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Favorite movies of 2014?

blabla89blabla89 Atlanta member
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FI is going to be out of town on NYE so I'm planning to hole up in my apartment with some takeout, wine and redbox movies. I haven't really kept up with what movies came out this year so I could use some recommendations.

What was your favorite movie that came out this year? Least favorite?


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  • Two that I thought I would hate but they were actually pretty good (IMO): Malificent, and Guardians of the Galaxy. 

    I don't even remember what else I've seen this year. If I think of anything else I'll come back and let you know! :) 
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  • huskypuppy14huskypuppy14 Boston Suburbs member
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    I loved Gone Girl. I think it's only on Demand and digital download though. I didn't really see that many movies this year. There are a lot coming out in the movies right now. I just saw American Sniper, but it doesn't have wide release until January. 
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    I really didn't see that many movies this year but off the top of my head, I really liked: Maleficent, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent, Hunger Games.

    I also heard good things about Interstellar.

    I recently saw Into the Woods and it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be.

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    Hunger Games! I had never seen any of them until about a month ago. They played 1 & 2 on tv and we got hooked so we went to the theater right away to see #3.

    Maleficent, Fault in our stars (tear jerker), Blended (Adam Sandler/ Drew Barrymore), Million ways to die in the west (Seth Mcfarlane of family guy), Dumb & Dumber 2 (not super great but worth a rental), Her (Joaquin Phoenix- really good!)

                                                                     

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  • climbingsingleclimbingsingle NYC 'burbs member
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    Favorites: 
    Gone Girl 
    The Other Woman (it was cute) 
    The Fault In Our Stars
    Divergent 
    Neighbors (stupid, but I found it funny) 
    Chef 



  • Ok I just looked up a list of movies released in 2014 so I could remember what I've seen.

     Here's some movies to NOT waste your time on: 
    • Sin City 2-- i loved the first one. This one was a boring awful mess. 
    • 300 the sequel-- again, loved the first one. This one... just no. 
    • This is Where I Leave You-- I don't know what the writers were trying to do here but I seriously want those two hours of my life back. 
    • Into the Storm-- it was playing as a double feature at the drive-in so we stayed to watch knowing it would be awful. I don't think a movie has ever made me laugh so hard (and it was not meant to be funny) 
    • The Monuments Men-- so so so horribly disappointing. You are NOT a writer, Mr. Clooney! 
    • The Other Woman-- just dumb 

    Movies that were pretty alright: 
    • Transendence- the ending is interesting  
    • Neighbors-- not as funny as I thought it would be 
    • Godzilla-- I'm a huge Godzilla fan. This movie was pretty much what I expected, and definitely entertaining. Plus, Bryan Cranston! (Although he's not in it as much as I thought he would be) 
    • The Signal-- I don't think this one was very well known, but it was really interesting, and definitely makes you think. Plus it has a few super action-y moments and a few very creepy moments 
    • As Above, So Below-- If you're into scary movies, this one had a few parts that were pretty damn scary, but it was nothing great 
    • Ninja Turtles-- ok so to be honest, I still watch the cartoon. I heart ninja turtles. If you're into it, then this movie is entertaining at the very least. If you're not into it, probably don't bother.  
    • Let's Be Cops-- Funnier than I thought it would be but also has some boring parts  
    • To Be Takei-- A documentary, and kind of sad, but so very amazing  
    • Plus the two I mentioned in my previous post 
    Can you tell I'm in my office and I'm SO BORED?! I'm doing a half day today so I only have 1 more hour till I can leave. Anyway, I hope this list was at least a little helpful to you! 
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  • blabla89blabla89 Atlanta member
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    @novella1186 me too! I'm the only person in my department here today and it's way too quiet. I've been piddledicking around all morning.
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  • blabla89 said:
    @novella1186 me too! I'm the only person in my department here today and it's way too quiet. I've been piddledicking around all morning.
    That is a very great word 
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  • jenna8984 said:

    Hunger Games! I had never seen any of them until about a month ago. They played 1 & 2 on tv and we got hooked so we went to the theater right away to see #3.

    Maleficent, Fault in our stars (tear jerker), Blended (Adam Sandler/ Drew Barrymore), Million ways to die in the west (Seth Mcfarlane of family guy), Dumb & Dumber 2 (not super great but worth a rental), Her (Joaquin Phoenix- really good!)

    I forgot to list the bolded, but I thought that movie was hilarious! 
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  • levioosalevioosa Southern California member
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    I really liked Maleficient.  I'm waiting to watch a bunch of recent movies once they come out on DVD.

    @novella1186 I am right there with you on The Monuments Men!  I love history and it was such a great story, and I feel like they just butchered it.  Have you read the book? 


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  • levioosa said:
    I really liked Maleficient.  I'm waiting to watch a bunch of recent movies once they come out on DVD.

    @novella1186 I am right there with you on The Monuments Men!  I love history and it was such a great story, and I feel like they just butchered it.  Have you read the book? 
    I love love love John Goodman and I liked the rest of the cast. And yeah the history in it, everything, seemed like it was going to be such a great movie. But it was so awful. At one point I actually yelled at the screen cuz I was so frustrated with how bad it was (I was watching at home, not in a theater) lol. 

    I have not read the book, but I had a feeling the entire time that the book had to be so much better than the movie. 
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  • doeydodoeydo Southwestern Ontario member
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    Ones I liked:
    Predestination
    Transcendence 
    How to Train Your Dragon 2
    Fury
    Her
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Think Like a Man Too
    Winter's Tale

    Ones I didn't like:
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Transformers: Age of Extinction  

    Ones I have yet to see but am looking forward to:
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
    The Imitation Game
    The Theory of Everything
    Big Hero 6
    Unbroken
    The Book of Life
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  • The only adult movies H and I saw this year were Godzilla and Gone Girl, but they were both really good.

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  • My favorites were:

    The Hunger Games
    Gone Girl
    The Hobbit
    Divergent

    I can't think of any I didn't really like...but, then again I didn't really go to a lot of movies this year. 
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  • neighbors, divergent, a million ways to die in the west, monument men, winter's tale, the november man, love punch, live die repeat edge of tomorrow, 22 jump street, tammy, lucy (short and messed with my mind but interesting at the same time), lets be cops and yes i saw them all this year. 
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  • peachy13peachy13 in my cubicle, doing very important work member
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    Guardians of the Galaxy, the Grand Budapest Hotel, and Gone Girl
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  • The only movie I saw this year was the last installment of The Hobbit.  Since it's still in theaters, I don't know if you'll be able to rent / stream it.
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    The Lego Movie...duh!
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    HOLY FUCK I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH.  I mean....I can't even explain it.

    slothieguy and I had "Everything is Awesome" played at our wedding.  It was us and the kids out on the dance floor, OWNING it.  
    I put that on the request list. FI is going to be so fucking stoked when he hears it.
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    I'm the fuck out.

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    Guardians of the Galaxy and Lego Movie for me.
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    My favourites so far have been:

    Chef
    Gone Girl
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Interstellar
    Nightcrawler
    Maleficent

    There are a bunch that I haven't seen yet but will definitely watch.
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  • peachy13peachy13 in my cubicle, doing very important work member
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    steph861 said:
    My favourites so far have been:

    Chef
    Gone Girl
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Interstellar
    Nightcrawler
    Maleficent

    There are a bunch that I haven't seen yet but will definitely watch.
    I forgot about Chef! Loved that movie!
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  • holyguacamole79holyguacamole79 a taco truck in Houston member
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    It was released in 2013, but H and I discovered "Bad Words" in 2014 and we LOVE IT.
  • vikinganna87vikinganna87 Live Free or Die member
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    Obvious Child was the best movie I saw in the theaters in 2014.  Very funny, quirky, cute and real.
  • I liked Maleficent, As Above So Below (or whatever it was called), and This Is Where I Leave You.

    @vikinganna87‌ I have wanted to see Obvious Child for awhile! I should rent it this weekend.


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    hellohkb said:
    I liked Maleficent, As Above So Below (or whatever it was called), and This Is Where I Leave You. @vikinganna87‌ I have wanted to see Obvious Child for awhile! I should rent it this weekend.

    Yes!  If you do it, let me know what you think.

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  • Ditto Maleficent.  We watched it the other night, and I actually stayed awake for the whole thing.  That's how we know it's good.  :)




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  • blabla89blabla89 Atlanta member
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    @lurkergirl that's how FI and I judge movies, too :)
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  • Favorites: About Last Night, Draft Day, The Other Woman, Gone Girl, The Good Lie, Kill the Messenger, St. Vincent, Foxcatcher, Imitation Game

    Worst: Lucy

    Overrated: Birdman.  I thought it was good but not as good as some on my favorites list

    2013 Mention: The Way Way Back was so good.  I don't know many people that have seen it so thought I would mention it since it might be new to you.        

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