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Coming Attractions: Movies to Look Forward to in June 2022

Posted by Nicolás Delgadillo in Culture on June 1, 2022

David Cronenberg returns to his body horror roots, the Jurassic World trilogy comes to a close and much more hits the big screen this month

‘Crimes of the Future’ June 3rd (Theaters)

David Cronenberg has long been heralded for his contributions to cinema since he started making films at the end of the 60s, especially when it comes to horror. More specifically, Cronenberg is considered one of the founding filmmakers of the body horror subgenre, which he all but helped perfect with disturbing films like Scanners, Videodrome, and The Fly. His latest, Crimes of the Future, is a triumphant return to his roots. As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.


‘Watcher’ June 3rd (Theaters)

From Chloe Okuno, the mind behind the most terrifying segment of last year’s V/H/S/94, comes a classic sort of thriller with sharp direction. Julia (Maika Monroe), an American, moves to Bucharest with her boyfriend Francis (Karl Glusman). Unable to speak the language, isolated while Francis works, and in fear of a local serial killer, she begins to perceive that she is being constantly watched and followed by a sinister neighbor.


‘Hustle’ June 8th (Netflix)

After discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player with a rocky past abroad, a down on his luck basketball scout (Adam Sandler) takes it upon himself to bring the phenom to the States from Spain without his team’s approval. Against the odds, they have one final shot to prove they have what it takes to make it in the NBA. Sandler is back once again for a slightly more dramatic role than usual, which should please fans of the comedic legend.

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ June 10th (Theaters)

Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World trilogy will finally come to a close next summer with the release of Jurassic World: Dominion, which will unite the original film’s cast with the new group. Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.


‘Mad God’ June 16th (Shudder)

From a Hollywood special effects legend comes a film unlike anything you’ve seen before. Follow The Assassin through a forbidding world of tortured souls, decrepit bunkers, and wretched monstrosities forged from the most primordial horrors of the subconscious mind. Directed by Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Jurassic Park), the world’s pre-eminent stop motion animator, every set, creature, and effigy in this macabre masterpiece is hand-crafted and painstakingly animated using traditional stop-motion techniques.


‘Lightyear’ June 17th (Theaters)

The definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger (Chris Evans) after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox (Peter Sohn). Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg (James Brolin), an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda. A new poster and images are also available.


‘Spiderhead’ June 17th (Netflix)

Two inmates (Miles Teller & Jurnee Smollett) form a connection while grappling with their pasts in a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by a brilliant visionary (Chris Hemsworth) who experiments on his subjects with mind-altering drugs. Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick, Tron: Legacy). Based on The New Yorker short story, “Escape From Spiderhead,” by George Saunders.


‘Revealer’ June 23rd (Shudder)

Tensions rise when a stripper (Caito Aase) and religious protester (Ray) are trapped together in a peep show booth and must come together to survive the apocalypse in 1980’s Chicago. Funny, ambitious, horrific and hilarious, this retro flick is what B-movie horror is all about.


‘Elvis’ June 24th (Theaters)

From extravagant filmmaker Baz Luhrmann comes your standard music biopic, but dialed up to 11. A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Austin Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).


‘The Black Phone’ June 24th (Theaters)

Director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange) returns to his terror roots and partners again with the foremost brand in the genre, Blumhouse, with a new horror thriller. Finney Shaw (Mason Thames), a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer (Ethan Hawke) and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.


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