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Mad Max: Fury Road was in post-production for three years before it finally opened. Usually, such a long interval between principal photography and theatrical release is indicative of a movie in a lot of trouble, but not so in this case. Seemingly against all odds, director George Miller succeeded in resurrecting a franchise that had been dormant for 30 years and delivered a balls-to the-walls, crazy action film that also featured some of the strongest female characters of any Hollywood movie in recent years.
Boasting a stellar performance from Charlize Theron as kick-ass female lead Imperator Furiosa as well as strong turns by Tom Hardy as the new Max Rockatansky and Nicholas Hoult as Nux, Fury Road has as much heart and soul to it as it does insane car stunts, brutal brawls, social commentary, top-notch production value, and gorgeous cinematography. Mad Max: Fury Road simply works great on every level so that’s why IGN has named it the Best Movie of 2015. What a lovely day indeed. Read IGN's Full Review
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Let the will of the people be known. The People's Choice winner for Best Movie 2015 is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Thanks for voting!
Marvel delivers another strong standalone film here. It works within the framework of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also delivering a streamlined, fast-paced, lively and utterly charming story. Read IGN's Full Review
Stallone hands off the eye of the tiger to Michael B. Jordan in this great Rocky spin-off. We can all only hope that we'll get to see Apollo Creed's son Adonis on the big screen for just as long as we've seen Rocky Balboa.Read IGN's Full Review
It may be a cautionary tale that combines smart sci-fi with unsettling horror, but the most disturbing aspect of Ex Machina is the plausibility of the storyline, with it easy to imagine events like this playing out in the real world. Read IGN's Full Review
The Hateful Eight
Armed with vicious humor and an intense story, Quentin Tarantino's film is as brutal in its insights into race relations and human nature as it is in its depiction of violence and the Wild West.
Pixar has never been so formally and visually inventive and rarely so funny as they are in this exceptionally poignant and thoughtful look at developing and understanding our feelings. Read IGN's Full Review
It has the spirit of the original movie, but doesn't simply rehash the past. It’s a self-aware blockbuster which has plenty of heart, humor, and excitement. Read IGN's Full Review
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Director Matthew Vaughn once again proves that he excels in taking well-established genres and tropes and reenergizing them with his patented blend of wit, reverence for what has come before, and hyper-violence. Read IGN's Full Review
Neither hagiography nor hatchet job, Steve Jobs is a dazzling artistic interpretation of one of the modern techno-giants and a terrific piece of filmmaking. Read IGN's Full Review
From IGN's Review: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the movie it was promised to be, with great new characters, a respect for the original trilogy and a strong understanding of what makes this franchise click with fans. The new additions to the Star Wars universe work best, though there is some over-reliance on tying things to and making nods to the classic Star Wars films. Overall, this is a great way to reboot the franchise and open the world up for a new generation of fans."