Despite having seen Guardians 2 and it being glorious (review coming soon), my summer 2017 movie is still Dunkirk, which was reinforced by the trailer we got before Guardians. Due to the sad knowledge gaps of history most people have, Dunkirk is not a story that is going to live on in perpetuity unless it gets hammered into the popular consciousness with a film monument. You can debate the wrongness or not of that statement, but no one under 50 would remember Apollo 13 without the film. The new history teachers are directors, and hopefully we get ones as good as Chris Nolan to come along and make people don’t forget that when 400,000 British soldiers were trapped between the Nazis and the Ocean, literally anything that could float in Britain was sent to bring them home. Seeing what a Nolan war film looks like will be amazing (the aerial combat scenes put you in the cockpit in a way I’ve never seen before), but this is a story so amazing it sells itself. That being said, here’s Chris Nolan to sell it further.
Now that the chaos of March is done, we have a fairly quiet month reserved for The Fate of the Furious to rule until the summer movie season begins proper in May. Killing Time readers voted and their most anticipated film of the season is the first one out of the gate: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Remember waaaay back in 2014 when no one knew (ok, yes, I knew) who Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot were? Marvel took a huge gamble on casting big names and giving director James Gunn all the money he needed to make a science fiction epic and open the cosmic corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It opened the first week of August and practically steamrolled the box office for two months, ending up the year’s highest grossing film. Now all those characters and more are movie icons and the sequel is getting the coveted “Marvel May Weekend” summer spot. What a difference three years can make. Continue reading Poll Results: What’s Your Most Anticipated Summer 2017 Film?→
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→
*Text from ComingSoon Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted the new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Watch the new Dunkirk trailer below, and you can view the new posters in the gallery underneath.
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.