If there's one favourite thing about Autumn I'd have to sum up, it's... Oh, who am I kidding? I love everything about this time of year. The film releases are definitely one of the things that make this season so great, however, and when is there a more perfect time to sit yourself down in a red, velvet seat, all nice and warm while it's pouring outside anyway? Right. So here's a couple of ideas to fill those dreary evenings in October, November and the start of December!
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. Well, ok... This one's already out, but I wanted to mention it anyway because I saw it last week and had a blast. I absolutely loved the first film and, in short, it just continues its awesomeness. That's actually probably the only teensy tiny negative thing you could say about The Golden Circle, that you've sort of seen it all before, but on the other hand, it's just as hilariously over the top and thrilling as the first one. It immediately sets off on a good note - a very good note, in my opinion. You'll see. - and then, well... Let's just say you're going to be dusting off some classic Elton John tunes when you get home. Trust me.
BLADE RUNNER 2049. Tonight, tonight! I can't tell you how excited I am. Blade Runner is an absolute classic in my book, and it seems as though this continuation is every bit as brilliant the original. Even more so if we are to believe most critics... But, hey. Let's not jump to conclusions here.
THOR: RAGNAROK. Oh, so what if it's the gazillionth one in a row? I'm a total sucker for Marvel films and it's just not possible for me to wait them out until they're released on DVD. That, and the fact that this third Thor film just looks amazing at first glance. Those colours! That eighties feel! I'm totally in.
JUSTICE LEAGUE. On the contrary, here's a superhero film I had almost not included in this list. In fact, I am absolutely sure I wouldn't have if it weren't for the fact that I loved last Summer's Wonder Woman so much. I would also like to confess that I'm one of those people who actually like Affleck as Batman. Gasp! Add those two up and you've gathered enough points to get a second chance after the trauma that was Batman vs. Superman and watching my Kevin Costner die in the One-We-Shall-Not-Further-Mention. Still too soon.
THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS. Oh, I love a good family film, don't you? This one is about Dickens as he writes what's to become his most beloved story. The cast looks amazing (Plummer as Scrooge!) and the trailer already left me with such a warm, Christmas-y feeling that I immediately looked up the release date. Only to find that there is none for my country. I have a feeling this is yet another film that a) won't ever be released here, or b) will be released here when Christmas is long gone, along with, you know... the whole point.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES. A film about the 1973 tennis match between female tennis player Billie Jean King, and Bobby Riggs. Riggs claimed (after smelling a bit of money, of course) that the female game of tennis was inferior and not even a top female player could beat them. He came out of retirement to prove this and originally succeeded. Until Billie Jean King came along, that is. The film adaptation features Steve Carrell as Riggs and Emma Stone as King, and it looks like an absolute treat acting-wise.
SUBURBICON. Honestly, I read 'written by Joel and Ethan Coen' and I was in. Throw in Oscar Isaac and a Matt Damon at his best and you're officially on my watchlist. I'm pretty excited about George Clooney directing again, as well, because I quite liked all his previous escapades in that chair.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. It's Poirot, I'm from Belgium, that cast is incredible and the images look absolutely brilliant. Needless to say this is going to be one to watch!
STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI. Last but not least! Far from it, as this is probably THE film I've been looking forward to for almost a year. Well, let's call it two since its predecessor was already released that long ago. I predict tears when Leia comes on screen with Luke (they better give her a massive, brilliant send-off), grumbling when Kylo Ren is still a little *insert bad word here* and squeals when there's more X-Wing action. Oooh, I can't wait!
Curious about my top film releases for Autumn 2017? Click the posters underneath to get a sneak peek of each one!
Which films are you looking forward to the most this season?