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Top Five Movies Domestically So Far 2014

Updated on January 23, 2015

#1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Going into this movie I wasn’t prepared on how dark it was going to be. But since the success of Cristopher Nolan’s “Batman,” I have come to expect most comic book based movies to go this route. In this sequel the movie centers around Cap trying to adjust to the times and Black Widow trying to help him. The events of this movie takes place shortly after the Battle in New York. Once again for the Marvel fans of this franchise this movie was well written and excellently delivered. I really felt for Captain and him trying to adjust to a new era. An era of lying and deceit. I would not however recommend this movie for small children, there is a lot of violence. I can’t wait for the next installment in Phase Two of the Avengers movie series, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Stars: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout

Blu-Ray: Coming September 9, 2014

Current Gross $258,044,754


#2 The Lego Movie

When I first saw the trailer for this movie I thought that there would be no way this movie would make its budget back, let alone make over 200 million dollars. But I was glad to see that I was wrong. This move is the perfect kid’s movie and for the parents taking those kids to the movie it has some great humor for them as well. This movie is a must see if you were ever a Lego and super hero fan. Great references to those super heroes. The producers picked on a great topic that is making a lot of money these days. That is superhero movies, which this movie has most of them.

The Lego Movie

Stars: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Alison Brie

Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Rated PG for mild action and rude humor

Now on Blu-Ray

Current Gross $257,257,169

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#3 X-Men: Days of Future Past

I wonder if I was the only one that noticed that with this sequel they were basically rebooting the X-Men franchise. Not saying that I didn’t enjoy it because I really did. It’s great to do a continuation of a franchise and to take it in a new direction for a fresh generation. Usually I am not a fan of rebooting a franchise, but if the film is well written and pays some homage to the old films and stars, I am OK with that. Which this movie hit on all points for me.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Stars: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Rated PG- 13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language

Coming Soon on Blu-Ray

Current Gross $229,177,000

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#4 Maleficent

Got to give it Angelina Jolie and Disney to put a twist on an old children’s story. Sleeping Beauty for the longest time, in most of its renditions, have been portrayed that there is an evil witch that hates Sleeping Beauty and that is why she is cursed. Little did we know that witch was a fairy and she was wronged by the King of which she decided to take her revenge on his daughter. One of the many things I loved to see in this movie was watching Angelina act with her daughter. Yes that is right. The child princess is her real life daughter. It wasn’t as uncomfortable as watching Will Smith act with his boy in After Earth. With Angelina you can see the love she has for her daughter. And to have an Oscar Winner as your mother it is safe to say that isn’t the last we have seen of mini Angelina.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Juno Temple, Elle Fanning, Miranda Richardson, Sam Riley, Sharlto Copley

Directed: Robert Stromberg

Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images

Coming Soon on Blu-Ray

Current Gross $221,994,000


#5 Transformers: Age of Extinction

As a childhood fan of the original cartoon series I had high hopes coming into this film. Like with a lot of people that have seen a childhood favorite made into a movie you want the producers to stick as close to the original story line as they could. On top of that, to have the franchise get a silent reboot from the Shia LaBeouf era to the Mark Walberg era. There was a lot riding on this movie for me and safe to say it delivered. For all those that are complaining about this movie in one form or the other cause of its storyline and the way Michael Bay directed it. People have to realize movies like this will NEVER get an Oscar for Acting. It’s about watching things get blown up and seeing how cool the Transformers have gotten. As a side note the Dinobots were pretty cool too. Just wish they were in the movie a little longer. Although I would probably stop watching these movies if Peter Cullen ever stops voicing the part of Optimus Prime.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Jack Reynor

Director: Michael Bay

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo

Coming Soon on Blu-Ray

Current Gross $209,031,000


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