We are back with Part of our Best English Language Movies Releasing in 2022. If you missed Part 1 – You Can Check It HERE. We hope you enjoy it.
The sequel to Netflix’s Chris Hemsworth actioner. Hemsworth returns for another special ops mission after barely escaping with his life from the last one. This time, Tyler Rake and his band of badasses have to extract a family who is trapped with a drug lord inside a dangerous prison. But when the head kingpin dies in the crossfire, his psychopathic brother sets out to hunt them and eliminate every one of them, one by one.
THE GRAY MAN
This one sounds like a lot of fun. Starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine, Ana de Armas and Regé-Jean Page. It is directed by the Russo Brothers.
The Gray Man follows a highly-trained CIA operative who uncovers a lot of dark secrets about the agency. A psychopathic employee puts together a group of deadly assassins to kill him before he can expose the dark truth
In the near future, prisoners have the opportunity to shorten their sentences if they agree to undergo various medical experiments. One of these drugs is to enhance the feelings of love and empathy. Things take an unexpected, violent turn as one of the inmates starts to show unexpected symptoms.
Also stars Chris Hemsworth and co-stars Miles Teller & Jurnee Smollett. Spiderhead is direct by Joesph Kosinki (Oblivion, Top Gun: Maverick, Tron Legacy)
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Killers of the Flower Moon has been one of our highly anticipated films of the year. It seems that this has been in production forever, so it’s awesome we’re gonna get it this year.
Directed by Martin Scorsese and features an epic line-up including Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, Lily Gladstone & John Lithgow (what a cast!). Just writing those cast members, you already know that Killers of The Flower Moon is going to be something special.
Set in the 1920s, members of a native American tribe start to die in weird circumstances and a large FBI investigation is launched to find out who is responsible for their deaths.
Based on a book by David Grann with a screenplay written by Eric Roth (Forest Gump, Dune, Munich, A Star is Born, The Insider, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). Yup, this is going to be epic!
I guess we have to thank films like John Wick for the rise of hitmen and assassin movies and that’s exactly what we have with Bullet Train. Starring Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Michael Shannon. The film also has a strong Japanese cast including Karen Fukuhara, Hiroyuki Sanada,
Andrew Koji, and Masi Oka.
Based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Kôtarô Isaka with a screenplay by Zac Olkewicz (Fear Street: Part Two – 1978).
Bullet Train is about a group of assassins on board a high-speed train that finds out that each of their missions is connected.
BODIES, BODIES, BODIES
The new horror whodunit slasher from director Halina Reijn. The film will be distributed by A24 and stars Pete Davidson, Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova & Rachel Sennott.
The story of your typical bunch of 20-somethings that all play a game that turns into something much more sinister when members of the group start to get killed off one by one.
TBH, the only thing here that’s really got my interest is A24. However, I still know that this one is going to be extremely popular, so it makes the list.
LAST SEEN ALIVE
A new Gerard Butler thriller. Last Seen Alive follows Sam as he gets dragged into the seedy Georgian criminal underbelly while trying to find his ex-wife who was kidnapped at a local filling station. The plot sort of reminds me of The Vanishing? – I think that’s what it was called.
Although I wouldn’t be a big fan of a lot of Butler’s films, there are still exceptions like Law Abiding Citizen. Last Seen Alive looks to be R-rated, so as long as it ain’t some sugar-coated Hollywood flick, I think this one will be worth checking out.
EVIL DEAD RISE
Evil Dead Rise will spawn a new generation of Necronomicon madness. For this instalment, director/writer Lee Cronin is throwing us into a high rise apartment block and away from the comedy and slapstick comedy – think Demons 2…only with Deadites!
I have said before: I am fine with leaving the cabin and the comedy. People are too quick to judge: if there’s no, Ash Williams then they’ve already made their mind up about it before a trailer is even released. In my opinion, if there’s no, Ash, then there shouldn’t be any comedy. I am more than ok with that. The 2013 remake was a damn fine entry, so if it’s even half as good and gruesome as that, then we’re on to a winner.
Sam Rami recently said in an interview that ” Evil Dead Rise is a terrifying new entry into the franchise”. Ok, I understand, he ain’t gonna say ” this flick is a pile of sh*t, don’t waste your time” but I somehow believe him. It was Rami and Campbell who hand-picked Irish director Lee Cronin to take the franchise onto new territory. And now that we’re out of the woods and cabin we can have an Evil Dead movie set anywhere in the world. I am so looking forward to this and any future instalments.
Christina Ricci stars in Monstrous, a new creature-feature horror about a mother who escapes an abusive relationship with her child and moves somewhere new to start a new life. However, her new peaceful life is soon ripped apart when a creature starts hunting them.
This goes on the list because I am a big Ricci fan and I think we have been criminally starved of her on-screen (I loved seeing her in Yellowjackets). Monstrous is directed by Chris Sivertson (I Know Who Killed Me) with a script from Carol Chrest (A Prophet’s Game)
Well, that’s it for Best English Language Movies 2022 – Part 2. I hope I have hooked you up with some movies to check out during the year. As always, thanks for reading.
Article by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker