How does one describe a flawless movie that will captivate you from start to finish, make you gasp, laugh, cry, cheer and fist-pump? Naomi Watts brings the comic relief as a Russian pregnant stripper and friend of Vincent's. Ralph Fiennes flawlessly executes his job as concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel in the Republic of Zubrowka during the political upheavals of the 1930s. Veronica Mars Following years of begging from diehard fans of this splendid and underrated teen series, Rob Thomas the other one finally made a movie based on it and it was all thanks to the, well, fans! The unglamorous work of preserving and promoting our cultural heritage has never looked so rewarding. Because it's nothing short of enchanting. It was glorious to see Veronica Kristen Bell , former flame Logan Jason Dohring and the old gang including frenemies back together again, although Sheriff Lamb sob! When properly adjusted for inflation, however, on that comparative scale —which was the highest-grossing film outright for twenty-five years—is still the highest-grossing film of all time.
In the cases where estimates conflict both films are recorded, and in cases where a film has moved into first place because of being re-released the previous record-holder is also retained. In a year with at least a few truly excellent revenge thrillers, Blue Ruin stood out with its oppressive atmosphere, beautiful and interesting cinematography and lovably out-of-his element hero. The original flick was one of the grossing box-office movies for its makers, Dream Works Animation. His movie Confessions of A Dangerous Mind was critically acclaimed. Either way reviewers are useless. Without Roger Ebert, none of us are here. Cloaked in the guise of an action sci-fi thriller, Snowpiercer is a brutal film that never shies away from the stakes of a revolution and tearing down the system.Next
All grosses on the list are expressed in U. Other adaptations have also had success with the and properties, while films based on , and from have generally performed well. George Lucas directed two chart-toppers in 1977 and 1999, but also served in a strong creative capacity as a producer and writer in 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984 and 1989 as well. Despite later retracting the claim, the sum has been widely reported even though it has never been substantiated. Films directed by Steven Spielberg have been the highest-grossing film of the year on six occasions, and on three occasions have been the highest-grossing film of all time.Next
Meanwhile, is a revelation as Wanda, complicated and abrasive yet as surprising in her reactions to their discoveries as is her niece. His childhood was itinerant, as his mother remarried several times and moved the family from Sydney to New York and, finally, Toronto. Satiric and apocalyptic, this science-fiction action-thriller gives breathtaking glimpses of a world plunged into a deep freeze, where the last remaining people are crowded aboard a train. Follow his inane ramblings on Twitter at TomTypesWords We recommend. Formula for a critical darling right there. Hit the jump for my Top 10 Films of 2014. We absolutely loved the first two movies of the Hobbit series and hope you also found them terrific.Next
Jarmusch is interested in how we intersect with time, and how we connect. But then life is never as easy as we would want it to be; so why should the super-heroes or demi-gods get a fair deal. But Anderson somehow never does get ahead of himself. But what did take me by surprise, and what secured its spot at number two, was the uncharacteristically melancholy note that made Grand Budapest more than just a sweet, beautiful confectionery, but a richer and fuller experience than I anticipated. Is there an escape from this nightmare? The Grand Budapest Hotel Fox Searchlight Monsieur Gustave H. Although the nominal earnings chart is dominated by films adapted from pre-existing properties and sequels, it is headed by , which is an original work.Next
She was taken from her parents during the war and ended up at the nunnery. Murray is fantastic as always and Melissa McCarthy, best known for her comedic performances, plays a convincing soon-to-be-divorced mom who's down on her luck. Taking place in less than a day, while simultaneously synopsizing three million years of human evolution in a hurtling 89 mins. I cant imagine these people make much money. The best films of 2014 took viewers on unpredictable journeys that somehow still felt universal and emotionally resonant. As an alien being prowling about Glasgow, Scotland, preying on unsuspecting single men to fulfill her nefarious purposes, Johansson is both charismatic and chilling.Next
Rate movies based on stuff the average viewer would never notice or care about. A hijacking story with a weirdly effervescent tang, this is the first of six short fables in an omnibus comedy from Argentinian writer-director Damián Szifron. I want to do something like that. Giantpegasus123 — Well, yes, critics do disagree with the mass audience; I come to this site to see what the critics say; they often have their own way of looking at things, which I find interesting. Only in addition to the aftermath, he gets the footage of the actual killing. His latest is this three-hour-long dive into the inner workings of the hallowed London museum.Next
The Fault in Our Stars For Hazel and Gus, played by Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, it was love at first sight. Some sources claim that The Big Parade superseded The Birth of a Nation as highest-grossing film, eventually being replaced by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which in turn was quickly usurped by Gone with the Wind. Or is this just the law of averages coming into play? An animated movie put out by a gigantic toy company should be a crass, empty-headed exercise in product placement. His father, who did a spell in jail for drug dealing, left home when Keanu was a young boy. Faced with an endless series of challenges, Hercules must prove that he has got what it takes to become a Greek God of strength. It's a swoon of love, so powerful and poignant that emerging from the film is like disentangling yourself from a deep, dream-filled sleep. During the , films with were popular with audiences, with The Birth of a Nation , The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Big Parade and Wings all becoming the most successful films in their respective years of release, with the trend coming to an end with All Quiet on the Western Front in 1930.Next