2017 Movies

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.

Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.

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Baywatch (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy

Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) and a brash new recruit (Zac Efron) uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

Baywatch began as a television series about Los Angeles lifeguards who protected the California beaches. Among its stars were David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, and Alexandra Paul. The show ran for just one season in 1989 before being cancelled due to low ratings, but it was revived by Hasselhoff and the series creators for the syndication market, and it became one of the most popular shows on the air. Baywatch lasted for 11 seasons. In 1999, Baywatch underwent a cast and location change to become Baywatch Hawaii. The property also had a spinoff titled Baywatch Nights and multiple direct to video films.

This 2017 reboot starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron was conceived as an R-rated comedy in the vein of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 21 Jump Street relaunch. A sequel has not been confirmed yet.

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Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017)

  • Rating: T
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, War

Star Wars Battlefront II takes place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, briding the gap between the original trilogy and The Force Awakens with an in-canon single-player story campaign featuring Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire. Players will also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren. Multiplayer adds progression to playable heroes (which now include Yoda and Darth Maul) and spans all Star Wars eras while also introducing dogfights in space. DICE, EA Motive (story), and Criterion (vehicle gameplay) are all working together on the sequel.

This is the sequel to 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront, which was a relaunch of the popular video game that saw two earlier installments released in 2004 and 2005, respectively. The game was criticized for its lack of a story mode and was admittedly rushed out to stores to coincide with the theatrical premiere of The Force Awakens. Taking the feedback in stride, EA has made significant improvements, creating a game that is three times as larger as its predecessor and no season pass required to access all of the title’s features.

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Baby Driver (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a stupid and girl crazy jock (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge becomes a tiny Einstein (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the Planet Earth with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.

Cars 3 (2017)

  • Rating: G
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.

Wanting to get back on the winners’ list, he approaches Rust-eze, who is now owned by Sterling. Sterling is a fan of McQueen but has suggested he spend his days endorsing Rust-eze new products instead. However McQueen makes a deal that if he wins, he will decide when his retirement will be and if he loses, he will retire immediately.

He went on to meet his trainer Cruz Ramirez who actually dreams of racing herself. McQueen felt the old training method was better for him so he looked for Smokey, who was his mentor Doc’s mentor. There he learned that Doc continued to feel victorious in the race by mentoring him when he was no longer capable of winning himself.

When the next racing season began, it slowly dawned on McQueen that it is time to mentor instead of racing and, he gets Cruz to race for him. Cruz wins and continued to race with McQueen as her trainer.

The ending gave Cars movie franchise fans hope that a fourth installation could happen. However no sequel has been officially announced yet. Cars 3 was directed by Brian Fee, written by Bob Peterson, Kiel Murray and Mike Rich and produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Actor Owen Wilson is the voice behind Lightning McQueen. Other stars that lent their voices to various characters include Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Chris Cooper, Cristela Alonzo, Jennifer Lewis, Kerry Washington, Larry the Cable Guy, Lea DeLaria, Margo Martindale, Nathan Filion, and Tony Shalhoub.

The movie premiered in the United States on June 16, 2017.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.

Split (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

Kevin, a man with at least 23 different personalities, is compelled to abduct three teenage girls. As they are held captive, a final personality – “The Beast” – begins to materialize.

Get Out (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Horror

A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017)

  • Rating: M
  • -Genre: Sci-Fi

Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players far beyond the boundaries of the Milky Way into the depths of the Andromeda galaxy. Become the Pathfinder and lead humanity’s search for a new home in this uncharted and unforgiving region of space.

Discover the secrets of a vast galaxy, battle hostile alien threats, build your crew and tap into deep progression and customization systems to make them your own. This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and your choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival and place in the Andromeda Galaxy.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between regaining her superhuman abilities at Wesker’s hand and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.

Destiny 2 (2017 Video Game)

  • Rating: M
  • -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

A followup and potential spiritual relaunch of the Destiny franchise by developer Bungie and publisher Activision. Destiny 2 does not carry over progress and gear from the original game with the hopes of giving a fresh start with new mechanics and a fleshed out story for the followup.

Atomic Blonde (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Thriller

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Annabelle: Creation (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Horror

In “Annabelle: Creation”, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

The Great Wall (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China.

Death Note (2017)

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.

Coco (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Character actress Renée Victor also joins the cast as Abuelita, Miguel’s grandmother.

Coco is the 19th film released by Pixar Animation Studios, and the company’s first original offering since The Good Dinosaur in 2015. It is noteworthy for its portrayal of Mexico’s Day of the Dead holiday, with director Lee Unkrich taking great care to make sure the material was handled in a tasteful, respectful manner, bringing in consultants to assist on the project when it generated controversy. The Land of the Dead environment has drawn comparisons to Monsters, Inc.‘s Monstropolis, promising to be another immersive, awe-inspiring world for audiences to explore when the film opens over the holiday season. Disney has also designed a VR experience for the film as a means of promotion.

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Underworld: Blood Wars (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Horror

Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.

The Emoji Movie (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

Three emojis (T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris) embark on an epic adventure through a smartphone to save their world from deletion.

Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama, Romance

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation

Ninjago is the story of six young ninja tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skill and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens, struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.

Life (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Mystery

A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

This story was famously adapted to film in 1974 by director Sidney Lumet, winning the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Ingrid Bergman), and receiving Academy Award nominations in five other categories, including Best Actor (Albert Finney) and Best Adapted Screenplay. Kenneth Branagh’s interpretation looks to rival its predecessor in terms of star power, with big names like Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Penelope Cruz, and Branagh himself leading the charge. During production, the film made headlines for viral videos Gad posted of himself pestering Ridley for spoilers about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This version of Murder makes some noticeable differences from the source material as a means of updating the tale for the 21st century. Branagh has stated he would be interested in making sequels should this movie prove to be a financial and/or critical success.

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