2017 MOVIES SCHEDULE: JULY - DECEMBER
“War for the Planet of the Apes” - Matt Reeves (director/screenplay); Mark Bomback (screenplay); Andy Serkis, Gabriel Chavarria, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn – More Apes Evolution and More Human Resistance.
“Dunkirk” - Christopher Nolan (director/screenplay); Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles, Fionn Whitehead - The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940, during World War II.
“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” - Luc Besson (director/screenplay); Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, Rihanna, John Goodman - In the 28th century, special operatives for the government of the human territories are charged with maintaining order throughout the universe.
“Alien: Covenant” - Ridley Scott (director); Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Alex England - Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
“Blazing Samurai” - Chris Bailey, Mark Koetsier (director); Ed Stone, Nate Hopper (screenplay); Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, George Takei, Gabriel Iglesias, Aasif Mandvi, Djimon Hounsou - The animation story revolves around a scrappy young dog Hank (Michael Cera) who dreams of becoming a samurai and fights to save the town called "Kakamucho" from becoming a litter box of a nefarious feline warlord Ika Chu who unveils his grand plan to get rid of the inhabitants.
“CHiPs” - Dax Shepard (director/screenplay); Dax Shepard, Michael Peña, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar, Vida Guerra, Kristen Bell - The film stars Shepard as Officer Jon Baker and Michael Peña as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello based on the 1970’s TV show.
“The Equalizer 2” - Richard Wenk (screenplay); Denzel Washington – Sequel to previous film and the 1970’s TV show.
“Untitled Blade Runner Sequel” - Denis Villeneuve (director); Hampton Fancher, Michael Green (screenplay); Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks - Denis Villeneuve, Director of “Sicario” and produced by “Alien” Ridley Scott, it is a sequel to original 1980’s Blade Runner and sees Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard.
“The Snowman” - Tomas Alfredson (director); Matthew Michael Carnahan (screenplay); Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J. K. Simmons, Val Kilmer – Drama of Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) who investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.
“Geostorm” - Dean Devlin (director/screenplay); Paul Guyot (screenplay); Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Andy García, Katheryn Winnick, Alexandra Lara, Amr Waked, Jim Sturgess, Eugenio Derbez - As a man heads into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a storm of epic proportions, his brother discovers a plot to assassinate the president.
“Thor: Ragnarok” - Taika Waititi (director); Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost (screenplay); Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, Idris Elba, Cate Blanchett, Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Hopkins – Continuation of American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios.
“Justice League” - Zack Snyder (director); Chris Terrio (screenplay); Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J. K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe - Months after the events of Batman v Superman, Bruce Wayne, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. Despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
“Murder on the Orient Express” - Kenneth Branagh (director) - The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot boards the Orient Express. One of the passengers requests his protection, but Poirot declines. The next day the passenger is found dead in his compartment and Poirot is asked to solve the case. The train is forced to stop due to a snow drift blocking the tracks. This gives him a few hours to figure out the murderer's identity before the local police take over the investigation. During his investigation, Poirot discovers that many of the passengers have some connection to a 5 year old case where an infant was kidnapped and murdered in which the mastermind escaped prosecution. This lead to the death (during childbirth) of the mother and the suicide of her father. This could be the vital clue to crack the case, but can he do it in time?
“The Star” - Tim Reckart (director); Tom Sheridan (screenplay) - A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the greatest story ever told.
“Star Wars: Episode VIII” - Rian Johnson (director/screenplay); Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern - It will be the tenth installment in the Star Wars film series, and the second in the Star Wars sequel trilogy following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
“The Six Million Dollar Man” - Damián Szifron (director/screenplay); Mark Wahlberg - An American science fiction and action television series about a former astronaut, Colonel Steve Austin, portrayed by American actor Lee Majors. Austin has superhuman strength due to bionic implants and is employed as a secret agent by a fictional U.S. government office named OSI.
“The Greatest Showman on Earth” – Michael Gracey (director); Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon (screenplay) Hugh Jackman - AKA Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.