A new year and whole batch of new movies to get excited about. Here are some I’ve got my eye on…


The Rover

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, Scoot McNairy

Directed by: David Michod

Synopsis: A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft.


 God’s Pocket

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Eddie Marsan, John Turturro, Richard Jenkins

Directed by: John Slattery

Synopsis: A guy named Mickey gets in over his head when he tries to cover-up the accidental death of his stepson.



Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Synopsis: The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.



Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aiden Gillen, Domnhall Gleeson

Directed by: John Michael McDonagh

Synopsis: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.


 The Grand Budapest Hotel

Starring: Ralph Feinnes, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Synopsis: The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.


 Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Starring: Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Rosario Dawson, Josh Brolin

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Synopsis: The town’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.



Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Synopsis: A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.


 Better Living Through Chemistry

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Ray Liotta, Michelle Monaghan, Jane Fonda

Directed by: Geoff Moore and David Posamentier

Synopsis: A straight-laced pharmacist’s uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.


 They Came Together

Starring: Paul Rudd, Cobie Smulders, Amy Poehler, Michael Shannon, Ed Helms, Melanie Lynskey

Directed by: David Wain

Synopsis: A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development.


 Untitled Terrence Malick Project

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Synopsis: Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

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  1. Ooooh this is the first I’ve heard of the Sin City a Dame to Kill For movie! I LOVED the first one so will definitely be seeing this 😀

    • Yeah should be good eh. Good cast like last time so fingers crossed! Anything else you’re looking forward to seeing Jenny?

      • Yes! Love a bit of Bruce Willis!
        The Fault in Our Stars is my ultimate anticipated movie of this year because I’ve been fangirling over the book for a good 6 months. Every time I watch the trailer I cry. EVERY. DAMN. TIME. Sometimes I don’t even have to watch the trailer, I’ll just think about it and cry!!! Apart from that, none others I can think of really.. Apart from the Sin City one now 🙂

      • The Fault In Our Stars is getting a lot of press at the moment it seems. I don’t think it’s my kind of thing, but I hope it lives up to the hype for you Jenny!

  2. Quite a lineup. Thank you for giving us a preview. “The Rover” and “God’s Pocket” have definitely caught my eye.

    • Yeah The Rover does sound quite intriguing doesn’t it. And Gods Pocket because it features the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, so that will be interesting.

  3. These all look excellent. The ones that really caught my eye are from Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson & David Wain. A lot to be excited about in 2014. Thanks for posting this.

  4. Nice list! Definitely look forward a bunch of those myself, some I hadn’t even heard of, wow. That Malick project is shaping up real good, his casts are always fantastic. Plus I can’t get enough of Rooney Mara 🙂

    • Yeah the cast for the Malick movie is insane isn’t it! Mind you, so was the cast for The Counselor recently and that was awful!

      • Good point, a great cast doesn’t equal a great film. Though these days it’s safe to say that even a weak Malick film is more interesting than what Scott is doing..

      • I suppose, although neither are my go-to directors really. Malick is a bit arty for me, I hated Tree of Life.

      • 🙂 I know what you mean. Wasn’t big on Tree of Life myself, but I did love To the Wonder. I’d actually say it’s my favorite of his. Have you seen that one?

      • I haven’t actually seen it. I’ll make sure I add it to my list now though, cheers Davide!

        To be fair to him, I did actually like Badlands and Thin Red Line.

      • Great! Yeah, Badlands is pretty awesome. Thin Red Line is on my watch list hope to check it out soon.

  5. V

    Sin City and Interstellar for me! And also, X-Men, though that’s not on your list, but it’s probably my most anticipated film of 2014.

    • Yeah Interstellar and Sin City should be great. I’m not big on super hero stuff so I’m afraid I can’t get excited about X Men, but ‘Boyhood’ by Linklater sounds amazing. Shot over a twelve year period. That’s so cool!

      • V

        Yes! It’s hard to wrap my head around something twelve years in the making. Should be very interesting!

  6. Wow, I think Interstellar is the only one that would be on my list. Well, and that Malick pic just because of the cast. I don’t really like his films that much, too arty for my taste. 🙂 And I’m hoping Noah will be good, I like the cast and the director.

    • I think I’m really excited about Richard Linklaters “Boyhood”. It was filmed over twelve years!! So the boy starts off aged 6 and is 18 by the end of the film. How cool is that! Linklater directed the Before Sunrise movies which are amazing if you haven’t seem them?

      • Of course I’ve seen them and I love the middle one and like all of them. And yeah, I do want to see that one too but I only got to know about it during this year’s Sundance, so I kind of forget it all the time.

  7. Abbi

    So much to get excited for!!

    • Absolutely! I’ve probably missed some as well, and there are probably loads due at the end of the year that I don’t even know about yet. Anything you’re excited about?

      • Abbi

        Super excited about Grand Budapest Hotel. Also Xmen: Days of Future Past and Gone Girl.

  8. Great list. Calvary sounds really interesting. Interstellar is the big one to look out for though

  9. A few here I haven’t even heard of. Can’t wait for Interstellar though, so much to get excited about for that one!

  10. Interstellar sounds interesting.

  11. I can’t wait for Intersetellar and the UNTITLED TERRENCE MALICK PROJECT set in Austin?!?! I love Austin!!

  12. Interstellar is an obvious choice for you, considering who is in the lead role. I really hope it lives up to its potential!

  13. Several mentioned really excite me especially The Rover, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Interstellar. Could be a really good movie year!

  14. So excited for The Grand Budapest hotel, partly coz I school in Budapest and Wes Anderson

  15. Sam Rockwell is painfully underrated

  16. Interstellar is so filled with mystery, I hope the movie blows my mind like Memento did

  17. The Irishman is another movie that I am desperately looking forward to, because it is going to be directed by Martin Scorsese and will feature Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino. Thats a huge bout of nostalgia right there

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