Top 10 film picks for 2016 (…and Bridget’s back!!!)


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We can be a bit film nerdy at Muddy Cornwall HQ (well it does rain A LOT). Last year’s cinematic line-up was somewhat of a let down so we’re gagging for some decent offerings. Whether you’re looking for a bit of chick flick and chill (Ms Bridget Jones), or something for the rabble (a NEW Jungle book?!?), here’s some recommendations to suit everyone for the coming year!

 
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After much hype Marvel is releasing Deadpool THIS WEEK! In an effort to cure his cancer, Wade Wilson takes part in an experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, disfigured skin, an unstable mind, and a dark, twisted sense of humour (why do evil scientists always do that?). Wilson decides to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life, and with Ryan Reynolds as the leading man, who could resist a Valentine’s film date? Deadpool is released February 12th.

Jungle Book

Disney has given The Jungle Book a makeover, with a mix of live action, CGI and 3D (guaranteed to make me cross-eyed). Apparently no expense has been spared to give this classic the remake it deserves. And with a star studded line-up including Academy Award winner Lupita Nyongo’o this Disney classic will go out with a swing (see what I did there?). Released on 15 April.

 
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I’m sad and excited at the same time about, Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass . It was to be Alan Rickman’s final role (so bloody unfair grrr). The story follows Alice back into Wonderland where she learns her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. Also stars that nice chap Mr Depp. I know I will be sitting in the cinema, tissues at hand. Released 27 May.
 
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Looking for a heist? Then you are in luck. After the success of Now You See Me, the sequel is hitting our screens. A year after the events of the first film, Arthur Tressler’s son, seeks to bring “The Four Horsemen” to justice, after his father’s imprisonment. With a stellar cast consisting of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Morgan Freeman, if this is not a box office smash, I’ll errr.. eat my hat. Released 10 June.
Conjuring

I love a bit of horror, but if you prefer something milder,  The Conjuring 2 isn’t for you. The Conjuring (2013) was one of the biggest grossing horror films of all time, making $318 million worldwide from just a $20 million budget. The sequel continues to follow paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, this time to England to investigate a poltergeist in Enfield. With Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprising their roles, The Conjuring 2 is definitely one to look out for. You might just have to sleep with the lights on though. Released 10 June.

Dory

If you’re still trying to get to P Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, then you’re in luck. After the success of Disney Pixar’s, Finding Nemo it was announced 10 years later that a sequel called Finding Dory was in production. Set six months after Finding Nemo, Dory has a sudden recollection of her childhood in California, and with Marlin and Nemo she sets out to find her family. With the voice talent of Ellen DeGeneres this is guaranteed to be as good as the first. Release on 17 June.

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Suicide Squad is without a doubt (especially amongst my cooler chums) the most anticipated film of the year. The DC movie based on the comic of the same name has already generated global appeal, with the cast consisting of Jared Leto, Margo Robbie and Will Smith. And who doesn’t want to watch a group of anti-heroes kick butt? I know I’m in! Released 5 August.

 

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Finally Disney remakes the 1977 classic Pete’s Dragon (awwwww Mickey Rooney). I LOVED LOVED LOVED this film as a child (and er *blush* still have it on DVD) and can’t wait to see how Disney reimagine the live action and CGI mixed film with stars such as Wes Bentley and Karl Urban. El El El E E Yut Yut Yut hic (Elliot), the loveable green Dragon who helps Pete escape the Gogans, hasn’t yet got an actor attached to his voice, so I guess we will have to wait a little longer to see who brings him to life. Released 12 August.
 
Bridget
Bridg is back, BIGGER (*spoiler alert*…preggers!) than ever. To be fair, the clue’s in the title, Bridget Jones’ Baby, and hurrah sees the return of all our favourite characters. Not much has been published on the film (and there’s talk of three different endings having been filmed) so we will just have to wait until September to see a post surgery Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth reprise their roles.  Released 16 September.
 
Fantastic beasts
Calling all HP fans. The wizarding world has made a return in an adaptation of J.K.Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (excited much?). Newt accidentally lets a briefcase full of dangerous magical creatures escape (oops!) and the American wizarding world is destined to descend into chaos. The film features Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne as Newt (has that boy even slept in the last year???)  and Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs) as Porpentina. Released on 18 November.

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