Summer blockbusters 2015: This season's big movie releases from Eden to Terminator Genisys

Hugh Montgomery sorts the film hype from the reality...

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Summer movies don’t come less blockbuster-like than this saga about the world of French house music, based on the experiences of director Mia Hansen-Love’s  DJ brother. Out 24 July

Inside out

The director behind ‘Up’ has  made another Pixar animation  to make grown adults weep with this metaphysical tale of a group of emotions directing the life  of a young girl. Out 24 July


Forget the superheroes – this  summer’s greatest screen force is ribald comedian Amy Schumer, star of this Judd Apatow film about a hard-partying journo getting  a handle on love. Out 14 August

Magic Mike XXL

Channing Tatum and his  jock-strapped posse return in  this sequel to the 2012 hen-party favourite, whose level of, ahem, exposure will undoubtedly fail to match up to its title. Out 3 July


The Marvel hydra grows another head with a first film instalment for an incredible shrinking hero, played by Paul Rudd, who has  the ability to shrivel to the size of… you’ve guessed it. Out 17 July

Jurassic World

Last year’s breakout summer star Chris Pratt heads the cast of  the fourth instalment in the dino-actio-adventure series, facing down a genetically modified Indominus Rex. Out now

Mission-Impossible - Rogue Nation

The stolid spy franchise ramps  up with another adventure for  Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt, this time leading a team to eradicate dully named rogue organisation the Syndicate. Out 30 July

Terminator Genisys

Arnie remains doggedly true to his word as the man who said “I’ll be back”, returning once more  to protect Sarah Connor in a new instalment which can surely only best the previous two. Out 2 July