Netflix hits, family movies and superhero franchises. What will be shown in cinemas and on streaming platforms in the summer of 2022? We recommend the best titles in our cultural guide.
The novelty with Adam Sandler fits into a long tradition of films about the sport’s last chances, losers and returns. After “The Return Road” with Ben Affleck or “Jerry Maguire” with Tom Cruise, which starred as a burnt-out man in a midlife crisis, a comedy star confronted by “Rough Diamonds” proves just how versatile he can be an actor. In Life’s Throw, he plays a frustrated basketball talent hunter who finds a real diamond in the rough. Together with a player with a difficult past, he will fight for a bright future on the pitch.
Jurassic World: Dominion (June 10, in theaters): For millennials growing up in the 1990s.
Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill were involved in the dinosaur saga 30 years ago. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard made their “Jurassic World” debut in 2015. The stars join forces to check on-screen whether dinosaurs can live in harmony with humans. Or maybe it turns out we weren’t designed to coexist with dangerous predators?
“Father of the Bride” (June 16, HBO Max): For the Sentimental
Another remake of the cult comedy. In the 1950s, the title role was given to Spencer Tracy, in the 1990s to Steve Martin. Now we watch Andy García as he prepares for the wedding of his beloved daughter (Adria Arjona). In the role of the mother, stage star Gloria Estefan.
“Dance of Youth” (June 17, Apple TV+): Not Just For The Dancing People
Dakota Johnson in a different role, after “The Daughter”, acclaimed by critics. Domino starred in the young director Cooper Raiff’s film, screened in Sundaka. The mother of a teenage daughter with an autism spectrum disorder befriends 20-year-old Andrew (played by the director himself), who is throwing a bar mitzvah party. In addition to dancing, we can expect youth, love and emotions.
“Buzz Lightyear” (June 17, in cinemas): For children and their parents
The crowd favorite from Toy Story returns to the screens. A good-hearted, straightforward and a little cocky cosmonaut travels the universe in the new Disney movie. The hero’s voice was provided by Captain America, namely Chris Evans.
“Elvis” (June 24, in theaters): Not just for the king’s followers
Baz Luhrmann has been dreaming of this film for years. After the glamorous “Romeo and Juliet”, “Moulin Rouge!”, “The Great Gatsby”, the Australian director took over the biography of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler). He told about the road to the top of the king from the perspective of his manager (Tom Hanks). For anyone reaching for “Rocketman” in moments of chandra.
Knee Ahed (June 24, in theaters): Festival fans
Israeli director Nadav Lapid (“Kindergarten”) mixes reality with sleep, poetry with journalism, a personal story with universal experience in last year’s Cannes award-winning film. The alter ego of the on-screen maker – filmmaker Y – simultaneously deals with political conflict and grief in his country.
“Yang” (July 1 in Theaters): For Geeks and Philosophers
Colin Farrell in the adult role of a father who tries to fix his daughter’s beloved Android for the sake of the family. The film Kogonady from the philosophical science fiction trend, such as the series “Humans” or the novel “Clara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro, tries to answer the question about the role of artificial intelligence in our lives.
Shotgun Wedding (July 1 in theaters): For lovers
After ‘Marry Me’, Jennifer Lopez again starred in a romantic comedy. It’s worth hitting the theater at “Shotgun Wedding” after the screening of the Netflix documentary “Halftime” (premiering June 14) about the superstar’s fortunes. Recently wanted Elizabeth Meriwether (“The Dropout”) was responsible for the script of the film about a couple who must face criminals on an exotic vacation.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” (July 6, in theaters): For Marvel fans
Evil Gorr (Christian Bale) wants to destroy all gods. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will stop the destruction with the help of Jane (Natalie Portman), Valkyries (Tessa Thompson) and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Behind the camera, he was nominated for an Oscar for “Jojo Rabbit” Taika Waititi. Those not following all the turmoil in the Marvel universe can treat themselves to a trip to the cinema exclusively for Hemsworth’s biceps.
“Belief” (July 15, Netflix): For Romantics
Dakota Johnson in the second summer role, this time in the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel. Anne Elliot gets a second chance at love when another charming man appears in her life whose promotions her family has told her to decline. Director Carrie Cracknell, who has already adapted the plays by Ibsen, Strindberg and Euripides in English theatres, provides the contemporary context.
Gray Man (July 22, Netflix): For Bondomania
The biggest Netflix blockbuster of the season could be the start of a Bond-esque spy franchise. Former CIA agent Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling), who accidentally revealed state secrets, will be insulted by hitmen from around the world. The adaptation of Mark Greaney’s bestseller will star, along with Gosling, with other representatives of the Hollywood premier league: Ana de Armas (soon also in “Blonde”), Chris Evans and Regé-Jean Page from “Bridgertons”.
“13: Musical” (Aug 12, Netflix): For the musical geeks
After Ryan Murphy’s little successful, because kitschy “Ball” and the critically acclaimed “Tick, tick … Boom!” Lina-Manuel Miranda on the creator of “Rent” Netflix is preparing a new musical. This time based on a Broadway play by Dan Elish about the most spectacular bar mitzvah Indiana has ever seen. Evan Goldman (Eli Golden) moves from New York to the counties after his parents divorce. To become popular at school, he invites everyone to the best reception of their lives.
“Where the Crayfish Sing” (August 19, in cinemas): For those who follow movie adaptations
After the success of “Normal People”, Daisy Edgar-Jones tries her strength on the big screen in a difficult role. The fate of her Kyi has many secrets. Abandoned, abused and unhappy as a child, she is charged with murder as a young woman. Where the truth is, she tries to discover that Tate (Taylor John Smith) is in love with her. The script was based on the novel by Delia Owens, and behind the camera Olivia Newman, responsible for the disturbing series “Dare Me”.