By Naomi Brady, 11th grade
If you, like me, are an avid movie fan who is always on the hunt for something that will keep you on the edge of your seat, look no further- I have compiled a list of 5 movies that are sure to be hits. Within this list, there’s bound to be something for every type of movie-goer. Enjoy!
1. Get A Job
Release Date: March 25, 2016
Starring: Anna Kendrick & Miles Teller
A recently-graduated young couple and their roommates find that getting the jobs of their dreams (or really, any jobs at all) is much harder than it looks.
A Little Extra: The film was actually entirely filmed in 2012, 4 years ago.
2. Me Before You
Release Date: June 3
Starring: Emilia Clarke & Sam Claflin
Based on the bestselling romantic novel by Jojo Moyes, Me Before You is bound to be a charming English dramedy, based around Louisa Clarke, an eccentric 20-something who through a series of failed jobs somehow finds employment as a recently-paralyzed young banker’s caretaker. The unconventional pair, star-crossed premise, and dreamy background of tucked-away England, promise plenty of humorous banter and teary-eyed emotional moments.
A Little Extra: For Harry Potter fans, Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis) will also be making an appearance!
3. Finding Dory
Release Date: June 17
Starring: Ellen DeGeneres & Albert Brooks
This greatly-anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo will follow Dory, with her newly-improving memory, as she journeys with Marlin to find her family in Monterey, California.
A Little Extra: Nemo’s original voice (Alexander Gould) will be replaced by Hayden Rolence, because of the age difference (it’s been 13 years since Finding Nemo was recorded, and Gould is now 21).
Release Date: July 15
Starring: Melissa McCarthy,
Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Bill Murray, & Chris Hemsworth
In this reboot of the original 1984 film, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones join forces to bust meddlesome paranormal activity and keep NYC ghost-free. The movie is likely to be filled with hilarious laughs, exciting battles, and the iconic ghostbusters theme song (Who you gonna call??), hopefully living up to its predecessors.
A Little Extra: This will be the 3rd movie in the Ghostbusters franchise, coming 27 years after the last installment, Ghostbusters II.
Release Date: October 14
Starring: Tom Hanks & Felicity Jones
Inferno is the awaited third tribute to Dan Brown’s bestselling novels (The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Inferno) and the continuation of Robert Langdon’s art history adventures, this time in Florence, Italy. The film follows Langdon and his Inferno accomplice Dr. Sienna Brooks, as they race to solve a mystery surrounding Sandro Botticelli’s “Map of Hell”. Bound to be chalk-full of high speed chases, alluring scenery, bewildering assassination attempts, and thrilling a-ha! moments, Inferno (if it’s anything like its prequel) promises to be a hit.
A Little Extra: Throughout filming, the production’s codename was “Headache” (possibly alluding to Langdon’s concussion in the novel)
What movies are you looking forward to seeing in 2016? Leave a comment below!