(KFVS) - The final weekend of January 2016 brings with it the continuation of the Kung Fu Panda franchise, a thrilling true story starring Chris Pine, and a goofy spoof of one of 2015's most popular films.
First, in the newest release in the ever popular DreamWorks animated franchise, Kung Fu Panda 3 returns with Jack Black voicing the portly panda Po.
Po must once again fight an almighty evil; this time in the shape of Kai (J.K. Simmons), an evil warrior who gets stronger with each battle.
Along with the help of his long-lost father (Bryan Cranston) and a newly discovered group of clumsy pandas, Po must face his mightiest foe yet.
Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, and Dustin Hoffman all return to reprise their roles with new additions Kate Hudson and the for mentioned J.K. Simmons and Bryan Cranston.
Kung Fu Panda 3 is rated PG for martial arts action and some mild rude humor.
Next is the Craig Gillespie (The Million Dollar Arm) directed The Finest Hours starring Chris Pine as Bernie Webber in this thriller based on actual events.
In 1952, the Coast Guard attempts to rescue victims of two destroyed oil tankers after they are hit by a massive blizzard off the coast of Cape Cod.
Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana star in this adaptation of the book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias.
The Finest Hours is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of peril.
The final wide release of the week is Fifty Shades of Black, the latest spoof from the actor-director team of Marlon Wayans and Michael Tiddes, the crew responsible for A Haunted House and A Haunted House 2.
In this spoof of Fifty Shades of Gray, Marlon Wayans plays Christian Black, a wealthy businessman who's odd tastes places a strain on his relationship with college student Hannah (Kali Hawk).
Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk, and Mike Epps star in this racy comedy.
- Kung Fu Panda 3
- The Finest Hours
- Fifty Shades of Black
- Jane Got a Gun
- 2016 Oscar Nominated Short Films