Holy Cow! What a great line up of pictures coming out in 2015 – I’m not sure which one I’m most excited about but I think it might be “Cinderella!” Or maybe, Tomorrowland or Strange Magic – I guess I’ll have to make sure to see them all! Which one will you be looking forward to the most?
January 23, 2015 – Touchstone Pictures/Lucasfilm – #StrangeMagic
“Everybody deserves to be loved” If you hadn’t noticed I am just a little bit, teeny, tiny excited to announce that I will be joining 24 other bloggers from all around the country to travel to San Francisco next month to screen the new Lucasfilm and Touchtone Pictures film, Strange Magic, opening everywhere January 23. “Strange Magic” the new animated film from the mind of George Lucas, is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.
February 20, 2015 – Walt Disney Studios – #McFarlandUSA
Inspired by the( 1987 true story,Disney’s “McFarland,(USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high
March 13, 2015 – Walt Disney Studios – #Cinderella
Disney’s “Cinderella,” a live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, brings to life the timeless images from the studio’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh (“Thor,” “Hamlet”), the film stars: Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Elizabeth”) as the wicked but misunderstood stepmother; Lily James (“Downton Abbey”) as the loving and kind-hearted Ella, a young woman whose spirit can’t be broken; Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) as the dashing and thoughtful Kit, who initially hides his true identity as the Prince from Ella; and two-time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech,” “Alice in Wonderland”) as the Beggar Woman and Ella’s fabled guardian, the Fairy Godmother.
April 17, 2015 – Disneynature – #MonkeyKingdom
“Adventure is in full swing.” Meet Maya, Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. “Monkey Kingdom” is the sixth theatrical release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years. The label was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories. But this is so much more than a monkey adventure. This is a film that not only teaches, warms the heart but helps you to give back just for seeing it.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 1, 2015 – Marvel – #Avengers – #AgeOfUltron
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.
May 22, 2014 – Walt Disney Studios – #Tomorrowland
In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.
June 19, 2015 – Disney/Pixar – #InsideOut
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.
July 17, 2015 – Marvel – #AntMan
“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 – #TheJungleBook
“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.
The Untitled Steven Spielberg Cold War Spy Thriller
October 16, 2015 – DreamWorks Pictures
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.”
The Good Dinosaur
November 25, 2015 – Disney/Pixar – #TheGoodDinosaur
“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.
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!