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Old August 13 2013, 03:37 PM   #31
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Who knows, maybe they rewrote everything because it wasn't cool enough. "This is not your father's story of Pompeii!"
It's too bad they won't likely make Pompeii as daring they did with the film Caligula, which was pretty much soft core porn through 1/4 of the film.
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Old August 19 2013, 02:55 AM   #32
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  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...

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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?

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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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Old September 1 2013, 10:53 AM   #33
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The beloved director of Saw VI is making a ghost movie. James Wan director of The Conjuring is making Fast & Furious 7.
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Old September 2 2013, 03:04 AM   #34
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Isn't anyone, besides myself, interested in seeing the new Godzilla movie in 2014?
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Old September 2 2013, 03:19 PM   #35
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Looks like there's no love for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, huh?
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Old September 2 2013, 08:19 PM   #36
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I'm most looking forward to X-Men: Days of Future Past, Interstellar, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (which should really be called The Spectacular Spider-Man or something), Noah and Transcendence.

Honestly, 2014 doesn't seem like it has that impressive of a line-up (at least not compared to 2015). However, I hope next year is a lot better than this year, in which I was disappointed by almost every major release (Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel). I am excited about 2014 because it features three of my favorite directors (Bryan Singer, Christopher Nolan and Darren Aronofsky) with movies coming out, and not just that, but each director is returning to something he loves - Singer is returning to X-Men, Nolan is returning to sci-fi/original storytelling and Aronosfky is doing a passion piece that he's been wanting to do for a while. I can't tell you how elated I am for Days of Future Past. So excited for that one.

As for the rest, the buzz for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been promising so far. I'm glad the origins are out of the way, and hopefully that means Marc Webb has free reign to tell a good story this time around. The fact that they ditched digital for film, have an incredible supporting cast (Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper, Dane DeHaan) and seem to realize the mistakes of the last film instill me with some confidence. I'm not completely sold, but I'm cautiously excited. With Transcendence, I'm excited for Wally Pfister's directorial debut. Plus it is sci-fi, with Johnny Depp, so it should be interesting.

I am curious about Captain America: The Winter Soldier (if anything for the modern setting and the political thriller twist), Guardians of the Galaxy (if anything because I think James Gunn is going to deliver something truly special), Tomorrowland (I mean, it is Brad Bird after all) and Jupiter Ascending. I know some friends who are working on the film here in Chicago and they have been saying some awesome things about it, so I'm really curious/excited. Especially after Cloud Atlas, which has to be one of my favorite sci-fi films of the past couple years.
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Old September 3 2013, 07:28 PM   #37
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^Only gigantic releases?

I did like last year's blockbusters more than this year's. I wonder if blockbusters, or movies in general, that have a single person writing and directing tend to be better?

Too much revenge this year.
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^Cap 2 sounds very very fun. More so than the obvious Iron Mans or what Thor 2 seems to be like. Maybe it is a darkhorse and their best movie. Maybe it isn't.

Days of Future Past had a nice look and tone in the Wolverine preview.

Whatever they try, Spider-Man will never be proper good while Sony's in charge.
Completely disagree.

Cap2 is written by the guys who did the first Cap and Pain&Gain. It will be fragmented, in a way that loses suspense and half of the movie's potential, bit like Iron Man 3.

Spider-Man could very well become proper good in its fifth attempt, just like a certain Doctor Who episode writer.

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Old September 3 2013, 09:44 PM   #38
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I was honestly disappointed by 2012's blockbuster offerings. The summer movie season peaked with The Avengers and none of the subsequent films were as good. Of course I ended up loving The Dark Knight Rises, but that's because I'm a biased Batman fan. Even that movie was slightly disappointing.

This year honestly seemed very promising with three big films I was looking forward to (Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel) and for some reason I ended up feeling disappointed by all three. I ended up loving some of the original, more obscure movies like Pacific Rim and The Conjuring - one was a thoroughly entertaining original blockbuster and the other was a damn good horror film that harkened back to the 70s'/80's era of horror thrillers. So I guess it's not a total surprise I ended up loving more of the original films this summer rather than the franchise pictures we normally see.

2014 does seem slightly more promising but honestly the only movie I'm really looking forward to next summer is X-Men: Days of Future Past and that's it. I don't really count Interstellar because that's November 2014 - but I guess this thread is about 2014 in film so it does count. 2015 seems like one hell of a year in movies, though. Star Wars: Episode VII, Batman vs. Superman, Jurassic Park IV, The Avengers 2, Mission: Impossible V, the Terminator reboot, the Fantastic Four reboot, Independence Day 2, Ant-Man, the next James Bond film, and the list continues. All in the same year.

Can we just fast-forward to 2015 already? Haha.
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Old September 3 2013, 09:50 PM   #39
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Isn't anyone, besides myself, interested in seeing the new Godzilla movie in 2014?
I'm seeing it with a friend next year on release, he's a big fan of the classic films. I had them all on VHS (still probably do somewhere) and am looking forward to it too, maybe not as much but I'll be there.
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Old September 4 2013, 08:45 PM   #40
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Isn't anyone, besides myself, interested in seeing the new Godzilla movie in 2014?
I want to see a trailer. It could be awesome or terrible at this point.
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