2021 Most Anticipated
It's a new year, and I wish it were time for a new list! But due to the craziest year ever, here we have almost the same list as last years. Thanks a lot 2020. When I wrote last year's list I definitely could have never foreseen a worldwide pandemic preventing most of these movies from coming out. The landscape of cinema looks a lot different, but hope is on the horizon that things will one day get back to more normal. So while this list is very tentative and could change at any moment, let's take a look at the movies we have to look forward to this year.
10. THE BEATLES: GET BACK
Peter Jackson made this documentary with all new, never before seen footage of the fab four and as a big Beatles fan I couldn't be more excited to see it. The sneak peek Jackson posted to social media looked excellent and I was amazed at the quality of the footage.
9. SPIDER-MAN 3
I am in the small minority of movie goers who doesn't really enjoy the Tom Holland version of Spider-man, or the films in which he appears. That said, I can't ignore the intrigue around all the casting announcements of late which has this film poised to be a live action version of Into the Spider-Verse. I was a big fan of Andrew Garfield's portrayal and loved the Sam Raimi films with Tobey Maguire, so seeing both of them back on the big screen altogether would certainly be something. Still, I'm skeptical this will be nothing more than cameos and I'm keeping my expectations low.
8. A QUIET PLACE II
We were so close to getting this movie, and yet so far. I'm not sure when this one will come out, but seeing the first was a very memorable theater experience and I really hope the sequel can live up to the original.
7. BOND: NO TIME TO DIE
Another movie that was so close to its release date before the world shut down. I'm excited to see Daniel Craig's likely final outing as Bond and hope it can match the highs of his previous work as Bond (see Casino Royale, Skyfall) and not the lows (Quantum of Solace, Spectre.)
6. GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
I'm not positive the tone of this trailer is just right for a Ghostbusters sequel (it looks like it has a lot more of a Stranger Things vibe than a goofy comedy), but I'm definitely willing to see what Jason Reitman has up his sleeve.
5. HALLOWEEN KILLS
We really could have used this Halloween sequel last Halloween, but alas... it gets pushed til 2021. Jamie Lee Curtis was having so much fun in the last movie, I'm excited to see her next rematch with the basically immortal Michael Meyers. Hopefully it's worth the wait!
4. THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT
The first Conjuring film remains one of the best horror movies of the last ten years. While the sequel was a bit more uneven, it was still pretty solid and I absolutely love Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in these roles. However, I'm really hoping the director change doesn't bring down the quality.
So if James Wan was enticed away from making The Conjuring 3 for this, it must be really good right?? At least that's my sincere hope. Not much is known here as the plot details are being kept under lock and key, but as a huge lover of horror it's definitely on my radar.
2. LAST NIGHT IN SOHO
Edgar Wright is one of my favorite directors and his last film, Baby Driver, was my favorite movie of 2017. I will watch anything he does. Pair him with Anya Taylor-Joy, Hollywood's latest "It girl", make it a horror/thriller and you have my undivided attention. Cannot wait.
I am so excited to finally see this film... whenever we get to see it. The novel Dune was a huge inspiration on the sci-fi genre in cinema, so it's pretty exciting to see the OG sci-fi story get a proper grand adaptation (granted, I've never seen the 80's version.) Denis Villeneuve is one of the best directors working today and after achieving the impossible in making a critically adored sequel to Blade Runner, he seems poised once again to give us something great here.