This also, I think, is the time when the most pretentious movies of the year debut.
Still, let's take a look at what's in store for the next few months.
I've added trailers for most of these (so you won't be able to see them on the mobile version of this site). But I've left a few of them off that I thought wouldn't be appropriate.
Here is a list, with a few brief thoughts of my own, including on a scale of 1-5 stars my likelihood of seeing it in theaters (1 being “Not at all” 5 being “Cannot wait!”).
(**) Performances look good, but Birdman soured me on this director
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
(****) If Michael Bay does this right, it could be visceral and powerful.
Ride Along 2
(**) First one was okay. I'll wait for Netflix.
The 5th Wave
(**) There is nothing about the trailer that has me remotely interested. I don't know why because I usually like this kind of movie.
(*) I actually found the trailer horribly disgusting.
(*) No to horror movies.
(**) This could be one of those "so bad it's good" movies, but I don't think I'm going to spend money on it.
The Finest Hours
(***) It looks good, but I'm worried that since this is an historical event, I'll find out the ending before I see it.
Kung Fu Panda 3
(****) I loved the first one and haven't seen the second, but this one looks good.
Jane Got a Gun
(**) I wish this looked more like an action movie than a pretentious art-house piece.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
(***) This actually looks like it could be a lot of fun.
(*) Am I the only person in the world who thinks that all Coen Brother comedies are awful?
(**) Nicholas Sparks strikes again. But this one looks less depressing than others.
(*****) I am not opposed to ultra-violence on screen if done correctly, and I think this might be just the right kind.
How to be Single
(**) Good cast, but it just feels like one long episode of Sex and the City (not a good thing)
(*) Couldn't stand the first one, no desire to see the second.
(***) I am intrigued but I am skeptical about how they will approach the subject.
(***) Historical drama that looks like an exciting sports movie too.
Gods of Egypt
(*) A lot has been written about the strange racial casting, but I just think the movie looks lame.
(***) A great cast, but I need to be convinced.
Eddie the Eagle
(***) This looks like it could be a nice, inspirational story.
London Has Fallen
(****) I didn't see Olympus Has Fallen, but the trailer to this movie looks awesome.
(***) Could be good. But I still need to be convinced.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
(**) I've given up on trying to connect to Tina Fey. I just can't.
Knight of Cups
(*) I can't stand Terrence Malick's direction.
The Brothers Grimsby
(*) I like Mark Strong, but cannot stand Sasha Baron Cohen.
The Young Messiah
(****) I am really hoping this movie is good.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
(*) Didn't see the other 2 and have no desire to see this one.
Miracles from Heaven
(***) I really liked Heaven is For Real, and this was made by the same people.
(**) Looks too pretentious to be good.
The Little Prince
(****) This actually looks like it could be emotionally and thematically strong.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
(*****) I loved Man of Steel, and I am so excited to finally see these 2 DC icons go at it!
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
(**) It feels like this movie is decades too late
I Saw the Light
(**) Not a big Hank Williams fan, so this trailer does nothing for me.
God's Not Dead 2
(**) I think the ideas are timely, but I question if this will be done well.
(***) It could be funny, but I wasn't impressed with Spy.
The Jungle Book
(***) Not one of my favorite Disney films, but I like Jon Favreau as a director
The Huntsman: Winter's War
(***) Snow White and the Huntsman was better than I expected, but I think I'll wait on this one.