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Top 10 Movies

Domestic Box Office (Estimates) For the Weekend of June 24, 2022*.

  1. Elvis / $30,500,000
  2. Top Gun Maverick / $30,500,000
  3. Jurassic World Dominion/ $26,440,000
  4. The Black Phone / $23,370,000
  5. Lightyear / $17,669,000
  6. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness / $1,725,000
  7. Jugiugg Jeeyo / $725,000
  8. Everything Everywhere All at Once / $533,346
  9. The Bob’s Burgers Movie / $513,000
  10. The Bad Guys / $440,000

*According to Comscore.

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Movie News

(Starlight Children’s Foundation)

May the Force Be with Them

In early May of this year, close to 60,000 Star Wars-themed hospital gowns and matching pants were distributed to children’s hospitals through Starlight Children’s Foundation, a feat that was announced during Jimmy Kimmel Live! The new gowns featured a mix of five brand-new and updated gown designs including the Mandalorian with Grogu, Ahsoka Tano, Darth Vader, R2-D2 and Chewbacca, and pants featuring more Star Wars characters. The gowns also feature QR codes with access to special Star Wars digital content to entertain and inspire kids while hospitalized.  Read More >>>

(DreamWorks)

Puss in Boots Back this Christmas

One of the best things that DreamWorks did was to create the spinoff movie Puss in Boots, an origin story of the main character. Is used a character that we all loved but in a new storyline. That movie came out in 2011. Now in 2022, that little orange tabby is back for The Last Wish. Will the studio be able to recreate the same magic after all these years? Maybe. Read More >>>

Marcel the Shell Goes Big Time

You may recall a little character named Marcel who first appeared in a short film, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On which premiered at AFI Fest 2010. It won for Best Animated Short. It later became the official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and it won the Grand Jury and Audience Award at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. This was really big news for such a little guy. Read More >>>

Watch Baz Luhrmann’s Take on Elvis

According to Warner Bros., this movie delves into the complex dynamic between Elvis (played by Austin Butler) and Parker (Tom Hanks) 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 most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge). Read More >>>

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Movie Reviews

Top Gun: Maverick

Now, many years later, we finally get that sequel that Hollywood has been talking about for so long and boy what a difference a few decades make. Audiences who were impressed with the flight scenes with the original will be blown away with the sequel thanks to IMAX and the fact that there are no green screens or CGI. It’s beautiful and thrilling. It really gives you a sense that you are riding along with Pete and the gang. Especially the G-force pressures. Read More >>>

Lightyear

While some will call Lightyear a sequel to the Toy Story movies, it really isn’t but it IS related to them. The movie begins with a short message stating that in 1995, Andy, the boy featured in the films, was a huge fan of a movie that featured the Buzz Lightyear character, so much so, that he wanted a Buzz Lightyear action figure more than anything else for his birthday. The movie Lightyear is apparently that movie and now we get to see it just as Andy did. Read More >>>

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

This is a crazy movie. You know how the last 30 minutes of just about every Marvel movie is utter chaos? This whole 2-hour movie is like that all the way through. Despite the mayhem, it seems to have plenty of time to share way too much exposition along the journey. It is also a very odd, violent and even a demonic movie thanks in part to the direction of Sam Raimi. Read More >>>

Turning Red

Turning Red is one that breaks a lot of rules. Unlike films like Tangled, Onward, Frozen or even Toy Story, this story doesn’t take place in a mythical world. It is centered on the very real city of Toronto, Canada. The animation style is much more “cartoony” and inspired by manga. The main character’s parents are both alive and living in the same home. It also features a mythical boy band and it is the first to mention tampons or pads! Read More >>>

Jurassic World Dominion

Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World Dominion is a fun romp traveling all over the world with many callbacks from the original film. There are lots of dinosaurs filling the scenes and lots of action, but what is lacking is any real tension. The first Jurassic Park was full of long, lingering scenes filled with dread not knowing when the dinosaurs would attack. Here, they are constantly attacking and while it is exciting, it isn’t necessarily scary. Read More >>>

Death on the Nile

While a longer wait than we were expecting, the second Hercule Poirot movie was worth the wait. Death on the Nile is most likely considered a sequel to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, since it once again stars Kenneth Branagh (who also serves as the film’s director) and one character from the previous film. However, this is whole new adventure with a whole new fantastic cast. Read More >>>

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Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

Thor: Love and Thunder

Director: Taika Waititi

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Potman, Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Sam Neil

Studio: Marvel Studios

Opening: July 8, 2022

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.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes on

Director: Dean Fleischer-Camp

Starring: Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer-Camp, Isabella Rossellini, Lelsey Stahl

Studio: Cinereach

Opening: June 24, 2022

Very simply, this is a feature adaptation of the animated short films interviewing a mollusk named Marcel.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Director: Anthony Fabian

Starring: Jason Isaacs, Alba Baptista, Rose Williams, Lesley Manville

Studio: Moonriver Content

Opening: July 15, 2022

A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own.

Nope

Director: Jordan Peele

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott

Studio: Universal Pictures

Opening: July 22, 2022

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

DC League of Superpets

Director: Jared Stern, Sam Levine

Voice Talent: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Vanessa Bayer

Studio: Warner Bros.

Opening: July 29, 2022

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission when Superman is kidnapped.

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