So far we’ve had a fantastic year of cinema with the release of big-screen blockbusters Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Oceans 8; and as the scorching summer months plough on, there’s more than one good reason to get yourself in a dark air-conditioned cinema (or even curled up in front of TV in your pyjamas on a Sunday morning)! We’ve curated our top picks for summer 2018 on the big and little screen.
Skyscraper – 12th July
Back for another action packed film, it’s the one and only Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Just imagine Die Hard reloaded but for the global age! Combat at height, terrorists, a giant skyscraper on fire and some awesome SFX – what could go wrong?
The Incredibles 2 – 13th July
It’s been 13 years since we last saw The Incredibles family. This long awaited sequel promises to switch things up, with Mr Incredible now a stay at home dad and Mrs Incredible saving the world on a daily basis!
Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again – 20th July
If Mamma Mia and Abba are your guilty pleasure, then this one is definitely for you! This sequel throws you back for another Abba musical comedy, set in the present and the past. Plus, with reoccurring on screen delights of Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Cher….you’re really in for a treat!
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – 25th July
The sixth instalment in the Mission:Impossible film series promises the all-round action man Tom Cruise doing very…. inadvisable stunts! With this one Paramount have really upped the game!
The Meg – 10th August
Cast your minds back to 1999, when Renny Harlins genetically altered super sharks dominated our screens in Deep Blue Sea. Now imagine that with extra comedy, all round sarcasm and a little bit of sci-fi thrown in for good measure – and there you have it, Warner Brothers upcoming smash hit staring the iconic Jason Statham and Ruby Rose.
Disney’s Christopher Robin – 17th August
Or… if you want something a little less action packed then head to a quaint cinema to see Disney’s Christopher Robin. The little boy from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories is now all grown up and has lost all sense of imagination. So join Ewan McGregor to help him find it again.
The Spy Who Dumped Me – 22nd August
Personally I can’t wait for this one! If you want to laugh till you cry, this one’s for you. With Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon, this makes for a great comedy!
Suits (Season 8) – 18th July
So if you’ve haven’t binge-watched this already – put it on your watchlist as a brand spanking new season is right around the corner. With Englands new national treasure Meghan Markle exiting the show in season 7 to perform her royal duties as the Duchess of Sussex, it’s up to rom-com legend Katherine Heigl to step in as a new legal partner to shake things up a bit (and maybe help you forget that the show lost two of its main characters).
Orange Is the New Black (Season 6) – 27th July
It’s back for season 6! Now you either love it or hate it. Critics didn’t love season 5 but this season promises some great episodes in a whole new prison… so let’s take it to the MAX!
Jack Ryan – 31st August
Amazon has been keeping its attempt at a Jack Ryan TV series fairly low key until very recently. John Krasinski stars as the titular character in their new project, based on the legendary Tom Clancy novels. Now we can’t promise it’ll match up to previous films with Harrison Ford and Chris Pine but we sure won’t miss it!
Vanity Fair – TBC
The latest adaptation of the William Makepeace Thackeray novel sees actress Olivia Cooke take on the lead role. ITV have picked an all star cast to work alongside her, starring Suranne Jones, Martin Clunes and Frances de La Tour. An exact date is to be revealed but we’re expecting this by the end of summer.
A Discovery of Witches – TBC
The series follows Diana Bishop, an American academic working in Oxford who discovers a strange magical manuscript that forces her back to her long-shunned witch background. This series is meant to be the next big thing so be sure to watch! Though we don’t have an exact air-date yet, we’re certain it will be this summer and at the latest September.
Now I think that should sort your calendar out for this summer….