Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. This week one of the fall’s biggest films opens, really kicking off the autumn movie season.
Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. This week brings Tom Cruise and another remake in to close out a weird September that’s been dominated by a clown.
If the Fall 2017 movies poll is any indication, Hollywood is in for nearly as dark a fall as they’ve had all August. KT voters only seriously considered three fall offerings for “Most Anticipated”, and after the first two weeks: only one. Thor: Ragnarok is the most anticipated film of the fall, capitalizing on a series of amazing trailers showing Thor, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Valkyrie, and Loki battling Hela, goddess of death (Cate Blanchett). Fending off Blade Runner 2049, Justice League finished second, but those three films were the only films with any significant voter response. Murder on the Orient Express finished fourth with Goodbye Christopher Robin and mother! tying for fifth. There are a lot of interesting offerings coming in the next three months, but as far as anticipation goes at this point, it’s Blade Runner, Thor and Justice League.
September 1st marks the beginning of Emmy Month and Killing Time’s yearly “The Best Show on TV” poll. In the four years of previous winner, no show has repeated as winner, which does not bode well for last year’s champion: The Flash. Aside from the Best Film poll, this is the most important reader feedback poll of the year, so, yes, I will be incredibly annoying about reminding you to vote in it. INCREDIBLY. Look for that to go up Thursday, but for now, thank you to all who voted in this month’s poll. Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters November 3, 2017.
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!
The last time Tom Cruise worked with director Doug Liman, the two teamed for the 2014 hit Edge of Tomorrow (which has subsequently been retitled “Live, Die, Repeat”). A sequel to Edge of Tomorrow, which is supposed to be both a prequel and sequel to the original film is in the works, and Emily Blunt is expected to return. In the meantime, the two have American Made coming September 29, 2017. The film tells the wild, true life adventures of Barry Seal, a rogue and pilot recruited by the CIA to head one of the largest covert operations in American history. American Made also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jesse Plemons.