As we enter the final months of 2016 – we know! Where has the year gone!? – Movies.ie takes a look at some great movies still to come this year, including ‘Captain Fantastic’ and Irish movie ‘A Date for Mad Mary’. Keep reading to find out more of what’s still to come this year…
Directed by Matt Ross
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Frank Langhella, George Webster
Release Date: September 9th 2016
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Katherine Hahn and Frank Langhella, ‘Captain Fantastic’ is the story of Ben (Viggo Mortensen) and his six young children who live completely removed from society, somewhere in an American forest. When the children’s mother dies while away from her family, Ben is warned not to come to the funeral by the children’s grandfather (Frank Langhella). Ben refuses to take this lying down however, and packs the kids into their trusty bus – that they have named Steve – and head back to civilisation on a road trip that will change the way they live forever.
A DATE FOR MAD MARY
Directed by Darren Thornton
Starring: Seána Kerslate, Charleigh Bailey, Tara Lee, Siobhan Shanahan, Fionnuala Murphy
Release Date: September 2nd 2016
After being released from prison, “Mad” Mary (Kerslake) returns to her hometown of Drogheda, expecting to just fit back into her old life. Her best friend Charlene (Bailey) is getting married and wants Mary as her maid of honour, but seemingly wants nothing else to do with her. Seeking friendship, Mary begins spending time with Jess (Lee), but without facing her issues, Mary seems doomed to repeat her past mistakes.
HELL OR HIGH WATER
Directed by David Mackenzie
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Dale Dickey
Release Date: September 9th 2016
Brothers Tanner (Ben Foster) and Toby (Chris Pine) have a plan to hold up several branches of The Texas Midwest Bank. After they successfully hold up two branches, and bury the getaway cars on their family ranch, Texas Ranger Marcus (Jeff Bridges) is on the case, chasing them down before they can hit another branch. Although the brothers’ plan is desperate and rather foolhardy, they are determined to save the family ranch, which is due to be foreclosed on in just a few days time.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Directed by Tate Taylor
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Alison Janney, Haley Bennett
Release Date: October 5th 2016
Based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins, ‘The Girl on the Train’ stars Emily Blunt as Rachel who, as her life is falling apart, becomes fascinated by a seemingly perfect couple se sees every day from the train on her morning commute. One day, Rachel sees something happen that will change her life, and the lives of others, forever…
I, DANIEL BLAKE
Directed by Ken Loach
Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Micky McGregor, John Sumner, Dylan McKiernan
Release Date: October 21st 2016
Ken Loach’s Palme D’Or winner is the story of Daniel Blake (Dave Johns), who has worked all his life as a carpenter. After a heart attack puts him out of work he tries to claim benefits until his doctor deems him fit to go back to work. Excluded from claiming benefits since a “health care professional” considers him fit to work, Daniel finds his efforts to appeal frustrated. When he meets Katie (Hayley Squires), a young woman with two children who is also being denied benefits, the two strike up a sweet friendship borne out of adversity.