Community Post: 14 Movies In 2014 That Aren’t Sequels, Prequels, Reboots, Or Adaptations

1. 3 Days To Kill — Feb. 21


Plot: A dying Secret Service agent is offered an experimental drug that could save his life…in exchange for one last assignment. Written by Luc Besson (of Leon, Taken, and Transporter fame), this should be gloriously silly action.
Starring: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard
Director: McG / Writer: Luc Besson, Adi Hasak
Trailer: Yes

2. The Grand Budapest Hotel — March 7

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Plot: Gustave H, the legendary concierge at a famous hotel in 1920s Europe, strikes up a friendship with new lobby boy while trying to protect a valuable painting from the authorities. Shenanigans ensue.
Starring: Literally everybody
Director: Wes Anderson / Writer: Wes Anderson
Trailer: Yes

3. Bad Words — March 14

Focus Features

Plot: Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut in this story of a middle-aged high school dropout who enters a national spelling bee. And swears. A lot.
Starring: Jason Bateman, Alison Janney, Rohan Chand
Director: Jason Bateman / Writer: Andrew Dodge
Trailer: Red band (NSFW)

4. Dom Hemingway — April 4*

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Plot: Safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets after 12 years inside, and tries to reconnect with his daughter while seeking money he is owed for his silence.
Starring: Jude Law, Emilia Clarke, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir
Director: Richard Shepard / Writer: Richard Shepard
Trailer: Yes
*released in the U.K. November 2013

5. St. Vincent de Van Nuys — April 11

The Weinstein Company

Plot: After his parents divorce, a young boy finds an unlikely friend in the misanthropic war veteran who lives next door.
Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard, Chris O’Dowd
Director: Theodore Melfi / Writer: Theodore Melfi
Trailer: Not yet

6. Transcendence — April 18

Warner Bros. Pictures

Plot: When a dying scientist uploads his consciousness into a powerful computer granting him unlimited power, his wife and best friend must race to turn off the machine before he becomes unstoppable.
Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany
Director: Wally Pfister / Writer: Jack Paglen
Trailer: Yes

7. Chef — May 9

Open Road Films

Plot: After losing his job at a fancy L.A. restaurant, Carl Casper starts up a food truck and sets out across country in an effort to prove his worth.
Stars: Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr.., Sophia Vergara
Director: Jon Favreau / Writer: Jon Favreau
Trailer: Not yet

8. Neighbors — May 9

Universal Pictures

Plot: A couple with a newborn baby find themselves under siege when a fraternity moves in next door.
Stars: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, McLovin’
Director: Nicholas Stoller / Writers: Andrew J. Cohen, Brendan O’Brien
Trailer: Red band (NSFW)

9. A Million Ways to Die in the West — May 30

Universal Pictures

Plot: After a cowardly sheep farmer loses his girlfriend by refusing to duel, he seeks help from a gunslinger’s wife to help find his courage. With hilarious results.
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris
Director: Seth MacFarlane / Writers: Seth MacFarlane, Wellesley Wild, Alec Sulkin
Trailer: Not yet

10. Jupiter Ascending – July 18

Warner Bros. Pictures

Plot: Mugatu from Zoolander, space, something something Mila Kunis.
Stars: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Doona Bae
Directors: Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski / Writers: Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
Trailer: Yes

11. The Interview — Oct. 10

Columbia Pictures

Plot: When a talk-show host and his producer score an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, the CIA ask them to turn assassin, with hilarious results.
Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan
Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen / Writers: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Trailer: Nope. But you know the deal.

12. The Judge — Oct. 10

Warner Bros. Pictures

Plot: A hotshot lawyer returns to his hometown after a long time away after his estranged father, a local judge, is accused of murder.
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton
Director: David Dobkin / Writers: Nick Schenk, David Seidler, Bill Dubuque
Trailer: Not yet.

13. Interstellar — Nov. 7

Warner Bros. Pictures

Plot: A team of scientists and adventurers set out to travel through a newly discovered wormhole, hoping to transcend limitations on human space travel.
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley
Director: Christopher Nolan / Writers: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan
Trailer: Teaser

14. Fury — Nov. 14

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot: In the final days of WWII, an army sergeant (Pitt) and his five-man team attempt a dangerous mission behind enemy lines in a Sherman tank named Fury.
Stars: Brad Pitt, The Beef, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Scott Eastwood, Xavier Samuel
Director: David Ayer / Writer: David Ayer
Trailer: Not yet. But Brad Pitt’s character is named “Wardaddy,” so it’s going to be awesome, obvs.

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