Published on November 17th, 2013 | by Allan Brown0
The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2014
While 2013 has given us many cinematic gems to behold (Click film title for review of film) - Captain Phillips, Gravity, Mud, Les Mis, Lincoln and ofcourse Life of Pi to name but a few, there are many still to come before the dawning of the new year. While we wait for Hollywood’s Christmas Blockbusters entering our local multiplexes, there is no denying that our curious eyes are already looking ahead to what is in store for 2014.
Join Movie Review World as we take a look at 33 of The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2014. (Despite being numbered, the list is in no particular order)
33. The Grand Budapest Hotel
Director Wes Anderson, famed for his visual style and offbeat comedies lines up his next cinematic gem along with another impressive cast list in; The Grand Budapest Hotel.
The story told in retrospect tells of the adventures of Gustave H., a once legendary concierge at a famous hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Check out The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer HERE
Release Date: February 7, 2014
Directed by José Padilha, this reboot will attempt to reinvent the 1987 cult classic of the same name with an impressive cast including Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Jennifer Ehle, Jackie Earl Haley, Michael K. Williams, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson. However, it will be Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) who all eyes will be on as he steps onto the screen for the first time as Alex Murphy aka RoboCop.
Check out the ROBOCOP Trailer 2 HERE
Check out the ROBOCOP Trailer 3 HERE
31. THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1
Release Date: November 21, 2014
As all good franchises come to a sad end, it seems, off late, the studios are increasingly unwilling to let them go very easily, dissecting one short book into 2 and 3 films – The Hobbit – The Deathly Hallows. And while it is bang on trend, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay will also be getting the 2 part treatment.
After the 75th Hunger Games comes to an abrupt end in the upcoming sequel Catching Fire (Exclusive Clips Here), Katness Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself as the face of the rebellion against the Capital Regime.
30. DUMB AND DUMBER TO
Release Date: TBC 2014
This highly anticipated sequel will reunite Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as everyone’s favourite dimwits, Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne for the first time since the 1995 smash hit. Original directors the Farrelly brothers will direct the ship, catching up with the duo 20 years after their first adventure as they head out in search of one of their long lost kids, in a hope of gaining a new kidney.
Release Date: March 28, 2014
Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan) directs this Biblical Epic that will attempt to adapt the story of Noah’s Ark for the big screen. After Hugh Jackman dropped out of the lead role, Mr Gladiator himself Russell Crowe stepped into the fray to pick up the pieces. Joining him of screen will be Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Logan Lerman.
Check out the official NOAH Trailer – HERE
Release Date: November 7, 2014
Likely to be the most anticipated film on the whole list is Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
Set in the not-too-distant future, overpopulation and climate change have resulted in the Earth instability. In that context, a group of scientists and explorers set out through an inter-galactic wormhole to save humanity. Based on the research of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan’s screenplay bends time and reality to explore the far reaches of the cosmos and the role of man’s survival in it. The Cast will include, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Wes Bentley, and Michael Caine.
Check out the official Interstellar Teaser Trailer - HERE
27. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
Release Date: August 22, 2014
It has been a whole 9 years since Robert Rodriguez delighted audiences with his literal page to screen take on Frank Miller’s graphic noir novel, Sin City. Now almost a decade on Frank and Rodriguez have teamed up once more to give us a sequel entitled, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. The impressive cast list this time round will include some previous favourites like Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba and Jamie King, but adding to the cast list we will be introduced to new characters played by Josh Brolin, Jamie Chung, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven and Eva Green.
26. THE MONUMENTS MEN
Release Date: Feburary 21, 2014
George Clooney steps into the director’s chair bringing with him an impressive cast which includes Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and John Goodman.
The film is based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history; The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.
Check out the Monuments Trailer - HERE
25. INHERENT VICE
Release Date: TBC 2014
Director Paul Thomas Anderson returns to the screen for the first time since The Master with an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s crime novel. The film is set in 1970s Los Angeles and follows a drug fiend detective by the name of Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello as he investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. Inherent Vice will see Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Jena Malone and Owen Wilson bring PTA’s vision to reality.
Release Date: December 12, 2014
Just like buses, you wait and age for one and when it arrives, two come along. Thus is the trend for 2014s Biblical Epics.
Ridley Scott will give his adaptation of the Moses story with Christian Bale as the leader of the Hebrews, Joel Edgerton as Ramses, Pharaoh of Egypt, and Ben Kingsley and Sigourney Weaver in supporting roles. Are you ready to see the parting of the Red Sea under Ridley’s direction?
23. THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN
Release Date: December 17, 2014
Peter Jackson’s final farewell, his swansong as it were, to Middle Earth will fall at the end of 2014 in what will be the closing chapter of the saga, The Hobbit: There And Back Again. This final chapter will attempt to bridge the 60 year gap between The Hobbit Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Join us on Page 2 as we continue our analysis of the most anticipated movies of 2014.