Tomorrow will bring us my top ten most anticipated movies of 2014, but we must first look at the ten films that fell just out of reach, though I must say this is a rather impressive grouping and it’s rather obvious how much more excited I am about each one of these lists the closer we get to the top.
Today’s list includes a couple of comedies, my highest ranking studio franchise feature, a directorial debut we’ve all been looking forward to, an On Demand release and more than a few directors whose names alone get us into the theater. Check it out and if you missed either of my two previous installments there is a navigation directly below and on the final page of this post.
Knights of Badassdom appears to be this year’s Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, although this one never had a festival run as much as it has the appearance of being a damned funny film that studios shied away from. Now, eOne is set to release it domestically, but it’s skipping the theater outright and going straight to On Demand and digital formats on February 11. I guess we’ll take it however we can get it as Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Summer Glau and Peter Dinklage star in this LARPing epic.
I thought the first 21 Jump Street was hilarious until a rather lackluster finale that sort of flipped the trigger and turned it into nothing more than just another R-rated comedy, but everything that came before it was a lot of fun and I’m hoping 22 Jump Street is able to keep that alive. Not to mention, word is Richard Greico and Brad Pitt have already filmed cameos, keeping the tradition started with Johnny Depp in the first one alive and I’d be shocked if Depp didn’t once again make an appearance.