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Fun Friday: Movies I Want to See in 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

What can I say? I’m a movie girl! Here are the movies I want to see in 2014, which kicks off with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which the girls and I will be going to see on MLK Day next weekend.

Unless otherwise indicated, movie blurbs are from

2014 Movies I Want to See

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (1/17/14) — Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack. Starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, and Kenneth Branagh.


Ride Along (1/17/14) — Fast-talking security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) joins his cop brother-in-law James (Ice Cube) on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James’ sister.


I, Frankenstein (1/24/14) — Frankenstein’s creature (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. Also starring Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), and Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings).


The Monuments Men (2/7/14) — An unlikely World War II platoon are tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Starring Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Bill Murray, and John Goodman.


Winter’s Tale (2/14/14) — A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her. Starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), and Russell Crowe. Featuring Matt Bomer (White Collar), Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Lucy Griffiths (Robin Hood), and Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves).


RoboCop (2/14/14) — In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman)—a loving husband, father and good cop—is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jennifer Ehle, and Samuel L. Jackson.


Pompeii (2/21/14) — A slave turned gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him. Starring Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), Kiefer Sutherland, and featuring Sasha Roiz (Grimm).


The Grand Budapest Hotel (3/7/14) — The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Wilkinson, Harvey Keitel, and F. Murray Abraham. (Whew! And those are just the top billed actors.)


Grace of Monaco (3/14/14) — The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.


Divergent (3/21/14) — Beatrice Prior, a teenager with a special mind, finds her life threatened when an authoritarian leader seeks to exterminate her kind in her effort to seize control of their divided society. Starring Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Theo James (Downton Abbey), and Kate Winslet.


Noah (3/28/14) — The Biblical Noah suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood. Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier (4/4/14) — Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Dominic Cooper, Emily VanCamp, Robert Redford, Hayley Atwell, and Sebastian Stan.


Belle (5/2/14)
Godzilla (5/16/14) — An illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sam Reid, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton and Tom Felton.


X-Men: Days of Future Past (5/23/14) — The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. Starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, and Halle Berry.


Maleficent (5/30/14) — The “Sleeping Beauty” tale is told from the perspective of the villainous Maleficent and looks at the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse young Princess Aurora. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Imelda Staunton, and Sharlto Copley.


How to Train Your Dragon 2 (6/13/14) — It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. (From the official website.)


Hercules (7/25/14) — Having enduring his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. Starring Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, and Rufus Sewell.

Guardians of the Galaxy (8/1/14) — In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan. Starring Lee Pace, Bradley Cooper (voice), Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel (voice), Karen Gillan, and Benicio Del Toro.

The Hundred-Foot Journey (8/8/14) — When an Indian family moves to southern France and opens an Indian restaurant 100 feet across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant, a culinary battle ensues between the two that ultimately tests the power of family, loyalty and love. (Blurb from The Hollywood Reporter.) Starring Helen Mirren. Produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.

Into the Storm (8/8/14) — A group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado. Starring Richard Armitage.

Dracula Untold (10/3/14) — Explores the origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler. It seeks to depict Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war. (from Starring Luke Evans and Dominic Cooper.

Mockingjay: Part 1 (11/21/14) — Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and introducing Natalie Dormer, Julianne Moore, and John Cusack (rumored).

Exodus (12/12/14) — A film by Ridley Scott that explores Moses’s role in leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt. Starring Christian Bale (as Moses), Aaron Paul (as Joshua), Joel Edgerton (as Rhamses), Indira Varma (as Miriam), and Ben Kingsley (as ??).

Paddington (12/12/14) — Follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home. Starring Colin Firth as Paddington (voice), Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, and Jim Broadbent.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again (12/17/14) — 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? Starring . . . pretty much everyone.

Into the Woods (12/25/14) — A witch conspires to teach important lessons to various characters of popular children’s stories including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel. Starring Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Tracey Ullman, and Meryl Streep as the Witch.

Release date TBD:
Pinocchio (Tim Burton/Robert Downey Jr.)

Are there any of these you’re especially looking forward to? Anything not on my list that’s on yours?

One Comment
  1. Lady DragonKeeper permalink
    Friday, January 10, 2014 5:21 pm

    My brother has been keeping me updated with RoboCop and the new Captain America –I’m interested in the later, not really the former. I mean, I guess it’ll be interesting to see how they do RoboCop, but … I’m not that excited about it. Captain American … one of my favorite superheroes, so I’m going to that one. =)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! “Belle” is on my list now –it looks like it could be a really good historical!

    I finally caught up with the X-Men movies … I’ll probably check this one out eventually.

    “Maleficent” sounds interesting … looks like Disney’s turning several of their classic animated films into live action (e.g. Cinderella).

    I can’t wait for the new “How to Train Your Dragon” movie –the new trailer makes me wonder how much they’re using from the children’s book series (just the idea of a Viking boy and his dragon or if they’re using storylines from the series as well).

    Paddington is going to be a movie? Can’t wait to see the trailer for that –from the description, it sounds like it will be animated & live action like the Alvin & the Chipmunks movies?

    Hobbit, pt. 3 –I definitely am going to see … and hopefully by then I’ll have re-read the novel.

    “Into the Woods” –I’ll be keeping an eye out for a trailer … it sounds interesting. =)

    I think the only movies on my list are ones that are coming out next year or are still in pre-production:
    Star Wars VII, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, Avengers II, Ant Man, etc.


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