After the spectacular return of Mad Max last month, get ready for the reboot of another classic: Jurassic World. Check below for all the other movies released in June.
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27 May 2015 - 2:36 PM  UPDATED 28 Jul 2015 - 4:35 PM

Out June 4

Noble

(UK/Vietnam, biography/drama)

Director: Stephen Bradley
Starring: Deirdre O'Kane, Sarah Greene, Brendan Coyle
What's it about?
The inspiring true story set in the late '80s of Christina Noble, an Irish woman who after going through a tough childhood and later experiencing abuse and domestic violence, decides to go to Vietnam to make a difference and work as a children's rights campaigner.

 

Slow West

(UK, action/thriller/western)

Director: John Maclean
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn
What's it about?
Set at the end of the 19th century, Slow West follows Jay, a 17-year-old Scottish aristocrat who travels to American West to look for his former lover. Faced with the brutal frontier environment, he teams up with a rough and mysterious traveler, who soon discovers that Jay’s old flame has a price on her head. Together, they make their way through the wilderness, while trying to stay one step ahead of the bounty hunters.

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Entourage

(USA, comedy)

Director: Doug Ellin
Starring: Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly
What's it about?
In this adaptation to the big screen of the popular HBO TV series, movie star Vincent Chase and his boys are back in business with super-agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the cut-throat world of Hollywood.

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Aloha

(USA, comedy/drama/romance)

Director: Cameron Crowe
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray
What's it about?
A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs, the US Space Program in Honolulu, Hawaii, for a project which would see the launch of weapons satellite into space. There, as he re-connects with a former lover, he finds himself unexpectedly falling for the Air Force pilot assigned to him.

 

Out June 11

Jurassic World

(USA, action/sci-fi)

Director: Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Ty Simpkins
What's it about?
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, John Hammond's dream of a state-of-the-art dinosaur theme park has been realised, with thousands of visitors going to Isla Nublar every day to experience Jurassic World. But after 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitors' interest, with dreadful consequences.

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The Mafia Kills Only in Summer

(Italy, comedy/crime)

Director: Pif
Starring: Cristiana Capotondi, Pif, Alex Bisconti
What's it about?
Inspired by real events, this black comedy spanning 20 years of the Sicilian mafia history from the 1970s to the 90s, is told through the eyes of Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to conquer his beloved Flora.

The Emperor's New Clothes

(USA/UK, documentary)

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Russell Brand
What's it about?
British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with director Michael Winterbottom on a documentary about the financial crisis. Starting with the genesis of today’s economic policies, the film explores how these policies have come to dominate the western world. Using a mixture of documentary, interviews, archive footage and comedy, Russell Brand takes us from his hometown Grays in Essex, to the heart of London ‘City’ and on to the Big Apple.

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Strangerland

(Australia/Ireland, drama/thriller)

Director: Kim Farrant
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Joseph Fiennes
What's it about?
Newly arrived in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, Catherine and Matt Parker are trying to adjust, when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom disappear in the desert, just as a massive dust storm is about to hit. Rumours start swirling about what could have happened to children and, with temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink.

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Hot Pursuit

(USA, comedy)

Director: Anne Fletcher
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, Matthew Del Negro
What's it about?
Rose Cooper, an uptight and by-the-book cop, tries to protect Daniella Riva, the exhuberant and sexy wife of a drug boss, who was murdered just before he could testify against an important cartel figure. As they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen, these two radical opposites start bonding. 

 

 

Out June 18

Minions

(USA, comedy)

Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Saunders
What's it about?
After thousands of years of serving the world's biggest villains – from T-Rex to Napoleon, via Dracula – minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob finds themselves in the '60s London, where they are recruited by Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock), a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a machiavellian plan to take over the world.

Inside Out

(USA, comedy)

Directors: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen 
Starring: Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader
What's it about?
From the Pixar and Disney studios comes this new animated adventure, which follows a family in their move from the Midwest to San Francisco. This drastic change proves challenging for the little girl, who feels conflicted emotions: Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Anger (Lewis Black), Sadness (Phyllis Smith) and Fear (Bill Hader), all five competing to take control over her mind. 

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The Nightingale

(China/France, family/drama)

Director: Philippe Muyl
Starring: Baotian Li, Xiaoran Li, Hao Qin
What's it about?
An old Chinese peasant returns to his home village to set his pet bird free, as promised to his wife. His granddaughter Renxing, a spoiled city child, is forced by her busy parents to stay with him and therefore finds herself going along on his trip from Beijing to Yangshuo. During their journey, those two diametrically opposed characters learn from each other, share memories and adventures.

Tangerines

(Estonia/Georgia, drama/war)

Director: Zaza Urushadze
Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze
What's it about?
In 1992, during the war in Georgia, Apkhazeti region. Local Apkhazians are fighting to break free from Georgia. When two soldiers are wounded during a conflict in a deserted village, they are rescued by two local men who take them in their house. The problem is that the two soldiers are from opposite sides of the war: Ahmed is a Chechen soldier, while Niko fights for the Georgian side. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards.

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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

(USA, documentary)

Director: Alex Gibney
Starring: Lawrence Wright, Mike Rinder, Marty Rathbun
What's it about?
Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology in Going Clear, based on the book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright. Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, which includes Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion.

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Out June 25

Eden

(France, comedy)

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Starring: Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne
What's it about?
A semi-biographical drama about the rise of the ‘French touch’ electronic music scene in the 1990s, which spawned worldwide superstars like Daft Punk and Cassius. Spanning two decades, Eden revolves around aspiring Parisian DJ, Paul, and best friend Stan, who form a duo and start playing in Paris' best clubs. This marks the start of their vertiginous and dangerous ascension to fame.

Love & Mercy

(USA, comedy)

Director: Bill Pohlad
Starring: Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti
What's it about?
In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson starts losing his sanity as he attempts to write his groundbreaking pop album Pet Sounds. In the 1980s, he is a broken and confused man under the thrall of manipulative therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. Set against Wilson's music, the film examines the journey and redemption of the icon whose success came at great personal cost. 

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Ted 2

(USA, comedy)

Director: Seth MacFarlane
Starring: Liam Neeson, Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried
What's it about?
In this sequel to the 2012 box office hit, Ted has found love with Tami-Lyn and is now a married man/teddybear. Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

Far From the Madding Crowd

(UK/USA, drama)

Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen
What's it about?
Based on Thomas Hardy's literary classic set in Victorian England, this epic romance follows Bathsheba Everdene, an independent and free-spirited young woman, whose lovelife becomes complicated when she meets three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.

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