Film Forecast 2K14

January 26, 2014 Comments Off on Film Forecast 2K14
Film Forecast 2K14

So here’s the list of movies I’m looking forward to in 2014.  As usual, there’s plenty of sequels and remakes, but there’s a decent number of original properties on this year’s list.  Previous lists are here: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

I, frankensteinJanuary 10th – The Legend of Hercules – To be fair, this looks terrible, but it might be fun on DVD.
January 17th – Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – Not a fan of rebooting Jack Ryan as a generic action hero (he’s supposed to be the brains behind the action), but I’ll probably see it anyway because I like the book series.
January 17th – Like Father, Like Son – This one is a little outside my usual wheelhouse of boom, but the trailer intrigued me, and the subject matter has potential.
January 24th – I, Frankenstein – Aaaaaand back to the idiotic action films. I really like the style of the Underworld series, so I have high hopes for the entertainment factor of this Aaron Eckhart film.
January 24th – Knights of Badassdom – The concept sounds hilarious: LARPers have to deal with a real threat.  Plus, Peter Dinklage. ‘Nuff said.

lego_movieFebruary 7th – The Lego Movie – The trailer alone had me in stitches. I think this is going to be great!
February 7th – The Monuments Men – The cast is amazing, and I’m a sucker for war movies based on real stories. The only caveat: it got dumped out of awards season for some reason…
February 14th – Robocop – There is no way I will not see this movie. I just hope it keeps the political commentary of its predecessors.
February 14th – Winter’s Tale – Intriguing premise, reasonable cast. Could be okay.
February 21st – Pompeii – Looks like a good disaster-type movie. I like the idea of choosing a known disaster as a story frame.
February 21st – 3 Days to Kill – A McG action-comedy(?) about a trained assassin that has to work in one last assignment around taking care of his estranged daughter. Could be fun.
February 28th – Non-Stop – Liam Neeson, Neesoning on a plane.
February 28th – Welcome to Yesterday – A new take on A Sound of Thunder. Could be good on DVD.

divergentMarch 7th – 300: Rise of an Empire – Sequel? Prequel? Who knows… more hyper-color Greek myth slo-mo craziness!
March 7th – Mr. Peabody & Sherman – The trailer looks hilarious, and I have a lot of faith in Dreamworks’ animation studio.
March 14th – Need for Speed – I remember playing the original video game for the 3DO back in the day.  Looks like a slightly different spin on the Fast & Furious franchise.
March 21st – Muppets Most Wanted – SEQUEL! This looks amazing!
March 21st – Divergent – The next teen drama to step up to bat in the attempt-to-kick-off-a-franchise game.
March 28th – Noah – A Biblical epic from Darren Aronofsky starring Russell Crowe? Sign me up!

April 4th – Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The First Avenger returns in a modern setting. Looks good.
April 11th – Sabotage – So glad Ahnold came back to acting… this looks great!
April 18th – Transcendence – Hopefully this film lives up to its intriguing premise.

x-men_dofpMay 2nd – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – I’m a little apprehensive that this sequel is going to suffer from the over-villainy that brought down the Tobey Maguire movies, but we’ll see.
May 16th – Godzilla – The trailer looks amazing for this reboot!
May 23rd – X-Men: Days of Future Past – Brian Singer returns to helm this huge ensemble cast in a time-traveling adventure that manages to be a sequel to a prequel while also being a sequel to the original trilogy.

June 6th – Edge of Tomorrow – I’ve been excited for this since it was called All You Need Is Kill – Tom Cruise in another blockbuster sci-fi action. I’ll be there!
June 13th – How to Train Your Dragon 2 – While the trailer doesn’t give away much (or anything, really), I am looking forward to this, based on the first one and the intervening TV series.
June 27th – Transformers: Age of Extinction – No trailers have been shown yet for this installment, which is supposed to kick off a new trilogy, but it’s Michael Bay and giant robots, so I’ll go see it in theatres!

dawn_otpotaJuly 18th – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Another sequel to a prequel. I liked Rise, so I’ll probably check this one out.
July 25th – Jupiter Ascending – The trailer looks amazing, and I’m a sucker for pretty much anything the Wachowskis put out.
July 25th – Hercules – Yes, there are two Hercules movies this year, but this one stars Dwayne Johnson and Ian McShane, so I have higher hopes for it.

guardians_otgAugust 1st – Guardians of the Galaxy – Space opera set in the Marvel universe? I’m there!
August 8th – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – I’m pretty sure the aliens script has been ditched, but no trailers have been shown for this Michael Bay-produced remake.
August 15th – The Expendables 3 – With something resembling an actual story, this one might be better than the last.

September 12th – Resident Evil 6 – Last of the series, here’s hoping it goes out with a bang.
September 26th – The Equalizer – Denzel Washington teams back up with Antoine Fuqua. Could be good.

October 3rd – Gone Girl – Fincher teams up with Affleck… could be good.
October 17th – Dracula Untold – Supposedly tells the true story behind the myth of Dracula.

November 7th – Interstellar – Virtually nothing is known about this latest Chris Nolan film, but with Inception and Memento behind him as original properties, I’m in.
mockingjay1November 21st – Mockingjay Part 1 – So they pulled a Harry Potter and split the last book into two movies… seems unnecessary in this case, but I’ll probably see them both anyway.

December 12th – Exodus – A Biblical epic from Ridley Scott starring Christian Bale? Sign me up! (Wait, where have I heard that before?)
December 17th – The Hobbit: There and Back Again – AKA: Shut up and take my money… again…
December 19th – Night at the Museum 3 – I enjoyed the previous three outings, so I’ll probably see this one.
December 25th – Into the Woods – Fairytale mashup with a pretty decent cast.

Date TBA: John Wick, The Gunman, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Of course, all of this is just a lead-in to the year of movie madness which is 2015…

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