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15 – The Good Dinosaur
Pixar’s latest has seen many ups and downs. Bob Peterson was removed from his duties as a director when the animation studio felt that the story wasn’t progressing as quickly as they would have hoped. Peter Sohn was then hired to take his place, and the film’s release was pushed back an entire year. We have yet to see what kind of changes have been made, but for now, The Good Dinosaur is still scheduled for a November 2015 release. (ML)


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14 – Pitch Perfect 2
Pitch Perfect caught me completely off guard. At first I thought it just be another sing-songy film that wouldn’t amount to anything. But it was just fun to watch, so much so that you couldn’t help but tap your foot to the beat of the music. Now it’s one of my most anticipated films of 2015. Yes it may have cheesy pop songs; yes, kids everywhere post YouTube videos of them playing cups; and at one point, everyone was adding “aca” as a prefix. But the film was a whole lot of fun. Elizabeth Banks makes her directorial debut helming the sequel, which stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. It opens May 15. (ML)


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13 – Ant-Man
I’m putting this film here, because I’m hoping it will surprise me, but I have lots of reservations about the film ever since Edgar Wright left the project. It’s got a good cast and has the potential to create some cool action scenes, so it may turn out to be better than what I fear. Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll. It opens July 17. (CM)


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12 – The Martian
Andy Weir‘s novel about a botanist and mechanical engineer stranded on Mars is becoming a motion picture directed by Ridley Scott. The book was really exciting so I’m hoping Ridley does it justice. The cast (consisting of Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, and Kristen Wiig) so far is amazing. Written by Drew Goddard, the film opens November 25. (CH)


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11 – Tomorrowland
With all the mystery surrounding this film, I’m intrigued to see where Brad Bird will be taking us with the story. I’m glad they’re not telling everything in the trailers. Co-written by Damon Lindelof, Disney’s upcoming sci-fi epic stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson, and Hugh Laurie. It opens May 22. (CM)

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By Michael Lee

Michael Lee has an English and Communications degree from Concordia University Irvine. He is a fan of films that are comic-book adaptations and dry witty comedies.

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