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TRAILER WRAP UP: Our Guide To New Movies Hitting The Silver Screen In January

Well friends, we told you that the silly season is the time when film distributors release their biggest slate for the year. AND WOULD YOU LOOK AT THIS?

How are you going to have time to co-ordinate watching all of these films AND the Australian Open? Don’t worry. We’ll guide you. We’ve done some hardcore trailer binging and figured out, just for you, what is and isn’t worth seeing this January.



Point Break – January 1, 2016

The remake we’ve all been waiting for, starring an Aussie dude who will probably become the next Crispy Chris Hemsworth.

Should you see it?

HELLLLLL YEAHHHH DUUUUUDE. This film was MADE for the big screen. Grab you mates, grab a monster sized bucket of popcorn and get ready for a serious adrenaline pumping flick.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

A lot of us get nervous about remakes and sequels. If your doubts are overriding your excitement, give it a miss.

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Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie – January 1, 2016

The whole time I’ve been writing this I’ve had The Peanuts theme stuck in my head. Every time I think about Snoopy or Charlie Brown I get The Peanuts theme in my head. We’ve got two stories playing out at the same time: Snoopy about to take on his arch-nemesis and Charlie Brown’s big ol’ crush on the new girl at school. CA-UUUUTE!

Should you see it?

If I were you, I’d be buying tickets as soon as they’re available for pre-sale. Your favourite kidlets are back and even though they’ve evolved into 3D animation, all the little quirks and specific traits of the Peanuts you know and love remain as cute as ever. Yes, whether you grew up watching them, your parents grew up on them, or your kids are growing up on Minions: you should definitely see it.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

You’re allergic to peanuts. But even then, you should still see it.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride – January 2, 2016

Benedicteggs Cucumbersaltshakercabbagepatch is back on our big screens where we love him most. He’s even brought along his loyal and most trusted Martin Freeman as Dr John Watson, who has brought along his loyal and most trusted moustache.

Should you see it?

If you’ve been keeping track of all the Sherlock Holmes films and television series, you’ll enjoy this one. It might not be as action packed as the Americanised versions that are popular, but it will certainly get your brain buzzing.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

You think that Robert Downey Jr is the best and only good Sherlock that there ever was.

Sisters – January 7, 2016

Directed by the dude that did Pitch Perfect. Sisters, actual sisters, reunite back in their hometown and have a classic mean girls melt down. I feel like this has got something to do with the ideas of you never really grow up and family comes first.

Should you see it?

You’ve seen Bridesmaids. You’re a fan of Saturday Night Live. You love Tina Fey. You’re an Amy Pohler smart girl. You’re starting to realise that you’ve left fun you in a box on the top shelf for too long. Let loose and go see this movie with all your besties.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

You’ve never watched much Saturday Night Live. You feel like this is just a rip off of Old School. You didn’t realise Old School was a Saturday Night Live film. You’re a cynic.

The Revenant – January 7, 2016

This is Oscar bait. But is it Oscar worthy? Probably. We see Tom Hardy with most of his face covered for like the 800th time and Leonardo Di Caprio have a bit of a cry on Struggle Street. No, seriously, there is a lot of struggling in this film.

Should you see it?

Yep, because when it gets to Oscar season, you’ll know what everyone is raving on about. Also old school weaponry. The harsh conditions of the US before they went crazy on sky scrapers. Scenery. Wow.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

Look, I can’t think of a really good reason for you to not see it. Maybe you don’t like films driven by men wanting revenge. Maybe you don’t like snow on your screen cause it makes you feel cold.

Carol – January 14, 2016

Oscar bait. Oscar bait. Oscar bait. Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchet are up in our faces reminding us that there is a reason women deserve a place on our screens. Because they’re brilliant. If you think that this film is about Christmas Carols, you are so very wrong.

Should you see it?

Look, yes. We’re trekking back to the 1950s, where times were pretty shite for women, let alone women who loved other women. I’m a big fan of knowing your history, in order to not repeat it.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

You find Cate Blanchet boring. You find the 1950s dull. You can’t handle a lot of emotions at once.

Goosebumps – January 14, 2016

ER. MAH. GERD. GERSE BERMPS. MAH FERVERITE BERKS. The books that gave you… goosebumps… while you read them have been translated to the big screen. While I’m not sure that my favourite piano that plays by itself story features, I’m stupid keen to see what does.

Should you see it?

Are you under the age of 30? Do you like Jack Black? Did you enjoy Jumanji? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this film is for you.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

Look, I am excited about this one, but there is that troublesome thought at the back of my head… What if half of my favourite goosebump stories don’t make the cut? What if all the ones that didn’t even give me goosebumps make the cut. WHAT IF? If that question pops up in your mind too much, don’t buy tickets. Wait for DVD.

The 5th Wave – January 14, 2016

Looks like we’ve got another Young Adult Fiction adaptation about to hit our screens. We’re getting Independence Day and V vibes from this one, with a little bit of Hunger Games because BOOM young leading lady. Woot!

Should you see it?

Yeah, I reckon so. I’m all about action and fast paced stuff over summer, especially the Australian summer because boy oh boy we have got to escape that heat somehow. Also Chloe Grace Moretz is a powerhouse, no matter what role she plays. Paired up with the human hulk that is Liev Schreiber and we’ve got ourselves a winner.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

You hate sci-fi. You found The Hunger Games boring. Who is Liev Schreiber?

The Big Short – January 14, 2016

Apparently there was a group of people that saw the Global Financial Crisis coming our way. Would’ve been nice if they told a few people while it was happening instead of waiting about ten years later to make a film about it.

Should you see it?

I haven’t seen a cast this decked out in celebrity since the Ocean’s films. It’s a lot to handle and there may be an issue of them trying to out act each other. It’s also going to be a case of understanding what the hell went wrong a decade ago. It’s a bio-pic-real-true-events-story that we can all relate to because it’s still in our immediate memory.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

You’re flat out busy watching every single film coming out this summer. Finance doesn’t interest you one bit. This one doesn’t call for a desperate need to watch on the big screen, so you won’t miss much if you wait for DVD.

The Hateful Eight (Digital &70mm) – January 14, 2016

Our dearest genre-mashing-ultra-violence-loving Quentin Tarantino is back with this new western-esque film that’s gonna get people excited about the prospects of Kill Bill Vol 3.

What’s the difference between this one and the non 70mm of The Hateful Eight? This is going to be screened on FILM. GUYS. FILM. NOT DIGITAL. FILM. *excited nostalgia squeals*

Unfortunately, the single most important event for this film – Tarantino coming to Melbourne for a Q&A at Village Cinemas Rivoli in Camberwell, followed by a screening was sold out in mere minutes. It was also surrounded by much hate for Village’s website crashing under the immense pressure of thousands trying to purchase the limited 500 tickets, and alleged crappy customer service on their hotline.

Keep your eyes peeled for 70mm screenings at selected cinemas for a classic cinematic experience.

Should you see it?

This isn’t even a question. If you are over 15, you shouldn’t even have to beg your friends to come along and see this with you. If you get the chance to see it in 70mm, jump on that chance and don’t let it go. Otherwise, join the people that were too slow to get tickets and see it in digital.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

You’re not keen on Tarantino’s other films. Tarantino’s films all take place in an alternate universe to our own, so if you didn’t warm to one of his other films, chances are you won’t enjoy this one that much either.

The Danish Girl – January 21, 2016

The biopic that will break your heart, and is coming out at the right time, too. Gender, sexuality, race and equality has been the focus of most biopics this past year, and The Danish Girl is no different.

Should you see it?

How many times do I have to tell you to take a look at how far we’ve come? Just do it! This is a fantastic eye opener for one of the first transgender pioneers and their partner. The hardships faced and the affection for one another that triumphed. Bless.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

‘Controversy’ scares you. Eddie Redmayne’s perpetually adoring and lovable face makes you think ‘no one can be that in love all the time’. You’re not a fan of Danish pastries.

Dirty Grandpa – January 28, 2016

Robert De Niro can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. He could take any role and be in any movie and I will never be disappointed. This guy played one of the best characters in The Godfather. I honestly don’t care if he’s playing Zac Efron’s sleazy gramps. He can do what he wants. He has earnt it.

Should you see it?

I’m getting vibes that this might be a male version of The Sweetest Thing (which was like 2002’s Bridesmaids – look it up it’s great). Nearly every female film has a male response and every male film has a female response – so it’s gonna be fun for anyone, and maybe there might be a Dirty Grandma next year if this one goes well. Plus I really like the idea of Zac Efron playing a straight laced dude. It’s gonna take me right back to High School Musical.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

You hate the sleazy gramps cliche that has been popping up in a lot of comedy films lately. Who is Robert De Niro? Who is Zac Efron?

Room – January 28, 2016

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH TOMMY WISEAU’S THE ROOM. This is a going to be a really deep and moving film. We follow the relationship of a mother and a son – the son completely unaware of the world outside of the room he was born and raised in. Heavvvvvvyyyy.

Should you see it?

I reckon this is more for the mature audiences that love a bit of social commentary and drama when they watch a film. If you’re the type of person that enjoys bio-pics, Mona Lisa SmileDonnie Darko and The Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind – this is for you.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

You giggle at inappropriate times. You like to live on the light side of life. Heavy films don’t impress you, they get you feeling down and disappointed.

Spotlight – January 28, 2016

BIO PIC ALERT. POTENTIAL OSCAR BAIT. GET READY FOR DRAMAAAAAA. But seriously, this flick has an all star cast and it’s going to tell you the story of how a newspaper in Boston brought to light the sickening amount of child molestation happening within their local Catholic church. DRAMAAAAA. But in all seriousness, this is going to be a really full on film, bring tissues, bring an iron gut.

Should you see it?

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is your favourite television series. Mark Ruffalo is your favourite perfect cinnamon roll too good for this world. You want good to triumph over evil in the real world. It’s based on real events, it’s gonna be bittersweet.

Why shouldn’t you see it?

This is going to be heavy. Good may not always triumph over evil. You can’t handle the idea of innocent people being harmed, especially children.

Well, there you have it team! Filmmakers are going to have a new hope to strike back against the thrill and mayhem that was Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Until next month, when we binge watch the flicks for February!