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: March 7. The Players: Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) and Zero Moustafa (Anthony Quinonez). Why We Can't Wait: It's the latest comedy from Wes Anderson, and it looks to be upholding the spirited whimsy of his last effort, Moonrise Kingdom. The trailer quickly won us over, with its story of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel who befriends the lobby boy, going with him on many fantastic adventures throughout the years. It looks old fashion, new wave and just hip enough to charm the pants off your grandma and dive bar dwelling pweebs alike. Plus, it has one of the year's most eclectic and exciting casts. Why wouldn't we be anxious to see it? That should be the question.
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.