LIFE OF THE PARTY – in cinemas May 18
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph
Directed by: Ben Falcone
College is usually an opportunity to escape embarrassing parents, but for Maddie Miles, ‘embarrassing’ is about to hit a whole new level.
After an unexpected divorce, long-time housewife Deanna Miles (Melissa McCarthy) decides she’s going back to college. Specifically, her daughter’s college. Maddie can only watch on in horror as Deanna (now Dee Rock) throws herself into college life. And in the process, maybe Deanna can teach these kids a thing or two herself.
Written by husband-wife duo Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, The Life of the Party is an inspiring tale of how you can find yourself at any age – and mortify your kid in the process.
OCEAN’S 8 – in cinemas June 18
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.
Directed by: Gary Ross
It’s been more than ten years since Ocean’s Thirteen, but the classic heist franchise returns this summer with an all new, all female ensemble. Sandra Bullock stars as Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie, who has spent the last five years behind bars, devising the greatest heist of her life. To pull it off though, she’s going to need help...
With the expertise of a star-studded cast of criminals, Debbie plots for the big prize: a cool $150 million in diamonds. Her stage: New York’s annual Met Gala, where the diamonds will on display around the neck of the world famous actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway). No pressure, then.
TAG – in cinemas July 6
Believe it or not, this summer’s epic comedy is based on a true story: the tale of childhood friends who began a game of tag, and didn’t stop playing for twenty-three years.
For one month each year, participants of this high stakes game of tag will do whatever it takes to avoid being ‘it’ - and plan elaborate schemes to pass the buck to the next man.
The rights to this story were hot property in Hollywood, and this summer Tag will deliver: the film finds the friends plotting the downfall of the as-yet untagged Jerry (Jeremy Renner), whose guard will surely be down at his own wedding…
HOTEL ARTEMIS – in cinemas July 20
Starring: Jodie Foster, Jeff Goldblum, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella and Zachary Quinto
Directed by: Drew Pearce
There’s only a couple of rules at Hotel Artemis: no guns, no cops and no killing other patients. Shouldn’t be too hard. Except, of course, this is a hospital full of bad guys, and with the arrival of legendary crime boss Niagara (Jeff Goldblum), it’s looking like a few rules are about to be broken.
TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES – in cinemas August 3
Starring: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Halsey and Lil’ Yachty
Directed by: Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Michail
With most superheros getting their own solo movies these days, it’s only right that the Teen Titans should get the Hollywood treatment. Sadly though, the industry doesn’t feel the same and they’re dismissed as a joke by their peers, reknowed director Jade Wilson and even their arch-enemy Slade.Of course, Robin and the rest of the Teen Titans aren’t going to give up easily, so expect plenty of fart jokes, some surprisingly plot twists and more than a few original songs to help them on their way.
THE MEG – in cinemas August 10
Starring: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
The factual part is that millions of years ago a giant shark swam in our oceans. This was the Megalodon, and it could reach a length of 59ft.
Now, The Meg is thankfully fictional, as it imagines the return of the Megalodan emerging from the ocean’s depths. It’s down to rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) to find a way to keep it from reclaiming the seas and terrorizing planet earth once again.
This summer’s The Meg is prehistoric answer to Jaws, with all the wonders of 21st century CGI, and Jason Statham doing what he does best.