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(Yahoo)   Need a long list to read? Here are 40 movies that you might get excited about in 2014   (movies.yahoo.com) divider line 77
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2014-01-02 12:06:10 PM  

Leader O'Cola: also, the matrix is a terrible "equivalent".  2001 paved the way for many good-to-great-to even a few seminal films that followed; films that expanded on the medium as a philosophical stage. The Matrix paved the way for an

overload of wire-fu and bullet-time VFX.   For added LOLS, the Matrix isn't even the best scifi film of its decade.

Just because the people who followed it did a bad job doesn't diminish the Matrix.  Of course, I didn't say the Matrix was the best sci-fi, just ground breaking - it opened up new possibilities.  Don't blame Jurassic Park because George Lucas and others took a dump on our chests using CGI some years later.

I REALLY hope Guardians of the Galaxy is good.  The Hobbit trilogy is a wasted opportunity.  Does EVERY single one of the five Jack Ryan movies have him complaining that he is 'just an analyst' and yet he is GD James Bond once he starts trying?
 
2014-01-02 12:07:19 PM  

blackminded: Your mature, rational explanation and sense of perspective have no place here.


I apologize.  I'll be less reasonable and adult, more about absolute right or wrong, and all about "winning" an argument.  More name-calling...

2001 definitely isn't a traditional story - it's contemplative and, yes, over long.  It's basically a two hour and 40 minute treatise on the nature of man, our evolution, and our tools/technology like some sort of philosophy paper.  From 1) The Dawn of man where the bones first used as weapons, then, 2) TMA-1,  the marvel of technology and how far we've come; 3) Jupiter Mission pushes that even further with artificial intelligence/HAL; 4) The infinite shows us as super-evolved (star-child who we later find out sort-of fused with HAL), though still not as far as the alien/machine that triggers each evolution.

Not a fun movie, certainly.  I could never watch it casually or often, like like some of my favorites.  But then, there are people who didn't like Pacific Rim - those ahole Nazi's somehow don't like a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters, plus Stringer Bell.  Stupid morans should just go back to Russia (did I do that right?)
 
2014-01-02 12:19:39 PM  

Gunny Highway: Crewmannumber6: Marquis de Sod: None of those look even vaguely interesting

This. Although David Fincher, Christopher Nolan and the Wachowskis are on the list, and their movies are always at least interesting.

Fark.com, never change.


I tend to really like older movies, anyway, so I might just see some of these in ten years or so
 
2014-01-02 12:21:26 PM  
I'm hoping Interstellar is so good it sparks a national movement to accelerate manned space exploration.
 
2014-01-02 12:27:09 PM  

texdent: Movies I will likely see:
The Expendables 3
Hercules
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Mr Peabody and Sherman
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Transformers: Age of Extinction
The Lego Movie
Godzilla
The Hobbit There and Back Again
Divergent
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Noah
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Maleficent
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men Days of Future Past
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
I, Frankenstein
Robocop
300: Rise of the Empire
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Resident Evil 6
Night at the Museum 3


Do you realize that you are what's wrong with civilization?
 
2014-01-02 12:32:18 PM  
Couldn't agree more with #1. Also, I might have to willingly pay for a Tom Cruise movie. And a Bible movie. Transcendence might be cool as well, just as long as there's not too much Depp.
 
2014-01-02 12:39:21 PM  
They should make a movie about the survivors of the Obama Healthcare program.
 
2014-01-02 12:49:11 PM  
weddingsinger:   Does EVERY single one of the five Jack Ryan movies have him complaining that he is 'just an analyst' and yet he is GD James Bond once he starts trying?

That's because too many American heroes have to fit the "aw gee shucks why me?" everyman archetype.
 
2014-01-02 01:18:02 PM  

weddingsinger: I REALLY hope Guardians of the Galaxy is good. The Hobbit trilogy is a wasted opportunity.


I think regardless of how good GotG is, it won't be a huge hit. I just don't see mainstream audiences getting on board.

And The Hobbit movies are fantastic. Once you put aside your "Different from the book" complaints, it's a brilliant spectacle.
 
2014-01-02 01:25:39 PM  

Hebalo: And The Hobbit movies are fantastic. Once you put aside your "Different from the book" complaints, it's a brilliant spectacle.


 I disagree.  I don't hate them, but they are a waste of potential and it's not because they're different than the book.

My complaint is, along with being overly long, how the entire Necromancer plot is not (strongly) tied to the main plot, and could be lifted out entirely (Wait, why is a different Orc in charge now?  Why bother with that at all?).  I would have preferred one Hobbit movie (or two), and a Necromancer movie separate.  The entire Necromancer part feels like it's tacked on to tie to the Lord of the Rings movies, as a prologue, instead of letting the Hobbit be it's own thing in the same universe.  Weaving plot threads together works in LoTR because it all leads to the same point.  In the Hobbit movies, we have a main plot, and a sub plot that is for a different movie.
 
2014-01-02 01:35:44 PM  

UNC_Samurai: 22. "Godzilla"

Honestly, I'd rather have more movies in the Pacific Rim universe. That's the first time since Iron Giant I've gotten excited about a giant robot/monster flick.


You are getting your wish as they are making a Pacific Rim 2 and there is a possibility, distant but still there, of a Pacific Rim / Godzilla cross over as both movies are made by the same studio.
 
2014-01-02 02:11:55 PM  
You guys pretty much listed all I want to see, except that Tom cruise movie actually looks pretty good IMO
 
2014-01-02 02:13:38 PM  
Oh, and the new jack Ryan one looks pretty farking dumb. I welcome it though because it means someone will start playing clear and present danger on a loop
 
2014-01-02 02:43:12 PM  
On average, I may see 1 movie a month, maybe as many as 3 as summer comes and goes. Several i probably shouldn't, like TF4 and TMNT and Robocop, but what can I do, nerd cred to keep up with.
 
2014-01-02 03:51:57 PM  

UNC_Samurai: 15. "22 Jump Street"

Someone remind me to set up a VPN to relentlessly torrent and then immediately delete this over and over, out of spite.


Just seed the hell out of it with 2-hour-long test patterns.

14. "Monuments Men"

I'm getting an Ocean's Eleven meets Kelly's Heroes vibe. This could either be amazing or cringe-worthy.


Hmm. Rat pack Oceans 11 or Brat pack Oceans 11? I'm okay either way. Just please god don't let it be Oceans 12.
 
2014-01-02 04:31:23 PM  

yves0010: There is only one movie on that list that I am outraged over... Annie! Why isn't Annie a red head! Damn it Hollywood! You changed one of the very few ginger / red head roles and I will not stand for it! Give us ginger / red heads back one of our movie characters!


Not trying to sound racist here (although I'm sure that many will say that...cue the coloring book kid .gif) but looking at the pic and cast list of the Annie reboot reminds me of the Honeymooners movie where someone thought "Hey, let's take an established story with established characters, but we need it to be original too so ...oooh, here's a neat twist...let's change the skin tone."
 
2014-01-02 06:31:18 PM  

weddingsinger: Hebalo: And The Hobbit movies are fantastic. Once you put aside your "Different from the book" complaints, it's a brilliant spectacle.

 I disagree.  I don't hate them, but they are a waste of potential and it's not because they're different than the book.

My complaint is, along with being overly long, how the entire Necromancer plot is not (strongly) tied to the main plot, and could be lifted out entirely (Wait, why is a different Orc in charge now?  Why bother with that at all?).  I would have preferred one Hobbit movie (or two), and a Necromancer movie separate.  The entire Necromancer part feels like it's tacked on to tie to the Lord of the Rings movies, as a prologue, instead of letting the Hobbit be it's own thing in the same universe.  Weaving plot threads together works in LoTR because it all leads to the same point.  In the Hobbit movies, we have a main plot, and a sub plot that is for a different movie.


Well the necromancer plot is actually referenced in the book, so I'm alright with that to an extent.

The freaking hacked in elven love triangle and dwarven under the mountain theme park shiat which wasted time that could have been spent on smaugs attack and resolution thereof of that plot line within the second movie is what pissed me off.

We still have a major battle to deal with, plus gandalfs escape from the necromancer that we could have seen at least one resolution in the second movie.
 
2014-01-02 06:43:49 PM  

Premeditated_Road_Rage: yves0010: There is only one movie on that list that I am outraged over... Annie! Why isn't Annie a red head! Damn it Hollywood! You changed one of the very few ginger / red head roles and I will not stand for it! Give us ginger / red heads back one of our movie characters!

Not trying to sound racist here (although I'm sure that many will say that...cue the coloring book kid .gif) but looking at the pic and cast list of the Annie reboot reminds me of the Honeymooners movie where someone thought "Hey, let's take an established story with established characters, but we need it to be original too so ...oooh, here's a neat twist...let's change the skin tone."


I was being sarcastic on this one but then I read the little summary and they changed the adopted father's name to something else.... Why would they do that? The name and character is fine the way it is. So why must they change things to begin with. On the hand of changing race / gender, do it for the right reasons and not because of "diversity" (read political Bovine Scatology). I am looking at you new Fantastic Four movie. But King Pin in the Daredevil Movie was actually a great choice.
 
2014-01-02 07:51:46 PM  

yves0010: There is only one movie on that list that I am outraged over... Annie! Why isn't Annie a red head! Damn it Hollywood! You changed one of the very few ginger / red head roles and I will not stand for it! Give us ginger / red heads back one of our movie characters!


Ummmm.  She IS a head-head.... There's even a picture of her in the article.
 
2014-01-02 08:30:49 PM  

T.rex: yves0010: There is only one movie on that list that I am outraged over... Annie! Why isn't Annie a red head! Damn it Hollywood! You changed one of the very few ginger / red head roles and I will not stand for it! Give us ginger / red heads back one of our movie characters!

Ummmm.  She IS a head-head.... There's even a picture of her in the article.


I assume you meant to type red-head, but you are ignoring one really big factor there -- that's at least relevant to the OP.

//don't tell Meghan Kelley about this
 
2014-01-02 08:34:38 PM  

T.rex: yves0010: There is only one movie on that list that I am outraged over... Annie! Why isn't Annie a red head! Damn it Hollywood! You changed one of the very few ginger / red head roles and I will not stand for it! Give us ginger / red heads back one of our movie characters!

Ummmm.  She IS a head-head.... There's even a picture of her in the article.


Actually, she seems to have a brown head. Not a red head. But thats not the point... The point was I was being sarcastic. I swear we need a sarcastic font.
 
2014-01-02 11:10:42 PM  
Seen the preview for Godzilla while at the Hobbit movie this past weekend. That looks pretty damn awesome. piece-of-shiatty

ftfy
 
2014-01-02 11:14:32 PM  
where's the farkin' Aquaman movie?

or the Atom?
 
2014-01-02 11:40:12 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: I am very excited to know that there are 40 movies I will be deliberately avoiding this year. Crap remakes, half-baked adaptations and "original" movies that follow the same, banal plots recycled time and again.
When hollywood starts getting inventive, THEN i'll care. Until then, they can suck their own celluloid.


Ah go cry in your Moscow mule you hipster twat.
 
2014-01-03 01:47:30 AM  

Leader O'Cola: JusticeandIndependence: 2001 is overrated. Terribly slow movie.

I don't like Bladerunner either. Sorry.

don't worry bro,  Transformers and TMNT are all the great scifi you need


Says the Robocrap fanboi
/Now he's just a guy in a supersuit
//Who could easily be played by Channing Tatum
///Soul, it has none
 
2014-01-03 11:03:20 AM  
I guess I've been watching too many movies, but these all look really boring.  Super hero films, and more of the same mediocre bloated stuff from Nolan, the Wachowskis, et al.  Ugh.  The Favreau film could be OK I suppose.
 
2014-01-03 11:03:23 AM  
I'll be going to see quite a few of these I think:
- Veronica Mars in March (whoo hoo)
- The Hobbit III - the first two were better than I expected
- Mockingjay (with the kids)
- Unsure about Transformers
- Unsure about XMen - They cut out Rogue!
- Unsure about Captain America
- Unsure about The Muppets
 
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