Anticipating in 2015 Part I: January – June

Welcome to the first of two posts that have become a TMP tradition — the “anticipating this year” list! Release dates in this list are tentative and based on Wikipedia’s “2015 in film” article.

What are you looking forward to catching at the cinema in the first half of the year? Feel free to share in the comments!

January

Selma – January 9 – I know this already opened in select cities, but it doesn’t start near me until the 9th. I’m greatly looking forward to it!

(Image via Screen Rant)

(Image via Screen Rant)

The Boy Next Door – January 23 – This totally looks like a Lifetime Movie Network mess, but I’ll watch it for the corn. The line about how he can’t stay away because he lives next store kills me every time I see the trailer on TV.

February

Kingsman: The Secret Service – February 13 – My dad and I will end up seeing this together. He loves action flicks, I love Colin Firth.

Little Boy – February 27 – It’s set in the ’40s, so of course I will be watching it.

March

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – March 6 – I loved the first one, and so did my mom. We’ll definitely be seeing this one together!

Cinderella – March 13 – I really had no interest in this until I saw the trailer. It looks decent! And I love Cate Blanchett.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent – March 20 – Loved the Divergent film, enjoyed the books. I’m pretty excited for this one, despite being somewhat underwhelmed by the effects-heavy preview.

April

Furious 7 – April 3 – I don’t know if it’s due to nostalgia or what, but I enjoy this series so much more than most action films. Looking forward to this new installment, the late Paul Walker’s final film.

The Longest Ride – April 10 – I know that Nicholas Sparks films are bad, but I can’t stop watching them. Also, Oona Chaplin (Charlie’s granddaughter) is in this, which is kind of surprising/intriguing.

Child 44 – April 17 – Two words: Tom Hardy. I was so impressed by him in The Drop, and I’m eager to see more of his films, this new-release included.

Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom – April 17 – I have enjoyed all of the Disneynature releases. This is their second film about non-human primates, which of course makes me very happy, as a primate enthusiast. Can’t wait to see it!

(Image via Planeta Disney)

(Image via Planeta Disney)

Run All Night – April 17 – I’m not sure when, exactly, Liam Neeson became the king of the action-thriller, but his films tend to be highly enjoyable popcorn flicks, so I’ll watch this one.

The Age of Adaline – April 24 – I’m not a big fan of Blake Lively, but the premise for this one sounds pretty interesting — a story about a woman who doesn’t age for nearly 80 years.

Rock the Kasbah – April 24 – Zooey Deschanel is in it, and that’s enough for me to buy a ticket, though I don’t really know what the film’s about.

May

Don’t Mess with Texas – May 8 – An action-comedy with two female leads? Count me in!

(Image via Starcasm)

(Image via Starcasm)

Pitch Perfect 2 – May 15 – First film was fun, I’ll watch the second.

Tomorrowland – May 22 – Time-traveling George Clooney? Sounds like a little bit of a mess. I can’t pass  it up.

Untitled Cameron Crowe Project – May 29 – My love for Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone trumps my dislike for Bradley Cooper, so I’ll be tuning in for this.

June

Paper Towns – June 5 – I have such a love/hate relationship with John Green’s books. I always read them in one sitting, but I never love them. Paper Towns is one of my least favorites. I’m also skeptical of Cara Delevigne’s casting in this film. But I’ll watch it anyway, since I read the book.

Inside Out – June 19 – I don’t usually watch much animation, but this one has Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, and (most importantly) Mindy Kaling!

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