It’s no secret that Sony as a company has had its problems. The fact is is that they have been in trouble for some time now, and even though they were hacked beyond our imaginations last fall, it’s not going to stop them from making movies. 2014 wasn’t a terrible year for Sony Pictures, it just wasn’t what they were hoping for, obviously. Let’s see if this year can be better for them with this 2015 preview for Sony Pictures.
A documentary that tells the story of the Soviet Union’s famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its captain, Slava Fetisov.
In theaters: January 23rd
A story about love deception, the return of the past, a tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, appear themselves to push them towards the abyss, into the undeniable pleasure of losing control.
In theaters: February 20th, 2015
Starring: Liliana Ackerman, Luis Manuel Altamirano García, and Alejandro Angelini.
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.
In theaters: March 6th
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver, and Sharlto Copley.
Merchants of Doubt
A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.
In theaters: March 6th
The Salt of the Earth
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty.
In theaters: March 27th
Starring: Sebastião Salgado.
Lambert & Stamp
Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnership of two men from vastly different backgrounds was inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s. Lambert and Stamp searched for months and finally found in a band called the High Numbers a rebellious restlessness that was just what they were looking for. Abandoning their plans to make a film, they instead decided to mentor and manage this group, which evolved into the iconic band known as the Who. The result was rock ‘n’ roll history.
In theaters: April 3rd
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Security guard Paul Blart is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.
In theaters: April 17th
Starring: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Neal McDonough, Daniella Alonso, and David Henrie.
Yves Saint Laurent’s life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.
In theaters: May 8th
Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel, and Léa Seydoux.
Untitled Cameron Crowe Project
A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
In theaters: May 29th
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Jay Baruchel, Bill Murray, and Alec Baldwin.
Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who’ve attacked New York.
In theaters: July 24th
Starring: Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James, Ashley Benson and Sean Bean.
Ricki and the Flash
An aging rock star tries to connect with her estranged kids.
In theaters: August 7th
Starring: Meryl Streep, Sebastian Stan, Kevin Kline, and Rick Springfield.
Vampires, humans and zombies used to get along in Dillford, but then something unexpected arrived and now it’s humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in all-out mortal combat. It’s up to three teenagers to try to get things back to “normal.”
In theaters: September 4th
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Mackenzie Davis, Rachael Haris, Ed Westwick, Denis Leary, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, and Joan Cusack.
Hotel Transylvania 2
When the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool.
In theaters: September 25th
Starring: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi, and Kevin James.
The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
In theaters: October 2nd
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, and Ben Kingsley.
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
In theaters: November 6th
Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, and Rory Kinnear.
Untitled Christmas Eve Project
In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an end.
In theaters: November 25th
Starring: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan, and Jillian Bell.
Which Sony Pictures movie are you looking forward to the most?