We did it, Connecticut!  We made it through 2015 and are staring 2016 right in the face.

The movies on New Year’s is maybe one of the greatest traditions you can adopt.  If you’re not a New Year’s Eve party type of person and watching the ball drop before popping champagne isn’t quite your thing, going to the moves provides an easy escape.

On the other hand, if you wait with baited breath to rip it up on New Year’s, and enter the coming year with a hangover that could last you 365 days, the movies on New Year’s Day offers some much needed recovery time.

There’s really no wrong answer here.

While 2015 wasn’t the greatest year in movie history, there is plenty to dissect and catch up on.  We’ll be doing that over the next few weeks as we stomp towards Award Season.  For now, here’s a list of what movies are now playing and what could be worth a few hours away from noise makers and Auld Lang Syne.

 

THE HATEFUL EIGHT

What’s It About: In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

 

THE REVENANT

What’s It About:  A frontiersman named Hugh Glass on an fur trade expedition in the 1820s is on a quest for survival after being brutally mauled by a bear.

 

CONCUSSION

What’s It About:  In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

 

DADDY’S HOME

What’s It About:  Stepdad, Brad Whitaker, is a radio host trying to get his stepchildren to love him and call him Dad. But his plans turn upside down when the biological father, Dusty Mayron, returns.

 

JOY

What’s It About:  Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

 

POINT BREAK

What’s It About:  A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. “Point Break” is inspired by the classic 1991 hit.

 

See you in 2016.

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