The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and The Kid Who Would Be King in 4K HDR among June new releases on Rakuten TV

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Rakuten TV launches into June with a selection of the very best new releases, all at the click of a button on your Smart TV.

This month, don’t miss out on some of 2019’s biggest blockbusters and hidden gems as Rakuten TV continues increasing its 4K HDR catalogue with the freshest titles.

Join Florence Pugh and Dwayne Johnson in Stephen Merchant’s hilarious directorial debut Fighting with My Family and witness Regina King’s astounding Academy Award® winning performance in If Beale Street Could Talk. 

Raise your sword and claim the throne in Joe Cornish’s feel-good children’s adventure film The Kid Who Would Be King, sing along to the catchiest song of the year, “Everything is Awesome” with the hit sequel The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and experience the magic and the pain all over again with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s epic A Star Is Born – The Extended Cut.

 

In order of release:

 

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Animation, Action, Adventure)

(also available in 4K HDR)

Released 3rd June

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

Star Is Born – The Extended Cut (Drama, Music, Romance)

(also available in 4K HDR)

Released 3rd June

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Includes 12 minutes of new footage, all featuring music that was originally edited out for the movie’s theatrical cut.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliot

Three Identical Strangers (Documentary, Biography, Drama)

Released 3rd June

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Starring: Robert Shafran, Michael Domnitz, Howard Schneider

 

Boy Erased (Biography, Drama)

(also available in 4K HDR)

Released 3rd June

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly ousted to his parents.

Starring: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton

If Beale Street Could Talk (Drama, Romance)

Released 3rd June

African-American teen sweethearts Fonny and Tish are ripped apart when Fonny is wrongly arrested for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman because of the machinations of a racist cop. While seeking justice for Fonny, a pregnant Tish relies on her Harlem community, including her sister, mother Sharon and future mother-in-law.

Starring: Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King

The Kid Who Would Be King (Action, Adventure, Family)

(also available in 4K HDR)

Released 10th June

Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana.

Starring: Louis Serkis, Sir Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson

 

Happy Death Day 2U (Drama, Horror, Mystery)

(also available in 4K HDR)

Released 10th June

Having survived the events in Happy Death Day (2017), Tree Gelbman finds herself in the same college dorm, thankful to be alive. But this time, it’s Carter’s roommate, Ryan, who claims that he is reliving the same paradoxical day over and over again, as a mysterious in a baby-faced mask has made a habit of murdering him. Under those circumstances, a valiant but vain attempt to face the challenge, will send Tree back to square one, trapped in an all too familiar and blood-drenched time loop.

Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu

 

Escape Plan 3 (Action, Crime, Mystery)

Released 14th June

The daughter of a Hong Kong tech executive goes missing in what appears to be a routine ransom job. As Breslin and his crew delve deeper, they discover the culprit is the deranged son of one of their former foes, who also kidnapped Breslin’s love and is holding her inside the massive prison known as Devil’s Station.

Starring: Jaime King, Dave Bautista, Sylvester Stallone

 

 

Cold Pursuit (Action, Crime, Drama)

Released 17th June

Quiet family man and hard-working snowplow driver Nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps the winter roads clear. He and his wife live in a comfortable cabin away from the tourists. The town has just awarded him “Citizen of the Year.” But Nels has to leave his quiet mountain life when his son is murdered by a powerful drug lord. As a man who has nothing to lose, he is stoked by a drive for vengeance. 

Starring: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson

On the Basis of Sex (Biography, Drama)

Released 17th June

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux

 

Fighting with My Family (Biography, Comedy, Drama)

(also available in 4K HDR)

Released 24th June

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn

 

Serenity (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi)

(also available in 4K HDR)

Released 24th June

Baker Dill is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her – and their young son – from her new, violent husband by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen’s appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he’d tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane

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