2014 August Movies

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

  • Rating: PG-13

Peter Quill, a man of the ’80s, finds himself caught in the middle of a conflict spanning the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, attempting to earn his title of Star-Lord with a team of ex-cons that includes a genetically engineered raccoon (Rocket Raccoon), a sentient alien tree of royal descent (Groot), an unstoppable killing machine out for revenge for his family (Drax the Destroyer), and a powerful assassin who vows revenge against her master (Gamora).

The movie is another franchise added to the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as part of its Phase 2 expansion. Based on the comic characters of the same name, Guardians Of The Galaxy premiered on August 1, 2014 and became a blockbuster hit. Director James Gunn also co-wrote the script with Nicole Perlman. Walt Disney Studios and Motion Pictures distributed the film.

Actor Chris Pratt leads the cast as Peter Quill, a human who is hinted to have alien descent towards the end of the movie. Zoe Saldana plays the role of Gamora, an orphaned alien who was adopted by Thanos and trained to become his personal assassin. Thanos plays a pivotal role in the MCU and is portrayed by actor Josh Brolin.

The other members of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” include cast members Dave Bautista as Drax and Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper as the voices behind Groot and Rocket respectively. Drax the Destroyer is the only survivor of his planet who seeks to avenge the death of his family. Rocket is a genetically engineered racoon who has exceptional battle skills. He works alongside Groot, a humanoid tree.

Actor Michael Rooker plays the character Yondu, the leader of the Ravagers who has a love-hate relationship with Peter, who grew up in his care. Ronan the Accuser, the main villain, is played by Lee Pace.

A second installment, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was also released on April 19, 2017.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

  • Rating: PG-13

Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The Expendables 3 (2014)

  • Rating: PG-13

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

  • Rating: R

Fans will once again delve into creator Frank Miller’s ‘Sin City’ universe for tales of love, betrayal and murder that occur before and during (and perhaps even after) the events of the first film. Returning characters include Dwight (Clive Owen), Gail (Rosario Dawson), Miho (Jamie Chung), Nancy (Jessica Alba), Marv (Mickey Rourke) and Manute (Dennis Haysbert, replacing the late Michael Clarke Duncan).

The Giver (2014)

  • Rating: PG-13

In a perfect world where there is no conflict, racism or sickness, every member of society has a specific role, and 16-year-old Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memory. As Jonas uncovers the truth behind his world’s past, he discovers that many years earlier, his forefathers gave up humanity in order to have a stable society.

Into The Storm (2014)

  • Rating: PG-13

A story that takes place over the span of one very stormy day where an onslaught of tornadoes hits the small town of Silverton. As most people seek shelter, including a group of students celebrating their graduation, others chase the storm to give us a found footage perspective from the eye of the storm. Film was previously titled Category 6 and Black Sky.

Let’s Be Cops (2014)

  • Rating: R

Two best friends dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.