My 15 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2015 (and Why)

Jupiter Ascending
 (February 6)

It’s Lana and Andy Wachowski doing what they do best: world building. The visuals look stunning. Here’s hoping the story is just as good.

Kingsman: The Secret Service (February 13)
Somewhere I have this comic. It looks fun and smart and I think features Sam Jackson playing the bad guy with a lisp. Um, wow.

Ex Machina (April 10)
Just the right amount of creepy in this to make me go whoa. I think it certainly might generate lots of conversation.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1)
The sequel to one of the best Marvel movies has got event written all over it. I’m excited most about the characterization of Ultron. James Spader is gonna kill it.

Pitch Perfect 2 (May 15)
For awhile, the original movie played nonstop in my house. It was so cute and adorable. The sequel looks like it keeps that same vibe.

Tomorrowland (May 22)
The teaser trailer is by far the best trailer for a movie I know virtually nothing about that I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to see this movie. In fact, it might be my most anticipated movie of the year edging out Star Wars. No, really.

Untitled Cameron Crowe Movie (May 29)
It has something to do with Hawaii and defense contracts. It stars Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper and Rachel McAdams. It’s co-produced by my friend Andy. Enough for me.

Jurassic World (June 12)
I can’t tell if this is a reboot or a continuation of the original Jurassic Park timeline. I think it’s a reboot and I’m okay with that.

Inside Out (June 19)
This looks cute as all get out. The trailer was good, but I’m unsure if a whole movie of this can be sustained. It’s Pixar so you know it will have primo writing, but I just can’t tell yet.

Terminator Genesys (July 1)
A time travel movie that screws around with time based on a beloved B-Movie that made Arnold a star. I’m all in. All. In.

Ant-Man (July 17)
The Michael Douglas delivery of the line, “I need you to be the Ant-Man.” pretty much sold it. This feels like a movie with its tongue pressed firmly in cheek. It looks like a perfect Summer popcorn move not unlike Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Man from UNCLE (August 14)
Based on a TV show nearly everyone who will go see this film has never heard of or seen, this could be throwback to the old Bond’s of the 60s. Being a period piece will cetainly help. Think Han Solo has a cool name? Napoleon Solo is much cooler.

Spectre (November 6)
It’s the latest Daniel Craig Bond movie and I’m really looking forward to it. So happy they secured the rights to use Spectre and using it in the title straightaway. I was a fan of using the name Quantum as a bad guy terrorist organization, but Spectre has the old school ties.

The Martian (November 25)
I definitely need to read the book first before I catch this adaptation. The premise of a Mars mission failure with an unknown astronaut marooned on the planet sounds great.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (December 18)
Based on a series of small independent films made by the guy who did American Graffiti. It should do ok at the box office.