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  1. It's almost March which means I'm pretty much done with watching films from 2015. I haven't seen every film from 2015, but I surely tried. I've seen nearly 80 films from 2015. I wouldn't consider myself to be the best writer around but practice makes perfect. Feedback as well as your thoughts are very much appreciated! Making these lists was tough. 2015 was a terrific year. Between Kingsman and Star Wars we had our fair share of outright great blockbuster films. Except for Bridge of Spies I'd rate all best picture nominees a 8.5 or higher. That's how good this year was, because there's more great films than just blockbusters and oscar-bait. Making a worst list was equally tough because I didn't have as much picks as I would have in 2014. Admittedly, I haven't seen all worst contenders. I walked out of Ricky and the Flash and American Ultra, didn't see We Are Your Friends and Jem and the Holograms and only heard about Youth and the Lobster just weeks ago. But I think I did it. I made a list which we will all agree on. Ha-ha. We'll go from 10 to 1. For every worst, I'll also give you a best. Let's just get started with my top 10 worst and best films of 2015! #10 Worst The Intern - Nancy Meyers http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2361509/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 When I had just seen The Intern I didn't think it was so bad. I laughed my fair share and the positive attitude of the film worked for me. But the more I thought about this film, the more it annoyed me. DeNiro and Hathaway are terrific actors and Meyers is at least a somewhat capable director, but dear god this film was so poorly written. Let's dismiss the horrible concept which at least seems plausible in today's hipster culture, where every company tries to stand out by doing something unique. DeNiro's storyline is quite uplifting and sweet, but boy did they drop the ball on the Anne Hathaway story. She's proved to be capable enough to start up and run a company but suddenly the whole world around her starts acting like a sexist dick. The shareholders want a CEO but of course they all have to be sexist males who look down on her. The sole thought of looking for a qualified female CEO didn't even arise to anyone? Then, to make everything even worse, suddenly the husband starts cheating which was uncalled for, both in the story as in terms of realism. Who in their right mind, would be cheating when married to a woman that looks like Anne Hathaway. Most men would pray to the sky every night for being so godly lucky. 2015 was a good year for women in film. Between Sicario, Brooklyn and Mad Max, women had their fair share of being badass in their own unique ways. The Intern however was a huge step back. #10 Best The Martian - Ridley Scott http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3659388/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 My expectations for the Martian weren't high. I hoped it would be enjoyable and that's basically it. I've never been a huge fan of Matt Damon or Ridley Scott. When this film was done I remained in my chair for the credits. I was stunned by how ridiculously enjoyable this film is. When I tried to write down my thoughts about the film, I couldn't help but praise its humor. I wrote that it could very well be the best comedy of the year. Matt Damon's performance was emotional on all the right notes but he never hesitated to add a bit of humor to the the pain and misery he was in. If you'd be all alone with no way of contacting another human being, of course you'd try to be sane with humor. It worked in all the right ways. The 70s and 80s music helped this film very well too. Ridley Scott gave the film all the time and breathing room it needed. A film needs to deserve being about two and a half hours, in my opinion, and for the Martian I hadn't even noticed it was so 'long'. After two and a half hours I was completely satisfied with what I had just seen. A complete, thoughtful and entertaining story. Ridley Scott doesn't lose the film for one second. There's still one question I have with this film; doesn't Mark Watney have any family?
  2. Spectre OS Thread soooooooooooo I dont care f its too early I'll remain excited all next year will it get to the hights of Skyfall? fall short? Trailer: Links: Box Office Mojo - Box Office Summary IMDB - Movie Summary The Numbers - Summary Official Movie Site
  3. Let's discuss about this year scores and soundtracks! Right now, there's a big one (Jupiter Ascending) by Michael Giacchino, and this might be also his year, because he's scoring also three big Summer tentpoles: Jurassic World, Inside Out and Tomorrowland. What scores are you waiting the most? Will we see a score from James Horner soon? Will Brian Tyler's score for Avengers 2 be better than Silvestri's first aproach? What can we expect about Star Wars 7? Will Williams return with two gems this year?
  4. Industrious Angel's Top8 of 2015

    Well, it took me some time to catch up with most important 2015 releases but now I think I've reached a conclusion. There were exactly 8 "A" movies in 2015 for me, meaning at least an 8/10 rating on my imdb list. Among them 6 releases I rated 8/10 and 2 9/10ers - here we go: 8/10 in alphabetical order: Mad Max Fury Road Pixels Shaun the Sheep The Force Awakens The Martian The Revenant 9/10: Ex Machina Victoria Well, when I saw MMFuryRoad, and my jawbone hit my knees halfway through without coming upo again, I didn't expect another 2015 movie to match it in intensity but now that the year is over, there are even two (Revenant, Victoria) which managed exactly that. Especially Victoria is an experience, not a single weak link there - a much "smaller" story then the other ones on my list (except maybe Shaun) - but the camera breathing through those 2 hours with the main protagonists (absolutetly pitch-perfect performances here) makes this an unforgettable ride. This is what movies were invented for! The only thing keeping it from a 10/10 (upon two viewings, maybe that'll change) is the story itself, a bit too convenient or well-crafted to fit the ultra-realistic acting. Whoever calls the one-take approach a "gimmick" has obviously not seen the movie. As to my other 9/10er: Ex Machina is, also, a very intimate story, brought alive through perfect acting and carefully selected set design, light and editing. Here, it was rather some technological and logical loopholes that kept it from a 10/10; otherwise easily the best SF movie of 2015.
  5. CLUB REASONS: FF6 (550 OS) huge overseas increase to FF5 (416 OS) can bring up to FF7 because the franchise is getting better reviews. That's 134 million increase. If the increase continued at the same rate, FF7 will gross around 684 OS.Minions is a spin-off film.The Minions is not a contender here, ceiling over Despicable 2 is unlikely. It will fall short of it.Minions will have some competitors around its release, Terminator Genisys & Ant-Man.The Fast and Furious franchise is really getting bigger. Paul Walker's death has forced the colossal marketing push of Universal. Minions is ultimately poised to gross less than Despicable Me 2 due to fact that it is a spin-off film. It would be great if FF7 even crosses 1B but it has very minimal chance of happening. I hope that FF7 will have a higher re-watch factor than Minions. Estimates: 280mln DOM / 680mln OS / 960mln WW for FURIOUS 7 305mln DOM / 640mln OS / 945mln WW for MINIONS TEAM FURIOUS:Calypsusacetabulum7DurdenGokai RedSorcerer SupremeRaphael PotterNoctisky02121JohnnyGossamerBaritone PridePypa94Age of RobertonTEAM MINIONS:treeroyCaptain Jack SparrowJohn MarstonAndyLLpicores​ The club will close in March 27, 2015, a week before the release date of Furious 7.
  6. havent seen the thread so decided to start one (if Im blind & there is already a thread for it please delete/close mine!) Blomkamp movies OS District 9 - $95mil OS Elysium - $193 OS according to BOM
  7. IMDB News Oscar Isaac Replaces Javier Bardem in A Most Violent Year, Zach Galifianakis Joins Heist Comedy, and Fifty Shades Adds TwoAlbert Brooks Joins Oscar Isaac And Jessica Chastain In J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year2014 Will Be A Most Violent Year For David OyelowoCatalina Sandino Moreno Joins Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain in ‘A Most Violent Year’ (Exclusive) http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/sundance-a24-acquires-j-c-chandors-violent-year-oscar-isaac-jessica-chastain/
  8. Sundance 2015

    sooooooooo With the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition gives Sundance Film Festers a first look at new voices in American independent film. Advantageous / U.S.A. (Director: Jennifer Phang, Screenwriters: Jacqueline Kim, Jennifer Phang) — In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world. Cast: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams, Ken Jeong, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Kim. The Bronze / U.S.A. (Director: Bryan Buckley, Screenwriters: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch) — In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women’s gymnastics team. Today, she’s still living in her small hometown, washed-up and embittered. Stuck in the past, Hope must reassess her life when a promising young gymnast threatens her local celebrity status. Cast: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Haley Lu Richardson, Cecily Strong. DAY ONE FILM The D Train / U.S.A. (Directors and screenwriters: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel) — With his 20th reunion looming, Dan can’t shake his high school insecurities. In a misguided mission to prove he’s changed, Dan rekindles a friendship with the popular guy from his class and is left scrambling to protect more than just his reputation when a wild night takes an unexpected turn. Cast: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer. The Diary of a Teenage Girl / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Marielle Heller) — Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she’s sleeping with her mother’s boyfriend. Cast: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig. Dope / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Rick Famuyiwa) — Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. Cast: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz, A$AP Rocky. I Smile Back / U.S.A. (Director: Adam Salky, Screenwriters: Amy Koppelman, Paige Dylan) — All is not right in suburbia. Laney Brooks, a wife and mother on the edge, has stopped taking her meds, substituting recreational drugs and the wrong men. With the destruction of her family looming, Laney makes a last, desperate attempt at redemption. Cast: Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Thomas Sadoski, Mia Barron, Terry Kinney, Chris Sarandon. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl / U.S.A. (Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Screenwriter: Jesse Andrews) — Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia. Cast: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon. The Overnight / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Patrick Brice) — Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family “playdate” becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on. Cast: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godrèche. People, Places, Things / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: James C. Strouse) — Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing being a parent to his young twin daughters and teaching a classroom full of college students, all the while trying to navigate the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him. Cast: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Stephanie Allynne, Jessica Williams, Gia Gadsby, Aundrea Gadsby. Results / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Andrew Bujalski) — Two mismatched personal trainers’ lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client. Cast: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker. Songs My Brothers Taught Me / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Chloé Zhao) — This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home. Cast: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Irene Bedard, Taysha Fuller, Travis Lone Hill, Eléonore Hendricks. The Stanford Prison Experiment / U.S.A. (Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Screenwriter: Tim Talbott) — This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time. Cast: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, Olivia Thirlby. Stockholm, Pennsylvania / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Nikole Beckwith) — A young woman is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years. Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon, Jason Isaacs, David Warshofsky. Unexpected / U.S.A. (Director: Kris Swanberg, Screenwriters: Kris Swanberg, Megan Mercier) — When Samantha Abbott begins her final semester teaching science at a Chicago high school, she faces some unexpected news: she’s pregnant. Soon after, Samantha learns that one of her favorite students, Jasmine, has landed in a similar situation. Unexpected follows the two women as they embark on an unlikely friendship. Cast: Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm, Gail Bean, Elizabeth McGovern. The Witch / U.S.A., Canada (Director and screenwriter: Robert Eggers) — New England in the 1630s: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness. When their newborn son vanishes and crops fail, the family turns on one another. Beyond their worst fears, a supernatural evil lurks in the nearby wood. Cast: Anya Taylor Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Lucas Dawson, Ellie Grainger. Z for Zachariah / U.S.A. (Director: Craig Zobel, Screenwriter: Nissar Modi) — In a post-apocalyptic world, a young woman who believes she is the last human on Earth meets a dying scientist searching for survivors. Their relationship becomes tenuous when another survivor appears. As the two men compete for the woman’s affection, their primal urges begin to reveal their true nature. Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION Chlorine / Italy (Director: Lamberto Sanfelice, Screenwriters: Lamberto Sanfelice, Elisa Amoruso) — Jenny, 17, dreams of becoming a synchronized swimmer. Family events turn her life upside down and she is forced move to a remote area to look after her ill father and younger brother. It won’t be long before Jenny starts pursuing her dreams again. Cast: Sara Serraiocco, Ivan Franek, Giorgio Colangeli, Anatol Sassi, Piera Degli Esposti, Andrea Vergoni. World Premiere Chorus / Canada (Director and screenwriter: François Delisle) *— A separated couple meet again after 10 years when the body of their missing son is found. Amid the guilt of losing a loved one, they hesitantly move toward affirmation of life, acceptance of death, and even the possibility of reconciliation. Cast: Sébastien Ricard, Fanny Mallette, Pierre Curzi, Genevieve Bujold. World Premiere Glassland / Ireland (Director and screenwriter: Gerard Barrett) — In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld. Cast: Jack Reynor, Toni Collette, Will Poulter, Michael Smiley. International Premiere Homesick / Norway (Director: Anne Sewitsky, Screenwriters: Ragnhild Tronvoll, Anne Sewitsky) — When Charlotte, 27, meets her brother Henrik, 35, for the first time, two people who don’t know what a normal family is begin an encounter without boundaries. How does sibling love manifest itself if you have never experienced it before? Cast: Ine Marie Wilmann, Simon J. Berger, Anneke von der Lippe, Silje Storstein, Oddgeir Thune, Kari Onstad. World Premiere Ivy / Turkey (Director and screenwriter: Tolga Karaçelik) — Sarmasik is sailing to Egypt when the ship’s owner goes bankrupt. The crew learns there is a lien on the ship, and key crew members must stay on board. Ivy is the story of these six men trapped on the ship for days. Cast: Nadir Sarıbacak, Özgür Emre Yıldırım, Hakan Karsak, Kadir Çermik, Osman Alkaş, Seyithan Özdemiroğlu. World Premiere Partisan / Australia (Director: Ariel Kleiman, Screenwriters: Ariel Kleiman, Sarah Cyngler) — Alexander is like any other kid: playful, curious and naive. He is also a trained assassin. Raised in a hidden paradise, Alexander has grown up seeing the world filtered through his father, Gregori. As Alexander begins to think for himself, creeping fears take shape, and Gregori’s idyllic world unravels. Cast: Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel, Florence Mezzara. World Premiere PRINCESS / Israel (Director and screenwriter: Tali Shalom Ezer) — While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar’s role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan, an ethereal boy that accompanies her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy. Cast: Keren Mor, Shira Haas, Ori Pfeffer, Adar Zohar Hanetz. International Premiere The Second Mother / Brazil (Director and screenwriter: Anna Muylaert) — Having left her daughter, Jessica, to be raised by relatives in the north of Brazil, Val works as a loving nanny in São Paulo. When Jessica arrives for a visit 13 years later, she confronts her mother’s slave-like attitude and everyone in the house is affected by her unexpected behavior. Cast: Regina Casé, Michel Joelsas, Camila Márdila, Karine Teles, Lourenço Mutarelli. World Premiere Slow WestSlow West / New Zealand (Director: John Maclean, Screenwriters: John Maclean, Michael Lesslie) — Set at the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas, a mysterious traveller, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Rory McCann, Ben Mendelsohn, Brooke Williams, Caren Pistorius. World Premiere Strangerland / Australia, Ireland (Director: Kim Farrant, Screenwriters: Fiona Seres, Michael Kinirons) — When Catherine and Matthew Parker’s two teenage kids disappear into strangerlandthe remote Australian desert, the couple’s relationship is pushed to the brink as they confront the mystery of their children’s fate. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt, Maddison Brown. World Premiere The Summer of Sangaile / Lithuania, France, Holland (Director and screenwriter: Alanté Kavaïté) — Seventeen-year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at the summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents’ lakeside villa. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds in her teenage love, the only person that truly encourages her to fly. Cast: Julija Steponaitytė, Aistė Diržiūtė. World Premiere. DAY ONE FILM Umrika / India (Director and screenwriter: Prashant Nair) — When a young village boy discovers that his brother, long believed to be in America, has actually gone missing, he begins to invent letters on his behalf to save their mother from heartbreak, all the while searching for him. Cast: Suraj Sharma, Tony Revolori, Smita Tambe, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Prateik Babbar. World Premiere
  9. So... this is my first topic; I hope I'm doing this right. So the title is pretty straightforward; what 2015 films are you looking forward to seeing (ones that you think might be worth a trip to the cinemas). You can, but don't have to put anything in order (I won't be doing that until New Years) and of course you can edit if a new trailer comes out etc. You can also include why you have a certain film on your list, or why you don't. I don't think there's a thread for this, or if this could be considered too similar to the "top 10 most anticipated films for the next 12 months" thread. But Mods, if this topic already exists, or doesn't need to exist, you know what to do Okay, so without further ado, here's my list, which I will be editing over the next little while. I'm just going to run down the list, starting from January and ending in December. - Tak3n - Blackhat - American Sniper (I'm counting this one 2015 but you don't have to) - (I'm on the fence at the moment for The Wedding Ringer) - Mortecai (that new trailer got me interested) - Jupiter Ascending - Seventh Son - SpongeBob: Sponge Out Of Water - Secret Service - Chappie - Cinderella - Heart of the Sea - Insurgent - Get Hard - Home - Furious 7 - Run All Night - Avengers: Age of Ultron - Mad Max: Fury Road - Tomorrowland - San Andreas - B.O.O - Jurassic World - Inside Out - Paper Towns - Ted 2 - Terminator - Minions - Ant-Man - Pan - Pixels - Grimsby - Point Break - The Fantastic 4 - Goosebumps - The Man From U.N.C.L.E - Everest - The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials - Hotel Transylvania 2 - Victor Frankenstein - Londen Has Fallen - The Jungle Book - St. James Place - Scouts vs. Zombies - Peanuts - Bond 24 - MockingJay Part 2 - The Martain - The Good Dinosaur - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Kung Fu Panda 3 - Mission: Impossible 5 - Dirty Grandpa I didn't include the Hateful Eight, The Walk, or Joy because either I don't know much about them, there have been no trailers, or I'm not certain of a release date.
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