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LE CINEPLEX – It’s May and that means one thing – no, not just that it’s getting warmer and school will soon be out. That means summer movie season is upon us.
Summer has been one of my favorite seasons since I was a kid because I always looked forward to summer blockbusters. My father was a subscriber to “Entertainment Weekly” magazine. I loved going over these issues every week, but my favorite every year was their summer movie preview.
I read every title and got excited for what was to come and looked forward to certain titles each month. Now I’m an adult and have the internet with all my favorite movie sites, and I’m compiling summer releases for you all.
You’re probably not the movie nerd I was as a kid – which is a good thing – and you’re not as excited about it, but that’s okay. Without a doubt, there’s a movie or two on this list that you’ll be looking forward to hitting the big screen this summer.
Here’s a look at the summer movie lineup for 2022.
‘Downton Abbey: A New Era‘ (PG) — May 20
‘Downton Abbey’ isn’t everyone’s cup of tea – no, that wasn’t a mistake – but those who love this particular brand of hot drink will be delighted with another ‘Downton’ film.
The second feature film of the popular TV show finds the Crawley family and Downton staff as they are visited by the King and Queen of Great Britain.
‘Bob’s Burgers movie information‘ (PG-13) – May 27
Another TV show-turned-movie will hit theaters in May, and it’s the big-screen version of the animated TV series.”Bob’s Burgers.” The original show has a cult following, and fans love the struggling Belcher family and their little burger shop.
The film will follow the strange family as they attempt to save the restaurant from closing as a chasm forms in front of it.
‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ (PG-13) – May 27
Do I even have to get into this one? The classic of the 80s”Superior gunfinally gets a sequel; and after multiple delays, it finally flies into theaters.
Pete Mitchell, aka Maverick, is now a test pilot doing everything he can to avoid rank advancement so he doesn’t get grounded. His next stop is as an instructor at Top Gun School, where he was top of his class 30 years ago.
‘Jurassic World: Dominion‘ (PG-13) — June 10
The third and presumably final installment in the “Jurassic World” franchise hits theaters in June. This time around, familiar faces will join Owen and Claire on their adventure, as humans must learn to live among dinosaurs.
‘Light year‘ (PG) — June 17
Disney and Pixar have a new movie for you this summer, but it’s not quite original, not quite a sequel. “Lightyear” is about Buzz Lightyear, but not the one we know well. He is no longer a toy, he is now a hero who travels through space and we see how he has become the defender of the galaxy.
‘Elvis‘ (PG-13) – June 24
The king of rock and roll gets his own biopic thanks to the director Baz Luhrmann. The film, which hits theaters this summer, will look at the musician’s tumultuous life, from a Southern only child to a legendary rock star.
‘Minions: The Rise of Gru‘ (PG) – July 1
This time around, we see 12-year-old Gru dreaming of being the world’s greatest villain.
‘Thor: Love and Thunder‘ (not rated yet) — July 8
Phase four of the Marvel Universe is well underway and the next step is “Thor: Love and Thunder”. This time, Thor isn’t just trying to save the universe, but he’s also dealing with a lot of emotions and feelings as his ex-girlfriend, Jane Foster, reappears in his life with a whole new look.
‘Nope‘ (not yet rated) — July 22
Many of us have come to know Jordan Pele through his hilarious comedy. But we discovered a totally different side to him when he wrote and directed “get out,” then again with “We.” The Oscar-winning actor’s latest film, “No,” promises to be just as tense, mind-blowing and original as his other films.
Little is known about the plot of “Nope” at this point, but the trailer seems to promise plenty of scares.
‘High-speed train‘ (not yet rated) — July 29
If you’re hoping for an original action movie with stylized and choreographed fight scenes, plenty of colorful characters, and a healthy side of humor, then “Bullet Train” might be the ticket you’re looking for.
Featuring brad pittthe film follows five assassins aboard a high-speed train as they discover that their missions have something in common.
‘DC League of Super Pets‘ (PG) — July 29
We can’t go long without another superhero movie; and since there are so many, it only makes sense that we’re now getting a movie about superhero pets.
In this animated feature, Krypto, Superman’s super dog, must use his powers and some unlikely friends to save his best pal, the Man of Steel.
‘Secret Headquarters‘ (not yet rated) — August 5
What happens when a young boy and his pals find a secret lair of what appears to be a superhero under his house? Well, we’re about to find out with “Secret Headquarters.”
‘Samaritan‘ (not yet rated) — August 26
Don’t get tired of superheroes yet. “Samaritan” is another movie based in a superhero world that has no connection to Marvel or DC. This film stars Sylvester Stallone and tells the story of a teenager who discovers that the world’s greatest superhero may not have died in an epic battle 20 years ago, but rather lives his life as an ordinary person.
There are other movies slated for this summer from major studios like Warner Bros. and Disney, but these have yet to be officially announced.
What movies are you most looking forward to this summer? Let us know in the comments.