One thing Black people do in the summertime is come out to celebrate Black directors and actors at the movie theater. This summer is no exception.
While the pandemic has lessened the crowds inside the theaters across the U.S., Covid-19 cannot ruin good laughs, buttery popcorn, nachos, spicy jalapeños, and your favorite box candy from the concession stand.
From July until August, there are a variety of comedies, horror thrillers, family cartoons, and dramas to keep you entertained with Black excellence if you’re willing to go “outside”. Let’s check out what’s new for August.
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, and Steven Yeun
Synopsis: The residents, two siblings of a lonely gulch in inland California ranch, bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery—likely that of an UFO.
DC League of Super Pets (7.29.22)
Starring: Dwayne Johnson (voice), Kevin Hart (voice), and Vanessa Bayer (voice)
Synopsis: Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission when Superman is kidnapped.
Starring: Isabella Amara, B.J. Novak, Issa Rae, & Ashton Kutcher
Synopsis: A radio host from New York City attempts to solve the murder of a girl he hooked up with and travels down south to investigate the circumstances of her death and discover what happened to her.
Day Shift (8.12.22)
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, and Snoop Dogg
Synopsis: A hard-working, blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted 8-year-old daughter. His mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income: hunting and killing vampires.
Starring: Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley, and Leah Jeffries
Synopsis: A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the Savanna has but one apex predator.
Me Time (8.25.22)
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Hart, Regina King, and Tahj Mowry
Synopsis: Follows a Dad who finds time for himself for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away. He reconnects with a friend for a wild weekend.
Enjoy your time at the movies this summer. Support many or all of these if you can. The culture is counting on you!