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Coming soon: trailers to the next big films

Coming soon: trailers to the next big films

Get a sneak preview of major forthcoming movies

Director of Murder on the Orient Express co-stars with EPIC moustache

Summer's here, which can only mean Hollywood blockbusters. But it's not all Spider-Man, talking apes and World War Two with platoons of thespians fighting on the beaches. There's comedy, a saucy menage-à-trois, a film about golf and even a ghost story. It's called A Ghost Story. We hereby bring you sneak peeks of the season's finest and more titles anticipated in the autumn (and hey, the trailer might even be the best part). 


Spider-Man: Homecoming. Director: Jon Watts. Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton. New Spidey alert. Holland first donned the websuit in Captain America: Civil War. Now he gets to crawl across the ceiling of your local multiplex in his own bespoke franchise.

Song to Song. Director: Terrence Malick. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender. Three into two won't go. Malick enters Jules et Jim territory with three of Hollywood's hottest.

The Last Word. Director: Mark Pellington. Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried. Crotchety old crone commissions her own obituary and discovers everyone hates her. Heartwarning intergenerational comedy.

The Midwife. Director: Martin Provost. Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot. Mother reappears in her daughter's life after 30 years. French family comedy.

Tommy's Honour. Director: Jason Connery. Starring: Sam Neill, Peter Mullan, Ophelia Lovibond, Jack Lowden. That considerable rarity: a period golfing movie. Set in Scotland too. Will it be make par or fetch up in the rough?

War For the Planet of the Apes. Director: Matt Reeves. Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn. More monkey business.

The Beguiled. Director: Sofia Coppola. Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning. Civil War thriller in which a soldier sends ripples through a Southern girls' boarding school.

Dunkirk. Director: Christopher Nolan. Starring: Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Harry Stiles. Triumph located in disaster in which One Direction popsicle debuts short back and sides.

City of Ghosts. Director: Matthew Heineman. The Guardian are calling this the definitive documentary about Syria.

Girls Trip. Director: Malcolm D. Lee. Starring: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith. Ladies behaving badly.

The Big Sick. Director: Michael Showalter. Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter. "Can you imagine a world in which we end up together?" Cross-cultural romcom about a Pakistan-born comedian who falls for an all-American girl. Nanjiani also wrote the script. 


Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Director: Luc Besson. Starring: Dane Dehaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen. Besson enters the summer blockbuster zone with kids' sci-fi caper with monsters and flying machines. Rare appearance of the Beatles on the soundtrack.

6 Days. Director: Toa Fraser. Starring: Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish. The 1980 Libyan embassy siege revisited. It's not quite clear why this story needs telling in 2017, several years after the death of Gaddafi, but it was a big public relations boon for the SAS.

Final Portrait. Director: Stanley Tucci. Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub, Sylvie Testud and Clémence Poésy. Alberto Giacometti works on his final portrait, only for a friendship to develop with his sitter.

A Ghost Story. Director: David Lowery. Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara. Poetic meditation on grief, time and memory.

The Dark Tower. Director: Nikolaj Arcel. Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey. Stephen King's latest visit to the multiplex.

American Made. Director: Starring: Doug Liman. Tom Cruise. Low-flying drug runner becomes international mule to the CIA. Based - perhaps loosely - on a true story. 


Patti Cake$. Director: Geremy Jasper. Starring: Danielle Macdonald. Breakout lead role for Macdonald as aspiring hip-hopper cheered on by her grandmother. "An unambiguous joy," reckons the New York Times.

Victoria and Abdul. Director: Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal. Twenty years on from Mrs Brown, Her Imperial Majesty has another special friend.

Goodbye Christopher Robin. Director: Simon Curtis. Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston. "When I was one I had just begun. When I was two I was almost new..." The story of the AA Milne's relationship with his son Christopher Robin. Curtis last visited period England in My Week with Marilyn.


The Mountain Between Us. Director: Hany Abu-Assad. Starring: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba. Two strangers hire a private jet to get somewhere fast, crash in the titular wilderness, consider their options. Not exactly a summer movie.

Battle of the Sexes. Director: Jonathan Dayton. Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough. This story has been a long time brewing: the day tennis champ Billie Jean King took on Bobby Riggs, bastiion of male chauvinist piggery, and (spoiler alert) won.


Murder on the Orient Express. Director: Kenneth Branagh. Starring: Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Derek Jacobi. Sir Ken reboots Agatha Christie's train-based case, and tries on a Belgian accent. Probably helps if you've not seen the 1970s version.


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