Your Guide To Movie Releases and Film Events This Summer

Lots of action movies will be hitting the screen all summer long.

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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Movie Releases

 

ROCKETMAN

When: May 31
The exciting lives of our favourite musical artists are all becoming movies these days. Rocketman is a biopic of the iconic Sir Elton John. The film follows the first years o his career, seeing how he got into the spotlight and has stayed in it ever since. Elton John is played by Taron Egerton and will also be doing his own singing for the film.

 

DARK PHOENIX

When: June 7
Continuing the X-Men franchise is this new film which features a 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 control and the film follows this disaster as it unfolds. Don’t worry, it features the usuals with Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy.


 

CHILD’S PLAY

When: June 21
Chucky is back with this new reboot of the legendary killer doll story. The story has a mother (Aubrey Plaza) begins to notice that her sons 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 movie even more exciting.


 

YESTERDAY

When: June 28
Imagine a world where the Beatles never existed. Yeah it’s kind of impossible but this movie brings that to life. Himesh Patel plays Jack, a struggling musician who is hit by a bus and wakes up to find out the world doesn’t know who the Beatles are. See his journey as he claims the songs are his 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 headliners. 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.


 


 

MIDSOMMAR

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 the people are not normal and she is stuck with them.


 

GOOD BOYS

When: July 20
This movie is going to be absolutely hilarious, with a group of three 6th graders who think they’re the biggest bad asses around. Lead by Jacob Tremblay, this group of boys go through everything they need to be big kinds: sex, drugs, alcohol and flirting with the law.


 


 

Film Festivals

OPEN ROOF FESTIVAL

When: June 20-August 22

If you prefer a less theatre approach to your films, check out Toronto’s Open Roof Festival. A ticket gets you into this amazing outdoor festival, and you 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 23 – August 18

Christie Pits film festival detailed their full 2018 summer programming this morning 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 ‘Cinematic Cities,’ showcasing iconic places around the globe as displayed on film. Some films this year include Hairspray, Oceans 11 and Casablanca.


 

UNDER THE STARS: MOVIES IN THE PARK

When: July 11-August 15
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 shows in the park. Some of this year’s selections include Coco, Sister Act, and the 1997 live-action remake of Cinderella.

SAIL-IN CINEMA

When: August 10-11
If you’re looking for a cute spot to watch a movie on a warm August night, check out Sail-In Cinema. Movies will be shown under the stars on a two-sided screen in the Toronto Harbour. You can anchor your boat and watch the movie on the water, or bring a chair and see it from the beach. Movie selections are decided y popular votes on their website.


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