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New Trailer: The Revenant

Here is the new trailer for the upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio drama The Revenant. Here I thought the first trailer was intense (LINK), boy does this trailer takes it up a notch. I was already immensely excited for this movie, and now that I have a better idea of what its actually about, I want to see it even more. Without giving too much away, it appears that this movie is about Leo’s character suffering a terrible loss, and how he comes back to get his revenge on the people that left him for dead. It’s been a while since DiCaprio made a movie, but it looks like he’s right back in his groove. Hopefully this is the film that finally earns him that elusive academy award that he clearly deserves. The film is directed by current Best Director winner Alejandro G. Iñarritu and also features the very talented Tom Hardy. The cinematography looks fantastic as well, those are some beautiful wide shots in the trailer, and some fantastic camera-work. When it’s all said and done, this may go down as the best movie of the year, I can’t wait to see it.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñarritu

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

Release Date: December 25th

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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!!

Movie Review: Mad Max Fury Road

4.5 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

The other movie I saw this weekend was Mad Max: Fury Road. As I’m sure most of you know it has gotten almost unanimous rave reviews by movie critics and I have to agree with them. Mad Max is a non-stop pulse pounding thrill ride and it just might be my favorite action movie of 2015.

Right away the first thing that caught my eye about the movie was the fact that it was visually stunning. From the setting, to the landscapes to the crazy vehicles everything in the movie looks great. It has some of the best stunt work I’ve ever seen in a film. The entire movie is basically just one long chase scene and it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Everything is meticulously and expertly choreographed. Some of the action scenes had to have needed such a high level of coordination, it really is impressive what the filmmakers were able to pull off. And it all looks so good too.

The movie is so fast paced I felt like I needed to catch my breath when it was all over. George Miller did such a fantastic job with this film, it almost feels as if the audience is part of the chase scene as well. It is all just non-stop action and super tense battle sequences. I am not kidding when I say that I was on the edge of my seat during the whole movie, I probably only blinked a handful of times hahaha.

The film is set in a very weird and interesting world. The story is very engrossing and you definitely get heavily invested in the main characters. What makes Mad Max great isn’t just the action (because let’s face it, there are tons of movies with great stunts and action sequences), but rather the superb performances delivered by the cast. Charlize Theron is simply perfect in her portrayal of the deadly Imperator Furiosa. Not much is known about her character’s back-story but in the few lines of dialogue that Theron has you find out all you need to know about her. It really is one of the best performances of her career, and that’s saying something.

Nicholas Hoult was amazing as well playing Nux, a sort of brainwashed warrior that is part of a cult-like society. He does an excellent job at portraying his character’s crazy psychopathic side, but at the same time he shows flashes of genuine human emotion that makes his character so much more interesting and relatable.

Another fantastic aspect of the movie has to be the soundtrack. Those pounding drums and sick guitar riffs perfectly complement the action and the drama in the movie. The music and the visuals just go together beautifully.

There are a few things that I didn’t like about the film though. For one I wish they would have gone into a little bit more depth into the back story. Mad Max is set in such a cool and interesting place I would have loved to have found out how things got the way they did. There are so many weird and fascinating characters that are just so interesting to me, that I wish they would have shown how they got to be the way they are. To be fair I never watched any of the original Mad Max films, but still I feel like this movie should be able to stand on its own and there were far too many unanswered questions for my liking.

I’m also not a huge fan of Tom Hardy‘s performance. I wouldn’t say that it was bad, in fact I thought he did a great job at portraying a man who is very badass but clearly damaged. Again I would have liked to have known more about his back story, but I understand that sometimes being mysterious has its appeal too. It’s hard to say exactly what I didn’t like about his performance, I guess it had to do with his delivery of certain lines. Honestly I’m probably just nit-picking here.

Oh and another issue that I had was that some of the dialogue was hard to understand. I don’t know if it was due to the accents or the facial gear that some of the characters had to wear but there were definitely some lines that were almost incomprehensible, which is a shame.

All in all though, these were just small issues in an otherwise fantastic film. Simply put Mad Max: Fury Road is an excellent and original film. It is without a doubt one of the best movies I’ve seen all year. If you like action then you’re going to love it, and even if you’re not the biggest action fan I would still recommend watching it for the actor’s performances alone. Mad Max: Fury Road is a masterpiece and I highly recommend it.

4.5/5

New Trailer: Child 44

Now this movie looks really really good. Child 44 is based on a novel by Tom Rob Smith. The cast is amazing, with actors like Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, & Gary Oldman I don’t see how this could be a bad film. The plot seems really interesting, I’m always a fan of mystery thrillers, and period pieces. The film is set in Soviet Russia and I like the fact that even though the characters are talking in English they speak with a Russian accent, which I appreciate. It’s always bugged me when in period pieces characters seem to talk in a British accent no matter what time period or place they are in. Having the characters speak with an accent helps add a bit of authenticity in my mind. I’m really looking forward to this movie.

Child 44 is set to come out in theaters on April 17th.