As we look forward to the end of a very difficult year, the line-up of films for 2021 makes us long for it that much more! These exciting titles will have moviegoers slavering in anticipation. Interesting storylines, fantastic actors, and some of the most acclaimed directors in the world have ensured that things can only get better, especially regarding the movies!
The Beatles: Get Back by Peter Jackson
The latest title by Peter Jackson starring The Beatles was originally scheduled to open at the end of September 2020 but has been pushed to August 27, 2021. It follows on from his widely acclaimed documentary on World War 1, They Shall Not Grow Old. Jackson uses never-before-seen behind the scenes footage of the band in a chronicle that covers the recording of the Let It Be album released in 1970. It also shows us more about their iconic performance on the Apple Records rooftop in London, England.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, by Michael Chaves
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are back in everyone’s favourite horror franchise, The Conjuring. In The Devil Made Me Do It, they once more assume their roles as the infamous paranormal investigator Ed and Lorraine Warren. The film again focuses on one of the real cases the Warrens probed which involved a man accused of murder invoking demonic possession as his defence.
The Father, by Florian Zeller
The Father sees the debut of a true dream team in terms of filmmaking, Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman. It is scheduled to hit the big stream on the 26th of February next year, pushed from the 18th of December 2020. It is based on a French play, Le Père, written in 2012 by the film’s co-writer and director, Zeller. It follows an ageing man, Hopkins, struggling with losing his memory and his daughter, Colman, who moves in with him to help look after him.
It looks to be pretty gruelling, so be sure to schedule something light-hearted for just after! Lay out a good book next to your bed, go for dinner with a friend, or play some online Bingo Canada!
The Last Duel, by Ridley Scott
Two years after Scott did the unimaginable, reshooting All the Money in the World mere weeks before it was released, he’s back with The Last Duel. He takes a trip back in time in a different way with this film which features Ben Affleck, Jodie Comer, and Matt Damon in an Edwardian historical-drama-thriller.
The Many Saints of Newark, by Alan Taylor
Simultaneously releasing on HBO Max and the big screen on March 12 2021, The Many Saints of Newark gives fans of The Sopranos a way to dig a little deeper into the workings of the original anti-hero. Since James Gandolfini passed away in 2013, however, the only option was a prequel.
With Gandolfini’s own son Michael portraying the young Tony Soprano, Taylor directs this look back at how he became what he became. Jon Bernthal, Ray Liotta, and Vera Farmiga will play supporting roles.