Predicting which films will be hits and which ones won’t isn’t always easy. After all, this is a strange medium, and sometimes, even when everything is lined up perfectly, the pieces don’t all fall together as well as they should. Going into this list, I knew that. So all I can really do here is mention the films that we are kind of excited about, and then sit back for a year and hope that they don’t suck.
Of course, I could list all the Oscar bait movies coming out in 2015 and then wait a year and tell you how genius I am for predicting that they would be hits, but that’s too easy. How about we take some chances? Maybe throw an Adam Sandler movie on the list and really fuck people up? That is what’s so great about film. You sometimes go into a movie thinking you will love it, and you end up hating it. And sometimes the opposite occurs.
Honestly, movies are a lot like first dates. They tend to either go really well, or they make you want to run for the door. There rarely is an in-between. While you may not all agree on my choices, there is something here for everybody. And as to why there is no Pixar movie on the list, it’s because it’s a given that anything Pixar does will be gold, so there is no need to state the obvious.
So, with that in mind, here are the five movies that we are most excited for in 2015. And when I say we, I mean me and the voices in my head.