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It seems like every year we get bombarded with all sorts of movies. The year of 2014 will be no different.

There have been the blockbusters (Man of Steel), the romantic comedies (Warm Bodies), the Sundance winners (Fruitvale Station), the scream makers (The Conjuring), and the out of the park amazing films (Gravity) that we have grown to expect. Here are 5 pictures that I can't wait to see for the upcoming year:

#5 - The Boxtrolls


A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow. (IMDB Link)

[Why I Want To See It]

I love stop motion animation plain and simple. The first time I saw the Nightmare Before Christmas I was blown away. There's an amazing technique that goes into the countless hours upon hours in order to achieve a full length feature film like this - and that alone warrants a viewing. Not to mention that the story looks perfectly told and the trailer already made me fall in love with the idea of the little creatures in boxes. It also doesn't seem to be as dark and dismal as its predecessors like Coraline, ParaNorman and the Corpse Bride which is an added bonus in my book.


#4 - Gone Girl


Based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn - unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior has everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? (IMDB Link)

[Why I Want To See It]

I know nothing about this movie other than the plot and who is in it. I suppose I could read the book, but I didn't do that with the Dragon Tattoo and I think I liked it better that way. It's done by my all time favorite director - David Fincher. What other reason do I need? Ok, if you need another reason, it's apparently quite the popular book and they were able to cast Ben Affleck in it. I for one am a big fan of Affleck and I think he is one of the more underrated actors out there.


No trailer as of yet ... check back if they ever give us one ...

#3 - Interstellar


A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. (IMDB Link)

[Why I Want To See It]

Has Christopher Nolan really steered us wrong yet? Not only is it by the infamous director, it's also written by him and his brother. Throw in the ensemble cast that they've collected and I'm sure it's going to be on par with Inception. (though - here's hoping it's not like Matthew McConaughey's movie - Contact ... that was just awful)


#2 - Godzilla


A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla appears to wreak destruction on mankind. (IMDB Link)

[Why I Want To See It]

I don't know why but the trailer has completely sold me on this movie being epic. True it showcases Heisenberg aka: Bryan Cranston as one of the front-runners in the star studded cast but I digress. I guess I've been looking forward to someone doing another Godzilla movie but doing it even better than the one we got back in 1998 with Ferris. I never thought that movie was bad but it was certainly lacking in depth and any type of character development. I'm skeptical but hopeful that this will be a much better version and not turn out like other so called "epic" sci-fi movies. (for example - Elysium and Battle Los Angeles - both huge flops in my humble opinion)


#1 - The Amazing Spiderman 2


We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. (IMDB Link)

[Why I Want To See It]

Spiderman would arguably be my favorite super hero character if it wasn't for Deadpool being so awesome. That being said, I probably own more Spiderman comics than I would care to admit, and know more about the trials and tribulations of Peter Parker than the geekiest kid you knew in high school. I know that there were plenty of people who didn't care for the first Amazing Spiderman but it was so much better than the Tobey Maguire trilogy travesty. I for one thought it was awesome and was delighted with the casting of Andrew Garfield as Peter. He has the right attitude as the web-slinger and definitely plays the part spot on. With a twinge of fear that they have thrown more than 2 villains into the mix, I'm still looking forward to this film the most for 2014. The reason I'm so excited is because I'm anticipating one of the most controversial and pivotal moments in all of comic book lore. If you don't know what that is - then I won't spoil it for you. Just be prepared ...


Honorable Mentions:

- Hobbit: There & Back Again (who doesn't want to see the battle of Smaug and the even bigger battle at the end?)

- Edge of Tomorrow

- 22 Jump Street (the first one was HILARIOUS)

- TMNT (probably my all time favorite child hood toy)

- Need for Speed (fast cars B*tch!)

- Mocking Jay Pt. 1 (Catching Fire was sooooo good)

- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

- Transformers 4 (we'll see what Marky Mark can do)

- Midnight Special - Dumb and Dumber Too (please don't ruin this)

- Blended (Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore team up again)

- Cyber

- Noah

- Foxcatcher (sad true story)

- Captain America: Winter Soldier (one of the more "serious" toned super hero movies)

- Guardians of the Galaxy (could be great or could flop horribly)

- Neighbors (looks pretty funny to me)

- Exodus

That's it! Do you look forward to any of these movies? Are there others out there that have you jumping up and down with excitement? Let me know in the comments.

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