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IMDb’s Top 10 Movies Of 2014

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Interstellar‘s performance during this awards season has been disappointing to say the least. The well-reviewed film got virtually shut out at the upcoming Golden Globes, scoring only one nod for Best Original Score. Other than a few mentions at smaller market critics associations, the film’s biggest honor, so far, was being included on American Film Institute’s Top 10 list.

At least Christopher Nolan has IMDb to fall back on. Interstellar sits on top of the movie database’s annual roundup. The movie is so beloved by the site’s users, it actually broke into IMDb’s Top 250 list overall.

As of right now, Nolan has three films in the Top 15- The Dark Knight (#4), Inception (#13), and Interstellar (#15). Clearly, they have a major hard-on for the 44-year-old. That or the head tech guy is somehow being paid by the director to fudge the numbers :)

Check out below the other films that IMDb users loved in 2014.

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The shine off Taylor Lautner’s star has certainly dimmed since the hey day of Twilight. Out of the three main stars from the vampire franchise, he’s undoubtedly having the least successful post-Twilight career.

After the underwhelming Abduction and Grown Ups 2, studios are losing faith about his box office drawing power. His upcoming film Tracers doesn’t even have a North American release date. It opens worldwide first, starting in Thailand on Christmas Day and then in Russia, South Africa and France thereafter. At least, he still looks pretty. That’s some sort of consolation, right?

Lautner takes another stab at headlining another action thriller film. with Tracers. He shows off his athletic abilities as a bike messenger with killer parkour skills. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.

Movie Synopsis

“Tracers” is an action thriller that follows New York City bicycle messenger, Cam (Lautner) who is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki (Avgeropoulos), Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the high-stakes world of parkour.

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Capitalizing on the fact their star is People’s reigning Sexiest Man Alive, Universal Pictures made sure to include shirtless moments of Chris Hemsworth in the second trailer for Blackhat.

Set within the world of global cybercrime, the 31-year-old Aussie plays a genius coder with such talented hacking skills, he can help authorities hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. Love Hemsworth, but when was the last time a computer genius looked as hot and buff as he does. #miscast

The topic of the film is certainly timely given that cyber threats was recently named the the number one type of danger facing the United States. Certainly makes sense given all the hacking headlines this year. While the trailer looks great, not to mention the stellar talent involved including Viola Davis and director Michael Mann, the fact it’s scheduled for a January 2015 release has me concerned.

Releasing a film at this time is equivalent to a network shifting an on-the-bubble show to Friday or Saturday nights. With that being said, Mann has a strong history with giving us fantastic crime thrillers including Heat and Collateral. I’m willing to give Blackhat the benefit of the doubt. Check out the new trailer below.

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Facebook 2014 Year In Review

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Earlier this week, Facebook released their annual list revealing the most popular media of 2014 on the social networking site. Game of Thrones took top honors in television while Frozen and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams earned top placement on the movie and songs Top 10 list respectively.

The category on their annual review that intrigued me most was their compilation of the moments we shared in 2014 that affected, shocked and entertained us all. Serious fare such as the ebola virus outbreak and conflict in Gaza along with lighthearted moments like the 2014 World Cup and the viral sensation, the ice bucket challenge, earned a slot.

Find out below what topped their Top 10 Topics of the Year list, along with the remainder of the Top 10 lists for movies, television, songs and celebrities.

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A month after the studio released a teaser, the first full trailer for Insurgent has arrived. Shailene Woodley returns to play heroine Tris, but this time sporting her The Fault In Our Stars short ‘do.

Since the first film, Erudite leader Kate Winslet feels the heat of the uprising and hunts down the fugitives, specifically Tris. The two face off in several tense moments in the Divergent sequel.

The new installment introduces Naomi Watts as James’ mother, with Octavia Spencer playing a peaceful faction leader. Bradley Cooper’s love Suki Waterhouse and Daniel Dae Kim of Lost fame also join the cast. Returning faces include Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Jai Courtney, Mekhi Phifer, Ray Stevenson, and Maggie Q.

Insurgent hits theaters on March 20, 2015. Check out the trailer below. If you feel the film has a different feel from its predecessor perhaps it’s due to Robert Schwentke taking over directing duties from Neil Burger.

Movie Synopsis

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

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The trilogy that started out as a severe disappointment to many has progressively stepped up its game and come to a fantastic conclusion. For those saddened by An Unexpected Journey or left wanting more from The Desolation of Smaug, it is time to come home. This is by far the best film in the trilogy and is finally, at the very least almost, on par with the original LOTR films. In The Battle of the Five Armies, Jackson has created a gripping final chapter that allows the over expanded and severely stretched out Hobbit tale to arrive at a genuinely exciting climax with a large-scale battle akin the to best parts of the battle at Helm’s Deep and the assault on Minas Tirith from the LOTR trilogy.

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Nominations for The 72nd Golden Globe Awards were revealed earlier today at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Jeremy Piven, Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, and Paula Patton were on hand to announce those being honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Leading the pack with seven nominations is Oscar frontrunner Birdman which received acting nods for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone along with Best Director and Best Musical or Comedy. Coming in close behind with five nominations each were Boyhood and The Imitation Game. The Martin Luther King pic, Selma, rebounded after yesterday’s SAG snub by scoring multiple nominations.

Noticeably absent were Clint Eastwood’s Sniper and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. They walked away with nothing even though both have been in the mix during this awards season. Interstellar only received one nom, for Hans Zimmer’s score. Are the HFPA going legit and no longer the massive starf*ckers they once were?

Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal, once considered long shots in the acting categories, followed up their Screen Actors Guild honors with Globe nominations. Julianne Moore, who’s considered the one to beat for Best Actress, scored two acting nods- Still Alice and Map To The Stars. In a surprising twist, Quvenzhané Wallis got a mention for Annie. Who knew the HFPA were such fans of everyone’s favorite orphan?

On the television front, Fargo and True Detective led the way with five and four nominations respectively. One of my new favorite shows, Jane The Virgin, received some love for Best Actress In A Comedy and Best Comedy. Viola Davis also notched one for How To Get Away With Murder.

This year’s long list of snubs include Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, The Comeback and The Walking Dead. Perennial nominee Modern Family failed to score one for Best Comedy. The big names not to land an acting nod include The Normal Heart’s Julia Roberts, Scandal’s Kerry Washington and Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany.

The Golden Globe Awards will air on January 11, hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Check out all the nominees below.

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Once again, Todrick Hall looks to the Disney vault for inspiration for his latest clip. The YouTube sensation flips the script and reimagines your favorite Disney princesses as the royal next door if she was living in the hood.

Sure it perpetuates certain stereotypes but it’s all in good fun. My favorites are Brokahontas, Cinder-Aaliyah and RAPunzel. Naturally, the movie studio’s sole African-American princess transforms into the sassy white girl Louise-iana. Check it out below.

In other Todrick Hall-related news, the former American Idol contestant heads out on the road this December. If you’re not feeling the holiday spirit yet, perhaps Twerk The Halls- A Toddy Halliday is exactly what you need. It kicks off in Los Angeles on December 17 and ends in Washington DC on December 31. Head over to TodrickHall.com for more details.

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