2016 in Movies


Emma Cowan, Arts and Entertainment Editor

There are about three months left, if you haven’t checked the calendar in a while, and they are just about bursting with blockbusters, franchises, and great period dramas. Here’s a run down of the movies that we are most excited to see until the end of 2016.


  1. Inferno. The story starts when a man, Tom Hanks, wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He teams up with a doctor, Felicity Jones, and together they race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. It’s directed by Ron Howard and opens on October 28, 2016.


  1. Doctor Strange. The newest Marvel movie, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo. A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts. Directed by Scott Derrickson and opens on November 4, 2016.
  2. Loving. A story set in 1958, starring Ruth Negga as Mildred Loving and Joel Edgerton as Richard Loving. An interracial couple are sentenced to prison after getting married. Directed and written by Jeff Nichols, opens on November 4, 2016.
  3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Newest Harry Potter movie, starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone. The adventures of a writer in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Directed by David Yates and written by J. K. Rowling, opens on November 18, 2016.


  1. La La Land. A musical with an old fashioned take starring Emma Stone as Mia and Ryan Gosling as Sebastian. A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Directed and written by Damien Chazelle with music by Justin Hurwitz. Opens on December 16, 2016.
  2. Rogue One. The newest upcoming Star Wars movie, starring Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso and Mads Mikkelsen as Galen Erso. The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star. Directed by Gareth Edwards, opens on December 16, 2016.
  3. Passengers. A new space-travel movie, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Aurora Lane and Chris Pratt as James Preston. A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early. Directed by Morten Tyldum, the director of The Imitation Game. Opens on December 21, 2016.
  4. Assassin’s Creed. The video-game based movie, starring Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch or Aguilar, and Marion Cotillard as Dr. Sophia Rikken. When a man explores the memories of his ancestor and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society. Directed by Justin Kurzel, opens on December 21, 2016.