Well, since I’ve posted my Top 10 of the year so far and Summer Blockbuster Months are quickly coming to a close. I’ve already got my eyes set on what’s in store for the rest of 2014! Now, there are going to be movies I’ll be seeing next month that aren’t on this list because well, I’m not really hugely anticipating them. In fact, there is no movie that screams MUST SEE in all of August, though most likely I would be seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, Into the Storm, Expendables 3 and Sin City 3, so I’m just going to start the list with September all the way to the end of the year.
A Walk Among the Tombstones (Sept 19)
Private investigator Matthew Scudder (Liam Neeson) is hired by a drug kingpin (Dan Stevens) to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.
Director: Scott Frank
Starring: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Ruth Wilson
Ok so normally this isn’t my cup of tea but I quite like this cast. Neeson is always reliable in bad ass action movies, but it’s most interesting to see Downton Abbey alum Dan Stevens (who’s also in BBC’s Sense & Sensibility) and miss Jane Eyre herself Ruth Wilson. Seems that Stevens wants to break into Hollywood but I didn’t expect to see him in two R-rated thrillers in the same year, he’s also in The Guest that’s supposed to be out in the Fall as well.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (Sept 26 – Limited)
Once happily married, Conor and Eleanor suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Director: Ned Benson
Starring: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain
I’ve made a full post on this one so visit that page for more details on that movie, so you can watch the trailer there.
Mildly interested in:
The Two Faces of January (Sept 26 – Limited)
A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.
Director: Hossein Amini
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac
I had never heard of this before last night, but Viggo and Oscar in the same movie? Yes please! The trailer looks pretty gripping, though this is a feature film debut from a screenwriter with a rather spotty track record, so we shall see I guess. Should be worth a rental with this cast, at the very least.
The Drop (Sept 12)
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.
Director: Michaël R. Roskam
Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini
Interestingly enough, last year I had another movie with Noomi Rapace (Dead Man Down) on my most-anticipated list but I still haven’t seen that movie. Apparently this is Mr. Gandolfini’s last screen appearance, which would make this rather bittersweet. I do like Hardy but the trailer is pretty meh, but who knows, it could still be a good one.
Gone Girl (Oct 3)
With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Missi Pyle, Neil Patrick Harris
It’s been four years since I saw anything by Fincher (The Social Network). He did The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo which isn’t my cup of tea, but this who-dun-it type of thriller intrigues me. I read that Gillian Flynn, the author the novel is based on, is interested in ‘exploring the psychology and dynamics of a long-term relationship.’ To me, the slow-burn, character-driven approach is certainly far more intriguing than just a fast-paced action thriller. I always think that Affleck is a better actor than director but hopefully he does all right here. I do like Rosamund, glad she’s getting more prominent roles in Hollywood.
Birdman (Oct 17)
A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Starring: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough
Nice to see Keaton in a leading role again, and given that he did play an iconic superhero before certainly feels like it’s art imitating life. Billed as a comedy, a dark comedy no doubt, this looks as bizarre as ever! I’ve only seen Babel and 21 Grams from Iñárritu which were both dark and grim, so I’m curious to see him direct a comedy. Oh, and I also love miss Riseborough, though I’ve been hoping the talented Brit would score a leading role soon.
Mildly interested in:
The Judge (Oct 10)
Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
Director: David Dobkin
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
It’s been a while since I saw RDJ on screen without his Iron Man suit, but this premise doesn’t immediately appeal to me. I’ll see what the buzz says if this one is worth seeing on the big screen.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Oct 24)
Based upon the comic book by Mark Millar, and depicts a veteran secret agent who leads a young protege into the world of espionage.
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Firth, Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Michael Caine
When I first saw the poster a few weeks ago at a local cinema, it definitely piqued my interest! There’s not a single name on it, but I knew Vaughn had directed X-Men: First Class. Well, now that the trailer is out, I actually don’t know what to make of it, and not in a good way. Sure the cast is awesome but I just don’t have a good feeling this would actually be an awesome movie. Still, color me intrigued, let’s hope the movie would be as good as the poster!
Interstellar (Nov 7)
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.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck
Ok so every single time I saw this trailer I kind of teared up a little. Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here, the tagline says. Just what the heck does it even mean? It’s as cryptic as ever, as most Nolan’s films that’s based on his own concepts are, but I know I can’t wait to see it! The cast is terrific, though most of them are Nolan regulars, esp. Michael Caine. I’ve been intrigued by McConaughey’s casting here, but I expect that he, as well as the film, will deliver!
Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part I (Nov 21)
Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland
The promos for this one has been doing a phenomenal job in getting me pumped for this movie. The second movie ended in such a cliffhanger that got me all riled up. I still wish they hadn’t split the finale, but this cash-grab trend seems to be here to stay [sigh]. In any case, it’d be sad to see Philip Seymour Hoffman here, he’s SO good as Plutarch, he’s the one I most look forward to seeing on this final installments!
The Imitation Game (Nov 21)
A historical drama film about British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist Alan Turing, a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code that helped the Allies win World War II, who was later criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality.
Director: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightly, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode
Mr. Turing certainly has an incredible story worth-telling, and with Cumberbatch playing him, it naturally piques my interest. I LOVE espionage movies, even more intriguing that it’s based on a true story. The all-British cast looks great, nice to see Matthew Goode here as well. That guy is so underrated it’s criminal! I sure hope this would fare much better than Cumberbatch’s previous biopic [on Julian Assange] The Fifth Estate, but if it’s anything like the emotional & gripping trailer, I can’t imagine it’d be worse.
Mildly interested in:
Big Hero 6 (Nov 7)
A group of six superheroes are recruited by the government to protect the nation.
Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Starring: Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Genesis Rodriguez
I had never even heard about this project before but the trailer does look funny. It has the Wreck-It Ralph! feel to it, so it should be pretty enjoyable.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Dec 17)
The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug’s lair; but can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
I know some people call this whole trilogy thing a cash grab and all but I’m not one of them. I LOVE this universe and Peter Jackson’s so committed to this whole franchise and he has a palpable love for this story. I can’t wait to see the final journey for all the characters, especially Thorin & his band of dwarves in their quest to reclaim their lost kingdom. Wish they’d release a trailer already, but hopefully that’ll happen soon!
Unbroken (Dec 25)
World War II hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini, a former Olympic track star, survives a plane crash in the Pacific, spends 47 days drifting on a raft, and then more than two and a half years living in several Japanese prisoner of war camps.
Director: Angelina Jolie
Starring: Jack O’Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund
The story of Mr. Zamperini is an extraordinary one to be sure. Not only what he has endured, to hell and back, but what he did after he survived the whole ordeal. The devoutly-Christian man actually sought out those who’ve tortured him during the war and forgave them. What a perfect story to experience on Christmas Day!
Mildly interested in:
Exodus: Gods & Kings (Dec 12)
An interpretation of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt as led by Moses and related in the Old Testament Book of Exodus.
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul
I’m all for Biblical stories… well, so long as it actually respects the source material. The Moses I know from the Bible I love the actors but they all seem miscast to me and this trailer did nothing to alleviate my dread about this project. Totally agree with Drew on this: “Moses is apparently the next Maximus, which has me worried that Scott wants so badly to recreate Gladiator that he’s literally going to botch the whole thing. Moses was not a warrior. This is not scripture.” I still have a sliver of hope that Ridley Scott would somehow prove me wrong about this movie, but I’m not holding my breath.
Well, that’s just what I’m looking forward to in the next five months. Which one(s) are you most excited about?
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although not in my anticipated list, I am going to see Interstellar because I like Nolan, Imitation games because I love Benny, unbroken because I am curious with Miyavi as an actor (he is super talented guitarist from Japan, The Hobbit and hoping it will b better than the 2nd one (a.k.a stick to the book), last Ninja Turtle because for once I want my turtles to write a movie review in their blog 😉
Hi Nov, isn’t Cillian in Interstellar too? It looks really, really good and I generally like most of Nolan’s work. Benny looks so good in Imitation Games too. I don’t know who Miyavi is, so he plays one of the Japanese soldier then? I LOVE the story of Lou Zamperini in UNBROKEN so that’s the main draw for me instead of the actor/director. Ahah, my hubby’s seeing Ninja Turtles next week but I have zero interest in seeing that. Oooh so your turtle is gonna write the review? Awesome! 😉
Not that I am aware of, even if by surprise he shows up most likely as cameo. He is in heart of the sea and Aloft. Me too…Nolan is a genius, I am looking forward to see something like Memento again…something unpredictable.
I think he will play the Japanese soldier. I read somewhere that Jolie likes him a lot. I have seen him a metre away from me, bloody handsome!
I am not interested too but for the sake of my turtle’s blog I’ll watch anything turtleish. Yup, Kroten will write the review 😉
The Imitation Game and Unbroken are high on my list. Eh, umm, oh, I mean I’ve not heard of either, but after reading this post they are 🙂
Glad to be the one who introduced ’em to you Becky! Both of them look so good, Unbroken is such an inspiring tale, I sure hope Jolie brings Zamperini’s story justice!
I’ll take a double order of ‘The Drop’ and a side of ‘The Judge’, just to see Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. square off.
‘Interstellar’ looks like a great project for McConaughey playing a wisened adult role. And it’s about time!
‘The imitation Game’ looks very intriguing for Cumberbath, Knightly and Mark Strong. Great looking, well executed period piece in the clip!
‘Big Hero 6’ looks like a Pixar adaptation of the 1960s Japanese anime series, ‘Gigantor’.
Without Professor Elephant!
Hello Kevin! McConaughey is continuing his McConissance awakening so yeah, good for him and he looks good based on the trailer alone.
The cast for Imitation Game IS awesome, sooo many great Brits which as you know will get my attention 🙂 I knew you’d be keen on that as the story is similar to that Blechtley Circle series.
Big Zero 6 is Disney I think, not Pixar 🙂
A Walk Among the Tombstones and Unbroken I’m really looking forward to. Certainly, Interstellar, too.
Right on, Michael! The best is yet to come in 2014! 🙂
Cool post. Cannot wait for Gone Girl, Unbroken, Interstellar, Mockingjay and Birdman!
Thanks Fernando! Let’s hope none of those would disappoint, can’t imagine they would tho.
I really, really hope they don’t!
The only one that’s a bit iffy is Unbroken as I’m not sure yet about Jolie’s directing chops, but I LOVE that story, so fingers crossed it’ll be good!
Yes! Great story! And written by the Coens!
That’s right! Boy so that’s another reason to see it!
Great list! I am looking forward to the Drop, dying to see Mockingjay and SOL-ing just thinking about the ending, and The Imitation Game looks great. Cumberbatch and my Branson from DA, ugh have to see that!
Hey Queen Mel, I keep forgetting to mention this to you but there’s a guy who works on my floor who’s like the splitting image of Tom Branson! I mean the other day he was right in front of the elevator as I got off and I’ve been watching Downton so I was like, what’s Branson doing here? 😛
Lady Ruth that is too funny! I love Branson, he is so adorable and cute and his character gets better every season. Were you like Branson, bring the car around? lol
Ahah no I didn’t but I wish I had!! Well maybe next time I see him 🙂
Some excellent picks here Ruth!!
Thanks James! Now which ones are you looking forward to most?
The Drop, The Imitation Game and The Two Faces of January. Also I have been intrigued about Unbroken for ages now!
Yeah, Unbroken looks good because Mr. Zamperini’s story is just incredible!!
It really is, and I have high hopes Jolie can pull this one off!
I hope so too! I have never seen anything she’s directed, but this looks like a labor of love for her, she’s met Zamperini in person and all, so I hope it’ll be good!! The spirituality aspect intrigues me most!
Yeah I haven’t either although I have heard mixed reviews.
I think a labour of love is exactly what this is and that’s where I’m putting my trust in her, she seems so passionate about it!
Nice work Ruth! If I have time I should do my own anticipated list. Birdman looks like a unique experience from the trailer. Also, Interstellar is a must-see for me because of Nolan.
This year, I’m looking forward to seeing, either in cinema, or later on dvd:
Snowpiercer, Boyhood, Calvary, Enemy, Life Itself (Roger Ebert doc), Locke, Ida, Jodorowsky’s Dune, Night Moves, 20.000 Days on Earth (Nick Cave music doc), Dumb and Dumber 2 , and The Hobbit 3,
Thanks Chris! Birdman looks bizarre but in a good way. Yep, I think the studio shouldn’t even bother promoting Interstellar as EVERYONE seems excited for that film, ahah.
Oh you haven’t seen Snowpiercer yet? That’s a good one Chris, it’s out on iTunes already and now they’re offering Special Features if you rent from there. I’m very curious about Life Itself, Boyhood and Ida, definitely would rent those!
Some great films there Ruth. James Gandofini’s last film, man so sad. Amazing actor, hope his last film is good. Tom Hardy is in it so it must be.
Most of my most anticipated are ones you wouldn’t be interested in, but heres hoping horror finishes the year strong 🙂
Hello hello! How’s life been treating you Tyson? Life must be busy being a dad 🙂
Yeah, it’s sad to see a couple of movies here that have the last appearance of actors who’ve died the past year, Seymour Hoffman’s in Hunger Games 3 is another.
Ahah, you and your love for horror! Sorry man but you’re right I don’t think I could handle those 🙂
Life is good, I love being a dad! 🙂 Hope alls well with you.
Ah yes forgot about Hoffman too. Always a shame.
I dunno, I think I’d consider Guardians of the Galaxy pretty much a must see, personally. It’s certainly one of my more anticipated for the rest of the year, though you definitely pointed out quite a few other notables. Out of your listed, Gone Girl sticks out as one I’m especially looking forward to. Good stuff, Ruth. 🙂
Hi Chris! Unfortunately, Guardians of the Galaxy still hasn’t got me excited yet. I’ll be seeing it next week and maybe I end up loving it but I’m not exactly excited for it.
The ones I’m interested in are: Birdman, Gone Girl, Inherent Vice (new P.T. Anderson film), The Imitation Game, Interstellar, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1, and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. I’m sort of interested in Unbroken and Big Hero 7 but I have no interest in Exodus as I think Ridley Scott needs to retire.
Oh I haven’t heard of Inherent Vice but that’s because I’m generally not following PT Anderson’s work. Ahah, I agree Mr Scott needs to retire and maybe just produce things & let other edgier directors take the helm.
I say skip Dead Man Down, it’s kind of dreadful thriller that you predict the outcome miles away. It’s just not a good movie.
#1 for me is Interstellar, Nolan + IMAX = Awesome! Battle of the Five Armies should be great but I’m hoping Jackson wouldn’t indulge way too much on the material. Then again in the book, Tokien didn’t write much about the battles so I can’t wait to see the big action sequences and in Dolby Atmos!
As you know I’m a big Fincher fan but Gone Girl sounds like a TV movie of the week but in Fincher’s hands, the movie will be quite cinematic. So I’ll see it never the less.
The rest of the movies from your list, I’ll wait and see if they get good reviews or not. I’m mildly interest in The Judge and Exodus too.
Yeah I think I will skip Dead Man Down. It’s been on Netflix Instant for ages but I just have no desire to see it, ahah.
“Nolan + IMAX = Awesome!” Ahah yeah I’d agree! I definitely will see that one on IMAX, if only the press screening would be held there like Transformers 4. Gone Girl sounds like a TV movie? Hmmm, now that you said that, it does sound like something the Lifetime channel would have, ahah. But like you said, it’s Fincher so it should be decent at least.
Great post! A Walk Among the Tombstone sounds terrific. I am looking forward to Gone Girl, even though I am not much of an Affleck fan, and Mockingjay.
I’ve never even heard of A Walk Among the Tombstone but man w/ Viggo and Oscar, it should at least be worth a matinee!
Thanks for the round up Ruth. There are quite a few here I’m looking forward to seeing. Birdman intrigues me the most as I think Inarittu is amazing, and like you I’m wondering how he fares with a different kind of film. I’m looking forward to Lucy which is out here soon, even though it has had some mixed reviews.
Hi Stu! Birdman just looks intriguing, and I happen to like Keaton’s work too! Lucy is out next month right? I’m excluding August releases here on this list, and Luc Besson’s work is a hit and miss for me, well actually mostly misses than hits at this point.
Haha yeah it’s been quite a while since there was a hit!
I mean, The Family was utter rubbish! I hope he gets his mojo back this time.
Great picks here Ruth. I am especially looking forward to Interstellar, it is my most anticipated movie for the year.
I really, really wish that Mockingjay was not being split into two, it really, really sucks.
Surprisingly I am NOT a fan of The Hobbit movies, really unimpressed so far. 😦 And everyone thought that I would love it no matter what. I haven’t even been able to bring myself to see the second one, even though it has Cumberbatch in it.
As for Gone Girl, I am looking forward to that. I think Ben Affleck is going to be a perfect Nick, and I actually liked the book.
Hi Zoë! I knew you’d be anticipating Interstellar, but then again who isn’t? 😉
Yeah, this splitting finale into 2 movies is irritating!! I think the Harry Potter started that one, heh.
I hear ya about The Hobbit, I definitely think they’re not as good as LOTR which are epic masterpieces! I still do enjoy it but I won’t buy the Blu-ray set, as I probably won’t keep watching ’em.
Oh you’ve ready the book? Very cool that you think Affleck is good for that role, so that would definitely helps the film!
Very true… maybe only crazy people? 😛
They did, and they should burn for it. I mean Mockingjay is the same size as the rest of the books, and they were perfectly covered in their movies. I can see a LOT of filler stuff being packed in there!
It’s like when they are all done I would love to buy the combined box set to match my LotR, but at the same time… meh. 😦 And the cast is great, it looks stunning and all, but it just really doesn’t work for me.
I think they’ve all been really well cast actually. I am not a huge fan of her work (her first book that I read was terrible), but when I heard Fincher was making this one I read it and it is actually quite a good read, and the trailers look like they are sticking true to it. Plus Flynn has been quite involved from what I understand, which I have found to be immensely helpful in terms of realising books to screen.
The three I’m most looking forward to are Inherent Vice, Foxcatcher, and Gone Girl. The year has already had some great films (Boyhood, Life Itself, Budapest), so I’m hoping the next five of months will continue to deliver.
Yeah I think this has been a pretty good year too! I think my top 10 list will be pretty easy to do 🙂
I feel that the crop of films coming out at the end of this year is generally weaker than the previous 2-3 years. Interstellar is genuinely the only one of this group that I can’t wait to see, but I will give most in this list a try, especially Birdman, because I’m interested to see Michael Keaton back in a lead role under the guidance of a capable director. Also, I’m looking forward to watching “Frank” with Michael Fassbender, though I know you didn’t include August. It looks so odd that I can’t wait to see what it’s like. Then there’s “The Boxtrolls” which looks simply adorable, and “Inherent Vice” simply because it’s Paul Thomas Anderson at the helm with Joaquin Phoenix in the starring role.
PS. you’re right about Exodus. There seems to be a bit of miscasting for this film. However, it is a pretty solid cast and I can’t see all of these actors choosing roles that they know they are not fit for.
Hi Niels! I honestly don’t know if this year or any year is better than the previous one. I go year by year and so far there are films I love that will become my favorite for years to come, so I’d say 2014 is a pretty good year in film. For some reason Boxtrolls doesn’t appeal to me at all, maybe I’ll rent it but I’m not sure.
Yeah, Exodus just seems like a bad idea in terms of this execution, it’s just another action adventure that somewhat relates to the Bible, but not really.
Plenty to look forward to there Ruth, thanks for that. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby especially.
Hi Mark! I sure hope ‘Eleanor Rigby’ will get a decent release where I live, that looks really good!
Nice post! I should do something like this haha.
Glad to see Birdman make the list, I was so impressed by the teaser trailer.
Thoughts on the upcoming Nightcrawler? I think that looks good too.
Hi Jack! Yes you should do your own list 🙂 I can’t recall what Nightcrawler is about, so I guess no I’m not anticipating it, ahah.
Oh never mind! I know which one Nightcrawler is, d’oh! Yeah it looks good, Jake G. looks so skinny in that teaser!
Oooh if you like Rosamund you should check Fugitive Pieces! She plays Stephen’s wife there, lucky girl. Also it’s a beautiful movie.
I look forward to Gone Girl too, the book was amazing.
Oh is that a film or BBC show? I do like Rosamund a lot! Lucky girl indeed, she also played Toby’s assistant in that dreadful Bond flick Die Another Day. So she’s got super hot co-stars, so jealous!! 😉
It’s a film 🙂 Oh yeah I keep forgetting they were in that! Indira Varma is the luckiest, though – with Pascal on GoT, Elba on Luther and Stephen in Hunted 🙂
Cool! I’ll see if I can find that on Netflix or something. I always like British shows (and guys) too, as you know 😉
WOW, lucky Indira indeed! So she’s been Stephen’s co-star in a couple of things then? She is gorgeous tho.
She shared a screen with him in Hunted but in GoT he keeps moving between his depressing castle and slightly less depressing snowy North when she spent most of the season in brothels so they didn’t cross paths 🙂 British shows are basically a mine of GoT actors occasionally you get to see 4-5 in one.
Ah I see. Yeah GoT has such a huuuuge cast that some of them probably never meet each other. But man, if I only I could work for a day on the set, they don’t even need to pay me!! So many great Brits are on US TVs these days, and I’m not complaining! 😀
Nice wrapup! Gone Girl and Interstellar stand out the most to me right now, simply because of their directors. Birdman looks really promising as well.
Hi Eric! Yep, lots of great directors having a movie this year, yay! I’m curious about Birdman as I don’t think Iñárritu done comedy before. Should be VERY interesting!
Two Faces of January has already been out in the UK. I never ended up seeing it because it was barely on circuit. I think it was a bit of a flop.
Oh really? That’s too bad, I mean the two male cast are amazing. Ah well, I probably just rent that one as I doubt it’ll make it to my city.
I’m all about Interstellar in the second half but there are a few of others that interest me. Young Ones, Fury, Unforgiven, and of course The Hobbit.
Hmmm, for some reason I don’t know about Young Ones and Unforgiven [quick typing into google]… ooh both sounds intriguing, esp Unforgiven. A reinterpretation of Eastwood’s Unforgiven as a Japanese period film, so I definitely need to check out that one first then 🙂
When I read your post, I was using my mobile…now I have seen the trailer. Miyavi is indeed the Jap soldier, he is the one hitting the main actor. He looks soooooo different. I wonder will there be a scene where he opens his shirt…most likely not because he is covered with tattoos
Ahah you’re too funny that you’d want him to be shirtless. Well I don’t think that’ll be the case, he probably has a small part in the film anyway. I’m mostly curious about Unbroken because I admire Mr Zamperini, the real man behind the story.
Wow, lots of good movies on your list, Ruth.
I just saw the trailer for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby for the first time yesterday – definitely piqued my interest.
Gone Girl has been on list to see ever since the poster and summary came out for it. Ever since Argo, I have high hopes for Ben Affleck :).
I’m still not sure what to make of The Judge. I think RDJ has the acting chops to pull it off, but I’m not sure what to think of it right now.
I also had similar thoughts on The Kingsman – the trailer doesn’t really give much away. I think I want to see it just for Colin Firth, but I’m not sure if it will be good or not!
Interstellar has been on my must-see list ever since I heard the title. I would go only for it being a Christopher Nolan film, but the latest trailer that came out looks really interesting!
I’m interesting in Mockingjay Part 1 as well, although I’m disappointed that we’ll have to wait yet another year for the second part. I think like most people, I’m excited/sad to see Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch. I’m pretty sure he was able to fill most if not all of his scenes for Part 1. I think it was Part 2 that he missed out on finishing a few scenes.
I had yet to hear of The Imitation Game, so I just watched the trailer – it looks SO good! Matt was just telling me about how much he really wants to see it. Looks like yet another great film for Benedict Cumberbatch :). I think that film just bumped up to be the number one movie I’m anticipating now, with Interstellar right behind it :).
I also thought What If with Daniel Radcliffe looked really cute, and I’m really looking forward to both The Giver and The Maze Runner since I have read both of those books the movies are based on. I’m sure you’re not looking for more to do, but if you haven’t read The Giver, I’d totally recommend it. It’s only about 200 pages long, and it’s a very easy and interesting read. That Is Where I Leave You also looks like it could have some potential; but it could just fall flat even though it appears to have a great cast.
Another great post, Ruth. I am most excited by Interstellar, by the far. The Eleanor Rigby flick has my attention, too, if only because of the title. 🙂
Seems that everyone is excited for Interstellar. I haven’t met anyone who isn’t, at least not yet 🙂
Wonderful post! Interstellar is high on my most-anticipated list, and I’m really interested in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Birdman and Gone Girl. I’m also looking forward to Mr. Turner, Foxcatcher, Inherent Vice, Into the Woods, Fury and Knight of Cups (if it actually comes out this year).
Hi Josh! I haven’t met anyone who’s not anticipating Interstellar, man Nolan’s definitely got another big hit on this one. I’m REAAAALLY hoping Knight of Cups will be out this year. Man I’ve been waiting for that for ages!
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Great write up here. I think we’re in for a really stellar fall. Eleanor Rigby, Gone Girl, Birdman, Interstellar… all films I’m really excited about.
Hi Alex! Yeah I think we do and I’m kinda glad the Summer blockbuster season is ending. Glad we share stuff we’re both excited about! 🙂
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