2021 has been a fantastic year for films. So many great ones, especially for horror fans. Spiral was great (Best Saw film since the first one, not quite as good as that though), Censor is amazing. Alan Moore’s The Show has finally been screened, with a wide release very soon and it’s everything I hoped it would be and more. Marvel gave us Shang-Chi, the best Marvel film in years. Nicolas Cage proved he’s still got it with Pig, Willy’s Wonderland and Prisoners of the Ghostland. The fantastic, and I feel overlooked, Judas and the Black Messiah. And that’s just to name a few. There are still tons of films to be released, with the pandemic (hopefully) coming to an end it feels like everything from the last year and a half is being released all at once. So here’s what I’m most looking forward to seeing in the cinema for the last quarter of 2021.
No Time to Die (UK release date – 30th September)
I’ve been a massive Bond fan since I was a little kid and Daniel Craig has been my favourite Bond since I first saw Casino Royale back in 2006. He’s a great Bond, and I’ve been looking forward to this for so long. The trailer for No Time to Die has been playing before almost every film I’ve seen since February last year. It’s going to be strange to see films without the Bond theme beforehand, but at least the time has finally come. It’s Craig’s last outing and the film looks fantastic. I’m excited for it, have my tickets books already and I just hope it lives up to expectations. I’m also looking forward to a new Bond, I’m hoping someone a lot younger, purely because the last 2 films have focused on Bond being too old, I just want someone young so we don’t have to replay that aspect again.
The Last Duel (UK release date – 15th October)
It’s Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck. That’s enough to get me to see something. It looks epic in scale and is based on a true story of medieval history which is something that interests me greatly. I won’t look into it beforehand but will end up reading a lot afterwards. I have a feeling this isn’t going to be as good as I’m hoping, but I really want to see it.
Halloween Kills (UK release date – 15th October)
I love Halloween and the 2018 version was fantastic. I was so disappointed when this one was delayed. I know it’s been criticised for not being scary enough, but it’s a new Halloween film and this time I will get to see it in the cinema. Again this is something that I’m sure will not be as good as I’m hoping for, but I’ll be there for a strange double bill with The Last Duel day one.
The French Dispatch (UK release date – 22nd October)
Anyone who reads this blog knows that I’m a massive Wes Anderson fan. Yes it has taken me a long time to see all of his films, but I’m ready for his new one. It looks insane and quirky in the best way possible. The cast is fantastic and I’m sure this is going to be divisive when it comes out, and I’m sure I’m going to love it.
Dear Evan Hansen (UK release date 22nd October)
This is going to be an odd double bill with The French Dispatch. The story of a teenager, Evan Hansen breaks his arm and an outcast at school is the only one to sign his cast. Evan Hansen has been writing letters to himself as part of a therapists orders. The outcast who signed his cast steals one and commits suicide, leaving the family to believe the letter Evan wrote is actually a suicide note from their son and give it to Evan. He lies to try and give the family comfort and it goes out of control. It’s a musical with songs from the songwriters of La La Land and The Greatest Showman, I loved both of those and I have a really good feeling for Dear Evan Hansen. I read about it a few weeks back and then saw a trailer recently and I’m pretty sure this is going to be good.
Last Night in Soho (UK release date 29th October)
A new Edgar Wright film starring Anya Taylor Joy. That’s a fantastic combination. It looks stylish and crazy. I don’t know much about this one because I know I’m going to see it day one. I saw the trailer before a film, and it didn’t give much away. I don’t have much to say about it, over than I’m excited and been avoiding any spoilers.
Cry Macho (UK release date 12th November)
I think Clint Eastwood it a great director and I haven’t see any of his films that I don’t like. His last few have been great and I have high hopes for Cry Macho. I’m sure this one is going to be great. The trailer looks typical Eastwood and I mean that as a compliment.
House of Gucci (UK release date 26th November)
Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Lady Gaga, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino. What a fantastic cast. I knew I was going to see this as soon as it was released. Just like with The Last Duel, I will watch anything Scott directs and Adam Driver is one of the best actors around. House of Gucci looks fantastic, I saw the trailer in the cinema recently and I’m sure this is going to be a good one
So those are the main films I’m looking forward to seeing this year in the cinema. There are a few others that I’m definitely going to see, but don’t have me excited in the same way. Eternals looks great, I’m sure Encanto will be great, Resident Evil should be good, Spider-Man is going to be great, The Matrix should redeem itself. Who’s better to remake West Side Story than Spielberg. Antlers looks interesting. So many films coming out way, but those above are the ones I’m most excited for. What about you? Do you have something you’re looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below. Doesn’t have to be a film, there’s some great TV coming our way. The second season of Locke and Key and Y: The Last Man, both being something I’m going to be watching.