The Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2014

Movies of 2014

Netflix is good for some days, but not all the time. In 2014, I’m going to try and go to the movies more often because I love the experience of going to a movie theater and watching a great story in front of my eyes on a big screen. Last year, I only saw a total of twelve movies and none of them included big blockbuster movies or ,unfortunately, any Oscar nominated movies. My favorite was Fruitvale Station and my least favorite was a tie between Spring Breakers and Machete Kills.

Honestly, I’m not excited for the big blockbusters/sequels again this year with Amazing Spider-Man 2, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, or Dawn of the Planet of the Apes set for release. My top 10 list is filled with one found-footage film, one based on a best-seller, one possible offensive (Somehow, it’s going to be offensive. I already know.) comedy from the guy behind Family Guy and one comedy from the guy that brought you Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek, three sequels, two movies funded by the public, and a reboot of one my favorite childhood movies.

Honorable Mentions: Cooties, The F Word, Adult World, The Lego Movie, Godzilla, Horrible Bosses 2, & The Raid 2: Berandal


This article originally appeared here on Short-T’s blog Good Kid, Ratchet City.

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14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

This week kicked off the 2014 tradeshow season with AGENDA Show in Long Beach, California. Bringing together the best of streetwear, skate, surf and more, the first stop of the biannual show was packed with a global assortment of exhibitors, buyers and press, all in attendance to take in the latest and greatest in the world of product.

Following a look into 5 of our favorite new brands showcasing at AGENDA, we can now share a selection of anticipated items from brands you likely already know. While perusing the AGENDA floor, these 14 projects caught our eye as ones to look out for in 2014.

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Star Wars x NHS Skateboards – NHS is moving forward with an official line up of Star Wars skate decks, and they’re coming soon. What more needs to be said? Get excited.

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Hellz Bellz x Black Scale Letterman Jacket – LA-brand Hellz Bellz partnered with Black Scale on a very dope women’s varsity jacket. The piece features a pea-coat cut neck and studded details and hits for Fall 2014

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Stance “Top Stitch” Sock Collection - For Fall 2014, Stance is branching out with a new “Top Stitch” line that represents their highest end offering. Coming soon to top-tier retailers including the likes of Opening Ceremony.

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

adidas Skateboarding ZX Vulc – In addition the the Stan Smith, adidas is also bringing the legendary ZX running style into their skate line in 2014. The shoe sports the ZX runner’s toe shoe and heel detail with a skate-specific vulcanized outsole and a one-piece upper designed to resist blowouts.

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Chocolate Jerry Hsu “Butthead” Deck – New Chocolate pro Jerry Hsu’s latest deck has him channelling Butthead out and we couldn’t love it more. The Crail family also has a forthcoming Lakai shoe done in collaboration with Van Styles to look out for.

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Herschel 3M Wallet Collection – Herschel officially partnered with 3M on a selection of reflective wallets and pouches for Fall 2014. Silver and black under normal conditions, but hit them with the light and things get flashy. You know how it goes. Look for a strong pouch line up from Herschel this year as well.

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Komono Patterned Watches – Komono continues to push forth a variety of watches with patterned bands for 2014 including a ping-pong polka dot pattern, repeating wolves, tiger camo and more. New face sizes and mis-matched straps also make an appearance.

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Publish Bucket Hats for Fall 2014 - Publish continues on with their strong headwear game for Fall 2014 with a new range of lightweight patterned bucket hats. Their jogger pant game is also expanding with new cuts, water-resistant materials and a women’s version.

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Married to the Mob x Palladium Pampa Boots - NYC label Married to the Mob has partnered with Palladium boots on a leopard print chukka for the ladies that hits this fall. Also be on the look out for Palladium’s partnership with Alpha Industries, as shown on Selectism.

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Vans California “Tortoise Eyelet” Suede Era Pack - A gorgeous new Era rendition from the Vans California collection done in washed out suedes with premium tortoise eyelets, gum sole, leather flag and more. These are an excellent take on the classic, and are just one example of what’s to come from Vans in 2014.

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Anwar Carrots x Puma Suede - Anwar Carrots of Peas & Carrots International has landed himself not one but two of his own Puma Clyde colorways. The shoes feature his name and signature across the insoles and the PNCINTL logo on the tongue. Look for these to release later this year. 

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Hurley Phantom Wetsuits – With Nike at their core, Hurley pushes forward with bold surf innovation for 2014. Super stretch neoprene, thermo-light and power seams are three of the words they’re throwing around to describe how lightweight, strong, flexible and reactive these wetsuits are.  They look good too.

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Nixon Carbon Fibre Tide Watch – Featuring the same carbon material you see on high-end knives, this blacked-out Nixon tide watch is one of many an excellent additions to their line for 2014. Note the reversed crown positioning for optimal wrist comfort while surfing.

14 Most Anticipated Products of 2014 Featured at AGENDA

Clae Fall 2014 Footwear Collection – Clae always brings a worthy alternative to many of the big footwear names. For Fall 2014, the D-ring laced mid-top hybrid hiking boot sneaker is a strong new addition to the roster, especially in oxblood leather.

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The 14 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014

TRU14With the year-end lists reflecting on the year that was out of the way, it’s time to turn our vision towards the future again, and anticipate what’s coming from over the horizon. Here are the 14 albums we are anticipating the most.
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The 100 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014, According to Stereogum

Following last year’s compilation, Stereogum presents “The 100 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014.” Although no list is perfect, some unlucky soul has to take on the daunting task of rummaging through all the “anticipated” projects and selecting a few note-worthy candidates — in this case 100.

We limited the list to albums we feel confident will come out in 2014, whether because we’ve heard confirmation (or close to it) from labels, managers, or the artists themselves, or because the timing seems extremely likely. For the educated guesses, we needed something resembling evidence to go on, which is why we didn’t include perennial wish list material like he Avalanches (who have been the subject of fruitless rumors for more than a decade) but did include Joanna Newsom (who has been debuting new material for well over a year) and Taylor Swift (who, like clockwork, has released a new LP every other autumn since 2006 and is “ahead of schedule” for LP5; speaking of which, how cool would it be if she made an album that resembled …Like Clockwork?).

Below you’ll find what the team at Stereogum is looking forward to listening to for the next 365 days. Let us know your picks in the comments below.

100. Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (Columbia, 1/14)

99. The Rentals – TBD (Polyvinyl)

98. Broken Bells – After The Disco (Columbia, 1/14)

97. Empress Of – TBD (Terrible/XL)

96. tUnE-yArDs – TBD

95. Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron (Interscope/TDE, 2/25)

94. Thee Oh Sees – TBD

93. MØ – No Mythologies To Follow (Chess Club/RCA Victor, 2/24)

92. You Blew It! – Keep Doing What You’re Doing (Topshelf, 1/14)

91. Bleeding Rainbow – Interrupt (Kanine, 2/25)

90. The New Pornographers – TBD (Matador, Late Spring)

89. Sisyphus – Sisyphus (Asthmatic Kitty, 3/18)

88. Wu-Tang Clan – TBD

87. Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans (ATO, 3/4)

86. Mastodon – TBD

85. Phantogram – Voices (Republic, 2/18)

84. Wolves In The Throne Room – TBD (Southern Lord, Winter)

83. Meek Mill – TBD (MMG)

82. Mogwai – Rave Tapes (Sub Pop, 1/21)

81. Pusha T – King Push (Def Jam)

80. Actress – Ghettoville (Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune, 1/28)

79. Rick Ross – Mastermind (MMG/Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, Early 2014)

78. The Horrors – TBD

77. ceo – Wonderland (Modular People, 2/4)

76. Johnny Cash – Out Among The Stars (Columbia/Legacy, 3/25)

75. Black Lips – Underneath The Rainbow (Vice, 3/18)

74. Da Mafia 6ix – TBD

73. Best Coast – TBD (Spring)

72. The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits (Sacred Bones, 3/4)

71. My Morning Jacket – TBD (ATO)

70. Belle And Sebastian – TBD (Matador, Late Spring)

69. Neneh Cherry – Blank Project (Smalltown Supersound, 2/25)

68. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata

67. The Notwist – Close To The Glass (Sub Pop, 2/25)

66. FKA Twigs – TBD (Young Turks)

65. G-Side – Gz To Godz

64. Perfume Genius – TBD (Matador, Fall)

63. Death Cab For Cutie – TBD

62. DIIV – TBD

61. Lily Allen – TBD (Warner Bros.)

60. Liars – TBD (Mute, March)

59. Parquet Courts – TBD

58. Sampha – TBD (Young Turks)

57. Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire (Early 2014)

56. Pallbearer – TBD (Profound Lore, August)

55. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – TBD (April)

54. The Hold Steady – TBD (Vagrant, Winter)

53. Twin Shadow – TBD

52. Caribou – TBD

51. Wye Oak – TBD (Merge)

50. Tombs – Savage Gold (Relapse, Spring)

49. Dum Dum Girls – Too True (Sub Pop, 1/28)

48. Linda Perhacs – The Soul Of All Natural Things (Asthmatic Kitty, 3/4)

47. Flying Lotus – TBD

46. Pharrell – TBD (Columbia)

45. Amber Coffman – TBD

44. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (Interscope)

43. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar, 2/18)

42. The Bug – Angels And Devils (Ninja Tune)

41. Warpaint – Warpaint (Rough Trade)

40. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out At Jagbags (Matador, 1/7)

39. Katy B – Little Red (Rinse/Columbia)

38. James Blake & Chance The Rapper – TBD

37. Damon Albarn – TBD (Warner Bros.)

36. U2 – TBD (April)

35. Hamilton Leithauser – TBD

34. Real Estate – TBD (Domino)

33. Julian Casablancas – TBD

32. Alcest – Shelter (Prophecy, 1/21)

31. Migos – Y.R.N. 2 (January)

30. White Lung – TBD

29. EMA – The Future’s Void (Matador/City Slang, Spring)

28. Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour (Columbia, 5/26)

27. Bat For Lashes – TBD (Warner Bros.)

26. Jessica Pratt – TBD

25. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian, 3/18)

24. Modest Mouse – TBD

23. Wilco – TBD (dBpm)

22. Future – Honest (Epic)

21. Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde, 2/4)

20. St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Republic, 2/25)

19. Charli XCX – SuperLove (Atlantic, Spring)

18. Titus Andronicus – TBD (XL)

17. Grimes – TBD

16. Swans – TBD (Young God)

15. TV On The Radio – TBD

14. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 (Fool’s Gold)

13. Fleet Foxes – TBD

12. Fucked Up – TBD (Matador, Spring)

11. Robyn – TBD

10. Spoon – TBD

9. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Total Treble, 1/21)

8. Taylor Swift – TBD

7. Agalloch – TBD (Profound Lore, April)

6. The Wrens – TBD

5. Joanna Newsom – TBD

4. Cloud Nothings – TBD

3. Frank Ocean – TBD

2. Beck – Morning Phase (Capitol, 2/14)

1. Kanye West – TBD (Summer)

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Weekly Disqussion: What are the Most Anticipated Albums of 2013?

Weekly Disqussion: What are the Most Anticipated Albums of 2013?

Right around this time last year, Stereogum published a list of the 50+ Most Anticipated Albums Of 2012This years list for 2013 has been compiled of “the 50 albums the Stereogum staff is most stoked about hearing in 2013.” The albums included in the list are only those that the website is confident in saying will see release next year. You can check out the full list right after the jump.

50 Kvelertak – Meir (March, Indie Recordings)

49 Major Lazer – Free The Universe (2/19, Mad Decent/Downtown)

48 Autre Ne Veut – Anixety (2/12, Software Recording Company)

47 Jamie Lidell – Jamie Lidell (2/18, Warp)

Do you agree with the list? Which albums would you add or remove? Let us know by using our DISQUS commenting system at the bottom of the post, looking forward to hearing your opinions.

Disqus: What are the Most Anticipated Albums of 2013?


46 William Tyler – Impossible Truth (3/19, Merge)

45 VHÖL – VHÖL (4/16, Profound Lore)

44 Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic(1/22, Jagjaguwar)

43 HAIM – TBD (Spring)

42 AlunaGeorge – TBD (June, Island Def Jam)

41 Beach Fossils – Clash The Truth (2/19, Captured Tracks)

40 Wavves – TBD (3/26, Mom + Pop)

39 Rhye – Woman (3/5, Loma Vista)

38 Free Energy – Love Sign (1/15, Free Energy Records)

37 Hilly Eye – Reasons To Live (1/22, Don Giovanni)

36 Doldrums – Lesser Evil (2/25, Souterrain Transmissions)

35 The Mary Onettes – Hit The Waves (3/12, Labrador)

34 Sun Kil Moon & The Album Leaf – Perils From The Sea (5/14, Caldo Verde)

33 Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze (Spring, Matador)

32 Bleeding Rainbow – Yeah Right (1/29, Kanine)

31 Devendra Banhart – Mala (Spring, Nonesuch)

30 Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse (2/5, Canvasback)

29 Ducktails – The Flower Lane (1/29, Domino)

28 Deafheaven – Sunbather (Spring, Deathwish Inc)

27 Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (1/22, Carpark)

26 Depeche Mode – TBD (March, Columbia)

25 Yo La Tengo – Fade (1/15, Matador)

24 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II (2/5, Jagjaguwar)

23 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away (2/18, Anti-)

22 Low – The Invisible Way (3/19, Sub Pop)

21 Queens Of The Stone Age – TBD

20 Marnie Stern – The Chronicles Of Marnia (3/19, Kill Rock Stars)

19 FIDLAR – FIDLAR (1/22, Mom & Pop)

18 Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob (1/29, Sire)

17 Local Natives – Hummingbird (1/29, Frenchkiss)

16 James Blake – TBD

15 Deerhunter – TBD

14 M.I.A. – Matangi

13 Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste (2/12, Interscope)

12 Iceage – You’re Nothing (2/19, Matador)

11 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – TBD (Spring)

10 A$ AP Rocky – LongLiveA$ AP (1/15, RCA)

09 Atoms For Peace – Amok (2/18, XL)

08 Christopher Owens – Lysandre (1/15, Fat Possum)

07 Cloud Nothings – TBD

06 The Knife – Shaking The Habitual (4/9, Rabid/Brille/Mute)

05 Phoenix – TBD (Spring, Glassnote)

04 Vampire Weekend – TBD

03 Earl Sweatshirt – Doris (Tan Cressida/Columbia)

02 Arcade Fire – TBD

01 My Bloody Valentine – TBD

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