In 2031, the world's in a new ice age. The survivors live on futuristic Noah’s Ark: a train that continuously circles the globe. Class structures and tensions emerge that may threaten everyone's life. Chris Evans and Octavia Spencer are terrific in an ensemble cast that includes Tilda Swinton and William Hurt. With stunning visuals and a provocative story, it's one of the best films of 2014.
This remake of District B13 stars the creator of parkour, David Belle, as well as Paul Walker in one of his final roles. Walker plays an undercover cop forced into an unlikely partnership with the high-flying, tumbling, jumping and climbing Belle. You’re not watching Brick Mansions for anything other than the amazing action sequences, and it delivers plenty of those.
The creator of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner, makes his directorial debut with Are You Here—and its stars, Amy Poehler, Zack Galifianakis and Owen Wilson, give him everything he needs to succeed. The cast floats between comedy and drama effortlessly, delivering plenty of laughs and some very heartfelt moments.
This parody of '70s sci-fi shows will appeal to those who like dry, dark humor. Patrick Wilson plays a spaceship commander with a big secret, and Liv Tyler co-stars as a new commander who threatens his position and starts an inter-galactic conflict. I thought the premise was clever, and if you want a little groovy spaced-out fun, check it out.
In this terrific new thriller, Susan Sarandon is a detective hunting a serial killer in a small town where "nothing ever happens." Though the pacing was a little slower than other thrillers, I was captivated by the storyline. I’ve recommended this to a number of people, and the response is always, "Wow, that was good." I have no doubt that after watching it, you'll recommend it too.