5 Favorite Movies of 2014

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Photo via Google

Photo via Google

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t get out to the theater as much as I would like — for reasons including, but not limited to, the fact that the movie ticket prices in NYC don’t help me stick to my budget. However, thanks to VOD and DVD releases, I did manage to catch many of the movies I was excited to see in 2014. It was a fantastic year for Marvel Studios blockbusters, a rather lackluster year for young adult novels-turned-movies, and a particularly good year for Veronica Mars fans.

Although my list may not be comprised of the best movies released in 2014 (many of which I’m guilty of missing), these are my five favorites from the year that I’ll surely be rewatching even through 2015.

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What I Watched: Summer 2014

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I'm offering this photo as proof that I did, in fact, go outside this summer.

I’m offering this photo as proof that I did, in fact, go outside this summer.

For those of us that like to spend just as much time indoors and in the air conditioning during the summer as outside by the pool or on the beach, the season is a good time to catch up on series that fell by the wayside or try out something new. In true TV/media addict fashion, I spent many of my weekends during the summer watching Netflix or heading out to the movie theater in order to catch some of the season’s biggest movies.

Since I haven’t been writing as many blogs this summer — and took a break from blogging for the entirety of August — I thought I should do a rundown of all the television series (both new and old), webseries, and movies I caught this season. Although this isn’t a comprehensive list, it’s certainly a highlight reel of some of my favorite — or not so favorite — shows, movies, webseries, that I watched this summer (aside from way too many celebrity ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos).

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The 5 Ultimate Superhero Movies

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(Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.)

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

With the 75th Anniversary of Superman occurring this month as well as Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel hitting theaters tomorrow, it seems only appropriate to pay homage to the genre of superhero movies with a list of my personal favorites. Now I’m not going to pretend I’m a superhero movie aficionado and I don’t read the comics on which most of these movies are based. But I still love superhero movies. Personally, I’m a Batman girl. I had all the late 80s/90s Batman movies on VHS when I was a kid, and I now own them all on DVD. In all seriousness though, I will watch any Superhero movie and I’ve seen many of the films listed on Wikipedia’s comprehensive list. Right now in particular is a great time to be a superhero fan. Since Marvel’s The Avengers became the third highest grossing movie of all time and now Iron Man 3 holds the fifth spot in the ranking, it seems Hollywood is churning out more and more super-flicks.

Additionally, you can also find some superheros on television. The CW’s Arrow recently finished its first season and ABC announced during the network’s spring upfronts that they had picked up the Avengers offshoot, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will premiere in the fall season. Then of course, there’s everything still to come from Marvel including Thor: the Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy. But those are still a little ways off (The Dark World hits theaters on Nov. 8th) and since Man of Steel doesn’t come out until tomorrow–or rather, tonight at midnight–I’ll be watching my favorite superhero flicks to gear up.

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‘The Avengers’ Run Down: What’s Next?

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Avengers DVD Blu-Ray

‘The Avengers’ will be available on Blu-ray and DVD September 25. Photo Courtesy of Marvel.

Since Marvel’s The Avengers comes out on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow I thought it might be nice to see what the Avengers are up to since the defeat of Loki. At the San Diego Comic-Con in July, Marvel Studio’s president, Kevin Feige, announced the titles and character information for some upcoming Marvel movies.

More announcements and developments have happened since July, so I thought gathering all the information together might be the best way to celebrate the DVD release. Plus, I always love a good list.

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