I’ve always liked movies but it has only been the past two or three years that I got into them enough to form an opinion on them. Perhaps it’s the fact that now, creating and editing video is part of my job so I have more of an appreciation for the art. Maybe those years of Bad Movie Nights showed me the difference between good and bad movies. Maybe I’m just getting older and stuck in my ways. Whatever the reason, I like movies and overall 2014 has been a year of great movies. The year is almost over and there are a few titles I am particularly excited about. Here is a list of my top 12.
Why I’m Interested: Chris Evans is great in action roles, I love Sci-Fi Distopian storlylines. Hopefully it releases near me.
Why I’m Interested: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off all life on the planet except for a lucky few that boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system evolves.
Why I’m Interested: First movie was fun, this movie looks much darker and moody. Plus I enjoy Jason Clarke.
Synopsis A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Why I’m Interested: Quirky superhero action with Chris Pratt? Yes Please!
Synopsis In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.
Why I’m Interested: Looks like a Matrix meets Limitless which sounds like a good thing.
Synopsis A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Why I’m Interested: I enjoyed the stylistic filming of the first as well as Frank Miller’s writing.
Synopsis The town’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.
Why I’m Interested: I’m a sucker for Denzel…
Synopsis A former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.
Why I’m Interested: Because sometimes you need to watch something that’s lighthearted and fun.
Synopsis Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair, and things just get worse as his day progresses.
Why I’m Interested: Quirky British secret agents, spy craft, what’s not to like?
Synopsis A veteran secret agent takes a young upstart under his wing.
Why I’m Interested: Chris Nolan typically doesn’t make junk, I’m willing to give it a shot!
Why I’m Interested: A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Why I’m Interested: I enjoy the heroism shown in war movies and I’m a sucker for Brad Pitt.
Synopsis April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Why I’m Interested: Steve Carrell in a drama with Mark Rufallo and Channing Tatum? Consider my interested peaked
Synopsis Based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with sponsor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz would lead to unlikely circumstances.
Why I’m Interested: Because I’m a mindless drone. Also I enjoyed the first two.
Synopsis Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
What does your Top 12 list look like? I’m interested in seeing how it differs! Any suggestions you could give me? I’d love to hear whatever you got!