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Presto: What's new in July 2016

Poster for The Sopranos
Krystle Shrimpton Tue, 28/06/2016 - 08:54

Presto in July brings a mixed bag of classic movies, plus some really good dramas. Aquarius Season 2 has new episodes added on Fridays; Modern Family Season 1-5 is available, with Season 6 arriving soon, and Eastbound & Down Season 1-3 will be coming July 8. Let's have a look at some of the stand outs.


Mild mannered cyber security engineer by day, vigilante hacker by night. Rami Malek is Elliot Anderson, working with Christian Slater who plays Mr Robot. Season two picks up where Elliot has suffered a memory loss and grapples with the fallout from his possible actions. Season two continues to explore the consequences of the decisions in Season 1. Mr Robot (trailer) Season 2 premiers July 14.

Binge on the Sopranos, Seasons 1-6 available on July 1. Follow Tony Soprano, (James Gandolfini) from the beginning, leading his mob of Italian-American gangsters in New Jersey and exploring his personal issues whilst untangling his emotional scars and talking to his therapist. Long held up as one of the best TV dramas of all time, you're in for a treat.

Starring Edie Falco, Jackie Peyton is a hard working, fast talking head nurse at Emergency at All Saints hospital, who manages her complex emotional and relationship issues with an addiction to painkillers. Edie Falco scooped an Emmy in 2010 for lead actress in this role, and created a realistic, believable character who begets questions on 'good' personal choices. Start from the beginning and hang on for the rollercoaster that is Nurse Jackie. All seven seasons available July 8.


See a young and girlish Anne Hathaway (Les Mis, The Devil wear Prada), in her breakout role as Mia Thermopolis – who is plucked from obscurity to when she discovers her royal connections. As newfound Princess of Genovia, she is joined by legendary Julie Andrews as her grandmother, the Queen. The Princess Diaries' (2001) is (nearly) every girl's dream come true. Be related to Julie Andrews, and have your own butler! I'll have one, thanks.

Bend it Like Beckham (2002) – Kiera Knightly (Imitation Game), Parminder Nagra (ER) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (King Henry in The Tudors,) star in this light hearted friendship movie. A young girl joins a soccer team in direct rebellion to her traditional parents. A fun, easygoing movie with colourful Indian dancing and dresses, it's a trip down the "Aww, they look so young and cute!" Memory lane.

Frozen (2013) - If you have children under aged 7, it's possible you've heard 'Let It Go' at least ten times a week since this was released. Disney's Frozen tells the story of two sisters, Elsa and Anna who are torn apart by Elsa's newfound ice powers when the kingdom opens it's door for the Queen's coronation. New classics "Let it Go" "In Summer" and "Do you want to build a Snowman" carry the tale of loyalty, love and courage, and the surprise ending is a wonderful modern twist on 'true love'.

Released as a short with the Cinderella movie, Frozen Fever (2015) gives a brief update to Elsa and Anna as birthday planning and celebrations are underway.

Here's are the highlights for July:

Aquarius, new episodes every Friday,
The Mindy Project, Season finale July 5
Nurse Jackie, every episode July 8
The Sopranos Every episode July 1
Modern Family, new season coming
East bound and Down - Seasons 1-3, July 8
Blindspot, Stream from July 1
Catching Milat, streaming from July 27

Last Cab to Darwin - July 1
Hotel Transylvania 2 - July 2
Frozen Fever - July 1
Everest - July 31
Straight outta Compton - July 17
Holding the man - July 23

Stand by me - July 23
Bridget Jones' Diary - July 1
Frozen - July 2
Ice Age - July 7
The Princess Diaries - July 16
Bend it like Beckham - July 16


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