[2017 Fall A&E Guide]

2017 Fall A&E Guide: Films


Kingsman: The Golden Circle(September 22) Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. The high-tech secret agents of the British Kingsman service return to stop another world-threatening villain, this time teaming up with their American counterparts.

The Lego Ninjago Movie (September 22) Voices of Dave Franco, Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux. Directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan. It’s another animated spinoff of The Lego Movie, this one based on the original Lego Ninjago toy line, featuring a group of teenagers trained as ninjas to fight an evil warlord.

Blade Runner 2049 (October 6) Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. The long-awaited sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic is produced by original director Ridley Scott and stars Gosling as a cop in the LA of the future, discovering a new danger from the androids known as replicants.

The Snowman (October 20) Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg. Directed by Tomas Alfredson. Fassbender plays a detective in Oslo, Norway, investigating a serial killer who poses his victims with snowmen, in this adaptation of the popular Harry Hole series of crime novels by Jo Nesbø.

Jigsaw (October 27) Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen. Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. Less than a decade after supposedly ending with its seventh chapter, the Saw series of horror movies is back, with more elaborate death traps perpetrated by moralistic killer Jigsaw (or his copycat followers).

Suburbicon (October 27) Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac. Directed by George Clooney. Clooney polished up a long-dormant script by Joel and Ethan Coen for this darkly comic thriller about a suburban husband and father (Damon) coming unhinged after a violent incident disturbs his tranquil town.

Thor: Ragnarok (November 3) Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett. Directed by Taika Waititi. When the evil Hela (Blanchett) takes over his home world of Asgard, Marvel superhero and god of thunder Thor is imprisoned on an alien planet and forced to fight death matches against creatures from across the galaxy, including the Hulk.

A Bad Moms Christmas (November 3) Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn. Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The bad moms are back to do bad stuff around the holidays, this time along with their own moms (who are also bad, presumably).

Murder on the Orient Express (November 10) Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel set aboard a train traveling through Eastern Europe gets a new adaptation with an all-star cast, including director Branagh as gloriously mustachioed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

Justice League (November 17) Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill. Directed by Zack Snyder. DC’s big-name movie superheroes, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, team up for what studio executives hope will be the answer to Marvel’s Avengers movies.

Coco (November 22) Voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. Directed by Lee Unkrich. After a series of underwhelming sequels, powerhouse animation studio Pixar returns to original stories with this adventure based around the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration.

Molly’s Game (November 22) Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner. Directed by Aaron Sorkin. Renowned writer Sorkin makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir about her time running high-stakes underground poker games for elite Hollywood players.


American Assassin (September 15); Mother! (September 15); American Made (September 29); My Little Pony: The Movie (October 6); Geostorm (October 20); Only the Brave (October 20); Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (October 20); Thank You for Your Service (October 27); Daddy’s Home 2 (November 10); Wonder (November 17); Death Wish (November 22)

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