From the continued supremacy of the MCU with Ms. Marvel, Pixar’s Lightyear, Money Heist Korea, and more, June 2022 looks to deliver on new movies and shows.
Depending on how you see things, June stands to either be a mark of summer (both as a beginning or the end) or a startling sign that just like that, we are the halfway point of the year. But regardless of how you see it, June 2022 has a collection of new movies and shows to fill up your growing binge lists. If you think you have nothing to watch this month, you will be proven wrong. From blockbusters to anticipated series drops, there’s something for everyone to be entertained. Here are just some of the new releases to keep and eye out for.
From the company that brought you Gameboys comes this new movie about love and friendship that goes off the rails. Adrianna So plays Pearl, a young woman who helps her best friend Achilles (Kych Minemoto) find the man of his dreams. On a vacation to a beach resort with their friends, they meet Ali (Alex Diaz) and sparks fly between him and Achilles. But when Pearl sleeps with Ali, a feud then erupts between the two besties. Helmed by acclaimed director Ivan Andrew Payawal, PaThirsty can be streamed on Viva Max Plus beginning June 1.
JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION
Serving as the culmination of the Jurassic era, Jurassic World Dominion is looking to be no short of an epic conclusion. Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed, and now, dinosaurs 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.
Two generations from the Jurassic franchise are set to unite for the first time as Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will appear alongside Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill from the iconic original trilogy. And that’s not to mention all the new faces appearing as well. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World Dominion roars its way onto local cinemas on June 8.
Another month, another MCU release. And this time, we are introduced to a new heroine, Ms. Marvel. Iman Vellani plays Kamala Khan, Marvel’s and the MCU’s first Muslim lead character, who has the power to change her shape and size. In the official trailer, we see that she loves Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel so much that she even got her name, Ms. Marvel, and costume idea from her.
But her love of the character other superheroes has caused her to be seen as an outcast by some of her peers and even her family. One day, she begins to manifest cosmic powers that attracts the unwanted attention of some shady people. The young hero is also set to appear in the Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels, in 2023. So, this series may also clue us in on what may happen in the sequel. The show will premiere on Disney+ on June 8.
Set in a world where vampires exists, the series follows Juliette, a young woman who comes from a lineage of esteemed vampires. As she comes of age, her parents believe that it’s time for her to make her first kill. We also have Calliope, a young woman who comes from a family of vampire hunters. Juliette and Calliope end up forming a relationship that goes beyond friendship. Obviously, their opposite backgrounds make it hard for each to kill the other while their families won’t be happy that they fell in love.
An adaptation of V.E. Schwab’s book of the same name, First Kill is like a GL series meets vampires and we’re kinda here for it. Aside from the inherent tension of the set-up, we also have a new LGBTQIA+ centric couple to follow. Here’s hoping their love story is done right and the action and story delivers. First Kill streams on Netflix beginning June 10.
To infinity and beyond. You probably know who Buzz Lightyear is by now. But have you ever wondered what his origin story is? Pixar’s latest offering answers just that. In the origin story of the now famous play thing in the Toy Story universe, we follow Buzz (voiced by Chris Evans) on a space travel to find a way to help his stranded colony off the planet. The mission goes awry though and finds himself back on the planet after dozens of years. With the help of a ragtag crew, Buzz Lightyear and his new allies must now find a way off the planet before it’s too late.
Considering that this is a Pixar release, we have high hopes for this. So far, the animation looks amazing and we hope that the story, action, and comedy meet expectations. If all goes well, this may just be the animated blockbuster of 2022. You can catch Lightyear in local cinemas beginning June 15.
While Chris Pine is flying in space, his fellow Avenger Chris Hemsworth is testing experimental drugs on convicts. Spiderhead is set in a future where convicts are offered the chance to shorten their sentences in exchange for becoming medical subjects. Chris Hemsworth plays Steve Abnesti, one of the researchers tasked on these experiments. Miles Teller plays Jeff, one of the convicts assigned to test a drug that generates feelings of love. But Jeff soon realizes that things aren’t what they seem and he begins to question reality as he uncovers what’s really going on. Aside from the cast, we’re excited to see how the plot unfolds because it looks compelling. Add to that it’s directed by Joseph Kosinski, the director of the acclaimed Top Gun: Maverick, you might not want to miss this. You can watch Spiderhead on Netflix starting June 17.
Spriggan has been a long time coming for many anime fans, over a year in fact. But the anime series is finally set to premiere this June. The series centers on the titular Spriggan, an organization tasked to make sure that ancient and powerful relics out of the hands of the world’s powerful who plan on using it for evil purposes. Prepare for a world of ancient magic meets modern technology when Spriggan lands on Netflix on June 18.
Elvis Presley becomes the latest legendary musician to get the biopic treatment. In Elvis, the film follows the life and times of the iconic rock and roll star from his early beginnings to his career revival later in his life. Translating the life of someone like Elvis Presley to screen isn’t easy, but it seems that director Baz Luhrmann has managed to do it given the generally positive early reviews. At the very least, Austin Butler’s portrayal as the superstar has received rave reviews including early Oscar buzz. There’s also the killer music and memorable costumes and looks to look forward to seeing on the big screen. See for yourself if the hype is real when Elvis screens on local cinemas beginning June 22.
THE BLACK PHONE
If biopics about rock and roll stars aren’t your thing, why not try this horror movie from director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Doctor Strange). The film follows Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy who is abducted by a sadistic killer (played by Ethan Hawke) and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected black phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. Now, with the help of the dead victims, Finney sets out to make sure he doesn’t end up like one of them.
Based on the trailers, the movie looks terrifying in the best way possible and Ethan Hawke may just give the scariest role of his career to date. Get ready to clench your armrest when The Black Phone lands in local theaters on June 22.
After over a two year delay, this romantic drama starring Paulo Avelino and Janine Gutierrez is finally set to release. Technically the pairs second outing following their recently concluded series, Marry Me, Marry You, the movie centers on two college classmates who end up becoming close. As time goes on though, the two drift apart as they confront what exactly is the true status of their relationship. If you want to feel your feels this June, you may want to catch this movie. You can watch Ngayon Kaya in local cinemas beginning June 22.
FLOWER OF EVIL
A blonde Piolo Pascual? Yes, it’s actually happening. Announced in 2021, Flower of Evil is set to be the Philippine remake of the K-drama of the same name. The ABS-CBN production also serves as a Viu Original and Lovi Poe’s first show under her new network. The original series follows Baek Hee-sung (Lee Joon-gi) a man who hides his identity and past from his wife Cha Ji-won (Moon Chae-won), a detective. Things seem alright for the couple, but when Cha Ji-won and her colleagues begin investigating a series of unexplained murders, she is confronted with the reality that her husband may be hiding dark secrets from her.
The teleserye starring Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe looks to be following the same premise. From what we’ve seen, it looks like things are going to get steamy, action packed, and suspenseful. You can stream the series first on Viu beginning June 23.
MONEY HEIST: KOREA – JOINT ECONOMIC AREA
It’s finally here. From initial announcement to teaser trailer, we finally get to see what the Korean adaptation of Money Heist is all about. The series is set in a world where North and South Korea are set to unify. In doing so, they set up a Unified Korea Mint with the goal of printing one common currency as the groundwork to build a stable joint economy. But despite this, inequality still reigns supreme, which leads to a ragtag group of professionals to plan an ambitious heist at the mint.
Starring both familiar and new faces like Yoo Ji-tae (Professor), Kim Yunjin (Seon Woojin), Park Hae-soo (Berlin), Jun Jong-seo (Tokyo), Lee Won-jong (Moscow), Park Myung-hoon (Cho Youngmin), Kim Sung-o (Cha Moohyuk), Kim Ji-hun (Denver), Jang Yoon-ju (Nairobi), Lee Joobeen (Yun Misun), Lee Hyun-woo (Rio), Kim Ji-hoon (Helsinki), and Lee Kyu-ho (Oslo), Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area might just be our next favorite crime show. We hope the series managed to still have the heart of the original while giving us something new to experience. You can stream Part 1 on Netflix beginning June 24.
Spice up your K-drama viewings with this new mystery-focused Korean series which is an adaptation of the award-winning web novel Minamdang: Case Note. Starring Seo In-guk and Oh Yeon-seo, Café Minamdang centers on the titular café and its customers. Something is amiss as the café and its customers aren’t what they seem to be. And there’s also the mysterious events being experienced by a former profiler who became a shaman. Discover the truth of the café when the series premiers on Netflix on June 27.
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
While we initially didn’t feel like it was going to happen, Everything Everywhere All At Once is actually screening in local cinemas. If you haven’t seen this yet, now is the perfect opportunity to catch one of the best movies of 2022. The multiverse has been a hot topic as of late thanks to properties like the MCU. But in this movie, it takes the concept of the multiverse to a whole other level.
From the Daniels, directors of the eccentric Swiss Army Man, comes this insane tale of a Chinese immigrant (Michelle Yeoh) who goes from trying to pay her taxes to traveling across universes to save the world. If you’ve seen the trailer, then you know this movie is going to be a wild ride featuring hotdogs for fingers and Michelle Yeoh getting into fight scenes with Jamie Lee Curtis. The film arrives in local cinemas on June 29. Fingers crossed that it’s also getting an IMAX release as well.
MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU
With everything that’s going on in the world, you deserve to enjoy some entertainment to help you forget the outside world even for a little bit. And to help you with that is the return of Gru and his famous minions. Closing out June is Minions: The Rise of Gru, an origin story of how Gru first met his Minions.
Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto, a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please, this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions. See the original shenanigans Gru and his minions got themselves into when Minions: The Rise of Gru hits local theaters on June 29.
While not technically new, these shows are premiering new seasons that you may want to take note of. The Boys Season 3 (June 3), Love, Victor Season 3 (June 15), Umbrella Academy Season 3 (June 22), Westworld Season 4 (June 26), Only Murders In The Building Season 2 (June 28).
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