Summer Film Preview 2022: Movies for every type of audience, on every screen size

Jurassic World Dominion may offer a lesson on how to properly close the World Conquest franchise.Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment via AP

Finally, we’re back to a regular summer movie season…sort of. While theaters are operating at full capacity, the production pipeline remains a bit shaky (there are 37 percent fewer theatrical releases this summer than in 2019, with an exceptional drought in August), and audiences seem to be returning in full force for the movies. About the multiverse and hedgehogs. But there is hope, as the upcoming season targets every type of audience, on every type of screen.

for children at heart

Chip and Dale: Rescue the Rangers

Unless you’re a huge fan of Zach Braff and/or Wimpy Kid Diaries, the lineup of original Disney+ movies so far hasn’t been entirely inspiring. And I was about to be erased Chip and Dale: Rescue the Rangerstoo, until I saw the comedy group Lonely Island (Popstar: Never stop stopping) Behind the Renovation, with Akiva Schafer directing and Andy Samberg voicing Dell. Mobile/live hybrid similar to Who put Roger RabbitThis revamped squeaky feature sounds like crazy fun, with excellent voiceovers including John Mulaney as Chip and Will Arnett as middle-aged Peter Pan. (streaming on Disney+, May 20)

for actual kids

Minions: Rise of a puppy

I’m only speaking from personal experience, but the Minions ruined my life. Or maybe you kept it? It’s great living with three kids under the age of seven, one of whom (the two-year-old) wakes up every morning making demands”nasty! I suppose in the end I’ll have to admit to my family that a new Minions adventure is on its way and we’ll be making a pilgrimage to the big screen. At least compared to other animated franchises, the Illumination Entertainment series is kind-hearted, hilarious, and wonderfully energetic. So: nasty For everyone! (In theaters, July 1)

to marvel marvel

Thor: Love and Thunder

In a way, the most outspoken Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero has become the funniest, thanks to director Taika Waititi who remade God of Thunder in 2017. Motorcycle rental. Waititi and his charming man Chris Hemsworth are back this summer with him Thor: Love and Thunder, which promises more neon-lit instincts and rigid pranks, even if it’s fenced off by the typical MCU. Oh, and this time Guardians of the Galaxy are all the way, and so is Natalie Portman, although the latter seems to have sworn off the series after the horrific 2013. Thor: The Dark World. It must have the Waititi effect. and/or dump trucks full of money backed up to her home. Let’s watch and find out. (In theaters, July 8).

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder.Jesin Boland/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP

For blockbuster fans who aren’t Marvel fanatics

Top Gun: Maverick

Please believe me when I tell you that Tom Cruise is the star of the banana gonzo movies that we need so badly today. Surely, outside of Kenny Loggins, no one has asked for a sequel after three decades The best – Probably not Cruz himself, who has Mission: Impossible A privilege to maintain his need for speed. But after watching Top Gun: MaverickWorld premiere at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, I can say with 100 percent confidence that this is the ridiculous, intentionally ridiculous, adrenaline-filled spectacle that will make this summer unforgettable. Find the largest screen you can find. (In theaters, May 27).

Jurassic World Dominion

There are a number of fascinating case studies to be found in osteoporosis Jurassic World Dominion (His title screams for a colon.) The first major movie to be shot during the early stages of COVID, JWD Make a guide on how to keep making films in the face of the pandemic (answer: a lot of money). But the alleged final chapter of Jurassic Park The sextet may also offer a lesson on how to properly shut down the globe-infesting franchise. At least director Colin Trevorrow was smart enough to get back to the series’ original stars Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern to once again right the wrongs of modern science. (In theaters, June 10).

For blockbuster movie fans who don’t want to do anything with the franchises

gray man

Remember the 1995 movie the killers, where Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas unsuccessfully try to kill each other in two sweaty hours? It was horrible, I know, though he gave the internet that GIF of Banderas having an orgasmic reaction after shutting down his laptop. But hopefully there are some useful lessons from the killersMany mistakes made by brothers in filmmaking Anthony and Joe Russo, my directors gray man, a tale of a killer versus another killer, starring Ryan Gosling as a CIA agent who pursues an ex-colleague played by Chris Evans. I’m sure Stallone could still break Gosling or Evans’ back on his knee cap with ease, but sure, I’ll pair kill or kill in the new school as well. (Netflix, July 15)

Express train

Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Bad Bunny, Tokyo, Guns and a Super Fast Train: What’s not to love about this new comedy from director David Leitch (atomic blondAnd Deadpool 2). Quote from the Japanese novel Maria Beetle (good invite when changing address), Express train It looks like a brilliant, bloody, super fast, brainless shooter game that can get audiences used to the idea of ​​taking a trip to multiplex with a multiverse in mind. (In theaters, July 29).

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brad Pitt on the Bullet Train.Scott Garfield/Sony Images via AP

For Leslie Manville fans

Mrs. Harris goes to Paris

Don’t pretend you’re not there, Manville. And for those of you who know what I’m talking about, here’s a little slice of slick British comedy that seems like an unofficial introduction. ghost theme, with Manville playing a cleaning woman in 1950s London who, after receiving an unexpected widow’s pension, travels to the City of Light in hopes of buying a Dior Couture dress. Isabelle Huppert and Jason Isaacs co-authored what promises to be a highly predictable but also highly effective late-life drama. (In theaters, July 15).

For those who have never left the building


Listen, we’ve had Elvises on screen (Elvi?) before. There was Kurt Russell in 1979 ElvisDavid Keith in 1988 Heartbreak HotelMichael Shannon in 2016 Elvis and NixonAnd of course Bruce Campbell as an Egyptian king fighting the mummy in 2002 Bubba is tip. But judging by the footage I watched for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming movie, titled Simply ElvisThere may be no better alternative to the man than Austin Butler. The actor seems to excel at every arrow of eye-throwing, lip curl, pelvic-area thrusting – and Luhrmann is plump Moulin Rouge/romeo + juliet Excessive over mode here. The Australian director even stopped Tom Hanks for wearing a fat suit and an anonymous accent to play Elvis Svenjali, Colonel Tom Parker. Get my peanut butter and banana sandwiches. (In theaters, June 24).

Austin Butler in a scene from the movie Elvis.Warner Bros. Photos via AP

for scared cats


if Get out scared you and we Confuse you, then Jordan Peele’s third movie no They may both perform at the same time. I’m still not quite sure what’s going on no It’s about – although I’ve got an informed guess – but it’s safe to say that some kind of unusual event arrives with a heavy dose of social and political commentary. Whatever the plot, Bell has assembled a killer cast (Daniel Kaluuya, Kiki Palmer, Stephen Yeun, Michael Wincott) to center his story on what the heck horror. (In theaters, June 22).

for Sikos

Bodies Bodies and Bodies

TikTok generation slasher, SXSW certified Bodies Bodies and Bodies Promises awe with a hipster edge. After a house party held in a remote mansion during the height of a typhoon, Dutch actress/writer/director Halina Rhein is currently riding an intriguing wave of hype, backlash, backlash, backlash-to-backlash, an elegant sort of cinematic Ouroboros-era 2022. Oh, and Pete Davidson is in it, which is always a good thing to keep an eye on. (In theaters, August, exact date TBD)

For Canadians Sickos

future crimes

After eight long years without a new David Cronenberg movie, the Canadian master is back with him future crimes, a long-term look at the director’s favorite themes: sex, pain, technology, and Viggo Mortensen’s unspeakable perfection. Set in a world where people can grow their own organs, the film follows performance artist Mortensen Saul and his partner (Lea Seydoux) as they are pursued by a maniacal detective (Kristen Stewart) from the National Organ Registry. The trailer for the movie is freaky enough and heavy Videodrome/Existin Positive feedback. Pump it into my veins, David! (In theaters, June 3).

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