1) Beauty and the Beast
Of all the classic Disney films, Beauty and the Beast is my favorite. Amazing songs, beautiful story, and female lead worth admiring. This live-action version seems like it’s capturing everything I love about the animated film, the magic and dazzling production design and cinematography is breathtaking. Not to mention, the casting of the characters/voices is on point. Emma Watson couldn’t be more perfect as Belle. And the trailer shows that she is going to nail it.
2) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The original film still remains my favorite Marvel Comics film since seeing it. It was a fun action/adventure film with fun characters, great humor, and an amazing soundtrack. The trailer for the film looks like it’s going to stay true to all of the above and possibly amp it up even more.
3) Untitled Cloverfield Sequel/God Particle
At this point, the original title for the third entry in the Cloverfield anthology series was called God Particle. But now it’s under development for its name change to incorporate “Cloverfield” in the title. All that’s known right now is that it involves astronauts in space who find their realities altered. Supposedly it takes place before the original Cloverfield film. But obviously we won’t know for sure until a trailer is released or primarily until we see the movie. With the first two films turning to be amazing, I’m super excited for the third entry.
4) Fast and Furious 8
I admit that after the passing of Paul Walker, and the brilliant ending (I assumed) that was Furious 7, I was very skeptical and negative towards the idea of an 8th film in the action franchise. However, once the new cast was announced (especially Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren), my attitude changed a little. But once I saw the trailer, I was all in. The story looks like it’ll try something different, with Dom turning his back on the Family and seeing the Family have to join forces with Jason Statham’s villainous character in order to take down the new villain that is Theron (whom as usual looks like she’s going to steal the show and looks so deliciously evil). And of course it has some very eye-catching and thrilling car action sequences.
M. Night Shyamalan made his comeback as a horror direction with The Visit (had it’s creepy moments but wasn’t without its faults). But now his upcoming film about a man with 24 personalities and holding a group of friends hostage (whom must outsmart the personalities in order to survive the deadly personality) sounds so thrilling and promising. The trailer itself gave off creepy vibes, especially from what looks like will be an excellent and chilling performance from James McAvoy.
6) Alien: Covenant
The sequel to Prometheus and prequel to Alien looks like it will take the horror of the Alien films and the beautiful cinematography and visually stunning world of Prometheus and throw it together into one thrilling and bloody combo and will be a great return to form for the Alien films.
While only a teaser trailer has been released, it’s enough to have caught my attention. Not mention two of my favorite actors (Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal) as the leads. From what I gather it’s about astronauts to discover a new life but suddenly wish they didn’t. It seems like it’s a combination of Alien and The Thing, with a splash of Gravity. So basically it looks like a fun and thrilling ride.
8) Table 19
Table 19 tells the story of a woman who is relieved of her duty as maid of honor after being dumped by her ex (whom is also the best man). She still decides to attend the wedding and ends up sitting at the singles table with other eccentric guests. The trailer looks hilarious and boasts a very talented and comedic cast featuring Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, June Squibb, and Craig Robinson.
This thriller stars Halle Berry as a mother who witnesses her son being kidnapped one day at the park and immediately pursues the kidnapper in a thrilling chase after the police turn out to be no help. After the greatness that was Berry’s last film The Call, this one look equally as thrilling and Berry looks as if she’ll give one tour de force performance. If you want to call it a female version of Taken, go ahead, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t end up being awesome.
10) Captain Underpants
One of my favorite book series as a kid is finally being adapted into an animated film. The animation itself looks spot on with the comic/chapter book hybrid. It may have been a long time coming, but damn I’m excited as hell.