Kung Fu Panda 3
– After being assigned the role of “Teacher” by Shifu and failing miserably, Po reunites with his long-lost panda father. When the chi stealing Kai returns from the spirit world and proceeds to steal the chi of the kung fu masters, Po travels with his father to the hidden panda village to learn the way to become one with himself, what it’s like to be a panda, and how to use chi to defeat Kai before he wipes out the entire country. If the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 seems a little weird, that’s because it is. Originally Kung Fu Panda 3 was scheduled to be released in March 2016, but then moved forward to December 2015. When it was announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would take the same date, Kung Fu Panda 3 moved back to March 2016. Later it was changed to January 2016, though some markets will still get it in March and April. In theory, some of this was to be more closely tied to the Chinese New Year.
– Stars Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson, J.K. Simmons, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Steele Gagnon, Barbara Dirikson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Fred Tatasciore, Stephen Kearin, Al Roker, and Willie Geist. Directed by Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh Nelson. Rated PG.
Also enjoy this special music video “Nunchuck Princess” that was an exclusive to the Dreamworks Channel.
The Finest Hours
– Though you wouldn’t necessarily know it from the trailer, The Finest Hours is a Disney movie about a 1952 Coast Guard off the coast of Cape Cod during a terrible storm. Based off the book The Finest Hours the movie centers on Bernie Webber, who braves a massive storm to save the survivors of a sinking oil tanker and bring them back to shore while facing the elements and other complications along the way.
– Stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, and Eric Bana. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Rated PG-13.
Fifty Shades of Black
– A terrible spoof movie parodying Fifty Shades of Grey, along with several others like Magic Mike. Definitely not a parody/spoof movie to see unless you like the worst version of them, not ones that are actually clever.
– Stars Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk, Affion Crockett, Fred Willard, and Mike Epps. Directed by Michael Tiddes. Rated R.