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Well, 2014 has been one hell of a quick year. The fact that I’ve been seeing my breath in the air blows my mind! As a film lover and geek, it’s amazing to watch Marvel and DC/Warner Bros. duke it out with movies scheduled so far out that I’ll be 37 years old when I see Avengers: Infinity War – Part II. As many know, one of the greatest individuals and film critics of all-time, Jeff Michael Vice, passed away this year. I miss sitting next to him at screenings and talking about the movie afterward, but I am sincerely grateful to have known such an amazing man. So, here’s to 2014 (thus far) and to remembering those who’ve brought joy and laughter to our lives. I write this list knowing damn well Vice is hovering over my shoulder shaking his head with his “right” answers. Let the wackiness ensue! – Jimmy Martin

Top 5 Best Films:
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Interstellar
3. Edge of Tomorrow
4. Gone Girl
5. The LEGO Movie

Top 5 Worst Films:
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction
2. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
3. Earth to Echo
4. The Best of Me
5. Tammy
Top 5 Documentaries:
1. Life Itself
2. Web Junkie
3. The Overnighters
4. Happy Valley
5. Ivory Tower
Top 5 Best Actors:
1. Michael Keaton (Birdman)
2. Jake Gyllenhaal
(Nightcrawler)
3. Eddie Redmayne
(The Theory of Everything)
4. Ben Affleck (Gone Girl)
5. Bill Murray (St. Vincent)
Top 5 Best Actresses:
1. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
2. Kristen Wiig
(The Skeleton Twins)
3. Marion Cotillard
(The Immigrant)
4. Felicity Jones
(Theory of Everything)
5. Helen Mirren
(The Hundred-Foot Journey)
Top 5 Worst Actors:
1. Mark Wahlberg
(Transformers: Age of Extinction)
2. Paul Giamatti
(The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
3. Michael Douglas (And So It Goes)
4. Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules)
5. Adam Sandler (Blended)
Top 5 Worst Actresses:
1. Cameron Diaz (The Other Woman)
2. Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire)
3. Olivia Cooke (Ouija)
4. Megan Fox
(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
5. Kate Upton
(The Other Woman)
Top 5 Best Remakes/Sequels/Prequels/ Reboots:
1. Captain America: The
Winter Soldier
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past
3. 22 Jump Street
4. Godzilla
5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Top 5 Worst Remakes/Sequels/Prequels/ Reboots:
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
3. Dolphin Tale 2
4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
5. Purge: Anarchy
Top 5 Horror Films:
1. What We Do in the Shadows
2. The Babadook
3. As Above, So Below
4. Annabelle
5. Tusk
Top 5 Reasons to Never Have Kids:
1. Maleficent
2. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
3. Dolphin Tale 2
4. Rio 2
5. The Nut Job
Top 5 Reasons to Reverse the Vasectomy:
1. The LEGO Movie
2. The Boxtrolls
3. Big Hero 6
4. How to Train Your Dragon 2
5. Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Top 5 Films Adapted From Literature:
1. Gone Girl
2. Edge of Tomorrow
3. The Maze Runner
4. This Is Where I Leave You
5. The Hundred-Foot Journey
Top 5 Remaining Popcorn Movies of 2014:
1. The Hobbit: The Battle of
Five Armies
2. Exodus: Gods and Kings
3. Into the Woods
4. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
5. Annie
Top 5 Remaining Potential Award-Winning Films of 2014:
1. Inherent Vice
2. Wild
3. The Gambler
4. Mr. Turner
5. Top Five
Top 5 Most Anticipated Films of 2015:
1. Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (12.18.15)
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron (05.01.15)
3. Jurassic World (06.12.15)
4. Mad Max: Fury Road (05.15.15)
5. Ant-Man (07.17.15)
Top 5 Movie Quotes:
1. “We’re just like Kevin Bacon!” (Guardians of the Galaxy)
2. “Spaceship!” (The LEGO Movie)
3. “Fuck you, doves!” (22 Jump Street)
4. “People die at the fair.” (A Million Ways to Die in the West)
5. “Sixty is the new 30, mother fucker.” (Birdman)
Top 5 Pleasant Surprises:
1. Neighbors
2. Godzilla
3. Need for Speed
4. The Theory of Everything
5. Birdman
Top 5 Disappointments:
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
2. The Monuments Men
3. Jersey Boys
4. Rio 2
5. Robocop
Top 5 Worldwide Money Makers (as of 11.17.14):
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction ($1,087,404,499)
2. Guardians of the Galaxy ($770,087,141)
3. Maleficent ($757,696,030)
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past ($746,045,700)
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714,083,572)
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