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- 12/27/14--06:00: Weekend Movie Preview: December 26, 2014
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- 12/29/14--07:27: The Interview: Most Successful On Demand Movie Ever?
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- February 20, 2015 - McFarland, USA
- March 13, 2015 - Cinderella
- April 17, 2015 – Monkey Kingdom
- May 1, 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
- May 22, 2015 – Tomorrowland
- June 19, 2015 – Inside Out
- July 17, 2015 - Ant–Man
- October 9, 2015 - The Jungle Book
- October 16, 2015 – The Untitled Steven Spielberg Cold War Spy Thriller
- November 25, 2015 – The Good Dinosaur
- December 18, 2015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- 12/30/14--08:24: Avengers Age of Ultron Photo: Avengers, Meet Ultron!
- 12/30/14--12:51: Ghostbusters Reboot: Paul Feig Wants It “Scarier”
- 12/30/14--13:51: Top 17 Movie Quotes of the Year: Everything Is Awesome!
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You would be hard-pressed to find a year where superheroes were more dominant in the news cycle in the movie world than in 2014. Watch Guardians of the Galaxy online and there is the number one movie in the land. In fact, it was the first year that a Transformers movie came out that it wasn’t the top movie!
That’s how much those Guardians ruled our world.
News of future superhero movies rocked our world as well as both DC Comics and Marvel announced plans well into the future and let us know that certain superheroes would be making their first big screen appearances after a long, long wait by their fans.
Aquaman! Wonder Woman! Black Panther! Captain Marvel!
But, how do the superheroes that dominated our movie world in 2014 rank?
Movie Fanatic presents our annual ranking of the best superheroes of the movie year and lays out why each is in the position that we put them in. Want a clue as to who else is on this list besides a few of those who uttered Guardians of the Galaxy quotes?
Watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier online and there might be a few from that astoundingly awesome flick!
So click through and discover the top 13 superheroes of 2014.
The mere announcement that a Suicide Squad movie is coming would have been enough. But, the fact that it would be directed by David Ayer and star Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto as The Joker? Well, that just sent us over the moon! We can't wait to see what happens next with this DC property.
Capturing the tragedy that tens of thousands experienced who would become known as the Lost Boys of Sudan in a narrative on screen is one tough task. How does one chronicle horror, hope and unimaginable heart that is reflective of what so many experienced? That is exactly what was accomplished with The Good Lie and now that it is out on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download, the world can discover as important a story as was told in 2014.
But we don’t even meet her caring character until the second act. Screenwriter Margaret Nagle had the guts and the power of presence of mind to have our first act simply introduce us to a group of Sudanese refugees and the atrocities they experienced before even getting the once in a lifetime opportunity to make a new life in America.
The film stars real-life Sudanese refugees Arnold Oceng and Kuoth Wiel, who are joined by actors of Sudanese background Ger Duany (who is astounding) and Emmanuel Jal (both former child soldiers and Lost Boys) and Femi Oguns.
We first meet them as young children in the war torn nation (the younger actors who play them are riveting). They are living their lives in their village, content to play and live lives as young kids do. Then, horror hits and soldiers come in and destroy their village and leave them orphans wandering the desert seeking refuge. They wind up, after walking thousands of miles, at a refugee camp and nearly a decade goes by before they score the opportunity to come to America.
It is then that our Lost Boys get found (although adjustment is hardly easy) and are placed in the Midwest and find an unlikely ally in Witherspoon’s employment expert who helps them get jobs and get settled, along with the help of a church worker (Sarah Baker).
Nagle’s script finds a home run-hitter in director Philippe Falardeau. His ability to not only capture the horrors of Africa but the challenges found on the streets of America is uncanny. There is an even hand to his direction and as we stated in our theatrical The Good Lie review, this is an important story to tell and the scope of it is so vast. Having Nagle and Falardeau is a dream team of cinematic power that impressively and intelligently captures the Lost Boys experience.
We cannot recommend this film more as it is one of the more important films to land this decade. The Lost Boys experience is one that the world must learn about so that we can avoid this type of atrocity happening again in our lifetimes, or ever.
The bonus features are somewhat limited, but that is because there is little that needs to be said here beyond the statement that the movie itself makes.
Yet, The Good Lie Journey is one fascinating documentary featurette that looks at the incredible effort the film took to even make it to the big screen. We hope that more in Hollywood see not only The Good Lie, but this The Good Lie Journey featurette to witness and learn how an important story can come to the big screen that enlightens, entertains, and uplifts.
It also must serve as an example of how we need more powerful tales such as this one out there in the world.
Watch The Good Lie online now and prepare to be moved.
Reese Witherspoon does her best to help Arnold Oseng adjust to life in America.
The results are in and when it comes to the bevy of movies that came out for the Christmas holiday, it is the Angelina Jolie-directed true story that connected with audiences more than any other.
Unbroken banked $15.6 million in Christmas Day showings, showing that audiences were seeking the type of inspirational story that the true tale of Louis Zamperini provided. Our Unbroken review found the film quite powerful and clearly those heading to the cineplexes on the holiday agreed.
The Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods also performed quite well. The Meryl Streep, Chris Pine and Anna Kendrick starring fairy tale fest landed in second with a cool $15 million, followed close behind by last week’s box office champ, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The third Peter Jackson The Hobbit movie added another $13.1 million to bring its total to $127.1 million.
Fourth place belonged to the third chapter of Ben Stiller’s Night at the Museum series, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. The film, which was the last to feature Robin Williams, added another $7.3 million to bring its cume to $34.7 million.
Closing out the top five was another new Christmas Day release, the Mark Wahlberg starring The Gambler, That flick made $5 million in one day.
Christmas Day Box Office Top 10:
1. Unbroken, $15.6 million
2. Into the Woods, $15 million
3. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, $13.1 million
4. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, $7.4 million
5. The Gambler, $5 million
6. Annie, $4.6 million
7. The Imitation Game, $3.08 million
8. Exodus: Gods and Kings, $3 million
9. Mockingjay Part 1, $2.7 million
10. Wild, $1.7 million
Jack O'Connel is front and center in the Unbroken poster.
The weekend movie preview is a must-read this last weekend of the year as there are seven new films opening! That's right, it's the busiest weekend in the Hollywood year.
The Interview may have dominated headlines, but it wasn't the only new Christmas release to arrive for the weekend. Angelina Jolie's latest directorial effort, Unbroken, is out, as is the Mark Wahlberg-led remake of The Gambler. Disney releases the musical Into the Woods, Tim Burton is back telling a true tale with Big Eyes, Martin Luther King Jr. gets the spotlight with Selma and Clint Eastwood brings Chris Kyle's story to life with American Sniper.
Let's break it down...
The Interview: James Franco and Seth Rogen have dominated headlines with their movie that was coming out on Christmas Day, then not coming out, then coming out in limited release. You can watch The Interview online, which was a fantastic move by Sony and it is in over 300 theaters as well.
Franco and Rogen team up for their latest movie together in The Interview.
Our The Interview review found the film a solid comedy which had some great work by Rogen, in particular, in the role as Franco's producer as the two head to North Korea to interview Kim Jong Un. The CIA steps in and asks them to kill him as no American has been that close to the dictator. It's a funny farce, and certainly worth watching at home and with an audience (as most comedies are) if you can find a theater near you.
Into the Woods: Meryl Streep kills it again with her singing voice in this Stephen Sondheim musical that imagines what would happen if some of our favorite Grimm fairy tales found themselves lost and Into the Woods.
The first poster for Into the Woods is here! And is it us, or is Meryl quite spooky?!
Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Emily Blunt lead the all-star cast in the film that has fantastic music, stunning visuals and a treat of a story for the whole family. For more, check out our Into the Woods review.
Unbroken: Jolie shows she is a directing force to be heard from with her stunning chronicle of the extraordinary life of Louis Zamperini. Zamperini went from humble beginnings to win a gold medal in the Olympics. He then volunteered for the military after Pearl Harbor and served in the Pacific, where his plane was shot down and he would survive in a raft for 47 days. He would be rescued, but it was by the Japanese, who promptly put him in a prisoner-of-war camp where they would torture him for years.
Jack O'Connel is front and center in the Unbroken poster.
As our Unbroken review points out, this is a massive scope and could have been three distinct movies with the three inspirational portions of Zamperini's life. But Jolie masterfully creates a film that celebrates the never-give-up attitude that is in all of us.
The Gambler: Wahlberg stars as an English professor with a gambling problem, who doesn't believe he has a problem. But as you watch him bet tens of thousands of dollars on one hand of blackjack, we the audience know better. But, it is a thrill to watch Wahlberg in this character and the thriller (yup, it feels like a thriller) doesn't stop until the final moments.
Mark Wahlberg is ready to lay it all on the line in the first photo from The Gambler. That's Brie Larson with him!
As we stated in our The Gambler review, John Goodman stars as a gangster who takes a liking to Wahlberg's character and could likely hear his name called as an Oscar nominee when nominations are revealed January 15.
Big Eyes: The unbelievable story of the Keanes comes to life from director Burton who is back telling a true tale like he did with Ed Wood. Although this flick is more of a straightforward biopic, it is a stunning achievement for all those involved.
Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz play a real life couple in Big Eyes.
Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz are a marvel, our Big Eyes review reported, as the married couple that was behind one of the biggest scandals in the art world's history. She painted those Big Eyes paintings, you know the ones, and he took credit for it. One day, she got sick of the lie, and their world was turned upside down.
American Sniper: Eastwood directs a stunning Bradley Cooper (easily an Oscar nominee for Best Actor) in the true story of Kyle, a Navy SEAL who would go to the Iraq war and come back as the most lethal American Sniper in U.S. military history.
Bradley Cooper talks a walk in a scene from Clint Eastwood's American Sniper.
Our American Sniper review points out that Eastwood has done his best work in years, but that still doesn't quite save the movie from making a wrong turn or two.
Selma: There is no more of an important movie to see in 2014 than Selma. The story of MLK and his march from Selma to Montgomery to champion the voting rights of African Americans is a stunning portrait of courage and an inspiration on many levels.
Our Selma review delves further.
Feel like staying in this weekend? Several titles landed on digital download this week. Watch The Good Lie online and prepare to be inspired and watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles online and that'll sure please the kiddies!
It was a fantastic year for combining the power of music and movies. But, what do you think was the absolute best?
Watch The LEGO Movie online and prepare to have that little ditty stuck in your head all week. Not only was it a catchy song, but Everything Is Awesome truly set the tone for the film.
Speaking of music and setting the feel, watch Guardians of the Galaxy online and we’ve got not one, but two music moments from that flick that made our best-of list.
There were a few musical biopics that arrived this year as well. But only one scored a top music moment on our year-end countdown of the best of the year.
Which is it? You’ll have to check out the slideshow below and see.
Click through and discover our 9 best music movie moments of the year!
The best music moment of the year, in our humble opinion, is when baby Groot started shaking his trunk to Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 singing I Want You Back. It was cute. It captured the essence of the entire Guardians of the Galaxy movie and it became a sensation. You think those baby Groot toys that were under so many Christmas trees came out of left field?
Despite an onslaught of new films -- there were seven released over the holidays -- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies kept its command over the weekend box office and took the title for the second week in a row.
Unbroken may have won Christmas Day, but it fell to second place over the long weekend.
Its total haul came to an impressive $47.3 million, with $31.7 million arriving over the last three days. The Angelina Jolie-directed true story was in an intense battle for second place as the Disney musical Into the Woods finally fell to third, just under Unbroken.
Into the Woods banked $31 million after a $15 million Christmas Day debut.
Fourth place belonged to the Ben Stiller comedy Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Its $20.6 million take took its cume to $55.3 million since its debut.
Closing out the top five was another musical, Annie, with $16.6 million for a two week total of $45.8 million.
Box Office Top 10:
1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, $41.4 million
2. Unbroken, $31.7 million
3. Into the Woods, $31 million
4. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, $20.6 million
5. Annie, $16.6 million
6. Mockingjay Part 1, $10 million
7. The Gambler, $9.3 million
8. The Imitation Game, $7.9 million
9. Exodus: Gods and Kings, $6.8 million
10. Wild, $5.4 million
From the look on his face, what Gandalf is seeing is not so good.
Even though it’s only been on the On Demand market for a few days, those who chose to watch The Interview online have had their voices heard. The film has banked over $15 million in online sales and rentals since its Christmas Day debut. And in those couple hundred theaters, the Seth Rogen and James Franco flick has added another $3 million to its total take.
For a movie that was inches from not coming out at all, banking $18 million in a few short days when it was supposed to play in over 3,000 theaters is not bad at all.
Sure, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies won the box office, but it’s hard to miss the astounding weekend that The Interview had, especially given the previous four weeks it experienced!
And since Apple didn’t get the movie on its iTunes service until Sunday, look for these numbers to shoot ever higher as they are the number one online retailer for movie rentals and purchase.
The Interview has a ways to go until it recoups its $44 million it took to make the film, but we have a feeling it will get there… and then some. In fact, one could see a scenario where the movie makes its way into large theater chains once again.
What we would love to get a number on, is the actual number of people who have now seen The Interview.
Many of those online purchases and on demand purchases were done by groups of people who were making an “event” out of witnessing the Rogen and Franco comedy about a couple of journalists who head to North Korean to kill Kim Jong Un.
When all is said and done, we would not be surprised if The Interview is one of the most watched movies of the year. Although that exact number, we may never know.
Check out our The Interview review for our thoughts on the film itself.
Franco and Rogen team up for their latest movie together in The Interview.
The top 11 movies of 2014, in terms of domestic gross, are an interesting bunch.
Sure, only one is an original idea, and it is based on an iconic toy -- check it out when you watch The LEGO Movie online.
We do love our comic book movies. Five of the top 11 are based on comics, but one truly (pleasantly) surprised us with those Guardians of the Galaxy quotes.
Could it be the number one movie of the year? Likely, but who else makes the list?
There is a film that made the top 11 that is perceived as a failure, and that we just don’t get. Another put Angelina Jolie in horns and shocked the world (watch Maleficent online), and those damn dirty apes are just bathing in our box office cash.
Click through and discover the top 11 highest grossing movies of 2014.
People were surprised by the success of Big Hero 6. But, when you look at it, you shouldnâ€™t be. Itâ€™s a Disney Animation film based on a Marvel comic that is from the team that brought us Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph. Just how much did Hiro and his team of scientific driven heroes make? Big Hero 6 made $199,933,000 in 2014.
The horror continues as The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death prepares to spook us when the film lands in theaters January 2. To celebrate the return of the seriously haunting woman, we are presenting an exclusive prize pack that includes a Fandango gift card so you can go check out the film.
The sequel to the Daniel Radcliffe-starring The Woman in Black picks up 40 years after the events of that first movie, as teased in The Woman in Black 2 trailer. It follows a group of orphans who leave London for the perceived safety of the countryside.
When they arrive at the site where Arthur Kipps (the Radcliffe character) once visited, it doesn’t take long to realize that there's something off about the abandoned Eel Marsh House.
The film is directed by Tom Harper and stars Jeremy Irvine (stay with Movie Fanatic for our exclusive interview with him December 30), Helen McCrory and Adrian Rawlins.
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Check out how the horror got started in the Radcliffe-starring flick and watch The Woman in Black online.
Marvel has given us a little belated Christmas gift in the form of its first true banner for Ant-Man. And not only do we get a good look at the (ant) man himself, but also our villain. That’s right, Yellowjacket and the villain’s costume are revealed!
Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man still owes us a trailer, which we suspect will be arriving very soon, but for now, this kind of artwork goes a long way in teasing what we’ll be in for when the Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd starring Marvel flick hits theaters July 17, 2015.
Yellowjacket is Ant-Man’s longtime nemesis and we’re hearing that it will be Darren Cross, played by Corey Stoll. The suit, we have to say, looks fantastic and given the nature of this flick – it’s supposed to be Marvel’s first true heist film– Ant-Man is way high on our list of 23 films that will make 2015 the best ever.
Evangeline Lilly also stars.
Although it was a pretty spectacular debut for the Millennium Falcon in that Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, we haven’t gotten a really good look at the “hunk of junk.”
Now, we have a peek and it arrives courtesy of Fortune Magazine, of all places.
The shot features a cover story on Disney CEO Bob Iger, and it shows the head of the Mouse House standing on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens set in front of the iconic space ship. The story is quite fascinating and chronicles how Iger has overseen the growth of Disney, a company that now includes Marvel and Lucasfilm.
We adore the fact that director J.J. Abrams is using a practical set for the Han Solo ship and think that it speaks volumes to how much practical shooting he did versus special effects and CG.
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and of course the man who plays the pilot of the Millennium Falcon, Harrison Ford, will all be back in the film that arrives December 18, 2015. You think this flick is the most anticipated movie of 2015? Yeah, it is by a long shot!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens also brings back Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew while introducing John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow.
Check out all of our photos from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
What more needs to be said to make our day?!
Into the Woods has been resonating with audiences for decades and now it has anew with the film version from Disney. The Stephen Sondheim musical comes to the big screen, directed by Chicago helmer Rob Marshall, and stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick and Tracey Ullman.
We caught up with Ullman for an exclusive interview as the film arrives in theaters and she gives us her unparalleled insight into the intense effort in bringing a musical to the screen that is complicated to put it mildly. Ullman also tells us her favorite songs and why it is that Into the Woods has struck such a chord in our culture.
Movie Fanatic: Sondheim's music and lyrics are notoriously tricky. Was that your biggest fear or challenge heading into the Into the Woods experience?
Tracey Ullman: What I did was challenging, and I was thrilled to do it. The big challenge, for me, was to get cast. Everyone wanted to do this because it’s amazing. It’s like Shakespeare. I’d seen my son’s production of this in middle school. I watched it 14 nights in a row. I fell in love with it. It’s just the nuances of it are so incredible. Every night I’d come away from it thinking, “Oh, it means this. Oh, it means that.” The complexities of it are amazing. To get cast, I had to audition and wait to get the part. Then I got it and I was just so pleased to be a part of this. And then Rob Marshall is so fabulous and understands it oh so well and is so well prepared. He worked so long with Lapine (James, writer) and Sondheim to make sure what went to the screen was in the spirit of the musical. I worked so hard, even on that first line where I sing, [sings] “I wish my son was not a fool. I wish the cow was full of milk. I wish the world was full of gold. I wish a lot these things.” It’s so much about acting as well. It was a challenge to get cast and once you got the job, everyone was so protective and thrilled to be a part of it. It was a wonderful journey.
Movie Fanatic: You mentioned Rob Marshall, and even in his non-musical works, I’ve talked to actors who say he has such a musicality to him, even without music! Did you notice that about him that he has a gift of the beats of movie making?
Tracey Ullman: I worked with his sister Kathleen Marshall and these kids grew up in the Midwest and they just love musicals. They really respect this fantastic era of the musical. They are performers themselves and they really get it. They get the bits that need to be heightened and they get the reality of it. It’s never phony. They understand how to develop a performance. They really are a treasure. We were in the right hands. The way he put it together and the way he paced it, it’s not an easy thing to do. Everybody gets what they wish for at the end of act one. And then it all falls apart. It’s not an easy story to tell. It’s the sort of movie you’ll watch again and again. It just lends itself to film so well. I mean, even the prologue where you meet all the characters, it works gangbusters.
Movie Fanatic: I have had the luxury of seeing it twice, and I cannot wait to see it again.
Tracey Ullman: It is that movie you have to see repeatedly.
Movie Fanatic: You got to work closely with the chap who plays Jack, Daniel Huttlestone. The casting of that was so key. What made him so special?
Tracey Ullman: I love him. He’s a great fellow. We got on so well. He sings beautifully. He was in Les Mis and his acting is so intense. He’s like someone who would be Elizabeth Taylor’s friend in an old MGM movie! Daniel singing Giants in the Sky, it just kicks the whole movie off.
Movie Fanatic: Do you have a favorite song from Into the Woods? Or is it hard to choose?
Tracey Ullman:You Are Not Alone, I just love that. And I love Chris Pine singing Agony, I think it is just sublime. He had no idea he could sing and you can sense the joy in that. He reminds me of a Peter O’Toole or a Richard Burton. He’s amazing.
Movie Fanatic: You saw it many times with your son’s production and are an integral part of it here with the film. What do you think it is about Into the Woods that it is so resonant?
Tracey Ullman: It’s about so many things. It’s about mothers. It’s about family. Rob Marshall says he was so inspired by Obama speaking to the 9/11 families and he said, “You are not alone. No one is alone.” When Rob was putting the movie together, he thought, “Oh my goodness, Obama is quoting Sondheim.” It’s powerful. They wrote this and gathered all the Grimm fairy tales and put them together, but it’s not that happily ever after! It’s where women cut their daughter’s feet off to fit into shoes so they’ll marry a prince. You lock your daughter in a tower and then you blind her boyfriend. It’s horrible stuff! Fairy tales on film have been so sanitized in films in the last 20 years. These stories, I remember as a child, they really had an affect on me. They were tales to tell you, “Be careful! Don’t go into the woods!” I’m glad we’re interpreting them in that way.
Don't miss our four-star Into the Woods review for more on this outstanding film.
The first poster for Into the Woods is here! And is it us, or is Meryl quite spooky?!
Considering we almost didn’t get to see The Interview, it has struck a major chord since its release on demand, online and in a limited run in theaters.
Being that it is a James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy, you know there will be dozens of lines that we’ll be repeating for years to come -- just like those Pineapple Express quotes!
Watch The Interview online and you can see for yourself what a fantastically fun farce the flick is and how many of those Franco and Rogen lines will have you laughing out loud.
We’ve compiled a list of 13 of the most outrageous quotes from the film that is gathering quite a bit of cash for such a limited release and breaking download and on demand records in the process.
Check out all of our The Interview quotes and then witness the greatness of our 13 craziest The Interview quotes!
Rob Lowe: You know, people say that actors lie for a living but this is living a lie.
David Skylark: Okay, Rob, when you’re ready.
Aaron Rapoport: Get ready, camera two.
Male Producer: Oh, Jesus!
David Skylark: Whoa!
Female Producer: His head looks like somebody's taint.
David Skylark: You barely look different!
Rob Lowe: Thanks, Dave!
James Franco's Dave Skylark allows his guests to be themselves, including Rob Lowe -- who gives us TMI.
The research firm Excipio released its annual look at the vast scope of piracy when it comes to Hollywood movies.
It’s a huge problem and it’s only getting worse. But, one thing this yearly look does is it tells us the films that people are so desperate to see, they’ll commit a crime to watch them for free.
So, which films make this list of top 20 most pirated movies of 2014 and how many times was each film downloaded across the world?
There’s some serious blockbusters on here, as well as some Oscar favorites, such as the film that won Best Picture at last year’s Academy Awards.
A few of these films have become movie quote icons, like those Frozen quotes that have permeated the pop culture landscape.
Check out the countdown in the slideshow below and discover the 20 most pirated movies of 2014.
Mark Wahlberg stunned in the true life story from Peter Berg, Lone Survivor. That must be why it was illegally downloaded 19.13 million times in 2014.
Disney has formally released its slate of films for 2015 and it should prove to be the best ever. And that is saying something for the studio that had a 2014 for the ages, from Guardians of the Galaxy to Big Hero 6 and Into the Woods.
But, we’ve also got a new Avengers movie, a new Pixar movie and a new Marvel movie that introduces us to their littlest and mightiest hero, Ant-Man.
This is the full list of Disney soon-to-be classics:
Watch Avengers online and get ready for that sequel in May. Did we tell ya, 2015 is going to be one for the ages.
Check out all our preview photos of a few of our most anticipated, starting with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
What more needs to be said to make our day?!
And of course, Avengers: Age of Ultron!
It's here! The official poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron! Love the robotic lettering!
Hot on the heels of the Disney 2015 preview, today we’ve been gifted the joy of a brand new photo from one of many highlights for the Mouse House for next year. That’s right! We’ve got a fresh pic from Avengers: Age of Ultron!
Judging by what we gleaned from that killer Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, this is the moment where our favorite Marvel heroes meet their villain, circa 2015 -- Ultron.
It’s like a belated Christmas gift to see this pic that features Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Don Cheadle and Jeremy Renner.
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark has a wickedly good idea to reignite the old Stark Peacekeeping Program that features an army of robots designed to protect the world.
Things don’t go so well and we get Ultron, voiced with uncanny evil by James Spader.
Avengers: Age of Ultron lands May 1, 2015 and the days just can’t go fast enough for this fan.
Watch The Avengers online to get ready for the big showdown.
The Avengers meet Ultron. Wonder how this is going to go?
One of the movies that we will be hearing a lot about in 2015 is the Ghostbusters reboot. As it ramps up and heads into production for its 2016 release date, we’ll cover every move of the Paul Feig-directed, all-female reboot of one of the most beloved films of the last several decades.
We’re huge fans of Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) and think that he could not be a better choice given the direction of the franchise. He spoke to Empire about where he’s at with the project and promised that it will still be quite funny, but look to be spooked a little more this time out too.
“I want ours to be scarier than the original, to be quite honest. Katie Dipold (screenwriter) and I are so focused on wanting to do scary comedy. We don’t want to hold back,” Feig said.
The helmer also discussed why it was appealing to re-start the series anew instead of it being a third Ghostbusters movie.
“There’s something fun about introducing our world, which has never seen ghosts to the phenomenon of ghosts. I love origin stories and to introduce new characters.”
And he answered questions about those critics who believe that casting an all-female Ghostbusting crew is simply a stunt. Given the man’s history of female friendly film, we believe him. “A lot of people accused it of being a gimmick. I guess I can see the cynics’ view of it, but for me I just love working with funny women,” Feig said.
“People said, ‘Why don’t you do a mix?’ I’m just more interested in the idea of lady Ghostbusters. It’s the way my brain works.”
Watch Ghostbusters online and let the original make your day.
Aykroyd, who wrote the original script, penned it as a salute to his grandfather, who was a paranormal buff who even built a radio to try to contact ghosts.
It was a banner year for movie quotes as screenwriters penned some fantastic lines and actors and actresses delivered them with serious panache. We will be saying these quotes for years to come.
But, what are the best movie quotes of 2014?
But, is it the best of the year?
There’s some stiff competition from a varied list of superstars, from Brad Pitt, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Lawrence to an animated Chris Pratt and one of the most fantastic The LEGO Movie quotes.
Click through and discover our top 17 movie quotes of the year!
Best job I ever had. [The rest of the cast then repeat this line.]Wardaddy
Watch for this Fury quote to become used truthfully and sarcastically well into the future!
We think that 2015 will be the best year ever for movies. There are so many titles that have us beyond excited, we might just explode.
Tomorrow, Movie Fanatic will reveal our most anticipated movies of 2015 list and today we have the most anticipated of the public, as they have spoken through the online poll taken by Fandango. The most anticipated film for movie fans is, frankly, hardly a surprise.
Yup, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the movie that more of us are eager to see above all others. It’s been ten years since a Star Wars movie of any kind was out and the fandom for that particular franchise has done nothing but increase with time.
But, what were the other four films that made Fandango’s top five?
2015 Most Anticipated Movies:
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron
3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
4. Fifty Shades of Grey
5. Jurassic World
The movie ticket site went ever further and asked ticket buyers which actors and actresses they are most excited to witness in the New Year.
Fan Favorite Actress in 2015 Movies:
1. Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Joy )
2. Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
3. Angelina Jolie (By the Sea)
4. Melissa McCarthy (Spy)
5. Halle Berry (Kidnap)
Fan Favorite Actor in 2015 Movies:
1. Robert Downey, Jr. (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
2. Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Blackhat, and In the Heart of the Sea)
3. Daniel Craig (Spectre)
4. Chris Pratt (Jurassic World)
5. Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible 5)
Then, there’s the family film category. With a new Pixar movie coming out and the beloved Cinderella trailer making waves, surely those two would be at the top. Nope, you’d be wrong.
Most Anticipated Family Film of 2015:
3. Pixar’s Inside Out
Here are our 23 movies that will make summer 2015 the best movie summer ever and stay with us as we reveal our most anticipated movies of the entire year tomorrow.
It is fitting that the best summer ever starts with one of the most anticipated movies that is coming our way... Avengers: Age of Ultron. And with the addition of Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and the villain of all villains in Ultron, this will be one explosive sequel.
Kingsman: The Secret Service is not only one of our most anticipated movies of the first few months of 2015, it is for the entire year. We love Matthew Vaughn’s work (see it when you watch X-Men: First Class online) and the idea is utterly brilliant.
The film follows the most secretive of spy organizations (with Colin Firth and Mark Strong as members) who keep the world safe and never get the credit for it.
Firth’s character meets a hooligan (Taron Egerton) and takes a liking to him and thinks he can become the next great Kingsman (as teased in the Kingsman: The Secret Service trailer). He’s not alone, as we have an entire new team of recruits.
Fox has released a series of featurettes that introduce us to the team, starting with Harry, played by Firth.
Meet Arthur (played by legend Michael Caine!)
Kingsman: The Secret Service hits theaters on February 13, 2015.
Colin Firth's leader of the Kingsman gets his own poster.