New film releases for 2017

January 2nd 2017
By: Melanie
New film releases for 2017

Part of the holiday season is sitting down to watch a film or two with the family and there are loads of classics to enjoy, but if you have had enough of your St Albans sofa there are whole host of great new films due to be released in 2017. St Albans is so lucky to have the Odyssey Cinema with its great programme of more independent films.
 
2017 looks as if there will be lots more comic book and superhero blockbusters, with Justice League, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok all due to come out.  But for a more classy film you might want to look out for Jackie, a Jackie Kennedy biopic with Natalie Portman in the lead role. But with Pablo Larraín directing don’t expect a straight forward King’s Speech style biopic, it promises to be a theatrical, impressionist spectacle. Release date: January 20th.
 
Then there is T2 Trainspotting, amazingly it’s been two decades since the original Trainspotting gang first appeared on cinemas screens. Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begby are back together, in an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Porno, the sequel to the first book. There will be plenty of drink, drugs and debauchery, but expect lots of regret, resolution and moving on. Release date: January 27
 
For the kids, Disney is remaking another classic Beauty and the Beast. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will sing through all the classic songs as well as a few new ones. It’ll be a big musical extravaganza Release date: March 17th.