We take a look forward at the movies 2014 has in store…

Christmas is over and the New Year has been officially rung in, but January need not be all doom and gloom. There are plenty of movies to get excited about in 2014; we run through some of the best.

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Bill Murray.
Wes Anderson returns with another delightfully quirky tale, this time focusing on Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), the concierge at a famous European hotel, and the lobby boy who becomes his closest and most trusted friend.
We love a bit of Anderson; going into his kooky world is always a delight.
See it: March 2014

HER
Directed by Spike Jonze. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
Spike Jonze’s film has already garnered praise in the US, and has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a lonely writer who develops a friendship with an operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.
Jonze always manages to make the odd endearing, and it looks like HER will be no exception.
See it: February 2014

POMPEII
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Starring Kit Harrington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Jared Harris
Kit Harrington and Emily Browning star in Paul W.S. Anderson’s story of a slave turned gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.
Another epic story! The story of Pompeii is a fascinating one, and we are sure Mr Anderson will do the legend proud.
See it: February 2014

THE BOOK THIEF
Directed by Brian Percival. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nélisse, Emily Watson
Based on the book of the same name, The Book Thief is the story of a young girl who, while subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
THE BOOK THIEF is a hugely popular book, we are just surprised it took so long for it to be adapted for the big screen.
See it: February 2014

TRANSCENDENCE
Directed by Wally Pfsiter. Starring Johnny Depp, Kate Mara, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman
Christopher Nolan’s favourite cinematographer, Wally Pfister makes his directorial debut with TRANSCENDENCE, in which terminally ill scientist downloads his body into a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.
Not often does a cinematographer move to director, but Pfister has such a talented eye for detail, we are sure TRANSCENDENCE will be a cinematic event.
See it: April 2014

LABOUR DAY
Directed by Jason Reitman. Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg.
Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
We love the Winslet and Brolin has done amazing things over the last few years. Looks great!
See it: April 2014

THE LEGO MOVIE
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Starring Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, Elizabeth Banks, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders, Liam Neeson, Chris Pratt.
An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.
Sounds silly, looks silly, we’re excited.
See it: February 2014

THE MONUMENTS MEN
Directed by George Clooney. Starring Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin.
An unlikely World War II platoon are tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
Clooney is a fantastic director, the cast looks incredible, and the story is just oddball enough to be brilliant.
See it: February 2014

HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER
Directed by Ryan Gosling. Starring Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes.
A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.
Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut stars the Eleventh incarnation of Doctor Who, Matt Smith. This is not the only reason we are excited, but it’s a damn good one!
See it: June 2014

MUPPETS MOST WANTED
Directed by James Bobin. Starring Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.
While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.
If you saw THE MUPPETS, you will know why we’re excited for MUPPETS MOST WANTED. If you didn’t see THE MUPPETS, what’s wrong with you!?
See it: March 2013

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Robery Redford.
Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
A Marvel movie is always an adventure; the cast is incredible, the story just silly enough to be serious and, after THOR: THE DARKWORLD and IRON MAN 3, we are sure this will be a blast.
See it: March 2014

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Directed by: Marc Webb. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti.
Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life.
Loads of new villains are promised in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, but we are most excited to see what Dane DeHaan does with the role of Harry Osborn.
See it: April 2014

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Directed by Bryan Singer. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, High Jackman, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage.
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
We have been excited about this since the teaser at the end of THE WOLVERINE. With Bryan Singer back and Peter Dinklage on board, we think we have the right to be.
See it: May 2014