Here are the films that I’m interested in the upcoming year. Though I imagine, like with the past two years, probably catch most of these as rentals.
Is that 13 Hours film just now coming out? The way Hastings has been promoting it, since October, I thought the film was already coming out on DVD.
Hastings has also been advertising the 5th Wave film as well, which looks decent.
Eric Bana will be in The Finest Hours, always nice to see him acting.
Kung Fu Panda is only on its third film, I would have thought they were at four or five, by now.
The Choice has both Tom Welling and Alexandra Daddario – so that’s pretty awesome.
The Coen Brothers are back with – Hail, Caesar! It has a slew of A-Listers – George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Dolph Lundgren and Clancy Brown. Of course, Frances McDormand is in it.
Price and Prejudice and Zombies is coming out – the trailer does look fun.
Deadpool, out on the 12th! Which we will be celebrating here on S&FwM!
How to be Single – features Dakota Johnson (nice that a studio is giving a chance to be in another film) and Alison Brie (all it takes to get me to watch a film is to put her in it – I’ll eventually get around to it).
Zoolander 2 looks to be pretty fun. I didn’t know Olivia Munn was suppose to be in it. I imagine, like the first one, it will be cameo heavy. I would like to see Billy Zane come back.
Triple 9, has Kate Winslet, Woody Harrleson, Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman – good to see her getting work already!) and Anthony Mackie.
Fun House is a bio-flick that has Tiny Fey and Alfred Molina.
London Has Fallen, an action movie, with Gerald Butler, Aaron Eckhart (who I haven’t seen in a while), Morgan Freeman and Jackie Earle Harley (nice that he’s coming back, again).
Me Before You, has Jenna Coleman, who really should be in more things.
Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups, starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman – is finally coming out!
In time for Easter, is Ann Rice’s Christ the Lord, starring Sean Bean.
The final (maybe?) Divergent film – Allegiant – is coming out. I can finally buy my wife that box set. Except, it is Part One of Two, good grief Hollywood!
Midnight Special, a science fiction film – has Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst in it.
Batman v Superman comes out on the 25! I got some plans for posts to celebrate that film.
They are making a film based off of the life of Hank Williams, starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is getting a sequel.
Keeping Up with the Joneses, a title I thought wouldn’t get reused after the Demi Moore film – which wasn’t too bad. Gal Gadot is going to have quite the year! Isla Fisher is in it, which is nice as I haven’t seen her in a while, as well. Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis, means this is going to be pretty funny.
Green Room, a crime thriller, has both Patrick Stewart and Alia Shawkat – here’s hoping they have some scenes together!
Another Barbershop film? Good for that franchise, I wanted to watch Beauty Shop, as it has Kevin Bacon in it – but I haven’t yet.
Best Man Holiday is getting a sequel, Wedding. Taye Diggs and Morris Chestnut, pretty much everyone is back for the film.
Criminal, an action thriller has an amazing cast! Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve, Gal Gadot (!) and Ryan Reynolds. Gadot’s role in Batman v Superman must not be that big, as she had a bunch of time to film these other roles.
Someone is trying to revive the Amityville franchise.
The (unneeded) live action version of the Jungle Book is coming. It has to be better than Alice in Wonderland, right? When will it be Dumbo or Little Mermaid’s turn?
The Huntsman sequel is coming, as well – hopefully Cedric Nicolas-Troyan didn’t ruin his marriage for this one.
Eddie the Eagle, based off of the life of the first man to compete at the Olympics in skiing for England. Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken are in it, but neither of them are Eddie.
In the rein of New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day – we are finally getting . . . Mother’s Day! A slew of people are in this! Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Hilary Duff and Sarah Chalke (not sure why she doesn’t act more).
Nine Lives has Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner and the comeback kid – Christopher Walken.
Ratchet & Clank are getting a movie!?! That isn’t like ten years too late.
Captain America : Civil War out on the 6th! I have a plan to celebrate this film.
Going in Style, reunites Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.
Someone is making a Snowden biopic with a side of thriller. Oliver Stone is directing, so one is probably better off just Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be portraying Snowden, not sure if he will have the mole or not. Shailene Woodley will be in it, as well, as his girlfriend, I think I recognize the name from. Melissa Leo an Timothy Olyphant are in this, both have other films coming out so 2015 was a busy year for them to get work. Zachary Quinto is in this as is Nicholas Cage and Tom Wilkerson.
They really are going forward with the Angry Birds Movie, also a few years late. The trailer wasn’t that good, or at least, not in the direction I thought they were going to go in.
Neighbors 2, I should watch the first one as I do like Rose Byrne but I rarely see her films.
Shane Black as a new film, Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.
Alice Through the Looking Glass, it must have made enough money for a sequel – Tim Burton is not directing but Johnny Depp will be in it.
X-Men Apocalypse on the 27th! I got big plans for this film!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel is out on the 3rd, I should come up with some sort of post for that day. I don’t think I used all of my ideas for when the first film came out.
Referring to sequels – Conjuring 2 comes out (I have no interest in it) but Now You See Me 2 finally comes after being teased. Looks like everyone is back for it and they included Daniel Radcliffe, in a fun casting choice.
Warcraft, based on the game, finally arrives too. Also, years too late.
After years of Ellen DeGeneres wanting it to happen, Finding Dory arrives.
Independence Day’s sequel also comes. I wonder why it didn’t get the July 4th slot? That seems like a missed opportunity. I bet Will Smith regrets not doing it now.
Steven Spielberg brings Roald Dahl’s classic (that I didn’t read) BFG to life.
Purge 3 also comes out, maybe we will get more answers to how that whole thing came together as that’s all I’m mostly curious about.
I didn’t even know Disney was making a life action Tarzan film! In an inspired piece of casting, Alexander Skarsgard (who I also don’t know why he isn’t cast in and for everything) is Tarzan, but this isn’t an origin story (praise for that!) but Tarzan has to come back to the Congo to broker a deal. Which seems odd but I like the idea of Tarzan, after living in London for years, getting to go back home.
Ghostbusters comes out, and I should try to do something for that.
A new musical, La La Land, is coming and it reunites Emma Stone with Ryan Gosling (the Gos!) also JK Simmons is in it so I’m already sold!
Ice Age, a franchise I have yet to watch a full movie of, is back.
A new King Arthur movie is coming, with Charlie Hunnam in the lead – so he gets to rock his own accent. Eric Bana is in this too!
Stark Trek Beyond appears to keep being pushed back, a week at a time. I have a couple ideas to tie-in with this film’s release.
Another Bourne film is also coming, still not titled. Matt Damon is back and co-writing it as well.
Suicide Squad is out on the 5th but I don’t have any plans for it.
They are finally remaking Ben-Hur, a film I never had any interest in. Morgan Freeman is in a slew of films, this year.
Pete’s Dragon is being remade, which is a shame as the original is a classic. My wife loves that first one.
Sausage Party is Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s return to form. Not excited about Kristen Wiig being in it but I bet the film is still good.
Todd Phillips has a new film, Arms and the Dudes – starring Jonah Hill (who is also in Sausage Party).
We’re getting a new Bridget Jones movie! This time, Renee Zellweger has a baby with Colin Firth (I imagine). Does anyone know if she put on any of that sweet healthy weight? Last time I saw her, she was as thin as a door – which didn’t look attractive, at all.
Apparently there is a Popeye movie coming, but there isn’t even an active link.
A remake of Magnificent Seven is coming, which makes sense. That’s one of those movies, I’m surprised isn’t remade every ten years – with that year’s most popular actors. The names I recognize are – Denzel Washington (where has he been, since Flight?), Chris Pratt (of course), Ethan Hawke (a surprise) and Vincent D’Onofrio – who should get more work just from his turn as Kingpin!
The Accountant, an action thriller – has a great cast. Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick (so I’m already sold), Jeffrey Tambor, JK Simmons and John Lithgow.
Gambit is out on the 7th and I’ll be making October, Gambit Month here at S&FwM!
Ron Howard and Tom Hanks reunite for Inferno, making this a Dan Brown trilogy now. Felicity Jones – who I still only really know from Amazing Spider-Man 2 but she has rocketed to success after that film – and I can only imagine, not due to her work in that film as she was barely in it.
Ouija must have made money as it has a sequel.
Kate Beckinsale is back for another Underworld film. She must need a new car.
Tom Cruise is back as Jack Reacher, this time bringing Cobie Smulders, so now I’m interested.
Doctor Strange is out on the 4th and I’m going to be having Doctor Strange Month here at S&FwM!
The last relic of the 80s is finally getting a film – Trolls! Anna Kendrick is lending her voice to this animated film.
Harry Potter’s spin off – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – comes out, this time JK Rowling is co-writing the film. I haven’t heard much about the book, but a few peeps have asked about both the film and the book, at Hastings.
Michael Keaton will be portraying Ray Kroc (of McDonald’s fame) in The Founder, though I’m not sure why they are not going with a more McDonalds theme name. I get why they are not calling it “Kroc” but it seems odd. Nick Offerman and Patrick Wilson are also in this, as is Laura Dern.
The first Star Wars spin off film – Rogue One, comes out.
Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, arrives. I’m all excited about the film, though I only played the first two games but they are pretty fun.
Jennifer Lawrence’s second film of the year comes out, Passengers – a science fiction drama piece that also has Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen and Laurence Fishburne in it.
Jumanji is getting a remake, so in one year, two Robin Williams’ films are being remade. Ideally, no one remakes Patch Adams – unless it is a truer adaption – which wouldn’t take much.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is going to be a Christmas movie – Hastings has been showing a trailer for it, for the longest time now. It strikes me as the X-Men but from the Ruins timeline – so I’m like two people who have had that thought, I bet. The trailer is so annoying, as the grandfather character is about to pick up the story when the grandson wants it told from the beginning. At the end, he wants to know when he can hear the rest – like, bitch, you were about to get more story before your dumb request! You bitch! Maybe I shouldn’t be so angry but Hastings airs it as much as they air Adele’s Hello video – which is a lot.
Thanks to Quirk Books for hosting the trailer.
It is for the book, as it was uploaded May 31, 2011 so the boy and grandfather shouldn’t be in the film – but it would be nice if they were – as I’m familiar with them now.
But I’m not wrong, am I? The boy wants more, he’s going to get more but then asks for a recap. Which I get, it is for our benefit but you watch this, once every twenty minutes, for four hours – over the course of two days – it wears on you.
That’s the year 2016 in film, as of now.