Happy New Year!
January is often the Weekend Warrior’s favorite time of year, because it’s the time to brush off the cobwebs, finally set aside any attempts to see the movies of the year before and start fresh with new movies that will be released on a weekly basis. Some will be good, some will be bad, some will be great, but like everyone, there are movies that I’m so excited to see this year that I feel the need to share them with all of you so you can tell me, “You’re nuts” or “I’m with you” or whatever you want to say.
2014 feels like it’s going to be a transitional year for sure. Last year started out fairly weak and then by September we were slammed with quality movies one after another, many of which we never saw coming. Of course, this early in the year, I’m really looking at some of the bigger summer tentpoles and holiday releases, sequels and such, but there are a couple of smaller movies on my radar that I hope will deliver as well.
I’ll give an honorable mention to Jon Favreau’s Chef (Open Road) just ’cause I honestly like the guy and I can’t wait to see him return to smaller, more personal films.
So that’s what I’m looking forward to and we’ll see how many of these movies deliver and if any of them end up in my yearly Top 25 movies list. Either way, 2014 is going to be an exciting year, even if it’s just going to act as an appetizer for the absolutely INSANE 2015 line-up with sequels to some of the biggest franchises in the history of moviemaking… plus Ant-Man!
Make sure to leave your lists of movies you’re looking forward to see in 2014 in the comments below!