Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summer Movie Releases

The summer months are a leisurely time of year to go to the movies. Whenever I walk inside a movie theater, I want heavily-buttered popcorn. Needless to say, I don't go often.

This summer may not be the most entertaining for Anglophiles but some interesting-sounding films are being released in the next two months.

Grabbers came out in Ireland in 2012 and will be making its US debut, in limited release, on July 19th.


It falls under many genres including horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comedy, and stars Richard Coyle, a familiar face from Coupling, Ruth Bradley, and Russell Tovey, who I remember from the 2012 Sherlock episode "The Hounds of Baskerville".

Richard Coyle

Ruth Bradley

Russell Tovey

Ways To Live Forever is based on the children's novel by Sally Nicholls and was released in Spain in 2010. Also in limited release starting on July 19th, the movie is described as "poignant yet ultimately uplifting".

Ways To Live Forever

It co-stars Emilia Fox, Phyllida Law and Greta Scacchi.

Emilia Fox

Phyllida Law

Greta Scacchi

Finally, there is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, a young adult (YA) fantasy based on the first book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. This movie sounds particularly cool, with a plot that involves warlocks and half-angel warriors.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Lena Headey, Lily Collins (daughter of musician Phil Collins), and Jonathan Rhys Meyers head the cast, and the movie comes out August 21 in theaters across the US.

Lena Headey
Lily Collins

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

If I had to choose just one of these movies to see, it would probably be The Mortal Instruments. This is mostly due to my love for fantasy movies, especially those geared towards younger audiences. I will always remain a kid at heart.


Anonymous said...

Lily Collins looks similar to her father. Thank thee for the info on the up and coming movies with wonderful British actors.

Geri C said...

Thank you ever so much! I hope you enjoy the movies. She sure does look similar!