Movie: Before I Fall
Think Groundhog Day, but with a much darker edge. This film is the highest grossing indie flick of the year so far and sees the lead character, Sam, relive her final day on earth over and over again. But by having to go through her demise every day for a week (she dies in a car accident), Sam begins to unravel the mystery surrounding her death while also discovering everything she is losing.
Release: 7 July 2017
Movie: To The Bone
This film follows in the wake of ’13 Reasons Why’s’ controversial suicidal themes – and it has already caused a stir. Actress Lily Collins plays Ellen, a 20-year-old suffering from severe anorexia. Losing her grip on life, Ellen seeks helps from an unconventional doctor, played by Keanu Reeves. The movie has already been accused of “potentially glamorising anorexia”, however other critics have praised it for facing the illness head-on.
Release date: 14 July 2017
TV Series: Friends From College
Married couple Ethan and Lisa reunite with their old Harvard college buddies from the 90s after moving back to New York – and they’re all hit with the realisation that they’re fast approaching their 40s. It also dawns on them that they’re not quite as tight as they used to be…before viewers find out that Ethan and his old pal Sam – who is also married – have been sleeping together since college. Eek. ‘Friends From College’ stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders and Fred Savage.
Release date: 14 July 2017
This Netflix original tells the story of a nerdy student, who finds herself being targeted by a social media celebrity. The reason why? Because she’s fallen for a classmate’s boyfriend. Unfortunately, the unlucky lass soon discovers what it is like to be Public Enemy Number One. ’13 Reasons Why’s’ Kate Walsh takes the lead in this flick, but sadly there’s no trailer. Boo.
Release date: 17 July 2017
TV Series: Handome Devil
This LGBT comedy drama has been branded “charming” and follows the story of two lads – a red-haired loner and a star athlete – who are forced to share a bedroom at a rugby boarding school. The pair form an unlikely friendship as they discover they have more in common than they initially thought. This series has already received widespread praise for tackling the issue of homophobia while keeping with its intended feel good comedy genre.
Release date: 20 July 2017
Movie: The Incredible Jessica James
Having already received rave reviews, The Incredible Jessica James is one you won’t want to miss. Described as a rom-com/ buddy movie and career-girl comedy, this flick is focused on a playwright called Jessica who, following nasty break-up, makes an unlikely connection with a dorky divorcee she meets on a blind date.
Release date: 28 July