Sunday, June 28, 2015

10 Highly Anticipated Movies for the Second Half of 2015

July 10th

The first half of the year has flown by, and a ton of movie releases went with it. We have another six months to go before we start all over again. Here are some of my picks for some highly anticipated movies for the second half of 2015. What are you looking forward to seeing last this year?

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
July 31st
Ethan and his team take on their most impossible mission yet eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are. Of course, the big draw is that Tom Cruise is attempting another impossible Tom Cruise stunt.

August 28th
Flash back to the 1980s in an over-the-top flick with an endearing teenage romance with TurboKid. The Kid, obsessed with comic books in a post apocalyptic future, has to become a hero in his own story and face merciless villains. Debuting at Sundance Festival earlier this year, it received some good raves and has all the makings of an instant, awesome cult classic.

October 2nd
"It Actor" Tom Hardy takes on dual roles about the rise and fall of London’s most notorious twin gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray. If this wasn't already his year with Mad Max: Fury Road (and the mildly received Child 44) , it's bound to be with this historical thriller. Hey, it's two Hardys for the price of one movie ticket. I'm there!

Crimson Peak
October 16th
Director Guillermo del Toro's imagination leads us to Victorian gothic where a young girl (Mia Wasikowska) is swept away by a seductive stranger (Tom Hiddleston) to a mysterious house filled with haunting secrets. It's probably a crime to have not seen one of del Toro's films before, so this will be an awesome introduction to what I hear so much about. ALSO = TOM HIDDLESTON.

October 16th (U.K.)
Based off one of Shakespeare's tragedies, Macbeth, a duke of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. This trailer just looks absolutely amazing! The cinematography is just exquisite. If the release isn't too limited, it could garner Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender some serious gold in the upcoming award season.

Bridge of Spies
October 18th
Director Steven Spielberg teams up once more with Tom Hanks in a new Cold War thriller. Based off of a true story of the CIA recruiting and American lawyer during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union. This might be some a little too Oscar-y for some, but I'm taking the bait.

November 6th
Bond's past comes back to haunt him while the new M battles political forces trying to shut down the secret service. Directed by Sam Mendes of the highly satisfying previous Bond hit Skyfall, this is sure to be another crowd and critic pleaser, especially with newcomers Christoph Waltz, Lea Sodouyx, Monica Bellucci, and Dave Batista coming aboard.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
December 18th
The iconic intergalatic franchise returns with director J.J. Abrams at the helm for a new Star Wars sequel. So many details are leaving us in the dark of what the installment will entail but right now, it looks bloody-brilliant. I can feel myself standing in line at midnight for the first showing already!

The Revenant
December 25th
Again, with that old hat Tom Hardy. He pairs up with Leonardo DiCaprio (yay INCEPTION REUNION) for director Alejandro González Iñárritu's next film about Hugh Glass, an American fur trapper and frontiersman in the early 1800s who was mauled by a bear and left for dead. He made a heroic 200-mile trek back to civilization. With Iñárritu's Birdman sweeping the Oscars earlier this year, it could be just the right historical flick needed to thrill audiences and critics.

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