If you caught my blog post about TV, it probably comes at no surprise that I’m a major film buff. I’ll generally watch anything, and find that there’s nothing better when the nights are drawing in than sitting in front of the TV with a cheesy no-brainer.
That being said, I also appreciate good cinema massively. The only downside to this, unfortunately, is that all of my like-minded friends went off to uni in September, leaving me alone in Leeds with people who don’t like going to the cinema. I didn’t even get to go see Guardians of the Galaxy Volume II, which is a travesty (even though now, thankfully, I have got it on DVD).
The leaves are going crunchy, the temperature is steadily plummeting, and the clocks are going back soon. There’s no better time to actually go to the cinema.
On the back of this, I’ve comprised a list of films that I’m really looking forward to seeing. Some of them are already in cinema, but I’ll definitely be going to see them. Most importantly, now that I have a job, I can definitely be that sad loner in the cinema by themselves.
Director: Taika Waititi
Release: 27th October (UK)
There is little that could make me happier than a Thor movie with serious Guardians of the Galaxy vibes. Arguably, it isn’t going to have to do a great deal to be better than the second movie, because it was dire.
From the trailer alone, I would like to think that you can tell it’s going to be a good movie. It all looks great- from Thor’s haircut to Cate Blanchett looking badass as Hela. I’m just hoping that they haven’t combined all the best parts of the film into one two-minute trailer, because I will be truly gutted.
Regardless of how good it is, Tom Hiddleston is still in it as Loki, so my inner thirteen year old is very pleased.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Release: 20th September (UK)
For starters, I loved the first Kingsman. This, was mostly due to that scene in the church, but also because I hold Matthew Vaughn in very high regard as a director (X-Men: First Class was the first film that got me hooked on superheroes, so I have a lot to thank him for). It was the perfect combination of everything: well-timed comedy, witty jokes, brilliant cinematography, which was all sealed with a nice bow with the addition of Samuel L. Jackson’s squeamish villain.
I am really looking forward to seeing the second Kingsman, but I am also a bit apprehensive in case it falls into that dreaded sequel trap. I really want it to be good, which may ultimately lead to disappointment when I eventually get to go see it. You’ve just got to hope that this isn’t the case.
Blade Runner 2049
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Released: 6th October (UK)
I’ve never actually seen the first Blade Runner, which probably is something that I need to do. Despite this, Blade Runner 2049 looks to be a really good movie. It just looks cool and futuristic, so that in itself is a good reason to go see it.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Director: Rian Johnson
Release Date: 15th December (UK)
Unpopular Opinion Alert: I really didn’t like Rogue One. It just went on a bit too long and not a lot happened- but I did like how they linked it back to episode I/IV at the end.
Anyway, I digress. When the trailer dropped last week, my heart melted at an Intergalactic Space Penguin. I would later learn that they were in fact Porgs, but I prefer the other name. Honestly, I’m tempted to go to the cinema to see The Last Jedi, if only for the three seconds of Porg screaming adorably in the Millennium Falcon.
Despite this, since the start of the third trilogy, I did like Episode VII, so I do have somewhat high hopes for Episode VIII.
Director: Andrés Muschietti
Release Date: 8th September (UK)
I’m not actually old enough to be a part of the generation that were mentally scarred and left traumatised by Tim Curry’s It in the 90s. This is probably why I’m looking forward to seeing It- even if, by now, I’m going to have to wait for it to come onto Sky.
Despite this, I don’t think that it looks that scary, but I do just want to watch it for the entertainment. “Entertainment” is definitely one way of putting it when you’re terrified of clowns, but I am going to give it a go.
Pitch Perfect 3
Release date: 22 December
Director: Trish Sie
Arguably, this is probably the only other film on this list that I probably won’t go to see. I do like the Pitch Perfect movies, but I’m not entirely convinced that I want to go buy a ticket to go see it.
Despite this, I have religiously watched the Pitch Perfect movies as and when they have come out (so if you dislike the franchise, I’m sorry, I contributed to it), since the first one was released in 2012. I find them kind-of funny, but mostly just really entertaining. Typically, the second one wasn’t as good as the first, so I don’t have a lot of faith in the third (and hopefully last) installment being a particularly good movie.
As long as it’s cheesy and kind-of good, I won’t mind.
What films are you looking forward to seeing over the next few months? Let us know!