That's a wrap: 2017 year-end movie preview
(KUTV) We've finally made it through the post-summer doldrums as "Blade Runner 2049" officially kicks off this year-end movie schedule. Here's a look at some of the highlights you can look forward to finishing 2017 with. Keep in mind, dates are subject to and often do change.
Blade Runner 2049
Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas star in the long-awaited sequel to 1982's cult classic "Blade Runner." Set thirty years after the events of the first film, Gosling stars as a blade runner assigned to investigate the truth behind a new replicant (slave-labor robots) threat. Expect cinematographer Roger Deakins to be nominated for an Academy Award.
The Mountain Between Us
Idris Elba and Kate Winslet star as two strangers stranded on a snow-covered mountain after their small plane crashes.
Chadwick Boseman stars as a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he takes on one of his first cases. Also starring Josh Gad and Kate Hudson.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
"Professor Marston and the Wonder Women" was all the buzz coming out of the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year. The film explores the life of William Moulton Marston, the creator of the Wonder Woman character, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and his mistress. The film stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote.
Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut with this drama about Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), a man given only three months to live after polio leaves him paralyzed from the neck down. Aided by his wife Diana (Claire Foy), Robin defies his doctors' recommendation and leave the hospital to live a life as normal as possible and eventually becomes an outspoken advocate for the disabled in Britain.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie star in "Goodbye Christopher Robin," the story of A.A. Milne, the man behind Winnie the Pooh.
Todd Haynes ("Carol," "Far from Heaven") directs Brian Selznick's own adaptation of his family-friendly novel about two deaf children, one a young boy in 1977 searching for his father and the other a young girl in 1927 searching for her favorite actress.
Michael Fassbender stars as a detective investigating the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf was found on a snowman.
The good news is that we've discovered how to control the weather. The bad news is that the satellites used in the process have, for reasons unknown, unleashed the wrath of the gods upon the Earth in the shape of massive storms.
Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Madea goes camping and gets chased by monsters. There are hijinks.
Only the Brave
Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin and Miles Teller star in a film about the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of firefighters who risk their lives to keep a wildfire from destroying a town. Based on true events.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Colin Farrell stars as a successful surgeon who takes Martin (Barry Keoghan), a troubled teen with a sinister agenda, under his wing.
The Saw franchise gets a relaunch as Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), though thought dead, appears to have returned to enforce his own brand of justice.
George Clooney directs a script co-written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen about how life in a small town is upset following a home invasion. Stars Julianne Moore, Matt Damon and Oscar Isaac.
Thank You For Your Service
Oscar-nominated writer Jason Hall ("American Sniper") writes and directs this adaptation of David Finkel's book about a group of U.S. soldiers who return from Iraq and struggle to reintegrate into civilian life. Miles Teller stars along with Beulah Koale and Haley Bennett.
With the fate of the Asgardian civilization at risk, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must defeat Hela (Cate Blanchett), an all-powerful foe.
Roman J Israel, Esq.
Denzel Washington stars as Roman J. Israel, Esq, an idealistic lawyer, in crisis after he discovers that the activities of his partner (Colin Farrell) don't match up with the image that he has fought to cultivate.
Last Flag Flying
Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell star in Richard Linklater's film about a trio of Vietnam vets who come back together when one of their sons is killed in the Iraq war.
Greta Gerwig writes and directs this tale of Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a young woman living in California.
Murder on the Orient Express
Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh and Josh Gad headline the all-star cast of Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.
Daddy’s Home 2
Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) may have put their differences behind them, but their fathers (Mel Gibson and John Lithgow) aren't quite ready to bury the hatchet.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
A dark comedy about a woman (Frances McDormand) who feels that the local sheriff (Woody Harrelson) hasn't done enough to try and catch her daughter's murderer. Also stars Peter Dinklage, Abbie Cornish and Sam Rockwell.
Can DC follow up "Wonder Woman" with another crowd-pleasing romp or will this team of superheroes fall short of its fans (and critics) expectations?
Stephen Chbosky made one of my favorite films when he adapted his novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" for the big screen. Now he returns with an adaptation of R.J. Palacio's "Wonder," a story about a young boy with facial deformities who attempts to find his place in the world while attending a public school for the very first time.
Pixar has had its share of stumbles over the past couple of years' they've also managed a masterpiece in "Inside Out." I have high hopes for "Coco," a film about a young boy who travels to the Land of the Dead to discover his family's history.
Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill during the early days of WWII.
Death WishRemake starring Bruce Willis pushed to next year.
Jessica Chastain stars as Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who catches the eye of the FBI by running a high-level poker tournament. A true story adapted by Aaron Sorkin from Bloom's memoir "Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker."
The Current War
Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland and Katherine Waterston in this period drama about the race to provide the world's electricity between scientists Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.
The Disaster Artist
James Franco's behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau's "The Room" featuring an all-star cast that includes Franco, Alison Brie, Kristen Bell, Megan Mullally and Zac Efron and many more.
Margot Robbie stars as figure skater Tonya Harding in this black comedy from director Craig Gillespie ("The Finest Hours").
The Shape of Water
Director Guillermo del Toro's adult fantasy film about a janitor who falls in love with an amphibious creature being held in the government laboratory that she cleans. Stars Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon with Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Rey's (Daisy Ridley) journey continues as she looks to train under Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hammil).
Blue Sky Studios plays the counter-programming card with this animated adventure about a passive bull who is kidnapped and must find the strength to find his way home.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Jack Black star in this adventure tale about four teenagers who find themselves trapped in a video game.
Pitch Perfect 3
The Bellas re-team to compete in a USO singing competition overseas. All the familiar faces return for one last sing-a-long.
Matt Damon teams with director Alexander Payne in this comedy about a man who believes the answer to all his and the world's problems is to be shrunken down to four inches tall.
The Greatest Showman
Hugh Jackman sends us off into a new year with a musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum. The film also stars Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams.