January! O what hath thou wrought? What cruel cinematic monstrosities doth thou unleash upon us this year? Let us partake of thy dry, thorny buffet.
Aaaaand that’s it. Wow, a light release schedule even for January. February has a lot more quality titles though, so sit tight and check out everything you missed from December.
December! Oscar bait meets the blockbusters! Sometimes they’re one and the same! This year, not so much, but honestly you’ll get pretty deep in the list before the crap starts to show, so dig in!
So there’s no excuse to avoid the theatre this month, lots to check out, big and small. Escape the madness of the season in an air-conditioned, uhh, warmish room and laugh or cry to forget your troubles. Don’t even think about January, lord knows I’m not (checks list) yeah, it’s pretty weak. So enjoy THE LAST JEDI!
November! Well, it’s almost over, but the good news is that pretty much everything on the list is in theatres NOW! So let’s get into it!
So there you go, ten films which are all currently in theatres, no planning required! Oddly enough there aren’t many big films being released next month, it’s almost like there’s a massive juggernaut coming out. Hmm. We’ll look into that, um, next week.
October has NINETEEN wide releases this year. That’s bananas. Here’s a look at what’s coming out.
God that was exhausting. Too many damned movies. Too much mediocrity. Well, November looks much better, I tell you what. See you then.
September! A summer that laid waste to the stocks of cinema chains is over! Seems that folks weren’t too happy about the endless sequels and reboots so they stayed home and watched Netflix. Will this month’s releases drag the masses back to the multiplex? I really doubt it, but there are some winners in there! Let’s break it down.
So there’s lots to chew on for the month. October has at least one all-timer coming, but we’ll leave that for later. Until then, check out the podcast! You know there’s a podcast, right?
I’ll be honest, my initial look at August was pretty weak, but after further review there are some quality films coming out! Oddly, no big-budget blockbusters though (even DARK TOWER cost under $100 mil). So there’s still lots to check this month!
So there’s more than expected for August! Not nearly as big as years past, but maybe that’s for the best. September has some great films in the wings, so get ready for that in, oh, four weeks or so.
July! Summer is in full swing, with lots of blockbusters clogging up the theatre! It’s been a pretty rough summer overall, with lots of franchises sputtering and dying, but cheer up, quality films are here in spades! Let’s break it down.
That’s July! I’m not gonna lie, August looks like shit with one glowing exception, but we’ll leave that for next month. Get to the movies!
As mentioned in this week’s podcast, here are links for two of the panels I moderated at Motor City Comic Con.
Martin Starr and John Francis Daley via Detroit Free Press Co-stars of FREAKS AND GEEKS, Martin Starr also stars in SILICON VALLEY and PARTY DOWN, John is in 5-25-77 and is the co-writer of SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING.
Ron Perlman via Facebook Live Ron is best known as HELLBOY as well as SONS OF ANARCHY and from the brilliant BEAUTY AND THE BEAST show from 1987.
June! The summer movie season is in full swing. This month, every weekend has a potential $100m opening, but there’s blood in the water. Not everything will succeed, but what will be worth your hard-earned cashola? Let’s take a look.
So lots to choose from this month! But oh doctor, does July have some big titles. See you in a few!
MAY! IT’S MAY! SUMMER MOVIE SEASON IS HERE! And what better way to kick it off than a sequel to Marvel’s biggest surprise hit? Not much counter-programming this year, so there’s only eight movies on the list this month! Let’s take a look.
So that’s May for you. June has a megafilm every week, it’s gonna be a bloodbath. See you then!
April! The appetizer to the Summer madness. This year, we’ve got another entry in a megafranchise to set the tone for the coming season, with some nice sides to go with it. Let’s take a look.
Aaaaand that’s it. So be sure to catch FREE FIRE in theatres to support great filmmaking and great theatrical experiences. See you in May!
Just two new releases this week, but one is a… MONSTER
KONG: SKULL ISLAND – Solid big-screen epic entertainment. Easily the largest version of the classic creature, and he’s got lots of terrifying friends to throw down with, not to mention an incredible cast of humans. Definitely a must-see in IMAX3D.
BALLERINA – This was called LEAP! in the rest of the world, not sure why they had to change it here. What makes this stand out is the setting in fin-de-siecle Paris. The trailer I watched seemed to be more focused on the boy inventor rather than the, well, ballerina, but I’m sure it’s a delight. For your kids. Not you. Well, maybe.