I’m sure by now we’ve all become used to watching movies on our TV screens. The film companies have made so much available to us over the last few months. But whether you go to the cinema once a year, month or every week, you still can’t beat the experience of watching a new film right up there as it’s meant to be seen.
It may not be too long before the delights of our cinemas here become a reality once more (we hear it’s end of the month), and according to our sources, when it all returns, we have some real goodies to look out for.
We reckon we’ve picked some absolute crackers for you to enjoy. Everything from Bond to a proper reboot of Ghostbusters.
Obviously we don’t have many release dates as yet, a pandemic does that unsurprisingly. What we do have however, with a combined scream of ‘thank the…….” you know the rest, is a scheduled date for Bond 25. NO TIME TO DIE will be released in cinemas on 12th November. Although we are also hearing the 25th November as an alternative. Shall we just go with, we will eventually get to see it sometime?
Recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist, globe-trotting spy James Bond finds himself hot on the trail of a mysterious villain, who’s armed with a dangerous new technology.
NO TIME TO DIE – BOND 25
After all the will he, won’t he talk, Daniel Craig returning for his fifth and (possibly) final shot as 007. Back with him are favourites Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, and Ben Whishaw, as well as returning characters played by Lea Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright. Best Actor-winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) is to play the villain.
For us movie fans, the first week of lockdown meant we lost out on the follow up of A QUIET PLACE making its way onto the big screen.
The first movie starred real life husband and wife team Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, as they are thrown into a world where they must fight for survival in utter silence. No spoilers, but the first movie didn’t end well for John, but he is back in number 2, not only as Director but plenty of flashbacks.
The Director and star, even said in interviews he wouldn’t be putting it on streaming sites because……..
‘The action, atmosphere and emotion needs to be experienced in a crowd.’
Despite it not making it into our cinemas in March, we are so excited to finally see the follow up to one of the biggest horror films in recent years. The new date is September 4th.
Now Bond and A Quiet Place are exciting, of course, there is one film however which is going to blow it out of the water in terms of anticipation. TENET is the latest from Director Christopher Nolan. He’s described Tenet, which is the follow-up to his war epic Dunkirk, as an “event film” – which pretty much describes all of his mind-bending sci-fi thrillers to date.
From Interstellar and Inception to the Dark Knight trilogy, bigger is always better and Christopher rarely fails to deliver. But he does like to keep it all very cryptic, keeping as many details under wraps until the very last moment.
The new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet premiered earlier on gaming platform Fornite. Nolan’s typically cryptic new film is a mega-budget story of time manipulation and a world in danger, featuring an incredible cast of A-listers.
There really isn’t a lot we can tell you. John David Washington (Denzel’s son) is a secret agent tasked with stopping World War Three. Still, it looks set to be Christopher’s most mysterious project since Inception – packed with twists and turns. He does reunite with a couple of longtime collaborators, including Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) and Kenneth Branagh (Dunkirk). Robert Pattinson also stars along with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Debicki, Clémence Poesy, Himesh Patel (Yesterday), and Dimple Kapadia.
We have picked up a few details about the plot but to be honest, we haven’t a clue what they mean and even if we did, we reckon you’d rather go see it with as little information as possible. That is always one of the joys of a Christopher Nolan movie.
The Director took his team around the world to shoot the film in seven countries – Denmark, Estonia, India, Italy, Norway, the UK and the US. With a budget of $205 million, making this his second most expensive film after The Dark Knight Rises. It really seems that no expense was speared.
Tenet was due to premiere in cinemas worldwide on 17th July, reportedly debuting in IMAX. We have now heard that it’s release has been delayed indefinitely because of the ongoing crisis.
PETER RABBIT 2, with James Cordon back in the lead role, was all set for release just prior to lockdown. As it hasn’t made its way onto any of the streaming services, we suspect it’ll have a cinema release soon.
Also watch out for THE NEW MUTANTS and CYBORG who makes it to his own movie.
We want to share two films with you here. Both highly anticipated and both couldn’t be more different.
This is the first of Marvel’s Phase 4, with this prequel starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff. She’ll be joined by David Harbour and Rachel Weisz.
Also Reese Witherspoon is back in LEGALLY BLONDE 3. It’s also be a case of – “She’s a Barbie girl, in her Barbie World” Yes, Margot Robbie stars as BARBIE.
Based on Amanda Brown’s novel of the same name, Legally Blonde emerged as a surprise critical and commercial hit, giving Reese one of her most memorable characters. The film grossed $141 million worldwide, and if the sequel didn’t quite live up to it, that was perhaps inevitable.
No new trailer as yet we’re afraid.
WONDER WOMAN 2 – 1984
Kristen Wiig jumps into the Wonder Woman sequel, which sees Gal Gadot returning to her Amazon-princess role that made the first film to $412.5 million at the box office. The action here is set during the Cold War in the ’80s and finds Chris Pine back as Wonder Woman’s love interest Steve Trevor. Yeah, we thought he snuffed it in the first movie too. Listen to that music in the trailer though.
We reckon we’ll be having a few visits to the cinema this with films like CANDYMAN. Jamie Foxx in the new Pixar animation SOUL and look what’s coming after an absence of 32 years.
TOP GUN – MAVERICK
We are most excited about this one. It’s not only a reboot but a complete new take on the Ghostbusters franchise.
GHOSTBUSTERS – AFTERLIFE
Jason Reitman will direct the sequel to the original Ghostbusters movies and it has nothing nothing to do with the all-girl team from 2016. This one looks pretty creepy but has all the elements of the originals we loved so much. The trailer says it all.
There’ll also be another outing for the MINIONS. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will take a trip on the JUNGLE CRUISE and watch out for GREEN LANTERN CORPS.
There are more to come later in the year, so bookmark this page for all the latest gossip. A couple of things to watch out for though.
BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC
Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan are all grown up, but their time-traveling adventures aren’t over yet.
Following 1988’s Excellent Adventure and 1991’s Bogus Journey, Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) have put their youthful years behind them. But time travel is still on the agenda, as they seek to break the time-space continuum to write the ultimate song that will save the world.
William Sadler’s Death can be briefly spotted in the trailer, and the cast also includes Ready or Not’s Samara Weaving and Bombshell’s Brigette Lundy-Paine. The two actors play Bill and Ted’s daughters.
Galaxy Quest helmer Dean Parisot directs, and the script is written by the original duo of Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson.
At long last the first trailer has finally dropped. Enjoy……..
Bill and Ted Face the Music is due for release on 21st August.
THE KING’S MAN
This is not the third episode in the KINGSMAN franchise but more of a spin-off. This is how the whole King’s Man thing came into being. Set in the early 1900s. Ralph Fiennes leads and all star cast to show how a group of ex-soldiers formed the agency.
DEATH ON THE NILE
Branagh’s back as detective Hercule Poirot following the huge success of Murder on the Orient Express.
The 2018 sequel was such a huge hit that there was no laying Michael to rest. Two more films close out a new trilogy. The second instalment sees the return of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her grown-up daughter (Judy Greer). It’ll be in our cinemas by, well, Halloween unsurprisingly, or maybe not if CV has anything to do with it. Jamie Lee couldn’t stop Michael but the pandemic did.
ESCAPE ROOM 2
We don’t know anything about this as yet, other than it is a sequel to the surprise hit of last year.
This is the one based on the popular video game series of the same name it’s been floating around for more than a decade, but it wasn’t until last June that we got some movement on it. Tom Holland was confirmed to star in the film, and it’s to go into production, well, who knows when now..
And finally, we don’t need to say anymore, other than FAST AND FURIOUS 9. The trailer is epic.