June is fertile with big cinema releases. We’ve got a bit of everything from animation to dinosaurs to sex positivity!
Men / June 1
Alex Garland, the visionary director behind Ex_Machina and Annihilation returns with a brand-new, original horror film. Jessie Buckley plays a woman, grieving her husband who embarks on a solo holiday, but comes across a man played by Rory Kinnear. And then another man, played by Kinnear. And another and another and another… We’re creeped out but very excited!
Jurassic World: Dominion / June 10
The dinosaurs are back! Colin Trevorrow returns to wrap up his own dinosaur trilogy with Dominion. Also returning is the iconic trio from the original Jurassic Park. Expect more cool dinosaurs, Jeff Goldblum being iconic and a baby raptor!
Lightyear / June 17
Love Pixar? Then Lightyear is definitely for you. Lightyear is the story of Buzz Lightyear. No, not the toy, but the real astronaut who inspired the toy that featured in Toy Story. Pixar knows how to pull on our heartstrings, and with an impressive voice cast featuring Chris Evans, Taika Waititi and Keke Palmer, this looks like it’s gonna be 2022’s biggest animated film.
Good Luck To You, Leo Grande / June 17
Let’s talk about sex, baby. Salt-n-Pepa sang it 1991 and now director Sophie Hyde wants us to get talking about sex again in 2022. Emma Thompson plays a woman deeply unsatisfied sexually, who hires the titular Leo Grande to aid her in her desires, needs and sexual adventures. We’re here for some female-centric sex positivity!
The Black Phone / June 24
You need at least one big horror film a month. It’s a rule (although we might have just made it up.) June’s big studio horror offering comes from Scott Derrickson, the man behind Sinister. The Black Phone stars Ethan Hawke as a serial killer who kidnaps a boy who discovers an old phone can connect him to the killer’s previous victims.
Elvis / June 24
After receiving a 12-minute standing ovation at Cannes, we’re hyped for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. Considering this is directed by the man behind The Great Gatsby, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge, it’s safe to assume that Elvis won’t be your traditional, conventional biopic of the King of Rock and Roll, but a wild, spectacular extravaganza like no other.