Big budget films were in short supply for a long time because of The Coco, but now things are happening in quick succession. And that in time for Allianz Cinema Day on September 5th.
The Covid lull is over, now it’s rattling again properly in the Swiss cinemas.
Here are ten plus five big budget chunks vying for your cash this fall.
Allianz Day of the Cinema will take place on September 5th – on this occasion we are giving away a year of free cinema (you can find the link below).
This leaves you with a lot of money left over for popcorn that you accidentally drop into the cracks during the performances.
Our thoughts and prayers are already going out to the cleaning staff.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
What: The first Marvel Cinematic Universe film with an Asian lead cast. Ten Rings is, on the one hand, the terrorist organization that Tony Stark captured in “Iron Man” (2008), its leader is the father of the eponymous hero. And on the other hand, it literally means the ten rings of mandarin that give martial artist Shang-Chi superpowers.
With: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung
From: Destin Daniel Cretton (“Just Mercy”)
On Sunday, September 5, the 2021 Allianz Day of the Cinema will take place, with 226 cinemas across Switzerland with a total of more than 550 halls taking part and the ticket costing just five francs per performance. All information and the complete program are available on the official website and because 20 Minuten is a media partner, We’re giving away 4×1 years of free cinema for you and your loved one!
“Don’t Breathe 2”
What: The terrifying, blind Navy Seal veteran from the celebrated 2016 horror predecessor turns from antagonist to antihero as a kidnapper kidnap his protégé, a young girl, and tries to blackmail him with his bloody past as a murderer and sex offender. But what do you want from him?
With: Stephen Lang, Brendan Sexton III and Madelyn Grace
From: Rodo Sayagues (feature film debut)
What: The remake of Frank Herbert’s 1965 cult novel “Dune”. In 1984 David Lynch brought the sci-fi story about the eponymous planet and its valuable resource Spice – which imparts superhuman abilities and makes heavy dependent – to the cinema for the first time and thus failed both critics and audiences.
With: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem
From: Denis Villeneuve (“Blade Runner 2049”, “Arrival”, “Prisoners”)
“Spiral: From the Book of Saw”
What: “Saw” made the goreporn genre socially acceptable in 2004 and produced seven sequels. “Spiral” revolves around a free rider of the famous jigsaw killer and wants to dust off the predictable film series, but above all delivers more of the well-known – and let’s be honest: popular – death traps that regularly give us a “Holyfuckshit, what the hell ?! » escapes.
With: Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, Samuel L. Jackson and Dan Petronijevic
From: Darren Lynn Bousman (“Saw II-IV”)
“No Time to Die”
What: Almost two years after the original release date, Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007 finally makes it to the cinema (fingers crossed). James Bond is taking a break from retirement to – surprisingly, cough – save the world one more time. There is also 00 agent Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch, who inherits Bond’s code number and is the first female and black woman to write 007 history.
With: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz and Ana de Armas
From: Cary Joji Fukunaga (“Beasts of No Nation”)
What: In a plot twist that could still be seen from space, it was revealed at the end of “Halloween” (2018 sequel to the 1978 cult Lasher of the same name) that mask killer Michael Myers is not quite that dead after all. So he knives on in “Halloween Kills” – and may really die in the “Halloween Ends” announced for autumn 2022. At least until the next reboot.
With: Jamie Lee Curtis, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton and Anthony Michael Hall
From: David Gordon Green (“Halloween” , «Stronger»)
“The Last Duel”
What: Oh yes, the good old times, when instead of passing a court verdict you could simply hold a duel for life and death and thus let “God judge”. The last of these duels (hence the film title) in France was carried out by the chivalrous ex-BFFs Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris in the 14th century after Jean’s wife Jacques had been accused of rape.
With: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck and Harriet Walter
From: Ridley Scott (“Alien: Covenant”, “The Martian”, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”)
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“The French Dispatch”
What: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody and Anjelica Huston in a weird-cut film in which every shot is so well thought out that it could be hung as a painting in a renowned museum. Oh damn, that applies to half of all Wes Anderson films anyway. But: This one is about journalism instead of a hotel, the scouts or deep-sea dives.
With: Timothée Chalamet, Edward Norton, Jeffrey Wright, Elisabeth Moss, Benicio Del Toro, the above and half Hollywood
From: Wes Anderson (“Isle of Dogs”, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “Moonrise Kingdom”)
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage”
What: Despised by the trade press, celebrated by the fans – Sony’s non-MCU standalone flick about Spider-Man-Baddie Venom was the seventh most successful film of the year in 2018. In the sequel, Venom host Eddie Brock tries to get his Journi career going again through an interview with serial killer Cletus Kasady, when he, like himself, is attacked by an alien symbiote and becomes the eponymous Carnage.
With: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott and Woody Harrelson
From: Andy Serkis (“Breathe” and Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”)
What: As if the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) wasn’t complicated enough already! Okay: The eponymous superpowered aliens have lived on Earth for 7,000 years, but are only allowed to help people if their evil counterparts, the Deviants, are involved – and these become active after the blip (the snap of fingers at the end of “Avengers : Endgame », which brought back half the universe wiped out by Thanos) huge amounts of energy were released, which trigger something like the end of the world. And there are people who think quantum physics is complex, tsss.
With: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Barry Keoghan, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie
From: Chloé Zhao (“Nomad Land”)
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Also mark the following cinema dates in the autumn calendar
November 11th: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”
The real “Ghostbusters” sequel after the 2016 flop reboot.
November 11: “Last Night in Soho”
Weirder Horror by “Shaun of the Dead” mastermind Edgar Wright, with Anya Taylor-Joy.
November 18th: “Top Gun: Maverick”
The sequel to the 1986 cult flick and Tom Cruise is back.
November 25th: “Encanto”
The next Disney animated film after “Raya and the Last Dragon” in March.
November 25th: “House of Gucci”
The crime biopic about the contract killing of the Gucci-Zampano by Ridley Scott, with Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Salma Hayek.
You can always find the most important cinema and streaming releases here.