Wednesday, August 3, 2022

A Reel Preview: The Year in Film 2022 - Episode VIII

The final month of the Summer Movie Season is traditionally a quiet one, and this August is much of the same…with a few thrillers to look forward to and the return of an old friend before the cool and glorious winds of fall arrive. Here’s what’s blowing into theatres for the month of August: 



BULLET TRAIN – In this action comedy, Brad Pitt plays a trained killer hired to retrieve a briefcase on a Japanese bullet train. The large cast includes Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brain Tyree Henry, Michael Shannon, and Sandra Bollock. It is directed by David Leitch, who brought us DEADPOOL 2 (2018), and HOBBS & SHAW (2019). 



BODIES BODIES BODIES – A slasher comedy which sees seven young friends trapped in a mansion during a hurricane and stalked by a killer. Amandla Stenberg stars. 



EASTER SUNDAY – Stand-up comic Jo Koy plays a father who takes his son to a family Easter Sunday celebration that goes wild. Tia Carrere, Tiffany Haddish, and Lou Diamond Phillips co-star. It is directed by Jay Chandraskhar, who starred in and directed several films in the Broken Lizard franchise. 



E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL – Steven Spielberg’s beloved film about a wayward alien gets a 40thanniversary IMAX re-release. 



BEAST – Idris Elba (THOR, BEASTS OF NO NATION), plays a father taking his kids to a safari in South Africa where they are hunted by a killer lion. Sharlto Copley and Riley Keough co-star. 



THE INVITATION – In this horror flick, a young woman is invited to a distant family gathering and enters a house of horrors. Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei from TV’s GAME OF THRONES), stars. 



THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING – George Miller, director of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015), directs this romantic fantasy which sees a scholar being granted three wishes. It stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton. 




Next month, Reel Speak previews the month of September. 



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