Christopher Nolan has become the type of filmmaker that commands the attention of the entire industry. And after the wildly ambitious sci-fi effort, Interstellar, Nolan is taking aim at a drastically different subject with his 2017 release, Dunkirk. The film focuses on the early stretches of World War II where Allied soldiers are completely surrounded by German forces on the harbor of Dunkirk, France, and their only hope is a successful evacuation mission. Starring Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy and Kenneth Branagh, the footage in Dunkirk looks amazing and, even with a July release date lined up, perhaps Nolan will be able to capture that elusive Oscar win.
As this return to the Planet of the Apes franchise continues to improve, director Matt Reeves returns for the another installment. After the last film, it seemed hard-pressed to find another valuable chapter in the saga, but it appears the may have one with War of the Planet of the Apes. Once again, Caesar returns to lead his civilization of intellectually advanced apes against an army of humans led by a violent Colonel (Woody Harrelson). We'll have to wait and see if War of the Planet of the Apes can keep up this recent string of success when it hits theaters in July 2017.