Today’s post is by Jennifer Knowles. A Film Studies graduate and self-confessed movie fanatic, Jennifer always has her ear to the ground about new releases. Scouring cinemas for the best deals and the best films, she contributes to numerous blogs with her findings.
2014 has been a great year for film so far, with The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Fault in Our Stars, but we’ve still got a lot to look forward to. With movie production companies keen to get their best out in time for next year’s Academy Awards, the end of the year is typically a strong time for cinema.
Here, are a few of the films which are expected to take the world by storm between now and the year’s end.
Obvious Child (pictured above)
Unwanted children may seem to be a strange topic around which to base a film, but if successes of recent years are anything to go by (Knocked Up, Juno), it’s certainly possible to do well without breaking into the ground of serious drama.
The directorial debut for Gillian Robespierre promises to deal with issues of womanhood and the realities of life in an entertaining and intelligent manner. An appearance from comedian David Cross is also sure to add cultural vigour to an already exciting proposition.
The Hobbit 3
With a release date of December 12, the third instalment of The Hobbit series (The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies) just manages to make itself available in 2014. Continuing the popular story with Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Benedict Cumberbatch all back behind the camera, this instalment promises to bring everyone’s favourite mythical story to an impressive climax.
With one of the biggest (and best) battles definitely saved for last, fans will no doubt be chomping at the bit to find out whether loveable wizard Gandalf, adventurous hobbit Bilbo and the thirteen dwarves led by Thorin can reclaim Erebor and hold onto the treasure.
If you’re keen to catch this film no matter what then you can sign up for alerts for The Hobbit with Cineworld and be notified of when tickets are available for booking at your preferred venue.
Pride was finished just in time to scoop up the Queer Palm award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, putting it immediately on the radar of any credible film critic. The British drama picks up on a story of a group of LGBT activists who joined forces with a group of miners in the mid 1980s.
A political story from start to end, as both groups were going through tough times, the film is sure to hit a powerful note with audiences across the world. The film stars Bill Nighy and Dominic West – both of whom have now got a credible list of veritable successes under their acting belts.
What are your hot films of 2014?
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