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We at Le Nurb have compiled a collection of films, books, albums and TV shows to look forward to this coming year.

Film

Avengers: Age of Ultron

The second instalment of the Avengers franchise is due in cinemas on 24th April 2015. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film will feature all the beloved characters from the first film including Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America) and Scarlett Johanssen (Black Widow). Trouble brews as Tony Stark embarks on a peacekeeping programme as the villainous Ultron emerges and it is up to the heroes to save the planet. And with an estimated budget of $250,000,000 it is sure to be epic!

Other films to look forward to: Jurassic World, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Game

Batman: Arkham Knight

The final edition to the epic action-adventure game is due to be released worldwide on the 2nd of June 2015. This edition is developed by Rocksteady studios and will be available for users of Playstation 4, X Box One and Microsoft Windows. Following the events of Batman: Arkham City, the game sees Batman confront Scarecrow as he returns to Gotham City to unite all of his enemies to kill him. It will also feature some well known super-villains, including Penguin, Riddler and Two-Face.

Other games to look forward to: The Division, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5 (Guardians)

Album

Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep

This album by the English 4 piece rock band is due to be released in the UK on January 19th 2015. They are known for their unique sound, which incorporates various musical genres from heavy metal to dubstep. This is their fourth studio album, which includes ‘Torn Apart’ and ‘There’s a Price on Your Head.’ The release of their album also coincides with their tour which begins in Brussels on the 9th January.

Other albums to look forward to by: Blink 182, Kanye West, Adele

Book

The First Bad Man by Miranda July

The book by filmmaker and artist is about a woman named Cheryl who has been haunted by a baby boy who she met when she was six, and has since recurred as other people’s babies. She is also obsessed with a colleague with whom she believes they have been together in many previous lifetimes, although they have not yet been in this current one. Her bosses also ask her to take their daughter in, which turns Cheryl’s life upside down. This book will be sure to keep the reader engaged and entertained.

Other books to look forward to: The Mime Order - Samantha Shannon, Burning Kingdoms – Lauren Destefano

TV

Game of Thrones (Series 5)

This medieval fantasy show is based on the books ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R.R. Martin. It tells a story of many twists and turns as two powerful families fight for control of Westeros. The fifth instalment is much anticipated and is thought to premier in April of 2015. There is even more anticipation based on the fact that producers have paid a high amount of money on keeping the set secure from prying eyes.

Other TV programmes to look forward to: Orange is the New Black (series 3), Hannibal (series 3)