Saturday, January 17, 2015
Hard to believe 2015 is already here. And if Back to the Future II has its way, by this fall, we'll be dressing in spandex clothing, sporting power lace-up sneakers, all while cruising around on our hover-boards. As far as movies are concerned, though, we have a lot to get excited about! Take a look at the Top 25 Most Anticipated Movies this coming year!
25. The Age of Adaline (April 24th)
A young woman, born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality.
24. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (August 14th)
In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.
23. Entourage (June 5th)
The popular HBO show gets the sliver screen treatment, finally. Film star Vince Chase and his cronies take on Hollywood.
22. Magic Mike XXL (July 1st)
The boys are back in town ladies, to continue the story of Magic Mike.
21. Get Hard (March 27th)
When millionaire James King is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.
20. Tomorrowland (May 22nd)
Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
19. Insurgent (March 20th)
Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.
18. Pitch Perfect 2 (May 15th)
The girls at it again! Collegiate a cappella group the Barden Bellas enter into an international competition that no American team has ever won.
17. Inside Out (June 19th)
A story told from the perspective of the emotions inside the mind of a little girl.
16. Ted 2 (June 26th)
(plot unknown at this time)
A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince.
14. Pan (July 24th)
The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
13. Mad Max: Fury Road (May 15th)
An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.
12. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (November 20th)
After being symbolized as the 'Mockingjay' Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.
11. Minions (July 10th)
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
9. Terminator Genisys (July 1st)
After finding himself in a new time-line, Kyle Reese teams up with John Connor's mother Sarah and an aging terminator to try and stop the one thing that the future fears, "Judgement Day".
8. The Fantastic Four (August 7th)
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
7. Fifty Shades of Grey (February 13th)
Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.
6. Spectre (November 6th)
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.
5. Mission: Impossible 5 (Christmas Day)
(plot unknown at this time, but you can bet it'll be awesome!)
4. Jurassic World (June 12th)
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.
3. Furious 7 (April 3rd)
The bitter-sweet sequel is on everyone's radar this year. Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother.
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1st)
Enter Marvel's next billion... When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
1. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (December 18th)
(psh) As if there was even a question as to what movie would be the #1 most anticipated film of the year. Fan-boys across the globe, me included, are counting down the days to the continuation of the beloved saga created by George Lucas - of course set some thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Can't wait!!!
It's going to be an excellent year at the movies. Which movie are you looking forward to seeing the most? Something I missed? Let me know...