By Mike Murphy
HBO Max has another loaded month in June, with the return of “Westworld,” some star-studded remakes and a full slate of movies.
After a two-year layoff, the sci-fi thriller “Westworld” (June 26) returns for its fourth season of often impenetrably complicated storytelling. Who’s alive or dead? Who’s a robot or human? Who even knows anymore? Either way, one of the deepest casts in television returns for this latest installment, including Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Aaron Paul, Ed Harris and Tessa Thompson.
Speaking of mind-bending, Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander will star in the limited series “Irma Vep” (June 6), playing a disillusioned movie star whose identity blurs as she joins the Paris production of a remake of the 1915 French silent movie “Les Vampires.” The series itself is a remake of a 1996 art-house film.
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There’s also Season 3 of “Wellington Paranormal” (June 23), the clever New Zealand comedy that basically a “Cops”/“X-Files” mashup; Season 2 of the animated comedy “Tuca & Bertie” (June 24), which aired last year on Adult Swim after it was rescued from Netflix cancellation; and the most recent season of “Doctor Who” (June 6), which aired last winter.
On the movie front, there’s director Paul Schrader’s acclaimed 2021 crime drama “The Card Counter” (June 10), starring Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish; the streaming debut of “Roadrunner” (June 9), a documentary about the late Anthony Bourdain; the timely documentary “The Janes” (June 8), chronicling a group of abortion-rights activists in the pre-Roe era; and hits like “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” (May 30), “A Star Is Born” (June 1) and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (June 1).
Here’s the full list of what’s coming and going, as of June 1 (release dates are subject to change):
What’s coming in June 2022
Date TBA Endangered, Documentary Premiere (HBO)Gordita Chronicles, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
June 1 13 Going on 30, 2004300, 2006A Star is Born, 2018Abduction, 2011 (HBO)Across the Universe, 2007 (HBO)The Adventures of Mark Twain, 1944The Amazing Panda Adventure, 1995Angels & Demons, 2009The Ant Bully, 2006Assassination Nation, 2018 (HBO)Babylon A.D., 2008The Bank Job, 2008Beach Rats, 2017 (HBO)Bee Movie, 2007 (HBO)Blue Bayou, 2021 (HBO)Border, 2018 (HBO)Colossal, 2016 (HBO)Caro Comes Out, 2019 (HBO)Chef, 2014 (HBO)The Con Is On, 2018 (HBO)Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000Damsel, 2018 (HBO)Dark Passage, 1947Day Breakers, 2009 (HBO)The Da Vinci Code, 2006Domino, 2005 (HBO)Extraction, 2020 (HBO)The Firm, 1993First Blood, 1982The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014 (HBO)Gridiron Gang, 2006Guess Who, 2005Hairspray (Musical Remake), 2007The Harvey Girls, 1946Highlander, 1986Horsemen, 2008How Do You Know, 2010How They Got Over, 2017How to Survive a Plague, 2012The Holiday, 2006 (HBO)I Know What You Did Last Summer, 1997I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, 1998I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, 2006I’ll See You In My Dreams, 2015 (HBO)The Importance of Being Earnest, 2002 (HBO)The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, 2013John Grisham’s The Rainmaker, 1997Klute, 1971The Last Movie Star, 2017 (HBO)Life Partners, 2014 (HBO)Macbeth, 2015 (HBO)Major League II, 1994Major League: Back to the Minors, 1998The Mask, 1994McQueen, 2018 (HBO)My Boss’s Daughter, 2003 (HBO)My Days of Mercy, 2017 (HBO)My Dead Dad, 2021The One I Love, 2014 (HBO)Papi, 2020 (HBO)Paris Is Burning, 1990Rambo III, 1988 (HBO)Rambo First Blood Part II, 1985 (HBO)Religulous, 2008 (HBO)Remember Me, 2010 (HBO)Ride Along, 2014 (HBO)Ride the High Country, 1962Sabotage, 2014 (HBO)Sleepers, 1996 (HBO)Soul Surfer, 2011Stepmom, 1998Suite Francaise, 2014 (HBO)The Taking of Pelham 123, 2009Total Recall, 1990 (HBO)Unfinished Song, 2012 (HBO)Un padre no tan padre, 2016W., 2008 (HBO)Watchmen (movie), 2009What Happens In Vegas, 2008 (HBO) (Extended Version)The World According to Garp, 1982 (HBO)The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, 2017 (HBO)
June 3 On My Way with Irina Rimes, Max Original DocumentaryNudo Mixteco, 2021 (HBO)
June 6 Doctor Who, Season 13Irma Vep, Limited Drama Series Premiere (HBO)Total Dramarama, Season S3A
June 8 The Janes, Documentary Premiere (HBO)
June 9 Amsterdam, Max Original Season 1 PremiereRoadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, Max Original Documentary Premiere