Movie theaters are back! Since the release of Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise’s patriotic blockbuster that smashed Memorial Day records, the movie theater industry seems to be on the rise. Who doesn’t love to sink into a cushioned seat in a dark, cool theater to escape reality for two hours? If you’re planning to see a movie on the big screen, consider these currently showing or soon-to-be-released movies.
Summer movies are here!
If you enjoyed Steven Speilberg’s 1993 masterpiece, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World Dominion puts you right back in the world of gigantic prehistoric predators. Billed as the last film in the Jurassic World trilogy, this movie finds dinosaurs roaming the earth freely and humans trying to survive.
Just as its predecessors did, this film relies on CGI (computer-generated imagery) and also animatronics (mechatronic puppets). Check out the Jurassic Park Dominion trailer for an exciting look at this summer movie.
Reese Witherspoon’s movie adaptation of the best-selling novel, Where the Crawdads Sing (below), will be released on July 15. Fans of the book are eagerly awaiting this movie that tells the story of Kya, the abandoned “marsh girl” who raised herself and lived in isolation all her life. Part murder mystery, part coming-of-age tale, this captivating story takes place in the marshlands of North Carolina. It also features a song, “Carolina,” written and sung by Taylor Swift. Be sure to check out the Where the Crawdads Sing movie trailer today.
One of the most anticipated movies of the summer is Elvis (above), a biographical musical drama directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, the film tells the story of the life and career of Elvis. It depicts his childhood, his rise to stardom as a rock and roll musician, and his complicated relationship with his manager. The film was well-received at its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival in May and was described by Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’s daughter, as “nothing short of spectacular” (Wikipedia). The movie will be released on June 24. See the Elvis trailer and experience this magical musical experience.
Fans of Toy Story and/or Disney Pixar animated films may be eager to see Lightyear, a movie that tells the origin of astronaut Buzz Lightyear. It is a computer-animated science fiction film that depicts the young Lightyear struggling to get back home after being marooned on an unfriendly planet. Though it received mixed reviews from critics, Lightyear has been praised by some for its animation and entertainment value. It stars Chris Evans as the voice of Buzz Lightyear. It was released in US theaters on June 17. Be sure to catch the Lightyear movie trailer to discover what all the “buzz” is about!
With summer temperatures soaring, it’s the perfect time to chill out in a cool movie theater. So, grab the popcorn and make room in your schedule for the summer movies listed above.
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