BIG SCREEN PICKS: CHUBSTR’S BRUCE STURGELL PREVIEWS A YEAR’S WORTH OF FILMS

If you’re a movie buff, this is your year. From larger-than-life comic book heroes, to WWII drama, to another installment in the Star Wars universe, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a list of some of the best movies you’ll see this year:

COMIC BOOK MOVIES

If there’s one genre that’s been it for years, it’s comic books, and 2017 is chock full of them. First up, Logan, which is reportedly actor Hugh Jackman’s final stint as Wolverine, the role he’s been playing for 18 years. Based on the Old Man Logan comic’s run, Jackman plays an aged version of the character, along with Patrick Stewart as an ailing Charles Xavier, who are on the run while trying to protect a young mutant girl from evil forces. If you like your X-Men movies darker and grittier, you’ll love this one. (March 3)

 

Need more comic book movies? We’ve got you covered:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 5)
  • Wonder Woman (June 2)
  • Spider-man: Homecoming (July 7)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (November 3)
  • Justice League (November 17)

We’ve even got you covered if you want to wear your favorite character to the movies…

ACTION, ADVENTURE, ALIENS

Do you love both WWII dramas and Christopher Nolan? You’re in luck! Dunkirk is the director’s dramatic telling of the actual evacuation of Allied forces from the beaches of the same name in 1940. (July 21st)

Stephen King fans, rejoice! We finally get a film version of The Dark Tower, and from first look, it’s going to be everything we hoped for. Starring Idris Elba as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black, this film chronicles the hero’s pursuit of his enemy and search for the Dark Tower itself. (July 28)

How about a double dose of Stephen King? Like in the form of a character that made us all afraid of clowns? Pennywise is making a big screen debut in It. (September 9)

If Prometheus wasn’t the Alien prequel you wanted, prepare to be delighted with Alien: Covenant. Based on the trailer I saw, this film will bring you the edge-of-your-seat thrills the original did. Plus, you get Katherine Waterston, James Franco, and a return performance from Michael Fassbender. (May 19)

EVERYTHING ELSE

Director Darren Aronofsky teams up with Jennifer Lawrence for Mother, a film about a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. With an October release, you can expect this one to be on everyone’s lips come awards season. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Domhnall Gleeson.

Watch Gary Oldman play Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright. The film focuses on Churchill trying to rally the country against the Nazis. (November 22)

Blade Runner 2049 gives us the continuation of a classic story starring Harrison Ford, and adds Ryan Gosling into the mix. Thirty years after the events of the first film, Gosling’s character stumbles across a secret that could destroy society as we know it. Who does he turn to for help? Rick Deckard, of course! (October 6)

I think we can all agree that we’ve waited way too long to figure out what Luke Skywalker says to Rey when she tries to hand him his old lightsaber. Star Wars Episode VIII will answer that question and then some when it soars into theaters on December 15. While relatively little is confirmed about the plot at this point, we know that the adventures of Rey, Finn and Poe will continue, and we’ll get to see the final performance of Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher.

There are so many movies coming out this year, but these are some of our favorites. Which ones are you most looking forward to? Tell us in the comments below. 

Article written by Bruce Sturgell

Bruce is the founder of Chubstr.com, a style blog that helps guys to find, create, and share their own personal style with the world by offering them articles, resources, and reader photo submissions.

Bruce has been featured in the New York Times, Refinery 29, The Huffington Post, The Cut, The Sydney Morning Herald, MSN, and Le Monde for the unique and interesting content he’s created through Chubstr.

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