Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Most Anticipated Films of 2014 Pt. 1

With 2013 drawing to a close in what has certainly been an exciting year in film, it’s time to look ahead and what is coming for next year. A year that is essentially going to be a bit more low-key as far as big blockbusters are concerned where 2015 is going to be massive as far as blockbusters are concerned that includes the return of the Star Wars franchise. Still, there is much more that 2014 is going to offer aside from huge blockbusters as it’s going to be a year where some of the best filmmakers make their return to the big screen.

Before we begin, there are plenty of 2013 films that made their premieres at various film festivals all over the world that are going to get theatrical releases in 2014. So here are the 15 following films that are set to arrive in theaters in the U.S. for 2014: Under the Skin, Atilla Marcel, Mood Indigo, Snowpiercer, Joe, Night Moves, Enemy, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, The Double, Only Lovers Left Alive, Like Father, Like Son, Blood Ties, Nymphomaniac, The Zero Theorem, & The Immigrant.

The 25 Most Anticipated Films of 2014

1. Inherent Vice

Written for the screen and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Jena Malone, Martin Short, Michael K. Williams, Maya Rudolph, Eric Roberts, and Benicio del Toro.

There is no question that Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the best American filmmakers working today as he’s a man with a lot of talent and style that has managed many filmgoers. From his low-key yet intriguing debut film Hard Eight to his exploration of the world of 70s porn in Boogie Nights and the ideas of connection in Magnolia. Anderson would later reinvent himself with the dreamy romantic film Punch-Drunk Love and then go into more broader territory with 2007’s There Will Be Blood. Anderson recently returned to the big screen with 2012’s The Master which divided audiences and critics despite finding a new collaborator in actor Joaquin Phoenix.

The two reunite once again for an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel as Anderson is definitely going into another direction in the form of film noir that is set in 1969 and 1970 about a private investigator who takes on a case about the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend. The film would also reunite Anderson with his regular cinematographer Robert Elswit who bowed out in working on The Master as the film also marked a reunion between Phoenix and his Walk the Line costar Reese Witherspoon in the hopes that the film would mark a comeback for her after a period of poorly-received romantic comedies. Especially as Phoenix and Witherspoon are surrounded by a huge supporting cast to help back them up for this film.

2. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Written for the screen and directed by Wes Anderson. Story by Wes Anderson and Hugh Guinness. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Almaric, Bob Balaban, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Lea Seydoux, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, and Owen Wilson.

2012’s Moonrise Kingdom was Anderson’s biggest hit so far as it further indicated his stature as one of cinema’s daring artists. The director is set to return with a much grander story about a hotel concierge who guides a young bellboy at a grand hotel in middle of Europe during the 1920s. The film already has a trailer which showcases Ralph Fiennes in rare form as he is displaying his talents in comedy as he is joined by many of Anderson’s regular group of actors for this stylish yet charming film that is sure to be another inner among his fans.

3. Noah

Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Screenplay by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel. Based on Noah’s Ark of the Book of Genesis. Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, Logan Lerman, and Anthony Hopkins.

2010’s Black Swan gave Darren Aronofsky one of his biggest commercial hits that helped secure Natalie Portman an Oscar for Best Actress. After being linked to 2013’s Wolverine film only to drop out, Aronofsky is setting his sights on a much more ambitious project in a cinematic re-telling of the story of Noah’s Ark. The film marks a reunion between Aronofsky and his Requiem for a Dream co-star Jennifer Connelly while the role of Noah is played by Russell Crowe. While it’s trailer does suggest something grand and ambitious in which Aronofsky is hoping to not replicate some of the issues he had with his 2006 film The Fountain though some of the visual effects need work. There is still issue on whether Aronofsky will have final cut as he’s currently battling Paramount over its length.

4. Interstellar

Directed by Christopher Nolan. Written by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow, and Michael Caine.

Having finally finished his Batman trilogy in 2012, Christopher Nolan is already one of the most beloved filmmakers who can create spectacles that can reach a wide audience and offer them something with substance. His next film will mark a return to original material with the help of his brother Jonathan as it will revolve around time travel and alternate realities. While there hasn’t been a lot of information about the plot, it’s trailer does suggest that it might do something with the ideas of traveling to outer space and something more where Nolan is definitely going to the works of Terrence Malick for inspiration. Always being secretive about his work, Nolan is a filmmaker who has often delivered when it comes to creating films that has big concepts and back it up with something special.

5. Gone Girl

Directed by David Fincher. Written by Gillian Flynn based on her novel. Starring Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Emily Ratajkowski, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Boyd Holbrook, and Missi Pyle.

One of the most revered filmmakers working today in American cinema, David Fincher is someone who has a devoted following though his films has been hit-miss as far as what is expected on the commercial front. His 10th film will be in an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel about the death of a woman where her husband is a major suspect as he tries to figure out whether he did kill her or something else went wrong. With Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike playing the leads, it’s a film that is certainly going to be intriguing as it returns Fincher to the world of suspense.

6. Two Days, One Night

Written and directed by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. Starring Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione.

The Dardenne Brothers are easily among one of the best filmmaking brothers to work in cinema as their films are considered to be some of the finest to ever come out of Europe. Their next feature film is once again another departure of sorts in terms of its casting. This time in getting one of cinema’s biggest stars in Marion Cotillard to take part in a production where there’s no plot detail or sypnosis that is available. Still, a film from the Dardenne Brothers is exciting as they’re known for their fluid yet realistic filmmaking style as well as finding something that can be mundane or use a film to say something that is going on in the world without the need to embellish.

7. Jimmy’s Hall

Directed by Ken Loach. Written by Ken Loach and Paul Laverty. Starring Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott, Jim Norton, and Brian F. O’Byrne.

Ken Loach is undoubtedly one of the great filmmakers to come out of Britain for his films that often explored the world of common people as well as the world of politics. Most notably as Loach is a socialist who always make films that explores some kind of political struggle from the perspective of the oppressed. What is likely to be his final film, Loach will tell the story about the famed political activist who gets deported from his native Ireland during the 1930s Red Scare. It’s definitely going to be a film that is likely to important where it’s likely that Loach is going to end his career on a high note.

8. Foxcatcher

Directed by Bennett Miller. Written by E. Mark Frye and Dan Futterman. Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, and Vanessa Redgrave.

Originally supposed to come out in 2013, the film was delayed due to an overcrowded fall season as post-production was also happening. Based on the biography of Mark Schultz, the film explores the story of how Schultz and multimillionaire John du Pont killed Mark’s brother Dave. The film is set to show Carell in a different role as he plays du Pont with Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz with Mark Ruffalo in the role of Dave Schultz as it’s likely to be a film that can show what Miller can do once again with another true story as he had done with his previous features in Capote and Moneyball.

9. X-Men: Days of Future Past

Directed by Bryan Singer. Screenplay by Simon Kinberg. Story by Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, and Jane Goldman. Based on the comic story by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, and Peter Dinklage.

Since Bryan Singer helmed the first X-Men film in 2000 followed by a very successful sequel in 2003, the franchise went into trouble after its third film under the direction of Brett Ratner in 2006 wasn’t well-received by fans while X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009 was poorly-received by fans and critics. After Matthew Vaughn’s 2011 prequel X-Men First Class gave the franchise a boost in the arm, Singer is returning to the franchise to explore a world that is ravaged by the past as Wolverine, Professor X, and Magneto with their band of mutants travel back in time to confront the past in the hopes to stop a dark future as it’s definitely one of the most anticipated blockbusters of 2014.

10. Mr. Turner

Written and directed by Mike Leigh. Starring Timothy Spall, Leslie Manville, Julian Seager, and Roger Ashton-Griffiths.

Mike Leigh is another filmmaker from Britain who is widely revered for his unique style and approach to create projects without the need for a script. His next project will once again have him go into another period piece in the form of a bio-pic on artist J.M.W. Turner who will be played by Leigh regular Timothy Spall. While there hasn’t been any details on what is going to happen, it’s likely that Leigh isn’t going to create something that is expected to be very conventional while making something that is still going to be entertaining with his irreverent approach to humor.

11. Life Itself

Directed by Steve James. Starring Martin Scorsese, Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Gregory Nava, and Chaz Ebert.

Roger Ebert was unquestionably one of the most revered figures of the world in film criticism. His passing in 2013 leaves a void that will never be filled as he was admired for his unique opinion on films while championing filmmakers and films that the public might’ve never heard of. The documentary that is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Steve James is certainly going to be something special. Especially for a man that is beloved by the world of cinema.

12. Wish I Was Here

Directed by Zach Braff. Written by Zach and Adam J. Braff. Starring Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Jim Parsons, Joey King, Josh Gad, Pierce Gagnon, Ashley Greene, Donald Faison, and Mandy Patinkin.

2004’s Garden State was considered to be one of the quintessential indie films of the 2000s which helped catapult Zach Braff into the film spotlight. Yet, many wondered when will Braff return to direct a new film as he used Kickstarter and get whoever to help fund what is now going to be his second film. This time around, Braff is going to explore the world of parenthood and life choices where it’s going to be a mixture of humor and drama that he’s known for with his first film.

13. Guardians of the Galaxy

Written for the screen and directed by James Gunn. Screen story by James Gunn and Nicolas Perlman. Based on the Marvel Comics by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Bradley Cooper.

Part of the Phase Two series of films from Marvel Films that is to also include Captain America: The Winter Soldier slated for this year, the Guardians of the Galaxy is among one of Marvel’s beloved comic books as it’s finally set to go into the big screen. Especially with a large ensemble cast that is truly diverse as it would revolve around an American pilot and futuristic ex-cons teaming up to face against unknown forces set in the world of outer space. It’s definitely going to be something that could continue Marvel’s success or will be a disappointment.

14. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Directed by Francis Lawrence. Screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. Based on the book by Suzanne Collins. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, and Julianne Moore.

With 2013’s Catching Fire being a major success critically and commercially, The Hunger Games franchise is already taking the place for the young adults adaptation franchises that were popularized by the Harry Potter series and the much-maligned Twilight saga. With Francis Lawrence returning to helm the first of a two-part series on the final book, it will explore Katniss Everdeen’s newfound role as a leader of an emerging rebellion as she is unsure who to trust while wanting to take down the Capitol as it’s definitely going to be something fans of the books and films are eagerly waiting for.

15. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Screenplay by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, and William Monahan. Based on the graphic novel series by Frank Miller. Starring Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Jaime King, Clive Owen, Dennis Haysbert, Julia Garner, Juno Temple, Jamie Chung, Mickey Rourke, and Bruce Willis.

Originally set for a 2013 release, the film was delayed due to other commitments from Robert Rodriguez whose recent slate of films had fans questioning if he’s up to it as many of them haven’t delivered. The same goes for Frank Miller whose ill-advised attempt to helm his own film in an adaptation of Will Eisner’s The Spirit was a major flop. With a large cast that includes Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, and Bruce Willis returning from the 2005 along with a big ensemble that will include some new stories. It is the film that could either restore Rodriguez and Miller back into the vanguard of pulp cinema or will have them be seen as has-beens.

16. The Monuments Men

Directed by George Clooney. Screenplay by George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Based on the novel by Robert M. Edsel. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jean Dujardin, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett.

Another film that was supposed to come out during the Oscar 2013 season but was delayed due to more work in the post-production. The film is set to be a massive project based on World War II soldiers and art experts retrieving famed pieces of art before the Nazi destroys them. While it is presented in its trailer as a comedy, it does seem like George Clooney is going for something that is funny and dramatic but largely entertaining in wanting to tell something that really did happen. Especially as Clooney is arming himself with an amazing ensemble cast to be at his side.

17. The Search

Written for the screen and directed by Michel Hazanavicius. Based on the 1948 film by Fred Zinnemann and written by Montgomery Clift, Paul Jarrico, Richard Schweizer, Betty Smith, and David Weschler. Starring Berenice Bejo and Annette Benning.

2011’s The Artist was a major worldwide hit that brought silent films back to the cinema in a big way as it won Michel Hazanavicius a slew of Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. For his next film, Hazanavicius is making an update on the famed 1948 film by Fred Zinnemann that will be set in war-torn Chechnya. The film is to be a departure for Hazanavicius who has been known largely for making comedies as he’s going for something dramatic that will star his wife Berenice Bejo who had also starred in The Artist as she had recently won the Best Actress Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for Asgard Fardhi’s The Past.

18. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. Screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Based on the comic by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily Van Camp, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robert Redford.

2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger was a big success that helped introduce audiences to Captain America as he would have a very prominent role in 2012’s The Avengers. With Iron Man and Thor already ensuring the success of the Marvel franchise with their sequel, Captain America will return once again as he struggles with the modern world as he teams with Black Widow to fight some new unknown forces including the enemy known as the Winter Soldier. It is definitely going to be different from the first but Chris Evans’ performance as Captain America definitely won people over as it’s likely that he will continue to help Marvel with their winning streak.

19. Magic in the Moonlight

Written and directed by Woody Allen. Starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Hamish Linklater, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, Eileen Atkins, and Erica Leershen.

The past few years has been a very good period for Woody Allen where he’s making films thanks to the critical and commercial successes of 2011’s Midnight in Paris and 2013’s Blue Jasmine proving that he’s still got some juice left in his tank. His next film will be a period piece set in the South of France as there hasn’t been any details on what the film is about. Yet, the film does contain a very strong cast in the likes of Oscar winner Colin Firth and Oscar nominees Jacki Weaver and Marcia Gay Harden as well as one of Hollywood’s hottest stars in Emma Stone where it will be a major test for her to see if she can bring a younger audience to see a Woody Allen film like what Scarlett Johansson did in the mid-2000s.

20. Maps to the Stars

Directed by David Cronenberg. Written by Bruce Wagner. Starring John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Sarah Gadon, and Olivia Williams.

2012’s Cosmopolis was a film that polarized audiences as many wondered what was David Cronenberg was going for as some enjoyed its style while others were put off. In a project that he had been wanting to do for so many years, Cronenberg will explore the world of Hollywood as well as the plight of child stars as it’s definitely going to be another detour for the filmmaker who has been straying from the world of horror and stark violence that has defined his career. Even as the film marks his second collaboration with Robert Pattinson which continues to baffle film buffs as well as Pattinson’s teeny-bopper fans.

21. Jupiter Ascending

Written and directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski. Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Doona Bae, Tuppence Middleton, Douglas Booth, James D’Arcy, and Tim Pigott-Smith.

Though the duo, who was famous for bringing The Matrix to the film world, returned with a collaboration with Tom Tykwer in 2012’s Cloud Atlas which divided audiences. There are still those who feel like the Wachowskis can still bring in something unique to the world of sci-fi. The film will be an adventure story about a young woman who is targeted by an alien only to realize that she could be the key to bring hope back to the universe. It’s likely to be another ambitious project as the Wachowskis are known for creating amazing spectacles but the big question is that will they have a story that can live up to that spectacle.

22. The Raid 2: Berandal

Written and directed by Gareth Evans. Starring Iko Uwais, Alex Abbad, Julie Estelle, Cecep A. Rahman, Yayan Ruhian, Oka Antara, and Kazuki Kitamura.

2011’s The Raid: Redemption was an unexpected cult hit when it came to U.S. theaters a year later as it was considered to be one of the most engaging action films in years. Gareth Evans and its star Iko Uwais are set to reunite for a sequel where Uwais’ Rama character has to protect his family from a Jakarta crime syndicate and explore the corruption within the police force by going undercover. Based on its teaser trailer, the film looks like it’s going to be more stylish visually but also take more risks with its story as it will be a much more brutal film.

23. Birdman

Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Written by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo. Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, and Amy Ryan.

2010’s Biutiful was an art house hit that gave its star Javier Bardem an Oscar nod for Best Actor which did prove that Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is able to make a film without his longtime screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga. His fifth feature film will mark a major detour in which an actor tries to mount a play version of Raymond Carter’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love as he struggles with his own faults as a man and such. The film will have Michael Keaton in a major lead role after some years doing supporting work as he will be backed by a big cast.

24. She’s Funny That Way

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Written by Peter Bogdanovich and Louise Stratten. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Will Forte, Kathryn Hahn, Richard Lewis, Debi Mazar, Rhys Ifans, Eugene Levy, and Cybill Shepherd.

Once considered to be one of the key figures of the New Hollywood movement in the 1970s with such landmarks as The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon. Peter Bogdanovich’s career went downhill in the mid-70s with some big failures though he didn’t stop working as a director as his 1985 film Mask and 2001’s The Cat’s Meow were successful as was his 2007 documentary on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. With the help of filmmakers Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach as producers, Bogdanovich is making a comedy that returns to some of his love of screwball comedy in which a prostitute-turned-actress has become has become the object of affections for a Broadway theater director and its writer as she causes all sorts of trouble.

25. Jane Got a Gun

Directed by Gavin O’Connor. Written by Brian Duffield and Anthony Tambakis. Starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Rodrigo Santoro, Noah Emmerich, and Ewan McGregor.

While the premise of a woman hiring a former lover to seek revenge for the death of her husband. The story behind the making of the film is far more interesting where it was supposed to helmed by Lynne Ramsay who left the project on the day it was to begin production which also led to the departures of Michael Fassbender and Jude Law. With Gavin O’Connor replacing Ramsay as he has already scored a major hit with 2011’s Warrior, the big question is to whether O’Connor can make a film with a simple revenge premise be so much more or was it doomed from the start.

10 Possible 2014 Releases:

Bad Romance

Written and directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Channing Tatum.

Men, Women, & Children

Directed by Jason Reitman. Based on the novel by Chad Kultgen. Starring Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, and Emma Thompson.


Directed by Roman Polanski. Screenplay by Robert Harris.

The Creed of Violence

Written for the screen and directed by Todd Field. Based on the novel by Boston Teran. Starring Christian Bale.


Directed by Todd Haynes. Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy. Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Starring Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett.

Untitled Cameron Crowe Film

Written and directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Jay Baruchel, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Ivana Milicevic, Alec Baldwin, and Bill Murray.

Untitled Andrea Arnold Project

Queen of the Desert

Written and directed by Werner Herzog. Starring Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, and Damian Lewis.

Train Wreck

Directed by Judd Apatow. Written by Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer. Starring Amy Schumer.

While We’re Young

Written and directed by Noah Baumbach. Starring Ben Stiller, Jesse Eisenberg, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Brady Corbet, and Charles Grodin.

There’s 10 feature projects that are definitely likely to come out in 2014 or maybe 2015 as they’re definitely films to watch for. Jonathan Levine of 50/50 and Warm Bodies teams with Channing Tatum in a project that is likely to be an offbeat romantic comedy called Bad Romance. Jason Reitman returns to comedy after the more dramatic Labor Day for an adaptation of Chad Kultgen’s novel as he’s going to take a risk in casting Adam Sandler in another role that is away from Sandler’s usual low-brow comedy. Roman Polanski’s project about the Dreyfus affair is another possible release as he has spent 2013 releasing Venus in Fur in Europe while reviving an old documentary he made about Jackie Stewart that he did in the 1970s. Todd Field teams up with Christian Bale for an adaptation of Boston Teran’s novel about the crime world in 1910. Todd Haynes will return to the world of film after 2011’s TV miniseries Mildred Pierce as he returns to the world of gay-and-lesbian relationships in a drama set in the 1950s.

Cameron Crowe and Andrea Arnold are both set to return with new projects though both of them are untitled as there’s no word on what Arnold’s new film will be about. Yet, Crowe’s new film will explore a disgraced weapons consultant who finds a new life in Hawaii as it’s likely to be another upbeat film from Crowe. After some delay and some re-casting, Werner Herzog’s story about Gertrude Bell with Nicole Kidman in the role might finally go into production. After the disappointing reaction towards This is 40, Judd Apatow hopes to regain his luster in a collaboration with Amy Schumer in a film that is described to be about a troubled person trying to rebuild her life. Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young maybe slated for 2015 but the film is currently in post-production as it will explore an uptight couple who meets a younger, free-spirited couple.

And of course… the Obligatory Speculation on the Possibilities on Any New Films by Terrence Malick.

There’s no question that Terrence Malick is one of cinema’s great masters as he has three films in the works as well as the possibility of an extended cut on 2011’s The Tree of Life. The first of these possible projects involve a companion piece to that film called Voyage of Time in which there’s some legal wrangling going on as of late. Then there’s two fictional projects that both feature Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, and Cate Blanchett where one of them in Knight of Cups also stars Isabel Lucas while the untitled project features Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Benicio del Toro, Holly Hunter, Val Kilmer, and Clifton Collins Jr. There is no clue if any of these films will come out in 2014 as it is among one of the fun reasons to be a cinephile to see if it will ever come out.

Part 2 - Part 3

© thevoid99 2013


ruth said...

Great, comprehensive list here Steven!

From your Part I list, I REALLY want to see The Grand Budapest Hotel, Interstellar, Gone Girl, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Fingers crossed we'll see Knight of Cups as I LOVE Bale and Blanchett together!

thevoid99 said...

Thanks. This was tough to do. Especially as there were a lot of films that I want to see.

Alex Withrow said...

Holy hell, this is going to be a great year. Inherent Vice is probably tops for me as well. So many I'm looking forward to.

thevoid99 said...

@Alex Withrow-I'm glad someone else here will want to see Inherent Vice. It totally looks like an awesome year.

Chris said...

Great list! You put a lot of effort into these posts, really useful, I've added a few of them to my watchlist, so thanks.
I'm also anticipating Inherent Vice-poster looks like Ghost Busters car, doesn't it?

About your header, I just saw abridged 4h version of Nymphomaniac vol 1+2(the advantage of living in Scandinavia). I was impressed, still not sure about my rating, at the moment it's in my top 5 of 2013. More on that when I do my top 20. Sorry to make you jealous :)

thevoid99 said...

@Chris-Thanks. It wasn't easy creating this list. 2015 will be just as insane.

I just want to see a full-length, uncut version of Nymphomaniac. I'm jealous that you got to see it. At least I'm glad you liked it.

Orando Florida said...

Nice list! You've mentioned a few films I forgot existed, which is making me even more excited about 2014.

thevoid99 said...

@Orando Florida-Thank you. I hope you get a chance to find some good films in the course of the new year.