It’s officially summer! Although we have spent a few weeks with a mustache heat and a general summer atmosphere, we have finally welcomed the season; and what better way to celebrate it than by going to our trusted cinema to enjoy one of the juicy premieres that land on the billboard this June 24, 2022. Quality and or more varied options are not lacking… Let’s review them.
The premieres of June 24, 2022
‘Black Phone’ (‘The Black Phone’, 2021)
The film is based on a short story by Joe Hill, son of literary horror master Stephen King.
The address is provided by Scott Derrickson, responsible for titles like ‘Sinister’ or the underrated ‘Deliver us from evil’.
The project took shape after Derrickson left “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” due to creative differences with the studio.
The masks worn by “The Grabber” ?the film’s villain? they are designed by special effects legend Tom Savini.
The director has named ‘The 400 Blows’ and ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ as his two references to shape ‘Black Phone’.
It is a Blumhouse company production.
Criticism in Espinof: Syfy 2022 | ‘Black Phone’ is the first big wannabe horror movie of the year: a sinister childhood nightmare with a chilling Ethan Hawke
The film is directed by Baz Luhrmann, who has titles such as ‘Mouline Rouge’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘Australia’ or ‘Romeo + Juliet’ in his filmography.
Austin Butler was chosen to give life to the King of Rock, but before him, interpreters such as Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller or Harry Styles were taken into consideration.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rufus Sewell were going to play Elvis’s parents, but they had to leave the project after its temporary stoppage due to the pandemic.
To prepare for his role, Butler spoke with Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” asking for his advice on how to capture the essence and movements of a music star.
Criticism in Espinof: ‘Elvis’: Baz Luhrmann raises the enormous monument that the king of rock deserved in the most overwhelming musical biopic of the century
‘Full of grace’ (2022)
It is the second film by Roberto Bueso, who debuted in 2019 with the feature film ‘La banda’.
It stars Carmen Machi, Paula Usero and Manolo Solo.
It arrives at our cinemas after passing through the last edition of the Malaga Festival, out of competition, but within the official section.
His story is based on real events.
‘Promises in Paris’ (‘Les Promesses’, 2021)
‘A love in Scotland’ (‘L’ombre d’un mensonge’, 2021)
‘An unexpected mess’ (‘Tout nous sourit’, 2020)
‘The Law of Tehran’ (‘Metri Shesh Va Nim’, 2019)
‘Camila will go out tonight’ (2021)
‘The snow leopard’ (‘La panthère des neiges’, 2021)
‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ (2022)
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If this week’s releases don’t catch your eye or you want to recover titles that have been in theaters longer, remember that you can take a look at the films in theaters from last week and the previous one. And if you still want even more recommendations, don’t forget that in our weekly Newsletter ‘Expediente Espinof’ we offer you a selection of movies and television for all palates curated by our editors.
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