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The Best Movies of 2014 (According to Mike Sampson)

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by Mike Sampson 4 days ago
Open Road/Sony Pictures Classics/Marvel
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: No one likes putting together a Top 10 list. Oh, don’t get me wrong; it’s fun at a party if someone asks you, “What were your favorite movies this year?” and you can just rattle off a list of titles in no particular order, not overly concerned if you accidentally left something off. But this list is formal. Published on the Internet. This will be my legacy. And that’s not something to take lightly.

The Top 10 Movies and TV Shows of 2014, According to Facebook

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by Britt Hayes December 9, 2014 @ 5:06 PM
Marvel
It’s that time of the year, when pop culture websites and critics publish their annual Best Of lists and we heap praise on the best and most beloved movies and TV shows of the year. But what about the average moviegoer and TV-viewer? That’s where Facebook comes in. The social media site has released their top 10 movies and top 10 TV shows of the year, based on the most discussed titled of 2014. While some are fairly obvious, the lists might surprise you and inspire you to contemplate the overlap between what’s popular and what’s actually good.

Everything is Awesome in These 'LEGO Movie' Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 4, 2014 @ 11:09 AM
'The LEGO Movie' had no right being any good. It was a movie, based on bunch of toy blocks. But, not only was it a good movie, it was a great movie. And, not only was it a great movie, it was one of the biggest movies of the year, beating out 'Transformers' and 'X-Men' movies. We're here to take a look at one of the biggest surprises of the year and some very interesting facts you might not know about 'The LEGO Movie' in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies. But, first....where are my pants?

Batman From 'The LEGO Movie' is Getting His Own Spinoff

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by Jacob Hall October 10, 2014 @ 1:21 PM
Warner Bros.
When 'The LEGO Movie' instantly became one of the biggest critical and financial successes of 2014, the sequel announcement was inevitable. However, in a surprising turn of events, 'The LEGO Movie 2' has been delayed in favor of a spin-off staring the film's hilariously twisted take on Batman. Yes, LEGO Batman is getting his own movie.

'Weird Al' Yankovic Talks About Everything

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by Mike Ryan July 15, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Getty Images
It's almost impossible to stay on topic when interviewing 'Weird Al'. He's a walking encyclopedia of popular culture knowledge and every answer leaves multiple alleyways to explore. Ahead, the topics covered include 'Star Wars,' 'UHF,' Charlie Kaufman, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Springsteen, 'The LEGO' Movie, his is favorite movie of all-time, Joe Piscopo, 'The Naked Gun,' 'Rocky' and a host of other topics that don't have much to do with one another.

The 10 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

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by Mike Ryan July 3, 2014 @ 10:06 AM
Sony/Warner Bros./Warner Bros./Marvel/Universal
Here are the best movies of 2014 so far! (Note: These movies have all been released in theaters and I am not including movies that I saw at film festivals that have not been yet released to the public.)

‘Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary' Review: Everything Is...Pretty Okay

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by Mike Ryan April 21, 2014 @ 4:50 PM
Yes, it’s a little odd that another LEGO movie is coming out so quickly after the release of, well, ‘The LEGO Movie’ – that also features an animated LEGO mini-fig voiced by a well-known celebrity. In this case, it’s Jason Bateman (as opposed to Chris Pratt) and this is a documentary (or, as they are calling it, a “brickumentary”), not a narrative feature.
‘Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary’ (which premiered this week at the Tribeca Film Festival) is a sort of companion piece, as opposed to direct competitor, to the aforementioned ‘The LEGO Movie’ – especially considering that ‘The LEGO Movie’ is mentioned quite a few times over the course of this film and we even see the shooting of a particular scene. (Funny, if you don’t want to be spoiled on how ‘The LEGO Movie’ ends, you probably should avoid ‘Beyond the Brick.’) Also, it’s endlessly fascinating.

Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and the Characters Who Didn't Make 'The LEGO Movie'

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by Mike Sampson March 26, 2014 @ 10:19 AM
Telltale Games
We've heard from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller that there were licensed characters they tried to get into 'The LEGO Movie' alongside Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Michelangelo, Gandalf and some of the other cameos, but up until know, we haven't heard which characters didn't make the cut. Today, we get a much better look at which characters Lord and Miller had hoped would join Emmet and Wyldstyle on their adventure (and which ones could still show up for the sequel). SPOILERS AHEAD for those who still haven't seen 'The LEGO Movie'!

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Not Returning For 'The LEGO Movie 2'

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by Mike Sampson March 12, 2014 @ 10:31 AM
Warner Bros.
'The LEGO Movie' was a huge, huge success for both Warner Bros. and LEGO (over $225 million and the highest-grossing movie of the year, so far) and both parties moved quickly to make sure 'The LEGO Movie 2' was happening. That's the good news. The bad news is that it will be happening without Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who wrote and directed the original.