14 Movies to look forward to in 2014
January 24, 2014
The year of 2014 will be full of many books to movies, romantic comedies, big productions, remakes, sequels, fairy tale twisters, and sci-fi movies.
1. That Awkward Moment
Premiere Date: January 31, 2014
Director: Tom Gormican
Main Cast Members: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan.
Description: Three best friends make a pact to stay out of a relationship after one of them is dumped by his girlfriend. Then suddenly each find themselves in that awkward moment in a relationship when you need to make a decision.
2. The Monuments Men
Premiere Date: February 7, 2014
Director: George Clooney
Main Cast Members: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, and John Goodman.
Description: Based on the novel written by Robert M. Edsel. An unlikely World War II platoon race against time to protect world art and monuments before the Nazi’s destroy them.
3. Vampire Academy
Premiere Date: February 14, 2014
Director: Mark Waters
Main Cast Members: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, and Sarah Hyland.
Description: Rose Hathaway’s (Zoey Deutch) world consists of the Dhampir’s, half human half vampires, the Moroi, peaceful mortal vampires and the Strigoi, immortal and bloodthirsty vampires. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir who must protect the mortal vampires from the immortal. Based on the book series by Richelle Mead.
Premiere Date: March 8, 2014
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Main Cast Members: Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, and Logan Lerman.
Description: The Biblical Noah (Russell Crowe) has nightmares of the world after the apocalypse resulting from a flood. To escape this fate Noah builds an ark to save his family.
Premiere Date: March 21, 2014
Director: Neil Burger
Main Cast Members: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort and Maggie Q.
Description: Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) lives in a dystopian Chicago where citizens are divided into five factions. When she discovers she cannot fit into one category her life becomes threatened, as a leader of the city seeks to exterminate her kind. Based on the best selling novel by Veronica Roth.
Premiere Date: May 16, 2014
Directors: Gareth Edwards and Keith Melton
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, and David Strathairn.
Description: A giant radioactive monster known as Godzilla once again appears to seek the downfall of mankind in this remake.
7. X-Men: Days of Future Past
Premiere Date: May 23, 2014
Director: Bryan Singer
Main Cast Members: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, and Nicholas Hoult.
Description: The X-Men send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to the past to stop an event that brings destruction to mutants and humans alike.
Premiere Date: May 30, 2013
Director: Robert Stromberg
Main Cast Members: Angelina Jolie, Ellie Fanning, Sharlto Copley, and Juno Temple.
Description: The old princess story “Sleeping Beauty” is told from Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) the queen’s point of view. Much like in “Wicked,” the Evil Witch explains her hatred toward Dorothy, Maleficent explains her hatred for Aurora (Ellie Fanning).
Premiere Date: June 6, 2014
Director(s): Josh Boone
Main Cast Members: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Sam Trammell and Laura Dern
Description: A John Green novel makes a transition to film. Hazel Grace(Shailene Woodley), a terminally ill cancer patient, and Augustus Waters(Ansel Elgort), a recovered cancer patient, meet and fall in love at The Cancer Kid Support Group. As their relationship grows and evolves Hazel finds her life story taking a completely different path than her health condition planned.
10. 22 Jump Street
Premiere Date: June 13, 2014
Main Cast Members: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Ice Cube.
Description: A sequel to 21 Jump Street. Officers Schmidt and Jenk once again must reduce the amount of drugs in our schools, this time in college.
11. Jupiter Ascending
Premiere Date: July 18, 2014
Director(s): Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski
Main Cast Members: Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum
Description: Jupiter (Mila Kunis), is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe when it is learned that Jupiter’s existence threatens the Queen’s reign. The Queen is almost successful until Caine (Channing Tatum) is sent to Earth to save her from certain death.
Premiere Date: November 7, 2014
Director(s): Christopher Nolan
Main Cast Members: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, and Michael Caine.
Description: A passage through space which changes the time and distance required for space travel is discovered by a group of explorers.
13. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I
Premiere Date: November 21, 2014
Director(s): Francis Lawrence
Main Cast Members: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Julianne Moore.
Description: Shortly after the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss(Jennifer Lawrence) becomes a symbol of the growing rebellion among the thirteen districts. Peeta(Josh Hutcherson) is still locked within the Capitol, and Katniss’s home is reduced to ash.
14. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
Premiere Date: December 17, 2014
Director(s): Peter Jackson
Main Cast Members: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Richard Armitage.
Description: Bilbo(Martin Freeman), Gandalf(Ian McKellen) and the many dwarves finally reach Smaug’s lair. How will they defeat Smaug to take back their city?
A majority of this information came from “IMDb” and “Flickster.”