By Adam Storr

December 2021 and January 2022 saw many highly anticipated films release to much celebration and excitement. The month saw many sequels and some highly anticipated new original ideas come to the big screen.


The Matrix Resurrections

Trying to find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, Mr. Anderson, aka Neo, will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. If he’s learned anything, it’s that choice, while an illusion, is still the only way out of the simulation and the Matrix. Once again audiences are able to dive back into the simulation of the world of the matrix but this time its only directed by one of the Wachowski sisters

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie Ann-Moss and Neil Patrick Harris

Directed By: Lana Wachowski

Release Date: 22nd December 2021


Spider-Man: No Way Home

Peter Parker has been outed as Spider-man and now must deal with the consequences of the world knowing his secret. When it starts to ruin his future plans he enlists the help of Doctor Strange to make everyone forget his identity. When the spell goes wrong however, chaos on an interdimensional level ensues. One of the most highly anticipated comic book movies since Avengers: Endgame, No Way Home is sure to hit the mark for all viewers

Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch

Directed By: Jon Watts

Release Date: 15th December 2021


West Side Story *

The second feature-length remake of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg was sure to be a hit. Following the story of the young Maria as she struggles with life and the gang conflict that surrounds her between the Sharks and the Jets. With unforgettable musical numbers and classical dance numbers this is a love letter to the orginal musical.

Starring: Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

Release Date: 10th December 2021


Don’t Look Up

A highly anticipated Netflix film with an incredibly star studded cast, Don’t Look Up is a disaster movie based entirely in realism. With caricatured examples of many well known real life politicians and billionaires, the films heavy use of satire is comically scary in its realistic perception of the general public and their reactions to the world around them including money politics and in relation to Don’t Look Up a large asteroid heading for earth.

Starring: Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl streep

Directed By: Adam Mckay

Release Date: 24th December 2021



Another follow up to a classic cult favourite, the new Scream film is once again a slasher film following a woman returning to her home town to figure out who has been committing a spree of violent murders. Many of the original cast return to Scream 2021 to bring an end to the tyrannical and fear filled grip of the murderer Ghostface.

Starring: Courtney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell

Directed By: Tyler Gillet

Release Date: 14th January 2022


The 355

A CIA agent joins forces with a group of other rival international agents to stop a super weapon from falling into the wrong hands. Boasting a impressively diverse cast of modern star power playing the world covering international agents from the UK, America ,Germany, Columbia and China.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyongo and Penelope Cruz

Directed by: Simon Kinberg

Release date: 14th January 2022


Overall December and January tend to have less films released due to the Christmas period but as the year goes on we have many new and exciting films to look forward to in 2022 including, Across The Spiderverse, Black Panther: Wakanda forever, The Batman and many more but it seems this year the big screens will be dominated by comic movies.


*The Hullfire in no way supports Ansel Elgort following recent sexual assault allegations made against the actor. We stand with anyone who is a victim of Sexual Assault and Harassment.


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