Hollywood pulls out the heavy artillery: here are the 25 films that will mark your summer
This summer, Hollywood is unleashing heavy artillery to try to win back audiences who have left the dark rooms during the pandemic. From Barbie to Indiana Jones 5 passing by the new Transformers and Mission: Impossible, here are 25 movies that will have moviegoers racing this summer.
Céline Dion plays herself in this Jim Strouse romantic comedy (Grace is Gone) starring starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan. Described by Priyanka Chopra Jonas as an “ode to Celine”, Love Againtells the story of a journalist who must write a portrait on the Quebec diva and who will ask for his help to meet a young woman with whom he exchanges text messages. The film's soundtrack will include five new songs by Celine Dion. You can read an interview with director Jim Strouse in the Cinema section.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
What could be better than a Marvel superhero movie to officially launch the great season at the cinema? Six years after the release of the second chapter of the Guardians of the Galaxy saga, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista reprise the roles of intergalactic mercenaries Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax in this third episode set directed by James Gunn, the director of the first two films.
Before the iPhone, there was the BlackBerry. This dramatic comedy by Matt Johnson starring Montrealer Jay Baruchel tells the story behind the invention of the BlackBerry, the first smartphone created by the Ontario company Research in Motion, as well as its dizzying fall, after the launch of the first iPhone. from Apple.
Book Club: The Next Chapter
After the surprise success of the first film Book Club,released in May 2018, Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen bring their sixty-something Californian characters back to the screen in search of crazy experiences. This time around, the four friends decide to take their book club to Italy for a girls' trip.
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Two years ago, Vin Diesel gave himself the mandate to “save cinema” by launching, in the midst of a pandemic, the ninth installment in the popular saga Fast and Dangerous (Fast and Furious). The bet was raised since the film recorded, in June 2021, one of the best starts of the pandemic at the box office. Two years later, Diesel and his gang (Michelle Rodrigez, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham) are back in this tenth and penultimate film in the series, which was shot on a staggering budget of approximately $465 million.
The Little Mermaid
< p>Young actress Halle Bailey takes on the features of the mermaid Ariel in this live-action adaptation of Walt Disney's popular animated film, directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, The Return of Mary Poppins). The villainous Ursula character has been cast by comedian Melissa McCarthy, while Javier Bardem will play King Triton.
Spider-Man: Through the Spider- Verse
Five years after the release of the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the character of Miles Morales returns to service in this sequel directed by Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: Last Airbender) and Kemp Powers (Soul). After acquiring the powers of Spider-Man, Miles Morales must this time team up with his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, and several other Spider-Men from different multiverses to face a mysterious villain.
< h3>Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
The plot of this seventh chapter of the Transformers saga will be set in the 1990s and will apparently feature a new race of Transformers, the Maximals, who will come to mingle in the eternal war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. The film, directed by Steven Caple Jr. (Creed 2), was largely shot in
Montreal, two years ago.
Heart of slush
For its fourth film as director, Mariloup Wolfe chose to bring to the screen the children's novel Coeur de slush, by author Sarah-Maude Beauchesne, which was a huge success with teenagers and young adults after its publication, in 2014. The film will chronicle the first love of Billie (Liliane Skelly), a 16-year-old teenager who works as a lifeguard in a water park.
Like every summer or almost, the Pixar studios are offering a new animated film that should delight young and old alike during the school holidays. Showing at the close of the Cannes Film Festival next month, Elementary was directed by Peter Sohn (The Good Dinosaur) and produced by Peter Docter, one of the screenwriters behind the Toy Story saga.
Between the numerous production delays, director changes and the legal escapades of actor Ezra Miller, the shooting of Flashwas not easy. After years of waiting, moviegoers will finally be able to discover this summer this new superhero film from the DC Comics universe, which tells the adventures of Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), the fastest man in the world. The feature film was directed by Argentinian filmmaker Andy Muschietti, known for directing the horror films It (It).
Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Steve Carell, Jason Schwartzman and Margot Robbie star in this new work by the singular filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The French Dispatch >) which will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in a few weeks. The plot of the film is set during an astronomy convention in a desert town during the 1950s.
No Hard Feelings
More discreet in recent years, Jennifer Lawrence is back on the big screen in this comedy that she also produced. The Hunger Games actressembodies a young woman who risks losing her childhood home. To make some quick cash, she'll respond to a rather quirky job offer from two parents looking to find a girlfriend for their introverted 19-year-old son (Andrew Barth Feldman).
< h3>Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Filmmaker James Mangold (Logan, Wolverine) took over from Steven Spielberg to direct this fifth – and final – part of the Indiana Jones saga, which marks the return to the screen of the most famous archaeologist in the world. At 80, Harrison Ford even received a digital facelift for the film's opening scene, which takes the character back to World War II. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18.
Insidious: The Red Door
Waited-for by fans of horror films, this fifth – and final – chapter of the saga Insidious (Insidious) is intended as a direct sequel to the second feature film in the franchise, released in 2013. In addition to reprising his character from Josh Lambert, Patrick Wilson directed this new opus.
After co-writing the surprise hit Crazy Rich Asians five years ago, director Adele Lim makes her debut behind the camera with this new comedy about four Asian American women who go on a journey to Asia, in search of their respective biological mothers.
Mission: Impossible – death toll, part one
One year after the phenomenal success of Top Gun: Maverick,Tom Cruise will try to break new box office records by reprising his role as the indestructible secret agent Ethan Hunt in this seventh film Mission: Impossible, announced as the penultimate chapter of the saga . True to form, the 60-year-old actor pulled off several of his stunts, including an impressive motorcycle jump down a ravine.
Undoubtedly one of the most intriguing films of the summer, this satirical comedy by Greta Gerwig, inspired by the emblematic doll of the same name, promises a good dose of self-mockery and second-degree humor. In a candy pink universe, Margot Robbie borrows the features of the famous Barbie alongside Ryan Gosling, who plays her lover, Ken. Note that Gerwig co-wrote the script for the film with her partner, filmmaker Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha).
Irish actor Cillian Murphy plays physicist Robert Oppenheimer, the inventor of the atomic bomb, in this drama biography directed by none other than Christopher Nolan (Origin, The Dark Knight, Tenet). Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Kenneth Branagh and Rami Malek also star in this blockbuster with a budget of approximately $135 million.
< em>The Haunted Mansion
Disney was once again inspired by the famous haunted mansion in its parks of attractions to produce this film directed by Justin Simien (Dear Whites) and starring Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, Jared Leto, Danny DeVito, Winona Ryder and Jamie Lee Curtis. Remember that the Disney carousel had already been the subject of a film with Eddie Murphy released in 2003.
The Meg 2
Jason Statham returns to service in this sequel to The Meg (Mégalodon), a thriller recounting the adventures of a team of researchers who have the misfortune to come across a gigantic prehistoric shark 23 meters long. Ben Wheatley (In the heart of the earth, Rebecca) is directing the new film in the saga, the plot of which remains very mysterious for the moment.
< h3>Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
The ninja turtles Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphaël and Donatello are back in theaters this summer in this new film produced notably by the actor Canadian Seth Rogen. The latter also lends his voice to the original English version of the feature film, just like Paul Rudd, Rose Byrne… and Jackie Chan!
Directed by filmmaker Neil Blomkamp (District 9), this highly anticipated adaptation of the famous video game of the same title will be inspired by the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a young Briton who managed to land a job as a driver for Nissan after winning a virtual motor racing competition. The main role of the film has been entrusted to Archie Madekwe (Midsommar), who will be surrounded in particular by David Harbor and Orlando Bloom.
Toopy and Binoo
After having caused a stir on the small screen, the inseparable Toopy and Binoo are making the leap to the cinema this summer in an animated feature film directed by Dominique Jolin and Raymond Lebrun. In this new adventure, the two friends will set off in search of the mythical place of “Lost Objects”, in an attempt to find Mr. Mou, Binou's beloved cuddly toy. The voice of the very voluble mouse Toopy will once again be interpreted by the actor Marc Labrèche.
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The young American actor Xolo Mariduena (Cobra Kai) has the honor of lending his features to the very first Latino superhero in this new production from DC Studios directed by Angel Manuel Soto (Charm City Kings). It follows the adventures of a Mexican teenager who turns into a vigilante after finding super-powered armor from a mysterious blue alien beetle.