The first wave of summer blockbusters…
It’s the first phase of summer blockbusters and we’ve got a huge variety of popcorn for you this month. There’s the familiar cheesy flavor of a massive action flick, a sweet-looking musical biopic, a candy-tinted animated origin story, a salty dino-dynasty sequel, and the untapped cores of a scary psychological thriller. Bon Appetite.
a day to die
This action show will be one of the last scheduled premieres of Bruce Willis, after the announcement that he is leaving the world of acting for health reasons. And the synopsis, like the title, sounds very close to a die hard homage you are likely to find. Directed by Wes Miller, Willis stars as veteran parole officer Connor Connolly, who falls into debt to a local mob boss. In order to pay his dues, he must pull off a series of heists in 12 hours, before finally confronting a corrupt police chief. Will it generate excitement for the Oscars? Eh, unlikely, will it be a ‘farewell to the party, mate’ on the mark for one of the action genre’s most beloved ambassadors? We predict a big yippee-kay-yeah.
Expected: June 2, 2022
jurassic world domain
The Carnotaurus is out of the bag. After the cataclysmic end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Humans are now forced to coexist side-by-side without a cage with giant killer lizards reversing extinction. This is the third film in the Jurassic World Series (and the sixth in the Jurassic Park series overall) and sees Chris Pratt teaming up with OG dinosaur dodgers Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum, to help humanity avoid end up as an extended velociraptor. tasting menu. It’s great that they’ve gotten the gang back together (except Richard *sobs* Attenborough), but really at this point, if humans haven’t learned to stop rummaging through the Dilophosaurus nest, do we deserve a happy ending?
Expected: June 10, 2022
the black phone
Scott Derrickson took on this project to direct after a conflict of interest with the Marvel team over where to take Doctor Strange in his Multiverse of madness. The loss of the house of layers, was this haunting specter of psychological horror gain. the black phone, is an abduction story, where a boy imprisoned in a dingy basement who, using a disconnected phone, is able to communicate with the past victims of his captor, the mysterious serial killer known as ‘Grabber’. The villain of the piece appears to be eerily well played by the highly talented Ethan Hawke. From the trailer alone, we reckon we’ve racked up about a month’s worth of sleep with the lights on.
Expected: June 23, 2022
Baz Luhrmann’s projects don’t show up often, but when they do, we’re on the brink of guaranteed spectacle. The latest, to be released in June, is another celebration of music, a biographical film that focuses heavily on the undisputed king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley. Taking the titular lead is Austin Butler, who you might remember from playing high school sweethearts in both Hannah Montana Y icarly- finer pedigree for the teenage heartthrob, you’re unlikely to see. Despite initially offering only a vague resemblance to the legend, the trailer shows off a scenic charisma that feels eerily accurate. Tom Hanks joins the cast as Colonel Tom Parker, the controversial figure who ‘discovered’ Elvis, became his manager and helped forge an icon. We are given glimpses into a world fraught with racial tension, the entertainment paradigm shift left behind by the emergence of the first truly global megastar, what happens when that star’s fire begins to fade, and the inner void that opens when the lights get off. As a river flows, surely to the sea, honey, that’s right… This feels meant to be.
Expected: June 24, 2022
Minions 2: The Rise of Gru
This, of course, is a continuation of 2015 My favorite villain spin-off prequel, which followed the dire search for purpose by diminutive henchmen Kevin, Stuart, Bob. This movie’s role, in what we guess we’ll have to reluctantly refer to as the Despicable Me Universe, is the introduction of the minions into the life of a young (12-year-old at the start of the movie) Gru (once again voiced by Steve Carell). Before shrink rays, before orphans and pathologically fluffy unicorns, we find Gru as an aspiring young criminal who enlists the help of the minions after a failed attempt to join the Vicious Six. The Six are a cabal of supervillains voiced by considerable influence from 1980s and 1990s action movies: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, and Danny Trejo.
Expected: June 30, 2022
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