Arts & Entertainment

Films to see of 2014

By: Grant Vance

If new films from Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, David Fincher and Darren Aronofsky aren’t enough to raise excitement to uncontrollable levels, then a brief glance into the new comedies, remakes and adaptations ought to do the trick.

On the front of comedy, 2014 promises some big things.

“The Interview,” a reunion of Seth Rogen and James Franco in another buddy comedy, is likely to live up to the standards of 2008’s “Pineapple Express.” It is a very exciting film to look forward to, but maybe not as exciting as the sequel to the surprise hit “21 Jumpstreet.”

The original cast is returning for “22 Jumpstreet,” and the trailer promises the same hijinks that made the first trip to Jumpstreet on the big screen so enjoyable.

In terms of the remake and sequel market of action films, there is some great cinema to look forward to.

The third and final “Hobbit” film will make its way into theaters this year, along with the final installment to the Hunger Games trilogy and a sequel “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”

Through all this news is promising, it does not compare to the excitement behind the promise of a visit from none other than the oversized lizard Godzilla.

Judging by the teaser trailer and cast, this will be an incredible return for the infamous destroyer of cities.

The roster of fan-favorite adaptations this year brings the films “The Fault in Our Stars” and “The Giver,” both originally popular as novels.

This year will also bring yet another exciting set of comic book adaptations. These include “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “X Men: Days of Future Past” and the highly anticipated “Guardians of the Galaxy,” to name a few.

2014 has only just begun, but it does seem to promise a great year