Films I’m Looking Forward to 2016

 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13)

Fearing the actions of Superman left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante Batman takes on Metropolis’ most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat Doomsday quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Starring Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller,  Jena Malone, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Shannon, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne

In Theaters March 26.

I’m not exactly sure I’m going to enjoy this film. Especially since I’m much more a Superman fan than Batman. It also doesn’t help that the last couple Superman films lack the essence of Superman.

 The Jungle Book Rated NR

An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther. Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley

In Theaters April 15.

Another version of The Jungle Book. This one is directed by Jon Favreau. This should be interesting.

 Ben-Hur Rated NR

A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him. Starring Jack Huston, Nazanin Boniadi, Haluk Bilginer, Rodrigo Santoro, Morgan Freeman

In Theaters August 12.

I’m not expecting much from this film but the story of Ben-Hur is good. So, I think this might be worth checking out.

 Deadpool Rated NR

A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Starring Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller

In Theaters February 12.

Another Marvel creation. I’m not a huge Deadpool fan but from what I hear this should be good. Can’t wait.

 Bridget Jones’s Baby Rated NR

The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s. Starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Ed Sheeran

In Theaters September 16.

I’m a huge Bridget Jones fan and I’m glad they aren’t following the book. I’ve always enjoyed Bridget and Mark’s relationship. It made me quite upset that Helen Fielding killed Mark off in the third book. Bridget wasn’t what pulls us in it’s Bridget and Mark. I’m already calling it a must see.

 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Rated PG-13

Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies. Starring Lily James, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Suki Waterhouse, Sam Riley

In Theaters February 5.

If you haven’t already guessed, I’m a Jane Austen fan, too. Add Zombies, this will be interesting. I haven’t read the book but I’m hoping this will still be Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth getting together and not zombified. Crossing fingers.

  Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Rated NR

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age is the sequel to the feature film documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, which documented American theater in the 30s, 40s and 50s. This second installment of director Rick McKay’s Broadway film trilogy continues the story from the legendary Broadway season of 1959 (Gypsy, Raisin in the Sun, Once Upon a Mattress, etc.) through the tumultuous 60s (Hair, Oh, Calcutta, etc.), the revolutionary 70s (Sondheim, A Chorus Line, Chicago, etc.), up to the opening night of David Merrick and Gower Champion’s 42nd Street in 1980. Once again, McKay tells the story with in depth, candid, personal interviews with over 100 newly filmed, legendary stars, while incorporating never before seen footage of the original productions, as well as home movies and photos from the stars’ own personal collections, bringing to life a lost era in American history. Many of the stars of the film went on to become household names from their subsequent fame in film and television, and talk of the differences in the mediums and how the theater gave them the foundation for their success in front of the camera. Starring Dick Van Dyke, Robert Redford, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Cumming, Jane Fonda, Alec Baldwin

Release date to be announced.

A great way to learn about theaters’ history.

 For the Love of Spock Rated Nr

A look at the enduring impression left by actor Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in ‘Star Trek’. Starring J.J. Abrams, Zachary Quinto, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei

Release date to be announced.

What better way  to learn more about Leonard Nimoy and Spock than through, Nimoy’s son, Adam.

 Star Trek Beyond Rated NR

Stranded on a hostile planet, Capt. Kirk, Spock  and the rest of the Enterprise crew face an alien threat. Starring Sofia Boutella, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Priya Rajaratnam, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban

In Theaters July 22.

The next installment of Star Trek’s franchise.

 Captain America: Civil War Rated NR

Political interference in the Avenger’s activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Evans, Paul Rudd, Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Emily VanCamp, Martin Freeman, Marisa Tomei, Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt, Don Cheadle

In Theaters May 6.

The next installment of Captain America.

Synopsis by IMDB.

Photo of Bridget Jones’ Baby courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

 

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