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15 great new movies you might have missed in the first half of 2024

15 great new movies you might have missed in the first half of 2024
15 great new movies you might have missed in the first half of 2024

The global film industry produces millions of films, many of which never even reach the audience. In search of pearls, critics and film festival juries review only a few of the films that are really worth watching. And movie fans are waiting for most of the hits of famous directors long before the premiere, increasing interest in them with broadcasts. It is very difficult for the viewer not to get lost in this flow, and the fear of missing something important only increases anxiety. We will tell you which new films you can still watch in the first half of 2024.


“Dune: Chapter Two”, dir. Denis Villeneuve

House Atreides is overthrown by Baron Harkonnen, with the accession of the Universe Emperor Shaddam IV. The desert planet of Arrakis, known as Dune and the only hotbed of a valuable resource, is once again in the hands of murderous tyrants. But they do not suspect that the Duke’s heir Paul is alive and hiding in the desert with his witch mother Jessica. There he meets the local Fremen tribe and Chani, the girl from his dreams. Paul plans not only to win her heart and regain her home, but also to realize the Fremen’s dream of a green Arrakis.

In the second part of the Dune movie, Timothée Chalamet (Paul), Rebecca Ferguson (Jessica), Stellan Skarsgård (Baron Harkonnen), Zendaya (Chani), Javier Bardem (Fremen leader Stilgar), Josh Brolin (Gurney Halleck) appear. ), Dave Bautista (Glossu “The Beast” Rabban), Charlotte Rampling (Priest Bene Gesserit Mother Gaia-Helena Mohiam) will return to their roles. Also joining the cast are Florence Pugh (Princess Irulan Corrino), Austin Butler (Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen), Lea Seydoux (Margot Fenring), and Christopher Walken (Sultan Emperor Shaddam IV of the ruling House Corrino).


“Furiosa: Mad Max Chronicles”, dir. George Miller

A post-apocalyptic world about survival in the desert. The prequel will follow the youth of warrior Furiosa (Anya Taylor-Joy). She was forcibly separated from her family when she was a child, but she is full of hope to return home. On the way, he will meet biker leader Dementus (Chris Hemsworth), with whom he will have to fight against Immortal Joe (Tom Burke).


“Contestants”, dir. Luca Guadagnino

Promising tennis player Tasha (Zendaya) retired from the sport after a knee injury and focused all her energy on her husband Art (Mike Fest). He insists that he participate in the ATP Challenger tournament as his personal coach. However, her rival in the competition will be Patrick Zweig (Josh O’Connor), Tasha’s ex-boyfriend and one-time best friend. In this fight, both of them will fight not only in sports but also for Tasha’s heart.


“The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Affairs”, dir. Guy Ritchie

The action takes place in 1939. The plot will tell about the special task force created by Churchill for sabotage behind the ranks of Nazi criminals. Starring Henry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, Eiza Gonzalez, Hero Fiennes Tiffin.


“Argyll: Super Spy”, dir. Matthew Vaughn

Spy novelist Ellie Conway (Bryce Dallas Howard) lives a reclusive life, but everything changes when the plots of her books intertwine with the true crimes of a secret organization. The action comedy stars Henry Cavill, Sofia Boutella, Dua Lipa, Bryan Cranston, John Cena, Catherine O’Hara, Ariana DeBose, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson and director Matthew Vaughn’s pet and wife, gray cat Chip. Claudia Schiffer.


“Major Thunder: The Game”, dir. Oleg Trofim

Police Major Igor Grom (Tikhon Zhiznevsky) is famous for his honesty and ability to solve the most complicated crimes. In the face of the townspeople, he becomes a superhero and a bone in the throat of all sorts of villains. While he enjoys paradise next to journalist Yulia Pchelkina (Lyubov Aksenova), a new threat appears in St. Petersburg: the mysterious Ghost (Matvey Lykov), who invites him to a game where the lives of ordinary people are at stake. Igor Grom accepts the challenge.


“Unstable”, dir. Ilya Malanin

Pharmacist Tatyana is raising her seriously ill eight-year-old son Kolya, who has muscle fatigue syndrome, alone. The child suffers from memory loss and his body is confined to a wheelchair. Those around her recommend sending her to a special institution because Tanya is still young and can give birth to a normal child. Unexpectedly, he meets engineer Yuri on the road. He becomes not only a father but also a mentor to Kolya, helping him overcome his illness and realize his dream.


“Sand of Steel”, dir. Sean Durkin

The story of success and failure of the famous Texas wrestling dynasty, the Von Erichs. The sports drama is set in the 1960s – 1980s. Champion Fritz von Erich decides to make his children kings of the ring. Overcoming incredible loads and pressures, they cannot see their lives outside of sports. Injuries, pressure from producers and fans are demoralizing, but they are ready to make any sacrifice for the sake of success. Starring Zac Efron, Lily James, Harris Dickinson, Maura Tierney, Jeremy Allen White, Stanley Simons, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Holt McCallany and Maxwell Jacob Friedman.


“Perfect Days”, dir. Wim Wenders

The meditation film will make you see the beauty of everyday life. Public toilet cleaner Hirayama’s (Koji Yakuse) day is similar to the previous one. The man likes listening to music, taking photos with Olympus film, reading Faulkner and keeping the place clean. He is a man of few words but is loved by those who want to open up to him. His measured life is disrupted by his nephew who suddenly runs away from home.


“May December”, dir. Todd Haynes

The love of 36-year-old Gracie and high school student Joe caused a real scandal and was widely discussed in all the tabloids, but despite everything, they are happily married and raising twins. When they decide to make a movie about their forbidden love, actress Gracie meets the couple to get into character. But suddenly her appearance threatens their quiet family life. The characters in the love triangle were played by Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore and Charles Melton.


“The Hero of Our Dreams”, dir. Christopher Borgli

A horror-comedy about incompetent professor Paul Matthews (played by Nicolas Cage), who suddenly starts appearing in everyone’s dreams. A man becomes famous, but everything changes when people start having nightmares about him. A recent popular favorite is learning firsthand about the downsides of popularity.

Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with The Fashion Vibes, Nicolas Cage opened up about what it was like filming “Our Hero Again.”


“Stuntman”, dir. David Leitch

Stuntman Colt Seavers (Ryan Gosling) decided to quit movies to improve his health and soul. But the man changes his mind when he learns that his ex-girlfriend Jodie (Emily Blunt), whom he still loves, is filming a big-budget blockbuster. The shoot is jeopardized when the lead actor suddenly disappears. Colt will need to both expose his kidnappers and prove to Jody that he is valuable.


“The Master and Margarita”, dir. Mikhail Lokshin

The event of the year was the film adaptation of “The Master and Margarita”. Mikhail Lokshin’s film, unlike its predecessors, not only retells the events of the novel, but also tells about the fate of Mikhail Bulgakov in Moscow in the 1930s through situations related to the book’s characters. In the story, a popular playwright (Evgeny Tsyganov) is accused of being anti-Soviet: his performance is canceled and he is expelled from the literary club. The only ray of light for him is his mistress Margarita (Yulia Snigir), who is dissatisfied with her marriage. She inspires him to start a new love affair, which involves not only the people around him, but also a mysterious stranger and magician named Woland (August Diehl).


“Anora”, dir. Sean Baker

The winner of the 77th Cannes Film Festival 2024. The story is about Any-Anora (Mikey Madson), a sex worker who marries the son of a Russian oligarch (Marc Eidelstein), thereby angering her parents. Marriage gives her a ticket to a luxurious life, so she is not ready to back down. Later, her relatives send her a sextet – the silent gopnik Igor (Yura Borisov), the Armenian Toros (Karen Karagulyan) and the pessimist Garnik (Vache Tovmasyan).


“Maxine”, dir. Thai West

The final part of the trilogy about Maxine, whose main character is played by scream queen Mia Goth, will be released in Russia on July 11, just a few days after the world premiere. So you can enjoy watching it on the big screen and also know about the previous episodes “Pearl” and “X”. The slasher movie will take place in 1985, when Maxine came to Los Angeles to realize her dream of becoming an actress. He finally gets the chance to star in a horror movie, but a sudden series of brutal murders makes him the prime suspect.

Source: People Talk

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