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Old August 19 2013, 02:55 AM   #32
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Re: 2014 in Film

  1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1
    I loved the first movie and have since read and become a big fan of the trilogy. Mockingjay is my favorite of the three books, it's edgier than the first two and goes some amazing places with the story and character development. I think that the decision to split the book into two movies was the right one - the book may be of the same length as the other two, but so many things happen in it (some of it outside of Katniss' POV and off-page) that you couldn't do it justice with less than 4 hours of screentime. It's also the only one of the three books that can be naturally split, and I think there's a very obvious and natural split point. Danny Strong is a very good writer, and the cast, which is already amazing for Catching Fire, will be even stronger if the rumor of Julianne Moore being cast as Coin is true. And my favorite actress Jennifer Lawrence will certainly have a juicy role to sink her teeth in, with what Katniss goes through! Some goes for some of her co-stars.
  2. Veronica Mars
    Since I'm a fan of the show, this is a wish finally come true! The fact that Rob Thomas and pretty much the entire cast are coming back has gotten me excited. I just hope the movie is really good, not one of those continuations that tarnish the memory of the original thing.
  3. X-Men: Days of Future Past
    Bryan Singer returning, older and younger versions of our favorite mutants interacting, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence,a bunch of other great actors and almost every major character making an appearance... What's not to love? But, as a matter of fact, I am a bit worried thatm with so many characters, some of them will be shortchanged and just appear there for the sake of it.
  4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    I really liked "Rise", and Andy Serkis should have gotten tons of nominations for it if there was any justice in the world of film awards. For the lead role, of course: the first movie was incorrectly promoted as one starring James Franco in the lead, when in fact everyone who saw the movie knows that Cesar/Serkis was the protagonist and Spartacus-like hero.
  5. Interstellar
    Christopher Nolan. Sci-Fi, That's enough to get me interested.
  6. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
    Depending on what The Desolation of Smaug is like, this could move up or down. I liked the first movie well enough, it was entertaining, but it wasn't great or very substantial in its story. Still, it has so many of my favorite British TV and film actors, and it's interesting to see what Jackson is going to do with this story to stretch it into 3 parts.
  7. Divergent
    I haven't read the book - and I've heard the entire range of opinions about it - but I love the dystopian genre, and this has a pretty good cast lead by Kate Winslet. The premise is something I thought a bit stupid and contrived when I first heard about it, but I've started to think it's an interesting criticism of the way our school systems and society try to pigeonhole us early in life in just one role and one profession.
  8. The Amazing Spider-man 2
    I like Andrew Garfield as Peter/Spidey much better than Tobey Maguire, and I definitely prefer Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy as a love interest to Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane. The casting of Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn has increased my interest.
  9. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
    I can't say I'm a huge fan of the first movie or Frank Miller comics, but I certainly appreciated it and thought it was wonderfully done, so I'd love to see a sequel. And its cast is full of amazing actors.
  10. Transcendence
    It will be interesting to see the great cinematographer Wally Pfister's debut as a director, but the theme and plot itself also seems quite interesting.
Others: Noah (I thought about putting it at #10, but, while it's Aronofsky and it makes me wonder what he's doing with it; but I still don't know if I would want to watch the Biblical story of Noah on screen. Jupiter Ascending (I'm still not sure if the premise is really interesting or just silly, but the Wachowskis have gotten me back as a viewer with Cloud Atlas), The Maze Runner (see what I said about being a fan of dystopian future stories), Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Tomorrowland...

TheMasterOfOrion wrote: View Post
Some others , Big Hero 6, Expendables 3 sans Willis, 12 years a slave , Antman, Dia de los Muertos, The Crow, Noah, Snowpiercer, Cuban Fury,
I'm looking forward to 12 Years a Slave, too, but it comes out in October 2013. Snowpiercer also comes out in 2013 - in fact, hasn't it already been released in Korea?

I have no idea what you mean by Dia de los Muertos, I don't see any such upcoming movie listed on IMDB or Wikipedia?

Admiral_Young wrote: View Post
1. "Interstellar" Directed By Christopher Nolan
2. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Directed By Bryan Singer
3. "Noah" Directed By Darren Aronofsky
4. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Directed By Marc Webb
5. "Transcendence" Directed By Wally Pfister
6. "Captain America: The Winter Solider" Directed By Anthony and Joe Russo
7. "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug" Directed By Peter Jackson
8. "Tomorrowland" Directed By Brad Bird
9. "Guardians of the Galaxy" Directed By James Gunn
10."Jupiter Ascending" Directed By the Wachowski Siblings

Notables: "Paranormal Activity 5", "Godzilla", "Edge of Tomorrow", "Maleficent", "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", "Dracula", "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For", "The Expendables 3", "The Secret Service", "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I", "Untitled Terrance Malick Film", "American Hustle", "How To Catch A Monster".
I assume you're thinking of "The Hobbit: There and Back Again", the third film, since this is about 2014.

American Hustle comes out for Christmas 2013, so I don't know if it qualifies.
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