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In Theaters: THE ROCK FATHER's 2015 Movie Release Calendar

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FANDANGO - Buy Movie Tickets Now!While there's been movie coverage here on THE ROCK FATHER since day one, the amount of great films headed for theaters in 2015 made this the perfect year to expand it. As someone who's long been cinema-obsessed (and even worked on a few films), I've had a love-hate relationship with movies at times, sometimes stepping away for a bit to regain a passion for it. But this year is a big one - and one I've been eagerly-awaiting for a very long time (hello, STAR WARS). Some of my most-anticipated films of 2015 include PADDINGTON, STRANGE MAGIC, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, ENTOURAGE, ANT-MAN, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, THE PEANUTS MOVIE, SPECTRE, and of course, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. And there's plenty more that I'd like to see as well. Below you'll find a list of films set for release to theaters in the U.S. for the full run of 2015. Dates are subject to change, but there's something for everyone... from babies to grownups. Take a look...


  • SPARE PARTS 1/16/2015 - George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis. 
  • BLACKHAT 1/16/2015 - Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis
  • PADDINGTON 1/16/2015 - Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman
  • STILL ALICE 1/16/2015 - Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart
  • THE WEDDING RINGER 1/16/2015 Kevin Hart, Josh Gad
  • BLACK SEA 1/23/2015 Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn
  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR 1/23/2015 Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman
  • MORTDECAI 1/23/2015 Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow
  • RED ARMY 1/23/2015
  • STRANGE MAGIC (tix) 1/23/2015 Evan Rachel Wood, Maya Rudolph
  • MAX 1/30/2015 Thomas Haden Church, Lauren Graham
  • PROJECT ALMANAC 1/30/2015 


  • JUPITER ASCENDING 2/6/2015 Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis
  • SEVENTH SON 2/6/2015 Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore
  • FIFTY SHADES OF GREY 2/13/2015 Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Johnson, Dakota Johnson
  • THE LAST FIVE YEARS 2/13/2015 Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan
  • KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE 2/13/2015 Samuel L. Jackson, Firth, Colin Firth
  • HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 2/20/2015 Adam Scott, Craig Robinson
  • JANE GOT A GUN 2/20/2015 Natalie Portman
  • LAZARUS 2/20/2015 Olivia Wilde
  • MCFARLAND, USA 2/20/2015 Kevin Costner, Maria Bello
  • WILD TALES 2/20/2015
  • RUSSELL MADNESS 2/21/2015 David Milchard 
  • 71 2/27/2015 Jack O'Connell, Sean Harris
  • FOCUS 2/27/2015 Will Smith
  • LITTLE BOY 2/27/2015 David Henrie, Kevin James
  • MAPS TO THE STARS 2/27/2015 Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska


  • CHAPPIE 3/6/2015 Sharlto Copley
  • THE COUP 3/6/2015 Owen Wilson, Lake Bell,
  • MERCHANTS OF DOUBT 3/6/2015 
  • UNFINISHED BUSINESS 3/6/2015 Vince Vaughn
  • CINDERELLA 3/13/2015 Lily James, Cate Blanchett
  • HEART OF THE SEA 3/13/2015 Chris Hensworth
  • DESERT DANCER 3/20/2015 
  • THE GUNMAN 3/20/2015 Sean Penn, Sean Javier Bardem
  • INSURGENT 3/20/2015 
  • GET HARD 3/27/2015 Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart
  • HOME (pictured top) 3/27/2015 Rihanna, Jim Parsons
  • LITTLE CHAOS, A 3/27/2015 Kate Winslet, Stanley Tucci


  • FURIOUS 7 4/3/2015 Vin Diesel, Paul Walker
  • SALT OF THE EARTH, THE 4/3/2015 
  • CYBERNATURAL 4/10/2015 
  • THE DUFF 4/10/2015 Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman
  • THE LONGEST RIDE 4/10/2015
  • THE MOON AND THE SUN 4/10/2015 Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt
  • UNDERDOGS 4/10/2015 
  • MONKEY KINGDOM 4/17/2015 
  • CHILD 44 4/17/2015 Tom Hardy
  • PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 4/17/2015 Kevin James
  • RUN ALL NIGHT 4/17/2015 Liam Neeson
  • SELFLESS 4/17/2015 Ryan Reynolds
  • UNFRIENDED 4/17/2015
  • AGE OF ADALINE 4/24/2015 Blake Lively, Harrison Ford
  • ROCK THE KASBAH 4/24/2015 Ryan Reynolds



  • THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON 5/1/2015 Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans
  • FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD 5/1/2015 Carey Mulligan
  • DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS 5/8/2015 Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara
  • MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 5/15/2015 Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron
  • PITCH PERFECT 2 5/15/2015 Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson
  • SPY 5/22/2015 Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham
  • TOMORROWLAND (tix) 5/22/2015 George Clooney
  • THE VATICAN TAPES 5/22/2015
  • CAMERON CROWE UNTITLED 5/29/2015 Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone
  • INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 5/29/2015 Dermot Mulroney, Lin Shaye
  • MONSTER TRUCKS 5/29/2015 Jane Levy, Rob Lowe
  • SAN ANDREAS 5/29/2015 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Jurassic World


  • B.O.O.: BUREAU OF OTHERWORLDLY OPERATIONS 6/5/2015 Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy
  • ENTOURAGE 6/12/2015 Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly
  • JURASSIC WORLD 6/12/2015 Chris Pratt, Judy Greer
  • INSIDE OUT 6/19/2015 Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling
  • PAPER TOWNS 6/19/2015 
  • THE TRANSPORTER LEGACY 6/19/2015 Ed Skrein
  • RICKI AND THE FLASH 6/26/2015 Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline
  • TED 2 (tix) 6/26/2015 Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane


  • TERMINATOR: GENESIS 7/1/2015 Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • MAGIC MIKE XXL 7/1/2015 Channing Tatum
  • MINIONS 7/10/2015 Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm
  • ANT-MAN 7/17/2015 Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas
  • PAN 7/17/2015 Rooney Mara
  • PIXELS (tix) 7/24/2015 Adam Sandler, Kevin James
  • POLTERGEIST 7/24/2015 Sam Rockwell
  • TRAINWRECK 7/24/2015 Amy Schumer
  • GRIMSBY 7/31/2015 Sacha Baron Cohen
  • POINT BREAK 7/31/2015 Edgar Ramirez


  • FANTASTIC FOUR, THE 8/7/2015 Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller
  • GOOSEBUMPS 8/7/2015 Jack Black, Amy Ryan
  • MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 8/14/2015 Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer
  • STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON 8/14/2015 O'Shea Jackson Jr.
  • MASTERMINDS 8/14/2015 Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis
  • SINISTER 2 8/21/2015
  • CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: THE GREEN LEGEND 8/28/2015 Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh
  • HITMAN: AGENT 47 8/28/2015 Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto
  • REGRESSION 8/28/2015 Ethan Hawke


  • KITCHEN SINK 9/4/2015 Nicholas Braun, Machenzie Davis,
  • TRIPLE NINE 9/11/2015 Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet
  • EVEREST 9/18/2015 Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin
  • THE MAZE RUNNER: SCORCH TRIALS 9/18/2015 Dylan O'Brien
  • UNTITLED WHITEY BULGER FILM (aka BLACK MASS) 9/18/2015 Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 9/25/2015 Adam Sandler
  • THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM 9/25/2015 Kate Beckinsale
  • THE INTERN 9/25/2015 Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro


  • FRANKENSTEIN 10/2/2015 Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy
  • LONDON HAS FALLEN 10/2/2015 Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman
  • THE WALK 10/2/2015 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sir Ben Kingsley
  • THE JUNGLE BOOK 10/9/2015 Neel Sethi, Scarlett Johansson
  • KIDNAP 10/9/2015 Halle Berry
  • VACATION (National Lampoon's Vacation sequel) 10/9/2015 Christina Applegate, Ed Helms
  • CRIMSON PEAK 10/16/2015 Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain
  • UNTITLED COLD WAR SPY THRILLER 10/16/2015 Tom Hanks,
  • JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS 10/23/2015 Aubrey Peeples, Juliette Lewis
  • SCOUTS VS. ZOMBIES 10/30/2015 Tye Sheridan, David Koechner


  • SPECTRE (James Bond 007) (tix) 11/6/2015 Daniel Craig
  • THE PEANUTS MOVIE (tix) 11/6/2015
  • FRIDAY THE 13TH 11/13/2015
  • THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PT. 2 11/20/2015 Jennifer Lawrence
  • THE GOOD DINOSAUR 11/25/2015 Judy Greer, Neil Patrick Harris
  • KRAMPUS 11/25/2015 
  • THE MARTIAN 11/25/2015 
  • MIDNIGHT SPECIAL 11/25/2015 Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst


  • THE NEST 12/18/2015 Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
  • STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS (tix) 12/18/2015 Harrison Ford, Oscar Isaac
  • KUNG FU PANDA 3 12/23/2015 Jack Black, Angelina Jolie
  • JOY 12/25/2015 Jennifer Lawrence
  • DIRTY GRANDPA 12/25/2015 Robert De Niro, Zac Efron
  • MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 (tix) 12/25/2015 Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg
  • THE REVENANT 12/25/2015 Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

Thanks to Fandango for help in compiling this list.

What films are you most excited for in 2015? Sound off below!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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