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January 6, 2014

2014 Early Movies

- — In movies, there’s some time now between the recently released holiday epics and the summer blockbusters. But there are some interesting things coming between now and the summer movies, and in some ways, this may be the year when the summer blockbuster tries edging its way earlier onto the calendar ... yes, we’re looking at you “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” opening in early April.

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3: “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” more of the PA horror series. “Open Grave” another horror movie about a man waking up with no memory in a pit of dead bodies.  “The Best Offer” stars Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland, etc., in a movie about an auctioneer obsessed with a reclusive art collector.

10: “Lone Survivor” stars Taylor Kitsch, Mark Wahlberg, Emile Hirsch in this true-life tale of Navy SEALS on a doomed mission in Afghanistan. “The Legend of Hercules” a new take on the Greek strongman – the one before the summer Hercules movie starring The Rock. “The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box” is based on the first of G.P. Taylor’s novels and is about a teen whose parents vanish and his little brother is kidnapped by mystical beings. “Her” features Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with the voice on his phone’s operational system. “The Banshee Chapter,” horror, the consequences of a government experiment gone awry. “Raze,” kidnapped women must fight for their lives. “Black Coffee,” fired by his father, a young man seeks a new life in this romantic comedy. “Dumbbells,” comedy about a former athlete participating in a reality show about his gym.

17: “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” Chris Pine, best known for playing the new Capt. Kirk in the “Star Trek” films, now plays the Tom Clancy character that has also been portrayed by Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck. “The Nut Job,” animated comedy about squirrels planning the robbery of a nut shop. “Devil’s Due,” horror movie, newlywed husband becomes concerned about his wife’s “possessed” pregnancy. “Ride Along,” comedy starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, about a man attempting to bond with his fiancee’s cop brother. “GBF,” two gay high-schoolers seek the school’s most popular girls to improve their social status. “Reasonable Doubt,” involved in a fatal hit-and-run, a DA tries covering his tracks, featuring Samuel L. Jackson.  

24: “I, Frankenstein,” latest retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic tale has Aaron Eckhart playing the creature 200 years after his creation. “Run & Jump,” a woman tries keeping her family centered after her young husband suffers a stroke. “Gimme Shelter,” coming-of-age tale of a teen seeking her biological father.

31: “That Awkward Moment,” Zac Efron stars in this move about the moment when two people must decide where their dating relationship is going. “Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage,” the legendary sailor sails again. “Brightest Star,” young man seeks to win back his dream girl only to discover more to life. “At Middleton,” single parents fall for one another while touring their teenage kids’ college.

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