All the movies you’ll want to see in 2014

We’ve just wound down another year of big movies–from Star Trek Into Darkness to Skyfall to Thor: The Dark World to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  So what’s on the radar at for 2014?  We think you’ll want to see several of these big sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, and action flicks coming to a screen near you in 2014.*

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – Jan. 17 – This Tom Clancy spin-off has been pushed out to 2014.  Starring Chris Pine and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

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I, Frankenstein – Jan. 24 – Adapted from the graphic novel, starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, and Mirando Otto.

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The Lego Movie – Feb. 7 – Lots of famous actors voicing this one, with Channing Tatum, Will Ferrell, Cobie Smulders, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, and Alison Brie.

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The Monuments Men – Feb. 7 – You can’t get much bigger than this great cast: Bill Murray?  John Goodman? And Matt Damon, Bob Balaban, and George Clooney.

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RoboCop – Feb. 12 – The previews for this look great.  Joel Kinnaman stars in this remake, with Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson.

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The Wind Rises – Feb. 21 – Hayao Mayazaki’s last film.

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300: Rise of an Empire – March 7 – A sequel to the adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300, Lena Headey returns, and also look out for Eva Green and David Wenham.

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Mr. Peabody and Sherman – March 7 – Jay Ward’s characters come to the big screen in what looks to be a stretch from the original beloved segments on The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show.

Veronica Mars – March 14 – Finally, the fans have spoken.  Kristen Bell brings pretty much the entire cast back for the big screen debut continuing the adventures of the now grown-up sleuth.  A lot is riding on the success of this movie!


Muppets Most Wanted – March 21 – This latest Muppet movie will include plenty of cameos of the villainous variety.

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Noah – March 28 – Russell Crowe as Noah, of Ark fame.  ‘Nuff said?  Also stars Emma Watson.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier – April 4 – A must-see, considering the first Captain America entry was one of the best of the Marvel Comics adaptations to date.  Chris Evans returns as the Cap.

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Sabotage – April 11 – Arnold Schwarzenneger proves that he’s not going to give up this acting gig.

Transcendence – April 18 – A sci-fi action thriller starring Johnny Depp.  A scientist downloads his body into a computer.  Huh?  Also starring Morgan Freeman, Clifton Collins, Jr., Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, and Paul Bettany.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – May 2 – Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone return, with Jamie Foxx.


Godzilla – May 16 – It will be hard to beat last year’s Pacific Rim, but what the heck.  A good cast, including Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Brian Markinson, Ken Watanabe, and Juliette Binoche.

X-Men: Days of Future Past – May 23 – The casts of both the old and new X-Men films mash-up in what will likely be at the top of the year’s blockbusters.


Edge of Tomorrow – June 6 – This one just looks awesome.  Tom Cruise keeps pumping out good movies, and Emily Blunt looks tough in this new sci-fi film.

Transformers: Age of Extinction – June 27 – Michael Bay tries to beat the lackluster first and second sequels.  Stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Jul. 11 – More damn dirty apes!  Gary Oldman and Andy Serkis star.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Aug. 1 – A pretty huge cast to bring forward some classic B level Marvel characters, including Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, and Vin Diesel.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Aug. 8 – Megan Fox stars in this reboot.

The Expendables 3 – Aug. 15 – Yet another entry in the retired action actor franchise, with Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Statham, Li, and Lundgren back, along with Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, and what?  Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford?  Somebody needs a new agent.

The Equalizer – Sept. 26, based on the TV series starring Edward Woodward from the 1980s, with Denzel Washington and Chloe Moretz.


Interstellar – Nov. 7 – Stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Michael Caine, but no one knows what it is about yet.

Fury – Nov. 14 – Brad Pitt returns to Nazi Germany WWII movies, with Shia LeBeouf and Jason Isaacs.

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Escape from Tomorrow – Dec. 12 – A mockumentary of sorts, all filmed surreptitiously on the lot of a Disney theme park.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again – Dec. 17 – The conclusion to Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation.

Also, keep a look out for release dates for a sequel to The Woman in Black starring Helen McCrory, Space Station 76 (a 1970s vision of the future) starring Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, and Jerry O’Connell, and Oculus, a supernatural thriller starring Katee Sackhoff and Karen Gillan.  Come back to for trailers for these and other 2014 movies as they are announced.

See you at the movies!

*Editor: Want to see next year’s movie list?  Check it out here.

C.J. Bunce

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