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Most anticipated movies of the second half of 2015

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The first half of 2015 saw some successful Hollywood releases like Mad Max: Fury Road, Furious 7, Inside Out, etc. While fans are getting more excited about 2016 which offers the release of Suicide Squad and Batman V/S Superman, a lot of movies still wait to release this year. Following is a list of the most anticipated movies of the second half of 2015.

1. The Martian

Releasing in October, 2015 and directed by Ridley Scott, this is a science-fiction movie based on its namesake novel. Matt Damon plays the role of Mark Watney who is the protagonist. He is a lone survivor on Mars when his colleagues pronounce him dead after getting caught in a fierce storm. But with minimal supplies, he learns how to grow food, send messages back to earth and in his exact words, he tries to “science the shit out of it”.

2. Everest

After giving a brilliant performance in “Nightcrawler”, Jake Gyllenhall is back with another thriller. This time, he isn’t an insane thief running around at night trying to get violence captured in a camera, but a climber. Based on the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, Gyllenhall plays the role of Scott Fischer who led one of the survival expeditions in this disaster. The other expedition was led by Rob Hall played by Jason Clarke. Releasing in September, 2015, the cast also includes Kiera Nightley, James Brolin, and Robin Wright.

3. The Revenant

Inspired by the life and adventures of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass, this movie is a revenge story set in 1820s. Leonardo di Caprio plays the role of Glass and is mauled by a bear, leaving him injured and unconscious. His comrades including Tom Hardy rob him and leave him behind to take his last breath. Glass instead gets alright and decides to take revenge. The film is set to release in December and will feature Caprio fighting with the rest of the cast in some intense scenes shot in a wintry land.

4. Regression

Directed by Alejandro Amenabar, this is a psychological thriller with Emma Waston and Ethan Hawke in the lead roles. Hawke plays the role of Detective Bruce Kenner who investigates a case in Minnesota. The case is about a local resident John Gray who knows that he has sexually abused his 17 year old daughter played by Emma Watson, but does not remember doing it. The movie was set to release on August 20, but might get delayed to some other month.

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Sudisha Misra

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