New year, new opportunities for Hollywood to make up for lost ticket sales in 2014 (despite crowd favorites like Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past).
2015 promises to be bigger and better with its many releases. It will be year where blockbusters won't be limited to the summer, and many of its biggest releases will actually be coming out around November and December.
From Tarantino and SNL reunions to Charlie Brown and velociraptors, here are just a few of the movies you won't want to miss, along with a poll for YOU to decide which movie will rule 2015.
The innovative animation style alone is enough to make me hopeful for the return of the Peanuts gang. Despite an admittedly awkward soundtrack, the trailer shows a fun movie that will clearly have some visuals to remember.
Coming November 26.
There's no trailer yet for the upcoming summer comedy, but this cast photo should hold us over for now.
Starring Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan in what could be either the most hilarious or disastrous ensemble of the year, Pixels is a nostalgic romp about arcade games coming to life and attacking New York City. Not joking.
Coming July 24th.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are back at it as sisters (supposedly) who decide to throw a rager at their parents' family house before it's sold.
The comedy is centered around the idea: Why don't adults try to throw big parties like teens do if they're the ones who should really be blowing off steam? Hear, hear.
Coming December 18.
#12 Mission Impossible 5 (or V?)
We know almost nothing about the plot and cast for the next entry in the MP franchise, save that Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt (of course).
But after the big success of 2011's Ghost Protocol, I'm sending a lot of goodwill to this sequel, especially since they took their time with it.
Coming Christmas day.
#11 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
The book may not have been all that great, but THG has proven itself a formidable movie franchise, making Mockingjay a pretty safe bet for fans of the source material.
Coming November 20.
Disney's theme park movies have only had occasional success in spite of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, but Tomorrowland hopes to be a return to form.
Starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson (and featuring Brad Bird in the director's chair), the movie looks like it will be a fun, original adventure we desperately need this year.
Coming May 22.
Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) is back with another promising science fiction film that could be a future masterpiece.
Chappie is the story of the birth and nurturing of a robot with artificial intelligence — and how his personality and knowledge is shaped by those around him.
Coming March 6.
One of Marvel's next cinematic adventures will center around Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), an ex-con who unwittingly gains the ability to shrink his size and control ants. The first trailer arrives Tuesday, January 5th.
Coming July 17.
#7 The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino's next pulp classic could very well be The Hateful Eight, a western starring Channing Tatum and Samuel L. Jackson.
The film's been reportedly revamped since the infamous script leak last year, so details on the film's plot are subject to change.
Coming November 13.
#6 The Good Dinosaur
Another film that has faced some trouble in production is Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, which is about a boy and his dinosaur (in a world where dinosaurs never went extinct).
Nearly all of Pixar's non-sequels have been instant classics, so I have little reason to think this won't be one as well.
Coming November 25.
The 24th James Bonde film features the same cast, writers and even director Sam Mendes from the wildly successful Skyfall (2012). And it even (apparently) centers around one of Bond's very first villain/organization.
What could possibly go wrong?
Coming November 6.
#4 Jurassic World
I was one of this movie's biggest naysayers before we finally got a look at the trailer. It's pretty safe to say that the Park is back in a big way, and with Chris Pratt leading the way with his epic team of velociraptors, no less.
Coming June 12.
#3 Inside Out
For the first time ever, Pixar will be releasing two movies in one year. Their most promising is Inside Out, a movie that explores how our emotions work in some surprisingly relatable ways.
Coming June 19.
#2 Avengers: Age of Ultron
The sequel to the most successful superhero movie of all time arrives this summer. And the whole gang is back to battle Ultron, who looks to be Marvel's darkest, most dangerous villain yet.
Coming May 1.
#1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
All eyes will be on J.J. Abrams upon the release of the first Star Wars movie in 10 years. And literally everyone will be wondering the same thing: Will this new trilogy be better than the prequels?
We'll find out on December 18.