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2022 Summer Movie Draft

In a world where movies rely on marketing more than ever to connect with audiences, one podcast aims to make sense of it all…

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Two maverick podcasters must confront the ghosts of their past to complete a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice: predicting the box-office winners of a thin 2022 summer movie lineup.

 

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CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST OF SUMMER MOVIES
MAY (MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
  1. Top Gun: Maverick – Tom Cruise returns as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.
  2. The Bob’s Burgers Movie – The Fox animated series leaps to the big screen for its first theatrical feature.
 
JUNE
  1. Watcher – A psychological thriller about a young actress who moves to Bucharest and becomes suspicious that she is being stalked by a local serial killer.
  2. Jurassic World Dominion – The original stars of Jurassic Park return to find dinosaurs roaming the Earth.
  3. Lightyear – A Pixar prequel that charts the journey of the “real-life” Buzz Lightyear.
  4. Elvis – A movie about the complicated relationship between Presley and his manager.
  5. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – A live-action/stop motion-animation follows an anthropomorphic shell named Marcel.
  6. The Black Phone – A thriller about a kidnapped boy trapped in a basement who realizes he can communicate with his captor’s previous victims.
 
JULY
  1. Minions: The Rise of Gru – Despicable Me’s henchmen work for a young mastermind.
  2. Thor: Love and Thunder – Thor wants to retire but a new threat won’t let him.
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing – A self-raised girl from the marshlands of North Carolina becomes a suspect in a murder case.
  4. Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank – This animated adventure tells the story of a down-on-his-luck dog who trains to become a fearsome samurai to protect his village of cats — who all hate dogs, by the way — from a ruthless villain.
  5. Bed Rest – A pregnant woman is put on mandatory bed rest and begins to witness supernatural events in her home.
  6. Nope – A California horse ranch experiences mysterious forces.
  7. DC League of Super-Pets – An animated movie about Superman, Batman, and the pets of DC heroes.
  8. Vengeance – A comedic thriller about a NYC journalist who investigates the mysterious death of his girlfriend.
 
AUGUST
  1. Bullet Train – This action comedy stars Brad Pitt as an assassin looking to retire who is tasked with a final job aboard a bullet train that turns out to be more complicated than he expected.
  2. Easter Sunday – This comedy stars comedian Jo Koy, who plays a fictionalized version of himself as he attends a family Easter celebration.
  3. Bodies Bodies Bodies – A group of friends gather for a house party and play a murder mystery game.
  4. Secret Headquarters – A young boy suspects his father is a superhero after he discovers a hideout in his basement, but must defend it with his friends when villains attack.
  5. The Man From Toronto – This crime comedy caper stars Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson as a “screw-up” and a dangerous assassin.
  6. Beast – A man visits a game reserve in South Africa with his daughters.
  7. Fear – A group of friends gather at a remote getaway but discover its dark history.
  8. Samaritan – Sylvester Stallone stars in this superhero film about a young boy who discovers a famous hero thought to be dead.
  9. Three Thousand Years of Longing – An epic romantic fantasy about a woman who encounters a djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
 
SEPTEMBER (LABOR DAY WEEKEND)
  1. Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul. – A husband and wife must rebuild their congregation and reconcile their faith by all means necessary.

MARKETING CATEGORY – MOVIE TRAILERS

Movie trailers are the central focus for movie studios when they’re marketing movies to audiences. When we discuss movies on MOMA, we’ll often have the accompanying trailers here for listeners to watch as a visual reference. Follow along when listening to this podcast episode and form your own opinion.

SHAD’S BOX OFFICE LIST

Will Shad’s list win this year’s box office challenge?

PATRICK’S BOX OFFICE LIST

Or will Patrick’s list win?

WHAT’S YOUR OPINION? VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER MOVIES FROM THIS EPISODE

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