Happy New Year, ladies and gentlemen! already 3 AM here and still a night owl, haha!
So how's it going people? WARNING: CONTAINS PROFANITY!
A friend of mine on DA and another friend yesterday suggested I come up with a list of movies that I've seen in 2014 already (not counting anything from 2013 or 2011, etc.)
So, here we go!
1. Lone Survivor - Couldn't have been blown away by a really good war drama like this one, especially the performances by Wahlberg, Kitsch, Foster, and Hirsch.
2. Ride Along - I laughed really hard with my friend in theater, and I couldn't have enjoyed Ice Cube and Kevin Hart with really great chemistry in a buddy cop movie like this.
3. The Lego Movie - I was a little "Eh..." at first, but I was really impressed by the animation in this movie, just kick ass and decent!
4. Robocop - Not a bad remake, but not a good movie either. While I was impressed with the action, visuals, and story, I really didn't like the lead actor for Robocop.
5. Son of God - Eh....just was very sentimental at first, but after awhile, just really didn't like it. And I never knew there was a show based on this until after I watched this movie in theaters.
6. Need for Speed - Ugh, I'm really sorry, but this just sucked straight up. Style over substance, and Aaron Paul just wasn't enough to save this movie. The car chases and action sequences weren't so bad, though.
7. 300: Rise of an Empire - Watched this in theaters after Need for Speed, and was just disappointed where the sequel went to.
8. Noah - Not overly religious, but I thought this was "So-So" I really did enjoy the performances from the cast, especially Russell Crowe, and the whole atmosphere of the story.
9. Captain America: Winter Soldier - Really couldn't have been more happier with seeing so much action in this movie with a bit of an interesting story line and amazing characters.
10. Transcendence - Nearly walked out of the theater and slept through a bit. Just didn't make sense to me at all until I saw it back at home when it was out for rental. Sucked, just sucked.
11. Brick Mansions - Paul Walker is kind of the same, but hey, nothing like a kick ass remake to District B13 and in English language.
12. The Amazing Spider-Man 2: It's a guilty pleasure, really. But still loved Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. Had they put more development with Green Goblin, Electro, and Rhino, this movie wouldn't be filled with half-assed subplots that were just thrown into the mix.
13. Godzilla - Another guilty pleasure where I watched this twice in theaters and was bored to death. Bryan Cranston was okay, but the rest - just shit to okay performances. But when the new appearance of Godzilla caught my eye and was really impressed by the visuals. Although the movie was more drama than action, I really hope the sequel brings aboard a new director.
14. X-Men: Days of Future Past - Wolverine is a badass, the visuals and story is really captivating, especially the tension between Magneto and Xavier in the past that involves the conflict in First Class.
15. Edge of Tomorrow - Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt? In a action sci-fi thriller with kick ass visuals? Shit, I'm beginning to like sci-fi even more!
16. Transformers: Age of Extinction - I loved the Transformers movies with Shia LaBeouf, but I loved how Mark Wahlberg was placed in the movie with fantastic visuals, but was really too long and didn't need any characters that would've been little to most importance of the story.
17. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Watched this twice in theaters, and I couldn't have been more happier with where the story was going, especially the CGI.
18. The Purge: Anarchy - As much as I thought the first movie was okay, this was even better. Frank Grillo and his kick ass Clint Eastwood attitude along with more expansion in the story was convincing enough to let me see this movie.
19. Lucy - What the fuck. Did I just watch Transcendence again?!?
20. Guardians of the Galaxy - Fun. Overrated, but fun and guaranteed to be The Avengers for this year.
21. Into the Storm - This beats Twister off the radar of disaster movies and actually brought me to the edge of my seat while watching this.
22. Expendables 3 - Don't ask me why, but I just watched this on a Labor Day weekend when I was feeling really bored with school.
23. Ouija - If I could ask God to give me 90 minutes, more or less of watching this clustershit of a mess to make me forget what I watched, I would have done it in a heartbeat.
24. Dumb and Dumber 2 - Is there a way I can call up God and ask him to erase my memory of watching this movie? Because if there was, I'd do that, and ask him to call up the people who wrote this movie and ask them why the fuck you'd make the same story as the first Dumb and Dumber? I almost stopped going to theaters because of this.
25. Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 - Just very slow paced and little action. Yes, I get that you want to stay true to the novels and all, but fuck it, let's watch another movie that will put us to sleep.
26. Interstellar - The science behind this movie and the story was just really confusing at first, but really caught my curiosity, although I had a few assumptions that things would be predictable.
27. Night at the Museum - Secret of the Tomb - Died laughing at the cameos, but thought it was okay. Just take out any annoying portions (no, not Robin Williams or Ben Stiller) and add in some real
humor, and we'll call it even.
28. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - Last movie I watched before New Year's Day. I really, really loved the visuals and the story. It was like Captain America 2 but instead with armies and kick ass battles.
Now, for some honorable mentions -
Snowpiercer - Finally! An amazing sci-fi thriller with legendary actors and Chris Evans trying to take over the train and whatnot. Give whoever made this idea a round of applause.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones - I'll give this movie one point for actually making it entertaining unlike the other garbage Paranormal Activity movies (Except for the first one.)
I, Frankenstein - It was all right, I just didn't understand why I was a little unconvinced that this movie
Devil's Due - I get really sick of Found Footage, but I'll give this a freebie for actually being terrifying.
Let's Be Cops - I really how the people who made this movie actually balanced comedy and seriousness really good, but I enjoyed the chemistry between Damon Wayans, Jr. and Jake Johnson.
The Captive - Not good, but not bad either. Ryan Reynolds really picks himself up with his performance in this crime drama.
Out of the Furnace - Casey Affleck actually acted in this movie, and the cast gave really superb performances despite having many "What if" ideas to make the story more interesting.
Dishonorable Mentions... -
3 Days to Kill - Just boring and somebody must have been a lazy ass to not think about what they were writing about.
A Haunted House 2 - Shit, this is one of the movies I actually hate from the Wayans Brothers. No humor and all just ridicuolous, incohorent garbled piece of trash stuffed into my eyes and ears.
Deliver Us From Evil - I really had expectations for a really spooky movie, but looks like I was proven wrong. Just dull and barely any suspense.
The Equalizer - Just watched this before New Year's Eve, and was sooo disappointed. Just very slow paced and nearly no story behind the movie.
A Million Ways to Die in the West - Good thing I saw this at home and was able to walk out, just shit humor and why would you allow MacFarlane to make this movie? Send him back to Family Guy and show us what real
Neighbors - Why? Why did I bother watching this? C'mon, cast better actors for this!!
Sabotage - I'm really sorry, I was very "So-So" with this movie until nothing made sense to me and everything was just brutality.
Films I want to check out:
The Raid 2
The Maze Runner
The November Man
Horrible Bosses 2
Anything else I missed for 2014?
Let me know!
Happy New Year!