Can you believe another summer is just about knocking on our door! That’s right, you guessed it…SUMMER PREVIEW TIME! It may seem a tad early to be talking about this, but over the past several years now, Hollywood has quietly brought the kick-off of the summer blockbusters a week early, almost every year now, moving it up, little by little. Instead of the month of May, it starts in April, and that’s where we”ll begin with this article. So, here it is… TOP 15 BIGGEST FILMS OF THE 2017 SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER SEASON!
Disney has given us some of the greatest fairy tale films of all time, but generally they have always been animated…NOT ANYMORE! They have started a new trend, taking their most popular, and beloved animated films, and making them live! Disney brings us, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, in all its splendor and beauty, based on the animated original from 1991.
Our first superhero film of the year is a sequel, but also the “final” film of the series. LOGAN is the third, and final film of the WOLVERINE series, and the 10th in the X-MEN film franchise. The story is based on the fan favorite comic book, OLD MAN LOGAN.
Drew was born March 17, 1976, in St. Louis, MO. He was a typical child of the 80′s, enjoying the films and music of the era he was growing up in. He also enjoyed going to summer camp, where he first discovered the world of Stephen King. One particular summer, while at camp, a friend let Drew borrow one of his Bachman books, (of course we know Bachman better as, Stephen King’s alter ego), and Drew was hooked! Who would’ve thought years later that Drew would be part of the Stephen King universe, through the Dollar Baby Program.
The Stephen King short story, The man who loved flowers, was first published in August 1977, in Gallery magazine, and then in 1978, published in King’s collection of stories in his book, Night shift. The man who loved flowers is about a man who walks the city streets without a care in the world, stopping by a vendor to buy flowers for his true love Norma.
I was originally prepared to write my film review of the new Star Wars release ROGUE ONE, but feel it pales inlight of the passing of two Hollywood icons, actress Carrie Fisher, and legendary actress Debbie Reynolds, the latter being the mother of Carrie Fisher. Sadly they passed within 24 hours of one another just last week.
The Marvel Comics character of Doctor Strange, first appeared in the comic book, Strange Tales #110 July 1963. He had story lines in other limited run issues, until a few years later, when he had his own monthly comic book. Now 53 years later, Doctor Strange comes to the big-screen in a new blockbuster film.
Mick Garris has worn many hats in the film industry. To his credit this includes producer, director, actor, interviewer, and… writer. He has made his passion for film, his life’s work, for over four decades now, and is showing no signs of hanging his hat up any time soon.
When it comes to writing, they say, “one should write what they know.” Well, Mick Garris knows PLENTY, about living in the San Fernando Valley, and equally as much about the film industry. In his last novel, Salome, he covered both of those subjects, and now in his latest, he draws us back in again to the world of, bright lights and movie stars, or should I say…just another day in the Valley!
Dave was born in Logan County, West Virginia on August 3rd, 1974. He attended Logan County High School and graduated in 1992. From there, he moved on to attend the West Virginia State University, where he majored in Communications, and graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor’s in Science Communications.