Everything new coming to your favourite streaming platforms in June
As winter nears and the air grows cool, it’s hard not to become nostalgic for the sun. Fortunately for us, our favourite streaming platforms have come to the rescue with a slew of new movies, TV shows, and various other titles that are bound to warm you up from the inside out. After all, nothing quite beats cuddling up in a thick blanket in front of the TV with a bowl of popcorn. This month, the new range of flicks on offer are more exciting than ever. From the second season of Big Little Lies, and the revolutionary romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, to the debut of Euphoria, Zendaya’s latest TV venture, you’re bound to have enough binging material to last you a while – or at least until next month.
Euphoria: Season 1 (2019), Foxtel
Breaking out of her Disney mould and embracing an exciting future as an actress with range, Zendaya has taken on the role of drug-addict Rue in HBO’s Euphoria. The show will cover a wide variety of complex issues, from trauma to social media and sexuality. On top of that, it’s being produced by Drake himself. Yes, pick your jaw up off the floor and strap in for the ride.
Big Little Lies: Season 2 (2019), Foxtel
The highly-anticipated second season of Big Little Lies sees not only the return of cast members including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley, but our first introduction to the character played by none other than Meryl Streep. The announcement of Streep’s role sent fans into a frenzy, and now it isn’t long until you can finally watch her onscreen as Perry’s mother. The cast has been dropping hints about the new season on social media, and if they’re to be believed, you should brace yourselves, as it would seem trouble is brewing in Monterey.
Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Foxtel
When Crazy Rich Asians was released in cinemas last year, it became somewhat of a sensation – and rightly so. Starring Constance Wu as NYU economics professor Rachel Chu and Henry Golding as her boyfriend Nick Young, the film follows Rachel as she discovers that Nick’s family is one of the wealthiest in Singapore.
Black Mirror: Season 5 (2019), Netflix
This season, there are three new episodes of Black Mirror that will undoubtedly make it that much harder for you to sleep at night. Miley Cyrus is set to make an appearance as a tortured pop star, while Anthony Mackie and Pom Klementieff, who both starred in Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, will reunite onscreen in the season’s third episode.
Wish I Was Here (2014), Stan
Zach Braff’s comedy-drama Wish I Was Here will bring some light and laughter to your dreary day. In this film, Braff plays struggling actor Aidan Bloom as he tries to find his place in a world muddied by the complexities of marriage, children, and his father’s cancer diagnosis. It’s funny, it’s touching, and there are guaranteed smiles – what more could you ask for?
Suffragette (2015), Stan
Historical period drama Suffragette sees Carey Mulligan star as Maud Watts, a laundry worker who finds herself caught up in a movement for change. The formidable Helena Bonham Carter takes on the role of pharmacist and bomb maker Edith Ellyn, while the always-transcendent Meryl Streep portrays the real-life character of Emmeline Pankhurst, a British political activist who was seminal in ensuring the female right to vote. If you want to spend an evening in with your mum, this film is a good one to turn to.
The Girl on the Train (2016), Netflix
Emily Blunt delivers a noteworthy performance as a commuter who becomes obsessed with a couple she watches from her train window in this American mystery thriller. As Blunt’s character, Rachel Watson, throws herself into a missing person investigation involving that very couple, her troubled past and unreliable memory is revealed, leaving viewers both terrified and confused.
The DUFF (2015), Netflix
The DUFF isn’t your ordinary American teen comedy; in fact, its whole premise is calling out the stereotypes of its predecessors. Mae Whitman is Bianca, the titular DUFF of the film. What does DUFF stand for, you ask? Bianca finds out that it means the Designated Ugly Fat Friend, the person in the group that’s a little less sociable and popular than their peers. It’s a humiliating title that we see her take in her stride as the film continues, and you can’t help but cheer Bianca on as she revels in her newfound confidence.
The Princess Bride (1987), Netflix
The Princess Bride, a swashbuckling cult classic that stole our childhood hearts, is returning to your screens this June. Heartwarming and eminently quotable, the movie follows farmhand Westley, played by Cary Elwes, as he tries to rescue love interest Princess Buttercup, played by Robin Wright. Mandy Patinkin’s Spanish fencing master Inigo Montoya is another particular delight, and is sure to send you on a trip down memory lane. If you’re one of the few souls who haven’t been exposed to the wonders of The Princess Bride, Netflix is finally giving you the chance – so don’t miss it.