Kingsman: The Golden Circle
This trailer definitely ramped things up a few notches compared to the first trailer action-wise. We already know that Kingsman, as we know it, will be no more thanks to the film’s new villain Poppy (Julianne Moore) who doesn’t seem as unhinged as Samuel L. Jackson’s Valentine. This will force the Kingsman to work alongside their American counterparts, the Statesman, including Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, and Jeff Bridges. This trailer gives us a glimpse of how that relationship will go, culture clash included. It will be interesting to see how these agencies will work together. I also like the choice of songs featured in both trailers so far too.
Release Date: September 22nd, 2017
Synopsis: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade. (IMDB)
When you thought that we were done with the Saw series, here’s another (perhaps calling it Jigsaw is an excuse to start a new series). Believed to be dead (I haven’t seen the last few Saw movies), Jigsaw is back with his elaborate murderous traps to punish the guilty. We can probably expect more of the same and hopefully they can justify bringing this back and not to just to cash in on another Halloween tie-in.
Release Date: October 27th, 2017
Synopsis: Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad. (Sony Pictures)
This pretty much looks to be another lone wolf action movie, in the vein of John Wick and the upcoming Atomic Blonde. Sure, it’s another female led film but who cares? I am a big Taraji P. Henson fan so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it and it will definitely be on my list of most anticipated movies of 2018.
Release Date: January 12th, 2018
Rebel in the Rye
Synopsis: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye. (IMDB)
I don’t really read as much as I probably should so suffice it to say that I’ve never read The Catcher in the Rye but I am aware of it. So with that, this looks like a decent biopic of J.D. Salinger with Nicholas Hoult starring as the author. His accent is pretty good but the rest of the cast is pretty impressive as well with Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, and Victor Garber. This one might be worth a look.
Release Date: September 15th, 2017
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Here’s just a quick Jaeger commercial with John Boyega as new character Jake Pentecost.
Release Date: February 23rd, 2018
Synopsis: The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection. (IMDB)
This looks to be a beautiful movie, spanning two different time periods as two children find themselves connected somehow. The film creates two distinct, interesting worlds and transitions between them almost seamlessly. There isn’t much in the trailer below but it is a teaser trailer after all so there will be more at some point and I can’t wait to see it.
Release Date: October 20th, 2017
Synopsis: Set in a world where mythical creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for. (IMDB)
This is a different buddy cop movie. It takes mythical creatures and puts them in present day. In a late night interview, I heard star Will Smith describe this as Lord of the Rings meets Training Day and that seems right after watching this. The emphasis appears to be on the former but that’s okay. I’m looking forward to seeing the dynamic between Smith and Joel Edgerton who is unrecognizable here under all that makeup. So far, they look fun together and it only looks to get better. This definitely doesn’t look like a Netflix movie.
Release Date: December 22nd, 2017