With the year 2016 gone, it is more than due to unveil the movies that will rule this New year, 2017. From Tweets to trends all over the internet, the movies listed here are the most talked about. The once asterisked (*) are Rinzy’s most anticipated.

May we begin!

In the order of their release dates:

1. Underworld: Blood War (Jan. 6)

Joining Kate Beckinsale for her fifth adventure as protangist Selene. The battle between Vampires and Lycans continue as usual. The Underworld franchise hasn’t really been a financial hit, but they’ve been popular enough to get average tongues wagging in aticipation of their next installment. Moreover, Kate is a terrific actress for someone in her 40’s, and I’m sure she’ll be able to pull this one through too.

Photo credit: Sony

2. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter  (Jan. 27)

This video-game adaption is finally taking a bow, after six installments. Finally, Alice (Milla Jovovich) might get to completely destroy the evil organization – Umbrella.


Photo credit: Sony and Capcom Entertainments

3. John Wick 2 (Feb. 10)

If there is one movie that surpassed even the expectations of its producers, it has to be John Wick. The story was refreshing, and coupled with the very believable performance by Keanu Reeve, one would be swayed the instant he/her takes a look at John Wick. The sequel promises to be just as much fun.


Photo credit: Summit Entertainment

4. Fifty Shades Darker (Feb. 10) *

The first of Rinzy’s choice for 2017. I can remember when Fifty Shades of Grey was released, Feb. 13, 2014, the frenzy and all made me research the three books of the same titles by E.L. James. I was hooked. God help me!

Christian Grey and Annastesia Steele return to our screens soon.


Photo credit: Universal Studios

5. The Wall (Mar. 10)

The Wall is an upcoming American war film directed by Doug Liman and written by Dwain Worrell, about two American soldiers trapped by an Iraqi sniper. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and John Cena (Wikipedia).

I am not a fan of war movies. I know I should be, but its difficult.

6. The Great Wall (Feb. 17) *

Give me Matt Damon in any form, and I’ll watch. Now, give me Matt Damon and some Monoglian action, and I’ll hail you non-stop. (Thank you Marco Polo!)
This movie is sure to be a hit. I look forward to it.

7. Logan (Mar. 3) *

Each time I recall this is Hugh Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine, I feel sad: he’s been a terrific actor, and has played the part perfectly for the last sixteen years. Fareware, Logan.

With an R-rating, this is sure to be as hardcore as Deadpool was.
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

8. Power Rangers (Mar. 24) *

The trailer for this is really amazing; it had a different tune, more matured than the Power Rangers we grew up knowing. Really anticipating this.


Photo credit: Lionsgate

9.The Fate of the Furious. …(April 14) *

Give this franchise a medal for knowing how to reinvent itself. Many (myself included) thought how the story will progress without Brian (Late Paul Walker) who was an inegral part of the story; never did we think we’d see what were given in the trailer. Dominic Toretto has gone rogue! And the guys are racing against a submarine! Just when we thought we’ve seen it all.

Photo credit: Universal Studios

10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. … (May 5) *

The first installment was a surprise hit. Marvel has established they’ve got the Midas touch. Time will tell what The Star Lord and his team have in stock for us.


Photo credit: Marvel Studios

11. Kong: Skull Island (Mar. 10) *

Judging by the trailer, this movie means business. Kong is still as angry as ever (Even in a reboot!)

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

12. King Arthur: Legend of the sword (May 12)

Another retelling of the epic story of Camelot. There’s Guinevere, there is Excalibur, but I haven’t heard anything about Merlin.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

13 Beauty and The Beast (Mar. 17)

Riding in the stride of Disney’s resolve to make huge money from the live -action retelling of its classic cartoons, comes Beauty and the Beast. Emma Watson is as beautiful in the role of Beauty as one would have imagined.

Photo credit: Disney Studios

14. Alien: Covenant (May 19) *

Don’t shame me for confessing I just watched Prometheus (2012) during the Christmas break. I was a nice watch, and got my interest enough to research The Alien franchise. I need to see where the story goes from there, as this is a sequel to Prometheus, still set as the prequel to  Alien (1979).

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

15. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (May 26) *

‘You will always remember this day as the day you nearly caught Captain Jack Sparrow!’

The above sentence will always resonate with me. Johnny Depp returns as the iconic Jack Sparrow in the fifth installment of Disney’s hit franchise. This time he battles the Late, but not dead, Captain Salazar.

Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) makes a return as the Captain of The Flying Dutchman in this installment an absence in On Stranger’s Tides.

Photo credit: Walt Disney’s STudio

16. Wonder Woman (June 2) *

I really look forward to watching Gal Gadot as Diana of Themyscira.
Photo credit: DCEU

17. The Mummy (June 9) *

Adding Tom Cruise gives this reboot hope. But I don’t think I liked the female Mummy from the trailers. Time will tell.

Photo credit: Universal Studios

18. World War Z 2 (June 9) *

Bring it on, Brad Pitt. This sequel is long overdue.

Photo credit: Paramount Studio

19. Cars 3 (June 16)

Everyone who grew up to watch Cars(2006), should be old enough to visit the cinema this time with his/her child. I won’t say more than that.


Photo credit: Pixar Animation Studios

20. Transformers: The Last Knight. … (June 23) *

Another certain mega-hit. Just like Dom, Optimus Prime, has gone rogue. And he’s seen fighting Bumblebee (everyone’s favorite Auto-bot), Not good Michael Bay, not good!

Photo credit: Dream works Studio

21. Despicable Me 3 (June 30)

Can we have more screen-time for The Minions. Awesome puppets.
Photo credit: Universal Studios

22.Spider Man: Homecoming (July 7) *

Marvel and Sony present to us the first fruit of their collaboration. Tom Holland has shown us he can do no wrong with the role, judging from his performance in Captain America: Civil War.


Photo credit: Marvel Studios

23. War for the Planets of the apes (July 14)

Another war between Man and Ape. Man had better win, else, we’d be going to Mars faster than we’ve planned to.
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

24. Dunkirk (July 21)

Another hit by Christopher Nolan.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

25. The Emoji movie (Aug. 4)

Another movie like The Angry Birds (2016)

Photo credit: Sony Pictures

26. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Oct. 6)*

Highly anticipated and overdue: people couldn’t stop clamouring for more after the first first installment.

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

27. Thor: Ragnarok (Nov. 3) *

Chris Hemsworth returns for his third installment as Thor (The god of thunder).  Mark Ruffallo and Benedict Cumberbatch as (The Hulk and Doctor Strange) respectively.

Photo credit: Marvel Studios

28. Justice League (Nov. 17) *

After many years of hoping, it is finally happening. As directed by Zack Snyder. Let’s hope this isn’t another Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie.

Photo credit: DCEU

29. Star Wars: Episode VIII. … (Dec. 15) *

The Star Wars franchise continues to outdo itself with more spectacular performances with each new release. Lucas Films have a pot of gold in hand, and they wouldn’t stop milking it. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is still in cinemas breaking more records with each day.
Photo credit: Lucas Film

30. Jumanji (Dec. 22)

A reboot of the classic movie Jumanji (1995) we grew up watching. It stars Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock), Kevin Hart, and others.

Photo credit: Sony Pictures

31. Pitch Perfect 3 (Dec. 22)

The Barden Bella’s are coming back for their third (and hopefully, last) outing. Anna Kendrick wowed us in 2012, with the Cups single. The second installment found itself struggling to tell a story. Let’s hope this one makes a difference.


Photo credit: Universal Studios

The reason for this sermon.
It is a New Year, and everyone should have his/her movie calendars by their side for easy remembrance.

Author’s note.
I have 18 asterisked movies in the list. Not bad.
Let me know what you think about the list. Which are your favorites, and most anticipated? Let’s talk in the comment box below.

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