Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin (character posters here, too)
Made by: Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie (wrote The Usual Suspects and Edge of Tomorrow, directed Jack Reacher)
Release date: July 31, 2015
Gist: The fifth entry in the Mission: Impossible franchise, which kicked off in 1996 and is mainly about #stunts and hyperrealistic masks of other people's faces.
OMG: Tom Cruise will never stop jumping off/into/onto shit. Also: Zeppelin-fueled trailer.
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, William Shakespeare's ghost
Made by: Director Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders, the upcoming Assassin's Creed), screenwriters Michael Lesslie, Todd Louiso and Jacob Koskoff, ancient playwright Bill Shakespeare.
Release date: October 2, 2015
Gist: Shakespeare, bro.
OMG: We're still doing Braveheart-y scenes in 2015, and they're still looking sharper and sharper. Just all around, visually, Macbeth looks like a showstopper.
Starring: Tara Reid, Frankie Muniz, Ryan Newman, Bo Derek, David Hasselhoff, Ian Ziering
Made by: Director Anthony C. Ferrante (director of the first two) and screenwriter Thunder Levin (THUNDER IS THE MAN'S NAME), writer of the first two
Release date: July 22, 2015 on Syfy
Gist: As ever, sharks + tornadoes.
OMG: Abraham Sharkin.
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Schwartz
Made by: Writer/director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Contact) with cowriter Christopher Brown
Release date: October 2, 2015
Gist: French madman Philippe Petit tightrope walks, unauthorized, between the Twin Towers one August morning in 1974. Was already a perfect, dramatically successful documentary titled Man on Wire. But hey, why not take a Hollywood bite? Zemeckis came back hard with the Denzel Washington-starring Flight. So good. That scene with the hotel minibar. Shit.
OMG: JGL's French accent for two hours!
Starring: Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan, Ben Whishaw, Brendon Gleeson
Made by: Director Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane, Village at the End of the World) and screenwriter Abi Morgan (Brick Lane, The Iron Lady, The Hour)
Release date: October 23, 2015
Gist: Come chill with some essential O.G. white American feminists.
OMG: Another chance to watch Helena Bonham Carter! How good can the world be?!
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, Robin Wright
Made by: Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband, 2 Guns) and [deep breath] screenwriters Simon Beaufoy, Lem Dobbs, Justin Isbell, Mark Medoff, William Nicholson
Release date: September 18, 2015
Gist: An extreme climb up the titular extreme mountain. Plus a nightmare storm! In IMAX 3-D!
OMG: We're still using those Inception doomsday horn-blasts in every trailer!
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