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July premieres on Sky Cinema

July premieres on Sky Cinema

    

This month on Sky Cinema we’ve got a superhero blockbuster, an animated retelling of a classic comedy Western and a Scorsese-produced revenge thriller

By Virgin TV Edit

Men and boys facing challenges head-on is the flavour of the month on Sky Cinema this July. Tom Holland takes his spidey suit for a final spin in Spider-Man: No Way Home, while Oscar Isaac plays a gambling ex-soldier in Scorsese-produced thriller The Card Counter.

 

Clint Eastwood is on a gritty road trip between Mexico and Texas in Cry Macho – but new animated comedy Paws Of Fury: The Legend Of Hank is a very different Western-inspired beast. Finally, Will Smith delivers an Oscar-winning turn as Serena and Venus Williams’ ambitious father in King Richard.

 

Don’t forget, you can also watch hundreds of Sky Cinema titles on up to five devices with the awesome Virgin TV Go app at no extra cost to Sky Cinema subscribers. It’s the perfect way to take a bit of movie magic with you. Find out more about the Virgin TV Go app here.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Available from July in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 12

Didn’t catch Tom Holland in his latest outing as Spider-Man when this blockbuster hit cinemas before Christmas? Now’s your chance to catch up on last year’s biggest movie (or maybe you just want to watch it again, which is fine too).

 

Everyone’s favourite suburban English scamp turned Hollywood hero is on typically endearing form as Peter Parker, who’s having a crisis after his super identity was exposed at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. He asks Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to use magic to make his superhero status a secret again – cue things getting mind-bendingly out of hand. 

 

King Richard

Available from July in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 12

It’s only in recent years tennis has begun to shed its image of being a distinctly middle-class sport played – and watched – predominantly by white people. Which makes it all the more remarkable Venus and Serena Williams have been bona fide A-list sporting celebrities for more than two decades. This critically-acclaimed biopic revolves around their father Richard (Will Smith), a man determined to see the sisters become professional tennis players before they were even born.

 

With an Academy Award and BAFTA- winning performance from Will Smith (and the Williams sisters serving as executive producers), it’s an uplifting, clear-eyed look at what it takes to mould your children into sporting legends when all the odds are against you. 

 

Paws Of Fury: The Legend Of Hank

Available from July in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert PG  

At first glance, this big-budget Sky Original animation doesn’t sound like something a grown-up would be interested in. But when you hear that it’s based on Mel Brooks’ iconic 1974 comedy Western Blazing Saddles, and features the voices of actors including Samuel L Jackson, Michelle Yeoh and Michael Cera, you might be intrigued.

 

Cera is the titular Hank, a down-on-his-luck beagle (come on, you know the sort) who recruits a tuxedo cat sensei called Jimbo (Jackson) to train him to be a samurai. Ricky Gervais plays Hank’s nemesis, and there’s even an appearance from Brooks himself. 

 

Cry Macho

Available from July in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 12 

Say what you like about Clint Eastwood, but you can’t doubt his commitment to Westerns – he’s still making films about men in cowboy hats at 92 years old. He’s the director, producer and star of Cry Macho, a 70s-set neo-Western drama centred around elderly former rodeo star and horse breeder Mike Milo.

 

For slightly convoluted reasons, Mike is paid to bring his ex-boss’s 13-year-old son, who’s living in Mexico City with his mother, back to Texas. With comforting predictability, a gentle friendship develops as the old codger and vulnerable adolescent traverse the gorgeous desert landscape. 

 

The Card Counter

Available from July in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 15 

Screenwriter and director Paul Schrader is best known for his work with Martin Scorsese, such as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. In his latest revenge thriller (executive produced by Scorsese), Oscar Isaac stars as William, a professional gambler and ex-soldier who learned to count cards in a military prison.

 

William lives a determinedly quiet life – but when he meets the troubled son of a former army colleague, he decides to win big to help the young man start over. William’s brutal yet believable backstory is revealed slowly, the final twist is jaw-dropping, and there are stunning supporting performances from Tiffany Haddish and Willem Dafoe. 

 

Watch on the go

If you subscribe to Sky Cinema on Virgin TV, you can watch on the go with Virgin TV Go. And with loads of sport and Box Sets to try out, too, you’ll always be entertained wherever you are!

 

The app is available to all Virgin TV customers at no extra cost and is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows 10 and PC/Mac. Get downloading (from the links below) and you’ll be one step closer to watching what you want, when you want. 

 

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If you subscribe to Sky Cinema on Virgin TV, you can watch on the go with the Sky Cinema app on your mobile, laptop or tablet anywhere in the UK (or while temporarily in the EU) with a WiFi or broadband connection. Just download from the Apple app storeGoogle Play or the Amazon appstore and log into the app to start watching.

 

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If you subscribe to Sky Cinema on Virgin TV, you can watch on the go with the Sky Cinema app on your mobile, laptop or tablet anywhere in the UK (or while temporarily in the EU) with a WiFi or broadband connection. Just download from the Apple app storeGoogle Play or the Amazon appstore and log into the app to start watching.

 

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Watch on the go

If you subscribe to Sky Cinema on Virgin TV, you can watch on the go with the Sky Cinema app on your mobile, laptop or tablet anywhere in the UK (or while temporarily in the EU) with a WiFi or broadband connection. Just download from the Apple app storeGoogle Play or the Amazon appstore and log into the app to start watching.

 

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Watch on the go

If you subscribe to Sky Cinema on Virgin TV, you can watch on the go with the Sky Cinema app on your mobile, laptop or tablet anywhere in the UK (or while temporarily in the EU) with a WiFi or broadband connection. Just download from the Apple app storeGoogle Play or the Amazon appstore and log into the app to start watching.

 

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If you subscribe to Sky Cinema on Virgin TV, you can watch on the go with the Sky Cinema app on your mobile, laptop or tablet anywhere in the UK (or while temporarily in the EU) with a WiFi or broadband connection. Just download from the Apple app storeGoogle Play or the Amazon appstore and log into the app to start watching.

 

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If you subscribe to Sky Cinema on Virgin TV, you can watch on the go with the Sky Cinema app on your mobile, laptop or tablet anywhere in the UK (or while temporarily in the EU) with a WiFi or broadband connection. Just download from the Apple app storeGoogle Play or the Amazon appstore and log into the app to start watching.

 

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Watch on the go

If you subscribe to Sky Cinema on Virgin TV, you can watch on the go with the Sky Cinema app on your mobile, laptop or tablet anywhere in the UK (or while temporarily in the EU) with a WiFi or broadband connection. Just download from the Apple app storeGoogle Play or the Amazon appstore and log into the app to start watching.

 

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Watch on the go

If you subscribe to Sky Cinema on Virgin TV, you can watch on the go with the Sky Cinema app on your mobile, laptop or tablet anywhere in the UK (or while temporarily in the EU) with a WiFi or broadband connection. Just download from the Apple app storeGoogle Play or the Amazon appstore and log into the app to start watching.

 

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