Movies Not to Miss 2017

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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.

 

 

 

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Movies I Need to See 2017

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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

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Benedict Cumberbatch

I know him from: Sherlock, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Wreckers, Van Gogh: Painted with Words

Other works: Imitation Game, Jungle Book, Fifth Estate, Parade’s End, Doctor Strange!!!!!!!!!

Amy Adams

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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

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes

I know him from: Prince Caspian & Stardust

Other works: Dorian Gray

 

Alex Kingston

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Alex Kingston

Country of Origin:  U.K.

I know her from:  Doctor Who

Other works:  ER

 

More 2016 Movies to Add

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 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)