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My most Aniciplated Films of 2014

I know we still have a month of 2013 to go, but why not start looking to the future already?  2013 hasn’t been an outstanding year for film, and 2014 doesn’t show a heck of a lot of promise either.  But lets see what there is that I may be interested in checking out.

5.(tie) i. The Lego Movie


Yeah, its probably going to be pretty lame.  But I am a big Lego fan; always have been and always will be.  So it’ll be a good for a lark, I’m sure.  And judging by the Lego video game series, Lego has a unique and innocent type of humour which could end up being really charming.

ii. The Monument Men


I liked the trailer for this movie and I like the cast involved.  I also think its a neat idea, the concept of saving precious artwork during war.  The only thing I have reservations about is that this was bumped from holiday awards season in 2013nto movie wasteland February in 2014.  Hmmm, what does that mean?

4. Noah


Darren Aronofsky helming a Biblical epic?  Very interesting.  It may completely suck, but I am certainly interested to find out.  I will say that the trailer has me less excited, since it makes it look like a run-of-the-mill blockbuster.  But then again trailers can be deceiving.  I really hope that this manages to rise above common Hollywood fair and turn into something more, like Gibson’s Passion of the Christ.  We will just have to wait and see though.

3. The Hobbit: There and Back Again


The fact that this movie is #3 on the list is a good sign that I’m actually not looking forward to much in 2014.  The reason I say that is because the first Hobbit film wasn’t that great, and the second I have yet to see.  And honestly, I really don’t know what they’re going to be able to fill this movie with if they do end dealing with the whole Smaug story in the second one.  There’s just a battle left, and even Peter Jackson can’t make one battle stretch for an entire 3 hour movie.  Can he?

2. X-Men: Days of Future Past


Now we are getting to the movies I am really excited to see.  Days of Future Past is exciting for a couple of reasons.  First, its based off of one of the comic book’s most popular storylines.  Second, they manage to find a way to combine both the original movie cast and the prequel cast.  So Jackman and Fassbender? Sweet.  And thirdly, Brian Singer is back as director, which should hopefully tie it back to the consistency of the first films.

1. Interstellar


I have very little knowledge about this film other than some of the cast and the director Christopher Nolan.  I don’t know what the story is, and honestly I don’t want to know.  I’m just happy that this is an original concept.  Not a sequel or an adaptation, but something new, just like Nolan’s Inception a few years back.  I also know that the movie was entirely (or almost entirely) filmed on IMAX film.  That’s awesome.  Sure my closest IMAX theater is 2 1/2 hours away, but I did it for Dark Knight Rises, and I’ll do it for this.

5 Responses to “My most Aniciplated Films of 2014”

  1. Nice picks. I’m looking forward to Inherent Vice and The Grand Budapest Hotel the most.

  2. Not interested in Spidey 2?

    And how did you get the snowing effect on your site?

  3. I’m interested in seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel, X-Men (obviously), The Wind Rises, and The Monument Men and am curious about sci-fi pics like Interstellar and Edge of Tomorrow. I’m also wondering how they’ll possibly film a movie on the insanity of Mockingjay.

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