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
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
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
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
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
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
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