Saturday, 26 December 2015

28 Movies and TV Series to Look Forward to in 2016

Superheroes, super models, super animals who can talk and sing; plus aliens attacking (again) the Whitehouse. This year's first semester will most definitely be paced with a bunch of extra large characters.
Here's a list of films and series impossible to miss in 2015. So brace yourself!

TOP 3 SERIES
#1 House of Cards S4 was announced by Netflix on Twitter in April and will premiere on March 4. Since then, details are slowly trickling in. New cast additions, groundwork of a conflict between Claire and Frank, new rivals and of course Doug will be back.  
#2 DC's Legends of Tomorrow will premiere in January and focuses on time-travelling rogue Rip Hunter, who has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.   
#3 Vikings S4 will follows a little longer the world of the Vikings and the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages pf history - a man on the edge of myth.



TOP 25 FILMS
(Tales and Animated) 
#1  Zootopia is the new world created by Disney Studios where, a new fast-talking fox who's trying to make it big goes on the run when he's framed for a crime he didn't commit. Zootopia's top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, is hot on his tail, but when both become targets of a conspiracy, they're forced to team up and discover even natural enemies can become best friends.  
#2 The Jungle Book is the 2016 retelling of the well-known story of an orphan boy raised in the jungle with the help of a pack wolves, a bear, and a black panther; this time directed by John Favreau. 
#3 Kung Fu Panda 3 continues his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. 
#4 The Legend of Tarzan is directed by David Yates and stars Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. In this live-action movie Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. 
#5 Alice Through the Looking Glass sees Alice returning to the whimsical world of wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.  



#6 Finding Dory is the new Pixar production in which the friendly-but-forgetful blue fish: Dory reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.
#7 The BFG is directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Rebecca Hall and Bill Hader among others. A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.  

(Blockbusters) 
#8 Captain America: Civil War is following the events of Age of Ultron and Ant-Man and deals with political interference in the Avengers's activities which will lead to an unfortunate rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.   
#9 X-Men: Apocalypse deals with the emergence of the world's first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan. 
#10 Deadpool is directed by Tim Miller, stars Ryan Reynolds and is coming out as an early Valentine's Day present. A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopts the alter ego Deadpool. 
#11 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice follows the events of Man of Steel, is directed by Zack Snyder once again, stars Henry Cavill as Superman and our new Batman is embodied by Ben Affleck. Fearing the actions of Superman left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante Batman takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat Doomsday quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before. 
#12 Suicide Squad deals with a secret government agency recruiting imprisoned super villains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. 
#13 Doctor Strange embodied by Benedict Cumberbatch is this brilliant surgeon who after his career's been destroyed, gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
#14 Assassin's Creed  is the live-action adaptation of the well known game, starring Michael Fassbender in the leading role. When his character: Callum Lynch, explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.
#15 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is part of this new generation of Star Wars movies jumpstarted at the beginning of the month by the very anticipated Episode VII The Force AwakensRebels set out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. 
#16 Warcraft is an epic/adventure based on the popular video games series. The film is directed by Duncan Jones and stars Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper, Ben Foster and Paula Patton among others. 


#17 Star Trek Beyond which trailer has leaked earlier in December, is directed Justin Lin this time but the plot is unknown at this time. It's the third Star Trek movie after J.J. Abrams reboot of the franchise in 2009. 
#18 Independence Day: Resurgence takes place two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defences be enough?  

(Author) 
#19 Silence is the new Martin Scorsese movie staring Liam Neeson, Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield. In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity. 
#20 Steve Jobs already premiered in the US. The film is directed by Danny Boyle and stars Michale Fassbender as Steve Jobs; he takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicentre. The story backstage at the three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. 
#21 Hail Caesar! is written and directed by the Coen's brothers and is a mixture of comedy, drama and musical. The film deals with a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s working to keep the studio's stars in line. 
#22 Captain Fantastic is the tale of a father, in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education. Then forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. 
#23 The Neon Demon is the new film by director Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Keanu Reeves, Jena Malone and Christina Hendricks. When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
#24 High Rise or when the life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control. After Kill List and A Field in England, director Ben Whitley gives us once again a world of chaos. 
#25 Midnight Special is the new film of Jeff Nichols in which a father and his son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.



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