The beginning of 2015 sees the end of our best friend Orange Wednesdays. While this breaks our little cinema-going hearts and is a cruel hit on the wallet, we can’t not go to the cinema. Yes, Netflix does a good job of being there for you in the form of 90s movies on repeat when your hangover means your pyjamas stay on one too many days. But for the days when you want to chill out but go out, the cinema is the place to be… With awards season upon us, we’ve rounded up some of the most anticipated films of 2015, meaning that you will be the ‘go to’ person for film knowledge.
The Theory of Everything – 1st January
If you have not already, stop what you are doing and go and see The Theory of Everything. The film – a biopic about Stephen Hawking’s first marriage – stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones and is definitely one of those ‘career-making’ films. To say it’s a whirlwind of emotions does not do it justice and it’s not surprising that it has already been nominated for a host of awards. Grab your tissues and head to the nearest cinema now; we promise it won’t disappoint.
The Walk – 2nd October
For those of you who saw Man on Wire, make sure that you check out the latest adaptation of wire-walking Philippe Petit’s life. The film, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Charlotte Le Bon, goes to new heights by following the drama that unfolded when Phillipe Petit attempted to wire walk between The Twin Towers. Probably not a good one for those that suffer from vertigo, although with seats in cinemas anticipated to sell out, at least you won’t be seated t0o high!
Mortedecai – 23rd January
No year would be complete without a Johnny Depp film, so Depp fans: this one is for you. Following an art dealer and the hunt for a stolen painting that is linked to the Nazi regime, Mortedecai boasts a stellar cast including Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Gwyneth Paltrow. Coining itself as a comic action film, this is an excellent date movie.
Spectre – 23rd October
Hellooo Daniel Craig. Oh how we’ve have missed you. Busy marrying Rachel Weisz last year, we are happy to announce his return to the big screen in the (ripped) form of our favourite spy James Bond. There is much buzz surrounding the film and, after much speculation, the name ‘Spectre’ has finally been released. Directed by Sam Mendes and with a rumoured soundtrack from the legend that is Sam Smith, whatever happens, it can’t disappoint.
Jurassic World – 12th June
We never thought it would happen but 2015 sees the much anticipated return of Jurassic Park. Actually, we lie. This time it’s Jurassic World and things are about to get much scarier. Chris Pratt heads up the cast which sees a dinosaur-themed amusement park become a T-Rex trauma trap thanks to a hybrid dinosaur robot becoming a little too real. Screams and teenage nostalgia will most certainly be on the agenda.
50 Shades of Grey – 13th February
Love it or it hate it, this movie adaptation of the C. L. James’ best-selling novel is bound to set tongues wagging. Featuring performances from former Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan (yum) as the mysterious Mr. Grey and newcomer Dakota Johnson as naive Anastacia Steel, the sex-fuelled drama will be any Cosmopolitan readers dream. Combine this with an anticipated release date on Valentine’s Day and it will most certainly be a film that will be hard to forget. Just don’t choose it for a first date…
Knight of Cups – 13th March
Set to be the romantic fantasy film of the year, Knight of Cups is a fairytale about temptation and excess. The film, starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman, sees Bale consider his life with surreal and fantastical elements. Weirdly, it’s been compared to Bradley Cooper’s Limitless and is set to be a profound film with a little psychological magic.
Inside Out – 24th July
2014 might have been all about Frozen but the animation film to look out for this year is the highly anticipated Inside Out, the latest addition to Pixar’s brood. Coming from the creators of Toy Story, the film – which goes inside the minds of a dysfunctional family following a recent house move – is a perfect combination of sass and fluff. Look out for the voices of Amy Poehler and Kyle Maclachlan.
Still Alice – 6th March
One actress who never disappoints is Julianne Moore, and she looks set to strike again with the release of Still Alice. The film, which also sees performances from the likes of Kate Bosworth and Kristen Stewart, follows the story of a college professor who discovers she is suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s. Once again, expect this to be a tear-jerker which will put life into perspective if you’re feeling a sorry for yourself after a long week.
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