Movies TO See: August 2017 Edition

A compiled list to help you weed out the good vs the bad to save your time, money and brain cells. A link to the trailer has been provided in the title. 

The Dark Tower (Aug 4/17) 

I haven’t read the book by Stephen King but this looks like it might live up to the hype.

 Detroit (Aug 4/17)

 Based on the true events that occurred during the civil unrest in 1967.

Kidnap (Aug 4/17) 

The intense movie about a mom (Halle Berry) who witnesses her sons kidnapping and her frantic attempts to try and catch the people who took him.

Wind River (Aug 4/17)

A rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) teams up with a local game tracker (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the death of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation.  Looks like an interesting mystery thriller but I’ll admit I will probably never get to it.

Annabelle: Creation (Aug 11/17)

I never saw the first Annabelle movie but perhaps now may be the type.  Though most horror movies never turn out good anyway, it is always fun to keep the potentials on the radar.

The Glass Castle (Aug 11/17) 

I’m a little on the fence with this one.  Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, the book is usually better but I must admit I welcome movies on movies like these that I know I will never get to.

In This Corner of the World (Aug 11/17)

My new interest in watching anime probably plays a role in this but the few animated Asian films that come to theatres are usually both beautiful and have a great storyline.

The Only Living Boy in New York (Aug 11/17) 

The actors and actresses in the movie really make it.  As for the story itself it is okay.  I probably will never see this movie but it has peeked my interest.

Logan Lucky (Aug 18/17) 

I don’t know what is going on with me this month.  I think it is Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig that are distracting me, even though I know how stupid this looks.

 The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Aug 18/17)

Okay, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson look hilarious in this action packed movie.

Shot Caller (Aug 18/17) 

Yet another movie that is normally nowhere near my interests or TO SEE list, yet here we are.

Patti Cake$ (Aug 18/17)

 Honey Boo Boo all grown up in this Eminem 8 Mile remake.

Tulip Fever (Aug 25/17)

I have been wanting to see this movie for so long.  I have lost track of the amount of times the release date has been pushed.  Give me my Christoph Waltz!

Birth of the Dragon (Aug 25/17)

Taking inspiration from Bruce Lee movies comes the story of his life before he became a movie star and a modern take on the classic films.

Movies To See: July 2017 Edition

A compiled list to help you weed out the good vs the bad to save your time, money and brain cells. A link to the trailer has been provided in the title. 
 
I really liked the first remake of Planet of the Apes.  I never saw the originals and probably won’t.  They don’t have the same effect watching now as they did back then.  I did not see the last Planet of the Apes movie but I would be willing to catch up so I can see this one.
 
I’m a bit torn on this one.  I wouldn’t mind seeing it though I think there will be too many lulls in the movie and in the end not very impressed.
 
I’m not a war movie fan and I won’t be seeing this one, but you can’t avoid the fact that it was directed by Christopher Nolan and would be a great movie should you like this sort.
 
A must see for the visuals alone but it looks like it will also have a great story though the cast has me wavering.
Get ready for what is sure to be the next bridesmaids.
I love these kinds of spy/agent movies.  Starring James McAvoy (plus) and Charlize Theron as a sexy killer (plus plus).
 
I can’t believe I would actually say that you should see a movie about Emojis.  There will be some guaranteed laughs which should hopefully make it worth it, but the novelty comes from the fact that we love emojis.

Movies To See: June 2017 Edition

A compiled list to help you weed out the good vs the bad to save your time, money and brain cells. A link to the trailer has been provided in the title. 
Everyone is buzzing about this movie and I think it will live up to the expectations.
 
I was a fan of the original Mummy films, though I have my doubts about this one.  It reminds me of the character of Enchantress from Suicide Square who ruined the movie.
 
We got a 4D sneak peak experience for this one while we were in Disneyland which was pretty cool.  The third instalment on Disney’s hit Cars.  I may have to re-watch Cars 1 and 2 prior to seeing this one though.
 
I am behind by about 20 Transformer movies it seems but I seem to have a soft spot for these and at least have an interest in watching them someday.
 
Who doesn’t love Rom-Com’s?  Come on!  You laugh, you cry, you escape and unfortunately you usually forget about the movie, but it was fun while it lasted.  Hopefully this one sticks.
 
We can’t help but love those little Minions, enough that we are already on a 4th movie.  Can you believe that?
 
 

13 Minutes (Elser) (Pushed from March 17 to June 30)

Based on the true events of an ordinary man in 1939 who made an attempt to kill Hitler and stop him during his height of power.

Movies TO See: May 2017 Edition

A compiled list to help you weed out the good vs the bad to save your time, money and brain cells. A link to the trailer has been provided in the title. 

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (May 5)

The highly anticipated sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy.  If you haven’t seen the first, even if you aren’t the Marvel superhero type, you should give it a chance.

3 Generations (May 5)

Elle Fanning seems to have a way of taking any role and making it work for her.  In 3 Generations her character is a girl going through transition to a boy and the dynamics between her, her mother and her lesbian grandmother.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (May 12)

Is it just me or does anyone else think of a Knight’s Tale when watching this preview?  While I’m not entirely convinced the movie will live up to the graphics, if it’s like a Knight’s Tale I’m willing to give it a chance.

Snatched (May 12)

Everyone is excited to see this movie because of Amy Schumer.  I’m more looking forward to Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack and Wanda Sykes and less Amy Schumer, but I’ll take it.

Alien: Covenant (May 19)

I’ve never seen any of the Alien movies, but I know there are many of you excited to watch these vagina pods hatch on a foreign planet and start killing.

Everything, Everything (May 19)

Adapted from the YA novel of the same name, I’m actually not entirely sold on this one.  It has everything I would normally want which makes me think it should be on the TO see list, but I feel like it is going to fall flat and should really be on the NOT to see.

Baywatch (May 25)

We all know this will likely end in disaster, but nostalgia wins once again.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (May 26)

I can’t believe they are still making these movies and that they are actually still good!

Movies TO See: April 2017 Edition

A compiled list to help you weed out the good vs the bad to save your time, money and brain cells. A link to the trailer has been provided in the title. 

Ghost In The Shell (March 31)

I never saw any of the original Ghost In The Shell stuff but the preview for this movie is breathtaking and amazing.

The Boss Baby (March 31)

Yet another animated film of forced laughter.  We all know the movie is ridiculous and we will unfortunately laugh and we will all end up seeing it at some point so lets just get it over with so we can put it all behind us.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (March 31)

The amazing story of a real life wife and mother who used the family’s zoo as a way to save peoples lives during WWII.  Really looking forward to this one.

 Smurfs: The Lost Village (April 7)

I still have not caved and watched any of the new Smurf movies.  Though I’m sure many of you are excited to see this I remain hesitant.

Going In Style (April 7)

When the banks screw you over, it’s time to screw over the banks.  Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane and Alan Arkin, the three elderly gentleman have had enough and decide to plan their own heist.

The Case For Christ (April 7)

I like the adventure and research aspect of the film as it reminds me of the Da Vinci Code.

Gifted (April 7)

Starring Chris Evans comes a cute film about a young girl who is a genius and her uncles fight to give her a life and a childhood.

Your Name (April 7)

A super cute anime film about a young girl and man switch places at random trying to cope with the changes and discover what their connection means.

Aftermath (April 7)

Although it looks like it would be a good movie, I feel like Arnold’s performance won’t live up to his name.

Their Finest (April 7)

I must have been British in my past life because I tend to love everything about them.  During the destruction of the war, a group set out to make a film to boost the moral of the people.

Mine (April 7)

Who would have thought that a movie about a man standing on a land mine and waiting for help in the middle of the desert, unable to move, could look so thrilling?

The Fate of the Furious (April 14)

I actually really liked the first Fast and the Furious, I watched it about 100 times or more, but after that I kind of stopped watching.  I’ve seen parts of some of the others, but I still have hope for the franchise.  One day I will watch them all.

The Lost City of Z (April 14)

Based on the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett comes an epic adventure starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller.

Queen of the Desert (April 7)

Another film based on the true story of of the British explorer Gertrude Bell starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco and Robert Pattinson again!  Who doesn’t like a little adventure?

A Quiet Passion (April 14)

Cynthia Nixon stars as Emily Dickinson and while there is something a bit off about her in this role, it looks very well done.

Disneynature: Born In China (April 21)

It’s hard not wanting to watch adorable animals in their natural habitat filmed in stunning quality.

The Circle (April 28)

Hot off the heels from Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson stars in the new technological thriller of an Apple-esque company whose goal is to share knowledge, but what does a world look like when everyone is watching you?

Movies To See: March 2017 Edition

A compiled list to help you weed out the good vs the bad to save your time, money and brain cells. A link to the trailer has been provided in the title. 

Logan (March 3)

Set in the future, the story of Logan (Wolverine) continues with the introduction of a young girl with similar abilities.  Could this be the creation of a new generation of X-Men?

The Shack (March 3)

Now this movie should be on the not to see list based on my dislike of the book of the same name (review available).  The book and film are deeply rooted in religion and finding god.  The film hosts  a group of very well known actors and actresses including: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Radha Mitchell, Graham Greene II and even Tim McGraw.  Though I will not being seeing this movie in theatres there is a nagging voice in the back of my mind to watch it to compare to the book.  There are many of you who will want to see this to supply your addiction of sadness and inspiration so it will remain on the To see list.

Before I Fall (March 3)

Based on the novel of the same name the story is of a girl who seemingly has everything until one day, her only day, begins to repeat itself over and over no matter what she does.  During this she realizing that her life may not be so perfect after all and she needs to make some serious changes before her time runs out.

Table 19 (March 3)

Regrettably I am putting this movie on the To see list!  It pains me to do this but this seemingly predictable yet, what the heck is going on, movie is funny and full of predictable romantic comedy sap which we all can’t help but love.  Based on the preview you would think this is a week long wedding adventure where everyone wears the same outfit every day, but somehow they manage to fit it into a weekend.

Headshot (March 3)

I must admit the beginning of the preview lost me fast as most film festival films don’t cut it for me, then suddenly everything changed and the preview turned into a pretty badass action film reminiscent of the Kill Bills.  This may be worth a shot after all.

Kong: Skull Island (March 10)

Though I probably won’t ever see this movie, it is still slightly intriguing and may appeal to many of you.  What is it about these Kong movies that keep us coming back?  Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, Tom Wilkinson and John Goodman the film is full of familiar faces, but a movie we assume to be about Kong suddenly becomes about about an island full of giant monsters.

Kidnap (March 10)

Starring Halle Berry in this badass film about a mother who will stop at nothing to get her son back from a group of people who have kidnapped her son.

Brimstone (March 10)

Summary from Flixster “Wrongly accused of a crime she didn’t commit, a frontier woman turned fugitive is hunted by a vengeful preacher in the menacing inferno of the old American West.”  Starring Dakota Fanning and based on the title we can only assume a little witch hunt may be on the agenda.

Beauty and the Beast (March 17)

The movie of all movies and the one I have been waiting months and months and months to see, as we all have.  It will be a nightmare trying to get to this movie when it opens in theatres and fully expect an audience full of people singing and laughing and talking (I may talk during shows but not at the theatre, I’m not a total monster).  I will definitely be trying to get the 18+ VIP theatre seats for this one.

T2: Trainspotting (March 17)

I’m sure I’ve seen the original but did not enjoy it enough to remember any of it.  I know there are may of you looking forward to this one though.  I hope it does the fas justice as I have no intention or desire of seeing this.

The Belko Experiment (March 17)

A disturbing movie about a corporation who turns their high rise into a social experiment.  While the building is in lockdown a voice over the intercom advises that the works must follow their commands and kill other workers, if they do not, then the building will kill double of the first request themselves.  Not a theatre movie but on par with one of those Netflix horror movie nights.

13 Minutes (Elser) (March 17)

Based on the true events of an ordinary man in 1939 who made an attempt to kill Hitler and stop him during his height of power.

Power Rangers (March 24)

Continuing with our childhood revamp we have a darker more badass version of Power Rangers! Who didn’t like Power Rangers?

Life (March 24)

Though I don’t mind some alien space movies, this one is very much a curiosity killed the cat movie and I’m not completely sold on it yet, though Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds do help.

CHiPs (March 24)

It pains me to have this on the TO see list.  A movie adaptation of the tv series from the 70’s/80’s come a movie about two bad cops who are assigned to a case to uncover some dirty cops.  Naturally the two are relatively incompetent and you all want to see this, you will laugh and then when the movie is over you will never discuss the movie or think of it again.  A sort of defence mechanism for your brain to wipe it of such evils but who am I to deny you of some escape laughter?

Ghost In The Shell (March 31)

I never saw any of the original Ghost In The Shell stuff but the preview for this movie is breathtaking and amazing.

The Boss Baby (March 31)

Yet another animated film of forced laughter.  We all know the movie is ridiculous and we will unfortunately laugh and we will all end up seeing it at some point so lets just get it over with so we can put it all behind us.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (March 31)

The amazing story of a real life wife and mother who used the family’s zoo as a way to save peoples lives during WWII.  Really looking forward to this one.

Movies TO See: February 2017 Edition

A compiled list to help you weed out the good vs the bad to save your time, money and brain cells. A link to the trailer has been provided in the title. 

Rings (Feb 3)

I feel like we have already seen this during one of the last few ring movies, but I suppose we best watch it and get it over with.

The Space Between Us (Feb 3)

The first human is born on Mars and he grows up in a very small isolated group.  His only friend is a girl he chats with on the computer from Earth. When he is given the chance to go to Earth to meet her and find his father he experiences the wonders of the world in a way we all take for granted each day.

Renegades (Feb 3) – Moved to Sept 1/17 –

Navy seals on assignment in Europe discover the legend of Nazi treasure hidden at the bottom a lake is true.  They try to retrieve the treasure and return it to the rightful owners, while trying to complete their mission.

John Wick: Chapter 2 (Feb 10)

I never saw the first John Wick movie but I like the higher budget action adventure films starring secret agent types.  I must admit though that I was very close to putting this on the not to see list because of Keanu Reeves.  I like everything about the trailer except him.

The Lego Batman Movie (Feb 10)

I haven’t seen the Lego Movie and I imagine I won’t be seeing this one either, but I know many of you are looking forward to seeing this one.

Fifty Shades Darker (Feb 10)

Say what you want, we all want to see this movie.

The Great Wall (Feb 17)

Matt Damon is looking really out of place in this movie, but I am loving the colors and scenes that remind me of the movie Hero.

A Cure For Wellness (Feb 17)

This movie looks very dark and strange, but I think if we stay with it it may surprise us.

A United Kingdom (Feb 17)

Based on the true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana who fell in love, and married an office worker from London.  Despite the immense opposition they received the two overcame their odds and remained together.

Tulip Fever (Feb 24)

The release date for this one lied to me once before, but I am still really looking forward to seeing this.  Also, I love Christoph Waltz.

Get Out (Feb 24)

Chris is meeting his girlfriends parents for the first time and is concerned about the color of his skin.  The small town welcome he receives will give you chills as he struggles to escape the seemingly pleasant town.