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12 Movies You Can't Miss In 2017

2017 looks set to be an exciting year in terms of film - here are 12 of the most anticipated movies that are hitting cinema screens next year.

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1. T2 Trainspotting (TriStar Pictures - January/February 2017)

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The long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting is finally here - and they only kept us waiting, what, 20 years? Get ready to love Ewan McGregor and the cast from the first film all over again, because T2 Trainspotting is said to be all about Mark Renton (McGregor's character) returning to Scotland to reunite with his old friends. The film will be released on 27th January in the UK and worldwide on 10th February.

2. A Dog's Purpose (Universal Pictures - January 2017)

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This furry feature is based on the novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron - the audience sees the world through the eyes of a retriever named Bailey as he tells the story of his friendship with his owner Ethan, which lasts until the day he dies. But the film doesn't end there - Bailey is born as a different dog to a different owner, and it happens again and again! Each time he is reborn he learns more about his purpose in life, and this is what makes A Dog's Purpose look like a light-hearted movie for the family to enjoy in 2017. The film (or should I say, the dogs) will be released on January 27th.

3. The Lego Batman Movie (Warner Bros - February 2017)


Who didn't love Will Arnett as Batman in 2014's The Lego Movie? The answer is: Nobody! And that's why this spin-off is a must-see for anyone who loves Lego, Batman, or anyone who loves animated films full-stop. Join plastic brick Batman as he finally learns to co-operate as part of a team and goes on a mission to save Gotham City (Michael Cera voices Robin too! Yay!). The film swoops into cinemas on 10th February.

4. The Beauty And The Beast (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures - March 2017)


Disney fans, contain your excitement! This adaptation is expected to be very popular with lovers of the original Beauty and the Beast from 1991, especially with the lovable Emma Watson playing Belle - aside from Emma, the cast also includes other notable stars such as Kevin Kline and Ian McKellen. It is said that this live-action remake follows the original very closely whilst adding its own sparkle to the story, so fans shouldn't be disappointed. Be our guest and see it in cinemas on 17th March.

5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures - May 2017)


Marvel's most-loved superhero family are returning to our screens in 2017 - and you better be ready for it! Join Chris Pratt, a rabid raccoon, that green-skin lady and the rest (including an adorable Baby Groot! Aww!) as they travel across the cosmos to the sounds of Awesome Mixtape #2 in this long-awaited sequel. Begin the adventure when this hits the big screen on May 5th in the US.

6. Baywatch (Paramount Pictures - May 2017)


Based on the cheesy TV series starring David Hasselhoff, this action-comedy features Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron as two muscly young lifeguards whose job is to patrol a beach in Santa Monica, California. This adaptation apparently presents a more tongue-in-cheek style story of the two lifeguards and their fellow characters, so it looks hopeful as one of the big comedies of 2017. This feature sails into cinemas on May 27th.

7. The Mummy (Universal Pictures - June 2017)


Who can forget The Mummy movie franchise? As it's been 8 years since the last Mummy film, this action-packed horror series is in desperate need of a reboot - and voilĂ , here it is! The advancement of special effects since the original films should make this new Mummy movie all the more thrilling - and with Tom Cruise starring as the lead character, this is one that can't be missed. It comes to life at cinemas on 9th June.

8. Despicable Me 3 (Universal Pictures - June 2017)


Just when you thought you'd seen enough of those yellow goggle-eyed blobs everyone's obsessed with... they're back on the big screen again with their grumpy boss Gru, and he's got a bone to pick with brand new nemesis, Balthazar Bratt (voiced by South Park creator Trey Parker). Bratt is a former child star who still thinks he is living in the 80s, and he has a plan for world domination. Will Gru stop him on his highway to the danger zone? Find out on 30th June.

9. Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony Pictures - July 2017)


Just like The Mummy, the new Spider-Man film hitting our screens next summer is a reboot. The second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise, in fact. The story takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War, when high-school student Peter Parker discovers he has more to worry about than just homework and trying to get laid - he has to face-off against his latest nemesis, Vulture, with the help of Iron Man. It's webbing its way into cinemas on July 7th.

10. War for the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox - July 2017)


It's the final instalment of everyone's favourite primate-based series - and no, I'm not talking about Curious George, I'm talking about the War for the Planet of the Apes! Watch Caesar and the gang face off against the humans and Woody Harrelson in this promising sci-fi feature. Monkey on down to your nearest theatre on 14th July.

11. The Emoji Movie (Columbia Pictures - August/October 2017)


Let's face it - if film companies can produce an Angry Birds movie, they can produce a movie about anything. The latest feature-length attempt to appeal to users of smartphones and social media (mostly everyone these days) tells the story of Gene, a multi-expressional emoji whose mission is to just have one expression. He goes on a journey with his friends whom include a high-five emoji voiced by James Corden, and a poop emoji. See this unique animated adventure in cinemas on 4th August in the US and worldwide in October.

12. It (New Line Cinema - September 2017)


Fans of Stephen King and/or terrifying horror films will be flooding into cinemas next year to watch Pennywise in this modern adaptation of the 1986 novel. It looks set to outshine the original film adaptation from 1990 in terms of scariness and authenticity - so, if you have a fear of clowns, it's probably best you don't go to see this movie. It hits the big screen on 8th September.

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