Grab The Popcorn-Here’s What’s Playing At The Movies
Hold onto your seats and get the popcorn ready! If you thought the first half of the year had you on the edge of your seats, wait until you see what’s coming into a movie theater near you over the rest of the year. From a place where nothing is impossible, to the voices inside your mind, to back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, all ending with a galaxy far, far away, the movies are calling your name. Grab the family -it’s time to escape to a place where only a great film can take you.
Tomorrowland-May 22, 2015-Walt Disney Studios
“Imagine a place where nothing is impossible.” From Disney Studios comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever. Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.Did I mention George Clooney?
Inside Out-June 19, 2015-Disney/Pixar
“Meet the little voices inside your head.” From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
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Ant-Man-July 17, 2015- Marvel
“But we really did something good here. Something lasting. How many people can claim that…? Marvel comic book lovers unite-the next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” when master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.
The Jungle Book-October 9, 2015- Walt Disney Studios
“The jungle is jumping – He’s been raised by wolves. Captured by apes. Hunted by a boy-eating tiger. And adopted by a bumbling bear named Baloo. Who’d have thought the jungle could be so much fun! ” Based on Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” the classic tale of an Indian boy named Mowgli who is raised by wolves and living among the animals. Bill Murray will voice Baloo the bear, Christopher Walken will take on the role of King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes, while Giancarlo Esposito will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack. With Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa. The film also marks the debut of newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, who will be the only actor to physically appear on screen.
Steven Spielberg’s Cold War Spy Thriller- October 16, 2015-
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are once again joining forces for this still-untitled drama that tells the true story of James Donovan, a lawyer working on behalf of the CIA to secretly negotiate the release of a U.S. pilot shot down over Soviet airspace in 1960. Tom Hanks fills the role of Donovan in the picture, which boasts a screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen. When speaking about the upcoming movie, Spielberg revealed what appealed to him the most about bringing this particular project to life: “I’ve always wanted to make a spy movie, and this is that and then some.” A Cold War spy thriller from director Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks? Count me in!
The Good Dinosaur– November 25, 2015 – Disney/Pixar
“What if the asteroid missed?” “The Good Dinosaur” asks the generations-old question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In theaters November 25, 2015, the film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event unsettles Arlo’s family, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way – a human boy. “The Good Dinosaur” is an extraordinary journey of self-discovery full of thrilling adventure, hilarious characters and poignant heart and the perfect Thanksgiving movie for the entire family.
And we saved the best for last, you can already hear the music, can’t you…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens-December 18, 2015-Lucasfilm
The highly-anticipated sequel to the sci-fi trilogy from the late 70s and early 80s flies into theaters December 15, 2015, which means we are under a year before the Force actually awakens. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga. May the force be with you!
There you have it- grab your popcorn and buy your tickets early-2015 is shaping up to be movie magic at its very best.
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