Reel Reviewer Column: Camila Cabello as Cinders

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.

You can read more in-depth reviews from Jason by following him on Twitter: @Reelreviewer

This feature was published in the February and March 2021 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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