Must See Films to start 2015
We cannot think of a better way of spending a wet and chilly winters day than by heading out to the cinema! From Channing Tatum as a sexy interplanetary warrior to the return of funnyman Seth Rogen, there is a film for every Jane this season!
Check out our top 8 must see films this season.
RELEASE DATE: 26 DECEMBER
The Talent: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney
The widely anticipated WW2 drama directed by Angelina Jolie hits our screens on Boxing Day. Here at Janes we have been super excited for the film since the release of the first trailer back in July! The plot follows the life of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini, who survives a plane crash in the pacific and spends 47 days drifting on a raft, only to be captured by the Japanese and sent to a prisoner of war camp.
RELEASE DATE: 1 JANUARY
The Talent: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts
Birdman is a black comedy film that follows the life of a washed-up actor (Michael Keaton) famous for portraying an iconic superhero, as he tries to mount a Broadway play. However the journey isn’t easy, as he has to battle his own ego along with family troubles in the days leading up to the opening night. The cast is fantastic and current reviews note outstanding performances from both Michael Keaton and Edward Norton.
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
RELEASE DATE: 2 JANUARY
The Talent: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
Part biopic, part love story, The Theory of Everything follows the life of famous physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and focuses on the relationship he has Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). The film has been nominated for a series of Golden Globe Awards including: Best Motion Picture –Drama and Best Actor- Motion Picture Drama for Eddie Redmayne.
INTO THE WOODS
RELEASE DATE: 9 JANUARY
The Talent: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Chris Pine
For something a little more lighthearted, Disney’s next installment, Into The Woods, promises to be a hit for all ages. Set in an alternative world of various Grimm fairy tales, the film intertwines plots to explore the consequences of the character’s quests and wishes. The ensemble cast is full of Hollywood stars such as Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt and Chris Pine.
RELEASE DATE 6 FEBRUARY
The Talent: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne
Jupiter Ascending is centered on Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) a down-on-her-luck janitor and an interplanetary warrior, Canine Wise (Channing Tatum) who informs Jones that her destiny extends beyond earth. Directed by the Wachowskis, who wrote the screenplay for The Matrix trilogy, Jupiter Ascending promises to offer up some sci-fi greatness. Oh and in case you missed it, check out Channing Tatum’s homemade birthday cards for his wife with a little help from his daughter.
RELEASE DATE: Now on YouTube
The Talent: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Joseph Gordon- Levitt
Waiting till the very minute for it to be easily the most controversial film of 2014, Sony actually pulled the release of this film following pressure from North Korea. However, you can watch The Interview from the US right now on YouTube with a UK release expected very soon!
It is good to see Seth Rogen back at what he does best! The Interview tells the story of two journalists (Seth Rogen and James Franco) who land an interview with Kim Jong-Un (Randall Park) and are commanded by the CIA to assassinate him. Whilst the film has so far received mixed reviews from critics, we believe it might just be in the running for one of the funniest films in 2015!
50 SHADES OF GREY
RELEASE DATE: 13 FEBRUARY
The Talent: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson
Ladies, it’s finally here, we have been excited for the release of 50 Shades ever since we were told of its film adaptation! Oh and what better way to get into the Valentines mood.
Mr Grey will see you now…
RELEASE DATE: 20 FEBRUARY
The Talent: Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick
Typically we see Jennifer Anniston in romantic or comedy films, however her role in Cake will show her in a completely different, rather fragile light. She plays Claire Simmons, a sharp natured woman, who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic-pain support group. Uncovering the details of the suicide makes Simmons fight against her own personal demons. Anniston’s portrayal of her character has earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress, good luck Jen!
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