Hacksaw Ridge is Mel Gibson’s successful comeback as a respected director. Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight, and Randall Wallace co-wrote the screenplay to the highly-acclaimed biographical drama film set in World War II. Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Richard Pyros, Teresa Palmer, Ryan Corr, and Rachel Griffiths are the main cast of characters. The film, which is based on a true story, received a 10-minute standing ovation after its screening at the
73rd Venice Film Festival.
Doctor Strange, a superhero film, stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role as well as Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Scott Adkins, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Mads Mikkelsen in the important supporting roles. Scott Derrickson directed and co-wrote the script with C. Robert Cargill; the film itself is based on a story developed by Derrickson and Cargill with Jon Spaihts.
Trolls was directed by Mike Mitchell with co-direction by Walt Dohrn, and with the screenplay written by Jonathan Aibel, Erica Rivinoja, and Glenn Berger based on the characters created by Thomas Dam. The film features the voices of Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, James Corden, Russell Brand, and Gwen Stefani.
Christmas parties in the office can become rowdy and the one in Office Christmas Party, a comedy film set during the holiday season, is a notable example. Co-directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon and co-written by Laura Solon and Justin Malen, the film stars an ensemble cast including Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Munn, Jillian Bell, Kate McKinnon, T. J. Miller, and Courtney B. Vance.
Star Wars fans love Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first-ever standalone movie in the Star Wars franchise because of its new take on a familiar subject. Gareth Edwards directed the epic space opera film based on a screenplay by Tony Gilroy and Chris Weitz. Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Mads Mikkelsen, and Jiang Wen are in the ensemble cast.
The Space Between Us tackles the possibility that man will colonize the red planet in the near future but the costs can be considerable. The teen romantic sci-fi drama adventure film stars Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson as the teenagers on an adventure of a lifetime. The film was helmed by Peter Chelsom and penned by Allan Loeb; the storyline was developed by Loeb, Richard B. Lewis, and Stewart Schill.
Los Angeles, the City of Angels, can be the place of happiness and heartbreaks for artists and the like. This is the setting for La La Land, a romantic comedy drama with musical elements starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in the lead roles as well as J. K. Simmons, Tom Everett Scott, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, and Meagen Fay. Damien Chazelle penned and directed the widely acclaimed film.
Collateral Beauty features an ensemble cast led by Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Naomie Harris, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, and Michael Peña. The drama film was directed by David Frankel with a screenplay by Allan Loeb.
Passengers, a romantic sci-fi thriller film, provides moviegoers with a love story set in space with plenty of excitement, too. Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star as the space travellers. Molden Tyldum helmed the film while Jon Spaihts wrote its screenplay.
Assassin’s Creed follows the footsteps of films based on popular videogame franchises. Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons, and Marion Cotillard, as well as Michael K. Williams and Brendan Gleeson star in the action adventure film. Justin Kurzel helmed it based on the screenplay co-written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, and Michael Lesslie.