blu-ronin logo

Top 42 Most Anticipated Films of 2016

Lots to look forward to, hopefully all these get released.

42. Julieta - Pedro Almodovar dealing with lady problems, right in his wheelhouse.

41. Hail Cesar - Coen bros working their old timey comedy chops, not usually up my alley.

40. the BFG - Spielberg rolling with a classic Roald Dahl kids novel.

39. A Monster Calls - J.A. Bayona, director of Orphanage, kids and a monster.

38. Fifth Bourne Movie - Bringng Matty D and Greengrass back, I'm still a little pissed at Greengrass for introducing shaky cam into action cinema though.

37. The Handmaid - Park Chan-wook, still have faith in him because of the OG oldboy.

36. How to Talk to Girls at Parties - John Cameron Mitchell based on Neil Gaiman story, all-star teamup.

35. Suicide Squad - Director has yet to make anything I really like.

34. Where to Invade Next - Michael Moore anti-war doc, right up my alley.

33. Pee-wee's Big Holiday - overdue.

32. Moana - Haven't heard much about this, but Disney has been pretty reliable and I appreciate Hawaii.

31. Everybody Wants Some - Dazed and Confused follow up from Richie Linklater. Trailer didn't sell me, but Linklater deserves some faith.

30. Sausage Party - R rated animated film by Seth Rogen and his buddies, lots of potential.

29. Deadpool - Finally an R Rated big budget superhero movie, I don't know jack about the director though.

28. The Jungle Book - FX look incredible, but all of Favreau's other movies have been just OK to pretty good.

27. Midnight Special - Director of Mud, kid with super powers based in a more realistic world.

26. Hacksaw Ridge - Mel is back directing! Everything else he's made has been super intense, hopefully his personal troubles haven't softened him.

25. Batman v Superman - Dawn of Justice - I'm not a fan of Zach Snyder's storytelling skills, but there should be some sweet superhero throwdowns.

24. La La Land - Damien Chazelle director of Whiplash, Whiplash was totally sweet.

23. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - more Harry P with writer of novels and director of best Potter films.

22. X-men: Apocalypse - Singer has done a pretty good job with all the X-films thus far.

21. Finding Dory - Pixar hasn't lived up to their earlier days, going back to classic material though.

20. Gambit - I wasn't that pumped for this till I found out Doug Liman is directing. Channing has been surprisingly reliable too.

19. A Hologram for the King - Tom Tykwer only makes solid films, teamed up with Thomas Hanks here.

18. Passengers - Jenn Lawrence and Chris Pratt, respectable upcoming direcor.

17. Assassin's Creed - wouldn't usually be too psyched about the video game movies, but Fassbender doesn't get involved in crap and director seems serious.

16. Regression - Horror movie from the director of the Others, Open Your Eyes (OG Vanilla Sky) and The Sea Inside, all classics.

15. John Wick 2 - Part 1 was totally badass, same team in charge.

14. Silence - Subject matter sounds sorta lame, but Scorcese is a master.

13. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - Unfortuately McQuarrie isn't involved, but Cruise generally keeps the quality level high and Ed Zwick has the potential to do good.

12. Doctor Strange - Marvel's pretty reliable, hopefully because this is a more of a minor character there's a chance for it to be a little more experimental.

11. Zootopia - Disney's been good lately, and the design looks cool.

10. Ghostbusters - Everything Feig's done has been quality, cast includes 2 of funniest gals from recent SNL seasons.

9. Star Trek Beyond - I'm glad JJ is out of the mix, Justin Lin is coming off creating the best films in the Fast and Furious franchise.

8. Green Room - Director of Blue Ruin in charge and that film was badass.

7. The Neon Demon - Nicolas Winding Refn movies always have the potential for greatness.

6. The Nice Guys - Shane Black, trailer looks like he's in top smartass form.

5. The Witch - Trailer looks horrifying.

4. Kubo and the Two Strings - Laika is reminiscent of early days Pixar in terms of cranking out classics.

3. Captain America: Civil War - Last Cap film might've been the best Marvel film yet, same guys are in charge.

2. Warcraft - huge medevil setting (My favorite era), director of Moon running things.

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - looks like Star Wars film universe is back on track, director of Monsters and Godzilla.

recent blu-ray reviews
The Forest
The Revenant
Bone Tomahawk
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
In the Heart of the Sea
Victor Frankenstein
The Night Before
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
The Peanuts Movie
The Final Girls
The Good Dinosaur
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
The Last Witch Hunter
Goodnight Mommy
Crimson Peak
Bridge of Spies
Black Mass
The Martian
The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials
The Visit
Sinister 2
Transporter Refueled
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
American Ultra

recent film reviews and top 10s
Pay the Ghost
The Connection
La Femme Nikita
For a Good Time, Call...
Bound to Vengeance
Let Us Prey
Dark was the Night
Last Shift
The Returned
The Den
Zatoichi 22: Zatoichi meets the One Armed Swordsman
The Wall
Raising Arizona
Hide and Seek
From the Dark
White God
Slow West
The Secret of Kells
These Final Hours
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
A Cat in Paris
Transformers: Age of Extinction
The Taking of Deborah Logan
The Quiet Ones
Late Phases
No Tears for the Dead
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
The Dark Valley
Starry Eyes
2001: A Space Odyssey
Three Days of the Condor
Open Windows
The World's End
Princess Mononoke
As Above So Below