When a new year comes, what a movie junkie thinks is “Alright, what are we watching this year?” In case you suffer from a movie-obsession illness and ask yourself the same question, this post will be just for you. Don’t worry, this year has prepared a diverse array of dramas, comedies and possible franchise-starters that are set to debut in the upcoming months.
Beauty and The Beast (Initial Release: March 17)
My favourite Disney animated movie which gets the human touch in this live-action remake starring Emma Watson as beast tamer Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. It is a fantastic story of a young and beautiful (don’t start singing Lana Del Rey’s song, please) woman Belle who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. And have you heard Emma Watson singing? Believe me, she is way better than some top singers out there.
So, to see and start reminiscing about your childhood – that’s what I would call it.
Dunkirk (Initial Release: July 21)
“The event that shaped our world” says the official poster of the movie. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk will take us to 1940. The movie is based on real events of WWII and tells about the evacuation of Allied forces from the beaches of Dunkirk, France.
The action drama starring Tom Hardy and Harry Styles will be told from three points of view: the air (planes), the land (on the beach) and the sea (the evacuation of the navy). “For the soldiers embarked in the conflict, the events took place on different temporalities,” explains Nolan.
It will be great…but difficult.
Blade Runner 2049 (Initial Release: October 6)
A sequel of Blade Runner of 1982 will be a dystopian sci-fi noir but over time. The film has become a cult classic, often appearing on lists featuring the most important films of the last thirty plus years.
“Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.”
The film will appear in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D – a treat for older fans who only had the option of a 2D original.
And hm, hm…Gosling as the main character. Well, okay. Already bought a ticket.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Initial Release: September 29)
So, we said goodbye to Harry (Colin Firth) but no, no, of course, he survived that bullet to the head in the first film. That’s quite some trick. And this time we’ll also have Halle Berry and Channing Tatum joined as members of a spy organization.
The second part will tell about Kingsman secret agents heading to the United States to join forces with the Statesman, Kingsman’s American counterpart, after the headquarters is destroyed by a notorious criminal mastermind and member of the secret new world order group “The Golden Circle”.
Despicable Me 3 (Initial Release: June 27)
That is MY TOP ANTICIPATED MOVIE!!! Never mind my age. I still go crazy about animated movies 👶🏻 Someday, my kids will be lucky to have a mom who always watches cartoons with them 😂
Gru, Lucy and the Minions are back and up against a new villain — the shoulder-pad sporting, moonwalking Balthazar Bratt, a former ’80s child star whose show got canceled after he hit puberty. Now he plans on executing a full-fledged world domination.
The film is the fourth in the multi-billion-dollar franchise from Illumination Entertainment. Illumination released the “Despicable Me” spinoff, “Minions,” in 2015. It grossed $1.2 billion worldwide. “Despicable Me” and “Despicable Me 2” debuted in 2010 and 2013, respectively.
So, now you know what will be there for you in cinemas in 2017 😉