Daniel’s Critical Corner: The Best of 2014

Flippin’ Awesome !!!

Hello Everyone !
~ Welcome to Daniel’s Critical Corner ~
Today’s Lively List:

The Best of 2014

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Yet another year has flown right by, leaving us “hooked on a feeling” (with
stars in our eyes).  Appropriate, because I think everyone on the planet is
counting down the days until the new “Star Wars” movie premieres !

But, before we look ahead, we must look behind.  No, I’m not talking about
Niki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video.  I’m talking about 2014 in film !  There were
so many memorable artistic endeavors to choose from…

Here are the ten best:

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvelous entertainment !

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Fury

Tanks for the memories !

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 I’m Sorry, I Just Threw My Paper Bag Away !

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Life Itself

Roger Ebert will always be an inspiration !

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The Hobbit:  Battle of the Five Armies

Warning:  This franchise could be Hobbit-forming.

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Big Hero 6

Sounds like a deli sandwich !  Please, hold the tomatoes

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OK, That’s It For Autographs Today !

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Neighbors

I’m on team Michael Keaton.

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Maleficent

Angelina Jolie opens up a can of old-school Hollywood magic !

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

Definitely worth the trip.

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 All Great Chefs Need A Fog Machine !!!

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The Theory of Everything

Gets Everything Right !

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The Imitation Game

Accept no substitutes.

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There you have it, ten of 2014’s finest !  Here are a few more that should
get a nod (and a wink) as well.  Some are award-worthy, and some are
just frivolous fun…

Honorable Mentions:

~ The Lego Movie
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ~
~ The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Captain America: The Winter Soldier ~
~ Magic in the Moonlight
The Grand Budapest Hotel ~
~ The Equalizer
Into the Woods ~
~ Interstellar
Birdman ~
~ Boyhood
Planes: Fire & Rescue ~
~ Annie
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit ~
~ St. Vincent
X-Men: Days of Future Past ~
~ Penguins of Madagascar
Muppets Most Wanted ~
~ The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,
No Good, Very Bad Day ~
~ The Signal
`How to Train Your Dragon 2 ~
~ Transformers: Age of Extinction
The Raid 2 ~
~ Godzilla

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There are plenty of quality cinematic charmers for your consideration.
Now, it’s time for the inevitable.  Light a candle and open the window,
the three flicks below are some real stinkers !

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2014’s Shame:

A Haunted House 2

(The number 2 is an understatement)

Into the Storm

(I wanted out of the theater)

Vampire Academy

(Flunks on all counts)

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Ha-ha !!!  Have a great 2015 !!!  Come back soon !!!

Daniel’s Critical Corner:  Always a “10” out of “10” !!!

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