From sci-fi and sequels to super-hero movies, retros and films inspired by online casino South Africa slots, 2022 promises to provide movie aficionados with a banner year of great viewing. After 2 years of pandemic-induced set shutdowns, movie-goers can look forward to a year of inspiring, engaging and compelling entertainment.
Many of the movies scheduled for release haven’t yet been reviewed but early indications suggest that there are a number of exciting films that you should watch out for this year. They include:
The Harry Potter film series may have ended but there’s still lots of imagination and creativity coming from Hogwarts and the Wizarding World franchise. Fantastic Beasts follows the storyline of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).
Two additional Fantastic Beasts movies are currently in production.
Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams and others come together in a new adventure as Alex Dumbledore tasks Newt Scamander and his cohorts with taking on Gellert Grindelwald and his army of dark wizards.
The story starts in the 1930s when Newt helps a Qilin give birth. A Qilin is a magical creature that can see into the future as well as into one’s soul. The Qilin is killed by Credence Barebone and his cronies, allies of Gellert Grindelwald. They kidnap the baby and Grindelwald kills it in a bid to harness its abilities of precognition. The newborn, however, had a twin which Grindelwald and Barebone didn’t know.
Newt saves the twin . Now, almost 100 years later, Newt Is tasked with defeating Grindelwald who is trying to turn the Wizarding World against the Muggle World. Grindelwald revives the Qilin that he killed so that it will acknowledge him as the head of the Wizarding World but Newt produces the twin and the battle is on!
Top Gun: Mavrick
Mavrick fans, Tom Cruise Fans and Top Gun fans have plenty to look forward to this May when Top Gun: Mavrick is released. The film, which stars, in addition to Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris is a sequel to the 1986 Top Gun.
Captain Mitchell – “Maverick” has now completed 30 years of service as a test pilot. His skills are needed to train a group of Top Gun graduates for a new mission and he must do so based on the orders of his former rival, Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky who now commands the Pacific fleet.
Mavrick finds himself confronting the ghosts of his past when he finds that one of the pilots who is training with him is the son of Maverick’s late friend Lt. Nick Bradshaw.
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
Even at age 96 Mel Brooks is a force of nature and you can assume that any film with which he is associated is going to be a doozy. So it is with Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank which was inspired by Brooks’ well-known 70s film Blazing Saddles and features the voice of Brooks himself along with Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Cera, Gabriel Iglesias, George Takei, Michelle Yeoh, Djimon Hounsou and others.
This computer-animated martial arts comedy film follows the story of Hank, a loveable dog who dreams of becoming a great samurai. He sets off to realize his dreams but finds himself in the unfriendly town of Kakamucho where the residents view him with suspicion – understandably because they’re all cats.
Hank gets mixed up in the dastardly Ika Chu’s plan to rid Kakamucho of its cat inhabitants. Chu needs Hank and is just on the cusp of tricking Hank into teaming up with him when the feisty kitten Emiko and the once-mighty Samurai Jimbo who has fallen from grace teach him how to use samurai skills for the good of all.
Colin Firth heads a solid cast in this retelling of a true-life narrative of Operation Mincemeat, the successful Allied operation that aimed to deceive the Nazis in order to effect the invasion of Sicily. Using the body of a man who had died, British intelligence dressed the dead man in the uniform of a Royal Marines officer and gave him the identity of Captain (Acting Major) William Martin.
Intelligence placed personal correspondence on his body that indicated that the Allies were planning to invade Sardinia and Greece but would try to trick the Nazis by distracting them with an operation in Sicily. The British, with the support of the Americans, released the body on the southern coast of Spain. It was found by a Spanish fisherman who reported it to local authorities. They, in turn, shared copies of the documents with German military intelligence.
The Germans fell for the ruse and shifted reinforcements to Sardinia and Greece, paving the way for the successful Allied invasion of Sicily. The Operation Mincemeat film mixes fiction with fact to deliver a film that is thrilling, romantic, tense, surprising and even, at times, funny.
Mrs Harris Goes To Paris
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is a period drama that follows the journey of a widowed cleaning lady who is living in London in the 1950s. The normally undemonstrative Mrs. Harris falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress and travels to Paris to get one of her own. Her yearning for the Dior becomes an obsession as she works, gambles and starves to raise the needed funds.
Based on the novel Mrs ‘Aarris Goes to Paris,” the film follows Mrs. Harris as she focuses on her dream and in doing so, changes herself and the House of Dior as well. The movie stars Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs and Lambert Wilson.