ANTICIPATIONVILLE — 2015 is revving up to be a big year for movies, especially for the sci-fi fans out there. Now this list by no means includes all of the great movies we will see this year, but here is just a quick look at some of the big movies to put on that cat calendar you got for Christmas.
In 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led a march from Selma, Alabama, to the state capitol of Montgomery in order to secure equal voting rights for African-Americans. “Selma” explores the struggle of King and his followers that culminated in the Voting Rights Act signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Starring David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey and Cube Gooding Jr., “Selma” hit theaters Jan. 9, and here is the trailer to pique your interest. It is rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language.
Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is one of the most lethal snipers in history. “American Sniper” follows Kyle through four tours in the Middle East and his return home to his wife and children.
The film stars Bradley Cooper and is directed by Clint Eastwood. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, the movie is rated R for strong and disturbing war violence and language throughout, including some sexual references. “American Sniper” will be released in theaters Jan. 16.
When Jupiter Jones crosses paths with a genetically engineered hunter named Caine, her life will never be the same. After a life of hard work and bad breaks, Jupiter discovers that she is actually destined for greatness on a cosmic scale.
From the creators of “The Matrix,” “Jupiter Ascending” stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean. The movie is rated PG-13 for some violence, sequences of sci-fi action, some suggestive content and partial nudity. You can see the thrilling trailer here until “Jupiter Ascending” is in theaters starting Feb. 6.
The world’s greatest superheroes return and this time they must unite against Ultron. As the supervillain plans to destroy humanity in favor of a new technological age, the Avengers team up with twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to defeat the evil artificial intelligence.
“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” will be released on May 1 and has not yet been rated. If you aren’t excited yet, here’s the teaser trailer that just might change your mind.
“Jurassic World” takes place 22 years after the events of the original movie, “Jurassic Park,” and the island has now become a theme-park of massive proportions. In order to attract new visitors, a brand new attraction of genetically modified dinosaurs has been created and things go terribly wrong.
Chris Pratt stars in the movie, along with Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer and Ty Simpkins. “Jurassic World” will premiere June 12 and is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi terror, creature violence and mayhem throughout, and for brief language. See the intense trailer here.
Pixar’s newest animated motion picture packs some big emotion. Diving into the mind of a young girl, it’s easy to see that growing up can be a pretty difficult experience. Even the most ordinary, everyday things include a lot more feeling than you’d think.
Featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Diane Lane, “Inside Out” is rated PG for some thematic elements and mild rude humor. Check out the teaser trailer before June 19 when the movie is in theaters.
The epic story of Katniss and the people of Panem comes to a close in the final chapter of “The Hunger Games” series. With District 13 behind her, along with the rebels from all the other districts, Katniss takes the revolution straight to the steps of the capitol and President Snow.
“Mockingjay Part 2” has not yet been officially rated but will be released to theaters Nov. 20.
The next chapter in the exciting space saga takes place 30 years after Episode VI — "Return of the Jedi" and boasts an all-star cast of new and old faces, including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong’o.
“Episode VII — The Force Awakens” doesn’t go to theaters until Dec. 18, but a teaser trailer might tide you over for a bit.