Mass (2021)

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Mass follows two sets of parents – Gail (Martha Plimpton) and Jay (Jason Isaacs), and Linda (Ann Dowd) and Richard (Reed Birney) – years after a tragic event, who agree to have a conversation together to try and reach closure.

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Most Anticipated Movies of 2022

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Well, 2021 passed by in a blink of an eye and 2022 may end up being an exciting year for movies. I am waiting to see the Tragedy of Macbeth before posting my Top 10 of 2021, but that will be coming soon! Also, you may see some repeats from my Most Anticipated of 2021 post as release dates were shuffled once again due to the pandemic. Here’s hoping that all these films listed below are actually released this year.

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West Side Story (2021)

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West Side Story is about the forbidden romance between Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler). Tony has been released from prison and was the leader of the Irish gang, the Jets. Maria’s brother, Bernardo (David Alvarez), is the leader of the Puerto Rican rival gang, the Sharks. The two gangs have been warring over territory, but that does not stop the two from falling in love.

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C’mon C’mon (2021)

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C’mon C’mon follows Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix), an audio journalist, who is tasked with watching his nephew, Jesse (Woody Norman), for an extended period of time. He was previously distant with his sister and therefore, his nephew, so he feels out of his depth. However, he comes to deeply value his time with Jesse and becomes more open as a person.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

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Spider-Man: No Way Home finds Peter Parker (Tom Holland) dealing with the fallout of his identity being exposed. Many people believe that he is a murderer and the lives of his loved ones are being compromised because of his actions. He seeks out Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to cast a spell to make people forget that he is Spider-Man. However, the spell goes haywire and the Spider-Man villains from other live-action universes with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in the titular role are now causing havoc in the MCU.

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Dune (2021)

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Dune follows the Atreides family as they move to the desert planet of Arrakis and take over spice production due to the decree of the Emperor. Paul (Timothée Chalamet) begins to have visions as the move to Arrakis grows closer and suspects that he may be the one to fulfill the prophesy created by the Bene Gesserit, a group of women who have the power to influence people obey their commands. Meanwhile, the Harkonnen are plotting to take back control of Arrakis and spice production.

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

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Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) is living a normal life with his best friend, Katy (Awkwafina), when his past suddenly comes back to haunt him. He is reunited with his father, Wenwu, (Tony Leung), and his sister, Xialing (Meng’er Zhang). Shang-Chi struggles to pick whether to side with his father on his delusional quest or to go against him.

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