We know that movies ignite the social conversation, but what really promises to draw long lines of Millennials to the local multiplex this year is the excellent line-up of films slated throughout 2015, and not just the summer. Well-established franchises like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spectre, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Fantastic Four, Minions and Ted 2, along with several past franchises that are being re-booted such as Jurassic World, Terminator Genysis, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, will be released in a steady stream all year long, and both the 2D and 3D versions are eagerly awaited by Millennials. But aside from the “added dimension” of this year’s slate of action/adventure films, there are a host of new movies that are also generating strong buzz. Among them are titles like Tomorrowland, Ant-Man, The Walk, The Martian and what many are predicting to be the breakout hit of summer 2015, Inside Out, Pixar’s first summer release in two years. (After having seen an advanced snippet specially screened at NCM’s Upfront event last summer I can tell you I intend to be one of the first in line to see it.) This howlingly funny animated film is told from the perspective of the emotions inside the mind of a little girl and sports a cast of well-recognized voices including Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling and Lewis Black.
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