2017 is finally upon us and as we wind down after Christmas, putting our festive cheer back in the loft with the decorations while simultaneously blowing the dust off that box containing the January blues, we find we have a lot to think about.
On the 1st January you have already decided your New Years Resolutions, you’ve told yourself “That’s it! I’m definitely going spinning now on a regular basis!” and you’ve decided that by the beginning of February you will have gotten rid of all that junk from under the stairs because you’ve been meaning to get around to it for months.
But before you make any drastic decisions to stop snacking or to give up all those sugary treats just bare in mind that there are tonnes of movies coming out this year, which means a bucket load of popcorn is mandatory.
2017 will offer not only plenty of Superheros and reboots but over 20 sequels will also be released over the next 12 months. As it would probably take a whole year to go through them all, here are just 10 of the best films you can kick back and enjoy this year.
- Fifty Shades Darker
The much anticipated sequel to E.L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey and the 2nd movie in the franchise will be coming to cinemas early 2017.
The second book in the series follows Ana and Christian as they try to mend their relationship only to have crazy ex’s and dodgy boss’ stand in their way.
The film welcomes back the super talented acting duo Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson and will be released in cinemas 10th February, just in time for valentines day.
2 . Dunkirk
It seems as if Dunkirk has been whispered about throughout the whole of 2016. Excitement grew rapidly for this epic action-thriller, mainly because it stars 1/4 of One Direction.
The film centres around allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium and France who were surrounded by the German Army on the beaches of Dunkirk during the early stages of the Second World War.
The film is set to be a hit and with an apology to the hardcore War Film fans out there, with a line-up featuring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles you may want to consider a new favourite genre, because this is our turf now.
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
It’s about time a new Spider-Man movie sprung into cinemas and although we won’t have the viewing pleasure of seeing the gorgeous Andrew Garfield on our screens again, this movie still has a lot to offer.
The movie follows on from last years Marvel hit Captain America: Civil War, as we see a young Peter Parker try to balance his life as an ordinary student in Queens while also fighting crimes as his alter ego Spider-Man.
Starring Tom Holland as our new Peter Parker and Robert Downey Jr returning once again to our screens as Iron Man you will definitely want to catch this dose of Marvel madness when it spins into cinemas on 7th July.
4. Guardians of the Galaxy: VOL 2
The Guardians of the Galaxy are back with a bang this year as they continue their adventures and try to unravel the mystery of Peter Quills true parentage.
Set to the backdrop of “Awesome Mixtape #2”, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper return in Vol 2 on 5th May.
5. Before I Fall
This heartbreaker is set to have you in tears so remember to pack tissues for this one.
Before I Fall, based on the Lauren Oliver novel of the same name is the story of a young girl who is forced to relive the day of her death every day for a week.
Fans of My Sisters Keeper, The Lovely Bones and If I Stay will definitely want to check this one out.
Zoey Deutch stars in this tearjerker coming to cinemas 3rd March.
6. T2 Trainspotting
The Danny Boyle film that ranked 10th in the BFI Top 100 Films of All Time followed a group of heroin addicts in an economically depressed area of Edinburgh in the 1980’s.
21 years later Spud, Renton, Sick Boy and Begbie reunite as the story continues.
I imagine that fans of the original movie will be sceptical to see T2 as sequels can generally go either way, they can be fantastic or they can be, hopefully not in this case, a trainwreck.
Not to worry though, as Ewan McGregor himself has calmed the scepticism of millions by saying,
“None of us want to make a poor sequel to it. So if we had not been presented with the most extraordinary script, which we were, I think we wouldn’t be making the sequel. But because we were, we are.”
T2 Trainspotting approaches cinemas 27th January.
7. La La Land
If you fancy indulging in a romantic comedy with a twist next date night, then La La Land is just the ticket.
La La Land is the refreshing and welcome return of the musical genre, with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone playing the musician and the aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles.
After it’s US release in December, the movie has already grossed $72 million and has won the Critics Choice Award for Best Picture as well as being voted one of 2016’s Top Films by the American Film Institute.
If that’s not reason enough to see this musical masterpiece, the film also features original composition by Justin Hurwitz and an appearance from the talented John Legend.
La La Land is definitely not one to miss when it comes to cinemas 12th January.
There has been talk of a Baywatch movie since the tail end of 2012 and finally it is upon us.
In May this year, we are all invited to join Dwayne Johnson and super hottie Zac Efron as they patrol the sunny beaches of California.
After the shows original failure in 1989 and cancellation after its first season, the show somehow survived and with the help of executive producer David Hasselhoff, Baywatch returned in 1991 and went on to become one of the most watched Tv shows in the world.
Here’s hoping that the film will have the same success when it surfs into cinemas 12th May.
9. The Emoji Movie
Over the past few years, the world has become dependent on emojis in order to express their feelings via their phone. But what if one of your emojis didn’t know what they were supposed to be feeling?
The Emoji Movie follows Gene, a multi-expressional Emoji who sets out on a journey of self discovery.
The animated comedy features the voices of T.J Miller and funny man James Corden and will be in cinemas this summer, 4th August.
10. Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast has been teased for months and finally the world will be able to see Belle and her Beast come to life in this live action version of the Disney classic.
Not only can the film rely on it’s already much loved story but with an ensemble cast including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson, the movie will almost certainly be a box office hit.
Beauty and the Beast will be in cinemas from 17th March.