Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

What's Coming in 2016: Film

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

What's Coming in 2016: Film

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HAIL, CAESAR!

WHAT: Comedy about the kidnapping of a 1950s Hollywood star.

WHY: Plenty of goodies coming our way for 2016. There are superhero capers for the fanboys and -girls: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (March 25), "Captain America: Civil War" (May 6), "X-Men: Apocalypse" (May 27) and "Doctor Strange" (Nov. 4). There are remakes for redundancy buffs: "Jungle Book" (April 15), "Ghostbusters" (July 15), "Ben-Hur" (Aug. 12) and "The Magnificent Seven" (Sept. 23). Science-fiction fans will be geeking out over "Star Trek Beyond" (July 22) and even - thrill of thrills - a new Lucasfilm, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (Dec. 16), billed as a "stand-alone" Star Wars adventure.

But we're most excited about a film with a local angle. "Hail, Caesar!" the latest quirky comedy from the great Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, has as its central figure Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), the kid from Fort Lee who grew up to be MGM's legendary, feared "fixer. …

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