With new releases around the corner, it’s a good time to get ahead and take a sneak peak of what to expect. Whether horror is your thing, or you want to keep up with your favorite cinematic series, there is sure to be something here to like.
As a huge fan of the 2019 mystery film Knives Out (2019) I was ecstatic to learn of Rian Johnson’s (he/him) next installment to it. Releasing on Netflix on December 23rd, 2022, the sequel titled Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) follows Daniel Craig (he/him) once again taking up the role of Benoit Blanc, investigating a death at a tech billionaire’s private Greek island. Something to point out is that there will be a release of the film in select theaters between the 23rd-29th of November, which yours truly will be attending. There hasn’t been all too much revealed about it but with how great Knives Out was, I have confidence that this one will be just as funny and mysterious with intrigue galore.
Now, if mystery isn’t of interest, there’s still many more kinds of films to come. If the trailer’s wildly random dancing android doll hadn’t come across your socials, then I’d like to introduce you to M3GAN (2023), a film following an AI programmed doll, played by Amie Donald (she/her), that certainly stands in the uncanny valley, which has been given to the designer’s niece. It’s a horror film so as you can assume chaos ensues along with bloody murder. It releases in theaters on January 6th, 2023, and to me it seems like dumb fun so watch it if you get the chance.
If you want something more purposefully funny but still trying to unnerve, Anya Taylor Joy (she/her) is playing alongside Ralph Fiennes (he/him) and Nicholas Hoult (he/him) in the film The Menu (2022) which will be releasing November 18th, 2022. It follows a young couple visiting an exclusive destination on an island where the chef has prepared a tasting menu, with a few shocking features to the whole ordeal. It’s well casted and the trailer shows off the witty humor quite well alongside not revealing too much on the film’s darker aspect.
Fans of Marvel won’t be missing out, as they will be getting a few new releases too. Years after the original, we’re finally getting Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), which will follow members of the Wakandan nation as they fight to protect the nation from world powers intervening post T’Challa’s death. Here we’ll have a few returning characters such as Letitia Wright’s (she/her) Shuri, Angela Bassett’s (she/her) Queen Ramonda and Daniel Kaluuya’s (he/him) W’Kabi, alongside new inclusions including Dominique Thorne (she/her) as Ironheart! Personally, I have a good feeling about this one, with the trailer showing plenty but not too much to give it away and how great the previous film was, especially its soundtrack.
Overall, there’s a handful of things to watch: fun stuff, mysterious stuff, and even more I couldn’t list out here.