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Most anticipated films of 2014 (1 Viewer)

Which film has you most excited?

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    Votes: 19 9.6%
  • Robocop

    Votes: 10 5.1%
  • 300: Rise of An Empire

    Votes: 23 11.6%
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Votes: 43 21.7%
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Votes: 20 10.1%
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Votes: 52 26.3%
  • 22 Jump Street

    Votes: 18 9.1%
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Votes: 13 6.6%
  • Fast and the Furious 7

    Votes: 6 3.0%
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Votes: 10 5.1%
  • Godzilla

    Votes: 27 13.6%
  • Gone Girl

    Votes: 12 6.1%
  • The Hobbit: There and Back Again

    Votes: 63 31.8%
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

    Votes: 32 16.2%
  • Other

    Votes: 30 15.2%

  • Total voters
    198
That one that isn't a sucky Hollywood remake or sequel.
:yawn:
Get tired of searching for one? I know, right?
Nah I get tired of this idea that Hollywood does not release original content. It is a foolish and patently incorrect notion.

And Hollywood isn't raping your childhood when they choose to do an adaptation of your favorite childhood cartoon either.
Maybe ...but i think sometimes they take a good idea and make it better

 
That one that isn't a sucky Hollywood remake or sequel.
:yawn:
Get tired of searching for one? I know, right?
Nah I get tired of this idea that Hollywood does not release original content. It is a foolish and patently incorrect notion.

And Hollywood isn't raping your childhood when they choose to do an adaptation of your favorite childhood cartoon either.
Maybe ...but i think sometimes they take a good idea and make it better
Sure and sometimes they take a good idea and make it worse.

 
That one that isn't a sucky Hollywood remake or sequel.
:yawn:
Get tired of searching for one? I know, right?
Nah I get tired of this idea that Hollywood does not release original content. It is a foolish and patently incorrect notion.

And Hollywood isn't raping your childhood when they choose to do an adaptation of your favorite childhood cartoon either.
Let's just take a look at the poll choices here:

  1. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Book

  2. Robocop - Remake

  3. 300: Rise of An Empire ~Sequel. Originally a comic book

  4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Sequel

  5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Sequel

  6. X-Men: Days of Future Past - Sequel

  7. 22 Jump Street - Sequel

  8. How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Sequel

  9. Fast and the Furious 7 - Sequel

  10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Remake

  11. Godzilla - Remake

  12. Gone Girl - Book

  13. The Hobbit: There and Back Again - Book

  14. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Sequel, Book
Yes. So much originality here!!! Sorry to piss in your Cheerios, but Hollywood couldn't come up with an original idea if the entire town was inundated with LSD.

 
That one that isn't a sucky Hollywood remake or sequel.
:yawn:
Get tired of searching for one? I know, right?
Nah I get tired of this idea that Hollywood does not release original content. It is a foolish and patently incorrect notion.

And Hollywood isn't raping your childhood when they choose to do an adaptation of your favorite childhood cartoon either.
Let's just take a look at the poll choices here:

  1. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Book
  2. Robocop - Remake
  3. 300: Rise of An Empire ~Sequel. Originally a comic book
  4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Sequel
  5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Sequel
  6. X-Men: Days of Future Past - Sequel
  7. 22 Jump Street - Sequel
  8. How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Sequel
  9. Fast and the Furious 7 - Sequel
  10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Remake
  11. Godzilla - Remake
  12. Gone Girl - Book
  13. The Hobbit: There and Back Again - Book
  14. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Sequel, Book
Yes. So much originality here!!! Sorry to piss in your Cheerios, but Hollywood couldn't come up with an original idea if the entire town was inundated with LSD.
I think you are actually making a critique of the OP and his perception of what the masses are clamoring for. I think it reflects on you as well because you apparently think that is all that Hollywood has to offer which suggests that you are quite misinformed about the lack of originality coming out of Hollywood.

In the post right above yours I posted a link with over 50 films that aren't remakes, sequels or reboots. You should check it out.

 
The impression I come away with is that there isn't a lack of new ideas, it's just that the big studios prefer established business models to riskier projects. If they simply make a sequel they can just apply some regression projections to past returns and model th budget accordingly. It gives them a much tigher model projection that likely makes it easier to attract investors and get everything off the ground.

Apparently the whole John Carter fiasco has execs freaked out. No one wants to produce the next money-pit POS. So they're all going for pieces of #### that they can at least tie a fairly tight revenue stream to.

Its the country's fault for going out in droves to see all this crap. They're just responding to the market with the vehicles most likely to produce a product. It's why you don't have films like these made outside the US. Bollywood is no different: get a sappy love story together with lots of dance numbers and you have a hit.

 
That one that isn't a sucky Hollywood remake or sequel.
:yawn:
Get tired of searching for one? I know, right?
Nah I get tired of this idea that Hollywood does not release original content. It is a foolish and patently incorrect notion.And Hollywood isn't raping your childhood when they choose to do an adaptation of your favorite childhood cartoon either.
Let's just take a look at the poll choices here:

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Book
  • Robocop - Remake
  • 300: Rise of An Empire ~Sequel. Originally a comic book
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Sequel
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Sequel
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past - Sequel
  • 22 Jump Street - Sequel
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Sequel
  • Fast and the Furious 7 - Sequel
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Remake
  • Godzilla - Remake
  • Gone Girl - Book
  • The Hobbit: There and Back Again - Book
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Sequel, Book
Yes. So much originality here!!! Sorry to piss in your Cheerios, but Hollywood couldn't come up with an original idea if the entire town was inundated with LSD.
I think you are actually making a critique of the OP and his perception of what the masses are clamoring for. I think it reflects on you as well because you apparently think that is all that Hollywood has to offer which suggests that you are quite misinformed about the lack of originality coming out of Hollywood.In the post right above yours I posted a link with over 50 films that aren't remakes, sequels or reboots. You should check it out.
Obviously, independent film is still out there (and of which I an well versed in), but my critique is of Hollywood as a whole. Which trailer is shown more upon release? Lars and the Real Girl or Iron Man 27? Which one has toys at McDonald's and posters at Wal Mart? Are you seriously trying to tell me that we're not inundated with sequels and remakes these days? You're wrong. And you're pissy for absolutely no reason.

 
That one that isn't a sucky Hollywood remake or sequel.
:yawn:
Get tired of searching for one? I know, right?
Nah I get tired of this idea that Hollywood does not release original content. It is a foolish and patently incorrect notion.And Hollywood isn't raping your childhood when they choose to do an adaptation of your favorite childhood cartoon either.
Let's just take a look at the poll choices here:

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Book
  • Robocop - Remake
  • 300: Rise of An Empire ~Sequel. Originally a comic book
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Sequel
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Sequel
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past - Sequel
  • 22 Jump Street - Sequel
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Sequel
  • Fast and the Furious 7 - Sequel
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Remake
  • Godzilla - Remake
  • Gone Girl - Book
  • The Hobbit: There and Back Again - Book
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Sequel, Book
Yes. So much originality here!!! Sorry to piss in your Cheerios, but Hollywood couldn't come up with an original idea if the entire town was inundated with LSD.
I think you are actually making a critique of the OP and his perception of what the masses are clamoring for. I think it reflects on you as well because you apparently think that is all that Hollywood has to offer which suggests that you are quite misinformed about the lack of originality coming out of Hollywood.In the post right above yours I posted a link with over 50 films that aren't remakes, sequels or reboots. You should check it out.
Obviously, independent film is still out there (and of which I an well versed in), but my critique is of Hollywood as a whole. Which trailer is shown more upon release? Lars and the Real Girl or Iron Man 27? Which one has toys at McDonald's and posters at Wal Mart? Are you seriously trying to tell me that we're not inundated with sequels and remakes these days? You're wrong. And you're pissy for absolutely no reason.
ya he`s coming off that way ...and the funny thing is after reading the first part of the convo between the 2 of you it appeared you were both in the same camp on this subject :shrug:

 
The impression I come away with is that there isn't a lack of new ideas, it's just that the big studios prefer established business models to riskier projects. If they simply make a sequel they can just apply some regression projections to past returns and model th budget accordingly. It gives them a much tigher model projection that likely makes it easier to attract investors and get everything off the ground.

Apparently the whole John Carter fiasco has execs freaked out. No one wants to produce the next money-pit POS. So they're all going for pieces of #### that they can at least tie a fairly tight revenue stream to.

Its the country's fault for going out in droves to see all this crap. They're just responding to the market with the vehicles most likely to produce a product. It's why you don't have films like these made outside the US. Bollywood is no different: get a sappy love story together with lots of dance numbers and you have a hit.
:goodposting:

 
That one that isn't a sucky Hollywood remake or sequel.
:yawn:
Get tired of searching for one? I know, right?
Nah I get tired of this idea that Hollywood does not release original content. It is a foolish and patently incorrect notion.And Hollywood isn't raping your childhood when they choose to do an adaptation of your favorite childhood cartoon either.
Let's just take a look at the poll choices here:

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Book
  • Robocop - Remake
  • 300: Rise of An Empire ~Sequel. Originally a comic book
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Sequel
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Sequel
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past - Sequel
  • 22 Jump Street - Sequel
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Sequel
  • Fast and the Furious 7 - Sequel
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Remake
  • Godzilla - Remake
  • Gone Girl - Book
  • The Hobbit: There and Back Again - Book
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Sequel, Book
Yes. So much originality here!!! Sorry to piss in your Cheerios, but Hollywood couldn't come up with an original idea if the entire town was inundated with LSD.
I think you are actually making a critique of the OP and his perception of what the masses are clamoring for. I think it reflects on you as well because you apparently think that is all that Hollywood has to offer which suggests that you are quite misinformed about the lack of originality coming out of Hollywood.In the post right above yours I posted a link with over 50 films that aren't remakes, sequels or reboots. You should check it out.
Obviously, independent film is still out there (and of which I an well versed in), but my critique is of Hollywood as a whole. Which trailer is shown more upon release? Lars and the Real Girl or Iron Man 27? Which one has toys at McDonald's and posters at Wal Mart? Are you seriously trying to tell me that we're not inundated with sequels and remakes these days? You're wrong. And you're pissy for absolutely no reason.
Sorry for coming off in a way that bothers you, it is not my intention. But I still contend that your premise is off base. I posted a link with over 50 films that are not remakes, reboots or sequels, but are actually genre pieces that reside squarely in the territory of the films in the OP. Most of the films on the list are not independent but are big/medium budget projects.

Sure the huge mega-blockbusters (many of which are sequels) get more publicity but why is that a problem? Clifford is right, that is where the safest money is, but it doesn't mean there aren't a mega-#### ton of original projects coming out of Hollywood. Does every single film have to be based on something that has never been made into a film before? Should films never be based upon other source material?

 
Rohn Jambo said:
I know everyone is eagerly awaiting another Adam Sandler movie. The guy has no here to go but up.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3203616/

The Cobbler

An indie film from "The Station Agent" writer-director Tom McCarthy. Sandler plays a lonely New York shoe repairman who can magically step into the figurative shoes of the people whose literal shoes he's fixing--and his neighboring shop owner is a barber played by Steve Buscem.
Beg to differ. He can also stay down...
Sounds like a Sandler drama, in which case Id say it has a likely chance of being decent as Spanglish, Punch Drunk Love, and Reign Over Me were all solid dramas.
All three of those sucked
Yet all 3 were still better than essentially all of his comedies of this century.

 
Rohn Jambo said:
I know everyone is eagerly awaiting another Adam Sandler movie. The guy has no here to go but up.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3203616/

The Cobbler

An indie film from "The Station Agent" writer-director Tom McCarthy. Sandler plays a lonely New York shoe repairman who can magically step into the figurative shoes of the people whose literal shoes he's fixing--and his neighboring shop owner is a barber played by Steve Buscem.
Beg to differ. He can also stay down...
Sounds like a Sandler drama, in which case Id say it has a likely chance of being decent as Spanglish, Punch Drunk Love, and Reign Over Me were all solid dramas.
All three of those sucked
Yet all 3 were still better than essentially all of his comedies of this century.
Zohan was good.

 
Rohn Jambo said:
I know everyone is eagerly awaiting another Adam Sandler movie. The guy has no here to go but up.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3203616/

The Cobbler

An indie film from "The Station Agent" writer-director Tom McCarthy. Sandler plays a lonely New York shoe repairman who can magically step into the figurative shoes of the people whose literal shoes he's fixing--and his neighboring shop owner is a barber played by Steve Buscem.
Beg to differ. He can also stay down...
Sounds like a Sandler drama, in which case Id say it has a likely chance of being decent as Spanglish, Punch Drunk Love, and Reign Over Me were all solid dramas.
All three of those sucked
Yet all 3 were still better than essentially all of his comedies of this century.
Zohan was good.
Definitely not one I was going to say might be better than those dramas

 
Rohn Jambo said:
I know everyone is eagerly awaiting another Adam Sandler movie. The guy has no here to go but up.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3203616/

The Cobbler

An indie film from "The Station Agent" writer-director Tom McCarthy. Sandler plays a lonely New York shoe repairman who can magically step into the figurative shoes of the people whose literal shoes he's fixing--and his neighboring shop owner is a barber played by Steve Buscem.
Beg to differ. He can also stay down...
Sounds like a Sandler drama, in which case Id say it has a likely chance of being decent as Spanglish, Punch Drunk Love, and Reign Over Me were all solid dramas.
All three of those sucked
Yet all 3 were still better than essentially all of his comedies of this century.
Zohan was good.
Definitely not one I was going to say might be better than those dramas
Adam Sandler is already filming his next movie, "Men, Women & Children", directed by Jason Reitman.
 
I know I am a grumpy old fart, but how many of those really interest you?

That Nolan film made my pants tight for a minute, but besides a couple others that list doesn't interest me much either. a lot of crappy looking sci fi, horror and YA book adaptations. again, I am not the target audience for the list either.

not to say there isn't good stuff out there, I saw a ton of stuff I loved last year- from mud to side effects to short term 12. It is just not the stuff they push for the theater release. with good reason as it is a business, and over the years we have proven to them that we want familiar, proven commodities. with ticket prices rising, it only makes it worse. I am part of the problem too. if I had to choose a film to spend $25 on this weekend I would be hard pressed to risk something like Noah that would have a higher potential ceiling but also a much lower floor vs just going to captain america 2.

 
I know I am a grumpy old fart, but how many of those really interest you?

That Nolan film made my pants tight for a minute, but besides a couple others that list doesn't interest me much either. a lot of crappy looking sci fi, horror and YA book adaptations. again, I am not the target audience for the list either.

not to say there isn't good stuff out there, I saw a ton of stuff I loved last year- from mud to side effects to short term 12. It is just not the stuff they push for the theater release. with good reason as it is a business, and over the years we have proven to them that we want familiar, proven commodities. with ticket prices rising, it only makes it worse. I am part of the problem too. if I had to choose a film to spend $25 on this weekend I would be hard pressed to risk something like Noah that would have a higher potential ceiling but also a much lower floor vs just going to captain america 2.
I have no idea about the quality of any of those films. But I am also not going to hold them to a different standard than the sequels, reboots and remakes. My point was only that I hear people say how Hollywood lacks originality when that is simply not the case and I provided over 50 examples of big/medium budget films that are neither sequels, reboots or remakes to make my point. I apologize if I came off as an ####### while doing it.And FTR I have heard good things about Noah and am interested in seeing it...but Captain America is awesome and you should see it.

 
I know I am a grumpy old fart, but how many of those really interest you?

That Nolan film made my pants tight for a minute, but besides a couple others that list doesn't interest me much either. a lot of crappy looking sci fi, horror and YA book adaptations. again, I am not the target audience for the list either.

not to say there isn't good stuff out there, I saw a ton of stuff I loved last year- from mud to side effects to short term 12. It is just not the stuff they push for the theater release. with good reason as it is a business, and over the years we have proven to them that we want familiar, proven commodities. with ticket prices rising, it only makes it worse. I am part of the problem too. if I had to choose a film to spend $25 on this weekend I would be hard pressed to risk something like Noah that would have a higher potential ceiling but also a much lower floor vs just going to captain america 2.
I have no idea about the quality of any of those films. But I am also not going to hold them to a different standard than the sequels, reboots and remakes. My point was only that I hear people say how Hollywood lacks originality when that is simply not the case and I provided over 50 examples of big/medium budget films that are neither sequels, reboots or remakes to make my point. I apologize if I came off as an ####### while doing it.And FTR I have heard good things about Noah and am interested in seeing it...but Captain America is awesome and you should see it.
I get that reaction. I am a sure a lot of it is that a lot the focus of the marketing is on the sequels and reboots and the summer season is horrible for that. I do feel that it seems to have gotten worse, but there is also a lot of original stuff to be watched. It is like all the people whining in the music threads that there hasn't been any good music out since Metallica cut their hair. Simply not true on both fronts.

We do have a say in this as well by what we go to theater to watch - and as I said, I am no different in my thinking. Each year there is a surprise movie or two that is original and makes a ton of money, and hopefully starts getting more directors doing that: Inception, This is the End, Pacific Rim, etc.. It is sad for me to say, but I think the void that I feel at the theater or in the movies has been filled to a big extent with the TV shows that are being put out now.

 
I know I am a grumpy old fart, but how many of those really interest you? That Nolan film made my pants tight for a minute, but besides a couple others that list doesn't interest me much either. a lot of crappy looking sci fi, horror and YA book adaptations. again, I am not the target audience for the list either.

not to say there isn't good stuff out there, I saw a ton of stuff I loved last year- from mud to side effects to short term 12. It is just not the stuff they push for the theater release. with good reason as it is a business, and over the years we have proven to them that we want familiar, proven commodities. with ticket prices rising, it only makes it worse. I am part of the problem too. if I had to choose a film to spend $25 on this weekend I would be hard pressed to risk something like Noah that would have a higher potential ceiling but also a much lower floor vs just going to captain america 2.
I followed Chris Nolan's career since the very beginning, way before Hollywood. I am still waiting for him to make a movie about real life and reality. Will it ever happen? :shrug:

 
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I know I am a grumpy old fart, but how many of those really interest you? That Nolan film made my pants tight for a minute, but besides a couple others that list doesn't interest me much either. a lot of crappy looking sci fi, horror and YA book adaptations. again, I am not the target audience for the list either.

not to say there isn't good stuff out there, I saw a ton of stuff I loved last year- from mud to side effects to short term 12. It is just not the stuff they push for the theater release. with good reason as it is a business, and over the years we have proven to them that we want familiar, proven commodities. with ticket prices rising, it only makes it worse. I am part of the problem too. if I had to choose a film to spend $25 on this weekend I would be hard pressed to risk something like Noah that would have a higher potential ceiling but also a much lower floor vs just going to captain america 2.
I followed Chris Nolan's career since the very beginning, way before Hollywood. I am still waiting for him to make a movie about real life and reality. Will it ever happen? :shrug:
Who cares if he ever does. Stick to what your good at.

 
I know I am a grumpy old fart, but how many of those really interest you? That Nolan film made my pants tight for a minute, but besides a couple others that list doesn't interest me much either. a lot of crappy looking sci fi, horror and YA book adaptations. again, I am not the target audience for the list either.

not to say there isn't good stuff out there, I saw a ton of stuff I loved last year- from mud to side effects to short term 12. It is just not the stuff they push for the theater release. with good reason as it is a business, and over the years we have proven to them that we want familiar, proven commodities. with ticket prices rising, it only makes it worse. I am part of the problem too. if I had to choose a film to spend $25 on this weekend I would be hard pressed to risk something like Noah that would have a higher potential ceiling but also a much lower floor vs just going to captain america 2.
I followed Chris Nolan's career since the very beginning, way before Hollywood. I am still waiting for him to make a movie about real life and reality. Will it ever happen? :shrug:
it was called The Prestige.

 
I know I am a grumpy old fart, but how many of those really interest you? That Nolan film made my pants tight for a minute, but besides a couple others that list doesn't interest me much either. a lot of crappy looking sci fi, horror and YA book adaptations. again, I am not the target audience for the list either.not to say there isn't good stuff out there, I saw a ton of stuff I loved last year- from mud to side effects to short term 12. It is just not the stuff they push for the theater release. with good reason as it is a business, and over the years we have proven to them that we want familiar, proven commodities. with ticket prices rising, it only makes it worse. I am part of the problem too. if I had to choose a film to spend $25 on this weekend I would be hard pressed to risk something like Noah that would have a higher potential ceiling but also a much lower floor vs just going to captain america 2.
I followed Chris Nolan's career since the very beginning, way before Hollywood. I am still waiting for him to make a movie about real life and reality. Will it ever happen? :shrug:
it was called The Prestige.
:no: Clearly Chris Nolan's got you confused about the true cost of owning a Tesla machine.

http://www.teslamotors.com/true-cost-of-ownership

 
cstu said:
I dont see any reviews in here or the recently viewed thread. I ask because I saw this last month and thought it was bizarre.
Link

I didn't review it and frankly don't even know what to say about it. It kept me thinking about it for days and was one of the most original movies I've seen in awhile. Knew nothing going in, which is how I think it should be watched. Keep an open mind and realize it not strictly based in reality.

 
Rohn Jambo said:
KarmaPolice said:
Rohn Jambo said:
I know I am a grumpy old fart, but how many of those really interest you? That Nolan film made my pants tight for a minute, but besides a couple others that list doesn't interest me much either. a lot of crappy looking sci fi, horror and YA book adaptations. again, I am not the target audience for the list either.not to say there isn't good stuff out there, I saw a ton of stuff I loved last year- from mud to side effects to short term 12. It is just not the stuff they push for the theater release. with good reason as it is a business, and over the years we have proven to them that we want familiar, proven commodities. with ticket prices rising, it only makes it worse. I am part of the problem too. if I had to choose a film to spend $25 on this weekend I would be hard pressed to risk something like Noah that would have a higher potential ceiling but also a much lower floor vs just going to captain america 2.
I followed Chris Nolan's career since the very beginning, way before Hollywood.I am still waiting for him to make a movie about real life and reality. Will it ever happen? :shrug:
it was called The Prestige.
:no: Clearly Chris Nolan's got you confused about the true cost of owning a Tesla machine.

http://www.teslamotors.com/true-cost-of-ownership
If two of me get out of the car after my commute, it might be worth it though.
 
Locke:getting great reviews

Rolling Stone gave this movie 3 1/2 out of 4 stars. From what ive read its 85 minutes long and its the guy who played Bane (Tom Hardy) driving in real time the whole movie. Im intrigued how this could be ''a powerhouse of claustrophobic suspense and fierce emotion''

 
OK i had no idea the godzilla movie had other monsters. I just saw the Asian trailer and they show a flying monster. Looks like Rodan. I would be so pumped if Mothra is in this. But either way it looks like godzilla is gonna be fighting another monster!!!!

 

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