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2014 movie preview: What to see on the big screen

This past year had a solid 12 months of films, and next year looks to be no different with new movies from big-name directors like Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson and David Fincher, not to mention a slew of sequels to some of your favorite films.

Here are 10 flicks to keep an eye open for in 2014:


'The LEGO Movie'


In this animated film set in the world of the popular building toy, a regular guy finds out that he is the most important person in the universe and has to save the world. Supporting cast includes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Featuring the voice work of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson and tons of other awesome people. Now that's how you build a movie. Sorry for that. (Feb. 7)


'The Grand Budapest Hotel'


The new Wes Anderson film feels a lot like a Wes Anderson film, which is always a good thing. In this comedy, the concierge at the title hotel (Ralph Fiennes) is framed for murder after a one-night stand with an elderly lady who dies the next day. (March 7)


'Veronica Mars'


This film continues the story from the cult television series starring Kristen Bell as a high school student and private investigator living in California. What's most significant about this film, besides how much I want to see it, is that it was partially funded by Kickstarter. (March 14)




The giant monster returns to the big screen, hopefully in a much better film than the last time (remember 1998's Matthew Broderick debacle?). Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston and a gigantic CGI lizard monster. (May 16)


'Jupiter Ascending'


From "The Matrix" creators the Wachowskis comes this new world-spanning sci-fi epic starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. No word on the run time yet, but 3 hours seems like a good guess, right? (July 25)


'Guardians of the Galaxy'


This new Marvel Comics movies taps some of the company's more obscure characters (for example, Rocket Raccoon, the tree alien Groot), for what could be thought of as a Space Avengers. There's not much out there about the story, but expect a lot of space action and a building on of the ongoing Marvel story line. (Aug. 1)


'The Boxtrolls'


The makers of "ParaNorman" and "Coraline" turn out this beautifully stop-motion animated feature about an orphan raised by trolls. Featuring the voices of Simon Pegg, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Ben Kingsley, Tracy Morgan and Nick Frost. (Sept. 26)


'Gone Girl'


Always provocative director David Fincher brings Gillian Flynn's best-selling mystery novel about a woman who goes missing on her wedding anniversary to theaters. Starring Rosamund Pike ("The World's End") and Ben Affleck. (Oct. 3)




Follow explorers heading through a wormhole in space in this new sci-fi film from director Christopher Nolan, and co-written by him and his brother Jonathan. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway. (Nov. 7)




The sun will come out this December as little orphan Annie returns to the big screen, played by "Beasts of the Southern Wild" breakout star Quvenzhané Wallis. Cameron Diaz plays Miss Hannigan and Jamie Foxx is Benjamin Stacks (like stacks of Benjamins! I get it.), which is the Daddy Warbucks role. (Dec. 19)

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