These upcoming movies in Singapore are reeling us into the cinema. Ready for our top film picks?
Yes, we love our binge-watch list. But if there’s one thing movie buffs love, it’s watching a flick on the big screen. Oh, how we miss the freezing halls, overpriced theatre grub and the full cinema experience… Crazy times indeed. Are these movies worth getting out of the house for? Read on for release dates and trailers of these upcoming movies in Singapore.
Upcoming movies in Singapore
1. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (11 June)
The sequel to the previous The Conjuring movies, this installment is based on the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, a murder trial that took place in 1981 in Connecticut. The case apparently shocked real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, and is touted as one of the most sensational ones from their files. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will reprise the role of the infamous duo.
2. A Quiet Place: Part 2 (17 June)
Putting a spotlight on sensory deprivation horror flicks, A Quiet Place is back with its chillingly silent sequel. Following the *spoiler alert* death of John Krasinski’s character, the Abbott family tries to find a safe spot without crossing paths with the blind spider-like monsters that have hypersensitive hearing. The plot twist? It doesn’t really help that Emily Blunt has a crying toddler in tow. If it’s anything like the first film, you’ll be on the edge of your seat; or, perhaps you’ll quieten down as you see the plot unfold.
3. Luca (18 June)
Genre: Fantasy Animation
Ok, so this one’s a direct-to-streaming release on Disney+ but it can’t be ignored. Take a trip to the Italian Riviera with Luca and his best friend Alberto as they embark on a life-changing summer. What’s the catch? They’re both sea monsters who have the ability to transform into human form when on land. The sea monsters are also loosely based on Italian regional folklore.
4. Fast & Furious 9: The Fast Saga (24 June)
Who’s ready for some explosive, car chasing action? The Fast and Furious familia is back for another adrenaline-pumping adventure. This time, trouble ensues among the precious familia as Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) locks horns with his younger brother Jakob (played by John Cena, say what?), a deadly assassin who is working with an old enemy, Cipher.
5. The Forever Purge (2 July)
Fans of the enticing franchise won’t have to wait any longer for the final film. Following the events after the abolition of the Purge, the dystopian horror flick trails a stranded Mexican couple who get mobbed by people who plan to unlawfully continue their own Purge.
6. In The Heights (8 July)
The musical that shot Lin-Manuel Miranda to stardom makes its way to the silver screen. Directed by Jon M. Chu of Crazy Rich Asians fame, the musical drama adapts a similar plot to the original. It follows the hopes and dreams of the close-knit community of Washington Heights as they aspire to a better life.
7. Black Widow (9 July)
One of the many movies that was delayed due to Covid-19, the much-awaited Black Widow finally gets a release date. The film picks up following the events of Captain America: Civil War. Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) is confronted with her past as a spy as well as her broken relationships before she became an Avenger. We meet her mother, father and sister figures played by Rachel Weisz, David Harbour and Florence Pugh respectively.
8. Gunpowder Milkshake (15 July)
Sure, the plot has been done to death but we’ll watch just for the stellar cast. Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh and Angela Bassett kick ass in this action thriller about a hitwoman who goes rogue after a failed high stakes mission.
9. Old (22 July)
A tropical island that makes you age quickly? Sounds like a vacay from hell. M. Night Shyamalan films are usually a hit or miss. Let’s hope this lives up to the trailer. It’s got a familiar face, Alex Wolff, who was spectacular in Hereditary.
10. Jungle Cruise (29 July)
Based on the popular river boat attraction in Disneyland, the fantasy film brings stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt together on a hunt to find the special “Tree of Life” which possesses healing powers. Can you imagine The Rock playing a riverboat captain? From the looks of the trailer, he makes a fine one.
11. Candyman (26 August)
Horror fans have been awaiting the premiere of the 1992 sequel ever since its gripping trailer was released a year ago. It follows a ghost story about a supernatural killer who’s summoned if you say his name five times into the mirror. No, not “Bloody Mary” but “Candyman”. What happens when a visual artist explores the story behind the mysterious Candyman? We’ll have to wait and see.
Keep in mind these guidelines while watching your fave upcoming movies in Singapore…
To avoid the risk of transmission, all cinemas will conduct temperature screenings, check in and out procedures using the TraceTogether app or token, and regular cleaning and disinfecting of high touch point areas in between movies. They’ll also include alternate seating options and safe distancing queue markers. Hurray for personal space!
A maximum capacity of 50 people (up to 250 pax with PET) is allowed in each cinema hall with a one-metre distancing requirement. Family and friends of up to five people may sit together without the one-metre rule. Consumption of food and beverage is not allowed until June 21. And of course, you gotta wear a mask at all times, including inside the cinema hall.
Save the dates for these exciting upcoming movies in Singapore.
Past movies we enjoyed
Minari (11 March)
If you’re looking for a film to pull at your heartstrings, this is it. Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in the 1980s in hopes of finding their American Dream. Follow the family of four (starring Steven Yeun), together with their sly but loving grandmother, as they overcome challenges to fit in.
Godzilla vs. Kong (25 March)
It’s the ultimate battle between Godzilla and King Kong. The sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island sees the much-awaited crossover of the monsters. Kong and his protector embark on a journey to locate his home, along with Jia, a young orphan who forms a bond with the beast. Things take a destructive turn when they collide with an enraged Godzilla…
The Father (15 April)
The Father follows the realities of aging as 80-year-old Anthony struggles to come to terms with his old age. He even turns down aids provided by his daughter Anne. It seems as though his memory is deteriorating too… or is his daughter plotting something against him? Critics are calling this movie one of Anthony Hopkins’ and Olivia Colman’s best yet, with many award nominations in its kitty too.
Judas And The Black Messiah (8 April)
Genre: Biographical drama
After taking up a plea deal with the FBI, William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield) is tasked to keep an eye on Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya), the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in 60s Chicago. The timely and gripping film is already receiving Oscar buzz, fresh off Kaluuya’s Golden Globe Awards win for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
The Mauritanian (8 April)
Based on the NY Times best-selling memoir Guantánamo Diary, this true story follows Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s (played by Tahar Rahim) journey for freedom after being imprisoned without charge by the US government. He looks to defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) for help. What follows is a revelation of shocking truths uncovered by Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Mortal Kombat (8 April)
Genre: Fantasy Action
Who’s ready for a throwback? After two decades in the making, the countdown officially begins for the Mortal Kombat reboot. Watch fictional characters like Jax, Raiden, Mileena, and Liu Kang as well as Bi-Han, the first Sub-Zero, come to life. And let’s hope that this one’s better than the 1997 dud. Yes, we said what we said.
Cruella (3 June)
Two words: Emma Stone. Watch her breathe life to the popular Disney villain Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians. The life-action prequel follows a young Cruella de Vil as the fashion designer becomes obsessed with dogs’ fur. From the looks of the trailer, we say Stone has definitely knocked it out of the park.