5. Poor Things

Release Date: *DELAYED UNTIL 2023*
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Favourite)
Screenwriter: Tony McNamara
Starring: Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo, Margaret Qualley, Christopher Abbott, Kathryn Hunter, Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael, Wayne Brett, Suzy Bemba
Rating: N/A
Trailer Link: N/A
Plot Summary: A postmodern revision of Frankenstein that replaces the traditional monster with Bella Baxter – a beautiful young erotomaniac brought back to life with the brain of an infant. Godwin Baxter’s scientific ambition to create the perfect companion is realized when he finds the drowned body of Bella, but his dream is thwarted by Dr. Archibald McCandless’s jealous love for Baxter’s creation.

4. Babylon

Release Date: December 25th 2022
Director: Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land, First Man)
Screenwriter: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde, Katherine Waterston, Samara Weaving, Jean Smart, Eric Roberts, Jeff Garlin, Phoebe Tonkin, Max Minghella, Lukas Haas, Spike Jonze, Sean O’Bryan, Li Jun Li, Chloe Fineman, Jonah Platt, Flea
Rating: N/A
Trailer Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7HT83wkVss&ab_channel=ParamountPictures
Plot Summary: Set in Hollywood during the transition from silent films to talkies, focusing on a mixture of historical and fictional characters.

3. Men

Release Date: May 20th 2022
Director: Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation, Devs)
Screenwriter: Alex Garland
Starring: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Paapa Essiedu
Rating: R for disturbing and violent content, graphic nudity, grisly images and language
Trailer Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKJ4Thgk1Js 
Plot Summary: A young woman goes on a solo vacation to the English countryside after the death of her ex-husband.

2. Killers of the Flower Moon

Release Date: *DELAYED UNTIL 2023*
Director: Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street)
Screenwriter: Eric Roth
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, Brendan Fraser, John Lithgow, Barry Corbin, Tantoo Cardinal, Louis Cancelmi, Pat Healy, Gary Basaraba, Nathaniel Arcand, Jay Paulson, Joey Oglesby, Joshua Close, Scott Shepherd, Tatanka Means, Steve Witting
Rating: N/A
Trailer Link: N/A
Plot Summary: “Killers of the Flower Moon” tells the story of the Osage Indians, who, in the 1920s, became the wealthiest group of people per capita in the world because of oil under their land in Oklahoma. They were then serially murdered in one of the most sinister crimes in American history, sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.

1. The Killer

Release Date: Late 2022
Director: David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network, Gone Girl)
Screenwriter: Andrew Kevin Walker
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton
Rating: N/A
Trailer Link: N/A
Plot Summary: An assassin who begins to psychologically crack as he develops a conscience, even as his clients continue to demand his skills.

Top 5 Most Anticipated New TV Shows

5. Masters of the Air – Late 2022 (HBO)
4. Halo – March 24th 2022 (Paramount+)
3. House of the Dragon – August 21st 2022 (HBO)
2. Tulsa King – November 13th 2022 (Paramount+)
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – September 2nd 2022 (Amazon Prime Video)

FINAL NOTES: After winning three years in a row Grady in Chicago, Illinois had some competition and actually tied with Brett in Tucson, Arizona for 1st place so both gentlemen won some money. Grady keeps his winning streak alive but Brett looks to upend his streak in the coming years. Thank you to both men for playing and the others who fell short. Film release dates are always subject to change but we here at Top Pun Reviews will update this list if and when they do, as well as updating this list with MPAA ratings and trailer links. I correctly predicted last year that “Disappointment Blvd.”, “Babylon” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” had a good chance of ending up in 2022 and that’s exactly what ended up happening. As I stated yesterday, I have a feeling that all of this year’s Top 10 will end up in 2022 but with the Chinese Virus delaying films over the past two years, you never know what to expect. Top Pun Reviews has adapted with the times and added all kinds of streaming reviews so for those of you who may not be ready to venture back to theaters just yet, we still have you covered on what to check out at home. In case theaters shut down again, Top Pun Reviews is prepared to switch to streaming reviews until theaters are back open to the public. After a record breaking number of reviews in 2021, Top Pun Reviews looks to keep that trend alive as we look to break our own personal record of how many theatrical films, streaming films and TV shows we review in 2022. We hope you will stick around with us as we provide up to date short yet sweet reviews with some entertaining puns and we are also open to suggestions when it comes to TV shows and streaming films to review so your input is more than welcome. Top Pun Reviews hopes you have a safe and healthy 2022 and that you are able to check out some high quality films and TV shows along the way…

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