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8 movies to watch
Year of Awesome 2016

01/07/16



The year is shaping up to be chock full of blockbuster sci-fi and fantasy epics and family animations. While most of the major comic book movies will take place in the summer and holiday season, the first major event from that genre (Batman v Superman) will trump the others with a relatively early release in March. Pixar’s Finding Dory will likely see big box-office success later in the year, but until then, we have three family animations promising laughs and fuzzy feelings for all.

 
Anomalisa (R), due out in January 
While the release date is unknown, Red River Theatres expects to carry this stop-motion animation, which follows in the drama-comedy-mixture tradition that writer and director Charlie Kaufman has become known for.
 
The 5th Wave (PG-13), Jan. 22
A big-budget alien invasion movie starring the young Chloe Grace Moretz and Liev Schreiber, based on the book by Rick Yancey. Moretz plays 16-year-old Cassie who is desperately trying to save her younger brother while alien invaders are preparing for their final wave of attack against Earth. 
 
Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG), Jan. 29 
Loveable martial-arts trained panda Po returns in this third installment to meet his long-lost panda family. When the villain Kai threatens to kill off all the kung fu masters, Po must train his village of pandas to defend themselves.
 
Hail, Caesar! (PG-13), Feb. 5
A star-studded cast including George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansen and more appear in this comedy romp by Joel and Ethan Cohen set in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Brolin plays a Hollywood fixer in over his head when Clooney, who plays the leading man in a big-budget picture, gets abducted by a mysterious group.
 
Deadpool (R), Feb. 12
Wise-cracking and fourth-wall-breaking masked mercenary Deadpool gets his own movie. In this action movie produced by 20th Century Fox, the Marvel Comics character will be played by Ryan Reynolds, the same actor who played him in a less faithful iteration in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
 
Zootopia (N/A), March 4 
In a city run by talking mammals, Judy Hops, voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin, must prove her mettle as the first bunny on the police force by solving a case with the help of a con artist fox voiced by Jason Bateman in this comedy animation.
 
The Little Prince (N/A), March 18
Based on the popular children’s novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the animated movie follows the story of a young boy and an old man who tells the boy about the little prince’s adventure from his home on asteroid B-612 to Earth.
 
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13), March 25 
Gotham’s Dark Knight played by Ben Affleck decides to put Superman, Henry Cavill, in check in the most anticipated DC Comics movie of the year. Jesse Eisenberg plays the true villain of the film, as a young and quixotic Lex Luthor.





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