Star Wars is taking over the world, but some films are still valiantly battling to get some attention before the newly-Disneyfied empire starts ruling the box-office until the end of 2016. Here’s a solid line-up for next year which’ll make you glad to invest some time in some sneak peeks…
Here’s the follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past — which really doesn’t get enough credit for being an exceptionally smart telling of a classic comic-book story arc. Might even be the best. Now we have director Bryan Singer taking a swing at the Apocalypse storyline, where the first-ever mutant regenerates after a few centuries of rest and decides to take over the world. The biggest deal here is that Jennifer Lawrence seems to have a starring role as Mystique, but we’re also reminded how great Days of Future Past looked as a true comic-book movie….
The Brothers Grimsby
Sacha Baron Cohen stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to debut his new comedy about an international suave superspy who has to work with his lout of a brother. That’s a pretty tired plot, but this still looks kind of promising, with Sacha trying to cram in the comedy amongst a straight storyline. We’re kind of sold….
Jean-Claude Van Damme’s career isn’t going so great that we’re surprised to see him returning to the Kickboxer franchise — but we weren’t expecting Dave Bautista to take a break from blockbusters to hang out with the fading action star. Maybe the script is better than we thought, or the producers were willing to shell out a lot of cash. Not that Bautista’s the only thing that has us hoping to see this on the big screen. There’s also Gina Carano in the cast…..
Yeah, it’s a Disney film, and B.F.G. doesn’t stand for what video-gamers think it stands for — but it’s also a mix of Steven Spielberg and demented kiddie author Roald Dahl telling a story about battling giants. The titular Big Friendly Giant is kind of dopey and has to take on evil giants who are twice his size and like to eat humans. One of them is Bill Hader, too. We know Tomorrowland really fizzled, but this might still get us sitting amongst the young’uns…