The Clumsy Idiot’s Guide: The Movies to see in 2014 (Part 2)

I have compiled a list of 25  Movies to see for this year. Movie freaks or those who just want to view Movie Trailers, enjoy! This is part 2 of 5.

6.) Captain America: Winter Soldier

The trend of this year being the year of sequels and reboots continues with Captain America: Winter Soldier. Chris Evans reprises his role as Captain America and is joined by the Black Widow played again by Scarlett Johansson.

The movie revolves around the Winter Soldier, who happens to be Steve Rogers’ bestfriend Bucky, brainwashed into a ruthless assassin. The movie will also introduce another Marvel character, The Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie.

Release date: April 4

7.) Transcedence

I am willing to bet that this will end Johnny’s streak of horrible movies the past few years and erase all the gripes about Dark Shadows and most recently, the Lone Ranger. Any movie produced by Christopher Nolan is worth checking out, even with first time Director Wally Pfister manning the helm and written by fellow newcomer Jack Paglen.

The plot is very ambitious and original. The film also stars Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) and Paul Bettany (A Knight’s Tale, Wimbledon. He also voiced J.A.R.V.I.S in the Iron Man trilogy)

Release date: April 18

8.) The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The decision to reboot this franchise made me very happy and the casting of Andrew Garfield as the new web crawler was spot-on. The first movie grossed $752 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing reboot of ll-time. There are two more sequels to be released after this one.

Marc Webb (500 days of Summer) did a wonderful job considering 500 days of Summer was his directorial debut. The sequel is said to further delve into Peter’s life as an orphan, someone who searches for his identity and aims to further showcase how hard his life is as both Spider-Man and Peter Parker

Release date: April 30

9.) Godzilla

I had high hopes for the first Godzilla film, even watched it in the theaters with a couple of friends. I found it quite okay. The rest of the world didn’t seem to agree. Hence, no sequel.

This year, being the year of reboots, Godzilla is given another chance. This after 4 years struggling to be given another chance. The script changed hands several times, and finally Frank Darabont (writer-director of The Shawshank Redemption and The Walking Dead) finished the film script.

After Breaking Bad ended and left a huge void, I am excited to see Bryan Cranston on the big screen. It also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick Ass), Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche and Ken Watanabe.

Release date: May 15

10.) X-Men: Days of Future Past

The Past meets the Present in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Heroes from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in a battle that must change the past in order to save their future.

This is the second film in a trilogy for the X-Men reboot. If you have seen the mid-credits scene from the Wolverine, it was tied to the plot for this movie. If you have not seen that, I suggest you do so and then watch the trailer for this film. Not much information on the story but I hope that the reboot continues the same path as the first movie, X-Men: First Class. Keep your fingers crossed.

Release date: May 23, 2014


The Clumsy Idiot’s Guide: The Movies to see in 2014 (Part 1)

I have compiled 25  Movies to see for this year. Movie freaks or those who just want to view Movie Trailers, I hope you  enjoy this!

1.) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

I was not interested in this film until I saw the trailer. It appeals to anyone who have spent ample time day dreaming and under achieving. It is based on Jason Thurber’s short story and is the second film adaptation. Ben Stiller plays the lead character. A big departure from his usual roles. Just watching the trailer makes me want to see this movie. It has the feel of movies like Forrest Gump, The Life of Pi and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. At least that’s what I think. We will see.

Release date: Jan. 22

2.) Robocop

The Amazing Spiderman proved that there is hope for reboots. The moment I saw the trailer, I had high hopes for it. For this Robocop reboot, my reaction was a mix of nostalgia and uncertainty.

Robocop was one of the coolest movies of my childhood and I can vividly remember how the ED-209 (Enforcement Droid 209) clumsily fell down the stairs!It was both amazing and hilarious at the same time.

Joel Kinnaman stars as Alex Murphy in this reboot and is backed by an oustanding supporting cast of Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson.

The trailer looks very promising and even gives vibes of the original. My gut tells me that this might do well.

Release date: Feb. 14

3.) Non-Stop

Any movie trailer that has a Liam Neeson voice over will always get my attention. While the plot isn’t that original (Is there an original plot at all nowadays? Even fairy tales are getting rebooted left and right), Liam Neeson films rarely disappoint, so I’m looking forward to this one.

Release date: Feb. 28

4.) 300: Rise of an Empire

This is the sequel to the 2006 film, 300. The first movie ran for 117 minutes and this one is a tad shorter at 102 minutes. I am not sure if it will be long enough to tell a good story and to meet the hype and expectations of a highly-anticipted sequel that comes 8 years after the first movie was released.

I am also not sure if this sequel will overcome the expectations of fans of the original, especially fans of Leonidas.

Release date: March 6

5.) Noah

This is the first of three movies coming out this year based on Bible characters/Biblical events. It boasts of a very stellar cast with Russell Crowe playing the lead character and also stars Jennifer Connelly as Noah’s wife. This marks their second time being cast as husbnd and wife after A Beautiful Mind. The film also stars Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson.

The role of Noah was offered to Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender but both declined due to scheduling conflicts. Emma Watson’s role was first offered to Dakota Fanning but did not push through as she also had scheduling conflicts.

What’s really curious about this film is that no real animals were used in production. All the visual effects in the film was done by Industrial Light and Magic and it is reported that it’s the most complex rendering they have ever attempted. Just basing it on the trailer, it looks very promising.

Release date: March 26