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Top 30 Best New Movies Of 2014

24th – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Whoopi Goldberg
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Released: August 8th, 2014

Top Movies 2014
Aliens invade Earth and inadvertently spawn a quartet of mutated reptile warriors, the Ninja Turtles, who rise up against them to defend the world. Megan Fox is friendly reporter April O’Neil. Will Arnett is April’s cameraman and rival, Vernon Fenwick. William Fichtner dons armours as arch-nemesis Shredder (complete with “surprising” backstory). Size-challenged actor Danny Woodburn plays Splinter. Whoopi Goldberg portrays an aggressive journalist. Casey Jones, Bebop and Rocksteady won’t be appearing. From Michael Bay’s production company, the director’s track record is poor (‘Battle Los Angeles’, ‘Wrath of the Titans’, etc), so this will probably be substandard, but I’m excited to see the turtles fully realised in live action. It could be badass.

23rd – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson
Director: Francis Lawrence
Released: November 21st, 2014

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Katniss (Lawrence) reluctantly leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. The first of two movies based the novel ‘Mockingjay’, the final book in ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy. The director of ‘Catching Fire’ returns, which is a good thing, while the most significant addition to the cast is Julianne Moore as president Alma Coin. Since Part 1 covers the rescue of Peeta from the Capitol, and Part 2 the attack, expect a rewrite putting Katniss on the rescue team, rather than leaving her sitting in a field. Part 2 is released a full year later. You know a franchise is making a ton of money when books start getting split in half.

22nd – How To Train Your Dragon 2
Starring: (voices) Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill
Director: Dean DeBlois
Released: June 13th, 2014


Five years after Hiccup (Baruchel) and Toothless united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk, the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories. 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, they find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Written and directed by the co-writer/co-director of the first film (the other left to make ‘The Croods’), he only returned on the promise of it being his trilogy. This chapter is influenced by Studio Ghibli’s ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’. The entire voice cast returns, with the addition of Cate Blanchett as a vigilante who rescues dragons, Djimon Hounsou as a dragon hunter, and Kit Harington (‘Game of Thrones’) as the villain. Will audiences be as charmed by Hiccup now he’s all grown up? Is this a Dreamworks cash-grab? It seems to be in the right creative hands.

21st – Jupiter Ascending
Starring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne
Director: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Released: July 25th, 2014

Best Movies 2014
In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, an unlucky Russian immigrant (Kunis) who cleans toilets for a living encounters an interplanetary warrior (Tatum) who the Queen of the Universe has sent to kill her. He tells her that the stars were pointing to an extraordinary event on the night she was born, and that her DNA could mark her as the universe’s next leader… Sean Bean plays Stinger, a “Han Solo-type character”, who helps them as they are pursued by cyber hunters. Also Terry Gilliam has “a small but vital” acting role. The Wachowskis are returning to their ‘Matrix’ roots with another story of an average person plucked from obscurity and told they’re “The One”. But is the rest of the plot too wacky to connect with people? (Are Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum the actors you’d want to sell a silly idea as serious – here Tatum plays a half-albino with wolf and human DNA). Visually the Wachowskis are about the best in the business, and in a sci-fi setting it should be something to behold. I hope this sees them back on top.

20th – Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci
Director: Michael Bay
Released: June 27th, 2014


A semi-reboot: Shia is gone, along with the entire human cast, a couple of key writers, and all but two of the Transformers (a redesigned Prime and Bumblebee). Instead this is about a mechanic (Wahlberg) and his daughter (Peltz) making a discovery 4 years later that brings the Autobots, Decepticons, and a paranoid government official (Grammer) down on them. Also involved is the long-overdue introduction of the Dinobots (see Grimlock, above), who may not necessarily be Autobot allies much of the time. The all-new Decepticons are Galvatron, Cyclonus and Lockdown. The human cast was tired so I’m glad to see fresh talent. If only Bay would hand directing duties onto someone else.

19th – Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Starring: Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke
Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Released: August 22nd, 2014


Neo-noir prequel and sequel with interlinking stories set before and after the 2005 original. Plotlines include: Dwight (Brolin) being called by his former lover (Eva Green) to help her escape her abusive husband; A cocky gambler (Gordon-Levitt) setting out to destroy the biggest villain in Sin City at his own game; And Marv (Rourke) regaining consciousness on a highway overlooking the Projects, surrounded by dead young men, unable to remember how he got there. Dwight was played by Clive Owen in ‘Sin City’, but here Josh Brolin takes over as it’s pre-extensive facial surgery. The cast also includes Rosario Dawson, Ray Liotta, Powers Boothe, Jamie Chung, Jaime King, Jeremy Piven and Bruce Willis. The first film was a beautiful piece of cinema with unique visuals and compelling storytelling. It’ll be hard to have the same impact second time around, but expect a quality production.

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  • dnwilliams said

    – I’m pretty angry about what the new TMNT is doing to Shredder…
    – I don’t see why people are so negative about the RoboCop remake. I think the original is overrated and the talent involved in the remake is top notch. Nothing we’ve seen from it so far is bad.
    – Hiccup in HTTYD being is a little older is great, I hope they keep going and age him each time so we’re looking at him as an old man by movie seven.
    – If The Raid 2 is even slightly as good as The Raid, I’ll love it.
    – Looking forward to Transformers 4 and I don’t care who knows.

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    • G said

      You just know a Michael Bay Transformers movie with Mark Wahlberg in it is going be good.

      *sarcasm off*

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    • gd smith said

      Because Robocop is known for satire and violence. This Robocop is a PG, will have no satirical edge and the suit looks like something from GI Joe or any other generic superhero suit.

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  • G said

    It looks better than this years batch. But so was my Grandma’s old home movies.

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  • Dave said

    Remakes of old movies and TV shows can hardly be considered new movies in 2014. Please, Hollywood…find some people with at least a little creativity.

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  • cw said

    Most of these sound so so at best.

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  • putcherjump said

    pretty coollll. for me the best movies 2014 has to offer are Transformers 4 with mark walberg and Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles

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  • whitediamond said

    Johnny depp is back!!! last year as the indian he wasnt so good i think boring but cant wait to see his new movies. 2014 is going to rule!!

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  • mickeysquires said

    where the hell is Rob Marshall’s, Stephen Sondheim musical INTO THE WOODS?…the MOST anticipated film musical in years!

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  • Apeksha said

    I am desperately waiting for Dumb and Dumber to 🙂

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  • afab said

    Im still waiting for 50 Shades of Grey

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  • Tatum said

    The Fault in our Stars should be close to the top

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  • real said

    equalizer is going to be one of the best movies for 2014

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  • sultry said

    They’re all bad except for maybe a few. I’m so sick of sci-fi !

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  • craig said

    Captain America-The Winter Soldier and RoboCop are the two best movies of 2014.An argument can be made for Dawn and Guardians but they just weren’t as good as CA2 and RoboCop,great action scenes as well as a good plot to the movies.I like the original RoboCop better because it had a great ending at the warehouse and when Murphy killed Kurtwood Smith,the whole climax of the movie was better than the RoboCop remake.CA2 was just outstanding,it can’t be beat utterly fantastic the best movie of 2014 hands down and that’s real.

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  • big balla keepin it 100 doe said

    the 100 foot journey shoulda been top 5 im hella mad

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