Best movies set to come out in the next year

The best part of a year is the new movies that are right on the horizon. 2016 holds a large array of movies that look incredibly promising. Here are just a few of those movies that I predict will make your 2016.

1) Finding Dory
Release Date: June 17, 2016

We’ve been waiting almost 13 years for the sequel to the fan favorite, “Finding Nemo”. Finally in the summer of 2016, we’re finally going to get to see the long awaited, “Finding Dory”. The story will revolve Dory’s attempts to find her family despite that minor problem she has with her short term memory.

2) The BFG
Release Date: July 1, 2016

One of your favorite childhood books is becoming larger than life by hitting theaters in July 2016. That’s right, the Roald Dahl classic, “The BFG,” a story about a young girl who befriends a “Big Friendly Giant” will transport you back to your childhood this summer.

3) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Release Date: November 18, 2016

This one, I personally, am a little nervous about. As a huge “Harry Potter” fan, the idea of  spin off makes me extremely nervous. That being said, I will still be in theaters on its premiere night, wand in hand, hoping to get back some of that magic that was stolen from me back during 2010 when the series had officially “ended” with all of its books and movies having been released. The movie will take place seventy years before the original series began, revolving around a young man, Newt Scamander (a name you might recognize from the original books and from the cover of the book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”- a fictitious copy of Harry’s famous textbook published by J.K. Rowling herself in 2001) and his adventures prior to writing the book so frequently mentioned throughout the “Harry Potter” books. Scamander will be played by none other than Eddie Redmayne who played the role of Marius in the 2012 film adaption of “Les Miserables” and more recently, Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.

4) Jumanji
Release Date: December 25, 2016

This reboot of the 1995 classic, “Jumanji” is scheduled to be released Christmas 2016. Described as “a ‘re-imagining’ of the 1995 film” according to its IMDB page, little is known so far about the movie. Whether this remake makes you nervous or excited, Christmas 2016 is sure to be a crowded day at the theater as a new generation experiences the thrills of “Jumanji” on the big screen.

“The story will revolve Dory’s attempts to find her family.”

5) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Release Date: December 25, 2016

Based on the popular, if not slightly unsettling young adult book published in 2011, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is sure to be a must see. The story follows a teenaged boy named Jacob when he accidently finds himself on an island that is the home to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The children in question all possess special powers. Given the book’s surreal, dark, and incredibly creepy feel, it seems fitting that none other than Tim Burton is set to direct the movie adaption. While the film is to be released on Christmas Day, I’d wait until after the holidays to take my family to this particular movie as it’s not exactly the cheery, family feel you may want.

6) Tarzan
Release Date: July 1, 2016

The Disney fan favorite, “Tarzan”, is finally getting its long overdue real life movie. Starring Alexander Skarsgard (best known in the U.S. for his role as Eric on the hit TV series, “True Blood”) as Tarzan, the young man raised by gorillas after his parents are tragically killed and Margot Robbie as Jane Porter, the storyline will take place after the original movie left off with Tarzan having moved to England with his new wife, Jane. Lured back to the Congo under false pretenses, it may be up to Tarzan to once again save the jungle.

7) The Jungle Book
Release Date: April 15, 2016

Unlike “Tarzan”, this real life adaption of the “The Jungle Book” will mirror the exact storyline of the original Disney movie. The movie will feature the famous voices of Scarlett Johansson (as “Kaa”), Christopher Walken (as “King Louie”), and Bill Murray (as “Baloo”). One thing is for certain, 2016 is going to be a great year for Disney lovers.

Make sure to get your tickets in advance. These shows are going to sell out fast.