Blockbusters, biographies and book-adaptations – June is set to bowl you over with the amazing titles being released! And your local public library is the place to find them. Escape the cold and head on in; Here’s just a taste of what you could find on the shelves this month!
M | Biography | May 5
Governor George W Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive resume includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defence secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.
Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell
On the Basis of Sex
M | Biography | May 5
Inspired by the powerful true story of a young Ruth Ginsburg, A then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts’ view of gender discrimination. Stronger together, Ruth teams up with her husband, Martin Ginsburg, to fight the case that catapults her into becoming one of the most important public figures of our time.
Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux
If Beale Street Could Talk
MA15+ | Drama | June 12
Based on the novel of the same name by James Balwin. If Beale Street Could Talk tells the story of daughter and wife-to-be Tish who vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Set in early 1970s Harlem.
Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King
M | Action | June 19
Captain Marvel is an extra-terrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.
Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn
The Sisters Brothers
MA15+ | Western | June 19
Based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt. It’s 1851 and Charlie and Eli Sisters are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield and eventually, the gold rush land of California – an adventure that tests the deadly family ties that bind.
Cast: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal
MA15+ | Thriller | June 19
When a fresh case exposes history from a former investigation, LAPD detective Erin Bell is forced to face her demons. As a young detective, Erin and her partner Chris were placed undercover in the California desert to infiltrate a notorious criminal gang, controlled by their dangerously unstable leader Silas, but the operation ends in tragedy. Years later, struggling to maintain a relationship with her daughter and still haunted by her past, she embarks on a mission for redemption and closure when it appears Silas has re-emerged.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany
Stan & Ollie
PG | Biography | June 19
In the twilight of their careers and facing an uncertain future, Laurel and Hardy set out on a tour of Great Britain and Ireland. After an inauspicious beginning their friendship and performances shine through, making each other and their audiences laugh whilst winning the love and affection of legions of adoring fans.
Cast: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
PG | Animated | June 26
The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.
Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett
Five Feet Apart
M | Drama | June 26
Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control — all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.
Cast: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias
A Dog’s Way Home
PG | Adventure | June 19
As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path.
Cast: Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos
Trolls: Season 1
G | Animated | June 19
The Trolls are settling into a new era with Poppy as Queen. Bursting with their signature positivity, irreverence and a whole lotta original music, Trolls” The Beat goes On! opens up the colourful world of Trolls for new adventures and a dance party around every corner.
Cast: Amanda Leighton, Sean T. Krishnan, Kevin Michael Richardson
Jack Ryan: Season 1
MA15+ | Action | June 19
When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) is pulled from the safety of his desk job and catapulted into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, he must race to stop a terrorist’s plans for a massive attack against the U.S. and her allies.
Lost in Space: Season 1
M | Science Fiction | June 12
Set thirty years in the future, this epic re-imagining of the original family space adventure finds the Robinsons torn off course en route to what they hoped would be a fresh start on a distance space colony. Against all odds, but with endless hope and extensive training, the family bands together to survive on a dangerous alien planet.
Australia in Colour
PG | Documentary | June 12
Australia in Colour is the history of Australia told via a unique collection of cinematic moments brought to life for the first time in stunning colour. It tells the story of how Australia came to be the nation it is today. Narrated by Hugo Weaving, it’s a reflection on our nation’s character, its attitudes, its politics, and its struggle to value its Indigenous and multicultural past. Australia in Colour gives us a chance to relive history from a fresh perspective.
Gotti: Godfather & Son
M | Documentary | June 5
Two men who were raised in the mob and became the reigning king and heir apparent of what may be the last of the great Mafia dynasties. Discover the story of the legendary Gambino crime family through the intimate and complicated relationship between John Gotti Sr and his son, John Gotti Jr, who rose up through the ranks of the Gambino crime family and allegedly replaced his father as boss when the “Dapper Don” was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 1992.
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