Thursday Apr 27

Coming Soon: Film and TV Worth Getting Excited About

FILM:

The Devil in the White City (2017)  Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo Dicaprio.  An architect works to build up the 1893 Worlds Fair,while a serial killer uses the fair to attract and kill women.

Dunkirk (2017) Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and Mark Rylance. Tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation, which took place at the beginning of World War II.

Suburbicon (2017)  Directed by George Clooney, written by the Coen Brothers, and starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac and Josh Brolin.  A crime mystery set in the 1950's.

Going Places (2017)  Directed by John Turturro.  Starring John Turturro, Susan Sarandon, and Bobby Cannavale.  A spin-off of The Big Lebowski centered on notable bowler Jesus Quintana.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Directed by Denis Villenueve and starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto.

The Irishman (2018) Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian.  Starring Robert Deniro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel and Bobby Cannavale. A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

Untitled Fashion Project (???)  Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Daniel Day Lewis.  Drama about the New York fashion industry in the 1950's.

Mute (2017)  Directed by Duncan Jones.  Starring Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd, Sam Rockwell and Justin Theroux.  A mute bartender goes up against the city's gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing partner.

Mother! (2017)  Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky.  Starring Jennifer Lawrence Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris, and Domhall Gleeson.  Centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Widows (2018)  Directed by Steve McQueen.  Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Liam Neeson, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez.  When a crew of crooks are killed during a robbery, their widowed spouses pick up where they left off.

First Man (???)  Directed by Damien Chazelle.  Starring Ryan Gosling.  A look at the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon.

Soldado (2017)  Directed by Stefano Sollima.  Starring Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.  A follow up to the 2015 film Sicario.

Darkest Hour (2017)  Directed by Joe Wright.  Starring Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelssohn, Lily James, and John Hurt.  Winston Churchill leads a charge against Adolf Hitler's army in the early days of World War I.

Strangers (???) Directed by David Fincher, screenplay by Ben Affleck and Gillian Flynn, starring Ben Affleck. (Remake of Hitchcock film Strangers on a Train)  A murder plot hatched by two men who meet on a train is considered to be a joke by one of them, and a dangerously real plan by the other.

Downsizing (2017) Directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon, Kristin Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Neil Patrick Harris, Alec Baldwin, and Jason Sudeikis.  A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

War Machine (2017 on Netflix) Directed by David Michod and starring Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, and Topher Grace.  A satire of America's war with Afghanistan with a focus on the people running the campaign.

Logan Lucky (2017)  Directed by Steven Soderbergh.  Starring Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Seth McFarlane, Hilary Swank, Katie Holmes, and Adam Driver.  Two Brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Untitled Dick Cheney Project (2017)  Directed by Adam McKay.  The story of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney who avoided military service during the 1960s Vietnam War, but became a stout advocate to invade Iraq in 2003 over false claims that is was developing nuclear weapons.

Isle of Dogs (2018)  Written and directed by Wes Anderson. Voiced by Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, and Jeff Goldblum.  A stop-motion film about dogs.

Roma (???)  Written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron.  A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

The Studio (???)  Directed by Bennett Miller.  Written by Peter Tolan.  Starring George Clooney.  A look at the inner-workings of a Hollywood studio during the 1990s.

Legacy of Secrecy (???) Written and directed by David O. Russell.  Carlos Marcello and his possible involvement in the murder of JFK.

The Wizard of Lies (2017 on HBO) Directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert De Nero and Michelle Pfeifer.  The story of Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme.

Hostiles (2017) Directed by Scott Cooper.  Starring Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Rosalind Pike, and Jesse Plemons.  In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

The Trap (2017)  Directed by Harmony Korine.  Starring Al Pacino, Benicio del Toro, Robert Pattinson, and Gucci Mane.  An ex-con is out for revenge against a gangster rapper and former friend who let him take the fall for a robbery they committed 14 years earlier.

Cortes (???) Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Benicio de Toro.  Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés leads an expedition to bring down the Aztec Empire during the 15th Century.

Border Guards (???)  Directed by Adam McKay.  Starring Will Ferrell and John C Reily.  A pair of Americans try to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the country, accidentally find the tables have turned on themselves when they try to return to the US without an identification.

The Trade (???) Directed by Jay Roach and written by Ben and Casey Affleck.  A chronicle of the 1970s scandal caused by New York Yankees Fritz Petterson and Mike Kekich, who admitted to swapping wives with one another.

Untitled Mike Tyson Biopic (???) Directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Terrence Winter and starring Jamie Foxx.  A chronicle of champion boxer Mike Tyson's life.

Cicero (???) Directed by David Yates and starring Tom Hardy.  Focuses on Al Capone's rise to power moving from the slums of Brooklyn to the top of the food chain in prohibition-era Chicago.

Ballad of Richard Jewell (???)  Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill.  American security guard, Richard Jewell, heroically saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is unjustly vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.

The True American (2018)  Directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Tom Hardy.  A Bangladeshi Air Force officer looking to make his way in the United States is shot by an American terrorist out to kill Muslims in the aftermath of September 11th.

Far Bright Star (2018)  Directed by Casey Affleck and starring Joaquin Phoenix. Set in 1916, an aging cavalryman leads a team of men to hunt down the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. However, after an ambush in which most of the men are killed, the cavalryman must struggle to survive in the desert.

Stronger (2017)  Directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jake Gyllenhaal.  A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.

Okja (2017)  Directed by Joon-ho Bong (Snowpiercer).  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, Giancarlo Esposito, and Paul Dano.  A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.

Wind River (2017)  Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan (Hell and High Water, Sicario).  Starring Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, and Martin Sensmeier.  An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.

Holmes and Watson (2018)  Directed by Etan Cohen.  Starring Will Ferrell, John C Reily, Ralph Fiennes, and Kelly Macdonald.  A humorous take on Sherlock Holmes.

Enzo Ferrari (2018)  Directed by Michael Mann. The life story of Italian sports car entrepreneur, Enzo Ferrari.

The Snowman (2017)  Directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One in) and starring Michael Fassbender, Val Kilmer and JK Simmons.  Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

The Current War (2017) Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.  Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, and Nicholas Hoult.  Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.

Free Fire (2107) Directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and Cilian Murphy.  Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

Mosaic (2017)  Directed by Steven Soderbergh.  Starring Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, and Paul Reubens.  Plot kept under wraps.

Light of My Life (2018)  Written, directed and starring Casey Affleck.  A father and his young daughter find themselves trapped in the woods.

The Man Who Made it Snow (???) Directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Jake Gyllenhaal.  The true story of Max Mermelstein, a Jewish hotel engineer, who transforms a small mom and pop drug organization into a billion-dollar enterprise.

Ready Player One (2018)  Directed by Steven Spielberg.  Starring Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, TJ Miller, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.  When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the find his fortune.

The Old Man and the Gun (2017)  Directed by David Lowery.  Starring Casey Affleck, Robert Redford, and Sissy Spacek.  An elderly bank robber, who had managed to escape from prison over a dozen times in his life before moving to a retirement community, looks to spice things up with another heist.

The Son (2018)  Directed by Denis Villeneuve.  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal.  A son questions his father's suicide, and seeks out those who killed him.

A Season in the Congo (???)  Directed by Joe Wright.  A look at the events surrounding the Congo rebellion in 1960.

High Wire Act (2017)  Directed by Brad Anderson.  Written by Tony Gilroy.  Starring Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm, and Dean Norris.  A former US diplomat returns to service in order to save a former colleague in Beirut.

Wildlife (2017)  Written and directed by Paul Dano.  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan.  A boy witnesses his parent's marriage falling apart after his mom finds another man.

Raven (???)  Directed by Michelle MacLaren.  Written by Vince Gilligan, based on the book by Tim Reiterman.  Cult leader Jim Jones lures his followers to a mass murder-suicide in Jonestown Guyana.

Inner City (???)  Written and directed by Dan Gilroy.  Starring Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, and Ashton Sanders.  An attorney for a big LA law firm discovers some unfavorable things about his late partner and decides to right his wrongs.

The Black Hand (2018)  Starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  Police office Joe Petrofina seeks justice against a ruthless Italian-American gang in New York.  Based on the Stephan Talty book of the same name.

Blonde (2018) Directed by Andrew Dominic (Assassination of Jesse James).  A chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

Sinatra (???) Directed by Martin Scorsese. The life story of legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra.

Untitled Panama Papers Project (???)  Directed by Steven Soderbergh.  Based on the book Secrecy World by Jake Bernstein.  Follows a group of journalists who take part in unearthing 11.5 million files linking the world's most powerful political figures to secret banking accounts to avoid taxes.

Smash and Grab (???)  Directed by Danny Boyle.  Based on the documentary Smash and Grab, which followed the most successful diamond thieves in the world.

Thrilla in Manilla (2108) Directed by Ang Lee.

Hold the Dark (2018)  Directed by Jeremy Saulnier.  Written by Macon Blair.  Starring Alexander Skarsgard, Riley Keough, James Badge Dale, and Jeffrey Wright.  A wolf hunter tracks down a young child in the Alaskan wilderness.

Untitled Josh Hamilton Project (???) Directed by Casey Affleck.  Baseball player Josh Hamilton, who was a top draft pick in 1999, hits rock bottom after suffering from a drug addiction that ruins his family life and career, only to clean-up his act and redeem himself with an unexpected comeback.

The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara (2017)  Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Mark Rylance and Oscar Isaac.  Recounts the story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents' struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.


TELEVISION:

Twin Peaks (2017)  Written and directed by David Lynch.

Mindhunter (2017)  Partially directed by David Fincher.  An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit tracks down serial killers and rapists.

Lewis and Clark (2018)  HBO Miniseries.  Starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts.  The story of American explorers Lewis and Clarke as they lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean in 1803.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2017) Written and directed by the Coen Brothers.  An anthology western series.

The Deuce (2017)  Written by David Simon and George Pelecanos.  Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.  A look at life in New York City during the 70s and 80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.

Guerrilla (2017)  Starring Idris Elba.  A pair of activists in 1970s London set out to free a political prisoner and wage a resistance movement.

Untitled David O Russell Project (2017) Crime series written and directed by David O Russell.  Starring Robert DeNiro and Juliane Moore.

The Romanoffs (???)  Created and written by Matthew Weiner (Mad Men).

American Lion (2017)  Starring Sean Penn.  The story of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States.

Godless (2017) Executive Produced and partially created by Steven Sodergergh.  Written and directed by Scott Frank (Logan, Minority Report)  Frank Griffin, an outlaw terrorizing the 1880s American West, hunts down Roy Goode, his partner turned enemy.  Roy hides out at a ranch as Frank's chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico- a town made up entirely of women.

Napoleon (???)  Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, based on the original screenplay by Stanley Kubrick.  6 part miniseries covering the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Maniac (2017)  Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone.  An institutionalized man dreams of a new life in a fantasy world.

Succession (???)  Executive produced by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell.  A drama about a dysfunctional media family dynasty in the 21st century.

Snowfall (2017)  From John Singleton.  A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in LA during the early 1980s.

Trust (2017)  Directed by Danny Boyle

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