From serious drama to chaotic comedy and everything in between, we take a look, in no particular order, at some of the top movies of the year.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Chris Pratt leads an unlikely crew of misfits as they battle dark forces in this hilarious action/comedy.
Director Richard Linklater and his amazingly-committed cast and crew spent 11 years shooting scenes for this coming-of-age movie. The result is an astonishing piece of filmmaking.
Scarlett Johansson might just blow your mind in this sci-fi movie, which was written and directed by Luc Besson.
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Wes Anderson’s latest offering sees Ralph Fiennes turn in a fine performance as a concierge who is framed for murder. Fiennes’ character and the hotel bus boy (Tony Revolori) band together to try and prove his innocence.
Jake Gyllenhaal lost an incredible amount of weight to play Lou Bloom, an emaciated schemer who gets a job shooting crime scene footage. He soon gets hooked on trying to get the biggest scoop, no matter what.
Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his wife (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing. However, as the search continues and more questions are asked, people begin to question Nick’s innocence.
Michael Keaton gives a tour-de-force performance as an actor famous for playing a comic book hero in his pomp. However, that was in the past, and now he is battling to get his life together and to get his Broadway play ready for opening night.
Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo in this true-life drama about wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum).
The Lego Movie
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Dave Franco, and Keegan Michael Key all voice characters in the first full-length Lego feature film.