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The Nice Guys – 3rd of June
Kind of like a cross between Inherent Vice and American Hustle, this '70s-set crime caper sees a private investigator (Ryan Gosling) take on a missing person's case involving the mob. Russell Crowe plays Gosling's muscle, and Kim Basinger the Department of Justice agent who hires the P.I. in the first place. The script comes courtesy of Shane Black who wrote the Lethal Weapon films, and in the words of The Telegraph: "His flair for gourmet trash is evident in every impossibly snappy exchange of repartee and fireball-belching shoot-out."
Misconduct – 3rd of June
Charting a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company giant, Misconduct is the only thriller to see this June (if the reviews are anything to go by.) It has a stellar line up including Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel and Julia Stiles.
The Boss – 10th of June
Well this looks dumb and fun, and few actors in Hollywood do good character comedy like Melissa McCarthy these days. In case you can't gather from the trailer, the plot follows a badass female CEO who gets sent to jail for insider trading and then moves in with her former PA on release, only to start coaching the PA's daughter in her unusual business methods. It's probably not going to win an Oscar, but it should provide a few cheap laughs.
Mother's Day – 10th of June
Stop the press! It's a film with Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts with Anna Wintour hair in! Who even cares that this film is coming out at the complete wrong time for Mother's Day in the UK? Light entertainment with strong female leads is a "yaaas" every time.
The Stanford Prison Experiment – 10th of June
You may have learned about it in psychology class at uni, and if you didn't, here's a quick recap: The Stanford Prison Experiment was a famous 1971 study into role playing and the effects of an environment on a person's behaviour. A bunch of participants were put in a jail setting – some as prisoners, some as guards – and were observed by researchers to see how they naturally began to act. Things soon got out of hand, as this new drama looking back at the seminal experiment shows. Starring Ezra Miller and Billy Crudup, the film picked up excellent reviews after it aired at Sundance last year.