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The Watch List: 5 Irresistible June Flicks

Five new releases worth watching this month.

1 / 5
After Earth

After Earth

 

The master of the twist ending, M. Night Shyamalan let his big reveal show in the trailer for his latest flick. So we know the inhospitable planet on which Will Smith and his (real-life) son find themselves stranded is Earth. What’s next? In theatres May 31.

2 / 5
Passion

Passion

 

Rachel McAdams digs down to her Mean Girls roots for Brian DePalma’s new erotic thriller. Based on the markedly worse French film Love Crime, this remake casts McAdams as a high-powered ad exec playing cat and mouse with her ambitious protégé (Noomi Rapace). In theatres June 7.

3 / 5
World War Z

World War Z

 

Based on Max Brooks’ post-apocalyptic novel, this monster movie capitalizes on the popularity of zombie properties like The Walking Dead and Warm Bodies, casting Brad Pitt as a UN employee struggling to thwart a brain-eater outbreak. In theatres June 21.

4 / 5
Monsters University

Monsters University

 

Pixar has had trouble matching the success of its first instalments (did anyone see Cars 2?), but it’s not done trying. John Goodman and Billy Crystal return for this follow-up to Monsters Inc., which is actually a prequel that establishes the backstory of the two would-be baddies-for-hire. In theatres June 21.

5 / 5
The Heat

The Heat

 

Hollywood really wants to make comedy breakout Melissa McCarthy a star. Identity Thief fizzled, but maybe reuniting her with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and adding Sandra Bullock-as the straight man to McCarthy’s crazy cop-to the mix is the secret. In theatres June 28.