The movies that mattered in 2021, while streaming soared and box office suffered – CNN

Yet there were still movies that mattered for various reasons, some having as much to do with what they represented as the films themselves, in what is clearly an evolutionary period for movies and movie-going.

How much premium content is there? As one rather amusing sign, four movies were seriously considered for this list that were shot in black and white: “Belfast,” “C’mon, C’mon,” “Passing,” and “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”

It’s also worth acknowledging a few other admirable films o…….


Ben Affleck Hints He’s Done With IP Movies –

Actor Ben Affleck states he may be done making IP movie franchises following the subpar theatrical release of Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel. Affleck and his longtime friend Matt Damon were co-writers on The Last Duel and also had parts in it, playing Count Pierre d’Alencon and Sir Jean de Carrouges, respectively. The box office performance of The Last Duel was underwhelming, in large part to audiences not fully returning to the theaters due to the pandemic. However, another of Affleck’s films…….


‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ review: Valentine for Spidey fans – Los Angeles Times

The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.

The plot of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is set in motion by a threatened bout of collective amnesia, which is fitting because I could barely remember anything that happened in the last of these movies…….


Keanu’s Best Action Movies, Ranked From ‘The Matrix’ to ‘John Wick’ – SYFY WIRE

There was once a time when Keanu Reeves was simply best known as one of the guys from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Since then, he’s become a bonafide action movie star. He doesn’t always do action movies (his roster includes Always Be My Maybe, Toy Story 4, and Much Ado About Nothing), but lately he has starred in more of them as the John Wick series has proven that audiences love to see Mr. Reeves do lots of kick-punching and gun ballets. 

Thanks to the …….


Hallmark’s Christmas Movie Battle With Upstart Channel Means Double the Holiday Sap – The Wall Street Journal

A brewing war for Christmas TV talent is giving Trevor Donovan plenty of exposure this holiday season.

Mr. Donovan, an actor who usually appears in one Christmas TV movie a year, was featured in two just over the past few weeks: “Nantucket Noel” on the Hallmark Channel and “Jingle Bell Princess” on GAC Family, an upstart cable channel run by Hallmark’s former boss. The channel has been recruiting heavily from the Hallmark ranks to build its own rival Christ…….


14 Korean Movies to Watch Before an American Remake Ruins Them – Lifehacker

Screenshot: Parasite/Neon

To quote Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho, “…once you overcome the 1-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.”

Fortunately, in the streaming area, a great many of those amazing films are more readily available than ever before—certainly there’s no shortage of great films from Bong Joon-Ho’s own South Korea available at the tap of a button. It’s easy (very easy) to complai…….


Weird, wild and classic — musicals invade the movies – Los Angeles Times

So this is what happens when Broadway shuts down for a year: Musicals, in a burst of song and glee, topple over into movie theaters.

Just look at the lineup of straight-up musical films vying for audiences and awards attention this season: “Annette,” “Tick, Tick … Boom!,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “West Side Story,” “In the Heights” and the upcoming “Cyrano” — just for a start. There’s just something about 2021 that has put a song into everyone’s heart, and the…….


The Top 10 Most Popular Movies on Netflix Today, December 14 – TV Guide

Sandra Bullock and Viola Davis, The Unforgivable


If you’re looking for a good movie to watch on Netflix, a great way to start your search is by looking at what’s popular on the Netflix Top 10 Movies list, which tracks the most-watched movies on the streaming service. The list for Tuesday, Dec. 14 is topped by The Unforgivable, a heavy legal drama starring Sandra Bullock. It’s followed by the 2017 faith drama The Shack at No. 2, the very Australian kids’ movie Back to the Out…….


The most searched for movies of 2021 – Yahoo News

Movies drove a ton of searches on Yahoo in 2021 (Warner Bros./Universal/Sony Pictures)

With cinemas returning to near full-strength in 2021, Hollywood studios unleashed a barrage of blockbusters into cinemas in the hope of recouping the losses of a pandemic struck 2020.

This reignited a flurry of interest in movies, driving millions of online searches on Yahoo. Our data boffins have dug into the billions of searches undertaken by Yahoo users to reveal the most searched-for movies …….


11 Queer Movies Coming Out in 2022 We Can’t Wait to See – Out Magazine

2021 was a great year for queer movies, but as always, we’re hoping next year will be even better. 

This year saw great performances in non-queer movies by queer performers like Lady Gaga in House of Gucci and Kristen Stewart in Spencer, as well as some great queer films, including Benedetta, Flee, the Fear Street trilogy, Ride or Die, and My Name is Pauli Murray. And next year is going to be even gayer.

From the first major studio gay rom-com, to queer-inclusive horror, to H…….