From Award frontrunners to a YA film adaptation, these are the films I'm looking forward to seeing before the month is over.
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. Even though the Oscar nominees have yet to be announced, previous Awards won have already tipped this one of as the absolute frontrunner for a lot of categories. More than deserved, as well, if what I've already heard here and there is true, and so I can't wait to finally see Three Billboards and the apparently amazing Frances McDormand (not that that's a surprise, honestly) for myself. Seeing as it also stars Sam Rockwell, whom I love in just about anything he's been in, I can't imagine I won't love it as much as everyone else, really.
THE POST. Honestly Steven, how do you do it? Always showing up with a Streep and a Hanks and a true story, seemingly out of nowhere, just in time for the Awards? Sneeky. I can't deny The Post looks like an amazing film, though, and so it's definitely earned a spot on this list.
DARKEST HOUR. Did it surprise me that Gary Oldman only just now won his first Golden Globe Award? Yes. He's been amazing ever since, well, forever. Do I hope his mind-blowing, I'm sure, performance as Winston Churchill will earn him an Oscar as well? Hell yes. And if the historical aspect of this film hadn't already been a weak spot of mine, this little behind the scenes snippet would have won me over anyway.
THE SHAPE OF WATER. You had me at 'Guillermo Del Toro', 'whimsical fairy tale' and 'unlikely romance', to be honest. Sometimes it can be as simple as that.
MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE. I read the books, was a big fan of them and thought the film adaption - despite some little changes that sorta got me cranky. Brenda is immune, folks. IMMUNE - was one of the best I've ever seen when it comes to YA novels. Throw in the fact that you've managed to stick to a trilogy instead of milking it out to more films and you've got yourself a fan who'll go see it no matter the reviews. We did a marathon of the previous two films just a couple of days ago, so I'm definitely ready for the third and concluding instalment. Plus, yes, I think O'Brien is cute, what can I say.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. Now, this is a little bit of cheating because I actually already saw it, but I loved it so much that I wanted to mention this brand new, original musical anyway. It did, for me personally, what La La Land was supposed to do when it came to the songs and performances, and by that I mean I just wanted to jump up and applaud every time a song ended, and I had either a smile on my face or tears in my eyes for the entire duration of the film instead of being a bit bored in between. So err... Oh, what the hell. They're playing it at our local theatre tonight so I might as well fess up and tell you that I'm going to indulge in some cheesy, musical guilty pleasure for the second time and I am quite looking forward to it, too.