15 January 2015

Top 10 Anticipated Films of 2015

By Cassio | Categorised in News

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A New Year means new film releases to get excited about. 2015 is shaping up to be a big budget year for cinema, with over 25 franchise sequels including  Jurassic World and Star Wars VII. Here are 10 films of 2015 we don’t think you should miss!IntoTheWoods


  1. Into The Woods – Disney’s live-action adaption of the 1980’s Broadway hit “Into The Woods” is one of 2015 earliest releases. The storybook musical hosts an A-list cast including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick and Jonny Depp. Although there are some comic treats in store, director Rob Marshall has strayed off the typical Disney “Happily Ever After” representing the darker side to fairytales.

Release date: Jan, 2015Whiplash




  1. Whiplash – Another early release of 2015, Whiplash stars up and coming Miles Teller alongside J.K Simmons. The two portray the odd friendship between student and professor at a prestigious music school. Teller plays a drummer trying to achieve greatness. Young director Damien Chazelle has taken an intimate story and filled it with vibrant drama. Whiplash is a must watch this January.

Release date: Jan, 2015Macbeth





  1. Macbeth – Michael Fassbender is set to follow in the footstep of fellow X-men James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in the role of Macbeth alongside Oscar winning Marion Cotillard. Although the story of Macbeth is well known, “Snowtown” director Justin Kurzel has teased a  fresh rugged take on the Shakespearean Tragedy.

Release date: TBC, 2015Chappie




  1. Chappie – Chappie is a young, talented robot on a journey to become his own man while feared by the human race. District 9 director Neil Blomkamp has written and directed this coming of age sci-fi feature staring Dev Petal, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman. Although Chappie has a comic tone, Blomkamp will have viewers contemplating its political message.

Release date: March, 2015





  1.  Pitch Perfect 2: The Barden Bellas return to the big screen taking on an international Acapella competition. Pitch Perfect (2012) had a major pop-culture following and help launched the careers of Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrik. Three years later the original cast is back with new additions Katey Sagal (8 Simple Rules) and Haille Steinfeld (True Grit).

Release date: May, 2015InsideOut





  1. Inside Out Pixar writier Pete Doctor has brought audiences living toys, a world of monsters and a flying house. The latest Pixar project goes further still and tells the story of the emotions within our own minds. Joy, Fear, Anger, Sadness and Disgust navigate11-year-old Riley through the struggles of everyday life. With comedians Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader on board Inside Out is likely to be a comic treat.

Release date: July, 2015Mockingjay




  1. Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 2) – The role that launched Jennifer Lawrence’s career is drawing to a close. The final installment of the Hunger Games will see through the final stages of the districts revolution against the capital. Director Francis Lawrence has teased that Mockingjay (Part 2) will be the most violent of the series.

Release date: November, 2015Avengers





  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – Joss Whedon is back with the highly anticipate sequel to The Avengers Assemble.  Avengers: Age of Ultron welcomes James Spader to the cast as supervillain Ultron, alongside Marvel regulars Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johnasson and Chris Evans. Although Marvel has kept the synopsis closely under wrap comic-book fans will be hoping for a similar success to the Averngers Assemble, which came to be the third highest grossing film of all time.

Release date: April, 2015StarWars




  1. Star Wars: Episode VII –The Force Awakens – George Lucas’s Star Wars Saga is set to continue with the Force Awakens at the end of 2015. J.J Abrams has co-written and directed the latest installment set 30 years after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. This installment will be the first of the saga to be distributed by the Walt Disney Company. Although many fans are skeptical over the transition from Lucasfilm creator George Lucas has described the shift as a way to “Pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers”.

Release date: December, 2015Jurassic World





  1. Jurassic World – Its been over 20 years since the release of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.  After two decades Universal is returning to Isla Nublar but with a few changes in store. Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy) is taking on the lead role along side new director Colin Trevorrow (Safety not guaranteed) to shine a new light on Spielberg’s concept. Many fans may ask why anyone would continue to clone dinosaurs based on the previous films but Pratt ensures the answers will be revealed.

Release date: June, 2015JOY




On More To Watch: Joy – The invention of the Miracle Mop may not sound like an award winner, but with both David O Russel and Jennifer Lawrence on board we can expect this feature to follow the success of Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. This biopic will portray the story of single mum Joy Mangano and the multi-million dollar deal that changed her life. Although this feature is still in pre-production and far from confirmed, Joy is set to be a festive treat.

Release date: Christmas, 2015



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