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TMW's 2016 Movie Preview - Part Seven: July

Part seven of our look ahead to the movies coming our way in 2016.

Words by Eric Hillis (@hilliseric)

All dates are based on the current UK release calendar and are subject to change.


The Shallows
Spanish action director Jaume Collet-Serra helms this Aussie set woman versus nature thriller. Blake Lively is the surfer who finds herself stranded at sea on a buoy and menaced by a hungry shark.

The Legend of Tarzan
Is Edgar Rice Burroughs most famous creation still a viable box office prospect in these less innocent times? Hollywood seems to think so. Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie (who seems to be in every other movie in 2016) are the vine swinger and his mate, while Christoph Waltz plays some nasty continental type.



Ghostbusters
Bridesmaids' Paul Feig gives the beloved '80s comedy a female-centric reboot, igniting the rage of chauvinist keyboard warriors everywhere. Once again, Manhattan comes under supernatural siege, and it's up to Kristen Ritter and her team to save the city.

Ice Age: Collision Course
Showing no signs of thawing out, the Ice Age series continues with this fifth installment. This time Scrat is causing havoc in outer space, the little rascal!



La La Land
**TMW Must See** Whiplash director Damien Chazelle stays in the musical realm with this romance between Ryan Gosling's jazz pianist and Emma Stone's actress. JK Simmons reunites with the director in a supporting role.

The Purge 3
The Purge series gets a prequel, set on the night of the inaugural purge. This series has yet to deliver a satisfying exploration of its fascinating premise. Will this third movie change that? The under-rated Frank Grillo stars.

The BFG
Spielberg reteams with his ET screenwriter Melissa Mathison for this adaptation of Roald Dahl's cult children's book. Impressing with his turn in Bridge of Spies, Mark Rylance continues his Speilberg collaboration as the titular big bloke.



Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur
The first in what Warner Bros hopes will be a legacy of movies based around ye olde English legend. Charlie Hunnam is King Arthur in - you guessed it - an origin story. Jude Law and Eric Bana co-star, Guy Ritchie directs. Six movies are planned. Consider us skeptical.

Star Trek Beyond
The crew of the Enterprise find themselves stranded on a dangerous planet, coming up against a villainous alien played by Idris Elba. With JJ Abrams bust with another sci-fi franchise, Justin Lin steps in to direct, while Simon Pegg contributes to the script.



Finding Dory
Pixar's belated sequel to 2003's hit Finding Nemo sees the return of writer-director Andrew Stanton. This time the amnesiac Dory sets off in search of her family. Fish or foul? Find out in July!



Bourne 5
**TMW Must See** Sequels, sequels, sequels. That's what summer 2016 is all about. This is one of the more interesting, bringing Matt Damon back to the series that made him a megastar after a humdrum Jeremy Renner diversion. Paul Greengrass returns to direct, also co-writing with Damon. Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones and Vincent Cassell co-star.

Central Intelligence
I suspect the title is the only place you'll find intelligence in this one. Somehow we made Kevin Hart into a star. Shame on us. Here he's a bored accountant who teams up with Dwayne Johnson's CIA agent at their high school reunion.



Tale of Tales
Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone makes his English language debut for this adaptation of 17th century poet Giambattista Basile's 'Pentamerone', a collection of fables including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and John C Reilly lead an ensemble cast.



Summertime
In the midst of the women's liberation movement of the '70s, country girl Izia Higelin moves to Paris and falls for Cecile De France's radical feminist. Removing the male gaze, has filmmaker Catherine Corsini delivered a more mature take on Blue is the Warmest Colour?