The 2014 Year in Movies

It's New Year's Eve, and that means that before the partying and excessive drinking begins later, it's time to enjoy my look back at the best and worst movies of the year. The usual caveat applies: I didn't see every single movie that came out this year because come on now, so it's just a round-up of the movies I did see. Also, no reviews, just a list, and maybe a few comments. But probably just a list, because I've got a ton of stuff to do today and about four hours left to do it in. And, as usual, I'll be giving out two awards at the end; The Ghostie (named in honor of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance for painfully obvious reasons), to the absolute worst movie of the year, and The Jimmy, to my favorite movie (but not necessarily the "best") of the year. So let's dive on in with our first category

The Worst Movies (Half a star... or less)
Devil's Due
I, Frankenstein
The Legend of Hercules  (Not the version with the Rock, if you were wondering)
Two Night Stand  (It kills me to hate a Miles Teller movie, but this was awful)

The Good Movies (4 stars)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2  (I know it had its mistakes, but what it did right worked for me)
Big Hero 6
The Drop  (I'd say Tom Hardy can do no wrong, but Locke came out this year too...)
St. Vincent 

The Great Movies (4.5 stars)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Gone Girl  (one of these things is not like the other...)
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past

The Best Movies (5 stars)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Wish I Was Here

And now, the awards!

The Ghostie goes to...

This movie was pure shit on wheels... or wings, I suppose. Just completely irredeemable. And the award it gets for this is the detestable Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider pissing hot fire garbage all over it.

And finally, The Jimmy goes to...

Easily my favorite movie of the year. I could gush over it for paragraphs. Or you could go read the link above to where I initially reviewed it because I'm too damn lazy to gush right now. It joins the list of Jimmy recipients that started back in 2007 with Dan in Real Life and has gone on over the years to include Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, (500) Days of Summer, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, Warrior, Silver Linings Playbook, and most recently The Spectacular Now.

There ya go. If anybody out there would like to share your own take on this year's best and worst movies, feel free.

And just in case I'm in no shape at all to post this message tomorrow, Happy New Year!