2014 Movie Preview

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With 2013 behind us, now we can focus on what’s to come in 2014. Here are ten movies not to miss in the coming year.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2177771/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Monuments Men

Delayed from late 2013 to an odd February release date, George Clooney’s next film as director is an Oceans Eleven style caper set in World War II as a group of American soldiers embark to steal Nazi artwork. The film stars Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, and Bill Murray. (Feb. 7)

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Darren Aronosfky seems to be attempting to redeem his ill-fated (although beloved, in certain circles) flop The Fountain with a Biblical epic with a titanic-sized budget. Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Watson, this could be another winner for the Black Swan director. (Mar. 28)

Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1872181/The Amazing Spider-man 2

Summer 2014 kicks off with a sequel to 2012’s surprisingly strong reboot The Amazing Spider-man. Andrew Garfield returns as your friendly neighborhood Spider-man to take on no less than three villains. Electro (Jamie Foxx), the Rhino (Paul Giamatti), and, most shockingly, the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan…we assume). (May 2)

Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1877832/?ref_=nv_sr_1X-men: Days of Future Past

The latest addition to the X-franchise has potential to be the best yet. With director Bryan Singer, the man responsible for the first two, returning with the cast of the original trilogy, we have high hopes that their clash with their younger, First Class counterparts will deliver on its promise of being the superhero epic of 2014. (May 23)

Gone Girl

Director David Fincher is adapting this novel about a woman disappearing and the case that follows. The film stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as the couple in question. Little is known about this film yet, but under Fincher’s direction, expect some mysterious and thought provoking. (Oct. 3)

Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816692/?ref_=nv_sr_3Interstellar

Christopher Nolan is keeping his follow up to his Batman trilogy pretty close to the chest. We do know that it has to do with space travel, and that the trailer is really interesting but tells us nothing about the movie. Oh well, it has one heck of a cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, and Ellen Burstyn all star. See you there. (Nov. 7)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

There’s no question that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was one of the best blockbusters of 2013, but it ended with one obnoxious cliffhanger. Basically, we can’t wait to see what happens in the next chapter. The series has found its footing and now it’s time for war. (Nov. 21)

The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Another series that found its footing in 2013 was Peter Jackson’s three-film long retelling of The Hobbit. The second chapter, The Desolation of Smaug moved faster and had more emotion than its predecessor. Hopefully Jackson has what it takes to keep this series on the right track and go out with a bang.

Annie

Oddly, this remake of the musical classic comes from Will Gluck, the man behind Easy A. More importantly, however, Quvenzhane Wallis is in the title role. Little Hushpuppy is going to become Little Orphan Annie. The rest of the cast includes Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, and Cameron Diaz. (Dec. 29)

Unbroken

This last one is sure to be a winner. Angelina Jolie is directing the true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner taken hostage by Japanese forces during World War II, and it’s being written by the Coen brothers. This film is still almost a full year away, so we’ve seen almost nothing from it, but keep your eyes peeled. (Dec. 25)

 

What films are you most excited to see in 2014? Let us know below!

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