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Now that we've had the chance to finish 2015, mull it over, chew it up, spit it out or swallow, the conclusion is the same... On to the next. Unfortunately we have to wait another year for the next Blade Runner Film, right next to Fury Road, is probably my most anticipated film of the decade. In the meantime here's what we got in the pipe, in countdown fashion of course. Keep in mind that a few movies on this list have yet to be previewed in trailer or still form so don't hold it against me if a few fall out as the year goes on.High_Rise_2014_Film_Poster 10. HIGH RISE Release Date: May 13 First of all, great trailer! Ben Wheatley  has been a cinephile favorite since his excellent, dark crime comedy, Down Terrace. He followed that up with the chillingly lauded Kill List, which i don't recommend watching unless you want to feel dirty for the next couple of days. Judging by the trailer its got a cool 1960's modern feel and it takes place in a high rise so i'm sure theres going to be some pretty slick art direction. This is a dark horse, judging by the trailer this could just as easily ended up in the top 3. Synopsis London, 1975. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) is a young doctor seduced by the lifestyle in a high-rise, an isolated community, cut off from the rest of society in their luxury tower block, and its creator, the architect Anthony Royal (Jeremy Irons). Taking up residence on the twenty-fifth floor, Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal’s devoted aide Charlotte (Sienna Miller). After Laing befriends Richard Wilder (Luke Evans), a documentary filmmaker relegated to the second floor who is determined to provoke the class injustices inherent in the high-rise, a dangerous social situation develops and the high-rise eventually fragments into violent tribes. suicidesquadnewimgheader 9. SUICIDE SQUAD Release Date:  August 5th We covered the recent trailer, and added a bit of background for those of you unfamiliar with this unconventional super hero team. I like David Ayers films so far, he has this Peckinpah sensibility that shows through in his last two movies, especially in Fury, which makes him perfect for a movie about a group of expendable super villains forced to work for the government. Will Smith, is still one of those only true movie stars left, and if the marketing is a reflection of the movie it looks like they're using him as part of the ensemble as opposed to a "Will Smith Vehicle" which is rad considering this is a massive, big studio, tentpole production. Bottom line, There's too many super hero movies coming out this year, yes I'm going to see Batman vs. Superman. yes, I'm going to see X-men. But I'm only choosing one for my list. Synopsis It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?   who-will-play-who-in-the-new-magnificent-seven-369383 8. MAGNIFICENT 7 REMAKE Release Date: September 23 There hasn't been a trailer or still released to the public, and this movie could very well end up being shit.  All we know is that Denzel Washington leads an ensemble cast directed by Antoin Fuqua (Training Day) in this remake from 1960 which in itself was a western interpretation of Akira Kirosawa's iconic The Seven Samurai . From what it sounds like Ethan Hawke will be filling the boots of the role that put Steve Mcqueen on the map, which when you really dig deep, close your eyes and concentrate, Hawke is a good casting choice. Chris Pratt is also listed in the cast. Watch the original, it still holds up. bourneisback1 (1) 7. UNTITLED BOURNE 5 Release Date: July 29 Like the clandestine world Bourne is supposed to portray, this movie has been held tight, no synopsis leak, only one press photo and not a trailer date in site (who would have thought 10 years ago that the mass public would be patiently waiting for  a trailer).  These are solid espionage movies. Even the Renner one was worth the watch. The only thing we do know is Matt Damon is returning to the role that made him a bonafide movie star along with Paul Greengrass, to direct. silence-official-NO-WATERMARK-700x405 6. Silence Release Date: December (unannounced) Martin Scorsese's passion project about priests in 17th century Japan. This comes with a little bit of hesitance. Marty has been trying to get this movie made since 1991, he originally had it slated with Benecio Del Toro and Daniel Day Lewis (that would have been dynamite). Since then it's been in development hell, coming to fruition with Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson. Another quick note, this has been Scorsese's first flick in close to 20 years (not counting the 2011 childrens film Hugo) that Scorsese is making a movie without his muse, Leo Dicaprio. Synopsis Two Jesuit Portuguese Catholic priests face violent persecution when they travel to Japan to seek out their mentor and spread the teachings of Christianity. 960x410_7d4c70bb52d606d1b447328d7f503f21 5. TRIPLE 9 Release Date: February 26 This movie snuck up on me. I heard nothing about it until it's trailer debuted in December and MY GOD! Directed by the stellar John Hillcoat(The Proposition, The Road, Lawless) stars  Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackee and Kate Winslet! And it's a crime drama??? Somebody up there loves me Synopsis The film follows a group of criminals and corrupt cops who find themselves in serious trouble. The Russian mafia is blackmailing them, and the only way to deal with them is to perform what is believed to be an extremely challenging heist. Impossible as it may seem, however, they eventually hatch a plan: on one side of town, half of the crew will plan the murder of a rookie cop named Chris Allen (Casey Affleck), and while the rest of the force is distracted by a 999 call ("officer down"), the other half of the corrupt cops will pull off the job. maxresdefault (5) 4.  Midnight Special Release Date: July 29 Another great trailer. Directed by Jeff Nichols of Mud and Take Shelter fame. This movie looks rad, a bit of a throwback if the trailer is telling. Synopsis Roy (Michael Shannon) is a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton (Jaeden Lieberher). Joined by Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst's characters, this group must race to get Alton to a secret location all while being hunted by an extreme religious sect led by Calvin Meyer and a government task force headed up by Adam Driver. It is a full-on chase, the outcome of which could bring about a world-changing event.[7] cb61729dfeebf8f5be862d217f904ffcbd33a010 3. Star Wars Rouge One Release Date: December 16 I like the concept, a heist movie that takes place in the Star Wars universe. I wan't a huge fan of the generally liked Force Awakened,  but i appreciated it for what it was. Plus i would watch Ben Mendelsohn in just about anything the-nice-guy-storyyy_647_120515024102 2. Nice Guys Release Date: May 20 Damn! this looks rad. Written and directed by Shane Black, look him up, he's done everything from creating the Lethal Weapon series, to playing Hawkins in Predator and if you know who Hawkins is you get me. He went on to being the first screen writer to sell a script for a then record 4 million for a movie i won't even name. He directed the fantastic 2005 crime comedy, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, starring a pre marvel Robert Downey JR. and a hilarious Val Kilmer... Gay Perry. Another note, Russel Crowe and Gossling are definitely an odd couple, it looks like it works. This movie essentially looks like Kiss Kiss set in the 70's, I'm in Synopsis The film takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl (Margaret Qualley) and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power. hail-caesar-quad 1.Hail Ceaser Release Date: Feb 6 It's the Coen Brothers man. this far down the rabbit hole, anything they make I watch. Killer cast to boot. The Coen Brothers made they're mark early on with quirky dark comedy's like  Raising Arizona, Fargo, Big Lebowski and jump back and forth between to the latter and iconic films like No Country For Old Men, probably the greatest movie in the last 15 years. Synopsis Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is a Hollywood "fixer" helping the production of the film Hail Caesar, starring famous actor Baird Whitlock (George Clooney). When a drugged Whitlock is kidnapped by a group named The Future, Mannix is the one in charge of collecting $100,000 and rescuing him.[2] -Michael Cherrito


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