Welcome to 2016, which means a new monthly segment! For this article we will discuss our picks of what we hope and what you should check out in the cinemas that certain month! So let’s get cracking with our first month of the year: January!From what we have researched these are (hopefully) the best 9 movies to check out:
1. Joy (01/01/2016)
Joy will tell the tale of one family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.
2. The Danish Girl (01/01/2016)
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne stars as artist Einar Wegener, who with support from his loving wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), prepares to undergo one of the first sex-change operations.
3. The Hateful Eight (08/01/2016)
Quentin Tarantino’s eight film depicts the story of bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) as they encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travelers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination..alive.. after all.
4. The Revenant (15/01/2016)
While exploring the uncharted wild outdoors in the 1800s, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home to his beloved family. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass begins his trek to track down John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), a former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him for dead. Revenge 101 if you ask us!
5. Room (15/01/2016)
Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman (Brie Larson) and her 5-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time. Major Oscar buzz coming their way if you ask us nerds!
6. Creed (15/01/2016)
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than anyone he has met in the ring.
7. The Big Short (22/01/2016)
When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything before it is too late.
8. Spotlight (29/01/2016)
In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes, Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church. (More Oscar buzz here! We sense it!)
9. Concussion (29/01/2016)
Will Smith stars, while conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease. The crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma. Get the tissues ready folks!
We want to just clarify that here in Ireland, we get release dates a bit later than others but just in time for the Oscar season – so if you were wondering why they weren’t on our Top 10 List Of 2015, now you know!
So these are our picks for this month! Whats yours? Let us know! Nerd out!