My top 10 most anticipated upcoming 2015 releases

So as 2014 has drawn to a cinematic close, it’s time to start looking ahead to 2015 and what movie treasures might are awaiting us. After doing a bit of research I have picked these ten as the ones I am most looking forward to. All release dates are tentative and based on US release dates and synopses are from IMDB.

Still Alice

Still Alice
Starring: Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Shane McRae
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Why am I excited?: I am a big Julianne Moore fan, plus the fear of losing yourself is a universal one.
What’s the danger?: It’s been called overly simple.
Release date: 16 January 2015

star wars the force awakens

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Starring: Harrison Ford, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac
A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi(1983).
Why I am I excited?: Because it’s fucking Star Wars, plus J.J. Abrams, plus original cast, plus awesome new cast
What’s the danger: Well… the most recent three were pretty crap so it could go either way
Release date: 18 December 2015

Minions

Minions
Starring (voice actors): Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock
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.
Why am I excited?: Because it’s a Minions origins story and nothing cracks me up like the Minions
What’s the danger?: It’s always possible to have too much of a good thing and a whole movie of Minions might be too much even for me
Release date: 10 July 2015

Mad Max Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
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.
Why am I excited?: Because  Mad Max 2 was one of my favourite dystopian movies of all time. Also Tom Hardy.
What’s the danger?: Mad Max and Mad Max 3 were both awful. Also Charlize Theron.
Release date: 15 May 2015

Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending
Starring: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne
In the future, a young destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to finish the Queen’s reign.
Why am I excited: It’s written and directed by the Wachowskis, so if it’s anything like the first two Matrix movies, it’ll be awesome.
What’s the danger?: It’s written and directed by the Wachowskis, so if it’s anything like the third Matrix movie, it’ll be terrible.
Release date: 6 February 2015

Liam Hemsworth takes a break from an action packed day of filming **USA ONLY**

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson
After being symbolized as the ‘Mockingjay’ Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.
Why am I excited?: I love watching J-Law play Katniss plus this is the action-packed finale we’ve all been waiting for.
What’s the danger?: The final book was the worst of the lot so the source material isn’t the best.
Release date: 20 November 2015

In The Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson
Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.
Why am I excited: The cast is excellent and the stills look epic.
What’s the danger?: It could be a really tough watch… apparently there’s cannibalism
Release date: 13 March 2015

Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
Why am I excited?: Look at that cast! Plus it’s written and directed by Guillermo del Toro and I love his aesthetic.
What’s the danger?: Some of del Toro’s most recent films haven’t been amazing and I don’t really like horror movies.
Release date: 16 October 2015

Child44

Child 44
Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman
Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders — a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Why am I excited?: The premise sounds very interesting, plus Tom Hardy.
What’s the danger?: Any Hollywood depiction of the Soviet Union is always going to be a gamble
Release date: 17 April 2015

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Avengers: Age of Ultron
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
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.
Why am I excited?: I really liked the first Avengers movie. Also more Loki and more Thor.
What’s the danger?: I am a bit sick of Tony Stark and I have general Superhero movie fatigue.
Release date: 1 May 2o15

33 Comments

  1. Some great picks here, very glad to see Still Alice on there! Also as a huge Tom Hardy fan thank you for drawing my attention to one I had overlooked.

    1. Abbi

      I LOVE Tom Hardy. I will even forgive him the horror that was This Means War,

      1. Haha so will I! Have you seen Stuart: A Life Backwards?

        1. Abbi

          I bought it on DVD but then my husband lent it to his mum before I got a chance to watch it. I must remember to get it back from her.

          1. You absolutely should. Hardy is excellent there in a really early role of his.

  2. Great choices. I’m really looking forward to seeing Still Alice too.

    1. Abbi

      Thanks! Let’s hope it gets a UK release date soon 🙂

  3. Still Alice (Yay for J.M.’s win last night!) and In the Heart of the Sea. Of course Star Wars. Lot’s to look forward to in 2015. Nice list.

    1. Abbi

      It really does look like it’s going to be an exciting year in the theatre!

  4. So many movies to look forward to this year!

    1. Abbi

      I can’t wait!

  5. Some great picks, really love Julianne Moore.

    1. Abbi

      She’s awesome!

  6. Great list! I’m hoping to see Still Alice as well. I haven’t heard of In the Heart of the Sea until now, so that has me curious. And Crimson Peak looks interesting too!

  7. LOVE those Minions and that trailer is a hoot! Can’t wait to see that one.

    1. Abbi

      I’m not sure why they tickle me so much but they’re just so funny.

  8. Great list Abbi, I definitely want to see Crimson Peak, Child 44 and especially Still Alice, Julianne Moore is also one of my faves.

    1. Abbi

      She’s awesome. I think she picks really interesting roles.

  9. I want to see the second Avengers, Jurassic World, Minions, Star Wars and of course Peanuts.

    1. Abbi

      I didn’t even know they were making a Peanuts movie. I loved those comics when I was a kid.

  10. I cant help it but my crush on RDJ means I’m super excited about the Avengers!!

    1. Abbi

      He is super sexy… I just don’t love Tony Stark.

      1. Same, but I’m not sure we’re supposed to like him are we?

  11. Haha, you’re reason for getting excited and what’s the danger for Jupiter Ascending cracked me up and it’s so true! lol Great picks!

    1. Abbi

      Thanks! I really think it could go either way…

  12. Great list! Looking forward for Avengers, Crimson Peak and Child 44 as well!

    1. Abbi

      Thanks! Hoping they will all be great.

  13. This means War was a money move for Tom Hardy. Nothing more.

    It is kind of a shame that actors do that sometimes. I know they need too but shit, look at Miles Teller. Guy is incredible. But mainstream audiences must think he is awful…

    1. Abbi

      I guess everyone has to get paid. It is the worst movie ever though. Lol! I completely agree on MIles Teller. He was epic in Whiplash!

  14. I want Crimson Peak to come out earlier!

    1. Abbi

      It just looks so cool, doesn’t it?

  15. I want to see Minions right NOW. Such an awesome trailer. 🙂

    1. Abbi

      Me too! I am obsessed. I even have Minion PJs!

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