Most Anticipated Films of 2014, Part One: Winter and Spring

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2013 is over, so it’s time to look ahead to everything 2014 has to offer. Lots of exciting films scheduled for release this year, lots that I’ll be looking out for. And so, without further ado, here’s part one of the four part series on my most anticipated films of 2014!


Must Sees: None

On the Fence: Labor Day – I like Jason Reitman but he usually gets awards action, meaning a January release for this one is not a good sign.


Must Sees: The Wind Rises – From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest animated filmmakers of all time.

On the Fence: The Monuments Men – An interesting premise and a strong cast, my only worry is its production delay; February is not when you usually release great films and this one was originally supposed to be released during the awards season.


Must Sees: Noah – I’m not sure about this one. The trailer is underwhelming and this isn’t really the type of cinema I look for, but it is from Aronofsky and Black Swan was so good that I will watch whatever he comes up with next.

On the Fence: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson is hit or miss for me, but I really enjoyed his last outing and like always, the cast here is phenomenal. Grand Piano – Harking back to Hitchcock, this film looks silly and preposterous. But if embraced and done well, this could be one fun ride. Bad Words – Looks dumb, but also hilarious! Bateman is directing, and from the film appears to have a heavy Horrible Bosses influence. I’ll take that! Nymphomaniac – Lars Von Trier, always controversial. I really don’t know about this one. Under the Skin – From the director of Birth and more importantly Sexy Beast. I liked the former; I loved the latter. Muppets Most Wanted – I’ve never been a big fan of The Muppets, but their latest release earned lots of good will so I will be watching out for this one!


Must Sees: The Unknown Known – Errol Morris sitting down with Donald Rumsfeld. After The Fog of War, this is definitely a must see!

On the Fence: Transcendence – The directorial debut Wally Pfister, the cinematographer of all of Christopher Nolan’s film. The trailer is very Nolan-esque. Joe – David Gordon Green not in stoner comedy mode. That’s a mode I’m much more interested in.

Continue to Summer.


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