July has arrived
Nothing’s certain in life, but we’re pretty sure that July is going to be notable for its amazingness! Here, we’ve got the low-down on what’s happening in the worlds of film, festivals and Netflix. So mark the diary and see if you agree with our picks!
The much-hyped Gilmore Girls reunion special lands on Netflix later this year; ahead of this, all seven seasons are now available on-demand. If that’s not your thing, you might want to catch season 2 of Fargo (from July 13), based on the Coen Brothers classic and starring Kirsten Dunst.
In terms of feature films, our pick is Tallulah (July 29, Netflix) which premiered at Sundance in January and stars Juno’s Ellen Page, who rescues a baby and seeks refuge in New York. Also on Netflix is Brahman Naman (July 6), a coming-of-age comedy billed as “India’s answer to American Pie”. Hmm…
If you’re more of a popcorn ‘n’ Pepsi kinda person, head to the cinema! Finding Dory (July 29) features everyone’s favourite blue tang fish. Everyone loves Roald Dahl, and if you’re going to have one guilty pleasure this month, make sure it’s The BFG! Other highlights include Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley: a comedy outing that’s loads of fun, especially if you’re in need of some summertime cheer...
It’s festival season – woop woop! Whether you’re watching from behind the sofa, or getting the tent ready – and maybe the wellington boots at this rate – there’s some big highlights in July coming to a field near you. Glasto might have been and gone, but we’re looking forward to T In the Park (July 8-10) at Strathallan Castle, Scotland, where The Stone Roses, Disclosure, The 1975 and The Courteeners will be rocking out. Later in the month, the Secret Garden Party (July 21-24) takes place in the idyllic Cambridgeshire countryside, featuring treehouses, islands and yurts! Oh, and music from Air, Caribou, Primal Scream and The Temper Trap. There are loads of cool little festivals throughout the country, such as Truck Festival (Oxfordshire, July 15-17), Leefest (Tunbridge Wells, July 28-31) and cooler still, the wonderful Womad (July 28-31).
Ah, and there’s a little thing called NCS happening throughout July. You might want to check that out...
What are you looking forward to in July? Let us know @NCS!