2015 is set to be a great year for movies! We have massive sequels, reboots and remakes hitting the cinemas and January is always the perfect time to look ahead, get excited, scared, anxious and nervous for all the movies scheduled for release on the daunting movie slate ahead. We compiled the movies we most look forward to into 3 categories, those we are most excited about, most nervous about, and those we feel nobody is talking about.
- Top 10 Movies Coming 2015 We Are Most Excited About
- 8 Movies Coming 2015 We Are Most Nervous About
- 8 Great Movies Coming 2015 Nobody Is Talking About
Here’s our 8 Great Movies Coming 2015 Nobody Is Talking About:
1. The Man From U.N.C.L.E
Being a huge Bond fan, 2015 is shaping up to be a Bond-crazy year, with not only a new 007 outing due, but also Bond-style clones like Kingsman, another Mission: Impossible, and this, the long-awaited big-screen reboot of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The show is campy fun and the film seems to be very much in that vein keeping the Cold War swinging sixties setting, with Guy Ritchie directing Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo (replacing Robert Vaughn) and Armie Hammer as his Soviet partner Illya Kuryakin (formerly David McCallum). While I’d be way more excited for this if Steven Soderbergh had been able to launch his version (which was to have starred George Clooney) this should still be a good, goofy spy romp.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s been on an incredible run lately, with 2014’s Nightcrawler being his best part to date. He’s got a crazy 2015 lined up, with Everest, the Jean-Marc Vallee movie Demolition, and Antoine Fuqua’s Soutphpaw, which sees Jake playing a boxer. Ever since the image of a crazy jacked-up Gyllenhaal hit the web, people have been speculating that if Nightcrawler is the movie that gets Gyllenhaal an Oscar nomination, Southpawjust might be the one that wins him one. Whatever the case, with those three movies hitting theaters within four months of each other, it looks like 2015 is going to be his year.
3. Inside out
The latest from the hit factory known as Disney/Pixar, Pete Docter’s Inside Out is set inside the mind of a little girl named Riley, where personified emotions attempt to navigate the waters of her life. The casting of the emotions couldn’t be more perfect, featuring Amy Poehler as Joy, Lewis Black as Anger, Bill Hader as Fear, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, and Mindy Kaling as Disgust. It’s admittedly a hard concept to sell in just a couple of lines (or even a two minute trailer) but we have total faith in Pixar to deliver the goods once again. Even better is that Inside Out comes from a screenplay by Michael Arndt, scribe of Toy Story 3.
4. The Walk
Anyone who’s seen Man on a Wire can tell you that Phillipe Petit’s infamous tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 is pretty gripping stuff. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring, and Robert Zemeckis at the helm (and shooting in IMAX 3D) this should be the kind of movie that pleases both critics and audiences alike. 2015 is shaping up to be a good year for Levitt with this and his Edward Snowden biopic (directed by Oliver Stone) likely to give him some heavy Oscar buzz come this time next year.
5. The Martian
Ridley Scott hasn’t had the best run as of late, with The Counselor and Exodus: Gods and Kings underwhelming both critically and commercially. Hopefully The Martian, an adaptation of the well-received novel by Andy Weir, will get him back on track as there are very few directors out there with Scott’s track record. It’s cool that he’s once again digging into sci-fi territory, with Matt Damon starring opposite Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig as an astronaut stranded on Mars. It sounds like Red Planet will be worth watching.
6. Kingsman: The Secret Service
Kingsman: The Secret Service was the movie Matthew Vaughn opted to make instead of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Seeing the trailers, it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that Vaughn would be attracted to Mark Millar’s comic, with the James Bond spy parallels meshing nicely with Vaughn’s sensibilities. If the first half of X-Men: First Class played out like Vaughn’s tribute to Sean Connery-era Bond, Kingsman feels like Roger Moore all the way, and as a huge Moore fan I couldn’t be happier. The buzz off the early screenings is amazing, with many pegging this as a deliriously hyper-violent action comedy with a career changing performance by Colin Firth, who – at fifty-four – is making his debut as an action hero.
7. Ex Machina
Writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Dredd) makes his directorial debut with the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina. Starring Oscar Isaac and Domhall Gleeson (who also star together later this year in Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Ex Machina is the story of a computer coder that finds himself unwillingly participating in an experiment for an innovate type of artificial intelligence. While 2015 is going to have plenty of science fiction to go around (Avengers, Mad Max, Star Wars), it’s certainly exciting to see an original property on the list.
Ex Machina looks absolutely stunning. We hope they can put some more dollar behind proper marketing for this film before the release very near 23 January date.
8. The Good Dinosaur
Pixar’s second film of 2015, The Good Dinosaur is set in a world where dinosaurs never went extinct. The movie centers on dinosaur Arlo and his human friend, with their adventures promising a much more heartwarming – and less carnivorous – outing than that of Jurassic World. But two movies about dinosaurs — in one year — is never a bad thing. Bob Peterson, who came up with the idea for the story, directed The Good Dinosaur until August 2013, when he was removed from the film. On October 21, 2014, Peter Sohn (who had previously been co-director) was announced as the new director of The Good Dinosaur.
We suspect this will be a very entertaining / fun movie to go see.