By: Amy Greenburg
Attention all movie buffs and couch potatoes! Here’s our pick of films and television programmes to watch in June.
Love and Mercy
This biographical drama follows the life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson – played by both Paul Dano and John Cusack – from his successes with highly influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti) and his relationship with his second wife, Melinda (Elizabeth Banks). Opens 11 June at Cathay Cineplexes.
A teenage special operations agent (Hailee Steinfeld) coveting a “normal” adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as an exchange student in a suburban American high school, only to learn that surviving the treacherous waters of high school is more challenging than international espionage any day. This action comedy also features Jessica Alba, Samuel L. Jackson and Sophie Turner from the ‘Game of Thrones’. Opens 18 June at Golden Village cinemas.
Twenty-five years after the brutal massacre of her family, Libby (Charlize Theron) is forced by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious murders to confront the events of that horrific day, only to learn that her past may not be what it seems. Based on the popular drama-mystery novel by ‘Gone Girl’ author, Gillian Flynn, ‘Dark Places’ also stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult and Christina Hendricks. Opens 18 June at Cathay Cineplexes.
Orphan Black, Season Three
Season Three of the acclaimed science-fiction series – which raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and personal identity – plunges the clone sisterhood into unexpected territory with the realisation that they’re not alone. Just when they thought they knew their enemies and allies, Season Three reveals that the clones are more vulnerable than ever before, while highly trained, identical male soldiers raise more questions than answers. Premieres 4 June at 10pm on Lifetime (StarHub Channel 514).
Suits, Season Five
Suit up for a brand new season of the popular, fast-paced legal drama starring Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Sarah Rafferty and Meghan Markle. Season Five will see Harvey dealing with not having Donna around, his relationship with new psychiatrist Paula, and the trials and tribulations of Rachel and Mike’s impending nuptials. Premieres 25 June at 11.05am (with an encore at 8.50pm) on DIVA (StarHub Channel 513, Singtel Channel 303).
This story first appeared in Expat Living’s June 2015 issue.