Be on the lookout for these new releases and events in the coming months.
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi epic was one of the most effective ever uses of 3D imaging in capturing the strange world of Pandora and its aborigines, the 10-foot-high blue Navi. Cameron is now back with the first of a series of four highly anticipated sequels, many of which take place underwater. (In addition to blockbusters, Cameron has also directed documentaries about deep-sea exploration, so it’s in place.)
Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana recreate their roles, while Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang also return, despite their characters dying in the first movie (this he is Science fiction after all). Kate Winslet joined the cast, who starred in Cameron’s “Titanic” and now, once again, is treading in the water. Opens December 16th.
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The DC Comics character, who originated in ancient Egypt, is in contemporary times a supervillain (though he may simply be misunderstood), and a target of the Justice League of America. Stars Dwayne Johnson. Things explode. Opens October 21.
“Black Panther: Forever Wakanda”
How do you follow the remarkable and decisive success of “Black Panther” after the death of Chadwick Boseman? Continuing the superhero legacy, and filling in King T’Challa’s shoes, is the responsibility of his sister, Princess Shurey (Leetitia Wright). Director Ryan Coogler returns. Opens November 11th.
This final movie in the “Halloween” series, begun by director John Carpenter in 1978, is the thirteenth and final (supposedly) sequel in which mask-wearing Michael Myers is causing havoc again, this time with Jamie Lee Curtis returning as Laurie Strode. , who survived the first movie, barely. Will this sequel to Lucky 13? It debuted October 14 in theaters and streams via Peacock.
Steven Spielberg’s family drama, a nostalgic movie looking back at his parents and his beginnings as an aspiring director, won a People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month — and five others recently took home the Best Picture Oscar. “The Fabelmans” starring Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogan, Matthew Zorina, Frances Deford and Gabriel Labelle as young, teenage Sammy Fabelman, whose life changes once he acquires 8mm film stock. Opens November 11th.
Charlie Puth: “Charlie”
The singer-songwriter whose previous releases included “Nine Track Mind” and “Voicenotes” is back with his third album which includes the latest hits “Light Switch” and “Left and Right”. (October 7)
Carly Rae Jepsen: “The Loneliest Time”
The Canadian singer returns with her sixth album, including the single “Western Wind”. (October 7)
The singer’s tenth album, which features songs written during the COVID lockdown, is inspired in part by the grief over her mother’s death in 2018. The lead single “Atopos” (featuring two denominators) was released earlier this month. (30 September)
Lil Bibi: “It’s just me”
Lil’ Baby’s third album includes the song “Detox”. (14 October)
John Legend: “Legend”
He received a Grammy – his twelfth – for the 2020 R&B album “Bigger Love”. His most recent songs, “Legend” (now released), include songs “Dope”, “Honey” and “All She Wanna Do” (featuring Saweetie).
Our Lost Hearts by Celeste Ng
Ng, a fellow Guggenheim, topped the New York Times bestseller list with her previous novel, 2020 “Little Fires Everywhere.” (Penguin Press: October 4)
“The Last Chairlift” by John Irving
The author of “The World According to Garp,” “The Cider House Rules,” and “A Prayer for Owen Meaney” returns with his first novel in seven years, a story about sexual politics and a ghost story. (Simon & Schuster: October 18)
“the passenger” & “Stella Maris” by Cormac McCarthy
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Road” and “No Home for Old People” is back with two interconnected novels, part of a single story spanning eight years, that includes a murder mystery and a woman with paranoid schizophrenia. (Knopf: October 25-November 22)
Liberation Day by George Saunders
Booker Prize winner George Saunders for “Lincoln in the Bardo” returns with a collection of short stories, his first. (Random House: October 18)
“Winners” by Frederic Bachmann
The conclusion of the Beartown series by the author of “Anxious People” and “A Man Called Ove”. (Atria Books: September 27)
The Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Shattering of America by Maggie Haberman
A New York Times reporter’s opinion on the rise and fall of the former most powerful man in the world. (Penguin Press: October 4)
Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story by Bono
Memoirs of the lead singer of a U2 activist and artist. (Knopf: November 1)
“The Light We Carry: Overcoming It in Uncertain Times” by Michelle Obama
A follow-up to the former first lady’s bestseller “Becoming”. (crown: November 15)
“Inside Bridgerton” by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers
A behind-the-scenes account from the executive producers of the Netflix Regency romance. (Scribner/Marysue Rucci wrote: October 25)
“README.txt: A Memoir” by Chelsea Manning
The former US Army intelligence analyst writes about the distribution of classified military records (for which she was sentenced to 35 years in prison) and her struggle with gender identity. (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux: October 18)
TV / Streaming
For the fifth season, Imelda Staunton steps into the shoes of Queen Elizabeth II in a continuation of the life and times of the House of Windsor. (Netflix: November)
Sylvester Stallone, Andrea Savage and Garrett Hedlund star in a mafia story about an ex-con man who sets up a family business in Oklahoma. It’s not the old neighborhood. (Paramount+: November 13)
“the walking Dead”
Just in time for Halloween: zombie survivors (and the unpleasant ones) try to make it through the series’ final eight episodes. (AMC: Starts October 2nd)
“The White Lotus: Blossom Circle”
The tropical resort is open again. After winning 10 Emmy Awards, the series is hoping for repeat customers. (HBO: October 30)
Ron Howard’s 1988 fantasy adventure is given the sequel treatment with a new series, in which Warwick Davis reprises his role as Willow. (Disney+: November 30)
Detroit: Van Gogh in America
A hundred years ago, the Detroit Institute of Art was the first public museum in the United States to purchase a Vincent Van Gogh painting. This exhibition explores the story of how the impressionist person was introduced to America. (Detroit Institute of Art: October 2, 2022 – January 22, 2023)
Los Angeles: picasso paper cut
An exhibition of some little-known works of the artist, which he began to create at the age of nine. (UC Hammer Museum: October 1 – December 31)
Washington, DC: Vermeer secrets
Four works by Johannes Vermeer form the centerpiece of this exhibition, which examines how photographic technology and microscopic studies of his works inform our understanding of the 17th-century Dutch artist. (National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC: October 8, 2022 – January 8, 2023)
New York City: Edward Hopper New York
Urban environment paintings appear in this retrospective of the artist’s work that coincided with the booming growth of New York City. (Whitney Museum of American Art: October 19, 2022 – March 5, 2023)
Chicago: The language of beauty in African art
Over 250 sculptures are on display from across the African continent celebrating indigenous cultures and pre-colonial societies. (Art Institute of Chicago: November 20, 2022 – February 27, 2023)
- Pablo Picasso, “A Woman’s Head”, Cannes, 1957. Wax and graphite crayon on cut and assembled pieces of cardboard. 29 1/2 x 12 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches (75 x 31.5 x 34 cm). National Picasso Museum – Paris. Dation, 1979 © 2022 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
- Edward Hopper, “The Morning Sun,” 1952. Oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 40 1/8 in (71.4 x 101.9 cm). Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Museum purchase, Howald Fund. © 2022 Josephine N. Heirs. Hopper / Licensed by the Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
- Attributed to Ofunua Omi of Oka. helmet mask (mjbdk), the 20th century. Igbo. Nigeria. Dirking Group, Zurich. Photography by Thomas Scheidt, courtesy of Derking, Zurich.
- Johannes Vermeer, “The Girl in the Red Hat”, c. 1666/1667. Oil on painting. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Collection.
- Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). “Self-Portrait”, 1887. Oil on panel by artist mounted on wood panel; 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches (34.9 x 26.7 cm). Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit City Purchase, 22.13.