Movies Not to Miss 2017


Baby Driver – The Wheels in the aftermath of a failed heist.

Battle of the Sexes – fictional telling of Billie Jean King and Bobby Rigg’s tennis match in 1973.  Emma Stone, Steven Carell.  Hope it’s funny.

The Beguiled – A remake by Sofia Coppola of the Clint Eastwood film.  I really enjoyed the suspense of the original.  Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell.

Blade Runner 2049 – A sequel.  Harrison Ford is back but Ryan Gosling is the protagonist.

Free Fire – (already released) Ben Wheatley directs. Action/Suspense.  Not sure of this one.

Dark Tower – Stephen King series. Starring Idris Elba.  I would have thought they would have made a limited series instead.  Releases July 28

Jackie – (already released) Jacqueline Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband’s assassination. Natalie Portman.

Lego Batman Movie.

Logan – Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.  I missed seeing The Wolverine, though.

Murder on the Orient Express.  This time around Kenneth Branagh is Poirot.  And he directs.  I wish they would remake some of her other novels: And Then There Were None, Peril at End House, Sad Cypress, The Man in the Brown Suit, or Death Comes as the End.  Oh well. Releases Nov. 22

Red Sparrow – Based on the historical spy novel by Jason Matthews. Jennifer Lawrence. People have raved to me about the book.

Suburbicon – Written by George Clooney and the Cohen Brothers. Starring Matt Damon.  1950s man plots to kill his wife but he is discovered.  Supposed to be funny.

Suspiria – Remake of the classic Dario Argento horror film.  Cast includes Tilda Swinton.

Thor: Ragnarok – checking in with the Norse gods.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Directed and Written by Martin McDonagh who is responsible for In Bruges.  Which means I want to see it.  A woman (Frances McDormand) whose daughter has been murdered becomes frustrated with the progress of the investigation by the police (Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell). She paints 3 messages outside of town.  Violence and (I assume) awesomeness follow.




More 2016 Movies to Add

 August 2016

A Tale of Love and Darkness (very worthy but directed by Natalie Portman)

Ben Hur

Kubo and the Two Strings

Southside with You (first date of Barack and Michelle Obama)

September 2016

9th Life of Louis Drax (boy mysteriously cheats death 8 times)

Denial (court case proving the Holocaust to a denier.)

October 2016

Girl on the Train (based on the thriller)

Handmaiden (based on Fingersmith)

November 2016

Rogue One (Felicity Jones, Star Wars)

Note to Self: More Movies Not to Miss

La La Land (December 2016) Emma Stone, J. K. Simmons – period hollywood musical.

Kidnap (December 2016) Halle Berry – mom rescues kid
Passengers (December 2016) WANT Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt in a scifi/love story. I most looking forward to their press junket. Two sweeties without filters facing the same dull questions from vapid reporters – it’s an early Christmas present
Sing (December 2016) it sounded stupid but the trailer won me over
Best Man Wedding (December 2016)
Bounce Back (December 2016)
Hidden Figures (January 2017) Taraji P. Henson (YESSS) but there’s more – Octavia Spencer, Jim Parsons and it’s about 3 African American women who were the main force in NASA’s launch of John Glenn. How could you not watch it? My brain melts.
Table 19 (January 2017) drama
God Particle (February 2017) scifi adventure
Great Wall (February 2017) Matt Damon – horror
Cure for Wellness (February 2017) thriller
Same Kind of Different as Me (February 2017) Renee Zellweger – drama
King Kong: Skull Island (March 2017) Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and the luminous Tom Hiddleston
Beauty and the Beast (March 2017) Emma Watson, Stanley Tucci , Ian McKellan, Ewan McGregor,
Knights of the Round Table (March 2017)
Life (March 2017) scifi
Ghost in the Shell (March 2017) Scarlett Johansson
Wonder (March 2017) drama
Going in Style (March 2017) comedy caper
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 2017) yes. yes. YES. YESSSSSSS.
Barbie (May 2017) live action. hmmm. dunno.