Top Movies of 2015


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2015 was an interesting year in movies.

Travis Davis, Staff Reporter

The year 2015 has been one of the most eventful in Hollywood. Back to back they came out with numerous cinematic successes–and of course some epic fails. Here’s a list of movies that seem to stand out for me, personally. 


Inside Out- If you haven’t seen this movie you are missing out. Inside Out is an animated movie that gives you a peek of what might actually go on inside of your head with your emotions. IMDB gives a summary of the movie being, “After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.” The movie, in my opinion, is a wake up call to the younger generation [why? about what?]


A Christmas horror movie? Who’dve thunk it? Krampus is about a boy who just wanted a normal Christmas but things took a turn for the worst when everyone started to forget the meaning of Christmas.  The trailers made it seem as if it were going to be a scare-your-socks-off type horror film but instead it turned out to be way funnier than expected. To me, it was hilarious because of the little monsters that came along with Krampus, ranging from a small army of gingerbread mean to evil jack in box creatures, I probably laughed too hard. But this Germanic tale did have a surprising twist at the end,  so it was a pretty good movie.


If you like action movies, Jurassic World will not disappoint. A spin off of the original Jurassic Park movies, it revolves around the escape of a scientifically generated “hyrbid” dinosaur, with some deep dark secrets. The movie is filled with nothing but action and surprises at every corner. Sure, it’ll scare the kids that don’t like dinosaurs but they can do what majority of us were doing; staring at Chris Pratt.


Last but not least, the Drama category. Number one in the eyes of many being Straight Outta Compton. The reviews for the movie have been nothing shy of positive. The actors, being the sons of the actual N.W.A. members, pulled off how a representation of what their fathers were like when the group was first created. The true stories and accuracy to the time period kept this movie tight. The director did such a great job about telling their story of how the band members started from the bottom and worked through so much difficulty and so many challenges to become the successes they are today. Props to director F. Gary Gray.