Kicking Off 2014: What New Release Are You Planning to See First?
by Alex Billington
January 2, 2014
Welcome to 2014. Welcome to another
365 364 days of movies. What will this year have in store for us? What movies we will love, what movies will we hate? To kick things off, I jumped on Twitter on New Years Day 2014 to ask everyone about the first movie they would watch this year, and then the first release they're excited to see. The responses included a few of the expected (Captain America 2, Jack Ryan, Monuments Men, RoboCop) but also plenty of others (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Raid 2, Noah). We've collected most of the tweets for a look at which upcoming early 2014 releases our followers are anticipating the most.
Below are the top responses, organized by movie and release date. Most of these are expect but it was Spike Jonze's Her, finally opening in wide release, which topped the list. To open, my tweet asking for responses:
Now that we're in 2014 - what's the very first movie you're watching this year? What's the first release you're most excited for?
— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) January 1, 2014
Her in Wide Release - January 10th:
@firstshowing technically a 2013, but I'll be seeing Her as soon as it hits wide release
— Alex Bigelisen (@ABigels) January 1, 2014
@firstshowing Her, but that's a cheat. Probably Robocop. January looks dull.
— Jon Peters (@omahajon) January 1, 2014
@firstshowing i just saw Frances Ha waited all 2013, loved it! I'm most excited for HER.
— Izz (@izzcarrillo) January 1, 2014
@firstshowing Really would like to see 'Her', but here in Germany we'll probably have to wait till the end of March for this.
— nameots-blog (@nameots) January 1, 2014
@firstshowing Checked out Citizen Kane from the library. That'll be my first. Def most excited to see HER.
— Doug Layne Anderson (@DougLAnderson) January 2, 2014
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - January 17th:
.@firstshowing First one I'll probably see is 'Jack Ryan'. January is usually a wasteland for movies, but I have hopes for this one.
— PJ Campbell (@pj_campbell) January 1, 2014
@firstshowing Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will probably be the first 2014 release I see, or maybe Robocop...
— Jay Runham (@jayrunham) January 1, 2014
The Monuments Men - February 7th:
@firstshowing Monument Men
— Daniel McFadin (@danielmcfadin) January 1, 2014
@firstshowing The Legend of Hercules! Just kidding. The first film coming out I actively want to see is The Monuments Men.
— Craig Barron (@cb_rarelytweets) January 1, 2014
RoboCop - February 12th:
@firstshowing looking forward to Robocop, I still trust that Jose Padilha will do a decent job based on his work on the Elite Squad series
— Active Passivist (@geesum) January 1, 2014
@firstshowing i am watching Robocop first this year but the first one im excited for is captain america 2
— Taimur Muggo (@TMuggo) January 2, 2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel - March 7th:
.@firstshowing Just saw "The Book Thief" and I'm most excited to see "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
— Linda Willhite (@willhitell) January 1, 2014
@firstshowing gonna see The Wolf Of Wall Street, most anticipated release is The Grand Budapest Hotel or XMen DOFP!
— LEATHER YOGA PANTZ (@CAM_Quadratic) January 1, 2014
300: Rise of an Empire - March 7th:
300 RT @firstshowing: Now that we're in 2014 - What's the first release you're most excited for?
— Dave (@Aldehulme) January 1, 2014
Need For Speed - March 14th:
— Kenny (@IKennyR) January 1, 2014
Muppets Most Wanted - March 21st:
@firstshowing I'll probably go see Frozen and Saving Mr Banks again, when it comes to first screening, Muppets Most Wanted
— Tyler Kelson (@Wraithkelso) January 1, 2014
The Raid 2: Berandal - March 28th:
@firstshowing re-watching 'Inside Llewyn Davis' as my first. Most excited for 'The Raid 2: Berandal'
— Abhilash (@c0up) January 1, 2014
@firstshowing The Raid 2: Berandal.
— DwainIBe (@DwainIBe) January 2, 2014
Darren Aronofsky's Noah - March 28th:
@firstshowing Watching The World's End tonight before sending it back to Netflix! As for first release for me... it will most likely be Noah
— Melody Simpson (@melodysimpson) January 1, 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - April 4th:
@firstshowing I'm most excited for Winter Soldier.
— Barb (@youthinkmemad) January 1, 2014
@firstshowing I am most excited for Winter Soldier & X-Men but the first movie I see will be something from 2013 - I still have to catch up!
— Go Nathan Yourself (@nathanville) January 1, 2014
A few people interpreted the question as what upcoming release they're most excited for in 2014. These two movies are certainly up there, but later releases in the year. Their enthusiastic tweets are still worth sharing:
Guardians of the Galaxy - August 1st:
@firstshowing Guardians of the Galaxy. Let's GOOOO.
— Nick Bleeker (@Bleekster) January 1, 2014
Interstellar - November 7th:
@firstshowing i've just seen Enough Said. Really liked it. Most looking forward to interstellar
— Azmi Deniz Cansi (@cansi6) January 1, 2014
That's pretty much all of the responses direct from Twitter. I'm glad to see such a diverse range of movies mentioned, though there's plenty more coming up in the next few months that I'm excited to see. Not only Jason Reitman's Labor Day (in wide release) and Teller's doc Tim's Vermeer, but also: The LEGO Movie from Phil Lord & Chris Miller, the time travel found footage film Welcome To Yesterday, Jaume Collet-Serra's Non-Stop with Liam Neeson, Jude Law in the comedy Dom Hemingway, and cinematographer Wally Pfister's feature directing debut Transcendence featuring Johnny Depp. Plenty to look forward to in 2014. Thank you to everyone on Twitter who replied with an answer. Keep watching new movies every day!
Are there any films missing? Chime in below! What's the first release you're most excited for?