All the movies you’ll want to see in 2015

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We’ve just wound down another year of big movies–from Captain America: The Winter Soldier to X-Men: Days of Future Past to Guardians of the Galaxy to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. So what’s on the radar at for 2015? We think you’ll want to see several of these big sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, and action flicks coming to a screen near you next year.

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Vice – Jan. 16 – The next in a long line of Bruce Willis action flicks.  This time it’s a sci-fi story about a future resort where humans freely pursue their vices–with artificial humans.

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Wild Card – Jan. 30 – A story based on a novel by Academy Award winning writer William Goldman, starring Jason Statham as a gambler.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service – Feb. 13 – This Colin Firth as spy action flick will tell us once and for all whether Firth would be a good choice to play James Bond.  With an all-star cast including Mark Hamill, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Chappie – March 6 – Neill Blomkamp’s latest science fiction entry.  A Pinocchio story where a robot learns to live among humans.

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Cinderella – March 13 – Kenneth Branagh directs a live-action version of the Disney animated adaptation of the original fairy tale. We wouldn’t mention this one but for Branagh and stars Cate Blanchett, The Avengers series’ Hayley Atwell and Stellan Skarsgård, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter.

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Ex Machina – April 10 – A look at artificial intelligence and some intriguing borg effects starring Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Oscar Isaac.  With Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron – May 1 – Joss Whedon directs the next big Avengers movie, with the regular team returning, plus new characters Quicksilver (Kick-Ass’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Olsen twins’ sister Elizabeth as Scarlet Witch.

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Mad Max: Fury Road – May 15 – Tom Hardy stars with Charlize Theron in this reboot of the Mel Gibson series.

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Tomorrowland – May 22 – A Disney world fantasy starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, and Lochlyn Munro.

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San Andreas – May 29 – It’s a disaster movie with The Rock/Dwayne Johnson.  ’nuff said.

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Jurassic World – June 12 – The next big entry by Steven Spielberg in the Jurassic Park franchise.  Starring Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt.

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Ted 2 – June 26 – The highest grossing adult comedy of all time gets its sequel.  Mark Wahlberg is back with Seth MacFarlane doing his best Cliff Claven impersonation as Ted.

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Terminator: Genisys – July 1 – Arnold is baa-ack.  Can the Connors change the timeline?  A stellar cast will put this as a major contender in a big year of blockbuster sequels.  With Emilia Clarke, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, and Byung-hun Lee.

Ant-Man – July 17 – Marvel Studios tries to duplicate its Guardians of the Galaxy success with the B-level superhero genreStarring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lily, and Hayley Atwell.

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Pixels – July 24 – Gamers are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters attacking New York. Starring Source Code’s Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, and Adam Sandler.

The Fantastic Four – Aug. 7 – Marvel tries again, this time with a new, younger cast.

The Visit – Sept. 11 – M. Night Shyamalan returns, writing and directing a creepy story of kids changing after visiting their grandparents.

Everest – Sept. 18 – The greatest true-life adventure story finally makes it to the big screen.  Jon Krakauer’s pulse-pounding story of a disastrous Mt. Everest climb comes to life starring Josh Brolin as Beck Weathers, Jake Gyllenhaal as Scott Fischer, and Jason Clarke as Rob Hall, plus Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, and Robin Wright.  This will be the big drama of the year, and if done right, a big Oscar contender.

Black Mass – Sept. 18 – FBI/Mafia biopic of Whitey Bulger starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton.

Victor Frankenstein – Oct. 2 – Yet another look at the Frankenstein story, this time with a checklist of fun young British actors: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Mark Gatiss, and Daniel Mays star.

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The Walk – Oct. 2 – Robert Zemeckis directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit as he attempts to walk a wire between the Twin Towers in 1974.

Vacation – Oct. 9 – Young father Rusty Griswold gears up to take his family on a vacation.  Chevy Chase and Beverly DeAngelo return, with Thor’s Chris Hemsworth as Rusty.

Crimson Peak – Oct. 16 – Guillermo del Toro tells a Gothic thriller, starring Loki actor Tom Hiddleston.

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SPECTRE – Nov. 6 – Daniel Craig is back in the next James Bond film, with villainy provided by Christoph Waltz and Dave Bautista.

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Peanuts – Nov. 6 – The first Peanuts movie in theaters in decades, and this time in animated 3D.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Dec. 18 – The big film of the year.  Expect box office records to be broken.

Mission Impossible V – Dec. 25 – Another sequel with most of the cast of the prior outings returning.

The Revenant– Dec. 25 – An 1820s adventure story featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.

Finally, no dates have been released yet for Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, The Hateful Eight, with Samuel L. Jackson,  Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, and Tim Roth, or for the reboot of Kickboxer, this time starring Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista, with Jean-Claude Van Damme returning.  Also, no release dates yet for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies starring Lena Headey and Matt Smith, Maggie, a zombie pic with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson, and a new Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and David Thewlis.

Come back to borg for trailers for these and other 2015 movies as they are announced.

See you at the movies!

C.J. Bunce


  1. THANKS for this set of movies
    Now I have an idea what to write on my movie list.
    This would really give me a big help!!
    But ‘m just confused where’s the Fifty shades of Grey And The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2 here?..I know many of your viewer love that movie too!!Though, you have a good set of movies! But I have mine too .And it is here:
    I would love to hear your opinion..Would you mind to speak about it?

    • Great question, Lillian! We try to avoid covering what I see as over-hyped properties at Back when Borders–the bookstore–was in its last days, its shelves were full of Twilight and Hunger Games items that meant other content didn’t make it to the public. These series, and books like Gone Girl and Fifty Shades of Grey, have some quick hook that grabs public attention for a quick moment in time but often just lack the substance and staying power of great genre works we look for here throughout the year. And there’s plenty of other magazines and webzines promoting those titles–so we’re focusing on other things here and we’re totally happy for readers who delve into those other areas, too. Thanks for the question!

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