans and animals.

A limited cinema release followed by a Netflix online exclusive from June 28th.

 


 

– SPECIAL EVENTS –

 

Sheffield Doc/Fest
Friday June 9th to Wednesday June 14th, 2017

The Sheffield International Documentary Festival returns with a programme of powerful stories from around the world.
Taking place at various venues across the city, where along with film screenings and special guests (including Louis Theroux, Stacey Dooley and Ian Hislop), will feature 3-D, immersive cinema and Virtual Reality.

more info and tickets available here:

https://sheffdocfest.com/

 


Battle Royale

Saturday June 24th, 2017

There are fewer cult movie favourites held in higher regard than the bloody and influential film based on the book by Koushun Takami – Battle Royale.

Set in a dystopian world, a class of Japanese high school students are pitted against each other in a fight to the death, where the last one standing is granted their freedom.
This horror thriller puts friendships to the test, as teenage adolescence abandons trust and innocence, with the students forced to play the game or die (watch out for a scene stealing performance from Takeshi Kitano as the class teacher).

The Girl Gang host this immersive cinema screening, which along with the main feature will include an interactive party to end the world.
This evening will be the closing party to Sheffield’s Festival of Debate.

more info and tickets available here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1447719242202518/

 

 


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