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If so, then the theatrical performance game could turn into a one-man late-stage exercise, flying through the air in a plane or motorcycle, keeping the planet safe and warm for democracy, AMC theaters and aging—superstars that never go out of style.

But we have to be careful:”Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” with”Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” By 2022, the income of every person in the United States will be close to $5 billion.”jurassic world domination’ is close to that, and the smaller budget, more inventive guys headed by “Everything Everywhere at the Same Time” make big profits on effective budgets. You can’t rule out theater just yet.

In our multiverse, many things are true. We still go to the movies selectively. And there is still a pandemic. with Studios nervously trying to get to the part where we’re all streaming and the multiplex disappears feels short-sighted and disruptive.

The next three months, often referred to as winter, might just give us a few movies worth getting off the couch. Here are 10 to consider, based on pure guesswork, with one exception. I saw the one-of-a-kind courtroom drama Saint Omer by the French director Alice Diop. the rest? wait and see.

Release date subject to change.

“M3GAN” (January 6): The title of this horror-thriller, rated PG-13 but clearly on the verge of R, refers to “Model 3 Generative Android,” a remarkably intuitive and lifelike doll (think Nicole Kidman being stalked by a vicious online troll redesign). When Allison Williams, a toy company roboticist, becomes the guardian of her newly orphaned niece, she wonders why not give her a companion? What could possibly go wrong other than what Universal Studios’ marketing pitch calls “unimaginable consequences”?

“Saint Omer” (January 13): In her beautiful narrative feature debut, documentary filmmaker Alice Diop, “Saint Omer,” finds a writer (Kayije Kagame) after a murder trial to work on her latest project. How the court case affects her perspective, and the slow reveal of the circumstances of the alleged child murderer, becomes a submissive act of empathy for all the characters.

Kayije Kagame as a writer covering a murder trial "St. Omar." Credit: Hyper/Neon

“Airplane” (January 13): Had to give it up, unseen, for “Airplane” — a film whose title counts and doesn’t even try to do anything other than make it easier to search. Commercial airline pilot Gerard Butler miraculously crash-lands on an island in the Philippines only to be besieged by ruthless revolutionaries who are all but… Gerard Butler do nothing!

“80 for Brady” (February 3): Four ardent superfans of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady embark on the journey of a lifetime. Destination: The 2017 Super Bowl. The Movie’s Destination: Having fun with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field, the genius of a row of killers. Based on a true story, Brady plays the character he knows best: himself.

Starring Rita Moreno, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Sally Field "80 for Brady."

“Magic Mike’s Last Dance” (February 10): Peel Another Layer, courtesy of Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh, whose more-or-less accidental franchise is all escapist success stories One of the happiest stories ever. After being broke in Florida, Mike flies to London for a gig funded by a beautiful rich man (Salma Hayek). Obviously, I’m going to plot.

“Return to Seoul” (February 17, February 24 in Chicago): A young French-Korean woman (Jimin Park) returns to a homeland she never knew in writer-director David Cho’s drama, which recently made its international film festival circuit to great acclaim. Sony Pictures Classics, a reliable fashion setter for decades, is releasing.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Fever” (February 17): Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return as insectoids with complementary superpowers, charisma is a big part of it, in this exploration of time travel, Marvel/Disney IP, particle physics, Bill Murray (!) and Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror, who had a big on-screen winter. with wit…

Paul Rudd (right) and Katherine Newton appear at "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Fever," Co-star Evangeline Lilly.

“Tenet III” (March 3): The third “Creed” film, an offshoot of the “Rocky” franchise, marks the directorial debut of headliner Michael B. Jordan and co-star Jonathan Majors as Adonis’ onetime childhood friend, now out of prison. , full of beef and the desire to mash something humility and pain go into the hide of the man in the title. Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad are back, two really good places to start the sequel. We’ll soon know if they were involved in the operation to any noticeable degree.

“65” (March 17): Here’s some Planet of the Apes-time-traveling sci-fi from the writer-director of A Quiet Place. Adam Driver stars as the astronaut who made an emergency landing on Earth 65 million years ago, 64 million years before Raquel Welch and “One Million Years B.C.” Greenblatt, Chloe Coleman and, we hope, the best digital dinosaurs big budgets can buy.

Keanu Reeves Returns as Around the World Assassin "John Wick 4."

John Wick 4 (March 24): At its best, the Wick collection combines bullets, ballet, and high fashion, treating the everyday life of a super-cool assassin as fluid kinetic violence. Keep your fingers crossed for the latest chapter, which sees our Keanu Reeves take on the bad guys at the high table in a story that sprints from New York to Paris, Berlin and Osaka, with consequences that can only be described as unimaginable. Donnie Yen, Laurence Fishburne and Bill Skarsgard co-star.

Michael Phillips is a Tribune critic.

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