So 2017 is really winding down now and we’re almost at the finishing point (where did the year go!), as we get well into awards run in season and into a number of prominent films to come, here are a few to look out for. (US release dates by default.
LBJ – released on the 3rd of November
Directed by Rob Reiner
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Jeffrey Donovan and Jennifer Jaosn Leigh.
Political and biographical drama set in America, following Lyndon B Johnsons life as he eventually grows up to become president.
Thor: Ragnarok – released on the 3rd of November
Directed by Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban.
Marvels latest entry in the MCU is somewhat of a comedy action-adventure, buddy film as we follow Thors latest exploits, losing his hammer and being banished from Asgard… maybe not the best way to return after his 2 year absence from the MCU. Anyway Thor must find a way back to Asgard with Bruce Banner and regain his powers to save the realm as it’s beset by Hela, the goddess of Death.
Murder On The Orient Express – released on the 10th of November
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley.
Classic murder mystery drama set on the titular Orient Express train, in which a murder takes place… pretty self explanatory, 13 strangers of varying backgrounds are stranded on a train together as the mystery of the murder and the murderer takes centre stage, with one man investigating it, before they can strike again.
Daddy’s Home 2 – released on the 10th of November
Directed by Sean Anders
Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardinelli, John Cenga, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson and Alessandra Ambrossio.
Sequel to the comedy Daddys Home with fathers Brad and Dusty dealing with their intrusive fathers in the holiday period, while Dusty must also come to terms with his childs biological father in Roger (John Cena).
Justice League – released on the 17th of November
Directed by Zack Snyder
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons and Diane Lane.
The DCEUs tentpole film is Justice League, set after the events of Batman V Superman with Supermans death, violent attacks have increased worldwide, Bruce and Diana have set about gathering a team together to fight evil, while an alien force in the form of Steppenwolf and his army attacks Earth.
Coco – released on the 22nd of November
Directed by Lee Unkrich
Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor.
Disneys latest animated film centred on the concept of the dia de muertos (Spanish day of the dead), following a young 12 year old boy called Miguel who dreams of becoming a musician, as he sets about on an adventure of discovery.