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Mission: Impossible 6, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Mamma Mia Get Mainland Release Dates

Jul 30, 2018 | 16:20 Mon
We are back with another movie wire, after the great Mainland summer dryspell. It seems like the cinema was feeling a little unbalanced after all the major Disney releases were done for the year (well, most of them). Until now, that is, when another Mission: Impossible comes sprinting across the horizon.

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The latest in the franchise, Mission: Impossible - Fallout has been receiving incredible feedback so far, with viewers praising its action sequences and Bond-like darker tone. I'd like to think it's Tom Cruise's dedication to cinema art rather than his belief in the immortal soul that made him do all those insane stunts. And so much running. Anyway, the studios are probably going to have to stop him from killing himself at some point. Mission: Impossible - Fallout, starring Henry Cavill as the deuteragonist, hits China's cinema on August 31.

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Ant-Man, Marvel's underdog-turned-box-office-hit made a glorious return as well, thank goodness the quantum realm is safe from the snap. Coming back with the same director and main cast, Ant-Man and The Wasp played in July worldwide and received critical success and very respectable acclaim. Seems like it's as humorous and kind of weird as the first one. Catch it in the cinemas on August 24.

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This one's a bit unexpected: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Apparently, it's the first Broadway adaption to ever play in mainland China. The all-star cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and of course, Meryl Streep. The film received lukewarm treatment from the critics, but if fluffy musicals is your thing, you should give it a go. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again arrives at the cinema on August 3.

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Some other noteworthy films to fill your summer movie agenda: Palme d'Or winner, Manbiki Kazoku's Shoplifters and French crime drama Taxi 5 will both arrive on August 3. English subtitles are unlikely. The Meg, a new shark film starring Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, and Li Bingbing seems to be a lot of dumb fun (check the early reactions here), and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation will arrive on August 17.

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