Hey everyone! We have a few peachy picks for films we think you’ll enjoy in the upcoming weeks/months. 😉 From action to comedies, here’s a well-rounded bunch you can be excited about!
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.
But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.
Before the end of 2014 we were graced with a special type of comedy that came from a quartet of Penguins, who originally were side characters in a different movie (Madagascar). Like them, these awesome Minions are getting their due, after winning the hearts of mankind after their feature in Despicable Me I & II. After their shorts and their multiple video games, its about time the Minions had their due! (JULY 10, 2015)
IN THE HEART OF THE SEA
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. (DECEMBER 11, 2015)
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black.
In this installment we’re introduced to a new cast of characters in Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. Oh you read that right, Kurt, freaking, Russell. We should be so lucky! Fast & Furious fans are looking forward to this one not only for the continuation of the story, but to get their last glimpse of Paul Walker. (APRIL 3, 2015)
From director Joe Wright comes “Pan,” a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie. Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland.
Luckily for him he’s teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund). A few things you’ll notice immediately: Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard looks perfect, Levi Miller appears as an acceptable Peter Pan, and we’re guessing the soundtrack is going to get more than a few nods come awards-season. (JULY 17, 2015)
So what is 2015 without a disaster film? With this one, hence the title, the San Andreas fault gives way, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California. A search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.
You can’t dislike “The Rock,” he’s loved by Hollywood, he’s loved by us, and he’s just a nice guy. You’ll also see a glimpse of Paul Giamatti in the trailer below. It looks action-packed and could shed some light on what “could” happen (it’s well-noted that the state is overdue for a large-scale earthquake). But in any event, the movie looks it’ll be packed with action and suspense! (MAY 29, 2015)