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Published 1-03-2017

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New Screenings bringing in the New Year

It’s the end of the year, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop enjoying movies. The movies will keep coming and so will the screenings. The new year brings a lot of amazing films for you to enjoy and Gofobo will be bringing you screenings for the top films of the new year. Those films include XXX: The Return of Xander Cage and Hidden Figures. It’s the typical, sleepy line-up of films for the new year, as the common thought is that January is the month for the nationwide award season releases and the smaller films that just draw the crowd to the theater.

Gofobo will of course be hosting screenings to these showings with the family, fun flick Monster Trucks, coming out this next month along with the wide release of Patriot’s Day. There are screenings for films you won’t want to miss as a fun after the holidays family outing.

Here are the screenings coming up that are available:

A Monster Calls
Hidden Figures
Live by Night

Monster Trucks
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
Bastards (2016)
Padre No Tan Padre

Remember, always check back on our website to see what screenings might be added during the month. The site is always being updated so it’s safe to say that you might find a screening there that wasn’t there before. By signing up with Gofobo emails you’ll get screenings in your area sent directly to you, for you to sign up for.

Get Ready for all the New Sweepstakes We Have to Offer

With the end of the year here, many of our sweepstakes are coming to an end. But never fear, more sweepstakes will be here in the coming year. Ending the year with gift cards galore to win, so you can see even more free movies, we will be kicking off the new year with more gift cards and some pretty cool prizes for you to win. From the chance to win movies to the chance to win tickets to the Wizard World Convention in Portland. There are always chances to win one of Gofobo’s sweepstakes.

As a reminder, the sweepstakes have changed a little in the last few months. You can now receive more than one entry depending on if you like our social media pages and subscribe to our emails. From Fandango gift cards to AMC gift cards, Gofobo is not only offering you the chance to see films for free through our screening service, but we are also trying to get you to the movies no matter what. It’s an exciting month for you to win one of these awesome prizes.

Some prizes also depend on your specific region. Remember to go and look at Gofobo Local, because we offer sweepstakes that are specific to your region there. So, say you live in Southern California. If you go to Gofobo Local, we’ll tell you the unique sweepstaeks we are offering you for the month of January.

A Look at the Year in Film

It’s been an exciting, but sad year for the film industry. From the hit films that were released like Captain America: Civil War and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to the losses we’ve had including Alan Rickman and the recent loss of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. But let’s start with the good before we get to the sad topics of who was lost. The films that were released this year were that of a wide variety. There was action and adventure to romance and even some sad tragic stories that brought tears to our eyes.

Let’s just start by saying, our favorite movie of the year was Deadpool. Yes, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was surprising awesome, but nothing can really top Deadpool this year. It was just a great film to watch and laugh to, the perfect adult hero (we can’t really call him a superhero, remember he’s not the hero) film. But following close behind is Rogue One and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the fandoms really got some great stories out of this year’s movies. But some other greats include Finding Dory, Arrival, Star Trek Beyond, and Captain America: Civil War. There were too many good summer films to list them all here, but it would be a complete lie to say we weren’t thoroughly entertained by this summer’s line up of hit films.

But with the excitement and great entertainment comes loss. Fans had to deal with the loss of Prince and David Bowie this year. The great Alan Rickman also passed early this year followed by Game of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan, Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson, Gene Wilder and the very sad loss of the young Star Trek star, Anton Yelchin. We even lost former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali (and yes we know he’s not a movie star, but we can’t talk about the year without mentioning him).

We lost the great James Horner in 2015, but his final score can be heard in one of 2016’s top films The Magnificent Seven which he wrote in secret before he died because he was so excited about the remake of one of his favorite films. The heartache at all the loss of these greats will be felt into 2017, but all we can do is look into the future of the great films that will be released in the new year.