For this month’s edition of 6 Degrees Round Up, we feature a look at the Summer Films of 2022. And also, we are offering a new download for all of our Film News followers! 6 Degrees of Film: The future of Film in the Global Village is celebrating its ten-year anniversary soon! And to celebrate, some of the best excerpts of the book are available as downloads for friends to enjoy.
Star Wars Timeline!
Some of the other things on our radar this month include the hunt for the new James Bond. Here is an article from 6 Degrees that talks about the very unlikely personality that shaped author Ian Fleming’s view of James Bond in the flesh!
Friday Flix is filled with some of the latest articles that give us a glimpse into some of the behind-the-scenes discussions that shape some of the greatest films ever brought to the screen. Openculture.com shares some of the conversations and letters between Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C Clarke that begat the classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The Cannes Film Festival has wrapped up, and Far Out Magazine features a look at 15 of the greatest films that ever won the prized Palme d’Or award. And there is a look at the year 1982, which, much like the year 1939, has proven to be a pivotal one for creating classic films.
Summer Film News
Here are some of the most-anticipated films to debut this summer of 2022
Downton Abbey: A New Era on May 20
This is a continuation of the hit PBS series and has the added boon of returning Dame Maggie Smith for another round of playing the aristocratic matriarch of the family, complete with pithy put-downs!
Jurassic World: Dominion on June 10
Another return of an Old Faithful series where dinosaurs are now roaming the earth…. this film features some of the original cast returning: Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum!
Lightyear on June 17
Buzz Lightyear is an astronaut, but not the exact same one we know from Toy Story! This one is an origin story of sorts from Pixar. Buzz is going on an ‘intergalactic adventure’ with a group of recruits plus his robot companion.
Elvis on June 24
The Baz Luhrman directed Biopic has received good ‘buzz’ from early reviews. It details Elvis’s rise to fame in the fifties through the lens of his relationship with his music mentor and manager, Colonel Tom Parker, who is played by Tom Hanks!
Minions: The Rise of Gru on July 1
Steve Carell is the voice of 12 year old Gru in this origin story set back in the seventies. Gru joins a gang of criminal masterminds, the Vicious 6. Whey they fire their leader, Gru ‘interviews’ to become the newest member of the team.
Thor: Love & Thunder on July 8
This is a superhero film based on Marvel Comic’s Thor. Thor is called out of early retirement to face Gorr the God Butcher, played by Christian Bale.
Where the Crawdads Sing on July 15
From the best selling 2018 novel by Delia Owens, this is about a woman who was abandoned by her family and forced to live alone, fending for herself out in the woods. She becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she had been in love with.
Nope on July 22
This is Jordan Peele’s Sci-Fi Horror film return that tells the story of sibling horse trainers who come into contact with a mysterious force lurking on their California ranch.
Bullet Train on July 29
Brad Pitt stars in this thriller based on a 2010 novel “Maria Beetle” It’s about five assassins who are on a bullet train from Tokyo who find that all of their assignments are inter-connected.
Secret Headquarters on August 5
Owen Wilson stars in this film about a hidden lair under a kid’s home that seems to belong to a superhero. After sharing the secret with some friends, the boy starts to think that his estranged father just might have a secret double life!
Beast on Aug 19
Idris Elba stars in this thriller about man visiting a game reserve in South Africa with his daughters, where they subsequently become prey to a dangerous lion stalking them!
Three Thousand Years of Longing on August 31
George Miller directs and once again, Idris Elba stars in this epic romantic fantasy about a woman who finds a djinn, and is offered three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank on July 15
This animated tale is about a dog named Hank who is trained to be a samurai by his cat mentor, Jimbo (Voice of Samuel L Jackson). The plot, loosely derived from Mel Brooks’ 1974 hit comedy Blazing Saddles, revolves around a villainous cat named Ika Chu who wants to destroy their village!
DC League of Super Pets on July 29
This 3D-animated film is about Superman’s Dog Krypto. When the Justice League is kidnapped, Krypto is exposed to Kryptonite and stripped of his powers. Now, he must teach another dog, plus a pig, a squirrel and a turtle how to save the day!
That’s all for this edition! Please join us each week on 6 Degrees of Film @the Movies as we look at the latest news from the world of film. We work hard to present historical facts and fascinating peaks from behind the scenes of the Golden Age of Film each week. Friday Flix is our magazine that is created exclusively for film fans to find out more from directors, actors and writers who helped create the artistic and graphic worlds we love to visit and explore in film. Till next time, have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and see you at the movies!