Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wonder Woman

Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, etc.
Release date: June 01, 2017

Patty Jenkins returns to the director’s chair after 14 years to give us Wonder Woman’s definitive superhero origin movie. Not that there has been another one, but Wonder Woman is so sure-footed and delightful that it establishes its titular heroine to film-lore with a permanency similar to Richard Donner’s Superman. The film’s narrative drives on an emotional core, preferring to allow the audience not just discover a new superhero and her powers but to connect with Wonder Woman’s need to save people.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Hollywood 2017 – Part 1 (January - June)

Another new year begins with renewed hope for a year of good times at the cinemas. A year ago the first half of 2016 seemed exciting, but ended up being dismal with mostly terrible summer releases. A bad year though tends to be followed by a good one, and 2017 indeed has the potential to provide the rebound that we need from 2016’s slate. Following is the first list of movies to look forward to in this new year, with focus on the release schedule of January to June. There will be a second list at the advent of July for movies to look forward to during the second half of the year.

So, what's in store? While fans of franchises will not be disappointed, there are also enough original films in this list to excite those tired of studio-driven cash-grabs. Read on, find out what upcoming movies suit your taste, and mark the dates!

Note: Release dates mentioned are for the USA, for the sake of some order. They are also, owing to alleged potential Russian hacking, subject to change.