2017 May Be The Year of Cinema


2016 was a good year for music and R&B in particular. It also seemed like a year for people of all ages to sit back and reflect. As they say, when one door closes, another one opens and this year millennials are ready to take the bull by the horn. Cinema studios and big name directors have been plotting for a long time for hot new releases for 2017 and we are sure to see many fresh faces as well. Are we experiencing a modern-day Renaissance? Below are three big projects to look out for this year in the movie industry.

1. Super Hero Movies

A lot of superhero spin-offs, sequels and premiers have been in line since years ago and some will finally premiere this year including Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok.

2. Return of Classic Movie Directors

Steven Spielberg returns with The Kingdom of Edgardo Mortara based on a real-life kidnapping in Italy in the 1850s and 60s. Sofia Coppola, daughter of famed director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), directs The Beguiled, a Civil War film about a Union soldier in a house full of women.


3. Bigger Representation of Black Women in Hollywood

The much anticipated film “Hidden Figures” hits theaters on January 13, 2017. Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. This film will be very important to young black females, especially those interested in STEM fields. In addition, All Eyez On Me, a Tupac and Afeni Shakur biopic is at the top of many people's must-see list and stars Danai Gurira as Afeni Shakur, Tupac’s mother. 

Which one of these films do you want to see?

Ameerah de Chabert has always had a passion for writing amongst a love for the arts in general. She began to pursue this passion in the arts from just 2 years old. She went on to attend an arts high school where she majored in creative writing and minored in dance. Besides that, Ameerah is pursuing film and stage management as a career with journalism as a more personal pursuit to share stories and relate people to each other. So far, she has been able to do that by working with Vox Teen Communications and Pretty Girls Sweat. She is now entering university as a film major. The arts are very fundamental to Ameerah. She hopes to one day be a loud voice for artists and an advocate for the arts, and later on a voice in the fight for human rights and environmental sustainability.