Can’t miss movies hopefully coming to a cinema near you in the second half of 2017. Here’s a full list so you can schedule them all in.
Based on a Jo Nesbø thriller about a serial killer who leaves snowmen next to his victims, a detective investigates the disappearance of a woman on the first snow of winter, fearing that a ‘seasonal’ killer is active again.
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer and J. K. Simmons.
Release Date: October 12th
Back story to the infamous doll that sees a former toymaker and his wife welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into their farmhouse. That’s not going to end well.
Starring: Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto, Lulu Wilson, Anthony LaPaglia, Talitha Bateman, Alicia Vela-Bailey
Release date: August 17th
Back from the dead, in time for Halloween, the adult version of boogie-man-under-the-bed returns. Does the eighth instalment of the Saw franchise still have legs?
Starring: Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Matt Passmore
Release Date: October 26th
From another one of Stephen King’s gripping and thoroughly entertaining novels, IT is the story of a town in Maine, where a group of pre-teen outcasts discover an evil demon that poses as a child-killing clown and is linked to various cases of missing children.
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton.
Release Date: September 7th
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Based on a true story, the movie shows the relationship between A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the author to create much beloved cartoon character, Winnie the Pooh and his friends Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet, as he recuperated from the First World War.
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Alex Lawther, Will Tilston, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Release Date: October 13th (USA). *UAE tbc
Based on the bestselling novel, Gyllenhaal stars as a working-class Boston man who runs the city’s ill-fated marathon. The plot revolves around how he helps police track down the bombers who killed three people and injured 260, whilst struggling to recover and come to terms with the trauma he has endured.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Clancy Brown, Miranda Richardson, Frankie Shaw.
Release Date: September 22th (USA). *UAE tbc
The film shows the life of Dr. William Moulton Marston, his wife Elizabeth and their relationship with Olive Byrne; and the creation of Wonder Woman in 1941 that was the amalgamation of his, his wife’s and Olive’s feminist ideals to create an iconic super heroine.
Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Frank L. Ridley, Connie Britton, Oliver Platt
Release Date: October 27th (USA). *UAE tbc
Inspired by true events and directed by none other than Steven Spielberg, this historical drama film revolves around a presidential-level cover-up that pushes the country’s first female newspaper publisher and editor of The Washington Post to join a battle between journalists and government in publishing the Pentagon Papers.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood
Release Date: December 22th (USA). *UAE tbc
Action and adventure
King of the Norse gods, Thor has to fight to go to other side of universe and save his people from the ruthless Hela, who is determined to destroy Asgard. However this time he has to do so without his mighty hammer. Yikes.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins
Release Date: November 2nd
The second film in Star Wars sequel trilogy, the trailer doesn’t answer a lot of questions and the only thing that’s confirmed is that the movie will be the next chapter of the Skywalker Saga. It’s going to be bittersweet watching Carrie Fisher, as she passed away in December 2016, during the making of The Last Jedi.
Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis
Release Date: December 14th
The plot may seem similar, the world is in grave trouble and Eggsy comes and tries to save the day; however, Kingsman discover an American spy organisation and elite secret agents from both sides together battle the enemy.
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges.
Release Date: September 21st
We lol’d at The Hangover, but this movie might just be more fun! It’s a dark, comedy from the director, writer and producer of Comedy Central’s Broad City. Scarlett Johansson’s Jess reunites with her friends for a wild bachelorette. Things take a turn for the worst as the male stripper accidentally dies and the bunch tries to cover it up.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell and Ilana Glazer
Release date: *UAE tbc
Old college friends reunite and take a trip to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the journey while enjoying wildly, sisterhood and friendships are rekindled.
Starring: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, Larenz Tate and Mike Colter,
Release Date: *UAE tbc
The plot follows our favourite bad moms, Amy, Kiki and Carla, and how they navigate the challenges of being under-appreciated and overburdened. Plot twist, this time, their own mothers also drop a visit during the hurry-burry and chaos of the holiday season.
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn reprising their roles from the first film, with Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon
Release Date: November 23rd
For the kids
Following his passion to become a musician despite his family’s generation-old aversion to music, young Miguel dreams of being like his idol. He finds himself in the magical Land of the Dead where he embarks on a journey with a trickster to find the backstory behind Miguel’s family history and ban on music.
Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Edward James Olmos
Release Date: November 30th