The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in July

  • The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in July

This month sees a whole host of top movies hitting the cinemas, so while we're in the full swing of summer blockbuster season, expect to have to hit the cinema each week for another big release.

The Great British weather isn't showing any signs that it is actually summer, so you may as well spend your time in a nice dry, air-conditioned cinema to watch...

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie - 1st July

It's been over twenty years since the original Absolutely Fabulous ran on BBC, but fans were delighted when they heard Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley return as the glamorous and self-indulgent fashionistas for a feature-length film.

After Eddy accidentally kills Kate Moss, the pair are forced to flee to the South of France to escape the ensuing media storm as they regroup and plan their comeback.

With the entire original cast returning, plus boasting over 60 celeb cameos from the world of fashion and entertainment, the blueprint is there for an extremely funny and topical comedy and it they get it right, could be the best British comedy of recent years.

Ghostbusters - 15th July

"There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about" as Oscar Wilde's quote perfectly sums up the extremely divisive Ghostbusters remake.

With the Ghostbusters now comprising an all-female team and boasting the comedy talents of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon, directed by Bridesmaids and Spy director Paul Feig, what could go wrong?

Despite the overwhelming negative fan reaction, and however the finished film will satisfy audiences, there is no denying that Ghostbusters is one of the summer's must-see films.

Related: 10 top films still to come out in 2016

The BFG - 22nd July

Iconic director Steven Spielberg has barely taken a step wrong in her forty year Hollywood career, so the ghost of Roald Dahl can be content that his story of giants, dream-catching and snozzcumbers won't be twisted into something that he despises.

Newcomer Ruby Barnhill plays Sophie, the orphan who gets whisked off to Giant Country by The BFG - played by Oscar-winner Mark Rylance - and discovers that even gianter giants are eating people and have to take action to stop them.

In what looks to be the most faithful retelling of any Roald Dahl story, with Spielberg at the helm, we can expect this to be the cinematic masterpiece that Dahl would have loved.

Finding Dory - 29th July

Underwater adventure Finding Nemo finally gets its much-demanded sequel, and this time the attention is on Dory, the forgetful fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres.

When Dory begins to have dreams and flashbacks about her life before meeting Nemo and Marlin, the trio begin an epic adventure to find Dory's family, while meeting lots of new friends and foes along the way.

With Pixar's masterful storytelling skills and their ability to have audiences in floods of tears, expect the long-awaited Finding Nemo sequel to be as good as the original.

Read: 12 things that you (probably) didn't know about about Batman Begins

Jason Bourne - 29th July

Fans rejoiced when they heard Matt Damon had returned to the Bourne series after skipping out The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner providing a disappointing JB replacement.

Remembering now who he truly is, Jason Bourne tries to uncover hidden truths about his past, which means he's going to have to punch, kick and hurt a lot more new people, all aided by shaky camerawork.

After the underwhelming Bourne Legacy, the returning Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (who also missed Legacy) have given fans high expectations, so expect a wonderful return to form.

Also out in July

Star Trek Beyond - 22nd July

The crew of the Starship Enterprise return to face another dangerous threat to the universe, this time by Idris Elba in prosthetics.

Now You See Me 2 - 8th July

Those magical tricksters are back, and this time they're employed by a tech genius to pull off an impossible and extremely illegal heist.

Central Intelligence - 1st July

Pint-sized funnyman Kevin Hart plays an accountant who his old high school friend, played by Dwayne Johnson, lures into the wild world of international espionage.

The Purge: Election Year - 15th July

All crimes are still legal for one night a year, which is bad news for a Presidential hopeful who wants to ban the practice, as she gets stuck on the streets during Purge night.

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