Mother! (dir. Darren Aronofsky / release: 15th September 2017)

It looks like a very harrowing movie overall and if I were guessing just from the trailer I would be hard pressed to guess what it's about! All I can tell is that it looks like Jennifer Lawrence is either going to be tortured by someone or she's going to torture someone. Overall my hopes are still high for this film as Lawrence is known for playing strong female characters but the jury is out until we see more!


It (dir. Andrés Muschietti / release: 8th September 2017

Oh dear, this doesn't seem to bode well for this classic horror remake. With a slightly dodgy looking CGI clown and about 50 jumpscares in the trailer it leaves you wondering if they've left any for the actual film? However, it is great for a new drinking game - drink every time you see a tired horror movie trope! Creepy house, creepy water, creepy clown, creepy doctor, creepy locals, it's got 'em all.


LBJ (dir. Rob Reiner / release: November 3rd 2017)

Didn't recognise Woody Harrelson? Me neither, those are some amazing prosthetics. Other than that however, this film seems pretty dull. Telling a story which is already well documented, it leaves me wondering why now? Maybe there is more to it than the trailer but based on that I'm gonna give it a pass.


Ingrid Goes West (dir. Matt Spicer / release: 17th November 2017)

Okay this movie looks pretty weird, in a good way. Taking on cyber-stalking in a comedic fashion could either be perfect or overly awkward. However in the capable hands of Aubrey Plaza I'm guessing it'll be the former. It's also interesting to see how Elizabeth Olsen will take to a more comedic role. I've got a feeling this movie will be an indie smash hit.


What Happened to Monday? (dir. Tommy Wirkola / release: 18th August 2017)

Glenn Close is the leader of a dystopian future where they kill kids? It's like the saw Orphan Black and thought, yes but even more extreme. It also appears to have a random link to the days of the week song (Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace etc) with each of the outlaw sisters named after the day of the week they're allowed out of the house on. I have doubts that this will be good, but it's still worth a watch.


Detroit (dir. Kathryn Bigelow / release: 25th August 2017)

John Boyega *swoon* again showing us his flawless american accent. Set in the late 60's in Detroit during the rebellion while the city was under curfew, it started one of the biggest race riots the US has ever seen. It'll be interesting to see how long the motel standoff lasts in the actual film as there seem to be a lot of scenes set after the shooting. This is a must see movie for the modern historians among us.


Suburbicon (dir. George Clooney / release: 24th November 2017)

Coen Brothers teaming up with Clooney to make yet another film about how cool dangerous men are, don't get me wrong I'm sure it'll be entertaining enough if you like great set design and deadpan humour, but I'm not sure what starting at an angry Matt Damon for almost 2 hours is going to do for the cinema landscape. Oh well, not everything needs a purpose! Go and see it for some 70's aesthetic vibes.


Flatliners (dir. Niels Arden Oplev / release: 29th September 2017)

I mean, you can't fault a trailer that literally opens with the entire premise of the film. Another horror/thriller remake, and they've added a character! This actually looks like it could be alright with the acting prowess of Page at the forefront. From the trailer it looks like they've gone with some inspiration from Limitless/Lucy and the superbrain theme. I'm cautiously optimistic about this one, it looks like a good fright fest.


Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (dir. Anthony C. Ferrante / release: 6th August 2017)

I mean, does what it says on the tin. It's sharknado but all over the world with loads of stereotypes. Go see it cause, y'know, why not.


The Star (dir. Timothy Reckart / release: 24th November 2017)

It's got the comedy talent, it's got the talking animals, it's got the benefit of everyone's Christmas warm and fuzzy feeling, but it still looks like it might be full or tired jokes. Half of me thinks this is maybe just a vehicle to get people to listen to Mariah Carey again. Go and see it if you love Christmas or to get your kids to shut up for a few hours.