Movie Films (2014)

The Academy Awards telecast is set to begin in a few minutes and although I didn't make it to the theater nearly as much in 2014 as I had in previous years (like in 2009 and 2010, for example), I did see twenty-seven new releases, so I'm gonna offer up a quick recap of my movie-going experience anyway.

Movies I Saw
4 Minute Mile
Begin Again
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dear White People
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interior. Leather Bar.
Into the Woods
Love Is Strange
Obvious Child
St. Vincent
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
That Awkward Moment
The Fault in Our Stars
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Lego Movie
The Other Woman
The Skeleton Twins
This Is Where I Leave You
Trust Me
Veronica Mars

Total Viewing Time
48.7 hours

Viewing Venue Breakdown
Airplane (4)
Home (8)
Theater (15)

My Top Five
Dear White People

Favorite Male Performances
Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange
Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Tom Wilkinson, Belle

Favorite Female Performances
Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle
Megan Mullally, G.B.F.

Favorite Soundtrack
Begin Again

Favorite Song
"Lost Stars" from Begin Again

Favorite New Faces
James Corden, Begin Again and Into the Woods
Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
Xosha Kai Roquemore, G.B.F.

Favorite Movie Parent
Megan Mullally, G.B.F.

Favorite Lip-Synced Musical Number
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, The Skeleton Twins

Favorite Lines
"Popularity is the slutty little cousin of prestige, my friend." - Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

"Hey, you boys have any poppers? Poppers would really hit the spot right about now." - Megan Mullally, G.B.F.

"You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity." - Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel

"When you live with people, you know them better than you care to." - John Lithgow, Love Is Strange

"When you're in a battle against an enemy so much bigger, so much stronger than you, well, to find out you had a friend you never knew existed, well, that's the best feeling in the world." - Ben Schnetzer, Pride

In My Queue
Big Hero 6
The Case Against 8
Life Itself
Night Moves

Wish I Was Here