Entertainment

All of Sony's New Movies Will Hit Netflix Starting in 2022

'Spider-Man,' 'Morbius,' and tons more Sony films will coming to Netflix.

Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures

The¬†Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse¬†sequel, as well titles involving some of Spidey’s villainous buddies like Morbius, will soon be swinging on to Netflix. Sony Pictures announced a huge deal with the streaming service that guarantees that all of its upcoming releases will be able to stream on Netflix after their theatrical windows close starting in 2022.

Previously, only Sony Pictures Animation had this type of deal with Netflix, while the rest of their films would head to Starz, which is why Into the Spiderverse had a home on the platform. Soon, however, Netflix will be the landing spot for every new instalment for all of the studio’s franchises, including any future additions to the Jumanji¬†and¬†Bad Boys cinematic universes. Still, it’s important to remember this won’t start for many months.

As The Hollywood Reporter¬†notes,¬†the next Tom Holland¬†Spider-Man¬†film,¬†Spider-Man: No Way Home, and the¬†Venom¬†sequel,¬†Venom: Let There Be Carnage, will not be on Netflix after their theatrical run since they are scheduled for release later this year. However, should there be more sequels for either of those properties, plus the rest of Sony’s releases, they’ll eventually head to the home of Bridgerton¬†and Stranger Things. (And, let’s face it, it’s hard to imagine there¬†won’t¬†be more Spider-Man and Venom movies.) Though it isn’t as shocking as WarnerMedia’s late 2020 announcement that all of its movies would be available on HBO Max for a 30-day window at the same time they hit theatres, the Netflix-Sony partnership indicates that distribution companies are taking streaming more seriously, even willing to work alongside the streaming giants, and thinking beyond a traditional release pipeline.

Sony’s 2022 slate also includes the video game adaptation¬†Uncharted, the aforementioned¬†Morbius, and the book-to-screen translation¬†Where the Crawdads Sing.

Esther Zuckerman is a senior entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @ezwrites.

Entertainment

Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef,¬†Cuong Nguyen¬†will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.

Victoria

Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.

Queensland

BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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