A breakdown of the biggest movie news from the last week (6 February – 13 February).
Lightyear (8 February)
One of Corner of Film’s most anticipated movies of 2022 saw the release of its official trailer this week. Pixar’s Lightyear trailer offers a further look at what the (prequel? spin-off? who knows) film has to offer.
The biggest reveal is the Emperor Zurg is back, and a number of familiar voices have also been confirmed to appear.
Lightyear is currently scheduled for release in June.
Firestarter (9 February)
Stephen King fans rejoice! Adaptations of King’s work aren’t always well received by the prolific writer’s fans, but Blumhouse-produced Firestarter certainly seems promising.
Starring Zac Efron and Sydney Lemmon, Firestarter saw the release of its first full trailer this week. Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley and Gloria Reuben make up the rest of Firestarter‘s cast.
Firestarter is currently scheduled to release in US cinemas and on Peacock on 13 May, with no UK release date set at present.
Men – Teaser Trailer (9 February)
Alex Garland’s new film, Men, saw the release of its first teaser trailer this week, and it’s incredibly creepy.
Starring Jessie Buckley as a grieving woman on holiday in the English countryside who is stalked by something from the woods, Men is being produced and distributed by A24.
Men is currently set for a 20 May release, although no UK release date has currently been set.
Jurassic World Dominion (10 February)
Jurassic Park revival threequel Jurassic World Dominion saw the release of its official trailer this week, offering a closer look at what the film’s story will be.
In Dominion, dinosaurs have upset the natural order on Earth after being set free, and mankind must fight for its place in the natural order.
The trailer offers a first look at returning stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum reprising their roles from 1993’s Jurassic Park, who join Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Jurassic World Dominion is set to release in cinemas on 10 June.
The Adam Project – Teaser Trailer (10 February)
Netflix’s The Adam Project sees Ryan Reynolds team up once more with Shawn Levy (Free Guy) for a film in which he time travels and connects with his younger self and his dead father (played by Mark Ruffalo). Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldana also appear.
The Adam Project is set to release on Netflix on 11 March.
Eddie Izzard To Play Dr. Jekyll (7 February)
Eddie Izzard will lead Joe Stephenson’s adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Izzard will star as Dr. Nina Jekyll in the simply titled Dr. Jekyll.
Not much more is known about the film other than Izzard’s Jekyll will be a female character, she’ll be joined by Scott Chambers in a supporting role and that filming has started this week.
Oscar 2022 Nominees (8 February)
This years Oscar nominations are in: and there’s two clear leaders in terms of numbers.
Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog secured 12 nominations, with Denis Villeneuve’s Dune hot on its heels with 10. Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story managed to secure seven nominations, as did Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast. King Richard also earned itself six nominations, and Nightmare Alley secured four.
The nominations are as follows:
Don’t Look Up
Drive My Car
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
Jane Campion – The Power Of The Dog
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
Steven Spielberg – West Side Story
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes Of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos
Kristen Stewart – Spencer
Javier Bardem – Being The Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power Of The Dog
Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick… BOOM!
Will Smith – King Richard
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy Of Macbeth
Best Supporting Actress
Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Judi Dench – Belfast
Kirsten Dunst – The Power Of The Dog
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
Best Supporting Actor
Ciarán Hinds – Belfast
Troy Kotsur – CODA
Jesse Plemons – The Power Of The Dog
Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog
JK Simmons – Being The Ricardos
Best Adapted Screenplay
CODA – Siân Heder
Drive My Car – Ryusuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe
Dune – Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts & Denis Villeneuve
The Lost Daughter – Maggie Gyllenhaal
The Power Of The Dog – Jane Campion
Best Original Screenplay
Belfast – Kenneth Branagh
Don’t Look Up – Adam McKay & David Sirota
Licorice Pizza – Paul Thomas Anderson
King Richard – Zach Baylin
The Worst Person In The World – Joachim Trier & Eskil Vogt
Best Costume Design
Cruella – Jenny Beavan
Cyrano – Massimo Cantini Parrini
Dune – Robert Morgan & Jacqueline West
Nightmare Alley – Luis Sequeira
West Side Story – Paul Tazewell
Best Original Score
Don’t Look Up – Nicholas Britell
Dune – Hans Zimmer
Encanto – Germaine Franco
Parallel Mothers – Alberto Iglesias
The Power of the Dog – Jonny Greenwood
No Time To Die
The Power Of The Dog
West Side Story
Best Animated Feature Film
The Mitchells Vs. The Machines
Raya And The Last Dragon
Dune – Greig Fraser
Nightmare Alley – Dan Lausten
The Power Of The Dog – Ari Wegner
The Tragedy Of Macbeth – Bruno Delbonnel
West Side Story – Janusz Kaminski
Best Documentary Feature
Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Writing With Fire
Best Film Editing
Don’t Look Up – Hank Corwin
Dune – Joe Walker
King Richard – Pamela Martin
The Power Of The Dog – Peter Sciberras
Tick, Tick… Boom! – Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum
Best International Feature Film
Drive My Car (Japan)
The Hand Of God (Italy)
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan)
The Worst Person In The World (Norway)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye
House Of Gucci
Coming 2 America
Best Original Song
“Be Alive” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Darius Scott (King Richard)
“Dos Oruguitas” — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)
“Down to Joy” — Van Morrison (Belfast)
“No Time to Die” — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell (No Time To Die)
“Somehow You Do” — Diane Warren (Four Good Days)
Best Production Design
Dune – Zsuzsanna Sipos & Patrice Vermette
Nightmare Alley – Tamara Deverell & Shane Vieau
The Power Of The Dog – Grant Major & Amber Richards
The Tragedy Of Macbeth – Stefan Dechant & Nancy Haigh
West Side Story – Rena DeAngelo & Adam Stockhausen
Best Visual Effects
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
No Time To Die
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Best Live Action Short Film
Ala Kachuu — Take And Run
The Long Goodbye
On My Mind
Best Documentary Short Subject
Lead Me Home
The Queen Of Basketball
Three Songs For Benazir
When We Were Bullies
Best Animated Short Film
Affairs Of The Art
The Windshield Wiper
The 94th Academy Awards are set to take place on 27 March.