All the Best New-Release Films to Watch and Keep You Warm This Winter

Best films 2021

With the cold weather well and truly upon us it’s once again time to retreat into our hibernation chambers and dream of when we can bask in the summer sun once more.

While the outdoors isn’t exactly looking friendly at the moment, the indoors certainly is. eBay and HOYTS are currently offering $11 tickets every Tuesday for eBay Tuesdays. That means midweek plans are sorted since, let’s be honest, what else would you want to do on a cold Tuesday except curl up in front of a great new release?

Head to eBay’s offer page for the details. From there you will then be able to get to HOYTS and book your eBay Tuesday tickets for discount showings of all the latest films. eBay Plus members can also get $25 HOYTS LUX tickets if you’re feeling a little fancy.

We’ve rounded up all of the best films that are out right now and will be gracing the silver screen soon to keep you warm over these cold winter nights. Bear in mind that with the pandemic still ongoing, times and releases are subject to change.


This month is a big one with a few rollovers from June that are worth catching if you haven’t yet.

Black Widow
A side story to the Natasha Romanov saga set after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Black Widow is on the run and forced to confront her past in the 24th Marvel blockbuster.

The long-awaited live-action origin story of the wicked puppy-stealer from 101 Dalmatians. Emma Stone takes the titular role which gives us insight into what makes her so devilish. Glenn Close, the original voice actor, also executive produces.

Fast & Furious 9
An easy one for the simple, silly action film crowd. If you’ve been a fan of the series since the start, you’ll know it just gets bigger and more ridiculous – in a good way. This time we see Dom face off against his long lost brother – John Cena.

In The Heights
A big screen remake of the acclaimed musical of the same name written by none other than Hamilton legend, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Fans of the international Broadway phenomenon will love this tale of immigrant struggle in Washington Heights.

Space Jam: A New Legacy
LeBron James stars as himself in this zany action-comedy. James and his son are trapped in a virtual world by an evil AI (Don Cheadle) and must team up with the Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Tweety, Sylvester, Lola, and Speedy Gonzales to escape.

Gunpowder Milkshake
A badass, all-female ensemble featuring Karen Gillan and Lena Headey as elite assassins working for a ruthless crime syndicate called The Firm. It’s got hints of John Wick but with a little more humour and sass thrown in and looks to be an explosive good time.

Dream Horse
A heart-warming true tale of a small Welsh town that produces a champion racehorse. Starring our own Toni Collette as a bar-owner who manages to raise up her struggling community, it’s the kind of feel-good film we all need right now.

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It
Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return for their third outing as the paranormal investigators we know and love. This time, the Warren’s are looking into the true story of Arne Johnson, a man they claim, during his trial, was possessed as he carried out an uncharacteristic murder.

Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins
The masked, silent comic book legend is finally getting his own origin story. Larry Hama, the creator of the character, joins the crew to provide an authentic explanation for how the super hero earned his ninja skills as he faces down the Joes biggest rivals, Cobra.

If you’re a fan of M. Night Shyamalan – or willing to forgive his last few films – this one could be a good watch. A family on holiday find themselves ageing rapidly on a beach in a mystery-thriller race against time.


August looks to be setting up as an excellent time to be a film fan with action and heartwarming historical drama taking centre stage.

The Suicide Squad
A heist mission in which a rag-tag bunch of villains are sent to destroy and old Nazi-era prison and laboratory in South America. It’s an ensemble cast featuring a tonne of big names and will see the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Jennifer Hudson is the queen of soul in this sweeping biopic that tells the story of Aretha Franklin. It follows Franklin from her childhood singing gospel in Detroit, through her political activism and support of Angela Davis, to her chart topping success with uncountable hits.

Free Guy
This one looks wild. Okay so, Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, and Jodie Comer star in a weird Elf meets The Truman Show meets Ready Player One mash up and it’s produced by the studio who brought you Deadpool. That should be all you need to get fired up for Free Guy.

The Cave
The epic rescue of the Wild Boars football team from a cave in Thailand. Remember a few years ago when 12 young boys and their coach got trapped in a cave and Elon Musk called the guy who freed them a “paedo”? Well, here’s the full story, thankfully, without Musk.

Hugh Jackman plays a private investigator of the mind searching for a vanished client. From one of the co-creators of Westworld, the film is a psychological thriller set in a not-too-distant Miami and sees Jackman plunge headfirst into a world of conspiracy and intrigue.

Jordan Peele brings us a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that you probably remember from a childhood sleepover. The hook-handed supernatural killer who once haunted the projects now returns to the gentrified suburbs through word-of-mouth legend.

No Sudden Move
Director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven) is back on familiar ground with an ensemble cast of criminals working together to find the truth of a heist gone wrong. It’s got almost everyone in it including Jon Hamm, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, David Harbour, and Julia Fox.

Films to Keep You Warm

eBay and HOYTS have turned up the heat on the chilly days ahead with eBay Tuesdays. All you need to do to get hold of them is head to the eBay site and then click through to HOYTS to book those $11 tickets.

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