As 2015 draws to a close, Hollywood is pulling out all the stops for the 2015 holiday season. Below are a few anticipated movies coming out before the end of the year.
Batman vs. Superman prom- ises to be more successful than its ridiculous title would suggest. Produced by Christopher Nolan, the mind behind the most recent Batman trilogy. Batman vs. Super- man has a star studded cast including Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, and Jesse Eisenberg. Fans asking for a deeper look at the DC universe just might get their prayers answered, and possibly even knock Marvel off of its superhero throne.
However, Marvel is more than stepping up the challenge with their new superhero movie, Deadpool. The witty, sarcastic, and lewd mutant mercenary, played by Ryan Reynolds, might be an R-rated version of Iron Man. The trailer is filled with witty dialogue and ridiculous jokes which radically diverge from the gritty Batman and Superman movies.
Moving from the world of super- heros and villains to that of real people, Oscar-Winning director Alejandro Iñárritu’s new film; Revenant is a western thriller starring Leonardo di Caprio and Tom Hardy. This movie follows di Caprio as Hugh Glass, an American frontiersman on an epic adventure. However the production has gone well over budget, has been plagued by poor weather and awful working condi- tions on set. Still, this movie might break the no-Oscar curse for di Caprio.
The other western thriller this season has Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino work- ing together in their new movie The Hateful Eight. Starring Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson, this western thriller could be quintessential Tarantino. The film follows a group of post-Civil War bounty hunters as they take shelter from a blizzard.
Jackson and Tarantino aren’t the only power couple gracing the big screen this year. Joy brings together Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert de Niro and director David O’Russell for their third collaboration. The story centers on Joy (Jennifer Lawrence) attempting to start a business. I will say this looks very similar to a lot of their other movies, for better or for worse. American Hustle and Playbook Silver Linings were both Oscar- winning and nominated films.