Well, 2013 is over, and thank goodness for that. Sure, it was one of the best years in recent memory for movies, but the year-end box office returns indicate it was a year where people mostly wanted to sequels and remakes. And there are plenty of those on tap for 2014 — and a few of them even look promising! (A very few.) So in the spirit of looking forward, let’s have a glance at some of the films we’re most looking forward to in the new year.
The Monuments Men
The combination of a fascinating true story (a team of art experts and historians try to save stolen artworks during the final days of WWII), the reliable direction of George Clooney, and an amazing cast (Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban) made this one of our most anticipated movies of 2013—and then they went and bumped the damn thing out of the crowded holiday season. The February release date is a far less confident one, but we’re still antsy to see what Clooney and Company have cooked up in this Ocean’s Eleven for the History Channel set.