Wednesday, January 6, 2016

More from 2015 I'm still eager to see: The Lobster, Legend

The Lobster
This latest Colin Farrell movie looks like a real blast, one of his rare comedic turns (although it should be noted he won a Golden Globe for another, In Bruges).  His romantic roles tend to be about as rare as his comedic ones, so to see them both in the same place, it's sure to be a treasure.

A lot of the reviews I've read keep glossing over the obvious showcase attraction here, which is Tom Hardy playing both lead characters.  This isn't just another mobster movie, it's a chance to see an emerging master at work.

Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 at a glance

The Revenant (1/8)
Wide release for late 2015 release featuring Leonardo Di Caprio and Tom Hardy under the brilliant direction of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Anomalisa (1/8)
Wide release for late 2015 release co-directed by Charlie Kaufman featuring David Thewlis.

The Finest Hours (1/29)
Featuring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana.

Jane Got a Gun (1/29)
From director Gavin O'Connor, starring Natalie Portman.

Hail, Caesar! (2/5)
The latest from the Coen brothers.

Deadpool (2/12)
Finally, Ryan Reynolds in a movie people want to see!

Zoolander 2 (2/12)
Ben Stiller returns to arguably his best role.

Race (2/19)
A movie about Olympic star Jesse Owens.

London Has Fallen (3/4)
Sequel to Gerard Butler's Olympus Has Fallen.

Knight of Cups (3/4)
The latest from Terrence Malick.

The Free State of Jones (3/11)
Matthew McConaughey in a Civil War drama.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (3/25)
Surprising that it's got such an early release.

Gods of Egypt (4/8)
Gerard Butler might find another hit historical epic.

Everyone Wants Some (4/15)
The latest from Richard Linklater.

The Huntsman: Winter's War (4/22)
Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain join Chris Hemsworth's Snow White spinoff.

Nine Lives (4/29)
From Barry Sonnenfeld, featuring Kevin Spacey.

Captain America: Civil War (5/6)
This franchise-within-a-franchise's biggest bet at a breakout film.  For obvious reasons.

Snowden (5/13)
Oliver Stone goes topical again.

X-Men: Apocalypse (5/27)
The latest in the mutant saga.

Alice Through the Looking Glass (5/27)
Without Tim Burton, but still featuring Johnny Depp.

Finding Dory (6/17)
A Pixar flick I actually want to see?  And a sequel to boot???

Independence Day: Resurgence (6/24)
Twenty years later...

The BFG (7/1)
Roald Dahl adapted by Steven Spielberg.

Ghostbusters (7/15)
Should be very interesting.

Star Trek Beyond (7/22)
The third in the reboot series.

Ice Age: Collision Course (7/22)
Hopefully plenty of Scrat.  Any of him is good, really.

Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur (7/22)
Guy Ritchie brings the legend back again.

Suicide Squad (8/5)
DC takes a big risk with this one. 

A Cure for Wellness (9/23)
Gore Verbinski directs.

The Accountant (10/7)
Another one from Gavin O'Connor.

Inferno (10/14)
Ron Howard and Tom Hanks return to Robert Langdon.

Billy Flynn's Long Halftime Walk (11/11)
New from Ang Lee.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (11/18)
Return to the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12/16)
This may be the real test of Disney's Star Wars.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars (12/23)
Tim Burton, adapting a book that will gain far more exposure than it currently enjoys.