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2014 Movie Favorites and Stats

Movies

I watched 66 new to me movies this year (that’s up 4 from last year).  I wrote two Book vs. Movie posts (Jack Reacher & Gone Girl –still time to vote in the polls), wrote a few Friday film talks and continued my 5 word movie reviews asking for your participation and help for charity.  Please consider adding your thoughts to these reviews since they count towards money for charity, maybe even yours!

2014 was my most watched movie year with 26.

The oldest movie I watched was The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1956

Favorite animated film was The Lorax.

Favorite non-human character was Olaf from Frozen.

Two documentaries everyone should see – Fed Up and Happy

Best sequel was Horrible Bosses 2.

Cutest couple- Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in Friends with Benefits

Most watched actor- Jason Bateman with 4 films. (Horrible Bosses 2, This is Where I Leave You, The Switch, Identity Theft)

Most watched actress was a 2 way tie with 3 movies each- Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone, Mockingjay, American Hustle)

Jennifer Aniston (Just Go With It, Horrible Bosses 2, The Switch)

My 5 favorite movies this year

St Vincent poster.jpgSt. Vincent. One of my two favorite movies this year had humor, redemption, and a surprising amount of heart.

A man and a woman, wearing battle armour with big guns, and looking battle-worn, stand against an urban background devastated by war. The sky is golden, meteors are falling and in the background Nelsons column can be seen.Edge of Tomorrow.  My other favorite movie was Groundhog Day with guns and aliens.

Two adults and two children in a group hugThe Impossible. Based on the true Thai tsunami, this movie drew me in from the beginning and didn’t let me go until I’d gone through a few tissues.

Austenland Poster.jpgAustenland. Sweet, funny and perfect for Austen lovers.

MockingjayPart1Poster3.jpgMockingjay. Katniss still kicking ass and winning respect.

My most hated movie this year- Lucy.

December 30, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

17 Comments »

  1. I still need to write my St. Vincent post – I loved the movie too!

    Comment by BermudaOnion | December 30, 2014 | Reply

  2. Thanks for sharing your list Stacy. It looks like you had a great year in movies.

    Comment by Pat @ Posting For Now | December 30, 2014 | Reply

  3. St. Vincent has been on my list to see since I first heard about it. Guess I’ll rent it because I don’t think its in theaters anymore. I read Austenland and liked it so I’ll look for that as well!

    Comment by Mary | December 30, 2014 | Reply

    • I didn’t read the book Mary, but keep meaning too!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 1, 2015 | Reply

  4. Love this post! I love movies as much as books, but have been slacking horribly on my movie reviews.

    Comment by Vicki | December 30, 2014 | Reply

    • That’s why I initially started my monthy list. I wanted a way to keep track without the pressure of doing a review for them all 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 1, 2015 | Reply

  5. I began the year keeping track of the movies I watched this year, but somewhere along the line I stopped. I need a better system.

    I love your reviews and think it’s wonderful you do this for charity. I am so bad at coming up with short reviews.

    Comment by Literary Feline | December 30, 2014 | Reply

    • With only 5 words it doesn’t need to be anything fancy Wendy 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 1, 2015 | Reply

  6. Glad you liked Live, Die, Repeat, Edge of Tomorrow as I got it for my SIL for Christmas. I will have to borrow it from him. I watched Hunger Games last night. Looking forward to Mockingjay Pt. 1.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | December 30, 2014 | Reply

    • Edge of Tomorrow was a surprise. Made me feel like Cruise was back.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 1, 2015 | Reply

  7. I had 7 4/4 this year (St. Vincent was a 3.5): Frozen, Draft Day, Million Dollar Arm, Begin Again, The Hundred-Foot Journey, When the Game Stands Tall, and This Is Where I Leave You (perhaps my favorite).

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | December 30, 2014 | Reply

    • I want to see both Begin Again and The Hundred-Foot Journey!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 1, 2015 | Reply

  8. Stacy, happy to see St. Vincent on top. Loved it!

    Comment by Diane | December 30, 2014 | Reply

  9. I need to see St. Vincent still. I’ve seen the others. I would agree on most of those. Austenland was better than the book but still a little too slapstick for me to put it on my faves list. Great job on the movie watching!

    Comment by Heather | December 31, 2014 | Reply

    • Yeah, Austenland was slapstick but it so charmed me that I couldn’t dismiss it 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 1, 2015 | Reply

  10. I’m hoping to watch Mockingjay this weekend and then I’ll pop back with my 5 words. I loved The Impossible and Edge of Tomorrow was great even though I can’t stand Tom Cruise 😉

    Comment by Teddyree | January 7, 2015 | Reply


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