A quick look-see at the 2015 movies roster, and a quick slotting into their likeliest categories:

Bound to be pretty good: Star Wars: Episode VII; Avengers: Age of Ultron; Spectre (James Bond, sort-of futuristic); London Has Fallen (British sequel to the excellent-if-only-seen-once Olympus Has Fallen).

Ambitious: Jupiter Ascending (Wachowski space opera); The Martian (Earth tries to rescue a failed human landing on Mars); Tomorrowland (George Clooney makes a time-looper movie).

Entertaining-but-forgettable: Ant-Man (Marvel superhero); Lobo (DC superhero); The Last Witch Hunter (Vin Diesel as an immortal witch-hunter in New York).

Big dumb reboots (yawn…): Terminator; Jurassic Park; Mad Max; Predator; WarGames; The Man from U.N.C.L.E; The Fantastic Four (again!?); The Jungle Book (…why?).

Believe it when I see it:
The Legend of Conan (Schwarzenegger!); 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Fox and Disney both, it seems)

Little star of hope:
The Little Prince (animated).

Nothing worth mentioning in horror or supernatural (other than Vin Diesel), and fantasy seems to have retreated into kiddie animation or big family-friendly Cinderella / Peter Pan remakes. The historical epic / bio-pic space seems to have been totally ceded by Hollywood to the TV mini-series directors.

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