My 30 Most Anticipated Films of the Fall and Winter 2015 Pt. 2

15;Trumbo

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In 1947, successful screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) and other Hollywood figures get blacklisted for their political beliefs.

14:Creed

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Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before Adonis was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rocky’s help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen.

13:Bridge of Spies

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During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by a CIA operative (Scott Shepherd) to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man’s freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get convicted spy Rudolf Abel, who Donovan defended in court years earlier.

12:Suffragette

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In late 19th and early 20th century, the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal state in the quest for equal rights.

11;Joy

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A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise in a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

10:The Walk

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In 1974, French high-wire artist Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) attempts to walk on a tightrope attached to the north and south towers of the World Trade Center.

9:The Martian

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When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.

8:The Danish Girl

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Artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) undergoes a sex-change operation in the early 1900s.

7:The Hunger Games:Mocking Jay Pt 2

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Realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that will ultimately determine the future of millions.

6:Sicario

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After rising through the ranks of her male-dominated profession, idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) receives a top assignment. Recruited by mysterious government official Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), Kate joins a task force for the escalating war against drugs. Led by the intense and shadowy Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), the team travels back-and-forth across the U.S.-Mexican border, using one cartel boss (Bernardo Saracino) to flush out a bigger one (Julio Cesar Cedillo).

5:Black Mass

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While his brother Bill (Benedict Cumberbatch) remains a powerful leader in the Massachusetts Senate, Irish hoodlum James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) continues to pursue a life of crime in 1970s Boston. Approached by FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), the lawman convinces Whitey to help the agency fight the Italian mob. As their unholy alliance spirals out of control, Bulger increases his power and evades capture to become one of the most dangerous gangsters in U.S. history.

4:The Revenant

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In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. (Leonardo DiCaprio) Hugh Glass, (Tom Hardy) John Fitzgerald,(Domhnall Gleeson) Andrew Henry

3:The Hateful Eight

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While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man (Walton Goggins) who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. After encountering four strangers, they may not make it to their destination.

2: Spectre

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A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful widow (Monica Bellucci) of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organization SPECTRE. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis, he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of SPECTRE, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy (Christoph Waltz) he seeks.

1:Star Wars: A Force Awakens

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The further adventures of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). (Daisy Ridly Rey,(John Boyaga) Finn,(Oscar Issac) Poe Dameron, (Adam Driver) Kylo Ren, (Gwendline Christie) Captain Phasma,(Domhnall Gleeson) General Hux.

These are the 30 Films I am most looking forward to in the next for months. A few films I left off of my list I am still interested in seeing are Youth, Bye the Sea,Room,Our Brand is Crisis,33,Legend and Truth. I hope everyone finds this list informative and enlightening. There area lot of great films coming out in the near future so go to the theater and watch.

Dan Skip Allen

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My 30 Most Anticipated Films of the Fall and Winter 2015 Pt. 1

30: 99 Homes

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A desperate construction worker (Andrew Garfield) reluctantly accepts a job with the ruthless real-estate broker (Michael Shannon) who evicted him and his family from their home.

29: Mississippi Grind

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Convinced that his new found friend (Ryan Reynolds) is a good-luck charm, a gambling addict (Ben Mendelsohn) takes the man on a road trip to a high-stakes poker game in New Orleans.

28: I Saw A Light

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Born in Alabama in 1923, Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston) rises to fame to become a musical legend.

27:Sleeping With Other People

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Twelve years after a one-night stand, a man (Jason Sudeikis) and a woman (Alison Brie) run into each other and try to maintain a platonic relationship despite their mutual attraction.

26:Freeheld

FREEHELDPOSTER-SMALLimages (68)rs_634x1024-141022095645-634.Ellen-Page-Julianne-Moore-JR-102214                                   Diagnosed with terminal cancer, decorated New Jersey Detective Lt. Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) wishes to leave her pension benefits to domestic partner Stacie Andree (Ellen Page). Denied by local county officials, Laurel receives welcome help from hard-nosed colleague Dane Wells (Michael Shannon) and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell). Together, the men unite to rally fellow police officers and ordinary citizens to support the couple’s fight for equality.

25:The Good Dinosaur

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A young dinosaur (Raymond Ochoa) named Arlo develops an unlikely friendship with a boy.

24:Crimson Peak

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Dark secrets haunt a mountaintop house where a man (Tom Hiddleston) lives with his sister (Jessica Chastain) and new bride (Mia Wasikowska).

23: Carol

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Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.

22:Pawn Sacrifice

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American chess legend Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Soviet Grandmaster Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) enthrall the world with their intense battle of wills and strategy during the 1972 World Chess Championship.

21:Steve Jobs

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A dramatized account of events surrounding the Apple co-founder’s launch of a number of iconic products, beginning with the iMac in 1998. (Michael Fassbender) Steve Jobs,(Seth Rogen) Steve Wosniak, (Kate Winslet) Joanna Hoffman

20:Macbeth

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Macbeth, a duke of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. (Michael Fassbender) Macbeth, (Marion Cotillard) Lady Macbeth

19:Brooklyn

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An Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) in 1950s New York must make a difficult choice when her past rears its head.

18: In the Heart of the Sea

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In 1820, crewmen (Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy) aboard the New England vessel Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth size and strength attacks with force, crippling their ship and leaving them adrift in the ocean. Pushed to their limits and facing storms, starvation, panic and despair, the survivors must resort to the unthinkable to stay alive. Their incredible tale ultimately inspires author Herman Melville to write “Moby-Dick.”

17: Snowden

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16:Spotlight

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In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter “Robby” Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. Determined and committed, the group makes it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church. (Michael Keaton) Water “Robbie” Robinson, (Rachel McAdams) Sasha Pfeiffer

This is the first 15 films on my 30 Most Anticipated Films of the Fall and Winter. Keep a look out for Pt 2 of my article out very soon. Thanks!

Dan Skip Allen

Mexican movie directors in Hollywood.

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Guillermo Del Toro was born Oct,8th,1964 and is from Guadalajara,Mexico. He is a Mexican movie director,producer,screen writer and novelist. In his filmmaking career Del Toro has transitioned for Spanish language dark-fantasy pieces such as The Devil’s Backbone(2001) and Pans Labyrinth(2006) to more main stream American movies like Blade II(2002), Hellboy(2004), Hellboy II:The Dark Army(2008) and Pacific Rim(2013).

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In addition to his directing credits Del Toro is a prolific producer. He has produces such movies as Orphanage(2007),Julia’s Eyes(2007),Biutiful(2010),Kung Foo Panda and Puss and Boots in (2011) and Mama in (2013). Ted Toro has based his career on fantasy and sci-fi horror movies. He almost directed The Hobbit films but, he left after creative differences. He still has a writers credit on the films do to his large contradictions to the story and script. Most of his movies are based on horror and sci-fi motifs but he also has a pertinent for religious and clockwork imagery as well. He has collaborated with Ron Perlman and Doug Jones on frequent occasions.

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Currently Guillermo Del Toro has an animated movie he produced Book of Life out now the third Hobbit movie The Hobbit:The Battle of Five Armies out just before Christmas and Crimson Peak his haunted  house movie starring Tom Hiddleston,Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam and Mia Wasikowska out in 2015.

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was born on August 15th 1963in Mexico City, Mexico. He is the first director form Mexico who has been nominated for an Academy Award. He has also won the directors guild award and the best director award during the Canne film festival(2005). His four feature films to date Amores Perros(2000),21 Grams(2003),Babal(2006) and Biutiful(2010) have garnered him critical acclaim worldwide including two Academy Award Nominations.

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Inarritu has worked with some of the best actors and actresses in Hollywood including Benicio Del Tor,Sean Penn and Naomi Watts on 21 Grams. Brad Pitt and Kate Blanchett on Babal and Javier Bardem on Biutiful. He also launched the career of Gael Garcia Bernal in Amores Peros while getting his film nominated for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award in 2001. This month his latest movie comes out. Birdman has been critically acclaimed widely by many film critics and fans alike. Once again Inarritu works with a stellar cast of actors from Micheal Keaton, Edward Norton,Emma Stone and Naomi Watts to Zach Galifianakis. Birdman is about a man who is directing a play based on a man who has been cast as super hero and can’t get out of the shadow of that character. Just started film Inarritu’s next film is called the Revenant. A period piece starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Will Poulter. Its based on a book of the same name and it about a man who seeks revenge on some men who rob and abandon him after he is mauled by a bear.

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Alfonso Cuaron was born on November 28th,1961 in Mexico City. Cuaron is a director,screenwriter, producer and editor of such movies as The Little Princess(1995),Y Tu Mama Tambien(2001), Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban(2004),Children of Men(2006) and Gravity in (2013). Most of Cuaron’s work has been widely praised by audiences and critics alike. He has been nominated for six Adeacemy Awards including one for screenwriting for Y Tu Mama Tabien in 1996. Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing for Children of Men in 2006. He won the Best Director Academy Award,Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best directing for his film Gravity in 2013 and 2014. Cuaron was named one of Time’s most influential people of the year last year well.

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Collectively Tel Toro,Inarritu and Cuaron are known as the “Three Amigos of Cinema” These guys are gonna be around for plenty of years to come. I will be looking forward to their films for many years. I can’t wait to see Birdman in the weeks to come.

Dan Skip Allen