Jordan Belfort was an irl millionaire who climbed his way to the top of the ladder as a stockbroker then plummeting to a life of crime and greed. Played by the ever wonderful (and gorgeous) Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese (which is basically a stamp to say its bloody brilliant already) this is Leo’s last film before his announced hiatus from acting so better get your fix before you start crying into your Titanic dvd.
Sick of hearing the story from the princess’ point of view? Then this is for you. Angelina Jolie plays Maleficent the evil queen who cursed our sleeping beauty Aurora (Elle Fanning) and tells us about the events that made her become so cold hearted. Wearing black capes and red lippy to the cinema is optional but very much recommended.
It’s been 8 freakin’ years since the first instalment of the 300 series and new director Noam Murro has blessed us all with keeping Zach Snyders infamous comic book hyper-realistic style the made the first movie so popular, aside from that quote, obviously.
Most definitely screenqueens’ most anticipated film of 2014 Wes Anderson has enlisted another stellar cast with old and new faces. And it’s about a hotel. And a lobby boy. And Tilda Swinton in some creepy old-age make-up. Sound boring to you? Oh how wrong you are. Wes, I trust you with all my heart.
Andrew Garfield and his cute butt are back in the spidey suit (new and, well, not so improved I may add, damn you costume designers) in the second film in the latest Spider-man franchise. A gang of super villians sent from Oscorp are out to get Peter Parker at whatever cost as he battle between being the hero and saving himself.
22 JUMP STREET (June 6th UK)
Unfortunately we don’t yet have a poster for 22 Jump Street but who cares because it’s going to be hilarious anyway. This time Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) are headed to college. While this may sound incredibly similar to the first film with a double act as funny as Tatum and Hill this is bound to be one of the bliggest flicks of the summer.
The latest YA novel to be adapted for the big screen, and yes, another futuristic society, Divergent is based around the story of Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) and her special mind. This particular dystopian society is divided into factions, and Tris isn’t sure if she’s chosen the right one. Tris is most definitely one of the female characters to look out for this next year (plus Shailene is a mega babe/wonderful human being).
It’s a well known fact that Lars Von Trier is one of the strangest guys in cinema and this movie is no exception. Not phased by Antichrist? Then try this: Nymphomaniac recounts Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg)’s erotic experiences. Looking at the cast I definitely feel like some of them are at the point in their careers where they feel they need an ‘artsy’ movie in their filmography. Shia LaBeouf having sex? This is definitely a sight I will not unsee.
THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN (December 19th UK)
Following the MASSIVE success of the first two Hobbit films (come on, did you expect anything less?) Peter Jackson will be pulling out all the stops for the final stage of Bilbos journey….and Thranduil will still most likely look fabulous.
Another contender for biggest summer film I feel like The Fault In Our Stars in the most anticipated YA adaptation I have ever seen in my years of living. Based on the world-wide best selling novel of the same name. Hazel and Gus are in love…and they also have cancer. Meeting at a support group they immediately fall for each other and begin their whirlwind romance. At first I felt pretty bummed that they weren’t looking to adapt Looking For Alaska instead but after seeing Shailene Woodley in The Spectacular Now and director Josh Boones’ Stuck In Love, I already have my kleenex at the ready. WARNING: This movie is going to emotionally DESTROY you.
Hey you guessed it, this is the biblical tale of Noah (Russell Crowe), remember, that dude that God told about some huge flood or something and he made a big boat? This movie is going to be on a biblical scale (yes for jokes), big budget, huge special effects and Hermione Granger and Percy Jackson on the job. From acclaimed film-maker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) this is sure to be EPIC.
One of James Franco’s many creative pursuits as of late, Palo Alto is adapted from his book of the same name telling us the story of a group of teens who like to make trouble. This is sure to be a hidden gem this next year.
Now we all know that Spike Jonze is totally adorable, right? He made Where The Wild Things are for crying out loud. By the looks of things he’s only gone and done it again with Her, a charming romantic tale of love and friendship. Scarlett Johansson voices Sam, a computer operating system that is matched up to Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) based on questions he answers and from there on they blossom an unlikely relationship.
After Richard Ayoade’s phenomenal success with début film Submarine in 2010 we’ve been itching to see what indie spiked goodness he comes up with next. This comes in the form of The Double a story of a man and his doppleganger. It’s that simple.
Vanessa Hudgens is breaking out from her Disney image in all the best ways possible. First Spring Breakers and now this, a story of survival after a girl is kicked out onto the street to find her father who works on wall street. As well as a complete revamp in terms of her look Vanessa has stepped up her acting game by miles, even the trailer got us a little teary.
Seth Rogen plays a baby daddy who has difficulty settling into his new home…. next to a frat house. With a cast including Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow, Rose Byrne and Craig Roberts but to name a few, expect a barrel of laughs and a change of underwear for what could very well be the best comedy of 2014.
ANNIE (December 19th USA)
There’s no poster and no trailer as of yet but who needs those when your movie is produced by JAY-Z. A re-telling of the classic story of an orphan who is taken in by a millionaire is rumoured to be getting a hip-hop re-vamp with a largely POC cast. Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx headline this effort that’s sure to cause a stir amongst critics. WE CAN’T WAIT.
The only animated film on our list and it’s sure to be a good ‘en. Nearly 5 years after the first film the second installment is being told in real time, 5 years after the events of the first. Hiccups gotten hot and Toothless is still cute. There’s more dragons in the skies and more places to discover but the mysterious Dragon Rider is disturbing their newly found peace.
Having just recently been presented with the trailer for this, blogs and message boards have been going crazy for this 2014 remake of the 1998 blockbuster. It promises to be bigger, better and much scarier than the american original with the terrifying monster Godzilla more real than ever before. With Aaron-Taylor Johnson and that-fella-who-plays-Walter-White Bryan Cranston at the top of the bill, this could be another contender for biggest film of the year.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 (November 21st UK)
Considering Catching Fire has only just been taken out of cinemas we don’t yet have any posters/trailers for Mockingjay Part 1 but as most people have read the books by now, most of us know what to expect. After Francis Lawrence’s fabulous effort directing Catching Fire fans cannot wait to see how he handles this epic two-parter. As franchises usually go, this is gonna be darker than ever before and hey, maybe they’ll get to sneak another few swear words in.