The pandemic has been a cause of great distress for the film industries around the world, including Hollywood, which is still grappling with Covid restrictions, limited theatre capacity and the formidable rise of the streaming platforms. Yet, a few good summer blockbusters are finally coming to the theatres next month as vaccine roll-out picks up pace. Here are the top five releases of June:
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Release: June 4
A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they'd ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
Release: June 16
The world's most lethal odd couple - bodyguard Michael Bryce and hitman Darius Kincaid - is back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius's even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid. As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio gets in over their heads in a global plot and soon finds that they are all that stands between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman. Joining in the fun and deadly mayhem is Morgan Freeman.
Release: June 18
A father, played by comedian Kevin Hart, brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter's birth.
Release: June 3
Vivo, Sony Pictures Animation's first-ever musical adventure featuring all-new original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, will take audiences on an epic adventure to gorgeous and vibrant locations never before seen in animation.
Release: June 18
As if getting pregnant weren't complicated enough, Lucy sets out to uncover the unsettling truth about her fertility doctor. This horror-thriller is currently being described as a modern "Rosemary's Baby.”