Movies To Look For in 2017

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Disney lovers can get their fix with the studio’s new take on the classic story of Beauty and the Beast.

“How about Disney? Now they’re taking their animated films and bringing them to life in live-action, we have Beauty and the Beast. With Emily Watson perfectly cast as Beauty,” said Mark Mazrimas, marketing manager for Classic Cinemas

Beauty and the Beast dances into theaters in March.

This summer a different classic beauty makes her solo-film debut.

“In June we have Wonder Woman,” said Mazrimas. “DC Comics and Warner Brothers are hoping that this is going to put some energy into the DC Comics series, the trailer looks very good so we’ll see what happens there.”

Another famous superhero faces potentially his final outing at the movies.

“And then as we get into March we have Logan. I understand could be the last chapter in the Wolverine series, a little more adult in this one. Could it be an R-rated and follow Deadpool? We’ll have to see,” said Mazrimas.

And speaking of sequels, Gru and his minions charm their way back to the theaters this year, for the third time.

“Also Universal is bringing back Despicable Me 3, that’s Illumination Animation and of course we have Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig back, that’s a very popular series,” Mazrimas went on to say.

But if you don’t want to wait for Despicable Me to see some family friendly entertainment, then why not “treat” yourself to a movie that’s in theaters right now.

“In January we have A Dog’s Purpose, which is kind of a live-action telling of a dog who is reincarnated from owner to owner. Sure to tug a lot of heart strings, a lot of dog lovers out there,” said Mazrimas.

The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24 and Ogden 6 Theater invites you to take part in their ‘Predict the Oscars’ contest. Head to their website for more information.

Naperville News 17’s Ryan Skryd reports.