Saturday, 10 January 2015

My Top Ten Films to See in 2015

I watch A LOT of films every year at the cinema and at film festivals. Here are the top ten films I'm looking forward to seeing this year (and their UK release dates):

Avengers: Age of Ultron  (24th April)

You all knew this would be on the list, right?  I LOVE Marvel films, especially Avengers. Superhero films are just so enjoyable to watch. Also, they filmed at the university in my hometown (UEA, Norwich) for a few days !

Far from the Madding Crowd   (1st May)

Tom Sturridge, Carey Mulligan, beautiful scenery and romance. Perfect :) 

Insurgent  (20th March)

There are many Young Adult books being adapted into films. Confession. I haven't read this book yet. I've only read the first book Divergent and seen the film and loved them both. I haven't watched the trailer or read much about this film as I don't want to be spoiled. You can see the trailer on YouTube . I plan to read this book in week 6 of my 2015 reading challenge here

Jupiter Ascending  (6th February)

I'm a big fan of Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne who are both in this film, plus it was partly filmed in Norwich / Norfolk. It's by the same creators of The Matrix films, I love sci fi and the special effects look amazing! See the trailer here

Fifty Shades of Grey  (13th February)

I don't need to tell you anything about this film do I? Everyone knows? Good :) The books are fun to read and I'm always interested to see how books translate into film. Also Jamie Dornan is the lead actor so this is a major plus point! The trailer is on YouTube here .

Life  (25th September) 

Life tells the story of Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock (played by Robert Pattinson) and one of his most famous subjects, James Dean (Dane DeHaan). There's no official trailer for this yet but from what I have seen of filming this is going to be great.

Clouds of Sils Maria  (15th May)

This stars Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz and Johnny Flynn. An aging actress (Binoche) is asked to star in the revival of the play that made her famous, this time playing the older role, not the younger (Moretz) and is confronted with an unsettling reflection of herself. She rehearses with her assistant (Stewart) in Sils Maria, in the Alps. Every review I've read has been positive. As it's already been shown at many festivals and been released in many countries I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't seen it! See the trailer here .

Lost River  (24th April)

This is the director debut of actor Ryan Gosling and stars Matt Smith. It's had mixed reviews at festivals but it looks weird and surreal and definitely my kind of film. The synopsis from the page reads "A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town". It was previously entitled How to Catch a Monster. Click here to see a clip from the film.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens  (18th December)

I grew up watching the original Star Wars films on repeat. I used to know the dialogue word for word. I CANNOT WAIT for this!

Peanuts  (21st December)

Snoopy. Woodstock. Charlie Brown. Oh yes. 

Deciding on a top ten list was almost impossible so here are the rest of the films in my top forty ! High-Rise, Remainder, The Sound and the Fury, Wild, Furious 7, Minions, The Age of Adaline, Tomorrowland, Still Alice, Into the Woods, Song One, Walter, Pitch Perfect 2, Ex Machina, Tracers, Ant-Man, Pan, Blackhat, The Longest Ride, Queen of the Desert, Yosemite, We Are Your Friends, Crimson Peak, Trainwreck, White Bird in a Blizzard, Equals, American Ultra, Anesthesia, Victor Frankenstein, Hotel Transylvania 2.  There are some films with no UK release dates but expected to be released this year *fingers crossed* Even with this crazily long list I'll have missed some out ha ha.

Which films do you want to see in 2015? 

image sources
Madding Crowd poster Insurgent poster Jupiter poster Fifty poster Life poster Sils Maria poster Lost River

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