Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson with Anthony Mackie
Anthony Mackie (may or may not be reprising his role as Hawkeye) in Avengers: Age of Ultron
Last year was the Year of the Booty, but welcome to 2015 and the Year of the Sequel! But that’s okay because most of these sequels seem like they’re going to be pretty solid. Below (in no particular order) are my most anticipated movies of this year. I can’t wait to look at this list in 10 months and laugh! And also wonder why I left a lot of really good movies off this list. Let’s go!
Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1) – Joss Whedon and the whole crew return for more shawarma. I’m ready to assemble!
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (December 18) – Topping almost everyone’s lists this year. No explanation needed.
Pitch Perfect 2 (May 15) – Sorry superheroes and Jedis, this is probably the sequel I’m most excited about this year.
Jurassic World (June 12) – Excuse me while I watch that trailer again (cue the John Williams). Also, Chris Pratt with a stache.
Magic Mike XXL (July 1) – C’mon, you know you liked the first one.
Crimson Peak (October 16) – Most definitely the most promising horror movie coming out this year.
Tomorrowland (May 22) – I’m intrigued, but this could be really cool or really bad.
Inside Out (June 19) – Pixar’s first original movie in 3 years. Hoping it’s at least better than Cars 2.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (November 20) – I think I’ve talked about how much I loved Part 1 enough. Can’t wait to see how they wrap up the series.
The Intern (September 25) – I’m ready for a cheesy Nancy Meyers rom com, okay?
Untitled Christmas Eve Project (November 25) – I loved Seth Rogen and JGL in 50/50, can’t wait to see them re-team with director Jonathan Levine here.
The Revenant (December 25) – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Iñárritu. That’s all.
We Are Your Friends (sometime in 2015) – A young, upcoming DJ (Zac Efron) navigates the electronic dance music and Hollywood nightlife scene. Count me in!
Jobs (fingers crossed for a 2015 release) – The Social Network is one of my favorite movies, and even though The Newsroom was a pretty big misfire, I feel committed to watch any movie that Aaron Sorkin writes.
Dark Places (sometime this year) – I’m reading the book as we speak (it’s from the author of Gone Girl). Can’t wait to see the creepy Kansas cinematography on the big screen.
The Boy Next Door (out now) – And I”m probably going to see it this week. I need a good laugh.