Don’t miss these 15 buzz-worthy movies that will surely end the year with a bang
Now that you feel the cold air on your skin and the leaves are starting to change, you know that summer is finally over. Looking back, we had some pretty awesome movies from Dunkirk to Baby Driver. However, we still had some pretty awful stuff ranging from The Mummy to Transformers: The Last Knight. But with that cold air arriving, we have a new batch of movies coming as well.
For me, end of the year movies are often the best. Not only is it the start of Oscar season but this year, we have some great blockbusters to look forward to. I’ve managed to narrow it down to 15 films you cannot miss in the coming months.
Ridley Scott continues to dazzle fans of the Alien franchise with a return to classic
The charm of the Alien franchise is that it can be anything. It follows suit with its beloved multifaceted creature – the Xenomorph. Alien was a suspenseful horror-sci-fi hybrid that was unlike anything before. Aliens was a full on action-adventure movie that was loads of fun. Alien 3 was a shaky thriller that could have been better. Alien: Resurrection was a silly 80s-like action movie with too much on its sleeve. And Prometheus was a clear cerebral sci-fi with interesting questions. While shades of Prometheus are present, Alien: Covenant successfully merges Alien and Aliens to create an ambitious film that will please all sides of the equation.
Netflix has been trying to get in the movie game for a while now. They sent out plenty of well-made and entertaining shows like Daredevil and Stranger Things, and now, they want to make the big ones. However, their attempt to get into the movie business hasn’t been successful as of late. Recently, Netflix hired big name talent in hopes that it will change their bad fortune around. As competently made as The Discovery is, though, the movie follows suit with every other Netflix movie in the past.
Hugh Jackman’s final performance brings about a thought-provoking and emotional comic book movie
With Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart officially leaving the franchise, the X-Men movies’ future has never been so lost yet so confident. What both new entries of the franchise have made it clear is that new additions are welcomed and possible. As their veterans sign off, new additions become more important.
Daniel Kaluuya’s strong performance shines in this racial horror-comedy
Everyone knows that racism is scary. But only people of color experience it first-hand. When thinking about racism, slavery, and Hitler probably come to mind. Sadly, in this seemingly ‘post-racist’ world, there’s still subtle racism and Get Out forces it viewers to come face to face with it. This isn’t the kind of racism that existed during the time of slavery nor is it the kind of racism that black people face in the 1960s. This is the kind of awkward cringe-worthy everyday racism. They are the “we voted for Obama, just to let you know” kind of racism.
The canine-loving Boogeyman is back, and it has never looked this good
The first John Wick impressively took a rather far-fetched plot and made it work. Never in a million years would I have thought that a guy who goes on a murderous rampage because his dog got kill would make such a compelling and beautiful movie. John Wick: Chapter 2 takes a far-fetched plot and builds a far-fetched world where everyone kills everyone and surprisingly, it still works. All of it still works perfectly.
Don’t think it, don’t say it and most importantly, don’t see it
Look, does anyone think that The Bye Bye Man was actually going to be good? We’re in January and this month has never been kind to horror movies in the past. Looking back at last year, we got The Forest, and in other years we got Texas Chainsaw 3D and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, in which each one was terrible. The Bye Bye Man is no different and fits right in with those January horror movies.