‘Justice League’ Reaction: Here’s What We Think of DC’s Latest Installment (Video)

The embargo on reviews for “Justice League” has lifted, and TheWrap’s Umberto Gonzalez and Beatrice Verhoeven are here to give you their thoughts on DC’s latest. Watch the review video above.

All in all, the consensus is that the film is good, but not great, is fun but is flawed, and the villain isn’t a show stealer, but the main characters —  namely Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and The Flash — make up for it.

According to Gonzalez and Verhoeven, the film is indeed filled with good performances by the main Justice League members, however the bad CGI of the film handicaps its third act. However, the characterizations make up for the lack of action so the film is a palette cleanser and a step in the right direction for DC Entertainment.

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“Justice League” stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Ciaran Hinds and Henry Cavill. Zack Snyder directed from a script by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, the latter of whom stepped in to complete the film after Snyder stepped down following the death of his daughter.

The movie opens Nov. 17.

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The embargo on reviews for “Justice League” has lifted, and TheWrap’s Umberto Gonzalez and Beatrice Verhoeven are here to give you their thoughts on DC’s latest. Watch the review video above.

All in all, the consensus is that the film is good, but not great, is fun but is flawed, and the villain isn’t a show stealer, but the main characters —  namely Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and The Flash — make up for it.

According to Gonzalez and Verhoeven, the film is indeed filled with good performances by the main Justice League members, however the bad CGI of the film handicaps its third act. However, the characterizations make up for the lack of action so the film is a palette cleanser and a step in the right direction for DC Entertainment.

“Justice League” stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Ciaran Hinds and Henry Cavill. Zack Snyder directed from a script by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, the latter of whom stepped in to complete the film after Snyder stepped down following the death of his daughter.

The movie opens Nov. 17.

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‘Counterpart’ Trailer: New Starz Thriller From ‘The Jungle Book’ Writer Looks Truly Crazypants

Double your J.K. Simmons, double your fun.

To say we fully understand what’s in store when the upcoming Starz drama “Counterpart” premieres would be a lie. But it’s nothing short of intriguing. The high-concept drama, starring J.K. Simmons, is described as follows:

“Counterpart” is about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross… where the only man he can trust is “Prime” (also played by J.K. Simmons), his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world. The show explores themes of identity, fate and lost love, posing the eternal question, “what if our lives could have been different?”

Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Kenneth Choi, Stephen Rea, Richard Schiff, Nicholas Pinnock, Nazanin Boniadi, Sara Serraiocc, and Ulrich Thomsen co-star. Check out the trailer below.

What we know for sure is that Starz has a knack for developing genre-skewing ideas with a sexy edge, though “Counterpart” (unlike “American Gods” or “Outlander”) is notable for not being a book adaptation, but instead an original idea created by Justin Marks (“The Jungle Book”).

Based on the trailer, “Counterpart” looks to blend a high-concept sci-fi idea — the parallel universes at war with each other — with a dark noir execution, not to mention characters with plenty of secrets and surprises. Plus, as directed by “The Imitation Game” and “Passengers” helmer Morten Tyldum, the distinct visual style evokes memories of Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil” or Alex Proyas’s “Dark City.”

In short, “Counterpart” is one we’re eagerly anticipating. The series premieres January 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. on Starz.

Chinese ‘Justice League’ Trailer Gives Peek at Villain Steppenwolf (Video)

The Chinese trailer for the upcoming “Justice League” gives fans a sneak peek at the film’s villain Steppenwolf. Check out the video above.

“Long before I was born he came as the spearhead of an alien invasion,” narrates Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. “This world will fall. Like all the others,” responds Steppenwolf. “Game of Thrones” star Ciaran Hinds plays Steppenwolf in DC Films’ upcoming ensemble superhero movie as TheWrap previously reported exclusively.

Three weeks out before its release, Warner Bros. and DC Films’ long-awaited superhero team-up, “Justice League,” is currently tracking to make $110-120 million in its opening weekend, according to industry estimates.

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After “Thor” gets its release, expect tracking to go up after Warner comes in with a full marketing blitz for “Justice League.” Strong reviews and word-of-mouth will also be critical, as this summer saw rave reviews and audience excitement make “Wonder Woman” into the movie of the summer and one of the longest lasting films in theaters.

“Justice League” will see Batman (Ben Affleck) team up with the full stable of DC superheroes, including Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Mamoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and the returning Superman (Henry Cavill) to battle Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds).

Amy Adams, J.K. Simmons, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons Connie Stevens also star. Zack Snyder directed the film with assistance from Joss Whedon, who stepped in to complete production after the death of Snyder’s daughter, Autumn, last spring.

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The Chinese trailer for the upcoming “Justice League” gives fans a sneak peek at the film’s villain Steppenwolf. Check out the video above.

“Long before I was born he came as the spearhead of an alien invasion,” narrates Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. “This world will fall. Like all the others,” responds Steppenwolf. “Game of Thrones” star Ciaran Hinds plays Steppenwolf in DC Films’ upcoming ensemble superhero movie as TheWrap previously reported exclusively.

Three weeks out before its release, Warner Bros. and DC Films’ long-awaited superhero team-up, “Justice League,” is currently tracking to make $110-120 million in its opening weekend, according to industry estimates.

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See Ciaran Hinds's latest POWER MOVE.

PowerRank:

1903

After “Thor” gets its release, expect tracking to go up after Warner comes in with a full marketing blitz for “Justice League.” Strong reviews and word-of-mouth will also be critical, as this summer saw rave reviews and audience excitement make “Wonder Woman” into the movie of the summer and one of the longest lasting films in theaters.

“Justice League” will see Batman (Ben Affleck) team up with the full stable of DC superheroes, including Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Mamoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and the returning Superman (Henry Cavill) to battle Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds).

Amy Adams, J.K. Simmons, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons Connie Stevens also star. Zack Snyder directed the film with assistance from Joss Whedon, who stepped in to complete production after the death of Snyder’s daughter, Autumn, last spring.

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‘The Snowman’ Review: Michael Fassbender Thriller Melts in a Pool of Slushy Writing

Harry Hole is Norway’s most famous detective, as created in a long-running series of best-selling books by author Jo Nesbø. Following on, very slowly, from the successful 2011 adaptation of Nesbo’s novel “Headhunters” (from director Morten Tyldum, who would go on to make “The Imitation Game” and “Passengers”), the first English-language film version of Nesbø’s work now arrives in the shape of “The Snowman.”

Michael Fassbender plays the maverick, alcoholic, chain-smoking Oslo cop, probably hoping, along with producers Working Title, that this could be the start of long-running franchise, something to get him out of the X-Men costume, at least. Hole (technically, it’s pronounced ho-leh) is on the trail of a serial killer who leaves figures of snowmen outside the houses from where he snatches his female victims, or where he slices them up. We’re not sure for a while if this is, indeed, a serial killer case, and we’ve certainly no idea how he makes the stupid snowmen.

It’s only when homicide department newcomer Katrine, played by Rebecca Ferguson, detects a recurring pattern in the disappearances of pregnant women that Hole comes out of his vodka-soaked fug to get interested in solving crimes once more. “I’m sorry about Oslo’s low murder rate,” concedes his long-suffering police chief, “but I need you to turn up for work.”

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The scent of a hunt seems to energize Harry Hole, although it doesn’t help matters in his chaotic private life, which involves an art dealer ex-lover played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, her son Oleg, and her current husband, a slimy doctor called Matthias (Jonas Karlsson).

Meanwhile, a grinning — and therefore obviously evil — industrialist called Arve Stop (J.K. Simmons, using a sinister Nordic accent) is masterminding Oslo’s bid for the World Winter Games. In his downtime, this powerful tycoon enjoys taking photos of scared young women on his mobile phone and inviting them to his hotel room. The women are seemingly procured for him by a dodgy fertility doctor called Vetleser, played by David Dencik, the actor who was so creepy as Pus in “Top of the Lake: China Girl.”

What can it all mean? As is now customary in the Scandi noir genre, all is not white amid the driven snows of the Norwegian winters. Blood soaks through, crows peck at the ice, and long-buried secrets emerge.

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Katrine and her newly-issued but incredibly clunky-looking EviSync machine go about their data-recording detective business; the fact that we learn this gizmo needs fingerprint ID to function will obviously come back with grisly consequences later on. The Snowman, you see, is not averse to incorporating real body parts in his snow sculpture work.

A strong-on-paper cast includes appearances from Scandi noir queen herself, Sofia Helin (star of the original “The Bridge”), as well as Chloe Sevigny, Toby Jones, Anne Reid and a ridiculous-looking Val Kilmer whose face is so frozen, he can barely speak. (Must be very chilly in Norway this time of year.)

This should have been a success. The screenwriters include Oscar nominees Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) and Hossein Amini (“Drive”); Martin Scorsese exec produces; Dion Beebe takes on photography duties and award-winning Maria Djurkovic (“A Bigger Splash”) goes to town with the Ikea-catalogue production design. Director Tomas Alfredson and his producers strain for a magic blend of his stylish ensemble noir “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and his macabre Swedish vampire fable “Let The Right One In.” But you can hear the ice crack under the weight of all that expectation.

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For all his red-eyed, hangover acting, Fassbender cannot make his detective interesting; Hole is about the right name for this characterless performance. Even the dependable Ferguson looks lost in the snowdrifts of the script. All around them, sub-plots, tangents and flashbacks feel casually cobbled together, a smorgasbord where all the herrings are red and the krispbread clichés gone stale.

When you’re playing it casual with sexual assault, female trafficking, dismemberment, and institutional corruption, it quickly becomes an exercise in bad judgement and bad taste. A hurriedly assembled final edit looks as messy as the serial killer’s crime scenes, with expository, over-dubbed dialogue needed to float over plot holes of logic, such as: “All the helicopters are grounded because of the bad weather,” or “But you can’t get here because you’re at a stupid, bloody conference.”

In a film that revels in the gruesome nature of its deaths and the impenetrable mysteries of murder, the climactic showdown is so unimaginative it should be sent to the bottom of the screenwriting class and made to repeat the year.

The glaring inadequacies of “The Snowman” are the only things shocking about it. Harry Hole’s film career could not have gotten off to a more inauspicious start. Its future is certainly on thin ice now, and you don’t need Saga Noren, Lisbeth Salander or even Kurt Wallander to work that one out.

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Harry Hole is Norway’s most famous detective, as created in a long-running series of best-selling books by author Jo Nesbø. Following on, very slowly, from the successful 2011 adaptation of Nesbo’s novel “Headhunters” (from director Morten Tyldum, who would go on to make “The Imitation Game” and “Passengers”), the first English-language film version of Nesbø’s work now arrives in the shape of “The Snowman.”

Michael Fassbender plays the maverick, alcoholic, chain-smoking Oslo cop, probably hoping, along with producers Working Title, that this could be the start of long-running franchise, something to get him out of the X-Men costume, at least. Hole (technically, it’s pronounced ho-leh) is on the trail of a serial killer who leaves figures of snowmen outside the houses from where he snatches his female victims, or where he slices them up. We’re not sure for a while if this is, indeed, a serial killer case, and we’ve certainly no idea how he makes the stupid snowmen.

It’s only when homicide department newcomer Katrine, played by Rebecca Ferguson, detects a recurring pattern in the disappearances of pregnant women that Hole comes out of his vodka-soaked fug to get interested in solving crimes once more. “I’m sorry about Oslo’s low murder rate,” concedes his long-suffering police chief, “but I need you to turn up for work.”

The scent of a hunt seems to energize Harry Hole, although it doesn’t help matters in his chaotic private life, which involves an art dealer ex-lover played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, her son Oleg, and her current husband, a slimy doctor called Matthias (Jonas Karlsson).

Meanwhile, a grinning — and therefore obviously evil — industrialist called Arve Stop (J.K. Simmons, using a sinister Nordic accent) is masterminding Oslo’s bid for the World Winter Games. In his downtime, this powerful tycoon enjoys taking photos of scared young women on his mobile phone and inviting them to his hotel room. The women are seemingly procured for him by a dodgy fertility doctor called Vetleser, played by David Dencik, the actor who was so creepy as Pus in “Top of the Lake: China Girl.”

What can it all mean? As is now customary in the Scandi noir genre, all is not white amid the driven snows of the Norwegian winters. Blood soaks through, crows peck at the ice, and long-buried secrets emerge.

READ MORE

See The Snowman's latest POWER MOVE.

PowerRank:

707

Katrine and her newly-issued but incredibly clunky-looking EviSync machine go about their data-recording detective business; the fact that we learn this gizmo needs fingerprint ID to function will obviously come back with grisly consequences later on. The Snowman, you see, is not averse to incorporating real body parts in his snow sculpture work.

A strong-on-paper cast includes appearances from Scandi noir queen herself, Sofia Helin (star of the original “The Bridge”), as well as Chloe Sevigny, Toby Jones, Anne Reid and a ridiculous-looking Val Kilmer whose face is so frozen, he can barely speak. (Must be very chilly in Norway this time of year.)

This should have been a success. The screenwriters include Oscar nominees Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) and Hossein Amini (“Drive”); Martin Scorsese exec produces; Dion Beebe takes on photography duties and award-winning Maria Djurkovic (“A Bigger Splash”) goes to town with the Ikea-catalogue production design. Director Tomas Alfredson and his producers strain for a magic blend of his stylish ensemble noir “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and his macabre Swedish vampire fable “Let The Right One In.” But you can hear the ice crack under the weight of all that expectation.

For all his red-eyed, hangover acting, Fassbender cannot make his detective interesting; Hole is about the right name for this characterless performance. Even the dependable Ferguson looks lost in the snowdrifts of the script. All around them, sub-plots, tangents and flashbacks feel casually cobbled together, a smorgasbord where all the herrings are red and the krispbread clichés gone stale.

When you’re playing it casual with sexual assault, female trafficking, dismemberment, and institutional corruption, it quickly becomes an exercise in bad judgement and bad taste. A hurriedly assembled final edit looks as messy as the serial killer’s crime scenes, with expository, over-dubbed dialogue needed to float over plot holes of logic, such as: “All the helicopters are grounded because of the bad weather,” or “But you can’t get here because you’re at a stupid, bloody conference.”

In a film that revels in the gruesome nature of its deaths and the impenetrable mysteries of murder, the climactic showdown is so unimaginative it should be sent to the bottom of the screenwriting class and made to repeat the year.

The glaring inadequacies of “The Snowman” are the only things shocking about it. Harry Hole’s film career could not have gotten off to a more inauspicious start. Its future is certainly on thin ice now, and you don’t need Saga Noren, Lisbeth Salander or even Kurt Wallander to work that one out.

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34 Fall Movies to Obsess Over, From ‘Justice League’ to ‘Wonder’ (Photos)

“IT” (Sept. 8)

This movie has been at the top of our list for quite some time — and the movie starring Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown will finally hit theaters on Sept. 8.

“Mother!” (Sept. 15)

The highly-secretive but not-so-secretive anymore film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, and is directed by Darren Aronofsky.

“First They Killed My Father” (Sept. 15)

Angelina Jolie directs this film based on Loung Ung’s memoir of the same name. It is the Cambodian author’s personal account of her experiences during the Khmer Rouge years.

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (Sept. 22)

The first “Kingsman” was very successful in terms of grossing over $414 million worldwide. Now, its sequel sees its protagonists return while welcoming new faces like Elton John and Channing Tatum.

“Victoria & Abdul” (Sept. 22)

Judi Dench stars as Queen Victoria and Ali Fazal as Abdul Karim, a young clerk who finds favor with the Queen herself.

“Battle of the Sexes” (Sept. 22)

Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in the film about the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

“American Made” (Sept. 29)

Tom Cruise in another action movie? Sign us up!

“Blade Runner 2049” (Oct. 6)

1982’s “Blade Runner” underperformed when it first opened but has since become a cult film. Obviously, it’s sequel is highly anticipated. And Ryan Gosling in the lead can’t hurt, either.

“Florida Project” (Oct. 6)

The Cannes favorite follows 6-year-old Moonee as she lives at a motel in Florida with her rebellious mother.

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” (Oct. 13)

The first trailer for “Goodbye Christopher Robin” mesmerized as Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson appeared on the screen.

“Happy Death Day” (Oct. 13)

Honestly, this movie just looks epic. A horror film a la “Groundhog Day,” where a girl is stuck in a time loop and must find her killer who tries to murder her every day.

“The Snowman” (Oct. 20)

Michael Fassbender plays detective Harry Hole in this thriller about a serial killer who murders women. It also stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and J.K. Simmons.

“Wonderstruck” (Oct. 20)

Todd Haynes’ drama has been highly anticipated for quite some time as two stories about different children intertwine although they are 50 years apart.

“Suburbicon” (Oct. 27)

George Clooney directs this upcoming crime comedy, in which Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac and Julianne Moore star.

“Novitiate” (Oct. 27)

The coming-of-age drama stars Margaret Qualley and Dianna Agron and had its world premiere at Sundance.

“Professor Marston & The Wonder Women” (Oct. 27)

The true story details the life of William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans), who created Wonder Woman in 1941, and his wife and fellow inventor Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall). Bella Heathcote stars as Olive Byrne, a former student of Marston’s, with whom the married couple had a polyamorous relationship. The log line adds that Marston was the inventor of the lie detector and that the inspiration behind Wonder Woman was his wife and Byrne.

“Thor: Ragnarok” (Nov.3)

Marvel and Chris Hemsworth. Enough said.

“Bad Moms Christmas” (Nov. 3)

STX’s “Bad Moms” received mixed reviews but ended up grossing $183 million worldwide, so a sequel was greenlit pretty quickly.

“Murder on the Orient Express” (Nov. 10)

The cast is fire in this movie — Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad and Michelle Pfeiffer round out the actors starring in the remake of “Murder on the Orient Express,” based on Agatha Christie’s novel.

“Justice League” (Nov. 17)

After the success of “Wonder Woman,” we can hardly wait to see Gal Gadot kick a– alongside Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa. How will the multiple rumors, reshoots and directors switch-ups impact the movie?

“Wonder” (Nov. 17)

If the trailer hasn’t broken your heart, you have no soul. Plus, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay star.

“Molly’s Game” (Nov. 22)

Jessica Chastain stars as Molly Bloom in Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut. Bloom was a former skier who found herself running the world’s biggest underground poker game at a young age. Bloom catered to Hollywood’s elite, which included hordes of famous actors and directors, as well as mobsters and business moguls.

“Death Wish” (Nov. 22)

Eli Roth is directing the remake of 1974’s “Death Wish,” in which Bruce Willis stars as a New York man turned vigilante, looking to find the killers of his wife.

“Coco” (Nov. 22)

“Coco” stars Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel, a Mexican boy who longs to be a musician like his idol and great-great-grandfather, Ernesto De La Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), despite his family’s ban on music. He gets whisked away to the Land of the Dead, where he meets a trickster named Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal) and uncovers the reason why his family no longer allows music. The film is written and directed by Lee Unkrich, who won an Oscar as director of “Toy Story 3.”

“The Current War” (Nov. 24)

The story of the rate between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, Tom Holland and Katherine Waterston.

“Call Me by Your Name” (Nov. 24)

After receiving rave reviews at Sundance earlier this year, the film starring Armie Hammer Timothee Chalamet is finally heading for a Nov. 24 release.

“The Disaster Artist” (Dec. 1)

A movie about one of the worst movie ever made? “The Disaster Artist” stars James Franco, who also directs and produces. It chronicles the making of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 cult film “The Room.”

“Wonder Wheel” (Dec. 1)

Woody Allen is back with “Wonder Wheel,” which stars Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet, Juno Temple and Jim Belushi. It is set in the late 1950s at Coney Island.

“The Shape of Water” (Dec. 8)

Guillermo del Toro is back with yet another fantastical film: the gorgeous-looking “The Shape of Water” tells the story of a mute janitor who befriends a mysterious sea creature being studied in a lab.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Dec. 15)

Do we really need to explain why you might be obsessed with this movie?

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (Dec. 20)

Although fans weren’t too stoked about a remake of Robin Williams’ “Jumanji,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson squashed all fears by telling fans it won’t be a reboot, but a continuation of the story. It also stars Jack Black and Kevin Hart.

“Downsizing” (Dec. 22)

Footage shown at CinemaCon about the film starring Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon was met with excitement. The film follows the couple as they decide to downsize — literally, become smaller.

“Bright” (Dec. 22)

David Ayer and Max Landis teamed up for “Bright,” set in a world where mystical creatures live side-by-side with humans. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton star.

“The Greatest Showman” (Dec. 25)

Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum — the man behind the game-changing Barnum & Bailey Circus — in “The Greatest Showman.” Footage of the movie also starring Zendaya and Zac Efron stunned at CinemaCon earlier this year.

“IT” (Sept. 8)

This movie has been at the top of our list for quite some time — and the movie starring Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown will finally hit theaters on Sept. 8.

“Mother!” (Sept. 15)

The highly-secretive but not-so-secretive anymore film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, and is directed by Darren Aronofsky.

“First They Killed My Father” (Sept. 15)

Angelina Jolie directs this film based on Loung Ung’s memoir of the same name. It is the Cambodian author’s personal account of her experiences during the Khmer Rouge years.

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (Sept. 22)

The first “Kingsman” was very successful in terms of grossing over $414 million worldwide. Now, its sequel sees its protagonists return while welcoming new faces like Elton John and Channing Tatum.

“Victoria & Abdul” (Sept. 22)

Judi Dench stars as Queen Victoria and Ali Fazal as Abdul Karim, a young clerk who finds favor with the Queen herself.

“Battle of the Sexes” (Sept. 22)

Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in the film about the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

“American Made” (Sept. 29)

Tom Cruise in another action movie? Sign us up!

“Blade Runner 2049” (Oct. 6)

1982’s “Blade Runner” underperformed when it first opened but has since become a cult film. Obviously, it’s sequel is highly anticipated. And Ryan Gosling in the lead can’t hurt, either.

“Florida Project” (Oct. 6)

The Cannes favorite follows 6-year-old Moonee as she lives at a motel in Florida with her rebellious mother.

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” (Oct. 13)

The first trailer for “Goodbye Christopher Robin” mesmerized as Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson appeared on the screen.

“Happy Death Day” (Oct. 13)

Honestly, this movie just looks epic. A horror film a la “Groundhog Day,” where a girl is stuck in a time loop and must find her killer who tries to murder her every day.

“The Snowman” (Oct. 20)

Michael Fassbender plays detective Harry Hole in this thriller about a serial killer who murders women. It also stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and J.K. Simmons.

“Wonderstruck” (Oct. 20)

Todd Haynes’ drama has been highly anticipated for quite some time as two stories about different children intertwine although they are 50 years apart.

“Suburbicon” (Oct. 27)

George Clooney directs this upcoming crime comedy, in which Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac and Julianne Moore star.

“Novitiate” (Oct. 27)

The coming-of-age drama stars Margaret Qualley and Dianna Agron and had its world premiere at Sundance.

“Professor Marston & The Wonder Women” (Oct. 27)

The true story details the life of William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans), who created Wonder Woman in 1941, and his wife and fellow inventor Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall). Bella Heathcote stars as Olive Byrne, a former student of Marston’s, with whom the married couple had a polyamorous relationship. The log line adds that Marston was the inventor of the lie detector and that the inspiration behind Wonder Woman was his wife and Byrne.

“Thor: Ragnarok” (Nov.3)

Marvel and Chris Hemsworth. Enough said.

“Bad Moms Christmas” (Nov. 3)

STX’s “Bad Moms” received mixed reviews but ended up grossing $183 million worldwide, so a sequel was greenlit pretty quickly.

“Murder on the Orient Express” (Nov. 10)

The cast is fire in this movie — Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad and Michelle Pfeiffer round out the actors starring in the remake of “Murder on the Orient Express,” based on Agatha Christie’s novel.

“Justice League” (Nov. 17)

After the success of “Wonder Woman,” we can hardly wait to see Gal Gadot kick a– alongside Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa. How will the multiple rumors, reshoots and directors switch-ups impact the movie?

“Wonder” (Nov. 17)

If the trailer hasn’t broken your heart, you have no soul. Plus, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay star.

“Molly’s Game” (Nov. 22)

Jessica Chastain stars as Molly Bloom in Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut. Bloom was a former skier who found herself running the world’s biggest underground poker game at a young age. Bloom catered to Hollywood’s elite, which included hordes of famous actors and directors, as well as mobsters and business moguls.

“Death Wish” (Nov. 22)

Eli Roth is directing the remake of 1974’s “Death Wish,” in which Bruce Willis stars as a New York man turned vigilante, looking to find the killers of his wife.

“Coco” (Nov. 22)

“Coco” stars Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel, a Mexican boy who longs to be a musician like his idol and great-great-grandfather, Ernesto De La Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), despite his family’s ban on music. He gets whisked away to the Land of the Dead, where he meets a trickster named Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal) and uncovers the reason why his family no longer allows music. The film is written and directed by Lee Unkrich, who won an Oscar as director of “Toy Story 3.”

“The Current War” (Nov. 24)

The story of the rate between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, Tom Holland and Katherine Waterston.

“Call Me by Your Name” (Nov. 24)

After receiving rave reviews at Sundance earlier this year, the film starring Armie Hammer Timothee Chalamet is finally heading for a Nov. 24 release.

“The Disaster Artist” (Dec. 1)

A movie about one of the worst movie ever made? “The Disaster Artist” stars James Franco, who also directs and produces. It chronicles the making of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 cult film “The Room.”

“Wonder Wheel” (Dec. 1)

Woody Allen is back with “Wonder Wheel,” which stars Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet, Juno Temple and Jim Belushi. It is set in the late 1950s at Coney Island.

“The Shape of Water” (Dec. 8)

Guillermo del Toro is back with yet another fantastical film: the gorgeous-looking “The Shape of Water” tells the story of a mute janitor who befriends a mysterious sea creature being studied in a lab.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Dec. 15)

Do we really need to explain why you might be obsessed with this movie?

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (Dec. 20)

Although fans weren’t too stoked about a remake of Robin Williams’ “Jumanji,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson squashed all fears by telling fans it won’t be a reboot, but a continuation of the story. It also stars Jack Black and Kevin Hart.

“Downsizing” (Dec. 22)

Footage shown at CinemaCon about the film starring Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon was met with excitement. The film follows the couple as they decide to downsize — literally, become smaller.

“Bright” (Dec. 22)

David Ayer and Max Landis teamed up for “Bright,” set in a world where mystical creatures live side-by-side with humans. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton star.

“The Greatest Showman” (Dec. 25)

Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum — the man behind the game-changing Barnum & Bailey Circus — in “The Greatest Showman.” Footage of the movie also starring Zendaya and Zac Efron stunned at CinemaCon earlier this year.