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hmv.com presents… 50 Films to get you excited for 2015! #3 Drama & Comedy
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hmv.com presents… 50 Films to get you excited for 2015! #3 Drama & Comedy

2014 is almost at an end and it’s been a pretty damn great year for movies, we’ve had Guardians Of The Galaxy, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, 12 Years A Slave, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Edge Of Tomorrow, Nightcrawler, the list goes on and on.

But, the thing is, 2015 is shaping up to be even better and we’re going to prove it to you. Over the next few days we’re going to be previewing 50 films that are hitting the big screen in 2015 and they all look outstanding…

Today, we focus on the best from drama and comedy...

 

American Sniper


What Is It?

This is Clint Eastwood’s biopic of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in the history of the US army.


Any plot details?

The film shows a physically and emotionally exhausted Kyle as he completes his fourth tour of duty and follows as he attempts to adjust to normal life and fatherhood on his return home.


Who’s In It?

Bradley Cooper stars as the tormented Kyle, with Sienna Miller as his wife Tara. There are also key roles for Veronica Mars man Kyle Gallner and Taken 2’s Max Charles.


When Can I See It?

You’ve not got long to wait, it’s out on January 16th.


Can I See A Trailer?

You can. It’s very striking and very powerful.

 

 

Chappie


What Is It?

District 9 director Neil Blomkamp returns with another dystopian thriller. 


Any plot details?

Chappie is a young robot who is kidnapped by two criminals during his birth, making him the slightly strange son of a very dysfunctional family. This looks like an odd one. 


Who’s In It?

Sharlto Copley leads the eponymous Chappie, with Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver among the supporting cast, as are both members of South African rap duo Die Antwoord. 


When Can I See It? 

March. The 6th of that month to be precise. 


Can I See A Trailer?

You can, it’s below for you.

 

 

Fifty Shades Of Grey


What Is It?

The most anticipated film of 2015. The lavish, no expense spared adaptation of E.L James’s wildly successful novel. 


Any plot details?

Anastasia Steele is a young literature student who is sent to interview reclusive billionaire Christian Grey, a meeting that changes her life completely when the pair soon begin an extremely intimate and risqué relationship. 


Who’s In It?

After Charlie Hunnam was forced to drop out, Jamie Dornan, star of The Fall, stepped in. He will star alongside Dakota Johnson in the twisted tryst, with the likes of Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and singer Rita Ora in other key roles. 


When Can I See It? 

Valentine’s Day. Very romantic. 


Can I See A Trailer?

You can, it’s a little raunchy though, so careful if you’re at work…

 

 

Ted 2


What Is It?

Seth MacFarlane’s foul-mouthed bear makes his second appearance on the big screen. 


Any plot details?

None, we know nothing. We wish we did. 


Who’s In It?

Mark Wahlberg returns to star, but Mila Kunis does not, with Amanda Seyfried stepping in to the female lead. Both Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman have filmed cameos. 


When Can I See It? 

June 26th next summer. 


Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet.

 

In The Heart Of The Sea


What Is It?

Ron Howard’s new adaptation tells the story behind the sinking of the whaleship Essex, the event that inspired Herman Melville to put pen to paper on Moby Dick. 


Any plot details?

The film tells the story of the whaleship Essex, which was struck by a large bull sperm whale. This meant its crew were left shipwrecked at sea for 90 days over a thousand miles from home and are forced to turn to extreme measures to survive. 


Who’s In It?

Chris Hemsworth leads the way as First Mate Owen Chase, working alongside the likes of Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy and Tom Holland to try and save alive after their ship is wrecked. 


When Can I See It? 

March 13th this year, so not too long to wait. 


Can I See A Trailer?

You can indeed, it’s below for you and features one massive whale.

 

 

Get Hard


What Is It?

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart team up for a new knockabout comedy. 


Any plot details?

Ferrell plays hugely successful businessman James King, who turns to car wash assistant Darnell Lewis (Hart) after he is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence and asks him to help him prepare for life inside prison.


Who’s In It?

Aside from Hart and Ferrell, Alison Owen, T.I and Craig T. Nelson are also onboard. 


When Can I See It? 

March 27th next year. 


Can I See A Trailer?

Sure, it’s pretty funny.

 

 

The Walk


What Is It?

This is the biopic of French artist Philippe Petit, the man who inspired the hit documentary Man On Wire, who on August 7th 1974, walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center eight times. 


Any plot details?

It’s pretty much the above, except we get to see him plan it and how the fame changes him. 


Who’s In It?

Joseph-Gordon Levitt stars as Petit, with Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale and Charlotte Le Bon also taking key roles. 


When Can I See It? 

October next year. 


Can I See A Trailer?

You most certainly can, it’s below for you.

 

 

Pitch Perfect 2

 

What Is It?

The Barden Bellas are back for a second round!


Any plot details?

Having won Nationals, this time the Barden Bellas are taking on the world, trouble is, they’ll have to be the first American acapella group to ever win a world title. 


Who’s In It?

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp and Brittany Snow all reprise their roles from Pitch Perfect, with Hailee Steinfeld, Katey Sagal and Chrissie Fit all joining the cast for the sequel. 


When Can I See It? 

May 15th next year. 


Can I See A Trailer?

You can. But be warned it features a lot of singing.

 

 

Magic Mike XXL


What Is It?

The follow-up to the not-much fancied, but supremely successful stripper Magic Mike. Stephen Soderbergh has handed over directorial duties this time, with Gregory Jacobs, who is a frequent collaborator with Soderbergh and worked as his first assistant director on Side Effects, Behind the Candelabra and all the films in the Oceans series, taking over. 


Any plot details?

Not much, we only know that this film is set at a stripper’s convention in Myrtle Beach. 


Who’s In It?

The Hunger Games' star Elizabeth Banks, Drive Angry's Amber Heard, comedian Donald Glover, former American football star Michael Strahan, Four Weddings And A Funeral star Andie McDowell and Gotham's Jada Pinkett Smith have all joined the cast, with Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias all reprising their roles. 


When Can I See It? 

July next summer. 


Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet, it’s still in production.

 

Paper Towns


What Is It?

After the huge success of The Fault In Our Stars, novelist John Green’s earlier novel is now heading for the big screen. 


Any plot details?

The film follows Quentin and four of his friends, who set out to find Margo, Quentin’s long-time crush, who has gone missing, but left behind some mysterious clues. 


Who’s In It?

Nat Wolff and model Cara Delevingne lead the way, with Justice Smith, Austin Abrams, Halston Sage and Jaz Sinclair in more minor roles. 


When Can I See It? 

June of next year. 


Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet, they’ve only just wrapped production, so it’ll be a while yet.

 

Return tomorrow for the best of 2015's action films. 

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