It’s the day after Christmas and I’m taking a bit of a blogging break so I can catch up on reviews. I couldn’t help starting a bunch of year-end lists though, I’ll be posting them towards the end of the year and spill over into January. It’s always fun making lists and I was inspired by Ms Mariah’s comprehensive list of Best/Worst of 2014. So speaking of inspiring posts …
… here are what blogger’s been chattin’ about this past week:
Let’s start with the Christmas-themed posts. Josh shared his Top 10 Christmas Songs, whilst Chris shared some of his to get you in the festive mood. Meanwhile, Dell shared about the movie he grew up with: A Christmas Story.
Now, while some are still thinking about their 2014 lists, Steven‘s already set his mind on movies he’s anticipating from next year. Check out Part 1 of his Most-Anticipated list!
My pal Cindy once again posted a thought-provoking topic that bring back lots of movie memories, this time she focuses on Memorable Opening Scenes.
Margaret’s Rambling Friday is always a lot of fun! In this week’s edition, she posted first footage from Game of Thrones season 5 and offered her quick thoughts on SONY’s The Interview
Lastly, Mark reviewed British indie thriller ’71 starring this year’s young rising star Jack O’Connell; while Melissa and Dan posted their thoughts on two indie movies that I enjoyed from this year: Chef and Begin Again
Speaking of those year-end lists, I was thinking about some of biggest movie surprises of 2014. I’m just gonna list a few just to keep the discussion started, so let’s start with the positive.
These three movies took me by surprise as I wasn’t even anticipating them, yet I ended up enjoying the heck out of them and would easily see them again.
On the contrary, I had been anticipating these and there’s plenty of hype surrounding them, but they all pretty much let me down. These aren’t the worst films I saw (there’s a separate list for that later), I just expected so much more but found them to be rather meh, boring even. It’s too bad as all of them had such a stellar cast!
So, what are your good and bad movie surprises from 2014?