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 starring Johnny Depp, Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Penelope Cruz

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.





Movies I Need to See 2017

June 2017

2. Wonder Woman – Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright. Seen.

2. Lady Macbeth – based on a novel in which a 19th-century bride is sold to a middle-aged man.

16. Book of Henry – Naomi Watts, Lee Pace. Single mom raises two boys, one is a genius.

July 2017

21. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Director: Luc Besson, John Goodman, Clive Owen, Rihanna. Based on comics. Scifi thriller.

28. Coldest City – spy thriller – Charlize Theron, John Goodman, James MacAvoy,

August 2017

4. – Emoji Movie – Animation – In a world populated only by emojis, one emoji is abnormal because he has more than one expression. Nope

4. – All I See Is You – Thriller – Blake Lively – she gets corneal transplants and sees her marriage in a whole new way.

25. – Villa Capri – Action comedy – con men defend their community against a threat. Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Rene Russo.

September 2017

8. – Stephen King’s It Part One

22. – Victoria and Abdul – Judi Dench – a little-known story about Queen Victoria’s friendship with Abdul Karim.

Flatliners – a remake of the 1990 film that I thought had enormous potential.

October 2017

6. – Blade Runner 2049 – Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright.

13. – The Commuter – Liam Neeson – a thriller about a guy stuck on a train.

20. – Geostorm – A scifi adventure with Gerard Butler and Ed Harris, Andy Garcia, Jim Sturgess.

November 2017

3. – Thor: Ragnarok – The continuing saga of the troubled family of Norse gods.

10. – Red Sparrow – spy story – based on Jason Matthew’s novel – starring Jennifer Lawrence.

17. – Justice League – DC superheroes – Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, J. K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Ciaran Hinds.

22. – Coco – Disney/Pixar – Musical about the Day of the Dead

22. – Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie – starring Johnny Depp, Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Penelope Cruz

22. – Let It Snow – 3 romances woven together based on stories by John Green

Amy Adams


Amy Adams

I know her from: Enchanted, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, American Hustle, Leap Year, Julie & Julia, The Muppets, Trouble with the Curve

Other work: Man of Steel, Big Eyes, Sunshine Cleaner

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.

Note to Self: Don’t Forget These Upcoming Movies

Star Trek Beyond (July 2016)

Space Between Us (August 2016) alien kid coming of age
Ben Hur (August 2016)
Collide (August 2016) chase movie
Florence Foster Jenkins (August 2016) they made a movie about her. MUST see.
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (August 2016) documentary
Kubo and the Two Strings (August 2016) animation
Book of Henry (September 2016) single mom raises 2 sons (Naomi Watts/Lee Pace)
Snowden (September 2016) not excited about the story but Joseph Gordon Levitt
Bridget Jones’ Baby (September 2016) I dunno. hated the sequel.
Light Between the Oceans (September 2016) book by M. L. Stedman – want to see even if Michael Fassbender – has Rachel Weisz who will balance him.
Masterminds (September 2016) comedy heist
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (September 2016)
Queen of Katwe (September 2016) Mira Nair directing
Monster Calls (October 2016)
Birth of a Nation (October 2016)
Nocturnal Animals (November 2016) thriller based on novel Tom & Susan by Austin Wright – Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams
Disappointments Room (November 2016) haunted house – Kate Beckinsale
Seasons (November 2016) scif adventure
Doctor Strange (November 2016) WANT
Lion (November 2016) Dev Patel – boy traces his family after becoming lost as a child
Moana (November 2016) disney sea adventure

Legend of Tarzan (2016)

Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz

Tarzan, now much refined as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, is sent to the Congo, unaware that he is a target.

It’s probably going to be terrible. I’m definitely going to watch it.