My Top 14 Films of 2014

I wouldn’t have guessed that 2014 would have had as many excellent films as it did but here we are. For those of you who don’t know media must pass my Media Litmus Test in order for me to view it, much less be nominated. So without further adieu:

14) The Dark Place

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13) Veronica Mars Veronica-Mars-2-Movie-Poster-Banner

12) Man of Tai Chi man of tai-chi

11) Guardians of the Galaxy guardians-of-the-galaxy-2014_103417821

10) John Wick

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09) Hercules

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08) X-Men: Days of Future Past

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07) In Our Nature

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06) The Equalizer The Equalizer

Related: Why The Equalizer Is The Film The Punisher Should Have Been

05) Dear White People dear-white-people3

04) Maleficent

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03) Belle

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02) In Your Eyes

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And the number one film for 2014: 01) Captain America: The Winter Soldier capwallpaper-captain-america-the-winter-soldier-movie-review captain-america-the-winter-soldier-trailer-0

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!!!!!!! Honorable Mentions: Annie Katniss-Everdeen-Hunger-Games-3-teaser-trailer-poster-officiel

Haven’t seen these yet but they are in my queue to watch:

Best racist fauxpology in a Tavis Smiley interview: Benedict Cumberbitch

Best Albums of 2014:

1) Prince

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2) Beyonce

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3) Kongos

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4) Seether- Isolate and Medicate

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Best Animated Films

1) Batman: Assault On Arkham

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2) Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher

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3) The Lego Movie

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Best Short Film:

Oya Rise of the Orishas
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These were my selections. What are yours?

By Dennis R. Upkins