Written by Stuart Price, Staff Writer
This year has brought many entertaining flicks, but there’s still some time left for studios to squeeze in a few more. Here’s a short list of some the movies that are set to make big screen appearances soon.
Tom Hardy plays twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious English criminals to date. The story follows these two brothers’ rise to fame through their underground criminal ring that flourished in the heart of London during the 50’s and 60’s. You may know Tom Hardy as Bane from “The Dark Knight Rises” or as the star of summer box office hit, “Mad Max”. Hardy has played the well-trained criminal more than once in his career, but we should see a brand new side of him in “Legend,” scheduled to release Nov. 20.
Sylvester Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa to train the son of his biggest opponent, Apollo Creed. Adonis Creed is played by Michael B. Jordan, a young, new actor who has already appeared in films such as “Fantastic 4” and “That Awkward Moment” in 2015. Thankfully, this movie won’t be full of an old man consistently being beaten into a pulp since Stallone’s character is returning purely as a coach to his former competitor’s son. Will Adonis be able to overcome an enemy that’s even bigger and badder than Apollo or will Rocky’s old feelings get in the way? Check out “Creed” in theaters Nov. 25.
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Enough said right? Seeing these guys team up for their first feature film since “The Other Guys” is really exciting. Ferrell plays an average-paid radio executive who’s fallen madly in love with a woman and her two children while Wahlberg plays a dead-beat dad who’s never shown much affection towards the kids until Ferrell’s character comes around. Hopefully, this film will be just as amazing as the last time these guys teamed up and they’ll deliver another hit!
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Luke, Leia, and Han Solo make their return to the big screen later this year nearly forty years after the original premiered. Luckily the story takes place thirty years after Episode VI and features Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford playing the leads. This time around, JJ Abrams will be in charge of things, and he’s had some fairly successful projects in the past such as both new Star Trek movies and the TV series Lost. Tune into theaters Dec. 18 and see if Star Wars VII can live up to the hype.
Janis: Little Girl Blue
From the little-known mind of Amy Berg out of L.A. comes a documentary on one of the most influential music makers in recent history. This film premiered at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. Her story is told mostly through hand-written letters from Janis to her family and friends as she traveled around the country living the rock-and-roll lifestyle all throughout the sixties. This film is set to premier nation-wide on Nov. 27.