Video Club: Summer
Blockbusters

Carry on practicing English at the movies

An intense attack; used figuratively.

To deal with a difficult situation.

A group of people that follow one person of interest.

To pass though something figuratively.

To remove something.

A spy on the inside.

To find something very interesting.

The beginning of something.

Absent without reason.

A romantic comedy.

Summer is here and although you will be spending most of your time outdoors enjoying the sunny weather, going on holiday or stuck at work, there comes a time when we need to relax and take a break from it all. Read on to find the ultimate list of movies to catch this summer in your local cinema!

Toy Story 4

Pixar, you’ve done it again. Toy Story 4 needs no introduction. This is a family classic that both adults and kids have been waiting years for. Expect to see the old gang back in action with new surroundings trying to save the day with some new additions along the way. Critics have already given this top marks, you really don’t want to be the only one who hasn’t seen it.

The Lion King

Oh, and what about The Lion King? Disney’s re-imagined live-action version has already got a lot of people excited. From what they’ve said, it’s going to be even better than the original. I can already hear the iconic music playing in the background. Without a shadow of a doubt this is going to bring back some memories.

Spiderman: Far from
Home

Spoiler Alert! This is set after the events of Avengers: Endgame so it might be a good idea to watch that before you head to the cinema for this one. Although we have had an onslaught of superhero movies thrown at us in the last few years, here’s one I can get behind, Spiderman: Far from Home. Follow young Peter Parker on his summer euro trip as he’s unexpectedly called upon to face up to something he didn’t have in his itinerary.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film to date and by no means is this going to disappoint. With an entourage of famous faces, we get to see the fabricated life of old-school actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double as they traverse the changes of Hollywood in the 60’s.

Men in Black: International

One action-packed movie hitting the cinemas in June is ‘Men in Black: International’. Although it’s near on impossible to better the original from 1997, this takes some of the best bits and adds a modern spin on it. The new dynamic duo partner up to rid the world of an evil they’ve never encountered before: a mole in the organisation.

Midsommar

As a big fan of thrillers and scary movies ‘Midsommar’ really piqued my interest! The protagonists are invited to attend an event/festival that only happens once every 90 years in Sweden. However, things are not what they seem from the outset. I hope you weren’t planning on visiting any time soon.

Good Boys

Something hilarious to lighten up your summer is ‘Good Boys’. The next instalment of Seth Rogen’s filmography will live up to the expectations. Definitely not one for the kids, even though we follow the outrageous story of a group of kids and their misadventures.

Where’d you go, Bernadette?

If you have read the book ‘Where’d you go, Bernadette?’ then I assume you already got your tickets. For those of you who haven’t, do it now. Narrated by Bernadette’s teenage daughter who is trying to find her mother who’s gone AWOL, this curious comedy is a fascinating story of frustration, sacrifice and hardship. This might be one of those rare cases with the cinematic adaptation lives up to the grandeur of the book.

Yesterday

If all the previous movies aren’t your cup of tea here’s a heart-warming romcom that’s sure to bring a tear to your eye: ‘Yesterday’. A failed musician finds himself in a complicated situation... after a freak incident, Jack Malik wakes up to find that no one in the world has heard of the Beatles (can you imagine?). Naturally he takes advantage of this predicament and becomes the most famous artist in the world, but at what price?

Whether you’re going alone, with a group of friends or taking your children this summer is bursting with great cinematic adventures. Don’t forget you can also take this opportunity to go to a cinema and watch it in the original version to practise your English!

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