Top Movies of 2014 by Blade Brown
Its almost time to bring out a new calendar. But before we walk into 2015, I want to recap what I feel were the best movies of 2014.
Snowpiercer was one of the most original movies I’ve seen in a long time. A great ensemble cast and a solid story drive this movie about humanity’s last survivors on board a train that travels the globe.
On paper, this story of a Chef who loses his job and sets out on a journey to regain his passion seems like it could be a lifetime original. In the hands on Jon Favreau, its great comedy that takes him back to his indie roots.
8. “The Guest”
I’ve told several people, the less you know about this movie going in the more you’ll enjoy it. I walked into this blind and was blown away by it. Dan Stevens from Downtown Abbey fame carries this film that’s definitely worth the rental fee. Trust me.
This adaptation of the best selling novel is just as thrilling as the book. While Ben Affleck is fine in the lead role, is Rosamund Pike & Tyler Perry(Yes, that Tyler Perry) that steal the movie respectively.
6. “Edge of Tomorrow”
This movie was my favorite of all the summer movies this year. Playing out like “Groundhog’s Day”, it stars Tom Cruise as a soldier who constantly lives the same battle over and over. Funny and action packed, this was a extremely entertaining film.
5. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier/Guardians of The Galaxy”
Marvel put of arguably their two best films this year with these two releases. Two very different but equally satisfying films that prove that the MCU isn’t going to slow down anytime soon.
4. “Dawn of The Planet of The Apes”
This next chapter of the Apes saga is a great installment that proves Andy Serkis is one of the best actors in the business. A rare sequel that surpasses its predecessor in every way.
This is a movie that showcases why critics have been praising Miles Teller. He gives a star making performance as a drummer who is pushed to his mental and physical limits by his cut throat instructor. J.K. Simmons should surely win an Oscar for his role.
Screenwriter Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut is another story that on paper, sounds like it could be a snoozer. But under his direction and with the fantastic Jake Gyllenhaal as the lead, this was a dark, eerie masterpiece about crime journalism and the dedicated cameramen who work late nights chasing the “money shot”.
1.“The Raid 2”
I recently re-watched it last week and it still blows me away. This is the definition of what an action movie should be. No movie has ever been made with such brutality and jaw dropping allure. I said it when I first saw it, and it stayed true since: This Is The Best Movie Of The Year.
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