As the new year progresses, we are greeted by an array of new 2016 blockbusters. If your New Year’s resolution is to spend more time with the people in your life, here are some upcoming movies to see with just about every type of moviegoer.
To watch with the “Inner Child”
Kung Fu Panda 3: Jan. 29
The third installment of this beloved series follows everyone’s favorite Dragon Warrior, Po (Jack Black) the panda bear, as he is reunited with his birth father (Bryan Cranston), who takes him to a secret sanctuary of pandas. Meanwhile, a dangerous opponent named Kai (J.K. Simmons) threatens China, and it is up to Po and the rest of the pandas to stop him. In this movie, Po must make the transition from warrior to teacher in order to train his people in the ancient ways of Kung Fu.
Zootopia: March 4
In a world where the human population is replaced with anthropomorphic animals. Moviegoers follow Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), the first rabbit police officer of Zootopia, and her unwilling witness, the con artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), as they try to solve the case of why certain animals have turned savage. With only 48 hours to solve the case, the stakes are high in this lively film.
To watch with the “Action Aficionado”
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Feb. 5
This film is not your average classic British tale. In an interesting spin on the famous story, instead of being trained to wed, the Bennet girls are bred for combat, battling the zombies that have taken over 19th century England. Moviegoers will watch with baited breath to find out if Elizabeth (Lily James) and Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) put aside their differences and survive long enough to discover their love for one another.
To watch with the “Fanboy”
Deadpool: Feb. 12
Who hasn’t heard of the infamous Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), slicing his way through foes and friends, with his smart mouth and trigger-happy attitude? Deadpool’s erratic character is easily enjoyable in this fast-paced, action-packed comedy that most superhero movie lovers are so eager to see. This newest origin story is sure to be full of laughs, thrills and kills. Sporting an R rating for violence and sexual content, the movie promises to be edgier than the typical comic book popcorn fest.
Batman V Superman: March 25
Although this movie may seem to be a long way off, it is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the new year. Two of the most iconic DC heroes are pinned against each other in a battle for the ages. We are introduced to old characters and new ones, as the two heroes square off. With cameo appearances from other superheroes such as Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash, this movie promises not to disappoint.
To Watch with the “Scream Queen”
The Boy: Jan. 22
When Greta (Lauren Cohan) is hired to be the nanny for the son of a mysterious family, things are not as they appear. She soon finds the child she is to care for is actually a doll. Armed with a list of instructions, Greta must be weary, as she finds that if she doesn’t follow the rules, creepy things start happening, causing her to be convinced that the doll is, in fact, alive.
The Witch: Feb. 19
When the infant of a small, Puritan family in New England goes missing, a Witch, against whom they must try their best to protect themselves, terrorizes the family. Having won in the 2015 Sundance Festival for Directing in the category for U.S. Drama, this thrilling film promises to leave watchers enthralled in the brutal, religious decay of this family as the unknown plagues them.
To Watch with the “Fellow Comedian”
Ride Along 2: Jan. 15
The sequel to Ride Along, Ben Barber (Kevin Hart) along with his fellow officer, and soon to be brother-in-law, Detective James (Ice Cube), are sent to Miami in order to investigate a drug lord.
Zoolander 2: Feb. 12
Zoolander 2 is another comedic sequel that left those who saw its trailer in tears. Now-out-of-fashion supermodels Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson) return in this film to aid in Interpol’s investigation into the deaths of the world’s most beautiful celebrities, all sporting Zoolander’s iconic Blue Steel pose. Zoolander and McDonald must infiltrate the world of foreign high fashion in order to stop whomever is behind these attacks, as well as Zoolander’s nemesis, Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell), whose evil plans were previously foiled in the events of the first movie.