2014 in Film

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Starbreaker, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Admiral_Young

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    Greg would have arguably made the story better for "Green Lantern" had he written the novelization. He tends to do that with his novelizations in my experience with them :)
     
  2. davejames

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    A lot of cool titles on that list, although I'm sure as usual only 2 or 3 will end up being any good.

    I'd say Guardians and Captain America 2 are the ones I'm most looking forward to. I'm not even a big Marvel fan, but those two are just sounding really interesting and unique so far.
     
  3. Konata Izumi

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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.
     
  4. JarodRussell

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    EXPENDABLES 3

    and Interstellar
     
  5. dauntless

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    Cap and X-Men DOFP for me. TF4 will suck.
     
  6. MacLeod

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    Don't say things like that, this Hollywood we are talking about if there is a way to screw it up they'll find it.

    Wait a minute I know how this one ends, it might come as a suprise but Vesuvius errupts.
     
  7. JarodRussell

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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!"
     
  8. MacLeod

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    Not ending Pomepii with the erruption of Vesuvius would be like not ending Titanic with the ship sinking.
     
  9. Greg Cox

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    Jeez, talk about spoilers! :)
     
  10. JarodRussell

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    Just before the town gets destroyed, all people are saved by aliens and relocated on another planet to live happily ever after.
     
  11. DarthTom

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    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. :devil:
     
  12. DevilEyes

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    1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1
    2. Veronica Mars
    3. X-Men: Days of Future Past
    4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    5. Interstellar
    6. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
    7. Divergent
    8. The Amazing Spider-man 2
    9. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
    10. Transcendence
    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...


    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?

    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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  13. Konata Izumi

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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.
     
  14. Gojira

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    Isn't anyone, besides myself, interested in seeing the new Godzilla movie in 2014?
     
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    Looks like there's no love for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, huh?
     
  16. JacksonArcher

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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.
     
  17. Konata Izumi

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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.
    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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  18. JacksonArcher

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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.
     
  19. Chemahkuu

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    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.
     
  20. Starbreaker

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    I want to see a trailer. It could be awesome or terrible at this point.