We’re slowing making our way past the coronavirus pandemic and you may well be overwhelmed with the choice available again. I’d like to sift through some of the more on screen options and recommend what next.
This list will primarily focus on new releases. Everything was disrupted and the release schedules were all over the place. Hopefully arranging that catch up with a friend will be easier if you can say “Yes! can we go a watch that?”
Christopher Nolan is known for some greats, notably the The Dark Knight and everyone’s favourite Joker performance. He’s also known for confusing the hell out of you with Memento and Inception topping that list.
Tenet looks to be more of the latter. Its about something called Inversion. Inversion seems to be the ability to reverse time for a specific action. The trailer shows this with the main character catching a bullet in a gun instead of shooting it.
Why should you watch this? Well Nolan, although head scratching, is fantastic and chances are this will be one of if not the movie of the year. It’ll be a great talking point for conversations trying figure out this film.
To me that is great. A film that lasts longer than the viewing, is more than enough.
Due for release on 17th July.
Wonder Woman 1984
This colourful throw back to the 80’s is sure to be a fantastic experience. Patty Jenkins at the helm will no doubt bring enjoyment. I fully expect something between Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnorock.
Gal Gadot plays the character of Diana, an Amazonian, well. She is charming, funny, fierce and strong. Chris Pine offers some smoulder, humour and is a great counter part.
The film sees Diana live a life way after the events that saw her become a superhero. She no longer feels out of place in 80’s America but will always have a duty to its citizens.
Due for release on 14th August.
An adaptation of a book under the same name Dune appears to be another one of the films you didn’t know you wanted to see.
On first glance you might look past it (unless you’ve read the book). However it has a quality group of people behind it.
Timotheé Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscaar Isaac and Josh Brolin as a cast. Not to mention Hans Zimmer on sound and Denis Villeneuve in the directors chair. They’re responsible for the likes of Blade Runner 2049, Prisoners, Avengers, Star Wars, Gladiator and Interstellar. I could go on.
That should be enough to turn your eyes. If not there’s a book and even a film made in the 80’s to view.
Keep and eye on this one. Due 18th December.
This Disney release is based on the ride of the same name. Don’t worry its not the first time they’ve released a film based off a theme park ride.
However if you’re looking for a good time and something really easy to take your mind off things, this will be it.
In my opinion Dwayne Johnson only makes average films unless he’s with Disney (Moana). Emily Blunt is fantastic and has shown her hilarious personality throughout this lock down.
There’s very little to turn you away pre release. This film promises laughs, action, adventure and probably a bit of feel good to!
Due for release on 24th July.
Free Guy is the next major release featuring everyone’s favourite Canadian actor. And well by now, we all want to be free.
This film is about a video game character that doesn’t want to stick to his character anymore and finds freedom. Its naturally chaotic but Reynold’s has quoted it to be his favourite movie he’s worked on.
This film is likely to give you the laughs you need after all of this is over and who better that Reynolds to deliver them?
Due for release on 11th December.
If you’ve seen my other posts you’ll know that I review this show, you can find my thoughts till now here.
By now Killing Eve has almost finished its third season, which makes it perfect to watch if you don’t like waiting.
It’s made by BBC and its based on a book. It’s a funny, dramatic crime series focused around obsession.
Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh have both won awards for their parts and they are truly fantastic. Possibly my most recommended show.
There we have it. What are you looking forward to after lockdown? Let me know down below and share with everyone.