Most anticipated films for the rest of 2019 (Oct-Dec)

This year has been crazy in terms of films. We’ve had some great releases and a ton of huge titles. But these next three months are stacked with interesting releases. This are the ones I’m most interested in. These aren’t in order of anticipation. Let’s get started with the one I’m most excited for.

Joker

“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?”

Joker is less than two weeks away and my hype levels are through the roof. I couldn’t be more hyped at this point. Everything is pointing at it being something exceptional. The Joker is my favourite fictional character and this new interpretation looks to be one of the best we’ve ever gotten. It’s hard to follow what Heath Ledger did, that performance is just perfect. But Joaquin Phoenix looks to have created something special with this character. Todd Phillips hasn’t had the best track record but this goes against anything he’s ever done in terms of tone and style. From what we’ve heard, it’s meant to be violent and disturbing. I can’t wait. Even if it’s bad, we’ll all be able to say that Phoenix gave an Oscar Worthy performance.

Zombieland Double Tap

“It’s time to nut up or shut up”

I’m cautious. It could be bad. It could disappoint. The director’s last work was Venom which was underwhelming. But, I’m still hopeful. The first trailer look as fun and insane as it should. I only watched the first one a few months ago but I absolutely loved it. I want this to be good. It’s got a great cast and looks to be crazier than the first. It probably won’t be as good as the first, but I just want it to be good. At least.

Terminator Dark Fate

“My name is Sarah Connor. August 29th, 1997 was supposed to be Judgment Day. But I changed the future. Saved 3,000,000,000 lives. Enough of a résumé for you?”

Again, I’m cautious and hopeful. I’m not a die hard Terminator fan but I love the first two films. I haven’t actually seen the last three but from what I gather, they’re bad. This however looks interesting. Tim Miller is a good director and James Cameron is back to produce. It’s going back to the roots of the franchise and wiping those disappointing entries. Could we finally get another good terminator film? I hope so.

Last Christmas

“You’re made of everything you do”

This is a weird choice I know, but this film has caught my interest. If there’s too things I love, it’s Christmas and Romance. A new Christmas rom com set to George Michael music from the director of Bridesmaids starring Emilia Clark sounds interesting. It could suck, Paul Fieg did do Ghostbusters and the trailer wasn’t perfect but it looks nice. Based on premise alone, I’m intrigued.

Ford V Ferrari

“We’re lighter, we’re faster, and if that don’t work, we’re nastier.”

This looks promising. It looks like a crowd pleasing, entertaining Oscar contender. James Mangold is great director, he did Logan which i love. There’s two great leads in Christian Bale and Matt Damon. It’s getting some positive reactions from festivals and apparently has some incredible racing scenes. I’m interested.

Frozen 2

“We always feared Elsa’s powers were too much for this world. Now we must hope that they’re enough”

As obnoxious as the hype got for the first film, I still love it. It’s an excellent animated film that I’ve watched countless times. This sequel seems to be taking a new direction. It looks much darker and more mystical. I can’t wait to see the direction they take, I can’t wait to see these characters again. The animation looks stunning and it could give Toy Story 4 a run for best animated film of the year.

Knives Out

“This is a twisted web, and we are not finished untangling it, not yet.”

This looks like FUN. An absolutely stellar cast, a great director at the helm, a new twist on a classic premise. I can’t wait. The reactions have been extremely positive. There’s going to be so many twists and turns. Rian Johnson always brings originality to his films so I can imagine this will be no different. Like I said before, it looks fun. That’s all.

A Beautiful day in the Neighbourhood

“Hello Neighbour”

The film that emotionally impacted me the most last year was “Won’t you be my neighbour?”. The documentary on Fred Rogers was so wholesome and eye opening. I never watched Mr Rogers as a kid but since I watched that documentary, I’ve been in love with this man. He was the nicest man in the industry. Now we’re getting a movie about him with Tom Hanks in the role. I couldn’t think of anyone better to play him. It’s not a typical biopic about Mr Rogers but it’s the story a guy who was heavily impacted by him. It’s like a companion piece to the documentary. It looks heartwarming and sweet. I can’t wait.

Jumanji The Next Level

“Are you having a heart attack? Breathe! Breathe! His whole left side is shutting down!”

What a surprise Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle was. It was a lot of fun and very successful meaning a sequel of course. This one is mixing things up with one of the best twists of the year. In this one, Dwayne Johnson plays Danny Devito. Let that sink in. The roles are mixed and the game is updated meaning a new adventure. We also have Kevin Hart playing Danny Glover which from the trailer already looks funny. It could be a flop but it looks as good if not slightly better than the first. When I say first I don’t mean the original Jumanji, that one will always be superior.

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

“No one’s ever really gone”

The final chapter of the Skywalker saga and the last chapter of this new Sequel Trilogy. I love The Force Awakens and I’m on the side of people who really like The Last Jedi. I’ve always been on board with this new trilogy and this next one looks to be going all out. Abrams is back to restore the series back to his original vision meaning there’s going to be answers to questions he set up, a whole load of fan service and a few twists and turns. The trailers looks great, it looks epic and promises big things. Count me in.

Little Women

“This is Meg, Amy, Beth and Jo”

Greta Gerwig is a great director, she proved that with Lady Bird. She’s back with an adaptation of the classic novel. The cast is amazing. Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothee Chalamet, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep. I’ve not read the book or seen any previous adaptation but the talent behind it and the trailer has me excited. It looks really great.

Jojo Rabbit

“You’re not a Nazi Jojo, you’re a 10 year old kid.”

Taika Waititi plays Hitler, nuff said. This just look amazing. Such a unique story, an all star cast, the right blend of comedy and heart and room for a lot of creativity. The reactions have been very positive, both trailers were great. I think the UK is getting it late but I hope to see it as soon as I can. It’s my most anticipated after Joker. There’s not much to say, it’s just Taika Waititi.

I missed a lot of films but this next few months is so stacked and these are the ones I’m most excited for. Keep your eye out for these releases. There’s some really great films still to come.

My Top 10 favourite films

Right so, a little introduction before we “crack on”. This blog is basically going to be where I express my opinions on films, tv, film news, trailers and everything in that area. Obviously, the name is based on The Breakfast Club (which we’ll talk about later) and that’s just because I couldn’t think of a name so I looked through films for quotes and thought that’d work. I’m just going to go through my Top 10 Favourite Films as I had no other ideas.

So let’s crack on…

10. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

“We are the music makers… and we are the dreamers of dreams.”

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Such a classic. I don’t remember a time where I didn’t love this film. It’s so full of magic and it’s so much fun. The first act is more grounded, it blends comedy and heart very along with some amazing musical numbers. Then we enter the factory and it descends to madness and joy. Gene Wilder IS Willy Wonka, he’s such a fun and interesting character. It’s become such a staple on pop culture and never fails to make me smile anytime I watch it. Tim Burton tried to recapture the magic but no remake could come close to this.

9. The Breakfast Club

“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.”

Another classic, but totally different. This is a total character piece about 5 people just talking and that’s why it’s so strong. Each character is so interesting and played perfectly. In the span of 90 minutes, each character has developed just through scenes of conversation. Judd Nelson is impeccable as John Bender, he’s a total scene stealer and plays the part so well. The music choices are iconic, the dialogue is in parts 80s cheese but in other parts really clever and interesting conversation. The scene where they sit in a circle telling stories was apparently ad libbed which is fascinating. It’s just one of those films that you need to see, a very iconic film.

8. Hot Fuzz

“Shit just got real!”

Ah, Edgar Wright. My all time favourite director (meaning this won’t be his only appearance on the list). The Cornetto Trilogy is my favourite film trilogy and Hot Fuzz is by far the best of the three. It’s amazing. Pegg and Frost are a hilarious duo. It’s a hilarious parody of police and action films but it’s also a great police action film. The action is a lot of fun, there’s a lot of well written comedy which is made funnier but the impeccable editing. It’s such a stylised film that’s never boring to watch. The story is interesting and the characters are a joy. It’s one of the best comedies ever made.

7. Avengers Endgame

“Whatever it takes”

Yes, I know it’s the biggest film of all time and the hype can be annoying. But how can I not love this? As a long time MCU fan, this is just perfect. It’s not technically perfect, but it is in terms of fan service and pay offs. It includes some of the best MCU moments, it doesn’t feel 3 hours and it uses its runtime well. I’ve seen it 4 times and I never get bored. I always get excited to watch it. The cinema experience was the best I’ve had. The best 3rd act in CBM history. Some amazing effects and great performances from a huge cast. It was the perfect bookend to 11 years of the MCU but also left it open for the next chapter. I love it, sue me.

6. La La Land

“I guess I’ll see you in the movies.”

A love letter to the classics, cementing itself as a modern classic. It’s such an orgasmic film. It’s the definition of perfection. From the exquisite chemistry of the leads, to the superb soundtrack, to the extremely pleasing cinematography, to the dances, to the editing, everything is so well done. It’s a pure joy to watch and you can see that so much effort went into it. Damien Chazelle is one of the best directors working today. The film deserved every award it got. I could watch this film all day. This may be a weird way to phrase it but it’s a delicious film. That’s all.

5. Rocketman

“Real love’s hard to come by. So you find a way to cope without it.”

2019 has been kind to me in terms of movies. Rocketman really exceeded my expectations. I was hoping it’d be good, I never thought it’d be this good. Taron Egerton gives the best performance of his career and should be recognised more in my opinion. The use of music to tell the story is genius and the musical numbers are all so fun and well done. The supporting cast is great, stand outs being Richard Madden and Jamie Bell. Unlike Bohemian Rhapsody, it takes a very creative approach but also gets deep into the darker elements of his life. A perfect biopic for one of my favourite artists. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favour and watch it.

4. Whiplash

“There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job”

This is a fantastic film. Raw, intense, beautiful. It’s a gripping story told perfectly. The cinematography is stunning, there’s so many amazing shots. Miles Teller is great but JK Simmons gives one of my favourite performances ever in a film. He’s so good and deserved that Oscar. There’s so many great moments but the ending was excellent. It’ll change you by the end of it and it really gets you thinking. Damien Chazelle really set the bar high for himself with this debut. What more can I say, it’s just fantastic.

3. Scott Pilgrim vs the World

“I’m in lesbians with you”

Another Edgar Wright film, and maybe the most stylised film I’ve ever seen. The editing is why you come of this film. Wright’s excellent direction makes this such a unique experience. It takes inspiration of old video games, comic books and movies to make an insanely cool film. It’s got extremely fun action, hilarious dialogue, great character with great performances from a stellar cast, a unique premise and incredible execution. Plus there’s a sweet soundtrack (like Wright’s other films). It’s always fun to watch and always surprising.

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“We accept the love we think we deserve”

This could easily be my number one, I adore every frame of this film. I love the Coming of Age genre and this is the peak. It’s an incredibly beautiful, real portrayal of high school that also tackles mental health in an amazing way. You fall in love with the characters so easily, especially the main three. Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson all give excellent performances. The cinematography works perfectly with the tone and story. I always get a sense of freedom everytime I watch it. It’s practically perfect and really changed me when I saw it. If it wasn’t for this next film, it could easily be number one.

1. Baby Driver

“Here it is Baby, your Killer Track”

What an absolute joyride. This film does everything right. The cast is amazing and there’s not a single bad performance. The action is stellar. The cinematography is stylistic and cool. The soundtrack is so well picked. The editing is fantastic. The way certain scenes go with that song is amazing. The ending is perfect. Ansel Elgort and Lily James have such great chemistry. I could go on all day about how much I love this thing. I’ve seen it at least 20 times and it gets better every time. It’s Edgar Wright’s best work and it’s my favourite film of all time.

So that’s Top 10. I thought this would be a good post to start out with because I got to talk about 10 films I absolutely love. I don’t have a post schedule or a plan of what to do next but when something comes to mind I’ll talk about.

Thanks for reading.