Continuing what has become a tradition here on TMP, today and tomorrow I’m going to be sharing lists of the releases I’m… probably going to end up watching in theaters this year!

“Anticipating” may be a misleading word to title these posts with, because not every film will be something that I’m necessarily looking forward to watching. But these are the films I’ll end up seeing either out of my own interest in them, or by tagging along with someone else (because I can never turn down a trip to the theater, no matter how bad the movie is).

Sidenote: Can you believe this is the third year I’ve made an “anticipating” list?

On to the movies! (Release dates are based on the tentative schedule and are subject to change)


10th – Her (I’ve actually seen this one already, earlier this month, and will be reviewing it in next month’s Modern Movies post)

31st – Labor Day

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Joaquin Phoenix in Her, a film that’s technically a 2013 release but didn’t open here until January 2014 (Image via


7th – The Monuments Men

14th – Winter’s Tale, About Last Night, Endless Love


7th – The Grand Budapest Hotel

14th – Bad Words (AKA “Why must you torture me again, Jason Bateman?”), Veronica Mars

28th – Cesar Chavez, Finding Vivian Maier

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4th – Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (PRIMATES!!!!!)

16th – Heaven is for Real (My dad will probably want to see this one.)

18th – Bears (I just love movies about animals and HAVE YOU SEEN THE BABY BEAR ON THE POSTER?)

25th – The Other Woman (You know I love a crappy rom-com-dram), The Quiet Ones


2nd – Belle

16th – Million Dollar Arm

30th – Maleficent, A Million Ways to Die in the West (Will this comedy make me appreciate Westerns?)

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(Image via Collider)


6th – The Fault In Our Stars

20th – Jersey Boys