In case you hadn't noticed -- and why would you? -- it is January of the year 2022. I don't know. It just is. So yeah, it's January, allegedly, and even though nothing else feels the same the studios are still using January as their dumping ground and so the movies coming out, they ain't so exciting. We do have the new Scream movie coming out next week and that is exciting, but otherwise, me trying to do a round-up of things to watch right now? Not a thrill. There is The 355, a lady spies adventure starring Jessica Chastain and Lupita Nyong'o and Fan Bingbing and Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger, but I've heard tepid things and...
I know The 355 is all about actresses or whatever but their advertising should feature more of Edgar Ramirez and Sebastian Stan if you ask me, like making out and shit pic.twitter.com/yUM91p5WIB— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) January 7, 2022
... that would benefit their buzz, don't you think? But nooooooo they know better. Best of luck with that, then. I think we're all gonna be saving that one for airplane rides. (Hollywood has really done Edgar dirty y'all -- he's such an incredible actor when given the chance.)
There is a good movie out on VOD today (and supposedly in some theaters but I'm not encouraging theater-going at all right now, and I think you know why, but let's try to write a post without naming the pandemic in the room for once) -- it's called See For Me and I reviewed it out of Tribeca last summer, right here. It's about a blind girl named Sophie who is house-sitting for strangers when robbers break in and there's a, you guessed it, cat and mouse game that ensues. It's terrific -- atmospheric, tense, all the things you want from that set-up. I'll share the trailer here:
Otherwise there is the new Asghar Farhadi movie A Hero in some theaters, but seriously, it hits Amazon in two weeks -- just wait for that please. I will be writing it up up then -- you don't want to see it before you know what I think, right??? Man I'll try anything. Stay home. I am staying home. I am going to watch a bunch of Search Party (watch the trailer here) and celebrate Elvismas tomorrow from the comfort of my sofa, the way Riley Keough's grandfather intended. Have a good safe weekend, everyone. And please tell me what you're watching in the comments!