Romance, Thrills & Music at the Movies

Many intriguing movies hit cinemas in 2017 According to IMDb, the most popular movies of the year were as follows:

The Shape of Water
Set in the 1960s, this film directed by Guillermo del Toro is about a young janitor who works at a research center and falls in love with a creature being studied at the facility.

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The Greatest Showman
Directed by Michael Gracey, this film is about the origins of the entertainment industry and the influence that one individual had in creating a show that would entertain millions.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
When four teenagers are transported into the world of a video game, they must solve the game in order to return to reality. This remake of a 1995 movie was directed by Jake Kasdan.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
After her daughter is murdered, a woman works to prevent the police from being idle in the search for the culprit. Directed by Martin McDonagh.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 
Another installment in the Star Wars series, this one directed by Rian Johnson. The Last Jedi is about Luke Skywalker’s training of Rey, who has recently discovered her special powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance and the First Order prepare for combat.

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My personal favorite movie of 2017 was Coco, directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina. Set in Mexico City, this Pixar-animated film is about a young boy who loves to perform music. However, the boy’s great-great-grandfather left his wife and children years earlier in order to pursue a career in music, causing the entire family he left behind to take a stance against music for generations. Conflicted, Miguel embarks on a quest in the Land of the Dead to locate his great-great-grandfather. Coco is a celebration of music, family, and loyalty and is brought to life with beautiful and colorful animation.

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Several movies to look out for in 2018 include new takes on classic series and books:

Ocean’s 8
In this film starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Rihanna, a group of women conspire to plan an elaborate robbery at the Met Gala in a spin-off of the original Ocean’s movies. Hits theaters in June.

A Wrinkle in Time
Based on Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed novel, this movie set to premiere in March traces the journey of Meg and her companions as they search for her father in space.

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Source: IMDB.com

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