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Top 10 Movies I’m Looking Forward to the Most in What’s Left of 2015

2015 has already been a great year in film. This summer has had some of the biggest blockbuster hits of all time.  Movies like Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Furious 7 have smashed box office records and brought in ridiculous amounts of money. We’re barely halfway through the year and there have already been 15 movies to gross over $100,000,000 in the US alone.

This year hasn’t been just about big budget blockbusters though. With films like Ex Machina, Dope and Mad Max: Fury Road there has been no shortage of quality film-making in 2015. Things have been great for fans of film this year, and what’s even better is that the year is not over yet!

So looking ahead, I’ve decided to compile a list of the 10 movies that I’m looking forward to the most this year (that haven’t come out yet). I’ve decided to Include only films coming out after August since I feel like August is still the summer, so that means that even though I am beyond excited to watch Fantastic Four, Vacation, and Straight Outta Compton I’ve unfortunately had to leave those films off the list.

So without further adieu here are the 10 movies I’m looking forward to the most in what’s left of 2015:

#10 Sisters

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are two of the funniest people alive. I love all their work, and I’ll watch anything that they’re in. Sisters looks like a hilarious movie with a great cast. I just don’t see how this movie isn’t laugh out loud funny. I wouldn’t expect anything else from those two ladies.

Director: Jason Moore

Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena

Release Date: December 18th

#9 Legend

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I’m very intrigued by this movie. It’s going to be interesting to see how Tom Hardy pulls of playing both of the main characters in a movie. He’s a fantastic actor, and the plot of the movie seem very interesting, not to mention it’s supposed to be based on real life. Judging from the trailer there should be more than enough action, comedy and drama to go around.

Director: Brian Helgeland

Cast: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis

Release Date: October 2nd

#8 Joy

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Joy is director David O. Russell’s latest film. In the past few years he has made some of my favorite movies of all time (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) so I’ll pay to see any movie he makes. The film has a fantastic cast (as all his movies do) and Jennifer Lawrence looks great in the trailer, I wouldn’t be surprised to see another Academy Award nomination for her come 2016.

Director: David O. Russell

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez

Release Date: December 25th

#7 The Revenant

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen Leonardo DiCaprio in a movie, but it seems as if it was worth the wait, because The Revenant looks like a great film. Leo is one of my favorite actors of all time, plus he’s joined by fellow superstar Tom Hardy in what looks to be a dark gritty drama that is sure to be nominated for plenty of awards come next year. Not to mention the fact that the movie is directed by last man to win the Oscar for best Picture and Best Director.

Director: Alejandro Iñarritu

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

Release Date: December 25th

#6 The Martian

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Now this is a movie that I do not want to miss! The Martian is based off of the best selling novel written by Andy Wier. This movie has arguably the best cast out of any film this year. It’s almost impossible to name all the big name actors that are going to be in this movie. Add a fresh, unique story and a renowned director and you’ve got the recipe for a great film.

Director: Ridley Scott

Cast:  Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover

Release Date: November 27th

#5 Black Mass

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I feel like it’s been a while since Johnny Depp came out with a great movie. Well it looks like the streak is going to be broken, because Black Mass looks absolutely amazing. Depp’s performance as Whitey Bulger looks chilling. I’m a big fan of mob/gangster movies, and this film seems to follow in the steps of other great film’s in the genre like Goodfellas, The Godfather, and the Departed. I can’t wait to see it!

Director: Scott Cooper

Cast:  Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon

Release Date: September 18th

#4 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

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The first movie in the Maze Runner series took me by surprise. I was not at all familiar with the novels and I absolutely loved the movie. I thought the acting was excellent, the visuals and cinematography were breathtaking, but most of all I just really liked the film’s plot. The Scorch Trials picks up right where the last film left off, and I can’t wait to see it. I have absolutely no idea what’s going to happen, but I know I’m going to love it.

Director: Wes Ball

Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee

Release Date: September 18th

#3 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

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This is the final film in the epic Hunger Games series, and all signs point to it being the best one of them all. I personally thought the last Mockingjay movie was superb so I’m quite excited to see this one. I’ve never read any of the books, so I have no idea what happens, which just makes me want to watch the movie even more, just to see how the story of Katniss Everdeen ends.

Director: Francis Lawrence

Cast:  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Clafin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Stanley Tucci, Jena Malone, Donald Sutherland

Release Date: November 20th

#2 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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It is finally here, The Force is awakening!! The Star Wars franchise has one of the biggest fan-bases in all of pop culture. It’s been a decade since that last Star Wars film came out in theaters so it’s understandable why so many people are so excited about it. Personally I have very high hopes for this movie, I’m a big fan of director JJ Abrams (I really like what he did with the Star Trek films), and judging from the trailer it looks like a stunning movie. I’ll be honest it was tough for me to rank this  #2 seeing as how its arguably the most anticipated movie of the year, but there are simply too many questions about this film and how good it will really be. As excited as I am about this movie coming out, I’m even more excited about the next film on the list.

Director: JJ Abrams

Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Release Date: December 18th

#1 Spectre

So here it is, the movie I am most looking forward to in 2015 is Spectre. The latest installment in the fantastic Daniel Craig James Bond series. The previous 3 films in the series have all been superb (Casino Royal and Skyfall are 2 of my favorite films of all time), and all signs are pointing to this movie being even better. The trailer alone looks amazing, I really like the direction the story is headed in and everything looks simply stunning. The main reason why I’m so excited for this movie though has to be Christoph Waltz. Not only is he one of the greatest actors alive, but in my mind he seems like the perfect person to play a bond villain. I can’t put into words how excited I am to see this movie. I want it to be November 6th already hahaha.

Director: Sam Mendes

Cast:  Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Ralph Fiennes

Release Date: November 6th

So there it is, the 10 movies I’m looking forward to the most in the rest of 2015. I put a lot of hard work into this so I hope you enjoyed reading.  So what do y’all think? Do you guys agree with my list? Please don’t forget to like, comment, and share!!

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My 10 Favorite Films from 2014

Now that I’ve posted my reviews for all the movies I saw in theaters last year, I thought I’d make a list of my 10 favorite films from 2014. Now these might not necessarily be the best films from 2014, these are just the 10 films that I found most entertaining and would recommend the most.

Let me know if you disagree with my rankings and why.

Top 10 Films in 2014

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – Hands down my favorite movie from 2014. Guardians had it all, great action, great drama, & hilarious comedy. There were a few things I would have changed but it’s about as close to a perfect summer blockbuster as it gets.

2. The LEGO Movie – My favorite animated movie from 2014. The LEGO Movie brought me great memories from my childhood. The film had an amazing cast of voice actors that gave life to a bunch of charming and loveable characters. The film’s story was very original and entertaining, the plot twists were great as well.

3. Big Hero 6 – Right up there with the LEGO Movie in terms of entertainment value. Big Hero 6 deals with a few more serious topics, but has a perfect balance of action, drama & comedy. The story was very unique aswell, and Bemax is one of my favorite film characters of the year.

4. Interstellar – Christopher Nolan’s latest movie didn’t quite live up to expectations but I still think it was one of the best movies of the year. The use of science and space travel in the film is 2nd to none. The movies themes were also very relate able, there were more than a few heart wrenching moments in the movie.

5. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – The latest film in the Hunger Games saga was my favorite of the three. It didn’t focus on the hunger games as much as it did on the word that the characters live in, and how it came to be that way. The film is really the first part of a story but the movie is good enough to stand up on its own. One of the best action movies of the year.

6. John Wick – Without a doubt the best choreographed movie of the year. The action and fighting sequences were second to none. This was your prototypical action movie and it did everything right. The plot was simple but effective, it was a non stop roller coaster ride of entertainment. Now if only they had done something about those colored subtitles.

7. Edge of Tomorrow – One of the most underrated movies of the year. I thought Edge of Tomorrow was very creative and unique. I described it as a bled of groundhog day and independence day and I think its better than both of those movies. Tom Cruise did what he does best and Emily Blunt was amazing as usual.

8. Neighbors – My favorite comedy of the year (right up there with 22 Jump Street). Neighbors was simple yet hilarious. The story wasn’t too complex but it hit all the right notes. The chemistry between all the characters was great and it had some of the funnies fighting scenes I have ever seen.

9. Fury – The WWII drama was hard to watch, but it was still an excellently made movie that accurately portrayed the horror of war. The characters felt real and unique in their own way. The most realistic battle sequences in any war movie since Saving Private Ryan.

10. Nightcrawler – A very suspenseful and heart pounding thriller. The movie explores some very interesting issues about the media and Jake Gylenhaal delivers an award winning performance as a true sociopath.

Its hard to take all the movies I saw in a year and make a list of just 10 so here are some of my other favorite films of 2014:

The Maze Runner, Gone Girl, Lone Survivor, 22 Jump Street, Horrible Bosses 2, Snowpiercer, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Need for Speed, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, & Her (technicaly came out in 2013, but I saw it in 2014).