Bored of the current movie selections because you’ve already seen Infinity War twice? Well, don’t worry. The movie releases for this summer are mainly action-based. You’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat with these upcoming films.
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When: May 31
The exciting lives of our favourite musical artists are all becoming movies these days. The latest biopic installment is Rocketman, a flick about the life of the iconic Sir Elton John. The film follows the first years of his career, looking at how he made his way into the spotlight and has stayed in it ever since. Elton John is set to be played by Taron Egerton, who will even be doing his own singing for the film.
When: June 7
Continuing the X-Men franchise is this new film, which features an all-new leading lady. Sophie Turner plays Jean Grey, a member of the X-Men team who gets hit by a huge cosmic force and returns home a different person than when she left. She is incredibly strong and out of contro,l and the film follows this disaster as it unfolds. The film is still stacked with beloved characters played by the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy.
When: June 21
Chucky is back with this new reboot of the legendary killer doll story. The story follows a mother (Aubrey Plaza) who begins to notice that her son’s doll is responsible for the murders of people around the city. It has been noted that the voice of Chucky has not been revealed yet, and that makes this forthcoming movie even more mysterious.
When: June 28
Imagine a world where the Beatles never existed. Yeah, it’s kind of impossible, but this movie brings that peculiar scenario to life. Himesh Patel plays Jack, a struggling musician who is hit by a bus and wakes up to find out that the world doesn’t know who the Beatles are. See his journey as he claims the songs are his own and how it all pans out!
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
When: July 6
Quentin Tarantino is back with a new movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as the main characters. The movie is set in 1969 Hollywood, with Pitt playing DiCaprio’s stunt double, making them the power duo of the industry. That same industry is changing really quickly around them and this film shows how changes can make or break you.
When: July 13
If you thought Hereditary was terrifying, just wait for this one. When a woman goes on a trip to a small village is Sweden, she encounters a festival they only hold every 90 years. The citizens begin their festivities, only for the woman to realize that something is wrong with people of the town.
When: July 20
This movie is going to be absolutely hilarious, with a group of three 6th graders who think they’re the coolest guys around. Lead by Jacob Tremblay, this group of boys go through everything they need to be big kids, and even end up flirting with the law.
OPEN ROOF FESTIVAL
When: June 19 onward
If you prefer a less theatric approach to your films, check out Toronto’s Open Roof Festival. A ticket get you into this amazing outdoor festival, and you even get to watch a band before the movie. Each week, a different movie is playing, and yes, there will be food and booze. So grab a blanket, a few friends and it’ll be a bunch of amazing summer nights
Christie Pits Film Festival
When: June 30 – August 25
Christie Pits film festival recently detailed their full 2019 summer programming with some great picks on the list. The Toronto Outdoor Picture show is a free/Pay-What-You-Can event in Christie Pits on Sunday nights where film fans can enjoy the silver screen in the great outdoors. This year the festival’s theme is ‘Dynamic Duos,’ showcasing iconic representations of partnership, friendship, relationships, rivalry, and other forms of duality. Some films this year include Rafiki, The Odd Couple and Sense and Sensibility.
UNDER THE STARS: MOVIES IN THE PARK
When: July 10-August 14
This summer screening series runs every Wednesday here in Toronto’s Regent Park. If the movies in the theatres don’t interest you, consider checking out one of the free films being shown in the park! Some of this year’s selections include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Life of Pi, and Black Panther.