Happy New Year to you and your family. I can’t tell you how amazing I thought 2014 was for movies. Lots of great films. Now that we’re in 2015 I want look at what lies ahead that I look forward to with much anticipation. Last year’s list had movies like Sabotage, Transcendence, and Hercules, so I don’t expect each film to be a hit. Also obvious films I’m most looking forward to like Avengers and Star Wars, won’t be on this list. That all being said lets get started.
Jane Got a Gun – February 20, 2015
Natalie Portman plays a frontier woman who has built a new life with her husband, played by Noah Emmerich, after being tormented by the Bishop Boys’ outlaw gang. But when her husband gets into a fight with the Boys and their mastermind, Colin, played by Ewan McGregor, Jane is forced to turn to her former fiance (Joel Edgerton) to protect her family.
Chappie -March 6, 2015
After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot.
Tomorrowland – May 22, 2015
The film is about a teenage girl (Casey Newton), a genius middle-aged man (Frank Walker), and a pre-pubescent girl robot (Raffey Cassidy) who attempts to get to and unravel what happened to Tomorrowland, which exists in an alternative dimension, in order to save the world
Entourage – June 5, 2015
Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
Inside Out – June 19, 2015
The film will be set in the head of a young girl, Riley, where five emotions – Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness, try to lead the girl through her life.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
Straight Outta Compton – August 14, 2015
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war. Starring Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, O’shea Jackson Jr., and Paul Giamatti.
The Jungle Book – October 9, 2015 (Directed by Jon Favreau)
Mowgli, a young boy, is raised by wolves whose friends include a bear named Baloo and a panther by the name of Bagheera. The boy also faces adversaries and has to fight Shere Khan, a mean tiger. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, and Neel Sethi.
Untitled Tom Hanks & Steven Spielberg Film – October 16, 2015
The film is the true story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), an attorney who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
Inferno – December 18, 2015
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon tries to stop a global genocide scheme by following clues in Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy” which take him to Florence and Venice, Italy. He battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science.
The Nest – December 18, 2015
A comedy based on the childhood diaries of the screenwriter, Paula Pell. Starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Here’s to another great year of films!