Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Most Anticipated Films of 2014 Pt. 2

75 Other 2014 Genre Films to Look Forward To:

The Blockbusters

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Directed by Matt Reeves. Screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Scott Z. Burns, and Matt Bomback. Story by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Based on the stories by Pierre Boulle. Starring Andy Serkis, Judy Greer, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Toby Kebbell, and Gary Oldman.


Directed by Neil Burger. Screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor. Based on the book by Veronica Roth. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ashley Judd, and Kate Winslet.


Directed by Robert Stromberg. Screenplay by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. Based on the various versions of Sleeping Beauty by the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and the 1959 animated film. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Brenton Thwaites, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, Peter Capaldi, and Miranda Richardson.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Directed by Mark Webb. Screenplay Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner. Story by James Vanderbilt. Based on the comic by Stan Lee and Steve Dikto. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan, Felicity Jones, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field.


Directed by Gareth Edwards. Screenplay by Max Borenstein. Story by Max Borenstein and David Callaham. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Straithairn, Sally Hawkins, and Ken Watanabe.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Directed by Peter Jackson. Screenplay by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. Based on The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien. Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, and Cate Blanchett.

300: Rise of an Empire

Directed by Noam Munro. Screenplay by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad. Based on the unpublished Xerxes novel by Frank Miller. Starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, and David Wenham.


Directed by Jose Padilha. Screenplay by Joshua Zetumer. Based on the 1987 screenplay by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Jackie Earle Haley, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Screenplay by Adam Cozad and David Koepp. Based on the novel Jack Ryan by Tom Clancy. Starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, David Paymer, Colm Feore, and Kenneth Branagh.

There’s nine films that are definitely going to bring in the big stuff in the hopes they give more bang for the buck to audiences who wanted to see big spectacles and more. 2011’s The Rise of the Planet of the Apes gets a big sequel where Caesar and his apes fight against humans for world domination. In the next big young adults film franchise in Divergent, Shailene Woodley plays a young woman with powers that are beyond her control as she is targeted by Kate Winslet. Angelina Jolie plays the title role in Maleficent in this very unique take on Sleeping Beauty while Andrew Garfield faces new foes in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Godzilla will finally make his return to the big screen in the hopes that audiences will forget the godawful 1998 film version.

Peter Jackson will unleash the final part of his Hobbit trilogy as Frodo, Gandalf, and the dwarves fight off against the orcs. Two films that were supposed to be released in 2013 in a sequel to 300 and Chris Pine taking on the role of Jack Ryan will finally come out. Finally, there’s a new Robocop that is emerging in this reboot with Joel Kinnaman playing the titular role.

Toons & Family Fare

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Written for the screen and directed by Dean DeBlois. Based on the book series by Cressida Cowell. Featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Craig Ferguson, Kit Harington, Djimon Hounsou, and Cate Blanchett.

The Lego Movie

Written for the screen and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Story by Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Hageman, and Kevin Hageman. Featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Cobie Smulders, Jonah Hill, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman.

Muppets Most Wanted

Directed by James Bobin. Screenplay by Nicholas Stoller and James Bobin. Starring Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, and Ty Burrell.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Directed by Rob Minkoff. Screenplay by Craig Wright. Based on the cartoon series Peabody’s Improbable History by Ted Key. Featuring the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Alison Janney, Stephen Tobolowsky, Stanley Tucci, Lake Bell, and Mel Brooks.

Rio 2

Directed by Carlos Saldanha. Written by Carlos Saldanha and Don Rhymer. Featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx,, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jermaine Clement, George Lopez, Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, and Tracy Morgan.


Written for the screen and directed by Paul King. Based on the book series by Michael Bond. Starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Peter Capaldi, Julie Walters, and Jim Broadbent.

Dolphin Tale 2

Directed by Charles Martin Smith. Starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Kris Kristofferson, and Morgan Freeman.

Big Hero 6

Directed by Don Hall. Screenplay by Jordan Roberts. Based on Marvel Comics by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau. Featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashley Jensen, and Emma Thompson.

There’s some stuff for parents to watch where they can bring their children along though there is a big void that is lurking as Pixar will not be releasing any films this year. Dreamworks Animation will however be releasing some films such as a sequel to 2010’s How to Train Your Dragon as well as the much-delayed Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Other animated stuff to come out will be a sequel to Rio while the Muppets will also return in a sequel to their widely-revered 2011 film The Muppets. Dolphins will return in Dolphin Tale 2 yet there’s some big films that are coming for the families such as Paddington based on Paddington Bear while The Lego Movie is definitely going to be something that will appeal to more than just families. Finally, there’s Big Hero 6 about a prodigy and his robot who join an inexperienced crime-fighting team to uncover a criminal plot.

The Sci-Fi & Action-Adventure Stuff


Directed by Wally Pfister. Written by Jack Paglen. Starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, and Morgan Freeman.

The Giver

Directed by Phillip Noyce. Screenplay by Michael Mitnick. Based on the novel by Lois Lowry. Starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift, and Cameron Monaghan.

The Expendables 3

Directed by Patrick Hughes. Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger, and Katrin Benedikt. Story by Sylvester Stallone. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Wesley Snipes, Ronda Rousey, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Antonio Banderas, Victor Ortiz, and Mel Gibson.

Edge of Tomorrow

Directed by Doug Liman. Screenplay by Dante Harper, Joby Harold, Steve Kloves, Christopher McQuarrie, Tim Kring, Jez Butterworth, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman. Based on the light novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Kick Gurry, Charlotte Riley, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Jeremy Piven, and Bill Paxton.


Directed by Joe Carnahan. Starring Chris Pine, Patrick Wilson, Jessica Alba, Brooklyn Decker, Ed Helms, James Badge Dale, and Ray Liotta.

The Maze Runner

Directed by Wes Ball. Screenplay by Noah Oppenheim. Based on the novel by James Dashner. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, Jacob Latimore, Thomas Sangster, and Patricia Clarkson.


Written and directed by Luc Besson. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Choi Min-Sik, and Morgan Freeman.

The Equalizer

Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Screenplay by Richard Wenk. Based on the TV series by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. Starring Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Mortez, Marton Csokas, Haley Bennett, and Melissa Leo.


Written and directed by David Ayer. Starring Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood, and Michael Pena.

There’s a lot of stuff that will excite audiences in terms of action and adventure along with some sci-fi stuff in the mix. Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematography Wally Pfister will make his directorial debut in a strange sci-fi drama in Transcendence as he is armed with a big cast. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt explore time loops in the sci-fi action-adventure film Edge of Tomorrow while Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep take part in the children’s sci-fi novel The Giver. Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the rest of the gang battle Mel Gibson in The Expendables 3 while Joe Carnahan returns with his own crazy action film in Stretch.

A new sci-fi drama will emerge in The Maze Runner which will consist of a cast that not many people know with the exception of Patricia Clarkson. Luc Besson hopes to regain whatever luster he’s lost over the years in the action film Lucy with Scarlett Johansson in the title role. Denzel Washington protects Chloe Grace Moretz in The Equalizer while Brad Pitt commands a Sherman tank crew in Fury.

The Musicals


Directed by Will Gluck. Screenplay by Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna, and Emma Thompson. Based on the story Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray and the musical Annie by Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse. Starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Bobby Cannavale.

Into the Woods

Directed by Rob Marshall. Screenplay by James Lapine. Based on the musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, and Tracey Ullman.

Get on Up

Directed by Tate Taylor. Written by Steve Baigelman, Jez Butterworth, and John-Henry Butteworth. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Jill Scott, Tika Sumpter, Keith Robinson, Lennie James, Dan Aykroyd, and Viola Davis.

Jersey Boys

Directed by Clint Eastwood. Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice from the play of the same name. John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lamenda, Katherine Narducci, and Christopher Walken.

The musicals are back whether anyone likes it or not as there’s stuff for people who want to hear good tunes to hear. Annie is back on the big screen in an updated version with original songs by Jay-Z where Quvenzhane Wallis plays the titular role and Jamie Foxx as Daddy Warbucks. Rob Marshall goes back to the musical in a big fantasy drama that will involve all sorts of characters like Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella in Into the Woods. James Brown and the Four Seasons will get their own stories told as Chadwick Boseman plays Brown in Get On Up while Clint Eastwood will helm the musical based on the Four Seasons in Jersey Boys.

The Funny Stuff

That Awkward Moment

Written and directed by Tom Gormican. Starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Jessica Lucas, Emily Meade, and Josh Pais.

Cuban Fury

Directed by James Griffith. Written by Jon Brown. Starring Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Olivia Colman, Chris O’Dowd, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Alexandra Roach, and Ian McShane.

Walk of Shame

Written and directed by Steven Brill. Starring Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Ethan Suplee, Sarah Mason, Oliver Hudson, and Willie Garson.

St. Vincent de Van Nuys

Written and directed by Theodore Melfi. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Kimberly Quinn, and Bill Murray.


Written and directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Garry Shandling, and Dustin Hoffman.


Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Written by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Roberts, and Lisa Kudrow.

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Directed by Seth MacFarlane. Written by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild. Starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, Neil Patrick Harris, and Liam Neeson.

22 Jump Street

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Screenplay by Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, and Rodney Rothman. Story by Michael Bacall and Jonah Hill. Based on the TV series 21 Jump Street by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell. Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman, Amber Stevens, and Rob Riggle.


Directed by Ben Falcone. Written by Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Toni Collette, and Mark Duplass.

The Judge

Directed by David Dobkin. Written by Nick Schenk, David Seidler, and Bill Dubuque. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepherd, Leighton Meester, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Dumb and Dumber To

Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly. Written by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Sean Anders, John Morris, Bennett Yellin, and Mike Cerrone. Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Riggle, and Cam Neely.


Written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, BD Wong, and Gerald McRaney.

Sex Tape

Directed by Jake Kasdan. Written by Kate Angelo. Starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, and Jack Black.

Search Party

Directed by Scot Armstrong. Written by Scot Armstrong, Mike Gagerman, and Andrew Waller. Starring T.J. Miller, Adam Pally, Lance Reddick, Alison Brie, and Krysten Ritter.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Directed by Miguel Arteta. Screenplay by Lisa Cholodenko and Rob Lieber. Based on the novel by Judith Viorst. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Bella Thorne, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Megan Mullally, and Jennifer Coolidge.

The Interview

Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Written by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Dan Sterling. Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, and Randall Park.

Horrible Bosses 2

Directed by Sean Anders. Screenplay by Sean Anders, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, and John Morris. Starring Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Chris Pine, and Jamie Foxx.

There’s a lot of comedies that will emerge for people that just want to laugh. Three of which are sequels where Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day battle their bosses in Horrible Bosses 2 while Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill go to college to fight bad guys in 22 Jump Street. After a series of high-profile flops and poorly-received, the Farrelly Brothers hope to reclaim their thrones as the kings of comedy with the long-awaited sequel to Dumb & Dumber. Zac Efron destroys his teen-idol image in a couple of comedies where he plays a jerk in That Awkward Moment while he and Dave Franco battle Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne in Neighbors. Melissa McCarthy is definitely on a winning streak as she will be headlining two comedies in St. Vincent de Van Nuys and Tammy where the latter is a collaboration with her husband Ben Falcone.

Robert Downey Jr. returns to comedy with two features as he stars in Jon Favreau’s Chef and David Dobkin’s The Judge. Nick Frost proves to the world that he can dance in Cuban Fury while Elizabeth Banks does the Walk of Shame. Seth MacFarlane makes a weird western with Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, and Liam Neeson while Seth Rogen returns to the director’s chair with Evan Goldberg in The Interview. Miguel Arteta will tackle the terrible day of a young boy in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day while Will Smith and Margot Robbie play con-artists in love in Focus. T.J. Miller and Alison Brie are part of a Search Party while Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel discover they’ve made a Sex Tape.

Horror & Suspense

Veronica Mars

Directed by Rob Thomas. Written by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero. Based on the TV series by Rob Thomas. Starring Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra, Tina Majorino, Ryan Hansen, Krysten Ritter, Chris Lowe, and Enrico Colantoni.

I, Frankenstein

Written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie. Screen story by Stuart Beattie and Kevin Grevioux. Based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, and Jai Courtney.

The Purge 2

Written and directed by James DeMonaco. Starring Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Carmen Ejogo.

Deliver Us from Evil

Directed by Scott Derrickson. Screenplay by Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman. Based on the book Beware the Night by Lisa Collier Cool and Ralph Sarchie. Starring Eric Bana, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, Sean Harris, and Edgar Ramirez.


Directed by Kevin Greutert. Written by Ben Garant. Starring Mark Webber, Sarah Snook, Joelle Carter, Ana de la Reguera, Amber Stevens, and David Andrews.

The Loft

Directed by Erik von Loy. Screenplay by Bart De Pauw. Based on the 2008 film directed by Erik von Loy and written by Wesley Strick. Starring Mathias Schoenarts, Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Rachael Taylor, Isabel Lucas, Rhona Mitra, Elaine Cassidy, Valerie Cruz, and Margarita Levieva.


Directed by David Mamet. Starring Cate Blanchett.

Dracula Untold

Directed by Gary Shore. Screenplay by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Based on Dracula by Bram Stoker. Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks, and Charlie Cox.

Dark Places

Written for the screen and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Starring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan, Corey Stoll, Andrea Roth, Sean Bridgers, and Drea de Matteo.

No Good Deed

Directed by Sam Miller. Written by Aimee Lagos. Starring Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Kate del Castillo, Mark Smith, and Henry Simmons.

Horror and suspense will be lurking as the former will feature Cate Blanchett teaming with David Mamet for Blackbird while Kristen Bell will return in the role that made her famous in the long-awaited film version of Veronica Mars. Horror is still going to dominate in a remake of the 2008 Belgium film The Loft while Aaron Eckhart will play Frankenstein. The sequel to 2013’s The Purge will emerge while Sarah Snook deals with the spirit of her late fiancee in Jessabelle. Eric Bana deals with his beliefs in Deliver Us from Evil while the origins of Dracula will be told as Luke Evans plays the man who would become that famous vampire. Charlize Theron deals with her past as she tries to find the truth in Dark Places while Idris Elba is a mysterious stranger who terrorizes Taraji P. Henson in No Good Deed.

The Dramas


Directed by Ridley Scott. Written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, and Steve Zaillian. Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, Golshifteh Farahani, and Sigourney Weaver.

Madame Bovary

Directed by Sophie Barthes. Screenplay by Sophie Barthes and Rose Barreneche. Based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Ezra Miller, Logan Marshall-Green, Olivier Gourmet, and Rhys Ifans.

Winter's Tale

Written for the screen and directed by Akiva Goldsman. Based on the novel by Mark Helprin. Starring Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Will Smith, Matt Bomer, Lucy Griffiths, Finn Wittrock, Eva Marie Saint, and William Hurt.

Grace of Monaco

Directed by Olivier Dahan. Written by Arash Amel. Starring Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Parker Posey, Milo Ventimiglia, Paz Vega, Derek Jacobi, and Frank Langella.


Directed by Angelina Jolie. Screenplay by Joel & Ethan Coen, William Nicholson, and Richard LaGravenese. Based on the novel Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. Starring Jack O’Connell, Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney, and Luke Treadaway.

The Fault in Our Stars

Directed by Josh Boone. Screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Based on the novel by John Green. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Sam Trammell, Laura Dern, and Willem Dafoe.


Directed by Diego Luna. Written by Keir Pearson. Starring Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Wes Bentley, Jacob Vargas, Gabriel Mann, and John Malkovich.

Draft Day

Directed by Ivan Reitman. Written by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. Starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Tom Welling, Rosanna Arquette, Chadwick Boseman, Joe Manganiello, Sam Elliot, Ellen Burstyn, and Frank Langella.

Million Dollar Arm

Directed by Craig Gillespie. Written by Thomas McCarthy. Starring Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Aasif Mandvi, Suraj Sharma, Bill Paxton, and Alan Arkin.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Screenplay by Steven Knight. Based on the novel by Richard C. Morais. Starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, and Om Puri.

When the Game Stands Tall

Directed by Thomas Carter. Written by Scott Marshall Smith. Starring Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, Alexander Ludwig, and Michael Chiklis.


Directed by Niki Caro. Written by William Broyles Jr. and Grant Thompson. Starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, and Morgan Saylor.

There’s a lot of dramas that are coming out where it will delve into a variety of stories. Ridley Scott tackles the story of Moses in Exodus while Mia Wasikowska takes on another daring literary heroine in Madame Bovary. Akiva Goldsman makes his directorial debut in the love story Winter’s Tale as another love story happens between Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in The Fault in Our Stars. Nicole Kidman will emerge as Grace Kelly in the much-delayed Grace of Monaco while another bio-pic will happen when Michael Pena play Cesar Chavez. Angelina Jolie will make her second effort in the director’s chair in another war film called Unbroken with contributions from the Coen Brothers on the film’s script.

Kevin Costner returns to the world of sports in two features in the Draft Day and McFarland which shows him in the world not playing sports. The sports theme continues with two features in Million Dollar Arm and the football drama When the Game Stands Tall. Finally, there’s Helen Mirren who does the impossible in The Hundred-Foot Journey.

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ruth said...

Lots of stuff I'm anticipating here as well, the ones I gotta see on the big screen from Part 2 list are:

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Hobbit: There and Back Again
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The LEGO movie
Winter's Tale

As for Unbroken, I REALLY hope they stay true to Lou Zamperini's story and not sidestep the Christianity part of his life as Hollywood often does.

thevoid99 said...

I hope most of these are good though I'm not really sure about Winter's Tale as I still can't forgive Akiva Goldsman for ruining Batman.

Alex Withrow said...

I really think Transcendence is going to surprise people. I'm hoping it establishes Pfister as his own director, not just Nolan's DP. Though it's hard to think who could better capture Nolan's vision that him.

thevoid99 said...

@Alex Withrow-I hope Transcendence does become a solid film. Especially as someone as good as Pfister to come into his own.