The New Year’s Eve movie marathon was so successful, and so captivating, that it almost took over the industry, but a new trend has emerged that has the potential to shake things up and reshape the way we consume movies.
For starters, there’s a whole new audience for movies like Zootopia, in which Nick Wilde has to find a new identity after being bitten by a large mammal.
And, in what has become an increasingly common occurrence, a new movie is released on the same day as a blockbuster release, giving it an instant crossover appeal and a whole lot of eyeballs on your screen.
We’re looking forward to more of this as more movies have their big events.
Here are our picks for the most captivating and trending new movies this year.
Zootropolis: Nick Wilde and his furry friends have to deal with the arrival of the foxes in the city.
The film opens on January 20, so this is a must-see for everyone.
This is a movie that’s going to blow people away and the fact that it’s being released on New Year Eve means it’s a lot of fun to watch, too.
The story follows Nick as he and his friends try to keep the animals from killing each other and causing havoc around the city, but it’s so well done that you’ll want to come back for more.
How to Train Your Dragon 2: A movie about a dragon that has been trained to follow its owner.
The movie stars Idris Elba as the hero, and it’s an amazing film that will surely please anyone who loves dragons and has an affinity for Disney characters.
The premise of the film is a little goofy, but the way Elba plays it is such a masterful one that you’re going to be laughing your ass off.
The plot is a bit of a throwback to the classic tale, but even if it’s not as original as it once was, it’s still a good movie.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: An ensemble cast of the likes of Tom Holland, Ben Affleck, and Andrew Garfield brings some awesome new footage to the screen.
The Spider-man franchise is one of the most successful of the modern superhero genre, and this is the first time that a Spider-movie has been co-produced by Marvel and Sony Pictures, so it should be an exciting time to be a fan of the web-slinging hero.
The Hobbit: An epic adventure set on a magical island.
The most ambitious film to date, The Hobbit is set in Middle-earth and features all-star cast including J.K. Rowling, Mark Gatiss, Ian McKellen, and Richard Armitage.
The director of the movie, Philippa Boyens, has directed a lot more than most of us will ever see, and her vision is so well thought out and beautifully executed, it won’t be long before we’re seeing more from her.
The Revenant: A beautiful and haunting film about the people and the animals in a remote wilderness setting.
The re-imagining of the classic John Ford film, The Re-Animator, tells the story of a hunter named John McClane who comes across a herd of wild animals.
He’s not sure what to do with them, but soon he is faced with a decision he won’t soon forget: either he has to kill them all or help them, and he does the latter by helping them survive.
The result is a very touching and moving film that captures a very special time and place for the film industry, and we can’t wait to see what happens next.
A Wrinkle in Time: A romantic comedy about a young couple that is forced to make the difficult decision of living in the woods for the rest of their lives.
The picture stars Reese Witherspoon as a beautiful woman named Mandy (who has been missing for decades), and Jennifer Jason Leigh as the mysterious and brilliant Laura (who is very much alive and kicking in the movie).
This is an emotional movie about one woman who feels her love is the key to everything, and the relationship between Mandy and Laura is one that will never leave her.
The Great Wall: A breathtaking and haunting journey into the mountains of Nepal.
This epic movie stars Russell Crowe, Tom Hardy, and Charlize Theron, who is also playing the part of a Nepali climber who must navigate the harsh Himalayan terrain and navigate his way through the treacherous terrain of the Himalayan foothills.
It’s a very personal film, and you’ll see Crowe’s incredible acting as he tries to keep his sanity while dealing with the pressures of being the leader of a team of explorers.
The Martian: A journey into Mars with two astronauts.
It might not be the most obvious of movies to those who don’t have much experience with space exploration, but there are plenty of great