2021 Movie Wrap Weekend

by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
2021 Movie Wrap Weekend

It's the last weekend of the COVID 19 come back year.

Spiderman" No Way Home refuted the cinemas are dying fear with record breaking boxoffice amid another pandemic warning. This time (so far) no mass closures.

The checkered history of Spidey has now become forgotten, since Columbia teamed with MCU to bring their spins into the current context. 

"No Way Home" has crushed the competition swinging to over  one billion dollar world wide safely stuck in his web. 

Counter programmed "Sing 2" brought out the younger crowds pushing it to the #2 slow above the hybrid released "Matrix Recurrections." 

Traditionally, the final weekend of the year slots no new wide releases. 2021 will not be different. It's an opportunity for under performers like Nightmare Alley, West Side Story, and Journey for Jordan to display some legs, and for, the limited wide release of Licorice Pizza to build word of mouth. This 1983 California coming of age tale tackles the Me Too concept in action. 

The King's Men and American Underdog will duke it out in the mid portion of the top ten. Hold overs Encanto, House of Gucci, and Afterlife will jostle for the bottom tier. Before Scream and Sesame Street arrive Jan. 14, an all female spy thriller in the Bourne mindset will premiere. 

Will any speciality film leap for an expansion (or will it be a COVID to blame break? ) as the multiple auditorium showtimes subside --- or continue to keep crowds in one auditorium pandemic rationed? 

 

THE 355 Jan 2022

Sometimes one movie leads to another, and not in the form of a sequel. While shooting the X-Men movie DARK PHOENIX, star Jessica Chastain pitched an idea to writer/director Simon Kinberg about a team of espionage agents from across the globe who band together to tackle a nearly-invisible threat.

Now we are looking forward to the final result: THE 355, which stars Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o, Diane Kruger, Penélope Cruz, and Bingbing Fan, all directed by Kinberg. Check out the trailer for THE 355 below, and see why this high-energy espionage movie is set to rattle your concept of a spy thriller.

THE 355 explains the title; it's a reference to the first female spy in the US, who worked for George Washington. The trailer sets up high stakes — a potential third world war — and introduces the coalition of intelligence agents from the US, UK, Germany, China, and Colombia that come together to oppose it. There's a sense of action tinged with a Bond-ready level of glitz and fashion, and suggestions of danger, betrayal, and loss.

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 Continuing Friday

Poster of American UnderdogTRAILER ▶

AMERICAN UNDERDOGPG

Drama
1 hr. 52 min.

CAST
Zachary Levi, Anna Paquin, Dennis Quaid

DIRECTOR
Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Some Thematic Material12:30PM3:30PM6:30PM9:10PM

Poster of A Journal for JordanTRAILER ▶

A JOURNAL FOR JORDANPG-13

Drama/Romance
2 hr. 11 min.

CAST
Michael B. Jordan, Chanté Adams, Jalon Christian

DIRECTOR
Denzel Washington

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DDrug Use; Language; Partial Nudity; Some Sexual Content12:20PM3:20PM6:20PM9:20PM

Poster of The King's ManTRAILER ▶

THE KING'S MANR

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 11 min.

CAST
Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, Charles Dance

DIRECTOR
Matthew Vaughn

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Sexual Material; Strong Bloody Violence12:40PM3:40PM6:40PM9:40PM

Poster of The Matrix ResurrectionsTRAILER ▶

THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONSR

SciFi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
2 hr. 28 min.

CAST
Keanu Reeves, Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Christina Rrcci, Carrie-Anne Moss, Ellen Hollman, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Daniel Bernhardt

DIRECTOR
Lana Wachowski

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Violence12:00PM1:15PM3:15PM4:30PM6:30PM7:45PM9:45PM

Poster of Sing 2TRAILER ▶

SING 2PG

Animation, Musical
1 hr. 50 min.

CAST
Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Pharrell Williams

DIRECTOR
Garth Jennings

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DMild Peril; Mild Violence; Some Rude Material12:00PM12:50PM3:00PM3:50PM6:00PM6:50PM9:30PM

Poster of Nightmare AlleyTRAILER ▶

NIGHTMARE ALLEY R

Drama/Suspense/Thriller
2 hr. 20 min.

CAST
Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, David Strathairn

DIRECTOR
Guillermo del Toro

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Nudity; Some Sexual Content; Strong Bloody Violence1:15PM4:40PM8:15PM

 No Way HomeTRAILER ▶

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOMEPG-13

Action/Adventure, SciFi/Fantasy, Comedy
2 hr. 28 min.

CAST
Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina, Tony Revolori

DIRECTOR
Jon Watts

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DAction; Language; Rude Humor; Violence11:50AM1:00PM3:05PM4:15PM4:45PM6:20PM7:30PM9:00PM9:30PM9:35PM 3DAction; Language; Rude Humor; Violence1:30PM8:00PM

Poster of West Side StoryTRAILER ▶

WEST SIDE STORYPG-13

Drama/Musical
2 hr. 36 min.

CAST
Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, Corey Stoll, Maddie Ziegler, Brian d'Arcy James

DIRECTOR
Steven Spielberg

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DSmoking; Some Suggestive Material; Some Thematic Material; Strong Language; Strong Violence12:30PM4:00PM7:40PM

Poster of EncantoTRAILER ▶

ENCANTOPG

Animation/Family
1 hr. 49 min.

CAST
Stephanie Beatriz, Diane Guerrero, Wilmer Valderrama, Rhenzy Feliz, Angie Cepeda, Maluma

DIRECTOR
Byron Howard, Jared Bush

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DMild Peril; Some Thematic Material12:40PM3:40PM6:40PM9:30PM

Poster of House of GucciTRAILER ▶

HOUSE OF GUCCIR

Drama
2 hr. 38 min.

CAST
Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Selma Hayek, Al Pacino

DIRECTOR
Ridley Scott

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DBrief Nudity; Language; Some Sexual Content; Violence12:45PM7:50PM

 AfterlifeTRAILER ▶

GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFEPG-13

Action/Adventure/Comedy/Horror
2 hr. 04 min.

CAST
Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Annie Potts, Paul Rudd

DIRECTOR
Jason Reitman

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DSuggestive References; Supernatural Action12:50PM3:50PM6:50PM9:40PM

Poster of Clifford the Big Red DogTRAILER ▶

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOGPG

Family, Animation
1 hr. 36 min.

CAST
Jack Whitehall, Darby Camp, Tony Hale, Sienna Guillory, David Alan Grier, Russell Wong, John Cleese

DIRECTOR
Walt Becker

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DAction; Impolite Humor; Some Thematic Material11:50AM2:15PM4:40PM7:05PM