A look ahead at the movies to be released over the next couple years is ridiculous. We have Star Wars for years, comic book movies galore, remakes, sequels, films based on books, it is a great time for entertainment. I can barely wrap my head around it all, so I will not get too far ahead of myself. September has always been a strong month for movie releases, and this next month is packed full. Let’s have a look at what should be a great few weeks…
With my children at this target age I am more than certain we will make the adventure to the theatres for Storks at one point. Some of the kids movies they drag me to, I have to roll my eyes at and I quickly regret not bringing a book and a reading lamp. However, this one looks pretty funny. In the hands of the people that brought us The Lego Movie, there is bound to be some entertainment for the whole family.
4. Yoga Hosers
I will admit that Kevin Smith’s last film, Tusk, was a little bit out there… disturbing, it was disturbing. This spin off and second of Mr. Smith’s True North Trilogy looks great. Loaded with a cast with names like Kevin Smith himself, Johnny Depp, Jason Mewes, Stan Lee and Nazi Canadians. Sounds like a movie that is right up my Canadian alley, and despite a few blotches on his resume I love me some Kevin Smith films.
3. Blair Witch
With the original release of Blair Witch Project coming during my mid teen years, I was nuzzled right into that target audience. That film was a big deal and one of the first films to terrify me. I was even a major fan of the flop sequel Book of Shadows, so bringing me back into that world is an exciting prospect.
2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
I just recently finished reading this book, which I really liked and wrote a positive review for earlier this week (link here). Sure, there are some big concerns with some of the drastic changes that can be seen in the previews. And, Tim Burton has been on a wrath of disappointing me, like leaving me no choice but to walk out of the 2010 Alice in Wonderland disaster. But, when it comes to Miss Peregrine the story and concept are strong and as long as they don’t try to rewrite the whole thing again, this should be a great one.
1. Magnificent Seven
Green Onion factoid: favorite movie of all time, Seven Samurai. This remake of a reimagining remake of Seven Samurai, one of my favorite storylines, ever. There is no way that this plot can fail us, which gives the movie a great head start. Plus, Chris Pratt, honestly that guy has been killing it the last few years. Magnificent Seven is one of my most anticipated films, along the lines of the upcoming Star Wars and Avengers movies. Pumped.
Thanks booknerds, have fun at the movies.