I am not even done watching the best movies of 2013 .. here comes the line-up of 2014 movies from 20th Century Fox.
The lineup of movies spanning millions of years in the past and into the future utilizing unprecedented tools in moviemaking to tell the most unforgettable stories meant to be seen only in cinemas.
We are actually done with the the first one – Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie, and it is sooo awesome! At the heart of the movie is Patchi (voiced by Justin Long) as he and his family embark on a perilous and exciting journey across Alaska. The movie also features the voice of John Leguizamo (“Ice Age’s” Sid) who voices Alex, a prehistoric bird who became Patchi’s friend.
At first, I thought it is going to be such a bore and more like National Geographic feature of sort, but it turns out to be a really fun movie. I see it more of an adult film as it tackles leadership and making decisions. I love, love the witty script and narration. We are the loudest peeps in the cinema again. We just find the movie so witty and fun. It is sure a must-see.
Now, for the upcoming films..
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” stars Ben Stiller, a story of a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Sean Penn, Shirley McClaine and Kathryn Hahn joins Stiller in this awe-inspiring journey of self-discovery.
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George Clooney directs and stars in the action thriller “The Monuments Men” set at the backdrop of World War II based on the bestselling non-fiction book “The Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel with Bret Witter about an unlikely group of men tasked to retrieve highly regarded art masterpieces stolen by Hitler across the globe. Clooney pooled an impressive cast that includes Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban and Dmitri Leonidas.
Another kind of heist during World War II happens in the humorous drama “The Book Thief” starring Geoffrey Rush, Emma Watson and newcomer Sophie Nielsen in the titular role. Based on the beloved bestselling novel by Markus Zusak of the same title, the movie tells the inspiring story of a spirited and courageous young girl named Liesel, who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany.
Animation giant DreamWorks is set to take the audience on a wild ride in “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” and “How To Train Your Dragon 2.”
In “Mr. Peabody and Sherman,” Mr. Peabody, the world’s smartest talking dog, has invented a time machine he calls the WABAC, which enables Peabody and his adopted human son Sherman to witness world-changing events first hand. But when Sherman breaks the rules of time travel, our two heroes find themselves in a race to repair history – and save the future.
“How To Train Your Dragon 2” comes back after five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk. While Hiccup and Toothless continue to fly away in unknown territories, they soon encounter a fearsome rider who is building an army of beasts by trapping dragons that will again test their strength and wits to safeguard the peace between man and dragons.
The most horrifying delivery is a about to take place in “Devil’s Due,” a movie that employs found footage style on the coming of the antichrist. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett written by Lindsay Devlin and Zoe Green, the movie stars Zach Gilford and Allison Miller as newlyweds who find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy right after their honeymoon.
“Rio 2” continues the grandeur of adventure into the heart of the Amazon as we see Blu and Jewel raise their children while unexpectedly meeting relatives in the wild and dodging dangers. Along the way, they rediscover Jewel’s long-lost father Eduardo (voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia) and all kinds of new friends and baddies set to rock the Amazon jungle with laughter and exciting adventure in 3D.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The movie is directed by Wes Anderson and stars a grand coup of a cast including Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Lea Seydoux, Tilda Swinton and Owen Wilson.
“The Other Woman” stars a powerhouse cast of women led by Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj. In the movie, a woman learns that she’s part of a love triangle, so she teams up with the spurned wife in order to exact revenge on the cheating husband.
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Directed by Matt Reeves, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is set 15 years later after “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” previously starred in by James Franco. In “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Based on John Green’s bestselling young-adult romance of the same title, “The Fault in Our Stars” stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort and is the story of Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two Indianapolis teenagers who meet at a Cancer Kid Support Group. The two eventually fall in love, decides to see past their prognoses and diagnoses to experience how it is to live full in such short a span of time.
Non-stop thrills and chills await in “The Maze Runner,” based on the first book of the best selling trilogy by James Dashner. The movie stars Dylan O’Brien as the main protagonist Thomas, brought to a dystopian world where the only memory remains is his name, Thomas along with the rest of other young adults thrive to survive in this world of maze known as the Glade.
Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton star in “Gone Girl” based on the book by Gillian Flynn. The movie introduces us to the story of Nick and Amy, a married couple married for five years where Nick suddenly find himself at a loss when Amy had gone missing on the day of their wedding anniversary.
An animated comedy with a unique visual style, “The Book of Life” is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, the movie stars the voices of Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana.
“Exodus” takes us on the most unforgettable journey of Moses starring Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Joel Edgerton and John Turturro. The movie spans on Moses’ time from near death as an infant to his adoption into the Egyptian royal family, his defiance of the Pharaoh and deliverance of the Hebrews from enslavement.
Which movie/s do you want to see?