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Transformers: Age of Extinction


Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 2014 science fiction action film based on the Transformers franchise. It is the fourth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and stars Mark Wahlberg in the lead role. A sequel to Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the film takes place five years later, after the Decepticon invasion of Chicago. Like its predecessors, the film is directed by Michael Bay[6] and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Ehren Kruger is the film’s screenwriter, having written every Transformers film since Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The film features an entirely new cast of human characters and is the first in the series to feature the Dinobots. Returning Transformers include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Leadfoot, Brains and Megatron (now known as Galvatron). The film was released on June 27, 2014, in IMAX and 3D.[7]

Reception to the film was generally positive among casual film-goers, who gave it a 6.1/10[8], but negative among film critics, who expressed an overall dislike for the acting, directing, length, and writing. It received an average rating of 18% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the lowest rated film of the franchise, although some praised the action scenes, visual effects, and Wahlberg’s and Stanley Tucci’s performances. Despite the poor critical reception, the film was a commercial success, grossing over $1 billion in worldwide box office revenue.

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Maleficent


Maleficent (/məˈlɛfɪsənt/ or /məˈlɪfɪsənt/) is a 2014 American fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton. Starring Angelina Jolie as the eponymous Disney villainess character, the film is a live-action re-imagining of Walt Disney’s 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty, and portrays the story from the perspective of the antagonist, Maleficent.[3]

Principal photography took place between June and October 2012. The film premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on May 28, 2014, and was released in the United Kingdom that same day. It was released by Walt Disney Pictures in the U.S. on May 30, 2014 in the Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D formats, as well as in conventional theaters. The film was met with mixed reviews from critics, but was a commercial success, having grossed over $754 million worldwide.

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The Legend of Hercules


The Legend of Hercules[6] (formerly known as Hercules: The Legend Begins[6] and Hercules 3D)[7] is a 2014 American action fantasy film directed by Renny Harlin and co-written by Harlin with Daniel Giat, Giulio Steve, and Sean Hood. The film stars Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee, and Liam Garrigan.The film was widely panned by critics and was a box office flop. It was one of two Hollywood-studio Hercules films scheduled for 2014, with Paramount Pictures and MGM’s Hercules.

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The Last Days on Mars


The Last Days on Mars is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed by Ruairí Robinson with a screenplay by Clive Dawson, based on the short story “The Animators” by Sydney J. Bounds. It was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film received a limited release on 19 September 2013 in the United Kingdom. It is scheduled for limited release in the United States on 6 December 2013. Its small cast stars Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Goran Kostić, Johnny Harris, Tom Cullen, Yusra Warsama and Olivia Williams.[2]

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a 2013 American science fiction adventure film based on Suzanne Collins’ novel, Catching Fire, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film is the sequel to The Hunger Games, and the second installment in The Hunger Games film series, produced and distributed by Lionsgate. Francis Lawrence directed the film, with a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael Arndt. Francis Lawrence took over from Gary Ross as director. Adding to the existing cast, the supporting cast was filled out with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Lynn Cohen, Jena Malone, Amanda Plummer, Alan Ritchson, and Meta Golding. Filming began September 10, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Hawaii and New Zealand.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was released on November 15, 2013 in Brazil, November 20 in Finland, Sweden and Norway, November 21 in the United Kingdom, and in IMAX on November 22 in the United States. It set records for the biggest November opening weekend and biggest three- and five-day Thanksgiving box-office totals, surpassing the first film’s box office grosses. The film received positive reviews from critics. It became the highest-grossing film at the domestic box office of 2013, becoming the first 2-D film since The Dark Knight in 2008 to top the yearly box office as well as have a lead female top the box office since 1973’s The Exorcist.
A sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is scheduled to be released on November 21, 2014, followed by the concluding entry, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 on November 20, 2015.

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The Starving Games


The Starving Games is a 2013 American parody film based on The Hunger Games and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. The film stars Maiara Walsh, Cody Christian, Brant Daugherty, Lauren Bowles, Juhahn Jones, Chris Marroy, Diedrich Bader, and Kennedy Hermansen.

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