Monthly Media Round-Up: June 2022

Here’s what came out in June!

*No spoilers*

Movies

Austin Butler plays the rock n’ roll icon in Baz Luhrmann’s latest film, “Elvis”. The film is about Elvis’s meteoric rise to fame and stardom and the complications that come along with it. The film also stars Tom Hanks as Elvis’s mysterious manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The movie is being praised for Butler’s portrayal as the pop icon.

The final entry in the Jurassic Park franchise, “Jurassic World: Dominion” is set 4 years after the destruction of Isla Nublar (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”). In the present, dinosaurs are now living and hunting alongside humans. With the return of familiar faces, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), Owen (Chris Pratt), and all of our favorite Jurassic Park friends will face their biggest challenge to survive yet.

Pixar’s 26th feature film, “Lightyear“, tells audiences the origin story of everyone’s favorite space ranger Buzz Lightyear. In this film, Buzz Lightyear (Chris Evans) is a marooned space ranger trying to find his way back home but encounters his greatest nemesis Zurg (James Brolin). With the help of his new friends Izzy (Keke Palmer) and Mo (Taika Waititi), Buzz battles dangerous space creatures and threats.

TV Shows

In “Ms. Marvel“, Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) is a superhero fan who discovers a bangle from her family that unlocks her superpowers. As she continues to discover the origin of her powers, she starts to uncover family secrets and meets some unfriendly faces. With the help of her friends Nakia (Yasmeen Fletcher) and Bruno (Matt Lintz), she learns what it means to be a hero.

Our favorite dysfunctional siblings are back in Season 3 of “The Umbrella Academy“. In this season, The Umbrella’s return to 2019 but find that they have once again messed up the timeline and have to find a way to save the world with the help of The Sparrow Academy, an alternate academy created by Reginald Hargreaves. 

The surprise hit show “Only Murders in the Building” returns. The trio (Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez) begin to investigate the murder of another Arconia resident after they are framed for it. As the trio begins to uncover the mysteries of the Arconia and its residents, the real killer is revealed. 

Netflix adds another LGBTQ+ show to their catalog with “First Kill”. Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook) and Calliope (Imani Lewis) fall in love with each other, but it’s tricky when one is a vampire and the other is a vampire hunter, and both are ready to make the first kill. Return to Creekwood High one last time in the final season of “Love, Victor“. Victor (Michael Cimino) is finally finding his place in the world and who he is without his boyfriend Benji (George Sear). Join Victor and his friends on their journey of self-discovery and love.

Return to Creekwood High one last time in the final season of “Love, Victor“. Victor (Michael Cimino) is finally finding his place in the world and who he is without his boyfriend Benji (George Sear). Join Victor and his friends on their journey of self-discovery and love. 

Music

Twelve Carat Toothache” is the fourth studio album from Post Malone. The 14-track album includes features from Doja Cat, Kid Laroi, The Weeknd, and more. 

Drake has released his seventh studio album, “Honestly Nevermind”. The 14-track album was a surprise release and has been dominating the charts, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, making it Drake’s eleventh #1 debut. 

Demi Lovato debuts their lead single “Skin of My Teeth” for their eighth studio album “Holy Fvck”. The song is reminiscent of the rock-infused sounds of their first two albums “Don’t Forget” and “Here We Go Again”. 

Avril Lavigne has re-released her debut album “Let Go” for its 20th anniversary with new recordings of the original songs, including a new recording of “Breakaway”.

Good News of the Month

New York Libraries Are Giving Away 500,000 Books for Keeping Kids Engaged This Summer

NYPL

At New York Public Libraries this summer, kids and teens will get to participate in a giveaway of half a million books.

Drop by neighborhood NYPL locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, or Staten Island anytime to choose between 500,000 new and diverse tomes: they’re to take home and keep forever, the idea being that “a lifelong love of reading—and your own home library—begin with choosing your first book.” (Good News Network)

Click here to read more!

See you next month, Eagles!