I’ve decided to create a combination post for this edition of In Theatres as I felt there weren’t enough exciting films in January for it to have its own post. However, I do believe that the two featured films below look exceptional and I cannot wait to watch them unravel on the big screen. So, keep scrolling for both of their trailers and summaries below, as well as for an extra list of upcoming releases.
1) The Revenant – In Theatres Friday January 8
The Revenant is a western adventure film inspired by true events, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as 1820s frontiersman Hugh Glass. The film is directed by current Academy Award winning Best Director Alejandro G. Inarritu, and it follows the hunting expedition of Hugh and his team through the uncharted American wilderness. The story follows their journey as well as the subsequent events after Hugh is mauled by a bear and his fellow trapper John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) convinces the crew to leave him for dead.
I unfortunately have not had the spare time this month to go and see The Revenant since its release earlier in the month. However, I have heard exceptional reviews about both the acting and direction, so I will definitely ensure I see it before the Academy Awards on Saturday February 28. Also, I have my fingers crossed that this year Leo will FINALLY capture the Oscar he has been forever chasing!
2) Deadpool – In Theatres Friday February 12
Deadpool is an action superhero film featuring Ryan Reynolds in the main role of Marvel Comics character former special forces operative Wade Wilson. After Wade finds out that he has several forms of cancer he attempts to cure it by subjecting himself to a horrible experiment that leaves him changed forever. This mutation has given him accelerated hearing powers, along with severely scarred skin, a dark sense of humour and a clearly unhinged mind. Wade decides to use his new abilities and mindset to create the identity of Deadpool in order to hunt down the man who almost destroyed him. Personally, I saw this trailer back in August and have been counting down the days until its release!
- 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (In Theatres – Fri Jan 15): is a war thriller film directed by Michael Bay, that was adapted from Mitchell Zuckoff’s book 13 Hours. The film and novel were based off of the true story of a small security team that fought to rescue members of an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya during waves of terrorist attacks on September 11, 2012.
- The Finest Hours (In Theatres – Fri Jan 29): is a disaster drama film based on the true expedition of the 1952 US Coast Guard that rescued the SS Pendleton during a massive storm. I’m sure the story will truly come to life as it has been produced by Walt Disney and features an exceptional cast of Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, and Ben Foster.
- The Choice (In Theatres – Fri Feb 5): is a romantic drama film based on the Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name. Travis Parker (Benjamin Walker) is a small town guy who falls for his new neighbour Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) even after he finds out she is already taken.
- Hail, Caesar! (In Theatres – Fri Feb 5): is a comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen that features a plethora of stars including Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, and Ralph Fiennes. The film follows Eddie Mannix (Brolin) a “fixer” in 1950s Hollywood who is tasked with rescuing movie star Baird Whitlock after he is kidnapped by a group called “The Future”.
- How to be Single (In Theatres – Fri Feb 12): is a romantic comedy film that follows a group of young singles that are looking to have the time of their lives instead of trying to find “the one”. This film is full of amazing female stars including Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann, and Alison Brie, but most importantly it looks like the perfect film for a night out with the girls.
- Triple 9 (In Theatres – Fri Feb 26): is a heist thriller film featuring a star-studded cast of Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, and Norman Reedus. The story follows a large group of criminals/dirty cops who are being blackmailed by the Russian mob and need to pull off an extremely difficult heist in order to level the score.
- Eddie the Eagle (In Theatres – Fri Feb 26): is a sports comedy film based on the true story of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards (Taron Egerton) who was a ski-jumper for Great Britain in the 1988 Olympics. The film features Hugh Jackman as his trainer Bronson Peary and is sure to be a great underdog story.