Daniel's Critical Corner

January 9, 2015

Daniel’s Critical Corner: The Best of 2014

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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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2 Comments »

  1. well.. some of your “nods” wound up on stage at the Golden Globes! But I do believe that’s what the Globes are for to point out good movies that more then likely won’t get Oscars.
    I love How to Train your Dragon. I will always believe that “Hiccup” is one of the all time best character names ever lol.
    of course I love love love the final Hobbit movie. (made me sad, sad, sad…I love the “good guys” characters in the Hobbit and LotR)
    Happy 2015 Daniel!.. I hope your year is filled with good health and much laughter!

    Comment by deslily — January 12, 2015 @ 6:18 am | Reply

  2. The Golden Globes ceremony was a lot of fun this year. I was happy to see many of my favorite films represented. I still have to see a few movies that were up for awards (including “Whiplash” and “Selma”).

    I am also sad that next December we won’t be able to visit “Middle-earth” on the big screen again. At least we have the extended version of “Five Armies” coming out on various formats later this year. My favorite cinematic “Hobbit” heroes are “Gandalf the Grey” (Ian McKellen) and “Galadriel” (Cate Blanchett).

    Happy 2015 to you too, Pat ! 🙂

    Comment by Daniel — January 12, 2015 @ 10:10 am | Reply


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