From searching for “Amazing Amy” in Gone Girl to The Interview vs. North Korea, the world of movies in 2014 definitely did not end quietly as the year comes to a close. 2015 sure looks to be exciting as well, and here are my ten reasons why:
Bond is back, Sam Mendes returns to direct after brining us 2012’s Skyfall, and Christoph Waltz is the villain. You really don’t need any more reasons than that.
Although there’s no trailer and only a few images, this is the Marvel film that has more hype over Avengers AoU, in my opinion. The Paul Rudd/Michael Douglas lead action film sort of is the bridge between the second and third phase of Marvel, and what Marvel plans to do with Ant-Man after, has me excited.
8). The Hateful Eight
The script was leaked, then it wasn’t going to be made, and now it’s set for release in November. Above all, it’s a Quentin Tarantino film, with eight superb actors as the Hateful Eight, and Channing Tatum in an unspecified role. Sign me up.
7). Kingsman: The Secret Service
This Matthew Vaughn film has Colin Firth kicking ass and being the ultimate gentleman as part of a secret society known as The Kingsman. Samuel L. Jackson is a bad guy wearing a red Yankees cap. Once again, sign me up.
6). Jurassic World
The fourth installment in the franchise looks to be the one fans have been waiting for for quite sometime. Staring Chris Pratt and helmed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), the park opens this June.
5). Inside Out
Pixar takes us inside the mind and emotions of a young girl coping with her move from the midwest to the west coast. With an all-star voice cast including Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan, Inside Out is set for release next summer.
Brad Bird, who has brought us The Incredibles and Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol, takes us to Tomorrowland, a place where anything is scientifically possible and you can change the world. Starring George Clooney and Brit Marling, Tomorrowland hits theaters in May.
3). Avengers- Age of Ultron
The Avengers sequel is a pivotal point in the Marvel Universe. With the setups for Phase 3 including Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther, we’ll most likely see alliances made in broken as the Avengers take on Ultron.
Neil Blomkamp of District 9 and Elysium has invigorated much-needed new blood into the world of Sci-Fi. With frequent collaborator Sharlito Copley voicing Chappie the robot and co-staring Hugh Jackman, Chappie hits theaters this spring.
1). The Peanuts Movie
I love Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the world of Peanuts. With the look of the film not straying too far from its iconic look, and al its charm still intact, I’ll be first in line come this November.
Of course, there are still many, many more awesome films coming out like Furious 7 and Ted 2, just to name a few. It was hard to choose only 10. Do you agree with my top 10? Let me know in the comments below.
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