At the cinema: A month of A-lister ensemble casts

At the cinema: A month of A-lister ensemble casts

By Jarett Theberge

1 November 2021

Ridley Scott has been blessed with a knockout cast of A-Listers for his new biopic, “House of Gucci." This flick will follow the life of Maurizio Gucci and his family in their rise to the top of the fashion industry and the eventual murder that toppled their kingdom. Adam Driver has the benefit of working in front of a behemoth support cast that includes Lady Gaga, Al Pacino, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto and Jeremy Irons. Not to be entirely speculative, but the Academy will surely mark “House of Gucci” down as a Best Costume Design nominee. “House of Gucci” opens at Camana Bay Cinema on 26 November.

Another esteemed director debuts a new feature early next month as Wes Anderson’s long awaited film, “The French Dispatch” opens up 3 December. This anthology movie is set in a fictional 20th century French city and has been referred to as a “love letter to journalists." Anderson also gathers up his crew of A-listers as Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Owen Wilson star in this pastel-laden period piece. 


It has only been a decade since its release, but “Bridesmaids” didn’t need much time at all to be considered a classic by moviegoers around the world. This raunchy comedy includes SNL vets Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph along with Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Rebel Wilson, Ellie Kemper and Jill Clayburgh in her last film before her death. Catch “Bridesmaids” for one night only on 23 November.

'Tis the season for a Christmas romcom classic as “Love Actually” shows on 30 November. This English film set at Christmastime explores the romantic relationships of different people at different stages of their lives, with love being the constant theme. “Love Actually” also hosts an elite ensemble of actors, including Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Colin Firth and Alan Rickman.

Jack Black is often brought up in conversations about actors who play themselves in a lot of their starring roles. “Kung Fu Panda” is no different...besides the fact that Black plays an animated clumsy panda who has been suddenly tasked with saving his village from a skilled assassin. And, if you hadn’t already guessed, “Kung Fu Panda” is strapped with an exceptional cast. Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and David Cross lend their voices in this fun family film. See “Kung Fu Panda” as part of the Kids Club programming for one showing on Saturday morning, 20 November.

This article will also appear in the November 2021 print edition of Camana Bay Times.

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