The holidays are winding down and we’re heading into the new year with a whole new schedule of films hitting theaters in 2015. January kicks us off with plenty of movie options to help you escape the winter blues, including anticipated releases like ‘Taken 3' and ‘Blackhat,’ as well as more action, adventure, and even a couple of family friendly releases. Read on for our guide to the new movie releases coming to a theater near you in January 2015.
We’ve been watching the drama surrounding ‘The Interview’ unfold for weeks now, and today brings yet another update to this bizarre and disappointing series of events. Following messages from the hacker terrorist group thanking Sony for canceling the release of the film and instructing them to remove all traces of the film’s existence from the Internet, Sony appears to have begun that process. The studio has now deleted its accounts for ‘The Interview’ on Facebook and Twitter, and removed the promo and clips from the official YouTube page.
Things have been pretty intense over the last few weeks, as hackers attacked Sony and threatened terrorist action if the studio released ‘The Interview.’ You may not get to see ‘The Interview’ anytime soon, but we still have plenty of movies to look forward to, like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2.’ As director James Gunn reveals, Sony isn’t the only studio impacted by all of this hacking business.
Earlier this year, director J.J. Abrams along with Disney reached out to ‘Star Wars’ fans asking for donations for UNICEF. Every person who donated was entered into a special drawing to visit the set and have a small role in ‘The Force Awakens.’ The fundraising effort was a huge success, and now Abrams—along with the cast and crew—has delivered a new “thank you” video, featuring a couple of particularly special old friends.
Two of our most anticipated films next year happen to be sequels: ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ It’s not often that sequels get people this excited, which is even more reason to celebrate. Following their fantastic trailers, both films have just released new photos to give us a sneak peek at a couple of particularly awesome moments. And while these photos should help satisfy our craving to see these films immediately, we have to admit that they’re just making us a little more impatient.
Kate Winslet is basically the queen of period drama. When you think period drama, you think Kate Winslet in fussy, suffocating clothing. So it’s no surprise that Winslet has once again returned to the genre that first introduced her to mainstream audiences—this time for Alan Rickman (yes, that Alan Rickman), who directed and co-stars with Winslet in ‘A Little Chaos.’ The first trailer for the upcoming film has arrived, in which our reigning queen of period drama gets a lot of side-eye from some upper-class French people at Versailles.
While we all patiently await the sequel to ‘Pacific Rim,’ director Guillermo del Toro has been working on another pretty exciting project: ‘Crimson Peak,’ described as a ghost story/gothic romance period film that marks the first non-blockbuster film for the director in eight years. Although trailer for ‘Crimson Peak’ played at Comic-Con over the summer, it was never released online, which makes this first photo of Jessica Chastain your first official sneak peek.
Previously titled ‘The Nest,’ ‘Sisters’ reunites former ‘SNL’ co-stars and ‘Baby Mama’ pals Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in a film that is here to make all your Fey-Poehler dreams come true. Today brings the first look at our favorite BFFs via a brand new official photo, which confirms that you can stop pinching yourselves because you are totally not dreaming, and yes, we are getting a new movie with these two awesome, hilarious ladies.
‘The Babadook’ is undoubtedly the scariest film of the year—not only that, but it’s also one of the best films of 2014, garnering acclaim from critics and audiences alike. The film, which is currently in theaters and on VOD, features a highly original and disturbing new movie monster in the titular and sinister Babadook. And just when you thought you were free of the terrifying monster, he’s back in a new animated Christmas greeting, to wish you a very chilling holiday.
Following the recent announcement that Warner Bros. has hired the awesomely talented Michelle MacLaren to direct the first ‘Wonder Woman’ solo film, we also learned that the studio was close to hiring ‘Pan’ screenwriter Jason Fuchs to pen the script. But now it seems that Fuchs may not be the only screenwriter on the project (if he’s still involved at all): rumor has it that WB has hired a total of six writers to deliver six different scripts. Stop scratching your head so much, you’ll make a bald spot.