New Movies You Won’t Want to Miss

Lachin Kerbabaeva – Online Editor

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts has been out on HBOmax since Jan. 1. 

This documentary is dedicated to the twentieth anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. However, it tells the audience about the entire cycle of films.

Footage chronicles revive the brightest moments from filming, and grown actors share their memories. 

For unknown reasons, actors such as Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall), Michael Gambon (Dumbledore), Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney), David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) did not take part in the documentary. 

Also, due to the recent Twitter controversy, writer J.K. Rowling was not invited to the film. However, the genuine magic of the unity of all other actors and directors who created these extraordinary films had a great atmosphere. 

For almost two hours, the audience has a chance to witness the sincere happiness of a reunion, and the real magic of love, to which so many words are devoted in Harry Potter’s books.

Scream is the fifth film in the slasher franchise. It was released on Jan. 13 as a sequel to Scream 4 (2011)

Filming was supposed to begin in May 2020, but it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Filming began in Wilmington, North Carolina, only on Sept. 22 under the working title Parkside and ended on Nov. 17, 2020.

Twenty-five years after a series of brutal murders rocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a young woman returns to her hometown and faces horrific murder cases involving a notorious masked serial killer.

Soon another maniac begins to pursue a group of teenagers, revealing dangerous secrets of the past. 

Matthew Bettinelli and Tyler Gillett directed it. Many actors from th old movies returned to their roles, such as Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), David Arquette (Dwight “Dewey” Riley), Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers).

Licorice Pizza was released on Dec. 25, 2021. It is an adventurous comedy by Paul Thomas Anderson about first love. 

In the center of the plot is 1973, the San Fernando Valley. Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman), a 15-year-old actor with business acumen, meets 25-year-old Alana (Alana Haim) in line who works part-time in a school photo studio. 

Gradually, the heroes become friends and business partners, getting into comical situations involving celebrities of that time.

The Worst Person in the World hits theaters on Feb. 4. It is a dark romantic comedy-drama directed by Joachim Trier. 

The film premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, with Renate Reinsve, who played the leading role, winning the award for Best Actress. 

The film’s narrative is conditionally divided into twelve parts, covering different episodes in the life of Julie, a 30-year-old girl living in Oslo.

At the story’s beginning, she is in her early twenties, dropping out of medical school and taking photography classes.

Then there is a lull in her life – she gets a job in a bookstore, where she calmly indulges in dreams. This film spans four years of her life and tells the story of her love life, career endeavors, and search for her true self.

Cyrano was released on Jan. 20. It is a musical romantic drama film based on Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac. Joe Wright directed it. 

The plot centers on the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, who yearns for the love of the beautiful Roxane, who has fallen in love with another man named Christian de Neuvillette. 

Although Cyrano understands that his social status and physical flaws will forever separate him from his beloved, he offers Christian his abilities as a gifted poet to bring the two lovers together. The movie played Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and Kelvin Harrison Jr.

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