My ‘2014’ Must See List…

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2014 is upon us, so I’ve heard, and with it comes films and television. Quite a few, I imagine, but here are a few I’m looking forward to the most!

The LEGO Movie

Release date: 7 February 2014

Plot: Everyone’s favourite childhood toy is taking its first outing on the big screen. Prepare yourselves for hijinks, laughter and Will Arnett as the Batman. Let that sink it.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

Trailer: 

 

House of Cards – Season 2

Release date: 14 February 2014

Plot: Kevin Spacey plays devious Congressman turned Vice President, Francis Underwood, in his rise to power. Nothing will stop him in his mission. The Butchery Begins.

Created by: Beau Willimon

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Michael Gill, Robin Wright

Trailer: 

Game of Thrones – Season 4

Release date: TBC (most likely around March/April time)

Plot: Season 4 of the renowned HBO fantasy series (adapted from George R. R. Martin’s original literature) promises dragons, war and powerful performances from an all-round talented group of creatives.

Directors: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

Cast: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

Trailer: 

 

Transcendence

Release Date: 18 April 2014

Plot: Nolan’s go-to cinematographer makes his directorial debut in this post-modern reflection on technology being fully integrated into human existence.

Director: Wally Pfister

Cast: Johnny Depp, Kate Mara, Rebecca Hall

Trailer: 

 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Release date: 2 May 2014

Plot: The second venture into Marc Webb’s reboot of the timeless web-slinging superhero. Faced with new evils, Spider-Man must combat this growing storm of menacing foes.

Director: Marc Webb

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx

Trailer: 

 

The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Release date: 17 December 2014

Plot: The conclusion to Peter Jackson’s latest adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy world, in which a company of dwarves seek to reclaim their fallen kingdom.

Director: Peter Jackson

Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage

Trailer: No trailer

 

Birdman

Release date: TBC

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Cast: Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Michael Keaton

Plot: A former actor, once famous for playing an iconic superhero, attempts to mount a Broadway show in hopes of revitalising his career.

Trailer: No trailer

– Joe Aldous

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