Summer Movie Guide 2022

We have seen better summers. Out of the 13 movies on this list, I think I intend to see 3-4 of them. I wish it was because we have better movies later this year, but between the end of this list and New Year’s Eve, the time of year generally reserved for Oscar contenders, there are only 4 more movies I’m interested in seeing. In fact, a number of these don’t even have official posters or trailers yet, even though they are less than three months away.

I will say, in it’s place, we are in the middle of having a huge number of tv shows available either right now or in the coming months:

  • Obi-wan Kenobi – Now, finale on June 29
  • Stranger Things Season 4 – Now, finale on July 1
  • The Boys Season 3 – Now, finale on July 8
  • Ms. Marvel – Now, finale on July 13
  • Umbrella Academy Season 3 – June 22
  • Westworld Season 4 – June 26
  • She-Hulk – August 17
  • House of the Dragon – August 21
  • Andor – August 31
  • Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – September 2

June 24

Elvis

From his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his rise to stardom starting in Memphis, Tennessee and his conquering of Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley becomes the first rock ‘n roll star and changes the world with his music.

I am rarely interested in a biopic, and even more rarely interested in a musical biopic. I’m not even a big Elvis fan, but there is something about the trailers to this movie that has grabbed my attention and I am surprisingly down to see this movie.

July 1

Minions: The Rise of Gru

The untold story of one twelve-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.

The MCU (Minion Cinematic Universe) is really taking off.

July 8

Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to fight Gorr the God Butcher, who intends to make the gods extinct.

I love Thor Odinson, and I don’t think any of his solo movies have done him justice. I really hope this movie treats him with as much respect as they did in Age of Ultron or Infinity War.

July 15

Wrong Place

A methamphetamines cook hunts down the former Police chief of a small town in order to silence him before he can deliver eyewitness testimony against his family, but ultimately finds himself up against more than he had bargained for.

Bruce Willis is as Bruce Willis does.

July 22

Nope

The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.

Get Out was amazing, Us was amazing, I have no reason to believe this movie will be anything short of amazing.

July 29

Bullet Train

Five assassins aboard a fast moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common.

This feels like it has a similar energy as Everything Everywhere All At Once, and if that chaotic no-rules storytelling is where we are going, I cannot wait.

August 5

Secret Headquarters

Young Charlie Kincaid, who discovers a secret headquarters under his home that seems to belong to a superhero. He shares it with his friends, and they start to believe that his estranged father might have a secret double life.

I got nothin’.

August 12

The Man From Toronto

The world’s deadliest assassin and New York’s biggest screw-up are mistaken for each other at an Airbnb rental.

I feel like the quality of comedies tends to go in waves. In the ’80s we had some wonderful, classic comedies with SNL alumni (Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase). In the early ’00s we had the Judd Apatow revolution (Jonah Hill, James Franco, Seth Rogan). Lately, the only straight comedies I tend to hear about are Kevin Hart / Dwayne Johnson, and I’m ready to move on.

August 19

Beast

A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the Savanna has but one apex predator.

August 26

Samaritan

A young boy learns that a superhero who was thought to have gone missing after an epic battle twenty years ago may in fact still be around.

Sylvester Stallone tries to stay relevant as an action star.

September 2

Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul

In the aftermath of a huge and ridiculous scandal, Trinity Childs, the first lady of a prominent and respected Southern Baptist Mega Church attempts to help her pastor-husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their now borderline non-existent congregation. They must however, reconcile their faith with their personal demons in order to make the biggest comeback that commodified religion has ever seen.

Above is the Short Film that was made, that the feature-length film is based on. Made by the same Ebo Sisters.

September 9

Salem’s Lot

A writer travels to a town where the people become vampires.

This is actually the trailer for the 2004 TV series, but you can at least get the idea. Again, no official trailer yet.

September 16

The Woman King

A historical epic inspired by the true events that happened in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

What movie are you most looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below!

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