So we are about 8 months into this wonderful year of films. I know that I have seen some great ones and I've seen my share of duds! I've seen about 30 movies so far and I wanted to do this best of list just to start a discussion really. I know that there are tons of great stuff out there that I haven't got to yet, but Netflix is slow at times! I've definitely gone to the cinema a lot this year, not just to see the big box office flicks but to see indy films too! (Thank You TODD!!) I will be doing this by category. I'll list them and then pick my favorite from them.
First off though here's the films I've seen so far...
|About Last Night|
|Captain America The Winter Solider|
|Dawn of the Planet of the Apes|
|Grand Budapest Hotel,The|
|Jack Ryan:Shadow Recruit|
|Million Dollar Arm|
|Paranormal Activity The Marked One|
|That Awkward Moment|
|Think Like a Man Too|
|X-Men:Days of Future Past|
|Walk of Shame|
|Wish I Was Here|
Andy Serkis-Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Zach Braff-Wish I Was Here
Ralph Fiennes-The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jason Bateman-Bad Words
Hugh Jackman-X-Men Days of Future Past
This was rather difficult for me. I enjoyed these five actors a lot! I would have to say my favorite is Andy Serkis! The guys is in a full body suit the whole time he films, and yet he still can relay the feelings of Cesar. I thought his performance was better than the first film and I can't wait to see if they do a third one!
Best Supporting Actor:
Tony Revolori-The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Fassbender-X-Men Days of Future Past
Josh Gad-Wish I Was Here
Pitobash-Million Dollar Arm
This one is easier for me! I'm going with Zach Effron. He has defiantly broken away from his old High School Musical days. This was his best role to date and a good rebound role as well from earlier dud, The Awkward Moment.
Samuel L. Jackson-Captain America The Winter Solider
Kate Hudson-Wish I Was Here
Elizabeth Banks-Walk of Shame
Kerri Russel-Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
I went back and fourth between two of these leading ladies but in the end I'm going with the rookie here. Agata Trzebuchowska was just amazing in Ida. Its crazy because it's her first role as well. She made me feel conflicted and I kept wondering what she was thinking the entire film. I hope she does another film soon so we could hopefully see her growth.
Best Supporting Actress:
Joey King-Wish I Was Here
Kiera Knightley-Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit
This one is an easy choice for me. Joey King is simple amazing in Wish I Was Here. She's been in a lot more movies than I thought and she still just learning her craft. I think that she could be a good break out star soon. Only time will tell!
Zach Braff-Wish I Was Here
Bryan Singer-X-Men Days of Future Past
Matt Reeves-Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Wes Anderson-The Grand Budapest Hotel
All five are really deserving choices here. All five films provided moments that will be remembered one way or another. If it was a big budget movie or just an indy film, you have to have good direction. All our favorites have a man in charge. So far this year I think it's Bryan Singer. I know that this will be the debated one here. But think about how good the X-Men movies were when, Singer, did the first two. Then Ratner ruined the third one and the franchise never recovered, until now. Considering all the star power this movie had too, (Jackman, Stewart, Fassbender, McAvoy, Lawrence, Berry, McKellen, Dinklage etc) he kept things in order. This movie garnered 1 of my 4, 4 star ratings too.
My Top Ten so far in 2014:
So that's my top ten! I know there are a lot out there that I haven't seen yet! I am prepared for this list to change! I hope it does too cause then there were some great movies!
I'm already looking forward to
1:Guardians of the Galaxay
4: Gone Girl
6: Hunger Games:Mocking Jay Part 1
8: Sin City: A Dame to Kill
10: A Most Wanted Man
11: Into the Storm
12: The Hobbit 3
15: Dumb and Dumber to
So in closing I hope you all have fun at the movies! Please tell me what your looking forward to! What did you agree with me on? What did you think I got wrong? Let me know!!
And as always Thank You!! Adam