Hey guys! I've been on hiatus for nearly 4 months due to personal reasons and now I'm back. For those who read and follow my movie reviews, I do apologize and I will continue my writing for newly released movies that I've watched and some of the movies that left out during these 4 months. Appreciate those who do value my opinions on the movies that I've reviewed. Thanks!
I've compiled my list of highly anticipated films of 2015 starting from April and I hope you do keep an eye for these movies and decide whether you want to watch them or not. Here they are:
Avengers: Age of Ultron (April)
Needless to say, I believe everyone knows about The Avengers sequel that's coming very soon. We'll be seeing Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision!
San Andreas (May)
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter. Starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino.
"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." Starring George Clooney and directed by Brad Bird.
Mad Max: Fury Road (May)
The first film of the franchise in 30 years. "In a post-apocalyptic world, in which people fight to the death, Max teams up with a mysterious woman, Furiousa, to try and survive." Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Zoe Kravity, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Jurassic World (June)
A new Jurassic Park film with a new genetically-engineered hybrid dinosaur gone horribly out of control. Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard.
Ted 2 (June)
Our funniest CGI teddy bear is coming back again.
Another Marvel cinematic movie after Avengers: Age of Ultron. The story is about a master thief who tries to steal a special suit that allows the user to decrease in size but increase in strength. Soon, he comes to work with the suit’s owner to plan and pull off a heist that could save the world. Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly.
Terminator Genisys (July)
Another Terminator movie in the franchise that drastically changes the traditional Terminator timeline. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke.
A prequel of the fantasy story Peter Pan, who was kidnapped from an orphanage by a pirate to the magical world of Neverland. Starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Joe Wright.
A spinoff animated film about the Minions from the Despicable Me series.
When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games. Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan.
Mr. Holmes (July)
Ian McKellan plays a 93 year-old version of Mr. Sherlock Holmes taking on one last case he couldn't solve before.
Paper Towns (July)
Based on a best-selling novel by John Green (The Fault in Our Stars), the film is about a promising coming-of-age romantic drama about a young man and his friends embark upon the road trip of their lives to find the missing girl next door.
Fantastic Four (Aug)
A reboot of the Fantastic Four with a new ensemble cast. This film is expected "to be more grounded, more character driven, more emotional, and a little more dramatic compared to the previous films".
Inside Out (Aug)
The next film from Disney's Pixar, this film will take audiences into the mind of a young girl who has just been moved from her home in the Midwest to San Francisco.
A heist comedy film starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis.
"A psychological crime thriller starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke. Detective Bruce Kenner is investigating the case of young Angela, who accuses her father, John Gray, of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery."
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (Sept)
The sequel to The Maze Runner series with the same casts.
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley, a drama centering around a snowstorm that hits the world's tallest mountain.
Victor Frankenstein (Oct)
"Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today." Starring James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe.
Bridge of Spies (Oct)
Steven Spielberg directs Tom Hanks with a screenplay written by Joel and Ethan Coen to tell the story of an American lawyer recruited by the CIA to rescue a pilot during the Cold War. It’s based on the 1960 U-2 Incident, the true story of Francis Gary Powers, who was shot down over the Soviet Union while flying a spy plane.
Steve Jobs (Oct)
"Another biopic of the Apple founder's rise to prominence, told via three product launches representing three different periods in Jobs’ life —the Mac, NeXT and the iPod." Directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) and starring Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet.
London Has Fallen (Oct)
In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a terrorist plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders. Very similar plot structure to Olympus Has Fallen, but happening in London. Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart.
Crimson Peak (Oct)
A film directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and the film is a romantic ghost tale about a young author falling in love with a mysterious man and living in his 'old, out of the ordinary' mansion up in secluded mountains? Count me in.
Bond is back again after Skyfall and he's facing a great threat than before - SPECTRE. With great casts: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (Nov)
The final movie in the Hunger Games franchise. I'm sure everyone is excited about this.
The Good Dinosaur (Nov)
Another Disney's Pixar animated film released this year other than Inside Out. Not sure about this, but hope it's decent.
The Walk (Nov)
"The film centers on the life of a French high-wire artist named Philippe Petit who attempted to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974." Directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley.
The Martian (Nov)
"During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive." Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (Dec)
Anyone who doesn't know about this latest Star Wars sequel?
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Dec)
A continuation of the MI series, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his new team out on a mission to save the world, again.
In the Heart of the Sea (Dec)
"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." Starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson.
"The biopic story of CIA employee, Edward Snowden who leaks thousands of classified documents to the press." Starring Shailene Woodley, Scott Eastwood, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (Dec)
Finally, we get a Snoopy and Charlie Brown 3D animated film.
The unusual drama story of Joy Mangano, a struggling Long Island housewife who becomes a successful entrepreneur after inventing the self-wringing Miracle Mop. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro.
The Hateful Eight (TBD)
From writer/director Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill). Some years after the Civil War in Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Another adaptation of the famous Shakespeare work. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard.
Absolutely Anything (TBD)
A British sci-fi comedy film about a disillusioned schoolteacher, who suddenly finds and uses the ability to do anything he wants, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens watching him from space. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Simon Pegg.
"Jake Gyllenhaal playing a boxer who fights his way to the top, only to find his life falling apart around him. Other co-stars are Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Forest Whitaker, Victor Ortiz, Tyrese Gibson, 50 Cent, Clare Foley and Beau Knapp."
The Revenant (TBD)
"Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Based on the Michael Punke novel, "The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge", a 19th century fur trapper who is mauled by a grizzly bear, left for dead and then robbed. When he survives against all odds, he sets out on a journey to exact revenge on his betrayers."
Dark Places (TBD)
Based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), the story is about "a woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is soon forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes." Starring Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, Nicholas Hoult and Chloë Grace Moretz.
Attack on Titan (TBD)
Attack on Titan: End of the World (TBD)
A two-part film based on Hajime Isayame's popular manga. "100 years ago, titans suddenly appeared on Earth. Soon, human civilization veered on collapse due to the titans. Humans then built a giant wall to defend themselves. Within the giant walls, humans lived in peace, but 100 years later, the giant wall is broken."