Robert Pattinson is the face of a new generation. Born in London in 1986, he grew up in the UK before making his way to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. He quickly became known for his daring fashion choices – which have now become his trademark – and boyish good looks. In 2011, he was ranked the fourth sexiest man alive by Rolling Stone, and in 2013 he was named the sexiest actor of all time by Esquire. His acting career officially began when he landed the role of Prince Eric in The Twilight Saga, the film that made him famous. He went on to star in the sci-fi series Dark Matter, the comedy series Sex Education, and most recently in the action series The Flash. In 2019, he starred in the boxing drama The Fighter, which is currently available to watch on Netflix.
Pattinson has used his fame to become a global ambassador for several charities. In 2017, he founded the MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) Water Project to provide clean drinking water to communities in need. In 2019, he announced the creation of the ELUDE Foundation, which aims to empower young people through sport.
Now it’s time to meet the man behind the fame. The King is the story of a man who – after an arranged marriage to a wealthy woman – embraces a life of decadence that shocks his countrymen. It’s filled with outrageous parties and elaborate dresses, and it serves as a warning about the dangers of royalty. The film was directed by David Leitch and stars Robert Pattinson as King George, along with Charlie Hunnam, Olivia Colman, and Tom Hardy. The movie is set to be released in theaters on September 12. In the meantime, you can learn more about the film by reading our in-depth review.
One of the most acclaimed films of 2019 is Glorious, a movie that reimagines the French Revolution as a romance. It’s based on the historical novel of the same name by Alice Neff and stars Jennifer Lawrence as Marie Antoinette. The movie was written and directed by Michael Howard. In it, the queen orders the deaths of hundreds of people in the name of fiscal responsibility. The film received rave reviews, and many hailed it as one of the most romantic films of all time. It was nominated for Best Actor (Tom Hardy) and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2020 Academy Awards. In the months leading up to the Oscars, Glorious debuted at number one in the box office, proving once again that good things come in twos.
The Last Kingdom
The Last Kingdom is one of the most ambitious movies of all time. It’s the historical drama that brings to life the twilight years of the last king of England, Alfred the Great. The movie was released in theaters across the country on August 25, and it was met with rave reviews. In particular, critics praised the performance of its lead star, Kenneth Branagh. Branagh is probably best known for his Shakespearean roles but he stole the show as the aging king. The Last Kingdom is the culmination of Branagh’s cinematic career, which he began in the 1970s. It will forever be remembered as one of the greatest movies of all time. Watch our review to learn more about this ambitious movie.
Speaking of great performances, we can’t leave out of the list the white king in Gucci Gucci. The movie is a romantic comedy released in theaters across the country last month. It was directed by and stars Woody Allen, and it’s easily one of his most recent films. Allen plays the role of a very wealthy European prince who travels to California in the 1800s to seek his fortune. He quickly becomes enamored of a white woman named Jessie and they marry. But it isn’t long before he has grown tired of her constant nagging and demands for more money. He turns to drinking and the white mania that was sweeping California in the 1800s for relief. With its risqué humor and Allen’s iconic wit, White King is a must-see for fans of the director. It’s also the perfect film to remind you of why Allen is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.
Speaking of Woody Allen, let’s not forget about his extraordinary directorial debut, Darkest Hour. It’s a political thriller that explores the dark underbelly of the romance between Winston Churchill and British Prime Minister – and the Duchess of Windsor – Mrs. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. The film stars Oscar Isaacs, Jessica Chastain, and Natalie Dormer. Darkest Hour is the first in a trilogy that will explore the early years of Churchill’s political career. In it, he rises to the position of First Lord of the Admiralty and becomes prime minister in the middle of World War II. It’s a remarkable accomplishment at such a young age, and one that would go on to define Churchill’s political legacy. Like many of Allen’s films, Darkest Hour is filled with memorable cameos. In this case, we can’t forget about Lord Beaverbrook, who not only appears but also steals the show.
Even diehard fans of Woody Allen may be surprised to learn that he hasn’t directed a movie since 2011’s Midnight in Paris. But it’s not like he hasn’t been busy. He’s consistently starred in and produced movies, with his latest project, Tyrant, being the exception. Starring Julianne Moore and Alessandro Nivola, Tyrant is a biopic about the life of author and playwright William Shakespeare. The script was written by Tony and Joe Hall, who also serve as the film’s producers. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen an official Woody Allen movie, but it looks like it was well worth the wait. With its blend of humor and drama, Tyrant could very well be Allen’s best film since 2008’s Vicky Christina Barcelona.
Speaking of Woody Allen, let’s not forget about his unique brand of dark humor. In the upcoming Netflix Original Movie Midsommar, he plays a supporting role as Karl Arndt, a wealthy entrepreneur who creates the perfect Christmas village for the suburban masses. After the unexpected death of his wife, he retires to his family estate, where he plans to immerse himself in merriment. Unfortunately, things go horribly wrong when he accidentally invites his neighbors, the Gypsy and Wolf clans, to his house for a festival that celebrates their nomadic lifestyle. The movie stars Jessica Chastain, Christopher Miller, and Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s an adaptation of the bestselling novel by Peter Brooks. Midsommar is set for release on June 12, and we’re certain that Woody Allen fans will not be disappointed.
Speaking of Netflix, its latest original movie, Knives Out, is one of the most anticipated releases of the summer of 2020. It’s the New Jersey–set series opener about a group of friends who gather annually for a bloodbath–themed birthday party. The movie is the directorial debut of Rian Johnson and it stars an ensemble cast led by Chris Evans. Knives Out is rated PG-13 and it’s available to watch now on Netflix.
There’s a lot more to see this coming summer than just the movies discussed above. But these should give you a good idea of what’s hot in theaters this coming summer and beyond.