Nearing the end of awards season, the movie cycle begins again a few entries that we might be talking about the same time next year (Hail, Cesar!, Triple 9 or Regression). So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
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Stars: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandra Daddario
Directed By: Ross Katz
Synopsis: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.
Our Two Cents: Tagline “Let your heart decide.” It did, NO! Not even on cable.
Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich
Directed By: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Synopsis: A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line.
Our Two Cents: This is already one of my most anticipated of 2016, can’t wait to see it!
Stars: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston
Directed By: Burr Steers
Synopsis: 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.
Our Two Cents: Packed full of crazy action, lots of blood and gore and zombies.
Stars: Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis, Emma Watson
Directed By: Alejandro Amenábar
Synopsis: A detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult while investigating the rape of a young woman.
Our Two Cents: Shot by the filmmaker behind The Others, The Sea Inside and Agora, and he has a sleek style that really stands out.
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner
Directed By: Sean Mewshaw
Synopsis: A young woman struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer, when a brash New York writer forces her to confront her loss and the ambiguous circumstances of his death.
Our Two Cents: This is a bit more “sensitive and funny”, but looks OK.
Stars: Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, Gina Carano
Directed By: Tim Miller
Synopsis: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.
Our Two Cents: Looks like so much despicable fun.
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann
Directed By: Christian Ditter
Synopsis: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.
Our Two Cents: How to hook up and mingle with men the right way, looks fun anyway.
Stars: Olivia Munn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Wiig
Directed By: Ben Stiller
Synopsis: Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.
Our Two Cents: This looks hilarious and has endlessly amazing costumes.
Bad Hurt (Limited)
Stars: Ashley Williams, Karen Allen, Johnny Whitworth
Directed By: Mark Kemble
Synopsis: Chronicles a family’s hopeful battle to stay together as personal demons and destructive secrets threaten to rip them apart.
Our Two Cents: Looks like some good drama.
Stars: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree
Directed By: Stephen Hopkins
Synopsis: Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.
Our Two Cents: I like an exciting story of triumph over opposition and intimidation.
Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
Directed By: Robert Eggers
Synopsis: A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Our Two Cents: I’m up for anything being released by A24.
Stars: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken
Directed By: Dexter Fletcher
Synopsis: The story of Great Britain’s first ski jumper to enter the Winter Olympics.
Our Two Cents: A sports movie! I’m in.
Stars: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Abbey Lee
Directed By: Alex Proyas
Synopsis: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Our Two Cents: This looks awful.
Stars: Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Kate Winslet
Directed By: John Hillcoat
Synopsis: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Our Two Cents: An action-thriller about a crew of dirty cops, a “virtually impossible heist” and the amazing Kate Winslet. I’ll be there!
Stars: Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr.
Directed By: Woo-Ping Yuen
Synopsis: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Our Two Cents: Bring it Netflix!