SXSW is going on and premiering numerous films, and these are the three we really want to see.
From March 11, 2022, to March 20, 2022, South by South West (SXSW) is happening in Austin, Texas. SXSW is a collection of conferences and festivals that celebrate pretty much all the coolest parts of culture, including, film, comedy, games, technology, and education. It’s been going on since 1987 and the first to have a physical presence since the pandemic. Like past occurrences, the film festival features some of the biggest movies screening at the festival. Here are the 3 we really want to see.
Top 3 SXSW Films We Want to See
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Nicholas Cage plays himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. The fact Nic Cage is playing a parody version of himself already has most people intrigued, but as you can see from the trailer it looks like a fun and wild film. Plus, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, NPH and Ike Barinholtz make for a seasoned comedic supporting cast. And critics at SXSW seem to be enjoying it, saying it delivers what people expect and is also surprisingly good. It’s impossible to not want to watch it. The film releases in theaters on April 22, 2022.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Synopsis:
Nicolas Cage stars as… Nick Cage in the action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones. With a career built for this very moment, the seminal award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nick Cage.
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Michelle Yeoh gets to do a little bit of Everything Everywhere All at Once in this multiversal film from The Daniels and produced by The Russos. It’s going to be awesome to watch Yeoh display her vast range all in one film. Not to mention Yeoh is going to have a fight scene with Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan is coming back to acting. Critics as SXSW have mixed reviews, however, you can tell which reviews are trash when they begin by talking about the predominantly Asian cast first and foremost as a way to try and justify their biases actually aren’t affecting their views. A similar trend is happening with Turning Red.
The critics who do not have a problem relating to other humans tend to like it. The film releases in theaters on March 25, 2022.
Everything Everywhere All At Once Synopsis:
Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels, the film is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can’t seem to finish her taxes.
The Lost City
Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy puts butts in theater seats. That is an adapted fact from her behind-the-scenes video of The Proposal where she explains to Ryan Reynolds no one knows who he is. Add in Channing Tatum playing a pretty, but clueless person, Daniel Radcliffe, and a cameo from Brad Pitt and its rom-com gold. SXSW Critics love the originality and change of pace from the general big-budget blockbusters that rule the current theater landscape. The Lost City releases in theaters on March 25, 2022. A Fandango Early Screening Event is taking place on Saturday, March 19, 2022.
The Lost City Synopsis:
Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.” While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story.
Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever.
There are numerous other films premiering at SXSW, but these are all already set to release soon and ones that are easiest for a wide audience to watch. It looks like there’s going to be an amazing lead into the summer movie season with Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Lost City, and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent gracing the silver screen. Plus the other SXSW films will likely be released in a variety of ways across different platform releases. 2022 is looking to be a great year for movies.
What SXSW movie are you most excited to see? Which of our three do you want to see most? Will you be attending SXSW next year, or WonderCon next month? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter.
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