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post Aug 7 2014, 02:59 PM
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Hey, we're quite far into the year now, I was wondering what everyone's favourites from the year have been up to now?

Here's top 15:

1) Under The Skin - This is already one of my all time favoruites, its so eerily beautiful
2) Her - There is a very confused pessimistic as well as optimistic message about love here that's difficult to decipher but I found it quite emotional all the same. Amy Adams, who I usually hate, was amazing in this too.
3) Osage County - I know this didn't get the best reception, but I thought the goddess that is Julia Roberts was exquisite.
4) Calvary - This one will have gone under radar for lots of people, but I highly recommend it. Rather sad but great performances.
5) The Lego Movie - I am not into the gimmick that is 3D too often, but the animation really popped in this. It's up there with the Pixar greats for me.
6) Captain America: The Winter Soldier - I'm often underwhelmed by the comic book action films, but this one was really thrilling, and as always Scarlett Johansson stole the show as Black Widow.
7) Starred Up - Really gritty, but again well performed.
8) The Double - One of the biggest surprises for me this year, Jesse Eisenberg really carried the film. VERY creepy.
9) Tracks - I'd read the book of this, and just thought it was a great and faithful adaptation.
10) X-Men; Days of Future Past - This should have been higher, but it disappointed me slightly. I preferred the future segments. Sorry J-Law.
11) Edge of Tomorrow - I HATE Tom Cruise, but he managed to pull this off.
12) Veronica Mars: The Movie - It didn't climax as much as I hoped, but the character of Veronica is too charming in any context so I still loved it.
13) How To Train Your Dragon 2 - The Dragon reminds me of my cat.
14) Begin Again - Quite cheesy for my usual taste, but it was quite understated and some of the songs were great.
15) Nymphomaniac Part 1 - Loved the concept, hated the second film but this first part strong. Uma Thurman slayed in her scene, she totally stole the film for me.

My least favourites have been Labor Day, Million Ways to Die in The West, Maleficent and Noah.
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post Aug 7 2014, 03:08 PM
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2) Her - There is a very confused pessimistic as well as optimistic message about love here that's difficult to decipher but I found it quite emotional all the same. Amy Adams, who I usually hate, was amazing in this too.

I hope you get run over by a bus, repeatedly.

I've not seen many 2014 movies. Captain America wa amaze though....all down to Sebastian Stan obv kink.gif
Her is beautiful, I think Amy Adams shoulda received her Oscar nom for this over American Hustle.

DOFP was pretty decent even though they pretty much butchered the source material, but I have come to accept that with comic book movies.
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post Aug 7 2014, 04:11 PM
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To rank everything I've seen so far this year:

1 The LEGO Movie
2 Belle -> criminally gone unnoticed
3 Boyhood
4 Begin Again -> so so charming
5 Non-Stop
6 The Fault In Our Stars
7 The Other Woman
8 A Million Ways To Die In The West -> crude but I found it hilarious
9 Divergent
10 The Book Thief
11 12 Years a Slave
12 Dallas Buyers Club
13 Noah
14 Labor Day
15 Cuban Fury
16 The Grand Budapest Hotel
17 How To Train Your Dragon 2 -> really disappointed in this after how much I loved the first one
18 American Hustle -> only top 20 because of Jennifer Lawrence
19 The Railway Man
20 Edge of Tomorrow -> and I normally love Tom Cruise! sad.gif
21 August: Osage County
22 Tammy -> oh Melissa sad.gif
23 A New York Winter's Tale -> awful to the max

Everything in the top 15 was pretty tolerable throughout. I'm re-considering if The Lego Movie should actually be first after watching it again on DVD.. I detest the ending so much, so by the end of the year I may decide that Belle or Boyhood deserve it more (or something yet to be released??)
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post Aug 7 2014, 05:23 PM
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The Other Woman and The Purge: Anarchy are the only really decent films I have seen so far tbh.
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post Aug 7 2014, 07:14 PM
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Captain America, X Men, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, A Million Ways To Die In The West, Grand Budapest Hotel spring to mind.

How To Train Your Dragon2 was fine, Edge Of Tomorrow good.

Most others OK or poor, and I see no-one has even admitted they went to see Mrs Brown's Boys D Movie, which to coin a phrase is feckin' awful.
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post Aug 7 2014, 08:18 PM
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August: Osage County and Oculus have been highlights for me so far wub.gif Not loving this year in terms of films sadly.
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post Aug 7 2014, 10:39 PM
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The 2014 films I've seen this year:

1. Boyhood

2. Under The Skin
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

4. Her

5. Inside Llewyn Davis

Have I missed out on anything?
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post Aug 8 2014, 03:47 AM
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My top 5 would likely be...

01. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
02. 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'
03. 'Guardians Of the Galaxy'
04. 'Dawn Of the Planet Of the Apes'
05. '12 Years A Slave'

Once I get a proper list together of what I've seen I'll do a proper rank. But I think that's my top 5. Really need to see 'Boyhood' though. I've been happy with the films so far this year.
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post Aug 8 2014, 06:49 AM
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Only ones I've watched at LE CINE

01 Days Of Future Past
02 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
03 Guardians Of The Galaxy
04 The Edge Of Tomorrow
05 The Lego Movie
06 American Hustle
07 August: Osage County
08 300: Rise Of An Empire
09 Transformers: Age of Extinction
10 Maleficent

11 Mr Peabody & Sherman
12 How To Train Your Dragon 2
13 Amazing Spider-Man 2

To be honest, anything below top 3 isn't THAT GOOD, that's just a rank of what I've seen.

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post Aug 8 2014, 06:58 AM
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1. Under the Skin
2. everything else
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post Aug 8 2014, 07:00 AM
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Can't remember all that I've seen this year, not as many as I used to, but I really liked:

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared
The Wind Rises
We are the Best!
Mood Indigo

The Double and Inside Llewyn Davies were ok

I thought Under the Skin was self-indulgent and an insult to the text it was adapted from, but that's just me.
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post Aug 11 2014, 10:41 PM
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Will do a list of all my films I've seen this year so far (a lot) tomorrow. Won't rank as I am sick and tired of ranking films so I will just give comments on all the 2014 releases I've seen smile.gif
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