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    gone girl


    Gone Girl

    Movie release: October 3, 2014
    Director: David Fincher
    Starring: Ben Affleck; Rosamund Pike; Tyler Perry; Neil Patrick Harris; Carrie Coon; Kim Dickens; Patrick Fugit; Emily Ratajkowski
    Based on: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    Summary: When a beautiful woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage and a mysterious illness; while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.




    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Movie release: October 10, 2014
    Director: Miguel Arteta
    Starring: Dylan Minnette; Steve Carrell; Jennifer Garner; Ed Oxenbould; and Kerris Dorsey
    Based on: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

    Summary: Alexander finds himself living through a day in which absolutely nothing has gone right for him


    the best of me


    The Best of Me

    Movie release: October 17, 2014
    Director: Michael Hoffman
    Starring: Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden
    Based on: The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

    Summary: Two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks have taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined, and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.




    Dracula Untold

    Movie release: October 17, 2014
    Director: Gary Shore
    Starring: Luke Evans; Dominic Cooper
    Based on: Characters from Bram Stoker’s Dracula 

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    Love, Rosie

    Movie release: October 24, 2014
    Director: Christian Ditter
    Starring: Lily Collins and Sam Claflin
    Based on: Where Rainbows End/Rosie Dunne by Cecelia Ahern

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    The Secret Service

    Movie release: November 14, 2014
    Director: Matthew Vaughn
    Starring: Lady Gaga; Samuel L. Jackson; Taylor Swift
    Based on: The Secret Service (graphic novel) by Mark Millar




    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

    Movie release: November 21, 2014
    Director: Francis Lawrence
    Starring: Jennifer Lawrence; Josh Hutcherson; Sam Claflin
    Based on: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins; third and final book in The Hunger Games series

    Summary: The Capitol is angry that Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice, stirring unrest by having defied the rules, and President Snow has made it clear that she, her family and friends, and the people of District 12 may all be held accountable.


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    Movie release: November 26, 2014
    Director: Tim Johnson
    Starring: voices of Jim Parsons; Rihanna; Jennifer Lopez; Steve Martin
    Based on: The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

    Summary: When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve, 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.





    Movie release: December 5, 2014
    Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
    Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Michiel Huisman, Gaby Hoffmann, Laura Dern
    Based on: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

    Summary: A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.





    Movie release: December 12, 2014
    Director: Paul King
    Starring: Colin Firth; Nicole Kidman; Hugh Bonneville; Sally Hawkins; Jim Broadbent; Peter Capaldi; Julie Walters
    Based on: the children’s book series Paddington by Michael Bond

    Summary: A very small bear found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown at Paddington station becomes one of the family.


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    The Hobbit: There and Back Again

    Movie release: December 17, 2014
    Director: Peter Jackson
    Starring: Martin Freeman; Ian McKellen; Andy Serkis; Cate Blanchett
    Based on: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Summary: Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.



    Movie release: December 19, 2014
    Director: Will Gluck
    Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis
    Based on: the comic book Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray





    Movie release: December 25, 2014
    Director: Angelina Jolie
    Based on: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

    Summary: In 1943, while World War II raged on in the Pacific Theater, Lieutenant Louis Zamperini was the only survivor of a deadly plane crash in the middle of the ocean. What lay before him was a physical gauntlet unlike anything he had encountered before: thousands of miles of open ocean, a small raft, and no food or water.


    Previously Released in 2014

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    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    Movie release: January 17, 2014
    Director: Kenneth Branagh
    Starring: Chris Pine; Keira Knightley; Kenneth Branagh; Kevin Costner; Gemma Chan
    Based on: "Jack Ryan" novels by Tom Clancy

    Summary: This action thriller follows Jack Ryan from his quiet double-life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a terrorist plot in Moscow.


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    Labor Day

    Movie release: January 31, 2014
    Director: Jason Reitman
    Starring: Kate Winslet; Josh Brolin
    Based on: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

    Summary: Relates a story of love, sexual passion, painful adolescence, and devastating betrayal as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy--and the man he later becomes--looking back on the events of a single long, hot, and life-altering weekend.


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    The Monuments Men

    Movie release: February 7, 2014
    Director: George Clooney
    Starring: George Clooney; Matt Damon; Bill Murray; Cate Blanchett; Jean Dujardin; John Goodman
    Based on: The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel

    Summary: Traces the lesser-known effort by an Allied division to find and secure European art that had been looted by the Nazis, outlining how they risked their lives and raced against time with limited supplies and scraps of information.


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    Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters

    Movie release: February 7, 2014
    Director: Mark Waters
    Starring: Zoey Deutch; Lucy Fry; Danila Kozlovski; Olga Kurylenko
    Based on: Vampire Academy, the first in a series of six novels by Richelle Mead

    Summary: Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.

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    Endless Love

    Movie release: February 14, 2014
    Director: Shana Feste
    Starring: Alex Pettyfer; Robert Patrick; Joely Richardson; Gabriella Wilde
    Based on: Endless Love by Scott Spencer


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    Winter’s Tale

    Movie release: February 14, 2014
    Director: Akiva Goldsman
    Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, Will Smith, Jennifer Connelly; Eva Marie Saint
    Based on: Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin

    Summary: When master mechanic Peter Lake attempts to rob a mansion on the Upper West Side, he is caught by young Beverly Penn, the terminally ill daughter of the house, and their subsequent love sends Peter on a desperate personal journey.

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    In Secret

    Movie release: February 21, 2014
    Director: Charlie Stratton
    Starring: Elizabeth Olsen; Tom Felton; Jessica Lange
    Based on: Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola

     the double


    Movie release: March 14, 2014
    Director: Denis Villeneuve
    Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal; Melanie Laurent; Sarah Gadon
    Based on: The Double by Jose Saramago

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    One Chance

    Movie release: March 14, 2014
    Director: David Frankel
    Starring: James Corden; Alexandra Roach; Julie Walters
    Based on: One Chance: A Memoir by Paul Potts





    Movie release: March 21, 2014
    Director: Neal Burger
    Starring: Shailene Woodley; Miles Teller; Kate Winslet; Theo James
    Based on: Divergent by Veronica Roth, first in a trilogy

    Summary: In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.


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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Movie release: April 4, 2014
    Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
    Starring: Scarlett Johansson; Chris Evans; Sebastian Stan
    Based on: Marvel comics by Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark, Mike Perkins, Steve Epting, continuing series begun by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon

    Summary: The questions that have been plaguing Captain America's dreams and memories are answered in a most brutal way. And, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault.

     under the skin

    Under the Skin

    Movie release: April 4, 2014
    Director: Jonathan Glazer
    Starring: Scarlett Johansson; Robert J. Goodwin; Krystof Hádek
    Based on: Under the Skin by Michel Faber


    heaven is for real


    Heaven Is for Real

    Movie release: April 16, 2014
    Director: Randall Wallace
    Starring: Greg Kinnear; Kelly Reilly; Connor Corum
    Based on: Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo

    Summary: Presents the story of the 4-year old son of a Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven.


    spider man


    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Movie release: May 2, 2014
    Director: Marc Webb
    Starring: Andrew Garfield; Emma Stone; Jamie Foxx
    Based on: Comic characters by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko


    dorothy oz


    Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

    Movie release: May 9, 2014
    Directors: Directors: Will Finn, Dan St. Pierre
    Starring: Kelsey Grammer; Lea Michele; Patrick Stewart; Hugh Dancy; Dan Aykroyd; Oliver Platt; James Belushi; Martin Short; Megan Hilty; Betsy Roth; Michael Krawic; Tacey Adams
    Based on: Dorothy of Oz by Roger S. Baum

    Summary: With the aid of Lion, Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and Tugg the talking boat, Dorothy battles Jester, who is using the dead Wicked Witch's magic wand to turn the citizens of Oz into porcelain dolls.


    xmen days future past


    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Movie release: May 23, 2014
    Director: Bryan Singer
    Starring: Jennifer Lawrence; Evan Peters; Michael Fassbender
    Based on: Marvel Comics X-Men characters and “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne.

    Summary: The X-Men journey to the future where they encounter the Sentinels.

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    Edge of Tomorrow

    Movie release: June 6, 2014
    Director: Doug Liman
    Starring: Tom Cruise; Emily Blunt
    Based on: Graphic novel, All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

    Summary: Conscripted by alien invaders and forced to die on the battlefield, Keiji Kiriya is astonished to find himself alive the next morning and sent out to die again, a cycle he is forced to repeat unendingly before he learns of the existence of a woman soldier who may enable his escape.


    fault in our stars


    The Fault in Our Stars

    Movie release: June 6, 2014
    Director: Josh Boone
    Starring: Shailene Woodley; Ansel Elgort; Willem Dafoe
    Based on: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

    Summary: Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.


    how to train your dragon


    How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Movie release: June 13, 2014
    Director: Dean DeBlois
    Based on: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Crowell

    Summary: Hiccup and Toothless find an ice cave that is home to wild dragons. The two work to maintain peace.


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    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Movie release: July 11, 2014
    Director: Matt Reeves
    Starring: Andy Serkis; Gary Oldman
    Based on: The Planet of the Apes(translated) by Pierre Boulle

    Summary: Three astronauts land on an planet very much like Earth, except that here apes rule over humans.


    guardians of the galaxy


    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Movie release: August 1, 2014
    Director: James Gunn
    Starring: Zoe Saldana; Chris Pratt; Benicio Del Toro; Bradley Cooper; Vin Diesel
    Based on: Marvel comics by Dan Abnett, Gene Colan, Arnold Drake, Steve Englehart, Andy Lanning


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    The Hundred-Foot Journey

    Movie release: August 8, 2014
    Director: Lasse Hallström
    Based on: The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

    Summary: This story is about how the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French one can represent the gulf between different cultures and desires.


    the giver


    The Giver

    Movie release: August 15, 2014
    Director: Philip Noyce
    Starring: Brenton Thwaites; Jeff Bridges; Meryl Streep; Katie Holmes; Alexander Skarsgard; Cameron Monaghan; and Odeye Rush
    Based on: The Giver by Lois Lowry

    Summary: Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.


    if i stay


    If I Stay

    Movie release: August 22, 2014
    Director: R.J. Cutler
    Starring: Choe Moretz; Jamie Blackley; Mirella Enos; Joshua Leonard; Stacy Keach
    Based on: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

    Summary: While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.


    sin city


    Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

    Movie release: August 22, 2014
    Directors: Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller
    Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Bruce Willis; Josh Brolin; Chris Meloni
    Based on: A Dame to Kill For from Frank Miller’s comics series, "Sin City, Dark Horse"

    Summary: Graphic novels offer a collection of intertwined stories stemming from corruption, revenge, and the criminal underworld in a city so brutal it is known as "The Town Without Pity."


    dark places


    Dark Places

    Movie release: September 1, 2014
    Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
    Starring: Charlize Theron; Nicholas Hoult; Christina Hendricks; Corey Stoll; Chole Moetz
    Based on: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

    Summary: After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, 7-year-old Libby Day testifies against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit from her tragic history and admit that her story might not have been accurate.





    Movie release: September 5, 2014
    Director: Bille Woodruff
    Starring: Sharon Leal; Boris Kodjoe; Tyson Beckford; Tasha Smith.
    Based on: Addicted by Zane

    Summary: Zoe Reynard's perfect life starts to unravel as she begins to lose control, fails to get her husband to open up to her sexually, and embarks on three extramarital affairs.


    this is where i leave you


    This Is Where I Leave You

    Movie release: September 12, 2014
    Director: Shawn Levy
    Starring: Jason Bateman; Tina Fey; Adam Driver; Jane Fonda; Rose Byrne; Kathryn Hahn
    Based on: This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

    Summary: Siblings who spend more time quarreling than together reluctantly agree to their dying father's request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together in the same house like a family.


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    The Drop

    Movie release: September 19, 2014
    Director: Michaël R. Roskam
    Starring: Tom Hardy; Noomi Rapace; James Frecheville; Matthias Schoenaerts; John Ortiz; James Gandolfini
    Based on: Short story Animal Rescue by Dennis Lehane


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    The Maze Runner

    Movie release: September 19, 2014
    Director: Wes Ball
    Starring: Dylan O’Brien; Will Poulter; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Thomas Brodie-Sangste
    Based onThe Maze Runner by James Dashner; first book in trilogy

    Summary: Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

     game stands tall

    When the Game Stands Tall

    Movie release: September 19, 2014
    Director: Thomas Carter
    Starring: Jim Caviezel; Laura Dern; Michael Chiklis
    Based on: When the Game Stands Tall: The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football’s Longest Winning Streak by Neil Hayes, with John Madden, Tony La Russa, Bob Larson

    Summary: The author brings readers behind the scenes of one of the great sports stories of all time--the De Salle High School football team of Concord, California, which has won 138 consecutive victories since coach Bob Ladouceur took over the team at the tender age of twenty-three.


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    The Boxtrolls

    Movie release: September 26, 2014
    Directors: Graham Annable; Anthony Stacchi
    Starring: Voices of Simon Pegg; Elle Fanning; Ben Kingsley; Toni Collette
    Based on: Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow

    Summary: While gathering food to bring to his grandfather, young Arthur becomes trapped in the city of Ratbridge, where he and some new friends try to stop a plot to shrink the monsters of Arthur's home, the Underworld, for a nefarious purpose.


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