A new year holds new promise that we will finally beat the pandemic and return to movie houses to experience films the old fashion way. Yet, we also need to recognize that movie going as we know it has changed. Streaming new releases in the comfort of your home is likely here to stay. As we have done in years past, we have canvassed the most guy-worthy movies to see for 2022. 2022 looks to have stories that run the gamut. From gangster classics to superheroes reinvented and reborn, comedies, throwback nostalgia and above all stories that feature members of our communidad. Check em’ out here.
Godfather 50th Anniversary
Considered one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather will receive a limited theatrical release beginning Feb. 25th. For those cinephiles that enjoy viewing films in a theater there is even more of a special treat. The re-release will take advantage of the recent 4K transfer supervised by writer-director Francis Ford Coppola. Now that’s an offer we can’t refuse.
This for the gamers out there. One of the biggest video games of the past 20 years gets the big screen treatment. With A-List talent filling the roles. The film is a prequel to the games, starring Spider-Man himself Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake. The film delves into his origin story, including details of how he came to meet and befriend Sully, who is played by Mark Wahlberg.
A reboot several years in the making delayed by the pandemic. The latest iteration of The Dark Knight is said to be noir inspired, darker and grittier than previous incarnations – a high bar to meet when you come after the Chris Nolan trilogy. Yet, Matt Reeves, director of The Batman promises just that. The man under the cowl this go around is Robert Pattinson.
The film is set to take place two years Wayne’s career as the Batman. When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano).
Initially set for release in 2021, the film was also delayed due to the pandemic. Starring Jared Leto in the titular role. Morbius: The Living Vampire is a lesser-known character in the MCU, but has a great story, nonetheless. The film tells the origin tale of biochemist Michael Morbius. As he tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease and inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead. Jared Leto looks perfect in the role. Fans of the MCU may also be pleased to see some world building going on. The trailer contains obvious and not so obvious Spider-Man Easter eggs, which considering the recent mega success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, takes on even greater meaning.