Hollywood has already given us some really unusual movies this year. Films like ‘Split’, ‘It’ and ‘Logan’ have already raised the bar for filmmakers. Some much awaited films from Hollywood biggies like Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, and Clint Eastwood are on their way. Here is a list of those films which are slated for release over the next few months:
Battle of the Sexes
It seems like Emma Stone is eyeing another Oscar worthy performance, this time opposite Steve Carell. The 1973 tennis rivalry between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs is infamous and is believed to be a watershed moment in the history of tennis. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the biopic is a brilliant effort in capturing the audience’s attention towards an issue that is less spoken about.
Blade Runner 2049
The mere sight of Ryan Gosling wearing a rusty metal jacket makes the movie worth watching. Though we have never seen Gosling in such an avatar, Ridley Scott’s direction makes this film a must watch. We can surely expect some futuristic space adventures here. ‘Blade Runner 2049′ is all set for release this October.
The Mountain Between Us
Starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, the movie is based on the bestselling novel by Charles Martin, of the same name. The plot depicts the survival story of Dr. Ben Bass, a surgeon (Idris) and Alex Martin, a photojournalist (Kate), when their charter plane crashes, and the two get lost in the wilderness. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad and written by Chris Weitz and J. Mills Goodloe, the film has already received good reviews at TIFF and is set to be released in theatres in October.
This Darren Aronofsky horror offering adds to the list of creepy movies that thrilled us this year. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris, the film presents a mysterious storyline and offers some unexpected twists and turns. Even after watching the film’s trailer, you just won’t be able to predict the level of insanity the film offers.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
‘The Lobster’ director Yorgos Lanthimos brings us this intense psychological thriller. Starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell, this is the story of a boy Martin (Barry Keoghan), who develops a strange relationship with his cardiologist. But unlike any other film, the results are disastrous. Alicia Silverstone also plays a small but interesting role in the film.
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, and Mark Ruffalo take us to a different world with the action and fantasy studded flick ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ directed by Taika Waititi. With special effects to die for and the unusual virtual world, trademarks of Marvel Studios, the movie may just end up being a treat for ‘Thor’ fans.
Murder on the Orient Express
This Agatha Christie mystery is expected to have an absolutely engaging story, especially with Kenneth Branagh directing the film. Featuring Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Olivia Colman, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe and Johnny Depp (special appearance), this investigative version of the book, will surely keep the audience gripped.
A film starring Julia Roberts is never to be missed and here comes another film with an altogether untouched theme, where Julia and Owen Wilson play parents to a child with facial abnormalities. Jacob Tremblay plays the child. This is supposed to be the most emotional movie of the year.
Gal Gadot will return as Wonder Woman in Justice League. Her union with Batman (Ben Affleck), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) will hopefully bring the year to an end on a high.
The Greatest Showman
There is already a lot of hype surrounding Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Greatest Showman’. Starring Zac Efron, Zendaya and Jackman, this musical is set for a December release. We can’t wait ti see Logan in a different avatar.