I have quite a few super serious posts in my drafts folder, but I’m just not feeling it today. (If you’d like to see my opinion summed up in the words of others you should check out Mattie’s post and Steph’s post!) Instead of ranting about real world issues I’m going to focus on the make-believe world of film. Join me, won’t you?
I think 2016 is going to bring us some incredible blockbusters (and a few indie gems). Here are the movies I’m most looking forward to!
X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27th)
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne
I love super hero movies, but I’m so far behind with The Avengers (read: I’ve never seen any of them except Cpt. America). The opposite can be said for X-Men. I love these movies- the old ones and the newer ones. I can’t wait for this film to come out!
Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 27th)
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman ❤︎ , Helene Bonham Carter
When the first film came out I wrote the date in my planner a year ahead of time, bought tickets for the midnight premier, and forced K to go with me. I was disappointed. Honestly, I don’t like what Tim Burton’s done to the classic… It was just the right amount of weird without Burton’s psychedelic colors. But I am an Alice fan through-and-through so I will give this one a chance.
Bad Moms (July 29th)
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith
I just saw the previews for this one yesterday. It looks hysterical. You can watch the preview here.
Star Trek: Beyond (July 22nd)
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, John Cho, Zachary Quinto
I have never seen a TV-episode of Star Trek, but I am so in love with the new films. (The first one is my favorite.) I love the chemistry between with cast and there’s a delicate, perfect balance of humor and action in these films. We had a viewing party when the second one came out- maybe we can do that with this film, too!
Secret Life of Pets (July 8th)
Starring: Ellie Kemper, Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart, Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet
It’s no secret that I love kids movies. (Here’s my review of Zootopia!) I also love my dogs. So logically I think this movie looks so cute and funny!
The Founder (August 5th)
Starring: Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, B.J. Novak, Nick Offerman
I had no idea this movie was in the works until I started browsing 2016 releases. I love films about real people- and this one is directed by the same guy that did The Blind Side (which I LOVE). And Michael Keaton is one of my favorites. Plus, I have no idea about the history of McDonald’s so this movie seems really interesting!
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (November 18th)
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller
What kind of Potterhead would I be if I didn’t include this film?? Actually, in all honesty, I’ve never read the book that this film is based on… Fortunately the film isn’t out until November so I have plenty of time!
Ghostbusters (July 15th)
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth, Bill Murray
Apparently there are people out there that don’t approve of this female-cast remake. To that I say: Whatever, dude. The first one didn’t entertain me (I haven’t even seen the whole thing) so this film will be my introduction to the Ghostbusters. I’m in love with this cast so I have high hopes for this one! (I cry laughing at the trailers already!)
Then there are the movies that look good… but I’m not totally sold on:
Storks (September 23rd)
Masterminds (September 30th)
Lion (November 25th)
Assassin’s Creed (December 21st) …yeah, this one has a lot to do with Michael Fassbender
And there’s my attempt at keeping things light and airy on this glorious Wednesday. (HOW IS IT ONLY WEDNESDAY!?) What movies are you looking forward to seeing this year?