THiNC. Movie Spotlight #51

THiNC. Movie Spotlight Number Fifty One. I love finding new movies. I’ve been hunting, and scrounging for new movies for so long now I’ve turned it into an art form. (Want a hint on how I do it? You guys! hahaha. You guys email me, text me, ping me on discord, etc. That and also from my own research from the trades. I wasn’t smitten by MacBeth, but I had a good time with The Matrix, and was really intrigued by Don’t Look Up.

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Swan Song – Apple TV

Swan Song looked like it was a deeply dramatic familial struggle with cancer. Which is why I passed over it at first. But after it came out late last week I had to give it another pass. It’s actually about a terminal case of cancer AND a cloning machine. Which immediately made me do an about face once learning that. And early indications from the discord chat group about this one is that it’s worth the time. So give this one a watch and let me know what you think of it.

Schemes in Antiques – December 17th

Adapted from Ma Boyong’s novel of the same name, the film tells the story of a series of adventures that occurred when the descendants of the five veins made a wish to find out the truth about the Buddha head of Wu Zetian Mingtang in the Tang Dynasty.

The Matrix Resurrections – Theaters – Dec. 22nd

I’m hearing that, if anything, Matrix Resurrections might be TOO meta for it’s own benefit. Which, if I’m being honest, says, RIGHT UP THE THiNC. ALLEY, and I just can’t wait for this one. I don’t know what the synopsis is for this one, because I’m refusing to watch all spoilers, I’m not reading any deets, anything. Going in “blind” on this one. I’ll see you at IMAX opening night…

Don’t Look Up – December 24th – Netflix

“Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh.” Looks like a decent laugh – but we’ll just have to keep an eye on the reception on this one.

The Tragedy of Macbeth – December 25th – Theaters

A24 – Check. Denzel – Check. Joel Coen – Check. [Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth!! Check! CY] Shakespeare – Check. Gritty Black & White? – Check. This is going to be an amazing take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies, MacBeth. I personally cannot wait. But I also proposed to my wife at a Shakespearean Festival. So, yeah. You will know better if this is your… cuppa, as it were.

Margrete – Queen of the North – Limited – Dec. 17th

Are international movies more your idea of fun? And historical dramas to boot? Then Margrete is the film for you. This looks fantastic. I mean, check out this plot description: “The year is 1402. Margrete has achieved what no man has managed before. She has gathered Denmark, Norway and Sweden into a peace-oriented union, which she single-handedly rules through her young, adopted, son Erik. The union is beset by enemies, however, and Margrete is therefore planning a marriage between Erik and an English princess. An alliance with England should secure the union’s status as an emerging European power but a breathtaking conspiracy is under way that can tear Margrete and all she believes in apart.

Coming Soon – Watch List:

The Edge of War – Dec. 31st, (1/31 Netflix)
The 355 – January 7th – Theaters
See For Me – January 7th – Theaters
Delicious – January 14th – Digital
Cyrano – Dec. 31st – January 21, Theaters
Compartment No. 6 – January 26th – Theaters?
You Won’t Be Alone – January 28th – Theaters?
The Worst Person in the World – February 22nd – Norway
The Pink Cloud – March 1st – digital
The Batman – March 4, 2022 – Theaters

There you have it – THiNC. Movie Spotlight #51. If you’d like to read more of our THiNC. Spotlight recommendations, you can do that right here.

Edited by: CY