For the final
days hours, we will be highlighting each of our contributor’s “Best of 2014” on an individual basis. This isn’t limited to movies & television either. No, no, this bleeds over into memorabilia, music and so much more. Without further ado…
Twin Peaks: The Complete Mystery Blu-Ray Set
Have you ever seen or read about a fictional town and fell in love with the characters so much that you wanted to live there? Well now you can with Twin Peaks: The Complete Mystery. I hadn’t re-watched it in years, but once I sat down and popped in the first disc, I was hooked all over again. The packaging is beautiful, the special features are all pretty interesting, and the transfers are all crisp, but the main selling point was the previously unreleased deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me which gave us our first new TP material in over twenty years. It just made me that more excited for the Showtime mini-series in 2016
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
There’s not much more I can say in this little blurb that I didn’t already say in my full review, but I had to include it here because it was absolutely the most original movie I saw all year and I wanted to get the word out more that anyone who hasn’t seen this movie yet needs to as soon as possible. It opened the door for Ana Lily Amirpour as a strong female director with a vision, and it opened the door for Iranian Vampire Feminist Western as a serious genre!
Hannibal Season 2 Finale: Mizumono
Ways to prepare yourself for the Hannibal Season 2 Finale: 1. You can’t 2. Cry. I tried to pick the least spoilery image for this one, so if you haven’t seen it yet, sorry, Hannibal gets a bit of red on him. After the bloodbath of Mizumono I’m still trying to figure out how the show is even going to continue and I’ve been eating up every little scrap of info I can about Season 3.
Guardians of the Galaxy
This movie was one of the most fun things that’s ever happened. In all seriousness, a movie with a talking tree and raccoon aliens blowing shit up shouldn’t have worked much less being a smash hit, but it worked and the world ate it up! There was nothing in this movie that didn’t work: The emotional moments clicked, the colors popped, the dialogue zinged, the action thrilled, it was a fantastic movie going experience.
Seeing Interstellar in 70mm IMAX
I drove to Branson to see this movie in the biggest way possible, and boy did it pay off. This movie is BIG. I cannot imagine seeing it in a small rinky-dink movie theater. It would be like looking at a postage stamp of the Great Wall of China vs. actually flying to China.