Amazing as it was, it’s nice to finally put 2016 to bed and to get on to the business of a new year of movies. I apologize for being a big behind on reviews, but I should have that caught up by the weekend. The summer is traditionally where the movie industry showcases their biggest, loudest, splodiest, franchisiest entries, but-let’s face it=summer began last week with Logan. Summer, now-apparently-runs from March to August, but we’re going to be all crazy traditional and limit this year’s Most Anticipated Summer Film to May – August (we’re wacky like that). Continue reading Poll: What’s Your Most Anticipated Summer 2017 Film?
Welcome to a brand-new year of movie watching! Yes, there are still plenty of 2016 releases to view and review as we move toward Oscar season (and I can promise you there will be more reviews than there have been of late, my apologies for that), but it’s always exciting to stand at the beginning of the new year and look at what’s upcoming. I thought the best way to do that was to highlight the ten best trailers for 2017 movies released thus far. These are mostly for first-half releases, and some films just missed the list so here’s just a taste of what’s coming in 2017 that isn’t on the list: Star Wars Episode VIII, Justice League, John Wick Chapter 2, The Circle, Alien: Covenant, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Mummy, Spider-Man Homecoming, The Dark Tower, Creed 2, It, Thor: Ragnarok, Murder on the Orient Express, and many more. So get ready for the ride; it’s going to be a heck of a year! Continue reading Top 10: Trailers for 2017 Movies
Dunkirk, which Nolan is directing from his own original screenplay, has cast a crop of newcomers who include Fionn Whitehead (ITV‘s Him), Jack Lowden (’71), Aneurin Barnard (Citadel), and One Direction singer/songwriter Harry Styles. Recent Academy Award winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Kenneth Branagh (Valkyrie), Cillian Murphy (Inception), James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas) and Tom Hardy (The Revenant) will be the more experienced members of what is said will be a largely young/unknown ensemble cast.
Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing the Dunkirk movie worldwide and has slated the film for a July 21, 2017 release. The film will be released theatrically on IMAX, 70mm, 35mm and all other screens.
We have our first look at one of 2017’s most anticipated films: Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic: Dunkirk. Nolan’s last outing, Interstellar, was not among my favorite of his films (which is to say I merely “really liked it” instead of “memorized it”). I’m not sure how much that had to do with the loss of Nolan’s cinematographer from Memento through The Dark Knight Returns: Wally Pfister. Interstellar’s cinematographer, Hoyte Van Hoytema, returns as does longtime Nolan composer, Hans Zimmer.
Nolan is not only, in my opinion, the best director working, but also one of the most talented writers in any medium. The screenplay for Dunkirk was written by Nolan. Dunkirk, was not so much a battle as it was, perhaps, the most miraculous retreat in all of warfare. It was the early days of WWII, the Nazis were steamrolling through France, and all Allied efforts were failing. Suffering immense casualties, the remaining 300,000 troops were cornered in a tiny town called Dunkirk on the French coast. They assumed they would meet their end there, but from across the British channel came not only military ships for evacuation, but literally anything that could float. If you could sail it, British citizens set out to save their troops. It’s an astounding story and I’m very much looking forward to Nolan’s telling of it.
The film stars James D’Arcy, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Brannagh, and Mark Rylance. Dunkirk will open in IMAX and regular theaters on July 21, 2017.