Poll: What’s Your Fall 2017 Film?

With August always a dicey film dumping ground, it’s time to turn our attention to September, October and November and the fall slate of films.  There are the two obvious giants in November with Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, both of which are looking pretty good from their Comic Con trailers.  There’s Denis Villenueve’s Blade Runner 2049, Kenneth Brannagh’s Murder on the Orient Express remake, the Coen Brothers Suburbicon, the adaptation of the non-fiction bestseller Thank You for Your Service, and Disney/Pixar’s actual 2017 effort in Coco.  Then September has some intriguing possibilities with the Jennifer Lawrence/Javier Bardem, Darren Arnofsky-directed mother!  Also bowing in September is Tom Cruise’s American Made and Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton in American Assassin.  Which of these ten films has you the most excited?  Voting will end on August 30th, because as KT readers know, the September is poll is one of the two biggest of the year: the choosing of THE BEST SHOW ON TV.  So, cast your votes, and we’ll see which film is the fall’s most anticipated!
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Movie Review: Atomic Blonde (2017) *Hardly Nuclear*

Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde
Charlize Theron is undoubtedly the best action actress working today and Atomic Blonde, adapted from the comic book “The Coldest City”, does nothing but cement that status.  Directed by David Leitch, one of the creators of John Wick, Atomic Blonde isn’t so much a female Wick as it is a hybrid of Salt and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.  It has some great action set pieces, but a largely boilerplate espionage script that’s elevated by the talent of Theron and co-star James McAvoy. Continue reading Movie Review: Atomic Blonde (2017) *Hardly Nuclear*