New to Netflix – June

Series

Marvel’s Jessica Jones

The last season to come to Netflix before it moves to Disney+, S3 finds Jessica (Krysten Ritter) crossing paths with a highly intelligent psychopath. She and Trish (Rachael Taylor) must repair their fractured relationship in order to take him down, but a devastating loss reveals their conflicting ideas of heroism and sets them on a collision course that will forever change them both.

Release date: tbc.

Black Mirror

More from the creepy anthology series which explores a twisted, high-tech world where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Release date: 5 June.

Designated Survivor: Season 3

Starring Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman – the low-level Cabinet member who became President of the United States after a catastrophic attack killed all other candidates – this season find Kirkman launching a new election campaign amidst ethical quandaries, international incidents and a new terrorism threat at home.

Release date: 7 June.

The Missing

Season 3 finds Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo) looking for a missing prostitute in Amsterdam. He digs into the criminal underworld of the red-light district and exposes a complex web of deception and lies.

Release date: 17 June.

 

Movies

Snatch

Heist movie starring Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones and Benicio Del Toro amongst others. Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.

Release date: 1 June

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is trying to juggle having a normal teenage life with friends with being Tony Stark’s protege with a duty to be the ‘friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.’ Trying to keep these things separate becomes much more difficult when The Vulture and his crew begin selling hi-tech arms to the city’s criminals.

Release date: 3 June.

Rush

I’m not sure if this was schedule for release or if it’s a reaction to Niki Lauda’s death, but either way it’s timely. This biopic charts the fierce rivalry between James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki (Daniel Brühl) which developed during the 1970 Formula Three championship.

Release date: 10 June.

Shaft

In this second-generation Shaft saga, the badass detective (Samuel L. Jackson) has been largely absent from his son’s life. But when John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher) — an FBI expert in cybersecurity — needs help discovering the truth about his best friend’s death, he turns to his dad.

28 June

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name.

Release date: 30 June

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