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