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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in July:

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Opens: July 6

Two years after the events of Captain America: Civil War and before the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), now under house arrest after the events of Civil War, tries to balance his home life as a father with his responsibilities as Ant-Man. When Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) present him with a new mission to bring to light secrets from their past, Lang teams up with Van Dyne as the new Wasp. The cast includes Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Hannah John-Kamen, Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Opens: July 13

Taking place a few months after the events of the previous film, the story centers on Dracula (Adam Sandler), Mavis (Selena Gomez), Johnny (Andy Samberg), and the rest of their family, both human and monster, and friends as they take a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship, where Dracula suddenly becomes attracted to the ship’s mysterious captain Ericka (Kathryn Hahn). What Dracula doesn’t know is that Erika is secretly the great-granddaughter of Abraham Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan), the notorious monster slayer and Dracula’s ancient archenemy. Now it is time for Mavis to be the leader of the “Drac Pack” and rally up everyone so they can stop Erika and save Dracula, before it’s too late. Other voices will be provided by Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Mel Brooks, Chrissy Teigen and Joe Jonas.

Opens: July 13

Former FBI agent and amputee Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) lives in the tallest and “safest” skyscraper in Hong Kong with his family. The skyscraper itself, known as “The Pearl” houses several floors that function as their own society and despite the risks highlighted by Sawyer, who is the building’s head of security, his bosses insist that it is impenetrable. True to Sawyer’s belief, the building comes under attack by terrorists, forcing Sawyer to take action. Matters are complicated further when he finds himself framed for the attack, and his family trapped above the resulting fire line. The cast includes Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Byron Mann and Chin Han.

Shock & Awe
Opens: July 13

The film is about journalists investigating the assertions by the Bush Administration concerning Saddam Hussein’s alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction as an excuse for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich, Jessica Biel, Rob Reiner and Richard Schiff.

The Equalizer 2
Opens: July 20

Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) learns that one of his longtime friends, Susan (Melissa Leo), has been murdered. McCall decides to return to his old ways and seek out, find and punish the perpetrators. The cast includes Pedro Pascal, Sakina Jeffrey, Bill Pullman and Jonathan Scarfe.

Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again
Opens: July 20

Ten years later, in the Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is pregnant with Sky’s (Dominic Cooper) child while running her mother’s villa. Self-conflicted that she can’t do it by herself without her mother around, but with Tanya (Christine Baranski) and Rosie’s (Julie Walters) guidance, Sophie will find out more of Donna’s (Meryl Streep/Lily James) past and how she fronted The Dynamos, came to start up her villa on the island, meet each one of Sophie’s dads (Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth), and raised a daughter, bravely on her own, without a mother to guide her – with an unexpected visit from someone she had not invited or never even met: her grandmother, Ruby Sheridan (Cher). The film also stars Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan and Andy Garcia.

Damascus Cover
Opens: July 20

Agent Ari Ben-Sion (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) receives an assignment from Mossad to smuggle a chemical-weapons scientist out of Syria. When the mission goes wrong, Ben-Sion soon learns that he’s a pawn in a much bigger plan. The cast also stars Olivia Thirlby, the late John Hurt, Jurgen Prochnow and Navid Negahban.

Mission Impossible: Fallout
Opens: July 27

When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and his motives. Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe. The film stars Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Kirby and Wes Bentley.

Movies coming out in August will be posted at the end of July.

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Thanks to Radio Times and Outlander TV News, here is the first official photo of the First Nation Canadian actors who will be playing member of the Cherokee and Mohawk Nations in the upcoming fourth season of Outlander.

The following are quotes from executive producer/writer Matthew B. Roberts made to the folks at Radio Times on how the production approached portraying these characters:

“Every department, from Production design to costume and hair and make-up does a huge amount of research to ensure we create a world that feels authentic to the time and place.  To build our Native American world, they have learned traditional techniques, from canoe building to hand weaving and, to populate that world, we have welcomed a great team from Canada to play both the speaking and supporting roles of the Cherokee and Mohawk Nations in Outlander season four.”

Here is the picture:

Outlander will be back in November on Starz.

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The new DirecTV drama Condor will debut on June 6 at 10 PM.

The series will follow a young CIA analyst who stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives of millions.

The cast includes Max Irons, William Hurt, newcomer Leem Lubany, Angel Bonanni (Absentia), Kristen Hager (Being Human), Kristofer Polaha (Castle and Life UnExpected), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) and Bob Balaban (Gosford Park) with special guest star Brendan Fraser (Trust) [among others].

Here is a trailer for Condor:

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in June:

Opens: June 1

Based on the true, harrowing story of Tami Oldham Ashcraft from her book Red Sky in Mourning. Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) couldn’t anticipate that they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope of rescue, Tami must now find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.

Hotel Artemis
Opens: June 8

In the near future, Jean Thomas (Jodie Foster) is a woman who runs a secret hospital for criminals in Los Angeles called Hotel Artemis. The ensemble cast includes Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Sofia Boutella (The Mummy and Atomic Blonde), Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day), Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate (Gifted), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek and Heroes), Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Kenneth Choi (9-1-1) and Josh Tillman.

Ocean’s 8
Opens: June 8

Inspired by her brother Danny Ocean, his estranged sister Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first step is to assemble the perfect crew: Amita (Mindy Kaling), Tammy (Sarah Paulson), Lou (Cate Blanchett), Constance (Awkwafina), Nine Ball (Rihanna) and Rose (Helena Bonham Carter). The film also stars Anne Hathaway, Richard Armitage and James Corden.

The Incredibles 2
Opens: June 15

This animated sequel resumes where The Incredibles ended, introducing the villain The Underminer (voice by John Ratzenberger). The Parr family struggles to maintain normal lives while Helen (voice by Holly Hunter), as Elastigirl, continues to fight crime and campaign for the return of “supers.” Her husband Bob (voiced by Craig T. Nelson), Mr. Incredible, stays at home caring for their children Violet (voiced by Sarah Vowell), Dash (voiced by Huck Milner) and Jack-Jack, discovering the baby’s secret powers in the process. The Parrs and their ally Frozone (voice by Samuel L. Jackson) find they must battle a new villain, who goes by the name of Screenslaver. Other voices will be provided by Brad Bird, Jonathan Banks, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Isabella Rossellini and Sophia Bush.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Opens: June 22

After the demise of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar off Central America’s pacific coast, the dinosaurs roam freely on the island for three years until an impending volcanic eruption threatens their existence. Former park manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) creates a dinosaur rescue organization and teams up with Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), the former partner of John Hammond, to bring the creatures to a sanctuary in America. Claire’s boyfriend Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a former dinosaur trainer at the park, joins the mission to locate Blue, the last of the Velociraptors that he trained. However, a greater scheme emerges when the creatures are being auctioned away, and disaster strikes when a dangerous hybrid dinosaur, the Indoraptor, escapes and begins terrorizing people. The cast includes Toby Jones, B. D. Wong, Jeff Goldblum, Daniella Pineda and Justice Smith.

Opens: June 22

Laura (Vera Farmiga), along with her teenaged son Henry (Lewis MacDougall), is forced to drive her pot-dealing father Jack (Christopher Plummer) from Portland to her sister’s house in Los Angeles after he is kicked out of a retirement home. The film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Kristen Schaal, Peter Fonda, Christopher Lloyd, Ryan Robbins and Chelah Horsdal.

The Hustle
Opens: June 29

This is a female-centric remake of the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, in which two down-and-out con artists engage in a “loser leaves town” contest. The lead stars are Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway.

Movies coming out in July will be posted at the end of June.

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Billy Boyd

Just a few weeks ago, Outlander was renewed for two more seasons and three new promo pictures were released.

Now, major casting news has been announced for the upcoming season of Outlander. Those new cast members include:

Simona Brown

Billy Boyd (best known for the Lord of the Rings franchise) will play Gerald Forbes, a wealthy lawyer in Cross Creek who is friends with his prominent client, Jocasta Cameron (Maria Doyle Kennedy), Jamie’s aunt.

Caitlyn O’Ryan

Simona Brown (the A&E reimagined version of Roots) will play Gayle, the best friend and college roommate of Brianna (Jamie and Claire’s daughter).

Newcomer Caitlin O’Ryan will play Lizzie, a Scottish woman who goes on a big adventure with Brianna.

Natalie Simpson

Natalie Simpson (Les Miserables) will play Phaedre, the personal maid and seamstress for Jocasta, and is considered a trusted member of the River Run household.

Tim Downie

Tim Downie (The King’s Speech and Paddington) will play Governor William Tyron [an actual historical figure], the ambitious former British officer who used his family connections to land the position of governor.

As announced a few weeks ago, Outlander will premiere its 4th season on Starz sometime in November.

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Starz announced today that Outlander has been given a two-season renewal, taking the show into its sixth season. Both new seasons will consist of 12 episodes each.

The upcoming fourth season of Outlander will premiere in November.

Congrats to Outlander!

[Photo Credit: Aimee Spinks]

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in May:

Opens: May 4

Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis). The cast includes Mark Duplass and Ron Livingston.

Breaking In
Opens: May 11

A woman (Gabrielle Union) takes her two children on a weekend getaway to her late father’s secluded, high-tech estate in the countryside. She soon finds herself in a desperate fight to save all of their lives when four men break into the house in search of something. The film also stars Billy Burke, Richard Cabral and Jason George.

The Seagull
Opens: May 11

The heartbreaking and funny story of friends and lovers, all of whom are in love with the wrong person. The cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Brian Dennehy, Mare Winningham and Jon Tenney.

Book Club
Opens: May 18

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey,” catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices. The film also stars Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson, Don Johnson, Alicia Silverstone, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley, Jr. and Wallace Shawn.

Deadpool 2
Opens: May 18

Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) battles the evil and powerful Cable (Josh Brolin) and other bad guys to save a boy’s life. The cast includes Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Bill Skarsgard, Terry Crews, Eddie Marsan and Leslie Uggams.

On Chesil Beach
Opens: May 18

In 1962, newlyweds Edward and Florence (Saoirse Ronan), both in their early 20s and also both virgins, spend their honeymoon preoccupied and terrified by the upcoming consummation of their marriage. The film also stars Emily Watson.

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Opens: May 25

Through a series of daring escapades, young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). The cast includes Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, Woody Harrelson and Jon Favreau.

Movies coming out in June will be posted at the end of May.

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