There are many new Halloween releases, and now we have some Christmas release news as well. A Boy Called Christmas is one of the Netflix original Christmas films coming to the streamer in 2021.
Christmas 2021 will have some exciting new releases on the streamer. Including: The Last Duel, Antlers, Eternals, The French Dispatch and Squid Game. Netflix is getting us in the holiday spirit.
Marvel Studios’ third of four 2021 releases is just three weeks away, and it promises to kick off the holiday movie season in a big way. How might Eternals streaming fare in its domestic box office run?
A whole new group of superheros are headed to the MCU for Marvel’s Phase 4 in the form of the Eternals, immortal beings who helped shape the course of humanity from on high. Among the god-like heroes are Angelina Jolie (“Salt”), Salma Hayek (“Frida”), and Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”). Directed by Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland,”) “Eternals” will be in theaters Nov. 5.
Confirmed by Disney earlier this fall, Eternals will be exclusive to movie theaters for at least 45 days — meaning no cannibalization of box office receipts with a simultaneous streaming release — and a strong corridor throughout the holiday season. The film will also have a lock on IMAX and PLF screens for two weeks before Antlers streaming debuts in theaters on Oct. 29.
There’s a reason why the last few years have seen the horror landscape predominantly dominated by stories about trauma and grief. When done right, this can add a layer of existential and creeping dread that stays with you longer than any monster or killer can. Antlers lives in the space between minimalistic arthouse horror films that place emotional character drama over scares, while also trying to be a gruesome creature feature. While it does have effective horror imagery and a phenomenal monster, as well as thought-provoking ideas about parental neglect and trauma, it doesn’t fully come together in a cohesive and satisfying way.
In its opening scene, director Scott Cooper introduces us to a small town in Oregon where the problems are not supernatural, but very much human. Drugs, unemployment, and domestic abuse are monsters that are already plaguing the town, and kids show up at school with clear signs of neglect, but everyone seems to turn a blind eye to avoid taking responsibility for others.
Told in a series of three intertwining tales, the film shares the history of the French bureau of a fictional Kansas newspaper (seemingly inspired by The New Yorker) as it publishes its final issue. Like many Wes Anderson films, The French Dispatch streaming will be gorgeous to look at and feature some of his favorite Hollywood stars. Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Jeffrey Wright, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson represent less than half of the A-list talent in the film, which lands in theaters Oct. 22.
There are many new Halloween releases, and now we have some Christmas release news as well. A Boy Called Christmas streaming is one of the Netflix original Christmas films coming to the streamer in 2021.
The film was produced by Blueprint Films and StudioCanal and was written by Ol Parker and directed by Gil Kenan.
Released on Sept. 17, Squid Game has taken the world by storm. The nine-episode Korean thriller, created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, who wrote and directed the 2017 film, The Fortress, follows Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) as he and “hundreds of other desperate and deeply indebted contestants compete in a violent and often grotesque competition for about $38 million,
The South Korean series has resonated worldwide, tapping into growing economic fears and becoming the Squid Game streaming service’s most popular release to date, with 111 million views in the first 28 days. At home, though, the show’s popularity has been inseparable from the country’s very real crisis of mounting household debt, gaping inequality and a weak social safety net with significant blind spots.
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Good Day Arkansas film reviewer Michael Cook takes a look at “The Last Duel” hitting theaters this weekend, and The Last Duel streaming now playing at Century Suncoast which is available now on multiple streaming platform.
This question, posed to Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer), encapsulates the true history behind The Last Duel, director Ridley Scott’s new film opening in theaters Oct. 15. Based on the 2004 book of the same name by Eric Jager, a professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles and a specialist in medieval literature, the film uses its titular event—the last judicial duel in French history, held in Paris in December 1386—to delve deeply into the Middle Ages’ complex politics of gender, female agency, religious morality and sexual ethics.