2017 is rapidly coming to a close and its been a great year for cinema – but it’s not over yet. There are still a handful of films to come out over the next month and a half. We’ve gone through and picked five films that we think are the must see movies as the year comes to an end.
It’s right around the corner – Justice League is all set to be what the The Avengers was for Marvel. Bringing the League together for the first time on the big screen is no small feat, and in less than a week we’ll see how directors Joss Whedon and Zack Snyder have fared.
Justice League brings together Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman. The Flash, Cyborg (and Superman?) to face off against Steppenwolf, a General of Darkseid. Early reactions to the film have made their way online, but we’ll have to wait until next week for the review embargo to release. Don’t forget to check back here for our own review of the film next week!
The Disaster Artist
If you’ve never seen The Room you really need to track down a copy, get a bunch of friends together, and marvel at the fact that it was an actual movie that was made…somehow. The Disaster Artist is directed by and stars James Franco as Tommy Wiseau – the deranged “mastermind” behind the cult classic labelled as one of the worst movies ever made.
The Disaster Artist chronicles the making of the film, along with Wiseau’s friendship with Greg Sestro (Dave Franco). The trailer looks to be a hilarious and heartfelt film, and is sure to be either the best film about a bad movie, or a film of the same quality with its source material.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Of course we’re going to have Star Wars: The Last Jedi on this list. The continuing adventures of new characters Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Plus we finally get to see Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) back in action and the final appearance of Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.
The trailers, the posters and the porgs have got us here at Movie Nerds incredibly excited to re-visit a galaxy far, far away.
Weird little (no pun intended) science fiction movies can be absolute gems – think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Downsizing sees technology evolve to shrink people down to miniature size in an effort to combat overpopulation. Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig decide downsizing might just be for them.
It might look strange and seemingly pointless, by Downsizing has an incredibly human yet surreal feel to its trailers. Comedy-drama can be hit or miss but here’s hoping Downsizing can make a big impact.
When the trailer for an animated Pixar film that isn’t The Incredibles 2 makes me want to see it – that means something. Coco follows the story of a young boy named Miguel, who through extraordinary circumstances finds himself transported to the Land of the Dead during the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead.
Boasting enticing visuals, incredible music and a fun, different story for Pixar, Coco looks to be a sure-fire Best Animated Film nomination for the Oscars, along with a great time at movies.
So those are my picks for the five films to see in the closing months of 2017. What ones are you going to see this year? What will you skip? Sound off in the comments and on our Facebook page.
See you at the movies.