5 Most Anticipated Movie/Series Releases Next Week
Entertainment is, without doubt, an essential of today’s lifestyle. As covid-19 cases have started falling and vaccine rollout is picking up pace, several states have proclaimed new lockdown and unlock rules to deal with their respective circumstances. While many have extended lockdowns, at the same time, people are optimistic about relaxations on the way as states gain control over the pandemic in their region. Moreover, restrictions on stepping out are still in force, and June has something in store for everyone as far as entertainment fix on streaming platforms is concerned. Most significant streaming sites have filled in numbers, and there is an incredible interest in the content. The diversity of the content is attracting their audience, and many of them have become hugely popular.
Keeping in line with the demand and popularity of stuff on OTT platforms, here is a listicle of movies and series to look forward to in the month. So, start marking these titles in your calendar.
Fatherhood (June 18)
Fatherhood is an American family movie streaming on Netflix and directed by Paul Weitz. Initially, it was scheduled to be released in theatres on April 3, 2020, by Sony Pictures Releasing; Netflix bought it amid the pandemic. The movie is grounded around the story of a man, husband, and an expectant father, who suddenly and unfortunately becomes a widower and a single parent of a baby girl. Kevin Hart is cast as Matthew Logelin, based on Matthew Logelin’s memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love. Watching Matt raises his daughter (Melody Hurd) on his own, with the support of his network of friends and family, offers few surprises, but intense work from a smartly assembled cast bounces this fact-based story real emotional reverberation. Since the pandemic's chaos has already created so much panic among people, the movie will re-bounce the importance of your close ones with more love and care.
Luca (June 18)
Pixar’s summer-sea-monster adventure movie, Luca is streaming on Disney+ to add the essence of love to the summers of our youth. Enrico Casarosa, director of the animated film, navigates it about Luca’s memorable summer on the Italian Riviera with his best friend Alberto; both are sea monsters in disguise. They make a new friend, Giulia, and all share gelato, pasta and endless scooter ride all the way, but their deeply seized secret endangers their fun. The movie is a literal fish-out-of-water tale and about friendships that change us. Casarosa's childhood influences luca in Genoa; Pixar artists visited the Italian Riviera to research Italian culture and environment. The sea monsters, a metaphor for being different, lightly based on old Italian regional myths and folklore. Producer Andrea Warren, says, "It's a magical coming-of-age story. It's about remembering the people who shaped us along the way."
"You guys want it just as bad as I do. You have the hunger. That's the most important thing."- Giulia (Luca)
Elite season 4 (June 18)
The Spanish thriller teen drama series, Elite is back on the streaming giant Netflix to entertain its viewers with season 4. The popular Spanish tv series is created by Carlos Montero and Daro Madrona and set in Las Encinas, a literary elite and fictional secondary school, and centres around the relationships of three working-class teenage students who have acknowledged scholarships to attend the school and their classmates. As Elite season 3 saw some of the students attaining the final semester at Las Encinas, so, there would be some characters who would not return for Elite season 4. The series presents the idea that the economic, class and cultural gap inflames an intensifying series of confrontations, eventually leading to murders. Likewise, season 4 introduces a novel term and novel school director, one of Europe’s most vital businessmen who brings with him his wife and three spoiled teenagers, who instantly get caught up in the extra-curricular drama.
Ray (June 25)
Ray, another fantastic series that will be streaming on Netflix on June 25, is an anthology series inspired from auteur Satyajit Ray’s most-celebrated stories. Its trailer provides a glimpse of a satire and a psychological thriller into these everlasting stories as they come to life. The tales Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa, Forget Me Not, Bahrupiya and Spotlight are jam-packed with twists, thrills, and turns with a plethora of emotions. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, Srijit Mukherji and Vasan Bala, these stories include sophisticated characters enacted by Manoj Bajpayee, Gajraj Rao, Ali Fazal, Shweta Basu Prasad, Anindita Bose, Harshvarrdhan Kapoor, Radhika Madan, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, among others. The first season deals with four different individuals who go on to achieve great things in their respective fields and shows at what cost the success was achieved and will the victory be their own undoing.
Every movie buff would undoubtedly admire the legacy of Satyajit Ray, both in the Bengali film industry and outside. Perhaps he is one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of cinema. His evergreen characters of Feluda - the Indian Sherlock, Professor Shonku and Tarini Khuro always entertain in the same way. He was the first Indian to receive an honorary Oscar, and his contribution to cinema and literature facilitated India to put on the global map. Hence, when the series upsurges expectations around it manifold.
F9 (June 25)
The listicle would be the barren landscape without mentioning the ninth instalment of the beloved action franchise again follows Dominic Toretto, enacted by Vin Diesel, whose crew and family members unite forces to battle one of the world’s most talented despatchers and high-performance drivers — his estranged brother, Jakob, played by John Cena. F9, also known as Fast & Furious 9, presents the return of Han Lue, a fan-favourite character thought to be long-dead. The Director of the sequel, Justin Lin, comes up to expand the notion of family and outrageous action to exceed everything that came before it. The movie is planned to be in the United States on June 25. It received mixed-to-positive reviews with praise for the performances, visuals and stunts.