**The following post has been updated as of September 21, 2021.
During these last couple of months we have been seeing a relatively consistent stream of new movies releasing both on the big screen as well as the small one. It’s a far cry from where we were at this point last year, where movie release dates keep getting pushed further and further back. Now that a handful of those flicks are starting to see the light of day, the release slate is practically brand new. And with relatively calm waters, I figured now is as good a time as any to update my personal release calendar and then share it with you all who might have given up trying to keep straight when that movie you really want to see is coming out. It goes without saying, but this schedule is subject to change given the ebb and flow of the pandemic. So just bare in mind that these release dates are not set in stone. Regardless, I hope that this list will help at least somewhat ease the headache that has been the last year-and-a-half in movie release dates.
Dear Evan Hansen (Sept. 24)
Synopsis: Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Oct. 1)
Synopsis: Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.
The Many Saints of Newark (Oct. 1) (HBO Max)
Synopsis: A look at the formative years of New Jersey gangster, Tony Soprano.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (Oct. 1) (Amazon)
Synopsis: Drac’s Pack is back, like you’ve never seen them before in the final chapter of ‘Hotel Transylvania’.
The Addams Family 2 (Oct. 1)
Synopsis: The Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters. Sequel to the 2019 animated film, ‘The Addams Family’.
V/H/S ’94 (Oct. 6) (Shudder)
Synopsis: A police S.W.A.T. team investigates about a mysterious VHS tape and discovers a sinister cult that has pre-recorded material which uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.
No Time to Die (Oct. 8)
Synopsis: James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Halloween Kills (Oct. 15)
Synopsis: The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.
The Last Duel (Oct. 15)
Synopsis: King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.
Dune (Oct. 22) (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.
The French Dispatch (Oct. 22)
Synopsis: A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”.
Antlers (Oct. 29)
Synopsis: In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them.
Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (Oct. 29) (Paramount Plus)
Synopsis: Plot kept under wraps. Next chapter in the ‘Paranormal Activity’ film franchise.
Last Night in Soho (Oct. 29)
Synopsis: An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something darker.
Army of Thieves (Oct. 29) (Netflix)
Synopsis: A prequel, set before the events of Army of the Dead, which focuses on German safecracker Ludwig Dieter leading a group of aspiring thieves on a top secret heist during the early stages of the zombie apocalypse.
The Harder They Fall (Nov. 3) (Netflix)
Synopsis: When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge in this Western
Eternals (Nov. 5)
Synopsis: The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.
Spencer (Nov. 5)
Synopsis: During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Nov. 11)
Synopsis: When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Tick, tick… Boom! (Nov. 12) (Netflix)
Synopsis: On the cusp of his 30th birthday, a promising young theater composer navigates love, friendship, and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.
Belfast (Nov. 12)
Synopsis: A young boy and his working class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.
The Power of the Dog (Nov. 17) (Netflix)
Synopsis: Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
King Richard (Nov. 19) (HBO Max)
Synopsis: A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.
Encanto (Nov. 24)
Synopsis: A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.
House of Guuci (Nov. 24)
Synopsis: Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (Nov. 24)
Synopsis: Set in 1998, this ‘Resident Evil’ origin story explains the secrets of the Spencer Mansion and Raccoon City.
West Side Story (Dec. 10)
Synopsis: An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
Nightmare Alley (Dec. 17)
Synopsis: An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (Dec. 17)
Synopsis: A continuation to Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The Matrix 4 (Dec. 22) (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Plot TBA.
Sing 2 (Dec. 22)
Synopsis: Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.
The King’s Man (Dec. 22)
Synopsis: In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a cabal plotting a war to wipe out millions.
Don’t Look Up (Dec. 24) (Netflix)
Synopsis: The story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth.
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Dec. 25)
Synopsis: A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.
That is the updated movie release schedule for the rest of the year! Which films are you most excited to check out these next few months? Or, perhaps, which films could you not care less about? Sound off in the comments below and let us and the rest of the movie loving world know your thoughts!