15 July 2024

The Peoples Movies Best Of 2014 Top 10 – Ricky Diaz


For the past two years I have had a cineworld card – in my first year I was unemployed, so I basically filled my days with films. I watched EVERYTHING (apart from Horror, I don’t do horror). Then I got a job and had to leave most of my film watching to the weekends, as I got promoted and started going to the gym, my film going has actually gone down. I tried my best to watch everything but real life became a little more important especially as most of my time was taken up by other things. But for the most part of the year, I watched everything that came out at the cineworld local to my home and my work. I must also say that more often than not I have fallen asleep to films, mainly because I’m tired so more than likely because I am very bored by it. I’m going to be running through my best films of the year (my opinion) but to make me feel good about seeing every film I also have to run you through the worst (in order to justify to myself watching them)


Honourable mentions go to Bogowie because it’s the first film I’ve actually walked out on, and This is Where I Leave You because after watching this film I felt that I could actually not watch every film that’s released.

5 Into the Storm
Generic disaster movie which probably would have been good if it was made in the 90’s when I but it just felt like a rehash of every disaster movie known to man [read review]

4 Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie
I really do not understand why anybody likes this show – the film just felt offensive at times and also the mix of outtakes into the film made it too much

3 Tammy
I just won’t ever really get into Melissa McCarthy as a performer when she does this same old shtick. [read review]

2 Pudsey the Movie
Did this really need to get made? The thing about most kid movies nowadays is that they know that adults will go to watch it with their kids so they will throw a few jokes in for them, this didn’t and it made it a chore to watch. Also, not a fan of David Walliams at the best of times

1 What We Did on our Holiday
The premise of the film had me scratching my head, like kids burning their grandfather in a Viking like burial? Couldn’t take it seriously after that – also, not a fan of David Tennant


Honourable mentions Pride because it was just a good film with a good story – very emotional and Tusk, I’ve always been a Kevin Smith fan, and his more ‘independent films’ seem to be something that he actually is interested in and you can tell from his podcasts that he is back to enjoying his filmmaking.

5 Begin Again
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This film came out of nowhere for me. I wasn’t expecting it to be that good, or it to be just a romantic comedy – but it turned out to be a really good flick, and one of the surprise hits of the year for me. [read review]

4 Captain America: Winter Soldier
I’m a Marvel fan, so I always look forward to a MCU film. The thing about Captain America is that he’s the Superman of the franchise. He’s a boy scout, a do-gooder. You can’t really do much with him, but this wasn’t your typical superhero movie – it was more a spy thriller made with superheroes. It gave Cap more depth and made for an interesting movie.[read review]

3 Chef
Chef was my film of the half year – it was just a good mix of food porn but also had quite a lot of heart. [read review]

2 Gone Girl
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Gone Girl kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole movie. Having never read the book I didn’t really know what to expect, and for the whole movie till the reveal I was questioning whether Ben Affleck had actually done the deed. Then the reveal came and I was hooked in till the end

1 Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians could have been a disaster. It was a total unknown property to most of the casual audience. But unlike most of the Marvel Movies before it, it was just a lot of fun. It had a totally different tone to what came before it [read review]

Ricky Diaz

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