Why not head to the movies to watch the best new cinema movies on earth in support of the global film industry after COVID-19? This season in particular, there are supernatural blockbusters, action-packed thrillers, heartwarming romance films, and much more. Here’s 11 of the best new movies to catch at the cinema this season in Singapore.
1. The Equalizer 3
Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall in the third movie for this popular franchise. In Equalizer 3, we find McCall has dropped his life as a government assassin and lives in Southern Italy seeking peace. However, he soon learns that his new friends are under control from the ruthless mafia in Sicily – so he becomes their protector. Interestingly, Dakota Fanning and Denzel Washington reunite after 20 years since the blockbuster Man On Fire.
2. Past Lives
This heartwarming Korean and English language movie tells the story of two deeply connected childhood friends who met in South Korea. However, the pair are wrest apart when Nora’s (Greta Lee) family move to America leaving Hae Sung (Teo Yoo) heartbroken. Two decades later, the pair reunited for one week in New York City as they confront destiny, love, and the choices that made their lives so far.
3. The Exorcist: Believer
Halloween fans are in for a treat on October 12 when one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the year is released in Singapore. Starring Ellen Burstyn and Leslie Odom Jr., who team up to confront a demon possessing single father Tanner’s daughter Angela and her friend Katherine. Chris MacNeil, played by Burstyn, is the only person alive who has witnessed this behaviour – and in turn, the only person who can save his daughter from a faith worse than death.
4. The Creator
Mark your calendars for September 28 when The Creator hits the big screen. The plot takes place in a future impacted by a war between humans and artificial intelligence, where ex-special forces agent Joshua (John David Washington) is recruited to hunt down and kill the creator of advanced AI. Joshua and his team learn that The Creator is in possession of a mystery weapon that could end of the war and all of mankind. However, they soon learn that this weapon is an AI in the form of a little girl – which makes their plans very difficult.
5. The Nun II
Horror fans around the world are loving this to entry in the Conjuring universe of movies. Reprising their roles are Taissa Farmiga and Bonnie Aarons, with new talent like Storm Reid making the movie even more entertaining. It’s set in a 1956 France, when a priest is violently murdered and Sister Irene once again comes face-to-face with a powerful evil entity.
6. The Marvels
Marvel Studios is back with another blockbuster featuring a stellar cast on November 9. Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken her revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But in this movie, her powers get entangled with two other superheroes, Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, forcing them to work together to save the universe.
7. A Haunting In Venice
Another eerie movie set to be released on September 14 in Singapore just in time for Halloween. It follows a Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) in a post-World War II Venice. He reluctantly attends a séance at Halloween in a haunted palazzo, but when one of the guests is murdered, he takes on the role of trying to find out what happened.
Last chance to see in cinemas this season:
The highly-anticipated Barbie movie finally hits movie theatres worldwide this July. So if you can’t jet off to the real-life Barbie Dreamhouse for a stay with Airbnb, catch this movie in cinemas before it leaves. It takes a spin on the classic Barbie, where Barbie and Ken are enjoying life in the plastically fantastic Barbie world. However, they soon learn life isn’t as fabulous as they think when they get the chance to go to the real world.
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Cinema lovers globally went into a frenzy about what movie they would see first back in July when both Barbie and this were released on the same date. With an award-winning cast, the feature documentary movie explores how one American man’s intelligence changed the nature of war forever when he created nuclear weapons, but it led to the deaths of thousands of people.
10. No Hard Feelings
On the brink of losing her home, Maddie played by Jennifer Lawrence, agrees to try and bring a wealthy couple’s introverted, awkward 19-year-old son out of his shell. However, it isn’t as easy as Maddie thinks because the boy is harder to seduce than expected. Certainly, one of the best new comedies movies to watch before it finishes in the cinema.
This animation, comedy flick is the perfect movie to bring children to. Disney and Pixar teamed up to create a city where fire, land, water and air residents live together. In the story, an unlikely pair find common ground.