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Jonjo
post Dec 8 2014, 09:33 PM
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Well, it's coming to that time of year again. Have there been any films that you've not stopped watching/thinking about in 2014? Any films that have majorly disappointed and were there any pleasant surprises?

Currently compiling my list right now and although I have a very clear favourite, the top 10 is proving hard to order!

EDIT: I use this very USEFUL website whilst compiling my lists each year!

http://www.launchingfilms.com/release-schedule
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post Dec 8 2014, 09:41 PM
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I'm planning on doing a countdown. I'd guess I've seen about 50-60 films from 2014. Some amazing ones and some disasters this year
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post Dec 8 2014, 09:44 PM
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As with the last couple of years, I'll be compiling a list of all the the new films I've watched since 01 Jan (so released from the tail end of 2013 to the end of this year). 75 films so far, so down on last year!
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post Dec 8 2014, 09:49 PM
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Recap of my list last year:

001 | Wreck-It Ralph
002 | Frozen
003 | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
004 | Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
005 | Oblivion
006 | About Time
007 | The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
008 | Insidious: Chapter 2
009 | Monsters University
010 | Les Miserables

011 | Gravity
012 | Oz: The Great And Powerful
013 | Kick-Ass 2
014 | Star Trek: Into Darkness
015 | Thor: The Dark World
016 | The Way, Way Back
017 | Captain Phillips
018 | Warm Bodies
019 | Flight
020 | Identity Thief

021 | Rush
022 | The Heat
023 | World War Z
024 | Olympus Has Fallen
025 | The Croods
026 | The Internship
027 | This Is 40
028 | The Call
029 | Man Of Steel
030 | Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

031 | The Great Gatsby
032 | Prisoners
033 | Despicable Me 2
034 | The Odd Life Of Timothy Green
035 | Django Unchained
036 | Saving Mr Banks
037 | The Impossible
038 | Planes
039 | RED 2
040 | The Wolverine

041 | The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
042 | After Earth
043 | Dead Man Down
044 | Turbo
045 | Jack The Giant Slayer
046 | Riddick
047 | Filth
048 | We're The Millers
049 | Girl Most Likely
050 | 21 & Over

051 | Elysium
052 | The Last Stand
053 | Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
054 | The Lone Ranger
055 | The East
056 | Side Effects
057 | Trance
058 | Grown Ups 2
059 | A Haunted House
060 | Iron Man 3

061 | The World's End
062 | One Direction: This Is Us
063 | Free Birds
064 | The Hangover: Part III
065 | Runner Runner
066 | Cloud Atlas
067 | Pain & Gain
068 | Parker
069 | Now You See Me
070 | This Is The End

071 | The Guilt Trip
072 | 47 Ronin
073 | R.I.P.D.
074 | Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters
075 | How I Live Now
076 | Snitch
077 | Behind The Candelabra
078 | The Fifth Estate
079 | The Place Beyond The Pines
080 | The Counselor

081 | Ender's Game
082 | Carrie
083 | Scary MoVie
084 | Stolen
085 | The Family
086 | Bullet To The Head
087 | 2 Guns
088 | A Good Day To Die Hard
089 | Fast & Furious 6
090 | Machete Kills

091 | Evil Dead
092 | The Purge
093 | Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
094 | Diana
095 | Texas Chainsaw
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post Dec 8 2014, 10:52 PM
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01. 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
02. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
03. 'Gone Girl'
04. 'XMen: Days of Future Past'
05. 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
06. '12 Years A Slave'
07. 'The Guest'
08. 'Fury'
09. 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
10. 'Boyhood'
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11. 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'
12. 'Dallas Buyers Club'
13. 'Her'
14. 'How To Train Your Dragon 2'
15. 'The Lego Movie'
16. '22 Jump Street'
17. 'Godzilla'
18. 'Interstellar'
19. 'Veronica Mars'
20. 'An American Hustle'
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21. 'The Maze Runner'
22. 'Bad Neighbours'
23. 'Horns'
24. 'Nightcrawler'
25. 'Cold In July'
26. 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'
27. 'Under The Skin'
28. 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'
29. 'Edge of Tomorrow'
30. 'The Babadook'
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31. 'What If'
32. 'Horrible Bosses 2'
33. 'The Equalizer'
34. 'If I Stay'
35. 'Frank'
36. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
37. 'Lucy'
38. 'Inbetweeners 2'
39. 'Need For Speed'
40. 'Amazing Spiderman 2'
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41. 'The Purge: Anarchy'
42. 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones'
43. 'Say When'
44. 'Let's Be Cops'
45. 'That Awkward Moment'
46. 'Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For'
47. 'Delivery Man'
48. 'The House of Magic'
49. 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction'
50. 'Oculus'
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51. 'Transcendence'
52. 'A Million Ways To Die In The West'


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Number 1: MIND-BLOWN
02-13: INCREDIBLE.
14-20: Great/Good.
21-26: Enjoyable Enough I Guess.
27-36: Ok/Meh.
37-42: Disappointingly MEH.
43-47: Don't Bother.
48-52: GOOD GOD. HELP.

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STILL NEED TO SEE:
- 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1)'
- 'Imitation Game'
- 'Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' >> Not Released Yet <<
- 'Locke'
- 'Jersey Boys'
- 'The Drop'
- 'Men, Women & Children'


A considerably less amount of films compared to last year. About 10 films less! It's been such a "meh" year, but the highs have been very high though!
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post Dec 8 2014, 10:54 PM
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I really enjoyed the house of magic so shame to see it low on your list sad.gif
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post Dec 8 2014, 11:01 PM
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QUOTE(Ultraviolence1989 @ Dec 8 2014, 10:54 PM) *
I really enjoyed the house of magic so shame to see it low on your list sad.gif
My niece loved it, I just had to take her and I like taking her for treats and things occasionally tongue.gif. It was not good. sad.gif (I'm quite a big kid when it comes to films too!)
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post Dec 8 2014, 11:41 PM
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Gone Girl and St Vincent are easily my movies of the year. So enjoyable and great acting, I think I prefer St Vincent just because it was so funny and emotional at the same time. Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy were amazing in it. Gone Girl had me on the edge of my seat throughout as well.

I also really enjoyed The Pyramid which was one of the best horrors in recent years, The Other Woman and The Purge: Anarchy. As for awful films, Annabelle was shockingly bad and I hate to say it but the new Hunger Games was all hype and no substance, boring as f***.
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Of the films I've actually seen this year:

The Lego Movie - 10/10 (Awesome, in just about every way possible)
The Grand Budapest Hotel - 9/10 (Great, classic Wes Anderson through and through)
Frozen - 9/10 (Didn't manage to see this until this year, <3, fully worthy of the hype)
Her - 9/10 (I was always gonna love something like this, and I did)
12 Years a Slave - 9/10 (not normally the sort of film I enjoy, but this is undeniable. The performances if anything capitvated me far more than the actual film)
Godzilla - 8/10 (This could've gone either way, but this was really good, thankfully)
Muppets Most Wanted - 8/10 (Cute/enjoyable etc.)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 8/10 (Standard Marvel fare, not that that's a bad thing)
Divergent - 7/10 (I felt this got too much stick, very Hunger Games-lite for sure but has just about enough to stand on it's own)
The Wolf of Wall Street 7/10 (TOO LONG, but well made, good for what it is etc just not really my thing.)
Noah - 7/10 (Solid, if a bit disposable ultimately)
Under The Skin (I feel dirty for not really liking this as much as I should, it was brilliantly made and shot and Johannson was brilliant, but part of me was a bit annoyed how it cut the majority of the book out, and especially the change up with the ending grated on me a bit. I felt a lot of the books message and themes were lost in the translation.)
American Hustle - 5/10 (I think I would've enjoyed this if I wasn't confused as hell for half of it)

Hopefully The Hobbit/Hunger Games to follow before the year's out!
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post Dec 9 2014, 02:38 AM
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QUOTE(Jack @ Dec 8 2014, 11:41 PM) *
Gone Girl and St Vincent are easily my movies of the year. So enjoyable and great acting, I think I prefer St Vincent just because it was so funny and emotional at the same time. Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy were amazing in it. Gone Girl had me on the edge of my seat throughout as well.

I also really enjoyed The Pyramid which was one of the best horrors in recent years, The Other Woman and The Purge: Anarchy. As for awful films, Annabelle was shockingly bad and I hate to say it but the new Hunger Games was all hype and no substance, boring as f***.
Jack, did you ever see 'The Guest'? I actually recommend that! It's so good.
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post Dec 9 2014, 09:32 AM
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Hmm, have to try to remember what I actually saw this year.

Paddington - 9/10 - hugely surpassed my expectations
The Imitation Game - 8/10
Boyhood - 8/10
Mr Turner - 8/10
The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared - 9/10
Under the Skin - 2/10 - I don't care if Michel Faber liked it, I didn't. Just seemed to me that Jonathan Glazer wanted to make a different film and the media only picked up on it because Scarlett Johansson was driving around Glasgow.
Muppets Most Wanted - 6/10
The Inbetweeners Movie 2 - 3/10 - dire sequel to a passable film that followed an awful third series. Time to let this end.
The Grand Budapest Hotel - 7/10 - looks fantastic
We Are the Best - 8/10
The Wind Rises - 9/10

May have seen some others, that looks like a pretty small list of new releases!
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post Dec 12 2014, 11:11 AM
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01. 'Under The Skin'
02. 'Her'
03. 'Osage County'
04. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
05. 'The Lego Movie'
06. 'Starred Up'
07. 'The Double'
08. 'Interstellar'
09. 'Boyhood'
10. 'The Edge Of Tomorrow'
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11. 'Begin Again'
12. 'The Guest'
13. 'Obvious Child'
14. 'How To Train Your Dragon 2'
15. 'Maps To The Stars'
16. 'Calvary'
17. 'The Imitation Game'
18. 'The Riot Club'
19. 'Oculus'
20. 'What We Do In The Shadows'

- Hard to compile, as I've see 104 films in the cinema this year (so far!)
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1. Boyhood



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

4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1)
5. A Most Wanted Man


6. Inside Llewyn Davis

And I still want to see 'Deux jours, une nuit', 'Interstellar' and the final Hobbit film too.
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Every 2014 film I've liked. I've bolded my favourites.

Blowfly Park (Flugparken)
Boyhood
Dallas Buyers' Club
Dust on the Tongue (Tierra en la lengua)
Gone Girl
Her
Hide Your Smiling Faces
In Your Eyes
Lust for Love
Predestination
Short Term 12
Something Must Break
(Nånting måste gå sönder)
The Fault in Our Stars
The Little Death
The Maze Runner
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
(Kaguya-hime no monogatari)
The Turning
Xenia
Words With Gods
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Fave 3:

1. Nightcrawler
2. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
3. The Imitation Game
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QUOTE(Jonjo @ Dec 8 2014, 10:52 PM) *
52. 'A Million Ways To Die In The West'


How have I only just noticed this. I found this hilarious, perfect for my style of humour. sad.gif

01 Gone Girl
02 Boyhood
03 Paddington
04 Begin Again
05 The Riot Club
06 What We Did On Our Holiday
07 Belle
08 The LEGO Movie
09 Non-Stop
10 Lucy

11 The Other Woman
12 A Million Ways To Die In The West
13 The Fault In Our Stars
14 Pride
15 Love, Rosie
16 Divergent
17 The Book Thief
18 Horns
19 Guardians of the Galaxy
20 St. Vincent

21 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
22 The Imitation Game
23 Unbroken
24 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
25 Penguins of Madagascar
26 Say When
27 Sex Tape
28 The Maze Runner
29 Fury
30 12 Years a Slave

31 Dallas Buyers Club
32 Noah
33 Labor Day
34 The Grand Budapest Hotel
35 Cuban Fury
36 How To Train Your Dragon 2
37 If I Stay
38 Magic In The Moonlight
39 Edge of Tomorrow
40 Nightcrawler

41 What If
42 The Railway Man
43 The Judge
44 American Hustle
45 August: Osage County
46 Tammy
47 Interstellar
48 A New York Winter's Tale

It hurts me to only just have Mockingjay: Part 1 in the top half when the first two movies were my favourites of 2012 and 2013 but I just wasn't feeling this one as much. sad.gif The top 6 are very hard to separate, pretty certain on Gone Girl as my #1 but the five below could be in any order. What a year for Rosamund Pike heart.gif

The top 38 or so were all pretty enjoyable, even something towards the bottom such as "The Railway Man" isn't bad, it just didn't have me gripped.
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1 Wreck-It Ralph
2 Oblivion
3 Frozen
4 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
5 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
6 About Time
7 Gravity
8 Insidious: Chapter 2
9 Monsters University
10 The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
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My top 10 films of last year were:

01. Gone Girl (10/10)
02. The Purge: Anarchy (9/10)
03. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (9/10)
04. Guardians of the Galaxy (9/10)
05. The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1 (8/10)
06. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (8/10)
07. The Babadook (7.5/10)
08. The Pyramid (7/10)
09. Bad Neighbours (7/10)
10. Godzilla (7/10)
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UPDATING THIS.

QUOTE(Jonjo @ Dec 8 2014, 10:52 PM) *
01. 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
02. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
03. 'Gone Girl'
04. 'XMen: Days of Future Past'
05. 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
06. '12 Years A Slave'
07. 'The Guest'
08. 'Fury'
09. 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
10. 'Boyhood'
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11. 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'
12. 'Dallas Buyers Club'
13. 'Her'
14. 'Imitation Game'
15. 'How To Train Your Dragon 2'
16. 'The Lego Movie'
17. '22 Jump Street'
18. 'Godzilla'
19. 'Interstellar'
20. 'Veronica Mars'
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21. 'An American Hustle'
22. 'The Maze Runner'
23. 'Bad Neighbours'
24. 'Horns'
25. 'Nightcrawler'
26. 'Cold In July'
27. 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies'
28. 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'
29. 'Under The Skin'
30. 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'
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31. 'Edge of Tomorrow'
32. 'The Babadook'
33. 'What If'
34. 'Horrible Bosses 2'
35. 'The Equalizer'
36. 'If I Stay'
37. 'Frank'
38. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
39. 'Lucy'
40. 'Inbetweeners 2'
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41. 'Need For Speed'
42. 'Amazing Spiderman 2'
43. 'The Purge: Anarchy'
44. 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones'
45. 'Say When'
46. 'Men, Women & Children'
47. 'The Drop'

48. 'Let's Be Cops'
49. 'That Awkward Moment'
50. 'Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For'
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51. 'Delivery Man'
52. 'The House of Magic'
53. 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction'
54. 'Oculus'
55. 'Transcendence'
56. 'A Million Ways To Die In The West'


=============
KEY:
Number 1: MIND-BLOWN
02-14: INCREDIBLE.
15-21: Great/Good.
22-27: Enjoyable Enough I Guess.
28-38: Ok/Meh.
39-47: Disappointingly MEH.
48-51: Don't Bother.
52-56: GOOD GOD. HELP.

=============

STILL NEED TO SEE:
- 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1)'
- 'Locke'
- 'Jersey Boys'


A considerably less amount of films compared to last year. About 10 films less! It's been such a "meh" year, but the highs have been very high though!
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