Movies

My Most Anticipated Movies: July-Sep 2016

After last week’s round-up of my most anticipated movies (Apr-Jun) here, I thought I’d post again, but this time (for the much more movie heavy summer season).

Again, if you think there should be movies on here which don’t appear, feel free to tweet me on twitter (@annalisebooks) or comment below!

July 2016

Now You See Me 2

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.  

Now You See Me (1) was a surprise 2013 summer hit, which I loved. It was clever, funny and mind-boggling brilliant. Now You See Me 2 (unfortunately not called ‘Now You Don’t) appears to follow up well (although Isla Fisher (who I love) has been replaced with Lizzy Caplan (who I also love)). Daniel Radcliffe also adds to the star-studded cast, in perhaps his second most famous foray into magic 😉

Released: 4 July 2016 (UK)

Ghostbusters

30 years after Ghostbusters took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today.  

Now I love Ghostbusters (1 & 2) and so I was naturally excited to hear about a reboot (but this time with women scientists! Yay!), and this looks good. Except for the part where the black woman in the quartet is all ‘street’ and doesn’t know about the ‘science stuff’. It would have been so much cooler if she was a scientist too! The cast looks good, but interestingly it has 4x as many downvotes on YouTube as upvotes.

Released: 15 July 2016

August 2016

Suicide Squad

A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

I’ve been excited about Suicide Squad for a while – the trailer is seriously amazing. Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) looks set to dominate this movie, which is impressive considering it has a squad of brilliant actors playing interesting, dark characters. The premise is new and exciting (bad guys doing good) and it looks to take the superhero industry by storm.

Released: 5 August 2016

September 2016

Bridget Jones’ Baby

The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.

No trailer for this one yet – if you haven’t watched the first two films, go watch them pronto (they’re seriously very very good). This film won’t be following the plot of Helen Fielding’s third novel (Mad About the Boy) where (spoilers ahead) Mark Darcy had devastatingly perished before the book picks up. Mr Darcy will be alive and kicking in this film, with Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) missing and replaced by a McDreamy Patrick Dempsey. One trailer I can’t wait for!

Released: 16 September 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

I haven’t read Miss Peregrine (and I kind of don’t want to) but this trailer really hooked me in. I love Tim Burton movies, and this was filmed quite close to where I live. This movie looks so interesting and detailed, I can’t wait to see what future trailers will bring.

Released: 30 September 2016

That’s it from me – I may update this post later when release dates have been moved around/trailers have been released.

Comment below or tweet me at @annalisebooks!

Annalise x

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My Most Anticipated Movies – Apr-June 2016

I first intended this to be a series of book adaptations – but it turns out there aren’t too many coming out this year (all hail the rise of the video game adaptation).

Since I started university, (3.5 years ago – yelp!) I’ve taken up going to the cinema. This is mostly because there is only a Tesco in my university town and I amass clubcard points like nobody’s business – and get half-price/free cinema tickets in return.

Let’s get started, shall we?

April 2016

April is rarely a good month for cinema releases (I should know – my birthday is in April and there is NEVER anything I want to see).

Captain America: Civil War

Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

Now, I haven’t seen the other Captain America movies (but they are on Netflix and I have that so, no excuse) but I have seen the Avengers, and this seems to be a bridge between Age of Ultron and Infinity War. I’m not so sure on the tone of this movie – but it does feature some of my favourite Marvel characters (Black Widow and Scarlet Witch) and introduces Spiderman to the Avengers.

Released: 29 April 2016

May 2016

Alice Through The Looking Glass

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.  

 Now, if you had asked me after the first Alice movie, I would have said this sequel wasn’t needed, at all. But after seeing the trailer in 3D IMAX before Star Wars, I started to get excited for this one – it has a great cast (Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham-Carter, Johnny Depp, etc.) and it’s very visually exciting. I’d like to see this one in 3D (it really did just grab me!)

Released: 27 May 2016

June 2016

Me Before You

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.  

Cheesy (potentially devastating) romance, featuring some amazing British actors (Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman…) based on the best-selling book by Jojo Moyes (recently added to my TBR, might I add?). The screenplay was also written by the author (usually a good sign1!) I’m hoping to have finished the book before seeing this so I don’t cry in public… too much.

Released: 3 June 2016 (UK)

Warcraft

An epic fantasy/adventure based on the popular video game series.  

You can’t deny that the Warcraft world is amazing, visually beautiful and jam-packed full of lore and back-story. I’m not too sure on the plot of this movie – but hopefully if it is a success, this can be the start of a franchise with deep and rich stories and characters. (I’d personally like to see the Draenei and the Blood Elves, and a plot involving the Lich King). Hopefully this film will entice viewers into appreciating the beauty of the Warcraft franchise.

Released: 3 June 2016 (UK)

So there are my picks for cinema releases up til June – I’m sure many more will catch my eye in the meantime. What are your thoughts on my choices – are there any films you think will be smash hits that don’t feature?

Tweet me at @annalisebooks or comment below!

Annalise x