It truly rejuvenates my soul that movie theaters are finally back open. There’s something about that unmistakable feeling of sitting in the dark with a greasy bag of popcorn in your lap that streaming from home just can’t quite match. Not to mention that we are officially entering the holiday season, which means there’s something for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for sweet, spooky, or seasonal. That being said, here are the top five movies you should venture out to see on the big screen this week!
1. Eternals Genre: Action Adventure Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48% Rated PG-13
Beginning a fresh chapter in the Marvel universe, Eternals introduces an epic slew of new heroes, villains, and end-of-the-world action. After secretly living among humans for hundreds of years, a group of powerful immortal beings must come out of hiding and unite to defend mankind. Eternals boasts a diverse, star-studded cast, loads of dazzling special effects, and is sure to scratch the itch left by the absence of the Avengers.
2. Last Night In Soho Genre: Horror - Fantasy Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75% Rated R
From renowned director Edgar Wright, Last Night in Soho is an entrancing fantasy horror film that equally enchants and shocks. The film explores the seedy underbelly of 1960’s London while delivering a unique series of scares that dabble in the psychological, the paranormal, and the multi-dimensional. Sophisticated, nightmarish, and endlessly aesthetic, watching Last Night in Soho is the perfect way to spend a chilly fall evening.
3. The French Dispatch Genre: Comedy Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74% Rated R
From Director Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch is a whimsical, eccentric series of intertwining narratives that boast an impressively star-studded ensemble. The film creatively depicts a series of articles written by the zany staff of a small newspaper and showcases lively stories of crime, art, budding romance, and social unrest in 1960’s France. Effectively toeing the line between charming and offbeat, The French Dispatch is an undeniable crowd-pleaser.
4. Dune Genre: Sci-fi Action Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83% Rated PG-13
From Warner Bros and acclaimed director Dennis Villenueve comes the most-anticipated sci-fi movie in years. Dune is a sprawling, epic saga that has thrilled critics and moviegoers everywhere. The film follows the perilous journey of a gifted young man as he travels to a dangerous planet to save his family and his people from destruction. Dune truly has it all, malevolent forces, deadly desert creatures, warring tribes, and just about every A-list actor in Hollywood. Visually stunning and compellingly original, Dune is a rare film that lives up to its legacy. Dune is also available to stream on HBO Max.
5. Antlers Genre: Horror Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60% Rated R
A unique blend of eerie folklore and unsettling family drama, Antlers tells the story of an Oregan town plagued by a sinister secret. The film follows a local sheriff and his sister as they discover a grim secret harbored by a troubled young boy. Seedy small-town crime and creepy lore intertwine to create a uniquely chilling watch. Long-awaited due to a delayed Covid release, Antlers promises to deliver lots of unsettling, gooey creature fun.
So round up your friends, load up on snacks, and seize the day! I for one genuinely can’t express how excited I am to finally enjoy movies from somewhere other than my couch.
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