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June 2012 Film Releases
It's another big month in the film world, and with a number of sporting events beginning as well the cinema might be the best place to escape to.
First up is the heavily promoted Ridley Scott sci-fi adventure Prometheus. We've seen so many clips, teasers and previews that we can't wait to see the film itself now. In fact the worry is that we might have seen too much at this point, but Ridley Scott is a master craftsman and there is every chance that this will deliver the goods.
There is an all-star cast for this one which includes the likes of Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and our very own Idris Elba.
A filmmaker on the other end of the experience spectrum is Plan B. His film Ill Manors will be an interesting watch, and looks to find an audience just like 'Adulthood' and 'Kidulthood' before it. If you're looking for a laugh then perhaps the Spanish language Will Ferrel film Casa De Mi Padre will do the trick.
With the final 'Twilight' film scheduled for release later this year, it's time for the stars to start branching out. We've seen K-Stew in 'Snow White and the Huntsman' and now it's time for her other half to go solo with the controversial Cosmopolis. It's an odd book, we've read it, and will make for a big leap for R-Patz.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is also scheduled for adaptation in June. The book is a blend of fact and fiction with the slave trade playing an important part in the plot. Expect Anthony Mackie to have a big role in the action, which is directed by the man behind 'Wanted'.
Rock of Ages marks the return of Tom Cruise. He cameos as an ageing rocker in the movie based on the popular stage production. Get your 80's hair and rock anthems ready... this is a sing-along fest.
We're not sure you'll be singing along to Joyful Noise, which stars Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton though. It's a musical and it's not got the best of reviews from the across the Atlantic.
The US box-office has been dominated by 'The Avengers', but another huge success has been the low budget Think like a Man. Michael Ealy stars opposite Meagan Goode, Tajira P Henson and Regina Hall for 'Fantastic Four' director Tim Story.
We've got high hopes for Friends with Kids. As well as the prospect of seeing 'Bridesmaids' stars John Hamm and Kristen Wiig team up on screen again, there is also the sizzling Megan Fox in what we hope is something better than her last few films. 'Jonah Hex' any one?
If you are looking for something different, then Killer Joe is probably the anti-blockbuster to go for. It's violent, crude and unabashed... and one thing is for sure... you'll never look at fried chicken in the same way again.
Last but not least is Noel Clarke's Storage 24. We interviewed the writer and star of the film in this issue, and you get your chance to see the film at the end of the month. We can't wait!