While there were good films in 2021, there was a lack of groundbreaking movies to rave about. Unlike years past, films like A PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, PARASITE or THE REVENANT were water-cooler talk. However, that is not to say I didn't enjoy a dozen films released this past year, and a handful of the worst projects.
In year two of the pandemic era, some audiences were comfortable enough to return to the movie theaters but not in droves like in pre-pandemic times. Five of the top highest grossing films were superhero films with the remaining being sequels and one original property. Below are your highest-grossing films of 2021 at the domestic box office.
The upcoming new original Pantaya series Señorita 89 will explore the dark nature behind beauty pageants in which women are essentially manufactured to win the crown. Produced by SPENCER director Pablo Larrain and Juan de Diol Larrain, the new trailer presents a sinister tale set around the 1989’s Miss Mexico beauty pageant.
An actor's dream team assembles for a kick-ass action movie, THE 355 with Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o, Bingbing Fan, Édgar Ramirez and Sebastian Stan. In this new featurette titled Pack a Punch, they take us behind the scenes of the fight choreography.
In the latest trailer for THE BATMAN, the Dark Knight (Robert Pattinson) has met Selina Kyle (Zoe Kravitz) aka Cat Woman and the preview teases their friend or foe relationship. Watch the trailer which teases this Batman iteration might just top Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT.
The original SCREAM movie premiered 25 years ago with iconic horror director Wes Craven at the helm. With the fifth film in the franchise coming to theaters January, the returning and new cast members dedicate the movie to the late director in this featurette.
The events started in SPIDER-MAN NO WAY HOME will have consequences in DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS when parallel worlds collide and bring about an alternate devilish-looking Doctor Strange, Rachel McAdams return, Elizabeth Olsen reprises the Scarlet Witch role and introduces Ms. America played by Xochitl Gomez (THE BABYSITTER'S CLUB). The first teaser which was included as a post-credit scene in the latest Tom Holland movie has finally dropped along with new images and a poster.
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Kenneth Branagh returns to direct and star in another Agatha Christie murder mystery with DEATH ON THE NILE with an all-star ensemble cast that includes Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Sophie Okonedo, Letitia Wright (BLACK PANTHER) and Hollywood outcast Armie Hammer whose minimized in the preview.
Lana Wachowski recruited his Sense8 cast for THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS including Erendira Ibarra. CineMovie chatted with the Mexican actress about starring with Keanu Reeves who she calls the "coolest dude in the world" and a perfectionist on set. She also reveals the grueling part about playing "Lexy" in the fourth follow-up.
Javier Bardem portrays Desi Arnaz in BEING THE RICARDOS alongside Nicole Kidman as Lucile Ball. What he found most interesting about Arnaz was his love and support for his wife and I Love Lucy costar. In Aaron Sorkin's BEING THE RICARDOS, Arnaz, was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. If it weren't for his connections, our favorite red head's career may have ended once she was blacklisted as a Communist.