Monday, July 31, 2017

2017 Fall/Winter Movies

Well, we're at the end of the movies I was looking forward to for the summer. I was pretty happy with my picks overall, though critics and the box office seem to disagree with me on a few of my favorites. Still, Wonder Woman did fantastic, and Spider-Man was pretty good. Woo! Alien: Covenant was better than I had feared; but not as good as I wanted. Life and The Void were so good, even if no one saw them.

Anyway, it's time to talk about the back half of 2017. Here's what looks good, if you ask me.

September 8 - It The remake of the classic Tim Curry adaptation of the Stephen King book. I'm not a Tim Curry fanatic, so I've probably got a lower bar than a lot of folks for this flick. I want a creepy clown who is also an arachnid monster that must be shot in the deadlights with the power of belief. Or something equally dumb.

September 22 - Kingsman: The Golden Circle This is the squeal to the campy spy movie from a few years ago. It looks just as fun, and it's got Halle Berry, whose absence in movies I care about has been noted for a few years.

September 29 - Flatliners I'm a sucker for horror scifi. I also like Ellen Page a whole big bunch. the premise is something I've seen before (The Lazarus Effect is my favorite example of this trope) but there's room for another in my heart.

October 6 - Blade Runner 2049 Man... I'm worried about this. Harrison Ford hasn't exactly been amazing lately. There's a lot of room for this to go wrong, what with Phillip K. Dick being super dead and all.  But the trailers seem fine. The soundtrack is good. It sounds like they're using the good ending from the first movie, so that's awesome.

October 27 - Professor Marston & the Wonder Women is the story of the creator of Wonder Woman. Professor Marston was a psychology professor who explored polyamory and kink (specifically bondage) in the 1920s and 30s. Obviously this is SUPER RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS allcaps. It's only getting limited release and as of right now there are no theaters listed for it in my area. I'm stoked to check it out, however I have to do that.

November 3 - Thor: Ragnarok This trailer is so good. Of course I'm going.

November 17 - Justice League Oh boy. I'm not 100% sold on this, but that hasn't stopped me in the past. The Flash looks pretty good. It's probably smart of them to strike while the Wonder Woman fire is hot. Cyborg has never been my favorite DC character, but he looks pretty cool. I'm still a fan of Batfleck. ...I think I'm selling myself on this.

December 1 - The Disaster Artist This is a Franco/Rogan joint. I usually enjoy those. I'm not as big a "The Room" fan as many people, but I'm familiar enough with that train wreck to enjoy a lampooning of it.

December 15 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi I liked the last one. I'm probably going to like this one. It's a good time to be alive.

December 25 - The Greatest Showman PT Barnum is a super interesting guy. Add Hugh Jackman? In. I'm afraid they're going to downplay the huckster aspect of this in an attempt to make him more likable. Also, I'm not a fan of musicals so... this might be a tough pill to swallow. I'm keeping an eye on it.

That takes us to the end of 2017. A lot of the winter/spring movies of 2018 don't have trailers yet, so I guess those movies will get covered in December. Spoiler: Black Panther. Did I miss any movies you're interested in?

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