Thrills, spills and kills await the movie fan, as we run down some of the releases waiting in the wings for 2014 (and sometimes a little later – release schedules are like that.) Sequels are, as ever, very much at the top of the agenda, but there should be something for almost everyone here…
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is due in theaters at the end of August, having been pushed back from October last year. That’s given someone the time to drum up a controversy over an Eva Green movie poster in which she sports a rather flimsy outfit, in what can only be described as a fetching manner. ADTKF is a sequel to 2005’s adaption of Frank Miller’s graphic novel; the four film-noirish plots contained within will include tales of murder and Vegas-style gambling. Movie fans inspired to try for the big win themselves are advised to practice online first; try GamingClubs’s batman dark knight slots if that’s your thing. Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson will also star alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mickey Rourke.
How To Train Your Dragon 2
How To Train Your Dragon was one of the most well-received animated features of recent years on its release in 2010. Jay Baruchel and Gerard Butler reprise their roles beginning June 13th, so if you’re looking for a movie to take the kids to this summer (while pretending you’re doing them a favour) look no further. HTTYD2 is set five years on from the surprisingly deep coming-of-age tale (with dragons, obviously) that was the original. The dragons now offer a method of transport for the young-adult Vikings to see more of the world and experience new cultures. Reviews that followed the movie’s recent showing at Cannes were again very positive; if you haven’t seen the original you might want to catch up first.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
One new movie you’ll know whether you want to see already is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The final installment of Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings prequel is set for release on December 17th in the US, and will surprise casual readers of Tolkein’s book by extending the original story, using the author’s original appendices to the text. The previous Hobbit movie, The Desolation Of Smaug, was seen as a huge improvement on the rather slow-paced first helping, and in fact was one of the best performing releases of 2013, particularly in much of Europe and China.
Finally, a movie that’s been pushed back to a 2015 release date; Jupiter Ascending, a sci-fi epic from the Wachowskis (The Matrix, V For Vendetta) starring Mila Kunis. The film is now scheduled for a February release, with stated reasons including the need for extra special effects work, but possible others including the studio’s desire to avoid clashing with Tom Cruise vehicle Edge Of Tomorrow. Kunis plays a lowly janitor who discovers she has royal blood and needs help to fend off aliens bent on her destruction. Channing Tatum assists her, using his wolf DNA…
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