Time to escape with a newly released blockbuster.
The movie and TV industry took a hard hit as a result of the pandemic. Hence why we feel that it’s important to support your local movie theatre and the global film industry by catching some blockbusters. Indeed, it’s the perfect weekend activity in your group of two. During Phase Two, cinemas have limited capacity and masks are compulsory, so you can feel safe as you exclusively engage in the best new cinema movies on earth. In no particular order, here are 8 of our favourite new flicks to catch at the cinema.
1. Black Widow
This record-breaking Marvel movie is the first of four phases. Marvel fans will be excited to see Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, taking centre stage in this action-packed thriller. Romanoff first appeared in Iron Man 2 in 2010, and went on to be featured in nine more Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. This film is set immediately after the 2016 movie Captain America: Civil War, and follows Romanoff on the run from a conspiracy and her dark past. With an award-winning cast, from Florence Pugh to Stranger Things‘ David Harbour, how could you possibly critique this one?
2. Jungle Cruise
This adventure fantasy flick is inspired by a theme park ride in Disneyland, Disney’s Jungle Cruise, and follows British Scientist, Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), who is on a mission to find an ancient tree in the Amazon that could potential change the future of medicine with its healing properties. Set during World War I, Houghton partners up with Captain Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson), whose flimsy boat she jumps aboard to trek down the Amazon. Indeed, it’s perfect for nostalgic-seeking adults, or parents wanting to take a child to the cinema.
3. Fast & Furious 9
Head on a global trek with the newest installation of this franchise. From LA, Edinburgh, London, Thailand and Georgia, The Fast & Furious is back and better than ever. Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) is enjoying life off the grid, with his son and Letty, when a new threat forces him to confront the sins of his dangerous past to protect his loved ones. The gang get back together to try to take down a vicious assassin, Jacob…Dom’s brother turned enemy. Yikes!
4. Hi Brother
This Chinese comedy drama flick tells the story of a brother and sister, Yang Tingfeng and Yang Tingyu, who are unimpressed when a new child joints the family, Li Sheng, the son of their stepfather. Though, Tingfeng quickly bonds with their new brother, which causes chaos for Tingyu. This movie explores family, relationships, love and survival. Certianly, one of the most iconic movies to watch in the cinema in Singapore right now.
5. Suicide Squad 2
The highly anticipated part two of Suicide Squad is finally coming to the big screen on August 5. In this film, all our favourite dangerous supervillains are on another government-infused mission led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis). But, this time they are literally threatened by Waller and her team, armed and dropped into the remote island of Corto Maltese to trek through the jungle and destroy their opponents. We can’t wait to see the chaos that unfolds with Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Peacemaker (John Cena), Bloodsport (Idris Elba), and the rest of the gang.
This bizarre new thriller, from the writer and director of the chilling Split, comes out on August 12. It follows a group of families on an exotic holiday who visit a secluded beach. After a short time there, they mysterious begin to age rapidly reducing their lives into one day. Watch in horror as the families try their best to get off the beach in order to reverse the effects and save their lives. Indeed, you’ll be thinking of this movie long after you leave the movie theatre.
7. In The Heights
What could be better than the director of Crazy Rich Asians and the creator of Hamilton teaming up to bring you this iconic musical drama movie? Escape to Washington Heights, a bustling community, filled with big dreams, culture, love, dancing and music. Meet struggling bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who hopes for a better life. Undoubtedly, this heartfelt flick is the escape you need from the pandemic right now.
8. A Quiet Place II
Emily Blunt and John Krasinksi give fascinating performances as they reprise their roles in this nail-biting sequel. After the horrifying events that destroyed their home, the Abbot family continue to fight for their survival in silence, while the sound-loving dangerous creators and other threats lurk in the shadows. Catch up on A Quiet Place I on Netflix before watching one of the best cinema movies of the year on the big screen.