Illinois Entertainer July 2017 - Page 20

Continued from page 14 Dunkirk Director: Christopher Nolan July 21 • PG-13 Christopher Nolan turns his attention away from superheroes and science fiction and sets his sights on WWII with his latest film, which recounts the various land-sea-air efforts to evacuate thou- sands of Allied troops trapped by Hitler’s army on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, in the early days of World War II. This miraculous effort saved thousands of Allied soldiers, who were cut off and surrounded Harry Styles by the German army in in Dunkirk May of 1940 when Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found during this heroic mission. Between May 27 – June 4,1940, over 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated to safety. The film stars Oscar-winner Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and Harry Styles (yes, that Harry Styles) in his film debut 20 illinoisentertainer.com july 2017 Atomic Blonde Director: David Leitch July 28 • Rated R This action/thriller, based on Antony Johnston and Sam Hart’s 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City, pairs Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) and director David Leitch Sa (co-director of John Wick), making this retro spy thriller a hot ticket this summer. In 1989, on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the shifting of superpower alliances, Lorraine Broughton (Theron), a top-level spy for MI6 is dispatched to Berlin to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and take down the ruthless espionage ring that killed the agent for rea- sons unknown. Ordered to cooperate with Berlin station chief David Percival (James McAvoy), the two form an uneasy alliance, unleashing their full arsenal of skills in pur- suing a threat that jeopardizes the West’s entire intelligence operation. Also starring John Goodman, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones, Til Schweiger and Sofia Boutella. Follow Us on Twitter @ie_entertainer