THiNC. Movie Spotlight #56

I love hunting down interesting, promising, new movies and shows. And this weeks list is pretty tight. Lots of really fantastic films here. Thanks to all the people that help make this list happen each week. You guys are awesome. First though, a note on last week’s spotlight, I adored Italian Studies… you have to check that one out. Really enjoyed it. Stoked about this week’s list… especially Aubrey Plaza! And this list is so gloriously good, so beyond the normal movie list pale that I’m going to leave this donate button, right here:

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Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre – January 21st

Jason Statham, Guy Richie, Audrey Plaza. I mean. Come on. “Five Eyes, the international intelligence agency, recruits MI6 agent Orson Fortune to prevent the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order.”

Cyrano – January 21, Theaters

Was chatting with a few friends this week about movies that were coming, and someone else brought up Cyrano (which has been on our watch list for a couple months now) and another person at the lunch table had no idea what the story of Cyrano de Bergerac was about. I was like… uh. Edmond Rostand? late 19th century? One of the greatest love stories of all time? Re-imagined in countless different ways? Gah! Regardless, I’m looking forward to this adaptation. We’ll have to see how well they land this one.

Archive 81 – Netflix

I think a few people over on Discord have started watching Archive 81 and have been enjoying it. You know the conceit, a video restoration expert is hired to do a job. The job is to restore some tapes that were damaged in a fire that may or may not have killed people, and that was covered up. Or something. I’ve only watched one episode, so I really don’t know much more than that. But I’ve been enjoying it so far, and apparently the ending has a few surprises to it that make it worth the watch.

Arctic Void – January 14th

Dunno – maybe this one will be awful. Reminds me a lot of that limited series, The Head. But who knows? Would love to know if anyone watches. “When almost everyone vanishes from a tourist ship in the Arctic, fear becomes the master for the three who remain. Forced ashore and alone in the elements, the men deteriorate in body and mind with the clock now ticking on their survival. In the end, a dark truth emerges that forces them to ally or perish.”

Mug – January 14th

This one won’t be for everyone! But if black international comedies spin your wheels? Maybe? I’m really intrigued. “Jacek loves heavy metal, his girlfriend and his dog. His family, his small hometown, his fellow parishioners all see him as an amusing freak. Jacek works at the construction site for what is supposed to become the tallest statue of Jesus in the World. When a severe accident disfigures him completely, all eyes turn to him as he undergoes the first facial transplant in the country.”

Coming Soon – Watch List:

The Last Tycoons – January 18th
Munich: The Edge of War – January 21st
Two Deaths of Henry Baker Movie – January 25th – streaming
Last Letter – January 25th
Compartment No. 6 – January 26th – limited
You Won’t Be Alone – January 28th – Theaters?
Stop and Go – January 29th – streaming?
The Black Phone – February 4th
The Worst Person in the World – February 4th – Norway
Ambulance – February 18th
Death on the Nile – February 11th – Theaters
The Outfit – Feb 25
The Pink Cloud – March 1st – digital
The Batman – March 4, 2022 – Theaters
Bullet Train – April 8th
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent – April 22nd
Nope – July 27th

There you have it – THiNC. Movie Spotlight #56. If you’d like to read more of our THiNC. Spotlight recommendations, you can do that right here.

Edited by: CY