Friday, January 02, 2015

The Most Anticipated Films of 2015 Pt. 2

70 More Genre Films to See for 2015

The Blockbusters That More Bang for Your Buck


Directed by Peyton Reed. Screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, and Adam McKay. Based on the Marvel comic by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Larry Lieber. Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Michael Pena, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Wood Harris, and Michael Douglas.

The Fantastic Four

Directed by Josh Trank. Screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith, Simon Kinberg, and Jeremy Slater. Story by Jeremy Slater and Josh Trank. Based on the Marvel comic by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, and Tim Blake Nelson.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2

Directed by Francis Lawrence. Screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig. Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone, Robert Knepper, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Wright, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Directed by Robert Schwentke. Screenplay by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman. Based on the novel by Veronica Roth. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet.

Jurassic World

Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Screenplay by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Based on characters by Michael Crichton. Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, Judy Greer, and Irrfan Khan.

Terminator Genisys

Directed by Alan Taylor. Screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. Based on characters by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, Lee Byung-hun, Courteney B. Vance, Sandrine Holt, Dayo Okeniyi, and J.K. Simmons.

Mission: Impossible 5

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Screenplay by Drew Pearce and Will Staples. Based on the TV series by Bruce Gellar. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, and Alec Baldwin.

San Andreas

Directed by Brad Peyton. Screenplay by Allan Loeb, Carlton Cuse, Carey Hayes, and Chad Hayes. Story by Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Kylie Minogue, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffud, and Paul Giamatti.


Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Written by Simon Beaufoy, Mark Medoff, Justin Isbell, and William Nicholson. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, and Robin Wright.

There’s a lot of big films that are eager to go for the entertainment factor and make some big money as there’s some films that want to provide something that is worth the ticket price. There’s the highly-anticipated Ant-Man which is another superhero film that is starting the next phase of Marvel films despite its troubled production that led to Edgar Wright’s departure as the director. Another Marvel film that is arriving is a new rebooted version of the Fantastic Four as it’s a second chance for Marvel to get it right following the tepid reception of its 2005 film and its sequel. The young-adult series will also be in store as both Divergent and The Hunger Games arrive to bring in bigger stories of female empowerment though the latter is going to be more explosive than its previous film. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tries to save his family from a massive earthquake in the adventurous film San Andreas.

More sequels will emerge as Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Ethan Hunt in a fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible series while two other sequels are hoping to recapture some magic of its predecessors. Chris Pratt battles new dinosaurs in a theme park that loses control in Jurassic World while Arnold returns as the Terminator in a warped sequel where time is very screwed up in Terminator Genisys. Finally, Jake Gyllenhaal will lead a team in an adventurous dramatization about the 1996 Mount Everest disaster in a film that is likely to be grand in scale.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films That Will Warp the Senses


Written and directed by Alex Garland. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaacs, and Alicia Vikander.


Directed by Joe Wright. Screenplay by Jason Fuchs. Based on the stories of J.M. Barrie. Starring Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, and Hugh Jackman.

Project Almanac

Directed by Dean Israelite. Written by Jason Harry Pagan and Andrew Deutschman. Starring Jonny Weston, Sofia Black D’Elia, Amy Landecker, Michelle DeFraites, Ginny Gardner, and Sam Lerner.


Directed by Neil Blomkamp. Written by Neil Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell. Starring Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver, and Sharlto Copley.


Directed by Tarsem Singh. Written by David and Alex Pastor. Starring Michelle Dockery, Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Matthew Goode, and Derek Luke.

The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials

Directed by Wes Ball. Screenplay by T.S. Nowlin. Based on the book series by James Dashner. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Lili Taylor, Barry Pepper, Giancarlo Esposito, and Patricia Clarkson.

The Last Witch Hunter

Directed by Breck Eisner. Written by Cory Goodman, D.W. Harper, and Melissa Wallack. Starring Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Isaach de Bankole, Rena Owen, and Michael Caine.

The Martian

Directed by Ridley Scott. Screenplay by Drew Goddard. Based on the book by Andy Weir. Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Donald Glover, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, and Michael Pena.

There’s a lot of films that definitely want to bring in some elements of escapism or create a world that has elements of reality. In the fantasy department, Joe Wright tackles the world of fantasy to explore the origin story of Peter Pan while Neil Blomkamp tries to find the soul inside a robot as both of these films star Hugh Jackman. The found-footage genre ventures into the concept of time travel in Project Almanac while a group of young people venture into another deadly maze in a sequel to the 2014 film. Alex Garland also finds soul in the machine about two men who create a robot in the form of a woman while Tarsem Singh delves into the world of fantasy as it explores the idea of immortality. Vin Diesel and Rose Leslie try to save humanity by battling a group of evil witches in The Last Witch Hunter. Finally, Ridley Scott returns to sci-fi in the hopes of restoring his already troubled reputation in an adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel The Martian.

Dramas and Romances for People That Want to See Good Stories

McFarland, USA

Directed by Niki Caro. Screenplay by Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, and Grant Thompson. Story by Christopher Cleveland and Bettina Gilois. Starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Chris Ellis, and Morgan Saylor.


Directed by Ryan Coogler. Screenplay by Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington. Based on characters by Sylvester Stallone. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, and Sylvester Stallone.

In the Heart of the Sea

Directed by Ron Howard. Screenplay by Charles Leavitt. Screen story by Charles Leavitt, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver. Based on the novel by Nathaniel Philbrick. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Tom Holland, Michelle Fairley, and Brendan Gleeson.

Ricki and the Flash

Directed by Jonathan Demme. Written by Diablo Cody. Starring Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan, Ben Platt, and Rick Springfield.

Magic Mike XXL

Directed by Gregory Jacobs. Written by Reid Carolin and Channing Tatum. Starring Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Elizabeth Banks, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Andie MacDowell, Amber Heard, Jane McNeill, Donald Glover, Michael Strahan, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Ric Flair.

Straight Outta Compton

Directed by F. Gary Gray. Written by Jonathan Herman, Alan Wenkus, S. Leigh Savidge, and Andrea Berloff. Starring Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr., Keith Stanfield, and Paul Giamatti.


Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Written by Kurt Sutter. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Victor Ortiz, and Forest Whitaker.


Directed by Jay Roach. Written by John McNamara. Starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis C.K., and Alan Tudyk.

By the Sea

Written and directed by Angelina Jolie. Starring Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Niels Arestrup, and Melanie Laurent.

Woman in Gold

Directed by Simon Curtis. Written by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, and Jonathan Pryce.

Paper Towns

Directed by Jake Schreier. Screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Based on the novel by John Green. Starring Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Justice Smith, Halston Sage, Austin Abrams, Jaz Sinclair, and Cara Buono.

Jane Got a Gun

Directed by Gavin O’Connor. Written by Brian Duffield and Antony Tambakis. Starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, and Rodrigo Santoro.

There’s a lot of films that doesn’t play to any kind of genres but are often films that do provide something of a feel-good drama or something that can inspiring. There’s a trio of sports film as Kevin Costner coaches a team of young Latinos in a cross-country race in McFarland, USA while boxing will return to the big screen in two features as Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Southpaw while Rocky Balboa will return but in a supporting role to help the grandson of his greatest opponent to make it in boxing in Creed. There’s a couple of bio-pics that are going to be in display as Bryan Cranston plays the revered but infamous blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo while F. Gary Gray creates a film about the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A. Channing Tatum and the boys return for another romp to please the ladies in Magic Mike XXL.

There’s several other dramas that do bend genres such as Ron Howard’s film In the Heart of the Sea that explores the myth of Moby Dick while Helen Mirren seeks Ryan Reynolds’ help to retrieve a painting that belonged to her family in Woman of Gold. Nat Wolff looks for Cara Delevingne in a romantic mystery called Paper Towns. Angelina Jolie returns to the director’s chair for the third time as she and Brad Pitt try to save their marriage in By the Sea while Meryl Streep plays a rock singer who helps out her estranged daughter in Ricki and the Flash. Finally, there’s Jane’s Got a Gun which has definitely been one of the most talked-about films due to the its very troubled production as it’s a western where Natalie Portman asks an old lover to seek revenge on the men who killed her husband.

Animation and Other Films for the Families


Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Written by Brian Lynch. Featuring the voices of Pierre Coffin, Jon Hamm, Sandra Bullock, Steve Coogan, Allison Janney, and Michael Keaton.


Directed by Boaz Yakin. Written by Boaz Yakin and Sheldon Lettich. Starring Josh Wiggins, Thomas Haden Church, Lauren Graham, Jay Hernandez, Robbie Amell, and Miles Mussenden.

The SpongeBob Movie: Fish Out of Water

Directed by Paul Tibbit. Screenplay by Paul Tibbit, Glenn Berger, and Jonathan Aibel. Story by Paul Tibbit and Stephen Hillenburg. Based on the TV series by Stephen Hillenburg. Featuring the voices of Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Caroline Lawrence, Mr. Lawrence, and Antonio Banderas.

Monster Trucks

Directed by Chris Wedge. Written by Glenn Berger, Jonathan Aibel, and Derek Connolly. Starring Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Barry Pepper, and Danny Glover.

The Little Prince

Directed by Mark Osborne. Screenplay by Irena Brignull. Based on the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Starring Mackenzie Foy, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Jeff Bridges, Riley Osbourne, Benicio del Toro, Ricky Gervais, Bud Cort, Paul Giamatti, and Albert Brooks.

Strange Magic

Directed by Gary Rydstrom. Screenplay by Gary Rydstrom, David Berenbaum, and Irene Mecchi. Story by George Lucas. Featuring the voices of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina, Bob Einstein, and Peter Stormare.

The Jungle Book

Directed by Jon Favreau. Screenplay by Justin Marks. Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling. Starring Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Giancarlo Esposito, and Christopher Walken.


Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna and Chris Weitz. Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgard, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, and Helena Bonham Carter.

There’s a lot of films that will definitely have something for families as well as the kind of films that won’t be too insulting towards parents while making them feel like kids again. While Disney Animation Studios will be sitting out for 2015, there are still some interesting animated films such as the Minions of the Despicable Me films getting their own film while Gary Rydstrom takes an old story of George Lucas and puts it to life in the animated film Strange Magic. SpongeBob SquarePants makes his return to the big screen in a strange yet exciting extravaganza.

Other animated films include experiments with motion-capture such as Jon Favreau’s take on The Jungle Book while The Little Prince is another experimental film that will take on all forms of animation. Monster Trucks will be a mixture of live-action and animation as there’s two other live-action family films that will be interesting such as Max about a family taking care of a war dog and Kenneth Branagh’s lavish re-telling of Cinderella with Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother and Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother.

Chills, Thrills, & Other Scares That Will Grip Your Seats

The Lazarus Effect

Directed by David Gelb. Written by Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater. Starring Evan Peters, Olivia Wilde, Sarah Bolger, Mark Duplass, and Donald Glover.

Sinister 2

Directed by Ciaran Foy. Written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. Starring James Ransone and Shannyn Sossaman.

Insidious: Chapter 3

Written and directed by Leigh Wannell. Starring Dermont Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Steve Coulter, Angus Sampson, Hayley Kiyoko, and Ele Keats.

Kitchen Sink

Directed by Robbie Pickering. Written by Oren Uziel. Starring Ed Westwick, Vanessa Hudgens, Denis Leary, Joan Cusack, Patton Oswalt, and Bob Odenkirk.

Mr. Holmes

Directed by Bill Condon. Screenplay by Bill Condon and Jeffrey Hatcher. Based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin. Starring Ian McKellan, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Suburban Gothic

Directed by Richard Bates Jr. Written by Richard Bates Jr. and Mark Bruner. Starring Matthew Gray Gubler, Kat Dennings, and Ray Wise.

Child 44

Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Screenplay by Richard Price. Based on the novel by Tom Rob Smith. Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent Cassell, Paddy Considine, and Gary Oldman.

Final Girl

Directed by Tyler Shields. Screenplay by Adam Prince. Story by Stephen Scarlata, Alejandro Seri, and Johnny Silver. Starring Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Alexander Ludwig, Cameron Bright, and Francesca Eastwood.

Victor Frankenstein

Directed by Paul McGuigan. Screenplay by Max Landis. Based on Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Starring James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Andrew Scott.


Written for the screen and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein. Based on the novel by Arthur Phillips. Starring Jena Malone, Janet McTeer, and Ed Stoppard.

Bottom of the World

Directed by Richard Sears. Screenplay by Brian Gottlieb. Story by Brian Gottlieb and David Kowalski. Starring Jena Malone, Douglas Smith, and Ted Levine.

There’s the kind of films where audiences want to be scared or be intrigued by some aspects of mystery. Two major sequels will emerge for the franchises of Sinister and Insidious while Evan Peters and Olivia Wilde explore darkness in The Lazarus Effect. Horror gets its chance to be made fun of as Kitchen Sink and Suburban Gothic play with the ideas of the genre while Abigail Breslin does her own take on the typical final girl concept in the world of horror. Ian McKellan plays an older version of Sherlock Holmes while Tom Hardy uncovers a mystery involving the deaths of 44 children. James McAvoy stars in a new re-telling of Frankenstein with Daniel Radcliffe playing Igor. Finally, Jena Malone stars in two horror features in the period film Angelica and a vanishing story in Bottom of the World.

Guns, Explosions, & Blood… Oh My!!!!

Taken 3

Directed by Olivier Megaton. Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. Starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Dougray Scott, Leland Orser, Jonny Weston, and Forest Whitaker.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Screenplay by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman. Based on the comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill, Jack Davenport, and Samuel L. Jackson.

The Gunman

Directed by Pierre Morel. Screenplay by Jean-Patrick Manchette, Pete Travis, and Don MacPherson. Based on the novel The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette. Starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca, Peter Frazen, and Mark Rylance.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Directed by Guy Ritchie. Screenplay by Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram. Based on the TV series by Sam Rolfe. Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris, and Hugh Grant.

Hitman: Agent 47

Directed by Aleksander Bach. Screenplay by Michael Finch, Kyle Ward, and Skip Woods. Based on the video game series. Starring Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, and Thomas Krestchmann.

Wild Card

Directed by Simon West. Written by William Goldman that is based on the 1986 film Heat and its 1985 novel. Starring Jason Statham, Sofia Vergara, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Angarano, Anne Heche, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Hope Davis, and Stanley Tucci.

Action films often bring in a dose of excitement as they’re films that don’t take themselves seriously while do offer some elements of substance from time to time. Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn each will bring in a dose of style with their respective films in a big-screen adaptation of The Man Called U.N.C.L.E. and in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Liam Neeson has another go in being the badass in Taken 3 while Sean Penn plays a retired hitman trying to get out of the game as he faces off against Javier Bardem in The Gunman. The Hitman series will return with Rupert Friend taking on the role while Jason Statham continues to kick ass as he deals with his gambling addiction in Wild Card.

Laughs, Hijinks, and Other Funny Shit

Untitled Cameron Crowe Project

Written and directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, and Bill Murray.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Directed by John Madden. Written by Ol Parker. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Irmie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Dev Patel, David Strathairn, and Richard Gere.

Rock the Kasbah

Directed by Barry Levinson. Written by Mitch Glazer. Starring Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Leem Lubany, Scott Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Taylor Kinney, and Bill Murray.

Mean Moms

Directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller. Screenplay by Sean Anders and John Morris. Based on the book by Rosalind Wiseman. Starring Jennifer Aniston.


Written and directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Elizabeth Gilles, Beverly D’Angelo, and Chevy Chase.

The Intern

Written and directed by Nancy Meyers. Starring Anne Hathaway, Robert de Niro, Adam DeVine, Reid Scott, and Rene Russo.

Untitled Christmas Eve Project

Written and directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan, and Jillian Bell.


Written and directed by Paul Feig. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Miranda Hart, Morena Baccarin, Nia Long, Bobby Cannavale, and Allison Janney.

Don’t Mess with Texas

Directed by Anne Fletcher. Written by David Feeney and John Quaintance. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, David Oyelowo, and Sean Penn.


Directed by Louis Letterier. Written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston, and Peter Baynham. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, David Harewood, Johnny Vegas, and Penelope Cruz.


Directed by Jason Moore. Written by Paula Pell. Starring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Ike Barinholtz, Maya Rudolph, John Cena, John Leguizamo, Madison Davenport, and James Brolin.


Directed by Judd Apatow. Written by Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer. Starring Amy Schumer, Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller, and Norman Lloyd.

Daddy’s Home

Directed by Sean Anders and John Morris. Written by Brian Burns, Etan Cohen, Chris Henchy, and Adam McKay. Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, and Linda Cardellini.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Directed by Andy Fickman. Written by Kevin James and Nick Bakay. Starring Kevin James, Molly Shannon, Neal McDonough, Raini Rodriguez, Loni Love, and Nicholas Turturro.

Ted 2

Directed by Seth McFarlane. Written by Seth McFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, David Hasselhoff, Sam J. Jones, and Seth McFarlane.

Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser

Directed by Fred Wolf. Written by David Spade and Fred Wolf. Starring David Spade and Brittany Daniel.

There’s a lot of comedies coming out in 2015 as it is definitely going to be a big year for comedies. Cameron Crowe and Jonathan Levine each have untitled projects that are coming out as Crowe’s film will revolve a romance in Hawaii between Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone while Levine’s film will be about a reunion between friends on Christmas. There’s also a lot of comedies directed towards women as Jennifer Aniston is in a group of mean mothers while Tina Fey and Amy Poehler star as estranged sisters dealing with the sale of their family home. Melissa McCarthy becomes Jason Statham’s new partner in Spy while Reese Witherspoon goes on the run with Sofia Vergara in Don’t Mess with Texas. Anne Hathaway takes in Robert de Niro to work for a company in The Intern while Amy Schumer teams with Judd Apatow in an ensemble comedy called Trainwreck.

Bruce Willis stars a music executive trying to find a gem in the Middle East in Rock the Kasbah while Mark Strong is a special ops officer who copes with having a hooligan brother in Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby. Will Ferrell battles Mark Wahlberg on who can be the best dad in Daddy’s Home. Finally, there’s some sequels emerging as Richard Gere joins a group of elderly folks in The Second Best Marigold Hotel while Ed Helms is starring in a reboot of the National Lampoon’s Vacation series with appearances from Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. Seth McFarlane reprises his role as the filthy bear Ted as does Kevin James as the security guard Paul Blart. Finally, there’s David Spade who returns his role as Joe Dirt in the long-awaited sequel to the 2001 cult classic.

(End of Pt. 2) - Pt. 1 - Pt. 3 - Pt. 4

© thevoid99 2015


Brittani Burnham said...

Domhnall Gleeson is going to be everywhere next year! There's some great films on this list. 2015 already seems like it will be a big year.

Dell said...

Lots of interesting things, here. Glad you included "Straight Outta Compton." Haven't seen anyone else anticipating that one. As a hip hop lifer, that's near the top of my list.

thevoid99 said...

@Brittani-It is big as I'm getting started on the third list which will largely be based on the indies and art-house films plus... the films that no one should see.

@Wendell-I love N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton is in my playlist of favorite albums ever.

Anonymous said...

There are so many genre films coming out next every year :-P

I really can't wait for Pan. The trailer was a tad disappointing, but I have a lot of hope for it.

Also, Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a huge guilty pleasure of MORE PLEASE!

thevoid99 said...

@Fisti-I liked Paul Blart: Mall Cop which I think is a fun and silly comedy. Plus, I applaud Roger Ebert for praising the film as I think he was more dead-on about it than most of the critics are.

ruth said...

Great list once again. Can't wait for Jurassic World, though I initially was skeptical about it. I hope The Man from U.N.C.L.E. but I love those two guys in the lead. Minion looks hilarious too, glad to see those adorable creatures getting a spin off! Now, where's SPECTRE?

thevoid99 said...

@ruth-SPECTRE is mentioned in the first part of the list. There's so many films to look out for as I'm adding more last-minute additions and such for the third part as it might even become a 4-part series. I didn't expect any of this to get very big.

Chris said...

Epic, interesting list! Gonna add a few of these to my watchlist.

Don't know if you noticed The Playlist published this today. Might be helpful before you do your part 3

thevoid99 said...

@Chris-I just saw that list. It's making the third part of the list even more difficult. It might expand into 4 parts. Of all the years, this is the biggest. I'm going to have to sell a body part to watch all of these films.