As movie theaters attempt to bounce back from the pandemic’s impacts, Hollywood has released a variety of new films to the delight of moviegoers. From horror to action to romantic comedies, here are five must-see movies to add to your watchlist:
1. A Quiet Place Part II
The sequel to the hit horror film A Quiet Place, this movie picks up directly where the previous one left off. The remaining members of the Abbott family must navigate the outside world, learning that the monsters hunting them aren’t the only threat they face. John Krasinski directs his wife Emily Blunt, along with newcomers Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou, in this suspenseful and terrifying addition to the franchise.
2. F9: The Fast Saga
The latest installment in the Fast & Furious franchise sees Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his team face their toughest challenge yet: Toretto’s long-lost brother (John Cena). With the usual over-the-top action scenes and high-speed car chases, this movie promises to be a fun and entertaining ride.
3. In the Heights
Based on the Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights follows the residents of the predominantly Latino Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City as they navigate love, life, and their dreams. With an all-star cast, including Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also produced and co-wrote the music for the movie, this film is a celebration of community, culture, and music.
4. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
The third installment in the popular horror series, The Conjuring, sees paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) investigate a chilling murder case. The couple must face their most challenging investigation yet, as they attempt to save a young boy’s soul from a demonic possession while dealing with their own personal demons.
This live-action movie tells the origin story of the infamous 101 Dalmatians villain, Cruella de Vil. Set against the backdrop of 1970s London, Emma Stone portrays the young fashion designer as she rises from a downtrodden orphan to a fashion icon, complete with a distinctive punk rock style. With an all-star cast and stunning costumes, this movie promises to be a unique and stylish take on a classic villain.
In conclusion, Hollywood has offered up a diverse range of films for moviegoers to enjoy. From the suspenseful horror of A Quiet Place II to the joyful musical notes of In the Heights, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to add these five films to your watchlist for a movie marathon sure to cure your pandemic blues.