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2016

People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Silence (2016)



Release date (U.S.) : 23 December 2016

directed by : Martin Scorsese

with : Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson

plot : In the 17th century two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.

Why do I want to see this ?
It used to be one of my top priorities back in 2012-2013 but, Scorsese, since the 90's, has said he will make this movie but it has been pushed back ever since so I'm rather cautious about this project.
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Release date (U.S.) : 7 October 2016

directed by : Terrence Malick

with : Brad Pitt

plot : This documentary examines the origins of the universe, including the beginning of life on Earth.

Why do I want to see this ?
I would really love to this movie with my filmclub in IMAX but there is very little information about this movie at this point (I even emailed the Benelux distributor but, unfortunately, I didn't get any answer) but I doubt it will be even be released in my country which would be too bad.
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Release date (U.S.) : ???

directed by : Terrence Malick

with : Cate Blanchett

plot : An examination of the birth and death of the universe.

Why do I want to see this ?
Against all expectations, this movie will eventually be released before 'Weightless'. To be honest, I would rather watch the IMAX version but the best would be to watch both movies back-to-back in the movie theater but I don't think he will be possible, I'm afraid. Eventually, I will probably end up watching, hopefully both versions, on DVD.
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People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.5
Gods of Egypt (2016)



Release date (U.S.) : 12 February 2016

directed by : Alex Proyas

with : Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush

plot : A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.

Why do I want to see this ?
I'm actually rather cautious about this flick... Indeed, I used to have two other projects from Alex Proyas on this list and they were both dropped so I'm wondering if he will manage to make this one. Still, he remains an intriguing director and it sounds like a cool movie.

My verdict :
Even though this movie was one of my highest priorities for 2016, it turned out to be a huge commercial and critical failure but I still wanted to check it out since I'm a big fan of Alex Proyas. Unfortunately, this movie turned out be indeed a massive disappointment. I mean, the whole thing looked really neat but, unfortunately, pretty much nothing else really worked in this movie. Indeed, the whitewashed cast was rather weak and the story was really disappointing.
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Arrival (2016)



Release date (U.S.) : 11 November 2016

directed by : Denis Villeneuve

with : Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker

plot : Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Why do I want to see this ?
Right now, Denis Villeneuve is one the most exciting directors at work nowadays and it will be great to see him tackle some SF before directing the long awaited sequel for 'Blade Runner'.

My verdict :
Right now, according to IMDb, this is the best movie released in 2016 so you can't argue that I did not try to show the best movie possible to my filmclub. It's just a shame that it didn't turn out to be really amazing. I mean, I thought it was visually really neat, Amy Adams gave a solid performance and I really loved the fact that they put the focus on language and the difficulty and the importance to be able to communicate with a possible Alien life form. As a result, it was probably one of the most minimalistic Science-Fiction features I have seen but it wasn't a bad thing, in the contrary. Unfortunately I'm familiar with this old gimmick of creating an ominous mood and keeping the audience for as long as possible in the dark but, at some point, they have to deliver an explanation and such movies very rarely manage to end up in a satisfactory manner. In this case, it was not bad but I thought that, when this first encounter should have been a worldwide historical event, its impact was reduced to one single human being.
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Release date (U.S.) : 20 October 2016 (Netherlands)

directed by : Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

with : Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet

plot : A doctor attempts to uncover the identity of a patient who died after she refused her treatment.

Why do I want to see this ?
By now, I have seen pretty much all those movies directed by the Dardenne brothers (I'm still missing 'Deux jours, une nuit' though). They are some of the best directors at work nowadays so I will definitely check their last directing effort.
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People who added this item 304 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
Hail, Caesar! (2016)



Release date (U.S.) : 5 February 2016

directed by : Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

with : Scarlett Johansson, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton

plot : A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

Why do I want to see this ?
Obviously, any movie made by the Coen brothers is a big event and since I have seen all their movies, I will definitely watch this one at some point.

My verdict :
Well, to be honest, it wasn't really good. In fact, it was pretty much one of the Coen brothers's weakest efforts so far, I'm afraid. I mean, the whole thing looked fine and they had once again a really impressive cast at their disposal but this story was just rather boring. As a matter of fact, the plot was in fact really similar to the one they used for 'The Big Lebowski' as it was dealing with some rather pathetic kidnapping attempt and, in the process, they tried to throw at us all kinds of supposedly quirky and funny characters. Unfortunately, while 'The Big Lebowski' was just quite hilarious, this tale was on the other hand barely entertaining.
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Release date (U.S.) : 11 November 2016

directed by : Ang Lee

with : Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker

plot : An infantryman recounts the final hours before he and his fellow soldiers return to Iraq.

Why do I want to see this ?
I'm not sure about the title and the cast but Ang Lee is definitely one of the best directors alive and all his movies are worth a look in my book.
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Elle (2016)



Release date (U.S.) : 2 June 2016 (Netherlands)

directed by : Paul Verhoeven

with : Isabelle Huppert, Charles Berling

plot : When Michelle, the CEO of a gaming software company, is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant, she refuses to let it alter her precisely ordered life.

Why do I want to see this ?
Wow! Seriously, this movie came really from nowhere. I mean, for 10 years, I have been wondering if Paul Verhoeven will ever direct another movie and, suddenly, I found out he had a new project which was already in post-production! Anyway, it sounds quite intriguing and I will definitely check it out.

My verdict :
Obviously, the critics won't miss the fact that that it was rather misogynist as the women seem to almost enjoy to be brutalized to the point that they might even fall in love with the perpetrator but Verhoeven has never been a subtle director in this area. Eventually, what won me over was this fascinating main character, perfectly played by Isabelle Huppert who is still one of the best French actresses. Indeed, during the whole thing, you are never sure if you should despise this manipulative ice queen bitch or admire this attractive incredibly sharp woman.
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Live by Night (2016)



Release date (U.S.) : 13 January 2017

directed by : Ben Affleck

with : Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller

plot : A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, it seems that Ben Affleck will be stuck playing Batman for the next 4 years at least (he might even direct the next stand-alone Batman feature as well) so I wouldn't be surprised if he would push back or even completely cancel this movie. It looks pretty cool though.
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.6



Release date (U.S.) : 21 April 2017

directed by : James Gray

with : Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson

plot : In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned.

Why do I want to see this ?
Even though James Gray never really fulfilled the great expectations I had for him, I still want to follow his work and this movie is definitely his most ambitious so far.
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People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Snowden (2016)


Release date (U.S.) : 16 September 2016

directed by : Oliver Stone

with : Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto

plot : CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, even though I know who is Edward Snowden, I didn't really follow this affair but still, a political thriller directed by Oliver Stone and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead, that could be pretty awesome, even though it has been a couple of decades since Stone has released anything really amazing.
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The Last Face (2016)



Release date (U.S.) : ??? 2016

directed by : Sean Penn

with : Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jean Reno

plot : A director (Charlize Theron) of an international aid agency in Africa meets a relief aid doctor (Javier Bardem) amidst a political/social revolution, and together face tough choices surrounding humanitarianism and life through civil unrest.

Why do I want to see this ?
At last, Sean Penn is coming back wit a new directing effort. To be honest, I'm not sure I'm completely excited by this one. Indeed, it has been already 8 years since he made 'Into the Wild'. On the other hand, his track-record as a director is pretty solid so I will definitely check this one out.
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Release date (U.S.) : 21 September 2016 (France)

directed by : Xavier Dolan

with : Léa Seydoux, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye

plot : Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

Why do I want to see this ?
Right now, I'm watching all the movies directed by Xavier Dolan and I have been really impressed. This time, he is going to work with the top French cast and I will definitely check this movie.
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Release date (U.S.) : 30 September 2016

directed by : Tim Burton

with : Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Asa Butterfield, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp

plot : Teenager Jacob follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers.

Why do I want to see this ?
In the good old days, this movie would have been a major priority but Tim Burton's career has been rather disappointing lately (even the promising 'Big Eyes' didn't make much waves after all). Still, who knows? Maybe he will finally come back with something really impressive this time.

My verdict :
Apparently, this time, Burton went for a YA novel adaptation which was not really a good idea since the genre has been milked-dry by now. Furthermore, they used the same terrible gimmick they used in so many other YA novels like ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Percy Jackson’ or ‘Narnia’ which is to make the character start in our world and then to bring him later on in some fantasy world. Even though it might be fine in a book, it almost never work with a movie because it takes forever for the story to finally get started. In this case, it was pretty terrible. I mean, I think it took the guy about one hour to get to this school/orphanage but, even when he got there, the story still didn’t really take off. Eventually, in spite of its flaws, the whole thing looked pretty neat so I guess it is still worth a look but it was definitely one of the weakest movies delivered by Tim Burton so far.
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People who added this item 84 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Sully (2016)



Release date (U.S.) : 9 September 2016

directed by : Clint Eastwood

with : Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart

plot : The story of American pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who heroically landed a troubled aircraft full of passengers on the Hudson River

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I wasn't really impressed by 'American Sniper' and 'J. Edgar' and this movie would be the 3rd biopic in a row directed by Eastwood. He managed to make also 'Jersey Boys' in between but all these movies turned out to be rather underwhelming so I'm not so excited this time. Still, with this director, it is always worth a look.
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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)



Release date (U.S.) : 4 November 2016

directed by : Mel Gibson

with : Vince Vaughn, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington

plot : WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Why do I want to see this ?
Mel Gibson must have one of the worst reputations in Hollywood nowadays but I thought that 'Apocalypto' was one of the underrated movies in the last 10 years and I sure wonder what Gibson will do next.
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Release date (U.S.) : 22 April 2016

directed by : Tom Tykwer

with : Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw

plot : A failed American businessman looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his idea to a wealthy monarch.

Why do I want to see this ?
For some reasons, the title doesn't really appeal to me and I have never been a huge fan of Tom Hanks, to be honest. On the other hand, I always had a weak spot for Tom Tykwer's work and I'm intrigued to see him working with such a huge American star (again, since they already worked together for 'Cloud Atlas').

My verdict :
Basically, the whole set-up was about an American businessman pretty much wasting his time (and ours) in Saudi Arabia looking for the King himself so he can do his sales pitch and, even though it was supposed to be really funny, I guess, it wasn't really interesting or entertaining after all. Furthermore, in the 3rd act, out of nowhere, the whole thing became somehow some kind of far-fetched romantic-comedy as the main character falls in love with pretty much the only Saudi Arabian woman he met through his whole trip. I think there must have been a decent story to tell hidden there somewhere but I just had a hard time to care about the damned thing.
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Release date (U.S.) : 4 August 2017

directed by : Marc Forster

with : Blake Lively, Yvonne Strahovski, Jason Clarke, Danny Huston

plot : A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.

Why do I want to see this ?
Marc Forster is another director who had an impressive track-record but it all stopped with 'Quantum of Solace' and ever since he delivered only some rather underwhelming features. With this mind, I'm cautious with this new feature (the cast is already not really amazing) but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for the time being.
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The BFG (2016)



Release date (U.S.) : 1 July 2016

directed by : Steven Spielberg

with : Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement

plot : The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, except for 'The Fantastic Mr Fox', I usually didn't care much about Roald Dahl's book adaptation but since this one is directed by Steven Spielberg, I will definitely check it out.

My verdict :
Well, I didn’t care much about the damned thing, even less than ‘Bridge of Spies’. Basically, I thought it was in fact seriously boring. First of all, I have to admit it, I always had a hard time with Roald Dahl’s work and, except for a few stories he made like ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ or ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, all his tales just really bored me and this movie was not different, I’m afraid. At least, the whole thing looked really neat and Spielberg definitely delivered some State-of-the-Art CGI. Indeed, those giants were quite amazing and Mark Rylance delivered once again a solid performance. Eventually, even though I thought it was seriously tedious, I guess it is still worth a look, especially if you like the genre or if you are interested in Steven Spielberg’s work.
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Release date (U.S.) : ??? December 2016

directed by : Emir Kusturica

with : Monica Bellucci, Emir Kusturica, Predrag Manojlovic

plot : A story that stretches across war, blossoming love and living as a recluse.

Why do I want to see this ?
In the 90's, Kusturica was one of the most important directors in the world and I was a big fan of his work. Unfortunately, we haven't heard much from him during the 00's and that's too bad. Still, this movie could be really interesting so I will definitely check it out.
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Yoga Hosers (2016)



Release date (U.S.) : 2 September 2016

directed by : Kevin Smith

with : Johnny Depp, Natasha Lyonne, Genesis Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment, Stan Lee, Adam Brody, Justin Long, Jason Mewes, Michael Parks

plot : Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans.

Why do I want to see this ?
What?!? Another totally weird movie directed by Kevin Smith and again starring Johnny Depp!?? I'm rather speechless... Like everything involving Kevin Smith (and, as matter of fact, the same thing goes for Johnny Depp), it sounds pretty awesome on paper but the end-result could be pretty underwhelming so I will watch this one with caution.

My verdict :
Well, it turned out to be pretty terrible and I'm not surprised that it is, according to the IMDB ratings, the worst movie delivered by Kevin Smith so far. I mean, I already had a hard time to care for 'Tusk' but this was even weaker. It's too bad because the beginning with these 2 bored teenage girls working in a convenient store, pretty much like in 'Clerks', was actually quite promising. Unfortunately, pretty much everything else was just some garbage. Seriously, it is rather difficult to understand what Kevin Smith is getting at with his Canadian horror trilogy. Indeed, it seems that it was conceived mostly to please the fans of his podcast but I'm not sure that the rest of the world really cares.
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Release date (U.S.) : 27 May 2016

directed by : James Bobin

with : Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Sheen, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry, Timothy Spall

plot : Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

Why do I want to see this ?
As a tradition, I used to put all the movies starring Johnny Depp in this list so that's why I have added those 3 last entries even if they don't seem to be so great but since his last movies have been increasingly underwhelming lately, I will add his future projects only if they really sound amazing.

My verdict :
To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from this flick, especially after it turned out to be a flop at the box-office. Anyway, even though it turned out to be watchable, it was pretty weak though. Indeed, first of all, it started with a really over-the-top action scene with Alice as a ship captain. I mean, seriously?!? Then, from this introduction, they had to get her back to Wonderland somehow so, completely at random, she went there with some mirror and this transition was just seriously awkward. Finally, in Wonderland, they decided to get her involved in some kind of 'Back to the Future' tale which was barely entertaining with a lot of bad jokes about time.
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2017

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Dunkirk (2017)
Release date (U.S.) : 21 July 2017

directed by : Christopher Nolan

with : Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance

plot : The film tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation, which took place at the beginning of World War II.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I can't say I'm really excited by a WWII epic directed by Nolan. However, I have to admit that it is pretty neat that he is finally going to do something completely different this time. And, as usual with this director, I can't wait to see the end-result and this movie is already my top priority for 2017.
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Release date (U.S.) : 29 December 2017

directed by : Darren Aronofsky

with : Jennifer Lawrence, Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris

plot : Centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Why do I want to see this ?
Right now, there is not much information about this movie but since Darren Aronofsky is one of the best directors at work nowadays, of course, this flick becomes a top priority right away. On top of that, Jennifer Lawrence keeps making some amazing choices in her career (she is not even 30 years old) and you wonder if she will even falter.
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Release date (U.S.) : ???

directed by : Paul Thomas Anderson

with : Daniel Day-Lewis

plot : Plot unknown. Described as a drama about the New York fashion industry in the 1950s.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I was slightly deceived by 'Inherent Vice' and 'The Master' but a new movie directed by PT Anderson is always an event. On top of that, he is going to work again with the great Daniel Day-Lewis which makes this movie automatically one of my top priorities.
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Release date (U.S.) : 6 October 2017

directed by : Denis Villeneuve

with : Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Sylvia Hoeks

plot : ???

Why do I want to see this ?
I'm a huge fan of Blade Runner and I think is the best SF flick ever made. Do I need to say more? It is going to be awesome!!! Apparently, it won't be directed by Ridley Scott after all but by Denis Villeneuve which could be eventually a blessing considering both directors recent track-records. Anyway, hopefully, it will be a little better than 'Prometheus' which was fine but not the masterpiece I was hoping for.
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Release date (U.S.) : ??? 2017

directed by : Roman Polanski

with : ???

plot : A writer goes through a tough period after the release of his latest book, as he gets involved with an admirer.

Why do I want to see this ?
Of course, since I'm a huge fan of Roman Polanski, I would watch pretty much anything directed by this guy and this one could turn out to be another spellbinding thriller like 'The Ghost Writer'. Can't wait to see it.
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Weightless (2017)
Release date (U.S.) : ??? 2017

directed by : Terrence Malick

with : Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Val Kilmer, Michael Fassbender, Holly Hunter

plot : Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Why do I want to see this ?
What the f*ck is this movie?!? I have honestly no idea but since Terrence Malick is directing, I'm definitely intrigued. Plus, the cast is quite awesome, You have to admit it. Still, it is rather funny and typical of Malick that, even though they shot all the scenes back in 2011 and yet, they keep pushing its release over and over again.
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Release date (U.S.) : ???

directed by : Danny Boyle

with : Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner

plot : A sequel to Trainspotting (1996).

Why do I want to see this ?
On paper, this sounds really great, especially if they manage to have this cast with this director. I mean, after 20 long years, Ewan McGregor might finally work again with the director that launched his career, how awesome is that? Still, I can't help thinking that it might not happen after all or that it would turn out to be rather underwhelming after all. Anyway, we'll see.
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The Snowman (2017)
Release date (U.S.) : 13 October 2017

directed by : Tomas Alfredson

with : Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, Chloë Sevigny, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones

plot : Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Why do I want to see this ?
'The Snowman' was the 2nd book I read about Harry Hole and, even though it was not as good as 'Phantom', it was still pretty neat. On top of that, there is a very good director and a top cast involved so I'm definitely excited about this movie.
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Annihilation (2017)
Release date (U.S.) : ??? 2017

directed by : Alex Garland

with : Oscar Isaac, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh

plot : A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.

Why do I want to see this ?
'Ex Machina' was a huge critical success and one of the best directing debuts I have seen in many years so I'm really eager to see what Alex Garland will deliver this time.
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Downsizing (2017)
Release date (U.S.) : ???

directed by : Alexander Payne

with : Reese Witherspoon, Matt Damon, Neil Patrick Harris, Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudeikis

plot : A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I think the title is more appealing than the actual plot but, with this director working with this cast, I could turn out to be pretty neat.
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Release date (U.S.) : 21 July 2017

directed by : Luc Besson

with : Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, John Goodman, Ethan Hawke, Clive Owen, Rutger Hauer, Rihanna

plot : Time-traveling agent Valerian is sent to investigate a galactic empire, along with his partner Laureline.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I always had a hard time with Luc Besson. Indeed, as a producer, he has released some major commercial garbage for the last 20 years later and it has been ages since he has directed anything really impressive. Still, this one does sound awesome though. On top of that, I really wonder what Besson would do with another massive science-fiction feature almost 20 years after 'The Fifth Element' which was pretty neast, at least, visually.
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Release date (U.S.) : 30 May 2017

directed by : Ridley Scott

with : Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace

plot : ?

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I have seriously my doubts about this one... Indeed, 'Prometheus' was, before its release, one of the most exciting movies coming up in 2012 but, then, it turned out to be just decent but nothing really impressive after all. Personally, since the end-result was rather underwhelming, I didn't even expect them to come up with a sequel at all. The fact that they changed the title from 'Prometheus 2' to 'Alien: Covenant' gives me even more the feeling that they actually have no idea about what they are actually doing with this material. Anyway, we'll see...
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Happy End (2017)
Release date (U.S.) : 30 May 2017

directed by : Michael Haneke

with : Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant

plot : A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.

Why do I want to see this ?
Again, Haneke is coming back with yet another French production. His last movie 'Amour' was just amazing so I have some great expectations for this one as well. On top of it, the theme is a really topical and sound really interesting.
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Logan Lucky (2017)
Release date (U.S.) : ??? 2017

directed by : Steven Soderbergh

with : Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Katherine Heigl, Seth MacFarlane

plot : Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Why do I want to see this ?
I have some mixed feelings about this one. Indeed, on one hand, it is really nice that Soderbergh has decided to make a come-back from his self-inflected retirement but, on the other hand, it is rather lame to announce that you retire from film directing and then, only a couple of years later, to change your mind about the damned thing. Concerning the cast, half of it is really neat (Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver) but the rest is rather lame (Katherine Heigl, Seth MacFarlane). Anyway, we'll see.
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Release date (U.S.) : ??? 2017

directed by : Guillermo del Toro

with : Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Sally Hawkins

plot : Plot kept under wraps. Described as love story set in the United States during the early years of the Cold War.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I was actually rather disappointed by both 'Crimson Peak' and 'Pacific Rim' and even 'Hellboy II' was rather overrated in my opinion. So, with this in mind, I have my doubts about this project but, who knows, maybe del Toro will blow me away this time?
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Release date (U.S.) : ???

directed by : Steven Spielberg

with : Mark Rylance

plot : The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara recounts the story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents' struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.

Why do I want to see this ?
Wow, 5 movies in 5 years for Spielberg! Personally, I'm more interested in 'Ready Player One' but this one could be pretty good as well.
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Anon (2017)
Release date (U.S.) : ???

directed by : Andrew Niccol

with : Clive Owen

plot : Set in a world without anonymity or crime, a detective meets a woman who threatens their security.

Why do I want to see this ?
I used to be a die-hard fan of Andrew Niccol but since his last 3 movies ('In Time', 'The Host', 'Good Kill') were all terribly disappointing, I'm not so enthusiast about this director anymore. Still, the plot sounds intriguing and he might make a massive come-back here. I doubt it though.
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London Fields (2016)



Release date (U.S.) : ?? 2017

directed by : Mathew Cullen

with : Jaimie Alexander, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp, Jim Sturgess, Billy Bob Thornton, Lily Cole

plot : Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer.

Why do I want to see this ?
This movie was supposed to be released in 2014 but it has been pushed back ever since. It seems that Johnny Depp joined this movie to please Amber Heard, his brand new wife (in the mean time, they are actually already divorced), and I'm not sure if the premise is actually lame or pretty cool. It could go either way with this one. We'll see soon enough (or maybe not so soon).
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The Irishman (2018)
Release date (U.S.) : ??? 2018

directed by : Martin Scorsese

with : Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel

plot : A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

Why do I want to see this ?
On paper, this sounds like an amazing movie. I mean, a movie directed by Martin Scorsese and starring such actors like Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel sounds like a sure masterpiece and it would have been the case if they would have been made 20 or even 30 years ago but, nowadays, De Niro's and Pacino's body of work have become terribly underwhelming but, still, to see Scorsese and De Niro working together 20 years after 'Casino' is pretty awesome.
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Release date (U.S.) : ????

directed by : Robert Rodriguez

with : ???

plot : In the 26th century, a female cyborg is rescued from the scrapheap by a scientist.

Why do I want to see this ?
I just love the comic book and I wonder what James Cameron will do with this. Even though, I would love to see this flick which would be much better than 'Avatar' in my book, there is actually a good chance that it won't get ever made.... Apparently, it might be directed by Robert Rodriguez after all but even though I'm glad they're finally moving forward with this project, I wish they picked up a more inspiring director but I'm still intrigued.
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Release date (U.S.) : ???

directed by : Terry Gilliam

with : Michael Palin, Adam Driver, Olga Kurylenko, Stellan Skarsgård

plot : An advertising executive jumps back and forth in time between 21st century London and 17th century La Mancha, where Don Quixote mistakes him for Sancho Panza.

Why do I want to see this ?
Will it ever get made?!? It seems that Terry Gilliam will never stop trying and it might happen some day (or maybe not...). I have to admit it, the version with Jean Rochefort, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis really sounded awesome and it will never get made but who knows? It might still become an amazing masterpiece after all.
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directed by : Wes Anderson

with : Jeff Goldblum, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray

plot : A stop-motion film about dogs.

Why do I want to see this ?
By now, I have seen all the movies directed by Wes Anderson and, even though it took me a while to really love his work, his recent movies really impressed me. On to of that, 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' was by far his best movie so I will definitely check his new stop-motion feature.
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Release date (U.S.) : ???

directed by : Steven Spielberg

with : Simon Pegg

plot : When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his billions. A contest users are willing to kill to win.

Why do I want to see this ?
I wonder if he will go through with this one though. At least, it sounds much more promising than 'The BFG'. In fact, I think from the various movies Spielber has been planning to do, this one sounds like the most interesting one.
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Release date (U.S.) : ???

directed by : Ang Lee

with : -

plot : -

Why do I want to see this ?
Right now, there is not much information about this movie but anything directed by Ang Lee is a must see in my book.
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Release date (U.S.) : ???

directed by : Lars von Trier

with : ???

plot : Follows a serial killer, from the killer's perspective.

Why do I want to see this ?
To be honest, I have never been a huge fan of Lars von Trier's work but, by now, I have seen most of his movies and I have to admit that he is one of the most challenging directors at work nowadays. On top of that, to have this director making a movie about a serial killer sounds really awesome.
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Radegund (2018)
Release date (U.S.) : ??? 2018

directed by : Terrence Malick

with : Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Nyqvist, Jürgen Prochnow, Bruno Ganz

plot : The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II and is executed by them in 1943.

Why do I want to see this ?
Even though Malick has still 2 movies to be released (hopefully in 2016), he has apparently already planning his next directing effort. To be honest, I thought that his last 2 movies ('To the Wonder' and 'Knight of Cups') were both really disappointing but he remains a fascinating director so I will definitely check this movie as well.
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Early Man (2018)
Release date (U.S.) : ???2018

directed by : Nick Park

with : -

plot : Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how one plucky caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day!

Why do I want to see this ?
I have seen all the movies directed by Nick Park and he is a great visionary in my opinion. I can't wait to see him finally releasing a new full length feature more than a decade after 'The Curse of the Were-Rabbit'.
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Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Aug 26 1:29
I'm looking forward to The Social Network A) as someone who grew up during the rise of the internet and B) For Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor's score.
Posted: 6 years ago at Nov 18 12:44
I'm with ya on a number of these, particularly "Fair Game", "127 Hours", "The Tourist", the Hobbit flicks, and of course, the Alien prequel. I did see 'Hereafter' last week...

Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait! Trent Reznor did the score for 'The Social Network'?!! Okay, NOW is want to see it.

Posted: 6 years ago at Dec 4 3:07
Lots of these I want to see as well. Some I'll have to watch trailers for before I commit to wanting to see them though. Keeping an eye on this list, as some of these I wasn't aware of yet.
Posted: 6 years ago at Dec 4 4:13
Great list!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Jul 12 14:20
I didn't care for the Social Network, but it wasn't my kind of film.

The Black Swan I thought I would like, but it didn't stand out to me.

Fair Game ... There are a lot of atrocities committed by governments, this one wasn't worth wasting film on.

127 Hours: I liked this movie, but it was a bit long.

True Grit: Everyone thought no one could top John Wayne, but you didn't have too. The acting was great and the directing was better than the original.
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 31 9:12
I want to see the In Time too. I also want to see the 127 hours, because I love movies based on true stories. Great list!
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Oct 5 15:31
I'm surprised you didn't include Moneyball. If you enjoyed The Social Network, you will enjoy Moneyball, as it is also written by Aaron Sorkin.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Oct 5 16:33
@sunset96, I'm not so sure about 'Moneyball' but it is only since a couple of days that I started hear good things about it.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Oct 15 5:10
A very good list but I recommend that you don't see "In Time" I thought the same thing in terms of the written story. But, well if you want to find out read my review. The choice is your's just thought I'd toss my two cents in. Also, I saw the movie through an early screening in case you're wondering.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at May 17 22:23
The Sin City sequel now has an official release date of October 4, 2013. :)
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Jun 25 21:56
want to see all of these
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Sep 19 12:58
I can't wait to see most of these, especially the Hobbit movies!
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Jul 6 15:58
Erg Interessante lijst. Sin City 2 is helaas uitgesteld tot lente 2014.

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