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.

Movies TO See: January 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. 

Underworld: Blood Wars (Jan 6)

Surprised to see another one, but so glad that Kate Beckinsale is still the lead.  I loved the first one and I’ll always have a soft spot for vampires and werewolves.

Sleepless (Jan 13)

Not usually into dirty cop films (ha!) but when they add the kidnapping, action and big budgets it does help a little.

Monster Trucks (Jan 13)

A mix between E.T., Free Willy and Herbie the Love Bug comes a family fun movie about an octopus alien thing that tries to combine itself with a car becoming a half transformer to save our young friend and to break our hearts when he must go home to be with his kind.  Kind of ruined the whole movie for you, but this is on the TO see list for you and not so much for me.

A Hundred Streets (Jan 13)

I’m a bit on the fence with this one.  I’d say I normally wouldn’t see it but there’s something about the Brits that I love that makes me this it may be a gooder.

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (Jan 20)

I may have see the first one or parts of it, but I do enjoy these secret agent action movies with a nice mix of story, action, comedy and money.

Split (Jan 20)

A movie starring James McAvoy who has 23 different personalities.  The film follows his transformation as he kidnaps a group of girls and keeps them locked up, interacting with the girls as multiple people.  I’m thinking James McAvoy will be getting a lot of recognition for this role.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Jan 27)

You know I loved this movie when it first came out, but somewhere around the 20th film I stopped watching.  Perhaps I will pick it up again before watching the final movie….but the final movie was also 10 movies back.

A Dog’s Purpose (Jan 28)

Prepare to laugh, love and cry as we follow the story of a dog who is reincarnated into another dog after each time he dies.  We see the families stories that he lives with and I’m thinking they are all connected.  I would really have to question the person who sees this and doesn’t tear up.

Gold (Jan 27)

Based on true events about a man who at his bottom manages to find a gold mine, literally.    I imagine it would be a good film, but the likelihood of me watching it seems rather slim.

Movies TO See: December 2016 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. 

Jackie (Dec 2)

I may not ever see this movie, and especially not in theatres, but Natalie Portman’s portrayal of Jackie Kennedy and the assassination of John F. Kennedy looks like a really interesting film.

The Brand New Testament (Dec 9)

Partially because there are so few movies TO see this December, but also because of it’s unexpected humour.  A very different depiction of God.  He is an ass, and spends his time tormenting the people of earth, but when his daughter provides the date and time for when everyone will die, people try to decide what they will do with the rest of their time and some go a little crazy.

The Bounce Back (Dec 9)

You know… I’m trying to tell you what this movie is about but you won’t let me get passed the words Shemar Moore.  A bit of a romantic comedy about opposites attracting.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Dec 16)

I may not be familiar with the Star Wars series, but I am familiar enough to know that this is a must see for many of you.

Collateral Beauty (Dec 16)

A very deep story reminiscent to that of a Christmas Carol at the perfect time of year starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Michael Pena, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley and Kate Winslet.  Frankly, I would be shocked to find out that this was not a good movie.

Solace (DVD Release date Dec 16)

This is more like it, things are starting to pick up for the month of December.  Starring Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell, Hopkins is a retired physician with psychic powers and the killer (Farrell) has similar abilities, only better.

Assassin’s Creed (Dec 21)

I’m only vaguely familiar of the title from video games, but the movie actually looks pretty cool.

Passengers (Dec 21)

I happen to like Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence and sometimes certain space movies really work for me.  There is something strange and almost predictable about this movie, but it still looks interesting.

Sing (Dec 21)

Singing and dancing animals.  Something that will forever be in films as a source of comedy for the young and old.  Am I the only one who silently cringes that we will forever resort to this?  You don’t even know what the movie is about.  All you know is there are singing and dancing animals and you know all of you want to see it.

A Monster Calls (Dec 23)

Based on the book of the same name.  I haven’t read the book but I feel like this is one where you really should read the book first to truly understand and add depth to the story, but is not a necessity.

Why Him? (Dec 25)

Although I did not want to put this on the TO see list, I know many of you will want to waste your time on this.  Why Him? is a nice family film to bring your daughters and their boyfriends to to silently show your dislike for them, but then realize your message in the film will provide the reverse effect that one day you may come to be one happy family.