It’s hard to believe but there’s only just over 6 weeks left in 2021. Before the year closes out though, there are plenty of cinema releases to look forward to.
Here are seven titles that are well worth making a trip out to the cinema for.
Release date - November 26th
Directed by Ridley Scott, who also released 'The Last Duel' earlier this year, 'House of Gucci' follows the bizarre murder of Maurizio Gucci, grandson of the founder of the Italian fashion house of Gucci. The movie sees Adam Driver in the role of Maurizio, while Lady Gaga plays his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of hiring a hitman to kill Maurizio.
The Power of the Dog
Release date - November 19th (on Netflix December 1st)
'The Power of the Dog' gives us a look into a darker role than we're used to expecting from Benedict Cumberbatch. His performance recalls that of Daniel Day-Lewis in 'There Will Be Blood' as he plays a wealthy and cruel rancher who decides to psychologically torment his brother's (Jesse Plemons) new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee).
West Side Story
Release date - December 10th
Steven Spielberg is directing this remake of 'West Side Story' starring Ansel Elgort ('Baby Driver') and newcomer Rachel Zegler as Tony and Maria. Robert Wise and Jerome Roberts previously brought 'West Side Story' to the big screen in 1961. The musical movie earned ten Oscars so Spielberg has much to live up to.
The Matrix Resurrections
Release date - December 24th
Familiar faces returning to the franchise for its fourth official installment are Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith in the roles of Neo, Trinity, and Niobe, respectively. New cast members include Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Christina Ricci. Little of the plot has been revealed thus far other than what can be drawn from the trailer...
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Release date - December 15th
The third Spider-Man movie following Tom Holland's Peter Parker has a bunch of characters returning from previous 'Spider-Man' movies which has fans very excited. Plot wise, Parker’s true identity has been exposed and he’s no longer able to lead a normal life. Thus he turns to Doctor Strange for help but disturbing his spell causes a split in the universe. A number of previous Spidey villains suddenly return...
Release date - November 24th
The latest from Walt Disney Animation studios is another moving, magical triumph. The Madrigal family live in an enchanted home where each child in the house is bestowed with a special power - that is except for Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz). When the magic of their home comes under threat, Mirabel decides to save the day. Colourful, vibrant and dynamic, 'Encanto' features a terrific soundtrack from the legendary Lin-Manuel Miranda which will have you singing along in no time.
The King's Man
Release date - December 22nd
Matthew Vaughn directs 'The King's Man', having also directed the first 'Kingsman' movie and its sequel with Taron Edgerton. This installment takes place before the events of those movies, and explores how the titular independent intelligence agency was founded. 'The King's Man' makes its cinema debut more than two years after it was originally meant to come out (November 15, 2019). Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance are among the cast.
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