No other 2016 movie has been more eagerly anticipated than the upcoming release of Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Indeed many critics are suggesting that Edwards has not only crafted the most important Star Wars film in a generation, but one that might redefine the Sci-Fi drama genre. In short, it’s the must-watch movie of the year. Featuring an outrageously large cast including Forest Whitaker, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, and Felicity Jones as the feisty Jyn Erso of the Rebel Alliance, Rogue One will burst onto global screens on 16th December, just in time for the Christmas holiday season. The ninth feature film in the Star Wars series, it’s the first stand-alone film. Set in the Star Wars universe shortly before the events of the original 1977 movie, A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode IV, the story revolves around a group of Rebel spies recruited to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star.
With a voice cast headed by Anna Kendrick as Poppy (the happiest Troll ever born) and Justin Timberlake as Branch, plus a supporting cast including Gwen Stefani and John Cleese, DreamWorks newest animated movie, Trolls, is a hilarious comedy about the search for happiness and the lengths we go to pursue it. Audiences are transported to a colourful world populated by the ever-optimistic Trolls, with a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have a stomach full of troll. After the Bergens invade, Poppy and Branch embark on a journey to rescue their friends. Together, this unlikely duo takes you on an adventure full of mishaps and laughter. The soundtrack is produced by Timberlake and features five original songs including songs by Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani in addition to a number of classic hits from the 1960s 70s and 80s.
The latest Marvel adventure introduces not just a new character to the big screen but presents a new style of interpreting Marvel storylines. Marvel’s Doctor Strange is the story of the world’s foremost neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a terrible and tragic car accident, sets aside his excessive ego and learns the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions from the Ancient One. Based in New York City, Doctor Strange uses a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect all he has learned to hold dear. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role alongside Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen and Tida Swinton, as the Ancient One, Doctor Strange is the 14th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.