If you love movies like I love movies then you will be excited know that there are some really good ones hitting the screen later this year. I have made a short list of the ones that I am especially looking forward to.
“American Made” – September 29
Tom Cruise’s movies are hit or miss these days. The last one I liked was “Edge of Tomorrow” and it was slighly better than ok. “Oblivion” also wasn’t horrible but I’d have to go back to the late 80’s/early 90’s to a time when if he was in it, it was a classic. From “Rain Man” in 1988 to “Eyes wide shut” in 1999 with few exceptions dude was on fire!
In “American Made” he is playing drug runner Barry Seal, who was flying kilos of cocaine from South America into the United States during the 1980s. “Blow” is one of my favorite movies of all time so that should tell you where my head is at but it also sets the bar pretty high for Mr. Cruise who is one of the all-time greats on the big screen.
“It” – September 8
I love horror movies and my boy Stephen King is bringing Pennywise back! If you have trouble sleeping at night you might want to skip this one.
“War For the Planet of the Apes” – July 14
2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” was a really good movie. I was a big fan of the 1968 classic with Charlton Heston, so I already understood the plot and was happy to see it redone. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” was released in 2015 and was part II of the trilogy. It was easy to follow even if you had not seen the first one but was also very well done. “War for the Planet of the Apes” (I know this is getting redundant) is third installment. Basically the apes talk and are smart and are at war with the humans. Caesar is the leader and has been trying to keep the peace since the first movie but the humans will not leave them alone. There will be lots of shooting, killing, and blood loss but none of the violence is senseless, meaning they just don’t start fighting for no real reason as in some movies. You will enjoy it a lot more if you see the first 2 but it is not absolutely necessary that you do.
“The Greatest Showman” – December 27
I am somewhat of a historian and I find P.T. Barnum to be a very interesting figure. Hugh Jackman plays Barnum and tells the story of how the showman created world famous Barnum & Bailey Circus.
“Justice League” – November 17
DC Comics is putting together the heavy hitters for its blockbuster winter release. Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg are all teaming up to save the world like they always do just in the nick of time. With all the money they spent to make this movie it better be good!
“A Bad Moms Christmas” – November 3
Probably something like 2011’s “Bridesmaids” which was funny but I’ll wait and see this one on Netflix
“Jigsaw” – October 27
The first “Saw” was awesome but then it seemed like a money grab after that. I’ll wait on the reviews for this
“The Dark Tower” – August 4
Idris Elba is in this one with Stephen King directing, I just don’t know enough about it to call it a must see yet.