Matt writes: June 18, 2022 marked what would have been Roger Ebert’s eightieth birthday. To celebrate his legacy, we’ve republished the 2014 Google+ Hangout event honoring Roger, which featured editor RogerEbert.comChaz Ebert, Werner Herzog, Steve James, Alan Polsky, Anne Thompson, Matt Zoller Seitz, Ali Arikan, Sam Fragoso, Josh Golden, Kartina Richardson and the late John Singleton. Also, be sure to read our latest retrospective compiling Roger’s reviews of 15 essential movies from black directors. You can watch the entire Google+ event in the video embedded below…
The Munsters(2022). Written and directed by Rob Zombie. With Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck. Synopsis: Reboot of “The Munsters,” which followed a family of monsters who moved from Transylvania to an American suburb.The US release date is TBA.
The School of Good and Evil(2022). Directed by Paul Feig. Written by Soman Chainani and David Magee. With Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington. Synopsis: A group of boys and girls are taken to an institution where they are trained to become fairy-tale heroes and villains. The US release date is TBA.
Beavis and Butt-Head make the universe(2022). Written and directed by Mike Judge. With Gary Cole, Stephen Root, Tig Notaro. Synopsis: After a “creative” judge sentences them to space camp, a black hole sends our 24-year-old teenage heroes into the modern future where the duo abuse iPhones, embark on a quest to score points, and become the target of the Deep State.Debuts on Paramount+ June 23, 2022.
family dinner(2022). Written and directed by Peter Hengl. With Pia Hierzegger, Michael Pink, Nina Katlein. Synopsis: An overweight teenager spends the holidays at her aunt’s farm hoping to get help losing weight, but soon after arriving she begins to suspect something is wrong there. .Now available in US theaters.
Fourth of July(2022). Directed by Louis CK. Written by Louis CK and Joe List. With Louis CK, Joe List, Lynne Koplitz. Synopsis: A recovering alcoholic and jazz pianist in New York confronts his acerbic family during their annual Fourth of July vacation.Debuts in the United States on July 1, 2022.
Don’t make me go(2022). Directed by Hannah Marks. Written by Vera Herbert. With John Cho, Mia Isaac, Kaya Scodelario. Synopsis: When a single father of a teenage daughter learns he has a fatal brain tumor, he takes her on a journey to find the mother who abandoned her years ago and try to teach her everything she needs. might need on the rest of his life. Debuts on Prime Video on July 15, 2022.
Setter(2022). Directed by Noah Dixon and Ori Segev. Written by Noah Dixon. With Sylvie Mix, Bobbi Kitten, Aujolie Baker. Synopsis: As Lennon fuels her desire to step into a podcast featuring live music and conversations with the artists she so fervently admires, Lennon finds inspiration for her own musical ambitions…and a growing sense of misdirected identity. Now available in US theaters.
Vespers(2022). Directed by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper. Written by Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper and Brian Clark. With Raffiella Chapman, Eddie Marsan, Rosy McEwen. Synopsis: After the Earth’s ecosystem collapses, Vesper, a 13-year-old girl struggling to survive with her paralyzed father, encounters a mysterious woman with a secret that forces Vesper to use his wits, strength, and abilities to bio-hack to fight. the possibility of a future.US debut September 30, 2022.
Prey(2022). Directed by Dan Trachtenberg. Written by Patrick Aison. With Amber Midthunder, Dane DiLiegro, Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat. Synopsis: The origin story of the Predator in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. Naru, a skilled warrior, fights to protect her tribe from one of the first highly evolved predators to land on Earth.Debuts on Hulu on August 5, 2022.
Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes (2022). Directed by James Jones. Synopsis: Newly unearthed archival footage and testimonies lay bare the tragedy and heroic efforts to prevent another explosion.Debuts on HBO June 22, 2022.
The Midnight Club(2022). Created by Mike Flanagan and Leah Fong. With Samantha Sloyan, Zach Gilford, Heather Langenkamp. Synopsis: A group of five terminally ill patients at Brightcliffe Hospice begin meeting at midnight to share scary stories.Debuts on Netflix October 7, 2022.
The beast from the sea(2022). Directed by Chris Williams. Written by Chris Williams and Nell Benjamin. With Karl Urban, Dan Stevens, Zaris-Angel Hator. Synopsis: When a young girl embarks on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, she embarks on an epic journey into uncharted waters – and makes history. Debuts on Netflix July 8, 2022.
High-speed train(2022). Directed by David Leitch. Written by Zak Olkewicz (based on the novel by Kôtarô Isaka). With Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Zazie Beetz. Synopsis: Five assassins aboard a high-speed train discover that their missions have something in common.Debuts in the United States on August 5, 2022.
She goes(2022). Directed by Charlotte Colbert. Written by Charlotte Colbert and Kitty Percy. With Alice Krige, Malcolm McDowell, Rupert Everett. Synopsis: After a double mastectomy, Veronica Ghent travels to a healing retreat in the Scottish countryside with her young nurse Desi. She discovers that the process of such surgery opens up questions about her very existence, causing her to begin to question and confront past traumas.Debuts in the United States on July 15, 2022.
Minions: The Rise of Gru(2022). Directed by Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val. Written by Brian Lynch and Matthew Fogel (based on characters created by Cinco Paul). With Pierre Coffin, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews. Synopsis: The untold story of a twelve-year-old boy’s dream of becoming the world’s greatest supervillain.Debuts in the United States on July 1, 2022.
Day shift(2022). Directed by JJ Perry. Written by Shay Hatten and Tyler Tice. With Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Meagan Good. Synopsis: A hard-working blue-collar father who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted 8-year-old daughter. His mundane job cleaning pools in the San Fernando Valley is a front for his true source of income: hunting and killing vampires.Debuts on Netflix August 12, 2022.
strange world(2022). Directed by Don Hall. Written by Qui Nguyen. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Alan Tudyk. Synopsis: The legendary Clades are a family of explorers whose differences threatened to upend their last and most crucial mission.Debuts in the United States on November 23, 2022.
black adam (2022). Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Written by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani (based on characters created by Otto Binder and CC Beck). With Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge. Synopsis: Nearly 5,000 years after being gifted with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods and imprisoned just as quickly, Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice upon the modern world.Debuts in the United States on October 21, 2022.
Matt writes:Black Writers Week 2022 started on June 19 and currently ends on Sunday, June 26. You can find the full list of articles published during this special week in our official table of contents. It includes RogerEbert.com editor Chaz Ebert’s interview with director Nadia Hallgren and attorney Ben Crump about their new Netflix documentary, “CIVIL.”
Matt writes: On June 17, the world lost one of its greatest actors, Jean-Louis Trintignant, who died at the age of 91. Be sure to read Dan Callahan’s moving tribute as well as review Roger Ebert’s four-star review of Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Haneke. Or winner, “Love”, with Trintignant as a devoted husband whose wife is the victim of a stroke. ” Why would we want to see such a film, however brilliantly it was made? writes Roger. “I think it’s because a film like ‘Amour’ has a lesson for us that only cinema can teach us: cinema, with its carefree ability to jump through time and transcend lives and dramatize what it means to be a member of humanity’s eternal audience. »
the lost jungle(1934). Directed by David Howard and Armand Schaefer. Written by David Howard and Barney A. Sarecky. With Clyde Beatty, Syd Saylor, Cecilia Parker. Synopsis: Animal trainer Clyde Beatty leads a rescue team in search of his lost daughter, Ruth, and father in search of an uncharted island. His airship crashes into the jungles of the island. When he locates Ruth, he learns that his father has disappeared. The ensuing search is hampered by greedy gold hunters and wild animals.
Watch “The Lost Jungle”
salt of the earth(1954). Directed by Herbert J. Biberman. Written by Michael Wilson. With Will Geer, David Bauer, Rosaura Revueltas. Synopsis: Mexican workers in a zinc mine call for a general strike. It is only thanks to the solidarity of the workers, and especially to the indomitable determination of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they will end up triumphing.
Watch “Salt of the Earth”
The boy in the plastic bubble(1976). Directed by Randal Kleiser. Written by Douglas Day Stewart. Starring John Travolta, Glynnis O’Connor, Robert Reed. Synopsis: The girl next door inspires a teenager born with immune deficiencies to leave his bubble germ-free.
Watch “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble”
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