My laptop and WordPress decided to dump this post right as I posted it last night, but that’s OK. I don’t mind re-writing something that took me a few hours to compose. The life of a blogger, amirite? In my previous post I covered a decent amount of the genre fare that is coming out this year, and the list is quite varied, though splashed with lots of unnecessary remakes and reboots and sequels.

There are a lot of good drama and comedy efforts coming out this year, along with documentaries and many other films that fall under more than one genre. I love movies that push the envelope, that don’t fall under a certain genre, and are willing to play against the rules. In other words, I’m an indie film fan. We have seen some major Hollywood films that have challenged those stuffy-faced executives that keep greenlighting crap like Michael Bay’s films, but we also have others that are willing to take a gamble and greenlit a film that could be a surprise hit.

The following list of trailers and teasers below feature lots of different genres for fans to choose from and enjoy. A lot of these films I will definitely be checking out at some point, and others…not so much. Hey – someone else might like it and kudos to them!

If you have any suggestions or recommendations for films to check out in 2015, leave a comment below!


Maggie

RELEASE DATE: May 8th

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a father trying to protect his bitten daughter from the townspeople in this zombie drama that looks really good.


Pitch Perfect 2

RELEASE DATE: May 15th

Put on your best “Pitch” face for this sequel to the hit musical comedy. Another one I’m looking forward to.


Good Kill

RELEASE DATE: May 15th

Ethan Hawke stars as an Air Force pilot who starts questioning the orders of the CIA, who have take over the drone program that he works for.


Spy

RELEASE DATE: May 22nd

Melissa McCarthy does her best James Bond/Archer impression in this action-comedy costarring Rose Byrne, Jude Law, and Jason Statham.


Entourage

RELEASE DATE: June 5th

The popular HBO series has its feature film debut with this release. Fans of the series – see you at the first showing.


Ted 2

RELEASE DATE: June 26th

The raunchy instant-classic is getting a sequel with more furry adventures and inappropriate humor – the way comedy should be.


Minions

RELEASE DATE: July 10th

I’m going to commit blasphemy here and say that I didn’t like Despicable Me, skipped the second film, and don’t like the minions. I must be dead inside. This one is for my friends obsessed with them.


Southpaw

RELEASE DATE: July 31st

Jake Gyllenhaal is a boxer with much going on in his life in this very interesting sports flick.


Masterminds

RELEASE DATE: August 7th

A “Based On A True Story” film about a clueless man who gets double-crossed in an insane robbery heist by equally-clueless criminals.


The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

RELEASE DATE: August 14th

Mostly based on the television series that my parents loved growing up. With Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill as our leads, I’m giving it a watch.


Straight Outta Compton

RELEASE DATE: August 14th

One of the most anticipated films of the year is this biopic based on “the most dangerous group in the world,” the influential & controversial rap group N.W.A. Future awards’ contender?


Max

RELEASE DATE: August 21st

A “Based On A True Story” film that will leave fellow canine lovers like myself in tears. A heroic dog loses his best friend in battle, but still remains a protector to his former partner’s family in what will be one heck of an emotional movie.


Hotel Transylvania 2

RELEASE DATE: September 25th

The family-friendly animated supernatural hit returns with more hijinks and a visit from a very vampy family member.


The Walk

RELEASE DATE: October 2nd

Are you counting all of the “Based On A True Story” films? Here’s another one to add to the list. Philippe Petit attempts one of the most dangerous crossings in the world: the distance between the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.


The Peanuts Movie

RELEASE DATE: November 6th

A beloved children’s classic comic strip comes to live in this new animated version with really cool-looking CGI. Hello childhood nostalgia!