Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman star in drama C’mon C’mon
Hollywood is back and better than ever. The past year’s film delays only resulted in one thing—a frenzy of must-watch movies. Whether you’re heading to the movies or adding these to your queue, don’t miss these much-buzzed-about films of the season. And don’t even get us started on the winter releases…
The action-adventure film Dune stars Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson.
RELEASE DATE TBA
Joaquin Phoenix takes the lead in this black-and-white drama written and directed by Mike Mills. Phoenix plays a radio journalist who is forced to take a cross-country trip with his young nephew (Woody Norman), only to forge a transformational relationship highlighting the connection between adults and children. The film stars Gaby Hoffman and touches on the importance of family.
THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE
RELEASE DATE SEPT. 17
Michael Showalter directs this dramatic feature about televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield). The biopic is adapted from the 2000 documentary and sets the record straight on the infamous couple who created the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park in the ’70s and ’80s, only to have their multimillion-dollar empire destroyed.
Jonathan Majors and Zazie Beetz in The Harder They Fall, a Western.
THE LAST DUEL
RELEASE DATE OCT. 15
A historical epic by filmmaker Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck. Based on the book by Eric Jager, the film is based on actual events set in 14th century France, unraveling rumors about France’s last sanctioned duel (trial by combat) to death between Jean de Carrouges (Damon) and Jacques Le Gris (Driver), two friends turned rivals.
RELEASE DATE OCT. 22
Denis Villeneuve directs the big-screen adaptation of American author Frank Herbert’s science-fiction bestseller. The mythical story follows Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), who travels to the most dangerous planet to ensure the future of his family and his people. The A-list cast includes Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, David Dastmalchian, Dave Bautista and more.
THE FRENCH DISPATCH
RELEASE DATE OCT. 22
Wes Anderson is at it again with an eccentric film bringing to life a collection of stories from the final issue of a fictional American magazine by expat journalists based in France. In true quirky Anderson fashion, the heavy-hitting cast includes Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Elisabeth Moss, Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park and Mathieu Amalric.
Will Smith plays Venus and Serena Williams’ father in King Richard
THE HARDER THEY FALL
RELEASE DATE NOV. 3
Director, writer and producer Jeymes Samuel reimagines the classic Western with an all-Black ensemble. The Western drama follows Nat Love (Jonathan Majors), who discovers his enemy Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) is being released from prison and seeks revenge. The starry cast includes Zazie Beetz, Idris Elba, R.J. Cyler, LaKeith Stanfield and Regina King.
RELEASE DATE NOV. 5
Academy Award-winning director Chloé Zhao takes her turn at the action-packed Marvel universe with a group of heroes from beyond the universe who had protected Earth and are forced to reunite to fight monstrous creatures called the Deviants. The star-studded ensemble includes Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie.
Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson star in Netflix’s Red Notice
RELEASE DATE NOV. 12
Writer-director Kenneth Branagh reflects back on his own childhood, as a 9-year-old in Northern Ireland during the intense religious and political conflicts of the late 1960s. While his surroundings were dramatically changing, he sought joy in the magic of the movies. The black-and-white film stars Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds, among others.
RELEASE DATE NOV. 12
A top FBI profiler (Dwayne Johnson) is on a hunt for the world’s most wanted criminals who are put on an Interpol-issued red notice. He finds himself forced to partner with a top criminal (Ryan Reynolds) in the middle of a heist to bring in the world’s most-wanted art thief (Gal Gadot). The action-packed adventure film, directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber, has the trio on a global game of cat-and-mouse.
Marvel Studios’ superhero film Eternals releases Nov. 5.
RELEASE DATE NOV. 19
Will Smith takes the title role of this true story about Richard Williams, a devoted father who helped raise two of the most gifted athletes of all time: Venus and Serena Williams. The film, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green, shows how the tennis legends from Compton reached athletic stardom against all odds due to their father’s guidance and perseverance. The moving film, which has both Venus and Serena serving as just two of the executive producers, shows the power of unwavering belief to achieve the impossible and how the Williams sisters changed the sport forever.
HOUSE OF GUCCI
RELEASE DATE NOV. 24
Based on the true story of the Gucci family, this film directed by Ridley Scott turns the spotlight to the family behind the legendary Italian fashion house. Spanning three generations, the focal point of this story of family, betrayal, love, control, loyalty and revenge centers on the shocking assassination of Maurizio Gucci. The starry cast includes Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston.
Jodie Comer stars in Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel
RELEASE DATE DEC. 17
Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali, who also serves as producer, stars alongside Glenn Close, Naomie Harris, Awkwafina and Adam Beach in this powerful drama. The emotional film from Benjamin Cleary is told through the eyes of a loving husband and father (Ali), who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and presented with an alternative solution by his doctor (Close).
Black-and-white film Belfast starring Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan and Judi Dench
RELEASE DATE DEC. 17
Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro is at the reins of this psychological thriller, based on the 1946 novel by William Lindsay Gresham. Set in the world of carnival con men, the much-anticipated film portrays a corrupt mentalist (Bradley Cooper) who teams up with a deceitful psychiatrist to con people into giving them money and gets swindled himself. The ensemble cast includes Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Rooney Mara and more.
Lady Gaga stars in House of Gucci, a film spotlighting the Italian fashion house.
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