While there are a bevy of holiday flicks to be excited about, such as The Interview, 2015 actually has more in store for us than we may realize. Here are the top picks:
#1. The Boy Next Door
Jennifer Lopez is finally doing another thriller. They are few and far between, and often memorable. Sure, Anaconda didn’t win any Oscars, nor did Enough, but they’re popcorn flicks we all tend to remember quite well. In this one, Lopez gives us a pretty hard R that seems psychologically intringuing. At the very minimum, we’ll get to see Lopez kick someone’s ass, and that never gets old.
Release: January 23
#2. Get Hard
This subject matter is nothing new, but I’ll admit Big Stan and Let’s Go to Prison were deliciously funny stand-alones. With Will Ferrell taking a stab at it, I expect nothing less than ridiculousness. The trend with films like these is they don’t cover new ground, but gloss the same content with the pure essence of the lead actor. This one will go down as being “pure Will Ferrell.”
#3. Rock the Kasbah
Wait…we get a movie featuring Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Kate Hudson and Danny McBride? It’s also about music? It takes place in f*cking Afghanistan? Who would do such a thing? Apparently Barry Levinson, producer of the show Oz. It’s so random even hearing the concept is entertaining. Let’s hope ol’ Bruno belts out his old rendition of Secret Agent Man.
Release: April 24
#4. Jurassic World
Of course we all know [Jurassic World](movie:32752) is coming. Really, I look forward to it pummeling through my local theatre. Despite actor crossovers with the first movie in the other two sequels, this one feels more directly linked. We finally get to see the park come to fruition, which is the true culmination of the original concept and more fitting than having people who survived dino attacks already willingly going back for more.
Release: April 24
#5. Friday the 13th
It looks like Michael Bay and Jared Padalecki aren’t going to continue with any kind of sequel for their reboot 5 years ago, but that’s just fine. Other than being an uncut episode of Supernatural, there wasn’t much life added to the character of Jason. This time David Bruckner, creator of The Signal and the “Amateur Night” segment of V/H/S it at the helm. Expect darkness and a brooding pace with plenty of creative carnage.
Release: November 13th
Have something in 2015 you're pumped for? Let us know!