Hollywood is positioning 2015 to be the single biggest year for movies in the history of the medium, with The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII, Batman Vs. Superman, Mission: Impossible 5 and Bond 24 all arriving within months of each other. But standing in the way are the twelve months of 2014. While the New Year doesn't quite pack the heated punch of 2015, it does bring some highly anticipated fare that we simply can't wait to see. From plenty of superheroes, to evolved apes, to giant robots, to teenage vampires, and even the return of Dominic Toretto, here are the 14 movies guaranteed to get us standing in front of that box office window buying a ticket before 2015 does its ultimate damage on our savings account.
Release Date: February 14. The Players: Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), Kirova (Olga Kurylenko), Queen Tatiana (Joely Richardson), Mason Ashford (Cameron Monaghan), Dimitri Belikov (Danila Kozlovskiy) and Natalie Dashkov (Sarah Hyland). Why We Can't Wait: We know, we know...You think this is another Twilight rip-off. And teen vamps are just so 2008. But with Mean Girls director Mark Waters and Heathers writer Daniel Waters teaming-up for the first time, we believe this particular sub-genre will be pushed in new and exciting directions, bringing us all something fresh that captures not only the imagination of young girls everywhere, but will also appeal to those who've taken a dump all over Edward and Bella for the past 7 years. There are a lot of YA novel adaptations coming our way in the next twelve months, and we believe most will bomb. This is the rare occasion where the source material and the filmmakers are colliding in an effort to produce what just might be a true teen classic. When this comes out, and people actually like it, don't say we didn't warn you. Plus, look at that cast of beautiful and sexy up and comers...We need a little new at the cinema, and despite its seemingly antiquated premise, we feel Vampire Academy can bring us just that. So scoff all you want, we want to see Vampire Academy!
We had to limit our list, and our pocketbook, to just 14 titles. But other 2014 movies we're looking forward too, and will probably at least catch on video, include The Lego Movie, Sin City: A Dame to Die For, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, That Awkward Moment, The Interview, Non-Stop, 300: Rise of an Empire,
If you're wondering why we didn't include Guardians of the Galaxy, RoboCop, Maleficent or any of the other seemingly big ticket items that are absent...You'll have to wait until next week when we bring you 14 potential bombs waiting to explode in 2014. Because it doesn't matter how badly we want to see them, the rest of America doesn't. And a flop is a flop, no matter the cult following it amasses in its wake.