In Malaysia, we have an abundance of foodies, shoppers and MOVIE-GOERS!
The new year 2022 is only two months old and there are already so many great movies lining up for us!
You’re in for a treat! Here’s a quick look at what we are already laying our eyes on and counting down!
The Batman – The Batman and The Cat
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell
Released date: March 4, 2022
If you’ve been waiting and longing for another round of Caped Crusader’s action and story, you’re in luck! This time, Matt Reeves (director of Planet of the Apes) is taking on an even darker-than-dark play of Batman than we’ve already seen. And seriously though, Zoe Kravitz in a catsuit.
The Adam Project
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, Zoe Saldana, Walker Scobell
Released date: March 11, 2022 on Netflix
Who likes time travel? Ryan Reynolds is back again reuniting with Free Guy director Shawn Levy for this Netflix sci-fi adventure about a man who travels back in time to team up with his younger self and confront his past in order to save the future. Sounds familiar?
Directed by: Domee Shi
Starring: Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, James Hong
Released date: March 11, 2022 on Disney+
Watch how a 13-year-old girl transforms into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited about something. What a fantastical concept! I’m definitely in for the story and its spectacular ANIMATION.
The Lost City
Directed by: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe
Released date: March 25, 2022 (formerly April 15, 2022)
What can good looking models and actors show us? Perhaps a perfect combo of romantic action-adventure scenes as they are being swept up in a jungle adventure when a kidnapping attempt goes awry.
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Director(s): Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis
Release date: Mar. 25
The trailer of Everything Everywhere All At Once felt like A24 is giving us dimension to the multiverse, duking it out and using their wits to try and resolve and patch up the whole situation. Kinda proves to us that these ideas can possibly exist outside of the superhero realm. Do you believe in it?
Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
Starring: Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, Tyrese Gibson, Michael Keaton
Released Date: April 1, 2022
Hint: Morbius might have some relation with Sony’s latest Spider-Man-adjacent franchise. It is an origin story of a scientist who inadvertently turns himself into a vampire in his efforts to cure himself of a rare blood disease.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Directed by: Jeff Fowler
Starring: Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Idris Elba, Colleen O’Shaughnessey
Released date: April 8, 2022
Sonic the Hedgehog is finally back on the big screen. This year, Dr Robotnik returns with a furry pal of his own named Knuckles and Sonic must team up with a new friend to stop him.
Directed by: Michael Bay
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez, Garret Dillahunt
Released date: April 8, 2022 (formerly February 18, 2022)
Up for a bit of thriller?
Setting up for a different scene, ready for action and emotions packed movie with a pair of thieves who unknowingly rob an ambulance carrying a paramedic and a patient in critical condition.
The Bad Guys
Directed by: Pierre Perifel
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson, Marc Maron
Released date: TBD
Hats off to DreamWorks Animation for nailing the brief! Soak up some happy hormones with a heist comedy about a unique team of reformed villains who decided to go straight and do good in the world. Ps. I don’t know about you but nothing beats having “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish as the soundtrack.
Directed by: Robert Eggers
Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Björk
Released Date: April 22, 2022 (formerly April 8, 2022)
I will avenge you father. I will save you, mother. I will kill you, Fjölnir.
That suffices to say that it’s a movie packed with actions, witches, wars, and thrill as a Viking prince is set out to avenge the death of this father.