It’s been seven days already, I know. In my defense, I got carried away with all the other awesome stuff I’ve been writing here.
Okay, shut up Billy. Here’s a list of my most anticipated movies this month folks.
- JUSTICE LEAGUE
The build-up and anticipation of this movie have been pretty intense and the stakes are high for the DC Cinematic Universe. This might be their last chance to get the ball rolling with the DCCU and I’m sure they realize this.
As I’ve said before, I’m both a Marvel and DC Fanboy so I’m pretty psyched about this movie. I want to tell you that what I’m looking forward to the most are cool action sequences and a really awesome storyline but I’d be a liar. My primary reason for seeing this movie is Ezra Miller as The Flash. I’m a simple man and I just want to see some redemption for my favorite Justice League member.
- THOR: RAGNAROK
I know it’s out already but it’s still this month so sue me (besides, I haven’t seen it yet). Say what you will about Marvel but they rarely get it wrong with their movies. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they’ve created a really expansive world and Thor: Ragnarok is the most recent piece of this puzzle.
As the last movie in the Thor Trilogy as well as the closest movie to Avengers: Infinity War excluding Black Panther, which drops next year, this movie is critical. From the trailers, it’s obvious that the creators realized these stakes and totally changed tone of the movie compared to the previous ones. I’m curious to see how it pans out for them regardless of the great reviews.
- MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Based on a book by Agatha Christie with the same title quite a number of things intrigue me about the prospects this movie. As much as I hate it when Hollywood makes book adaptations, I find that when movies are not in the fantasy or sci-fi genre, they sometimes turn out to be quite good.
A Crime Thriller at its core, Murder On The Orient Express featured a star-studded cast. Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Judi Dench and Michelle Pfeiffer to name a few, I really want to see how well this works. I hope that it won’t be a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth.
I love me some animation and not many studios do it better than Disney Pixar does. Coco is the latest animation by Disney and this time they take us to Mexico. Disney, especially in recent times, has done their best to appeal to various countries and cultural groups and I think that’s pretty admirable.
Coco follows the adventures of Miguel who aspires to become a musician despite his family’s wishes. This dream leads him unexpectedly to the land of the dead alongside him new friend Hector to find out things about his family’s past. Pretty neat yeah?
I think so too.
- LAST FLAG FLYING
This movie has a special place on this list probably because of how I found it. For a movie starring Steve Carrell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne, I automatically assumed it was going to be a comedy. After watching the trailer I realized that although the movie has some comedic elements, it’s not a comedy at all.
Last Flag Flying follows the story of three old retired army men who served in the Vietnam War. Thirty years late they reunite under the most unfortunate circumstances as one of them lost their son to the Iraq War. It feels like a story with a lot of depth and the quality of the cast suggests that it would be one wild ride.
- A BAD MOM’S CHRISTMAS
I must confess this list was supposed to end at five but there’s no way in hell I’m leaving out this movie. A Bad Mom’s Christmas is the follow-up to the 2016 comedy titled Bad Moms starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn.
I have my issues with Mila Kunis in movies I honestly didn’t think I was going to enjoy Bad Moms as much as I did. Surprisingly it became quite a guilty pleasure for me and I saw it at least eight times between last year and this year.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for A Bad Mom’s Christmas. I hope it doesn’t suck (I still do not trust Mila Kunis).
That’s my watch list this month folks.
Do you agree?
What movies are you most excited about?
Let me know in the comments.