Tom and Jerry
The last time there was a Tom and Jerry-centric film, it had mixed reactions. Giving the duo voices was a big turn off for many, but this time they appear to be going back to their silent, slapstick roots. This time, they are making the jump to live-action using cel-style animation and starring Chloe Grace Mortez. Should be fun.
It’s no secret that John Wick was one of the best action films (now one of the best trilogies) of the past decade. The stunning action pieces that are choreographed like ballet really make them stand out. Nobody is a new movie written by Derek Kolstad, who also wrote John Wick. Nobody seems to have a similar vibe, but this time with an average Joe (played by Bob Odenkirk) protecting his family.
The King’s Man
The Kingsmen films have been a couple of my favourite films in recent years and this tale is a prequel set to tell of the organisation’s founding. With Ralph Fiennes in the lead role, Rasputin as the villain and set against the backdrop of a looming war, it’s set to be quite the spectacle.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
It feels like I might be in the minority here when I say I am genuinely excited for this, and I’m okay with that. This is the culmination of Snyder’s vision, and whether or not this is his original vision doesn’t matter. He deserves the chance to make this after the studio execs hired Joss Whedon to modify his original project. Plus, it look’s like it might be 4 hours long and I am all for long-form content.
I’m not a fan of the game series, and I have never seen the initial efforts turning them into films. That said, I very much enjoy some Kung Fu, Karate, acrobatics and lore building. Provided the film can deliver on that front, it might be ok. Plus I’m sick of hearing people talk about how there are no good Video Game movies.
There are few Disney villains as revered as Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmations. She is the absolute height of Capitalistic evil and greed, and- for me- Glenn Close in the 1996 Live Action adaptation embodied that perfectly. If there is anybody who could even come close, I believe it would be Emma Stone. Throw in the backdrop of English fashion in the 1970’s and some creative assistance from Glenn Close herself and I see no reason to not be excited.
Space Jam: A New Legacy
The original Space Jam is a classic, beloved by some and despised by others. I am on the adoring end of the spectrum so you can imagine how shocked I was to hear that a sequel was imminent. I so desperately want for this to be good, but the plot points that I’ve only heard rumour of do not fill me with the utmost confidence. However, I remain optimistic that this will be a new instant classic.
The Suicide Squad
I’m one of several people who actually thought that 2016’s Suicide Squad was alright. It was a lot of fun but the script was kind of all over the place. What if we made another one with a script, penned by James Gunn, and that comic book vibe that people seem to like? Yeah, that would most likely work. If the casts interactions are anything to go by, this may end up being the comedy of the year.
The Beatles: Get Back
I’m not really what you might consider a Beatles fan. I don’t own any of their music or merchandise and I’ve never actually seen Yellow Submarine. However I do like their music, and I think that the story of the band is a really interesting one. Sadly, we’ve only seen that story told through a negative lens, focussing on the bands fights and eventual break up but this documentary is set to change that. Created with footage shot for the 1970 documentary Let It Be and directed by the legendary Sir Peter Jackson, this is one to look out for.
The Matrix 4
You’re reading this sentence a lot today but I actually liked the original trilogy, yes all 3. I feel like Keanu Reeves has only continued to grow as an actor and I’m really curious to see how Lana Wachowski will update the story after 20-ish years. I’ve always said that I’d be okay spending more time in this universe, and now I get to do that.