THIS MONTH IN CINEMA
Winter's here, so why not seek refugee in the comfort of your local cinema. The month starts with a bang, as two massive releases collide onscreen. On June 1st, Brisbane is set to see the anticipated adaption of the beloved TV series Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson as lifeguard Mitch Buchannon and a brash new recruit played by Zac Efron, who together uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of their bay (for your chance to win 1 of 10 double passes click here). Sharing the evening is also DC's latest blockbuster Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot stars as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. We though it was spectacular, so if you're planning on seeing Wonder Woman on opening night, then be sure to come down to New Farm Cinemas for a prescreening Trivia event hosted by yours truly (admission free with your ticket purchase).
Other big blockbusters set to light up the Brisbane box office this month include the insane-looking, Alex Kurtzman directed The Mummy, as well as the fifth instalment in the Transformers series, Transformers: The Last Knight.
Just in time for the school holidays, Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3 will ensure there's enough big screen entertainment to keep the little ones out of trouble and out of the cold. Check out our advance screening feature for special events featuring these two family friendly flicks.
Brisbane will also be playing host to a suite of great Film Festivals and Events this month. Along with the continuing Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibit, the Human Rights & Art Film Festival is to be showcased early this month at Palace Cinemas - Barracks.
Excitingly, if you're further afield or travelling, you'll be glad to know that this month we're widening our borders and our range as we check out the Sydney Film Festival and look at what's playing on the Brisbane stage. Sydney Film Festival is set to be a killer festival, with all of the latest releases fresh from Cannes Film Festival, along with amazing filmmaker talks, red carpet events and short film sessions. It really is one of the biggest Australian film festivals of the year.
Meanwhile, back on home turf, the stage is being lit up with Sam Strong's Noises Off, which is sure to have you crying with laughter. If you're more into dystopian thriller than comedy, there's no need to fret; a new adaptation of 1984, created by Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan off the historic novel, will also be gracing the stages of QPAC this month.
We've also curated the very best in advanced screenings, giveaways and other film events for the month of June below, so check it out and make sure you enter some of our competitions for your chance to win tickets to the best in Brisbane cinema this month.