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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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24 thoughts on “Poll: What’s Your Fall 2017 Film?”

  1. Murder on the Orient Express is nothing but a lazy, greedy attempt to make a buck. Kenneth Branagh is as much Poirot as white is black (oh, wait he is the director as well – that will explain the lead role), and it is sad to see this ageing stars ensemble. Pitiful, I cannot imagine anyone right in their head going to see it.

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    1. I didn’t like the first trailer either, but in Brannagh’s defense, I don’t think Agatha Christie is something that’s even in the pop culture radar anymore. I don’t think she’s widely read at least in the States, and yeah the cast is mostly veteran actors, but it is Daisy Ridley’s first non-Star Wars movie. It’s definitely not my pick for the fall, but it’s not like Sony rebooting Resident Evil the week it hit blu ray. It’s been a long time since the original. Devil’s advocate. It very well could suck.

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      1. Well, I was born and raised in Russia, and it is hard for me to imagine anyone there not knowing who Agatha Christie is, and I am not even talking about the English-speaking world. As for the-remake, if 1974 sounds a long time ago for you cinema-wise, than I have nothing more to say.

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      2. I was talking relative to the speed with which people turn things around in remakes these days. 43 years is nothing compared to some of the other remakes. Obviously a film from the 70s should stand, but that’s the mindless studio attitude so if they’re going to remake something, that seems old to them. I read Christie growing up in the states, but I got them from my grandfather. She hasn’t been in the mainstream here in a longtime and in the UK at least they have had BBC shows based on her works forever, but it’s only recently the BBC has even been available widespread in the the US, so let’s hope it sparks a Christie renaissance!

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      3. It looks like they’ve made a very slick and maybe even edgy film out of Orient Express, and I’m looking forward to being in the audience when the solution is revealed, because that solution (which was once famous) is the greatest in the history of this literary form, except for maybe The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, another Christie (of course). But if this movie brings people to the books, I fear they will put the books down again really quickly, because they are so proper and genteel, so free of darkness and angst and edginess. They’re a product of such a different time, with such different attitudes, that I think their time is past. I think that Hollywood is going to successfully milk them for a while, but they’re going to do it by making the stories far darker than they come across on the page.

        People are used to Gone Girl.

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    2. He does look off as Poirot, and its been a long time since he was in his prime. On the other hand, I think we’ve reached a point where a lot of people have now grown up with absolutely no knowledge of Agatha Christie, so there is a certain logic to turning to her books in the search of ip’s to resurrect.

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      1. It’s sad, and I’m sure it’s not as pronounced in the UK but in the US, no I don’t think most people under 30 have read her at all. If anything maybe this will drive people back to explore her body of work.

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      2. Ten thousand? You’re a lightweight.

        Sadly I’ve done the same thing, no more tangible books for me, with the exception of books designed for the appreciation of artwork.

        Did you know that Shel Silverstein actually dictated the way his books were published, right down to the type of paper used? To this day his books are printed to his specifications, and paperback editions remain forbidden.

        There is something wonderful about the tactile sensation of paper, yet when we’re old and dying, I swear that paper books will be specialty items, and 99.9% of the population won’t be reading them.

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  2. Thor looks like it’s going to be the best of the trilogy, and all kinds of fun. Interesting that Hulk is positioned above him on the poster. In lieu of being able to make a Hulk movie, they’re clearly pulling something. Blade Runner MIGHT be better than the first one, only because the plot will clearly be more interesting, and as much as I’m devoted to the original it’s a film that’s great because of atmosphere and worldbuilding, not story.

    I love that I have Micheal Keaton back. I used to be such a huge fan, never missed one of his movies, and then poof.

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  3. Dark Tower’s only at 18% on RT. I usually don’t pay attention to critics, but this time I could have written some of these reviews myself, weeks ago, without having seen it.

    I’m not going to watch the movie. Ever.

    I’m not going to give Sony money just so they can tarnish my memory of the books. These people are shortsighted, visionless fools who have no idea how storytelling works, or why people like certain stories, and always have, down through history. Can you imagine the franchise DT could have made? It taps into what Star Wars and LOTR and Harry Potter tap into. I’m not just talking about what I want to see, Sony could have made a fortune.

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