I can’t keep up!
I literally do not have the time to watch all the amazing TV shows and movies coming my way, tantalisingly good storytelling gems that come at me through cinema, TV, and streaming platforms.
And yet, AND YET, that does stop this boy dreaming that he will get a chance to watch them all and so he keeps eagerly taking in trailers, breathlessly reading synopses and setting aside space on this self-same blog in the hope, the gloriously good and aspirational hope that time will magic itself up from out of nowhere and these TV shows and movies will be watched …
Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff (Johnson) and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton (Blunt). Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.” (synopsis via Coming Soon)
Jungle Cruise opens on 29 July in Australia and on 30 July in UK and USA.
In The Tomorrow War, the world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrives from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future, humanity is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is a high school teacher and family man Dan Forester. Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist and his estranged father in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet. (synopsis courtesy Coming Soon)
The Tomorrow War premieres on Prime Video on 2 July.
Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, Physical is a half-hour dark comedy following Sheila Rubin (Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image…. that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.
At first hooked on the exercise itself, Sheila’s real road to empowerment comes when she discovers a way to merge this newfound passion with the burgeoning technology of videotape to start a revolutionary business. The series tracks her epic journey from a stifled, overlooked enabler to a powerful, confident economic force, as Sheila transforms into someone we take for granted today (but was entirely radical at the time) — the female lifestyle guru. (synopsis courtesy Flickering Myth)
Physical debuts on Apple TV+ on 18 June.
Kevin Can F—k Himself explores the possibility of “what happens when we follow Allison out of her husband’s domain. When she finally wakes up to—and revolts against—the injustices in her life? Kevin Can F—K Himself breaks television convention and blends multi-camera comedy with single-camera realism to make us ask: “who and what have we been laughing at all of these years?” (synopsis courtesy Paste Magazine)
The first two episodes of Kevin Can F—k Himself release on AMC+ on June 13, and on AMC on June 20 with episodes release each week thereafter.
Sam (Karen Gillan) was only 12 years old when her mother Scarlet (Lena Headey), an elite assassin, was forced to abandon her. Sam was raised by The Firm, the ruthless crime syndicate her mother worked for. Now, 15 years later, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and grown into a fierce hit-woman. She uses her “talents” to clean up The Firm’s most dangerous messes. She’s as efficient as she is loyal.
But when a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl – Emily (Chloe Coleman). With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates: The Librarians (Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh and Carla Gugino). These three generations of women must now learn to trust each other, stand up to The Firm and their army of henchmen, and raise hell against those who could take everything from them.
Gunpowder Milkshake features a cast that includes Karen Gillan, Chloe Coleman, Lena Headey, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Carla Gugino, Ralph Ineson, Adam Nagaitis, Michael Smiley, and Paul Giamatti. (synopsis via Flickering Myth)
Gunpowder Milkshake premieres on Netflix on 14 July.