Coming to Theaters
I'm super excited for this fun adventure! We have the witty banter, space shenanigans, and loveable characters to look forward to, not to mention J.J. Abrams!
I loved the first whimsical film, and it looks that the magic continues with this next instalment, centered around a race in time to save the Mad Hatter and Wonderland itself. But the cast itself makes this movie worth the excitement, with Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, and more. Plus, it was Alan Rickman's last movie! (insert pause for tears)
I can't say that I'm 100% looking forward to this movie, as internal conflict frustrates me, but I'm expecting big things. Although the previews make us think that the central conflict is between Cap and Stark, I've learned to not judge a Marvel movie by the preview.
Movies to Rewatch:
Um, yes! We got the extended edition for Christmas, and I'm pretty excited to see those deleted scenes. It's been too long since I've last seen these movies, and now seems like the perfect time!
5. Star Wars
After seeing The Force Awakens (twice), I need to brush up on my Star Wars memories! I think that I'll watch them in this order: episodes 4 and 5, then go back to episodes 1-3 (if we even watch episode 1), and then episdoe 6. I need to see the story of Darth Vader all together to save my emotional sanity.
Movies That I've Never Seen But Really Should:
6. Forest Gump
Yes, I've never seen Forest Gump, but I think it's about time! I've lived long enough with references to this movie, now I'm ready to understand what they mean.
Saying as this, adjusted for inflation, is the second highest grossing film of all time (although Star Wars is getting close), I think I should give it a watch. Plus, what's not to love about some good sci fi?
9. Mean Girls
I've gotten a lot of looks when I say that I've never seen this movie, and although I'm completely fine to defy the norm, this is one that I think that I should give a watch. Girls night coming up soon!
I have seen the first one, but I never finished the Batman series, although I love a good hero story. I look forward to the different, darker approach of the superhero spin, and my expectations are high.
I've seen bits and pieces of this movie and the sequel, but I want to watch at least the first one all of the way through! Too bad I didn't watch them in time for October 21st, 2015.
Speaking of 80s movies I've never seen, I present to you, E.T.
13. A Nun Story
You didn't think that I'd forget to include Audrey Hepburn, did you? Although this tale is not as well-known, it looks like a touching film, full of sadness and grace.
14. Rear Window
I've never seen an Alfred Hitchcock movie or many suspense movies in general, so I'm excited to change things up a bit with this murder mystery thriller. Plus, Grace Kelly!
15. The Notebook
Sometimes, I get in the mood to watch something pitifully romantic and sad. This will happen on that day. But other than that, no Nicholas Sparks for me.
16. X-men and others
Reason one, Marvel. Two, Marvel. Three, Marvel. Oh, and did I mention that this is Marvel?
And there you have it! These are some of the movies that I want to watch in 2016, but many others that I haven't seen didn't make the list, including these: Unbroken, Miss Potter, Pitch Perfect, The Sandlot, Turning Pointe, A League of Their Own, Mr. Holmes, Titanic (mayyyybe), My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Robin Hood, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, True Grit, and more.
But I'm always growing my Microsoft Word document titled "Movie List." Please comment movies you think should be on that list, as well as any movies that are on your to-watch list! But in all of these wonderful, gripping stories, never forget the Story written on our hearts by the best Storyteller of all, God. And He gives so many people the gift of small storytelling, as seen through these movies! He alone, though, rules over big storytelling.