Matt’s 2014: The Best Dozen

Best of 2014

Best of lists are hard. Choosing the films I liked best isn’t hard, but keeping it to a reasonable number and ranking them is. One thing that’s not so much hard as it is annoying: coming up with something to say other than “I loved this and you should watch it”.

I saw a lot of films this year but there are plenty I missed. I didn’t see Birdman, Whiplash, or Mommy, all of which are on many other best of lists for the year (and in the case of Whiplash I can guess it would have made mine) but I also did see Boyhood, Gone Girl, 22 Jump Street, and a host of others that didn’t make my list.

All in all I saw over 75 of the movies released in 2014. Not a huge percentage when you think about it but certainly more than the average person.

So with all that in mind here are my favourite dozen movies from 2014.

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Awesome: See The Practical Effects Behind ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow has been one of my favourite films this year so far for a lot of reasons but one of them is how well the effects were all pulled off. Here’s a quick behind the scenes look at how a lot of the best ones were created practically on set.

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Edge Of Tomorrow Is The Best Sci-Fi In Years And You Can Own It Today

EoT Mix

I’m not one to blindly promote products just for the sake of information, so a Blu-Ray release doesn’t usually inspire me to comment. However, when that film is Edge Of Tomorrow, and there’s a chance you may have dismissed it at the cinema on account of the worst marketing campaign in recent memory, then I have to try and change your mind. For it’s not just Tom Cruise’s best film in years, it’s also one of the finest slices of sci-fi escapism you’ll ever watch.

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Podcast Episode 67: X-Men Days of Future Past, Mario Kart 8, Edge of Tomorrow, Chef, and E3 Predictions

Awesome Friday

It’s that time again for the Awesome Friday on a Monday! In this episode we have a lot to talk about including all the Star Wars News, The Ant-Man situation, the game Mario Kart 8, and the movies X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, and Chef. This episode clocks in at nearly 90 minutes so get yourself comfy and let’s get to it!

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Review: Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow

This is one of those times that Hollywood confuses me. Here they’ve gone and made a fun, exciting, engaging, and intelligent sci-fi action movie and what little marketing its had has made it seem like something it’s really not: generic.

Yeah, you’re reading this right folks. Edge of Tomorrow is pretty great and you should totally see it.

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Edge of Tomorrow Trailer: Groundhog Day in a Future War Starring Tom Cruise.

Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow may be a fitting title for a guy who is basically living out a nightmare version of Groundhog Day, waking up after dying in combat only to be forced to relive that combat over and over again. I, hover, preferred the original title All You Need is Kill.

Either way there is a trailer now so let’s take a look.

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