Resident movie buff Sydnie Nicole tells us her pick of the best upcoming film releases this year..
Horror movies this year are about in bounds, kicking the year off with The Bye Bye Man, a chilling flick that all the twelve year olds want to sneak into. Also, M Night Shamalan’s Split, realised early this week looks as though it’s going to be a favourite, getting 2.1 million at the box office. Many are still to be released, such as Rings and The Cure for Wellness.
Let us not forget the real “heroes” (ahem) of cinema this year: Superheroes. (yes, that was a terrible pun, and no, I’m not sorry.) Firstly we have the Batman Lego Movie, in which we see the return of the caped crusader in his plastic form saving the day and being generally awesome, because he’s batman. Marvel’s Logan is due for release on March 3rd, and if the heart-breaking trailer is anything to go by, it’s going to be the cherry on top of the cake for Hugh Jackman’s career playing Wolverine as this is his last reprisal of the role. Guardians of the galaxy returns for Volume 2 May this year and looks just as hilarious as the first one.
Family films this year are also stepping up a gear as we have already seen the release of new Disney princess film, Moana. The animated movie is entirely adorable and has probably the best soundtrack ever. Sing, an animated animal version of X factor is also being released this month and is already incredibly popular at the box office. Also coming up this year is another highly anticipated live-action remake of the Disney princess franchise, in the form of Beauty and the Beast, with Emma Watson as Belle. Other children’s films to look forward this year will be Dispicable me 3, Boss Baby, Cars 3, the Emoji Movie and the Lego Ninjago Movie.
And finally, the one movie this year that my mum has been excited for, yes, you know it, it’s the film adaptation of E.L Jame’s second novel Fifty Shades Darker. It will be on Valentines day this year that viewers will finally be able to see the second instalment of the trilogy.
Author: Sydnie Nicole.
Edited by Polly Evans | Culture and Entertainments Editor