Moviegoers, rejoice! Following the previous two years of long delays due to the pandemic, summer at the movies comes roaring back big time!
So, don’t think twice, make sure to plan your summer with these movies in mind.
Have a great summer!
“Top Gun: Maverick” — Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller; directed by Joseph Kosinski
Nearly 36 years after Tom Cruise took our breath away in 1986’s “Top Gun,” the megastar returns to his iconic role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. This time around, Maverick becomes an instructor in the Navy’s “Top Gun” program, and one of his students is Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), son of Maverick’s late fighting partner, Goose. Seemingly, Bradshaw feels the need — for speed? No, to prove himself.
See it in theaters: May 27, 2022
“Jurassic World Dominion” — Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard; directed by Colin Trevorrow
Nearly 30 years since Steven Spielberg adapted Michael Crichton’s bestseller, the “Jurassic Park” film saga ends with the release of its fifth and final installment, “Jurassic World Dominion.”
Set in a world where dinosaurs and humans co-exist freely, the new film, which is a direct sequel to 2018’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” reunites original stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum for the first time since 2001’s “Jurassic Park III.” “Jurassic World” stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard who return to reprise their roles of Owen Brady and Claire Dearing.
See it in theaters: June 10, 2022
“Lightyear” — Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Dale Soules; directed by Angus MacLane
An origin story for Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Evans), the Pixar animated sci-fi spin-off follows the plastic square-jawed “Toy Story” hero as he attempts to get back to Earth after being stranded on an intergalactic planet.
See it in theaters: June 17, 2022
“Cha Cha Real Smooth” — Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson; directed by Cooper Raiff
After his SXSW-winning “Shithouse,” Cooper Raiff’s sophomore feature, “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” tells the story of a young college grad (Raiff) in search of his rightful place in the world. While working as a Bar Mitzvah party host, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young mother (Dakota Johnson) and her autistic teen daughter (Vanessa Bughardt). This Sundance Audience Award winner is sure to win you over.
See it in theaters and AppleTV+: June 17, 2022
“Elvis” — Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge; directed by Baz Luhrmann
Simply put: The biopic is the life story of the legendary Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
See it in theaters: June 24, 2022
“Spiderhead” — Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller; directed by Joseph Kosinski
Based on George Saunders’ prolific short story, “Escape From Spiderhead,” Joseph Kosinski’s new crime drama centers around a research facility which enlists the help of convicts to test a drug that can generate feelings of love. In exchange, the prisoners turned medical subjects’ sentences are commuted. In the movie, Chris Hemsworth plays a research doctor, while Miles Teller plays a medical subject who begins questioning the reality of his emotions.
See it in theaters and Netflix: June 17, 2022
“Thor: Love and Thunder” — Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson; directed by Taika Waititi
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) comes roaring back with a sequel to 2017’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” This time around, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) takes on the mantle and powers of Thor the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth). Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) and members of the Guardians of the Galaxy — Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel) — are also in for the cosmic ride.
See it in theaters: July 8, 2022
“The Gray Man” — Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans; directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
What if you were CIA’s top operative who inadvertently uncovered the dark agency’s secrets, and suddenly you had to run for your life? This is the premise of “The Gray Man,” in which Ryan Gosling plays the hired freelance assassin who must now face the wrath of his former CIA colleague (Chris Evans) in a seemingly never-ending cat-and-mouse game.
See it in theaters and Netflix: July 15, 2022
“Nope” — Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun; directed by Jordan Peele
Following the success of “Get Out” and “Us,” Jordan Peele’s next outing centers around a mysterious event that takes place in a small town in California. Expect the residents (Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun) to discover something chilling and uncanny along the way.
See it in theaters: July 22, 2022
“Bullet Train” — Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt; directed by David Leitch
The action thriller follows five assassins riding the same bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka, and all of them have intertwining missions. Now, that really piques our interest, doesn’t it? Brad Pitt leads an all-star ensemble cast, featuring Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry and Bad Bunny.
See it in theaters: July 29, 2022
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