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Coming to a cinema near you this month are the first films of the summer.

Released on 3 May 2019, much has already been made about ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ with Zac Efron (The Greatest Showman) portraying notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. 

Directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes), ‘Aladdin’ is the second Disney live action remake this year, following Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ and preceding Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’, arriving in cinemas on 22 May 2019.  Robin Williams (Mrs Doubtfire) well and truly laid down the comedy gauntlet with his iconic vocal performance as the Genie in the animated 1992 masterpiece and taking over the role in this version is Will Smith (Ali) whom you may have already seen to blue effect in the trailers released so far. 

Despite a mixed critical reception, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the story of Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen, was a massive box office and awards season success. Somewhat unsurprisingly then, comes the story of Elton John as played by Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) in ‘Rocketman’, the latest biographical film of a major recording artist.  It will fly onto the silver screen on 24 May 2019.

Unleashed on 29 May 2019 with a $200 million budget is ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’, the third film in Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse after Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island (2017).  Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things television series) makes her film debut while a sequel entitled ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’, in which she also appears, has just finished filming in preparation for release next year.

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I attended Dunfermline High School from 2010 to 2016. I wrote my own column called ‘Adam’s Adventures’ and other articles for the school magazine, the ‘Pupils’ Press’, for its first 12 issues over three years and solely edited the last four editions. I created the official high school ‘Yearbook DVD’ and produced the exclusive 2016 calendar during my last year, independently. I also volunteered at the school mathematics shop, the ‘Stationery Village’, for three years and was appointed prefect for four years. I am currently in third year studying the BA (Hons) Journalism course at Edinburgh Napier University and contribute as an arts writer to The Edinburgh Reporter. I have achieved The Duke of Edinburgh’s (Bronze) Award and received grade five level certification for electronic keyboard from Trinity College London. In my spare time, I enjoy photography and travelling by railway, catching up with my friends and family and visiting my caravan away in the country. I must admit that I love good food which is both a thrilling and dangerous relationship.