Jason Day previews the upcoming scheduled cinema releases for February and March 2021.
A happy New Year for some but certainly not for cinemas. After a brief reopening before Christmas then a dark spell during the festive break, they are yet to open for punters in 2021.
Lockdown #3 means they are closed until at least the middle of February. A minor inconvenience for some, but a real frustration for those like me who see cinema as a very essential service!
Here’s the pick of what’s scheduled for a possible Feb/March release.
Cinderella (February 5)
Musical fairy tale adaptation about a servant girl romanced by a Prince. Camila Cabello stars as Cinders, Idina Menzel (Frozen) is her wicked stepmother.
Promising Young Woman (February 12)
For me this is the movie to see in Feb. Carey Mulligan is a woman who exacts revenge on men who take advantage of inebriated women.
Romeo & Juliet (February 12)
25th birthday re-issue of Baz Luhrmann’s dazzling take on Shakespeare, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes as the starcrossed lovers.
Nomadland (February 19)
Frances McDormand stars as a woman who, after losing everything in a recession, embarks on a journey through the American west, living as a van-dwelling nomad.
Supernova (March 5)
Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth star in this moving drama about a gay couple facing up to Tucci’s dementia. They are determined he is remembered for his glorious, past self.
Locked Down (March 5)
A cinematic Covid offering with this heist romcom. Quarrelling couple Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor are breaking up as a lockdown is announced. They make peace in order to rob Harrods.
Tom and Jerry: The Movie (March 19)
The famous frenemies are holed up in a posh hotel. Chloe Grace Moritz is an ambitious employee determined to get rid of mouse Jerry by using cat Tom.
Crisis (March 26)
Not a pandemic crisis, but a pharmacological one – in triplicate! Three narratives about prescription drug abuse are combined. Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer and Evangeline Lily star.
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