From Secret Invasion, the new season of Black Mirror, and more, don’t miss out on the month’s new movies and shows.
According to PAGASA, June signals the official start of the rainy season. But who says the cloudy skies and frequent rains should dampen your spirits? And with the new movies and shows premiering this month, June isn’t looking one bit gloomy. From blockbusters to highly-anticipated seasons, drama, action, romance, sci-fi, and more, we’ll be needing to make some room in the watchlist for the new titles of the month. Here are fresh shows and movies to keep an eye out for this June.
THE CATTLEYA KILLER
Helmed by Dan Villegas with screenplay by genre master Dodo Dayao, Cattleya Killer is a thriller that follows the investigation of a series of murders by a serial killer whose murderous antics (like leaving Cattleya flowers on his victims) are similar to an infamous murderer believed to be long dead for decades. Anton dela Rosa (Arjo Atayde) the son of a cop who solved the original case, becomes more and more of a suspect as past traumas and long-buried secrets are brought to the fore. If you’re itching to catch a good Filipino thriller, you can stream this series now on Prime Video.
DRAG YOU AND ME
In a time when drag queens are increasingly portrayed in a negative light around the world, it’s nice to see ABS-CBN invest in this drag series that came out during Pride month no less. From director JP Habac comes this story of a young woman (played by Andrea Brillantes) who decides to enter the world of the local drag scene and compete in a drag competition to win money for her family’s business. There’s nothing quite like this show on TV as it gives the proper spotlight on the queens and what goes on behind the shimmering curtains. You can stream the series now on iWantTFC.
Are you that type of person to obsess over a seemingly random stranger that you might think is the one? Then this movie is for you. Starring Miles Ocampo, Kelvin Miranda, and Chie Filomeno, the film follows a young woman, Mae, who goes on an app to find a man she had a chance encounter with. Luckily for her, she finds the guy, Norman. Unluckily for her, his relationship status is complicated. You can stream the film now on Netflix.
Listen, we know this show is a hot mess. But we’ll still be watching, at least just for Jennie’s scenes because she’s eating her five minutes of screen time. If curiosity gets the better of you, The Idol is airing on HBO and streaming on HBO GO.
TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS
The Transformers are back, and this time, their headed to the 90s. The latest iteration of the blockbuster series sees the Autobots teaming up with the Maximals as they fend off the latest threat threatening the planet. Given how much of a step-up Bumblebee was from the original trilogy, we have our hopes up for this. The film rolls into local cinemas on June 7.
This upcoming K-drama centers on two friends, up-and-coming boxer Gun-woo (Woo Do-hwan) and fellow competitor Woo-jin (Lee Sang-yi). Due to their similarities and shared experiences, the two form a friendship. But one day, a close family member is victimized by a loan shark. Now, the two, along with a friend, enter the shady world of loan sharks to get justice for their loved one. The series streams on Netflix beginning June 9.
LUV IS: LOVE AT FIRST READ
The second entry of GMA’s Luv Is adaptations is dropping this month. Based on the popular Wattpad by Chixnita, the show follows a young man named Kudos (Mavy Legaspi) searching for love. He comes across the diary of a young woman whose entries reveal that she shares a lot of similarities with him. He eventually meets her, Abby (Kyline Alcantara). Happy ending, right? Well, that is until he also meets Angelica, who seemingly is the exact opposite of Kudos yet something develops between the two. And topping this crazy love triangle is the fact that Abby and Angelica are the same person. Come through twist! The series premiers on GMA on June 12.
This movie has as many twists for the DCEU as lead star Ezra Miller has had legal troubles. But controversies of the star on the side, early reviews of The Flash have been glowing, so we’re excited to see the time travelling shenanigans on screen. The film speeds onto local cinemas on June 14.
Pixar is back with their inventive magic with Elemental. Set in a world of elements, specifically water, fire, land, and air, the film follows Ember and Wade. While the two come from different elements that aren’t supposed to mix, their love for each other proves otherwise. The questions is though, will the two get their happily ever after? Find out for yourself when the film screen in local theaters beginning June 14.
Consider your Saturday night action movie slot filled with this Netflix blockbuster. Tyler Rake is back, and this time, he travels to Russia to free an imprisoned family from a ruthless gangster. What could possibly go wrong? It arrives on the streaming platform June 16.
The MCU continues along with a series that has the potential to deliver some of the biggest shocks for Phase Five of the MCU. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) team up once more as they try to stop nefarious forces from undermining the world from within. The show is described as the MCU’s take on a political thriller, which already has us excited as schemes that only Nick Fury can solve start to unravel. The show is slated to drop on Disney+ on June 21.
INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY
Indiana Jones is back for his fifth, and final, adventure as the legendary adventurer puts on his fedora once more to stop the Dial of Destiny from getting into the hands of the wrong people. It’s an end of an era as Harrison Ford has said that this will be the last time he’ll play Indy on film, so his last adventure may be his grandest yet. Discover the secrets of the Dial of Destiny beginning June 28 in local theaters.
RUBY GILLMAN, TEENAGE KRAKEN
DreamWorks knows how to deliver films that breaks expectations. Such is the case with their latest offering. The film centers on Ruby, a sweet, awkward 16-year-old who is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, but she mostly just feels invisible. She’s math-tutoring her skater-boy, who only seems to admire her for her fractals, and she’s prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her over-protective supermom and has forbade Ruby from ever getting in the water.
But when she breaks her mom’s #1 rule, Ruby will discover that she is a direct descendant of the warrior kraken queen and learn about their sworn enemies, the mermaids, with the most popular girl in school so happening to be one. Mermaids being the bad guys and krakens being the heroes and all told through the eyes of a teenage girl? Consider our tickets booked. You can catch the film in local cinemas beginning June 28.
If a K-drama about the world of the Korean entertainment industry is what you want, then this series might be for you. Celebrity is centered on influencer Seo A-ri and her foray into the wild world of the industry that isn’t as perfect at it seems. It streams on Netflix beginning June 30.
New shows? No. But are they new seasons that should be on your watchlist? Absolutely. Never Have I Ever Season 4 (June 8), Black Mirror Season 6 (June 15), The Bear Season 2 (June 22), And Just Like That Season 2 (June 22), The Witcher Season 3 Volume 1 (June 29).