3rd MATM Awards (2014) / جوائز مو و الأفلام الثالثة ٢٠١٤

 

 

I can confidently say that 2014 has been one fantastic year in cinema. The amount of quality, thought-provoking, and brilliant motion pictures we have seen in this year is nothing short of amazing. Below you will find my selections for what is now the 3rd annual Moe At The Movies! Awards split into three sections: Films of the Year, The Bests, and The Mosts.

 

أستطيع أن أقول بثقة أن سنة 2014 كانت سنة رائعة في عالم السينما و التي أعطتنا الكثير من الافلام ذات الجودة العالية و الابتكار. أدناه سوف تجدون اختياراتي لجوائز مو والأفلام في نسختها الثالثة منقسمة إلى ثلاثة أقسام: أفلام السنة، الأفضل، و الأكثر

 

 

Films of the Year / أفلام السنة

 

Action Film of the Year / فيلم حركة
The Raid 2 / الغارة ٢

The Raid 2 Movie Poster

 

Honorable mention: John Wick

 

 

 

Adventure Film of the Year / فيلم مغامرة

Interstellar Movie Poster

 

Honorable mention: Guardians of the Galaxy

 

 

 

Animated Film of the Year / فيلم رسوم متحركة
The Lego Movie / فيلم الليجو
The Lego Movie Movie Poster

 

Honorable mention: Big Hero 6, How to Train Your Dragon 2

 

 

 

Biopic Film of the Year / فيلم سيرة ذاتية
The Imitation Game / لعبة التقليد

The Imitation Game Movie Poster

 

Honorable mention: Foxcatcher, Selma

 

 

 

Comedy Film of the Year / فيلم كوميدي

The Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Poster

 

Honorable mention: Birdman

 

 

 

Coming-of-Age Film of the Year / فيلم بلوغ سن الرشد
Boyhood / الصبا

Boyhood Movie Poster

 

 

Documentary Film of the Year / فيلم وثائقي
Life Itself / الحياة بذاتها

Life Itself Movie Poster

 

Honorable mention: Citizenfour, The Green Prince

 

 

 

Drama Film of the Year / فيلم درامي
Boyhood / الصبا

Boyhood Movie Poster

 

Honorable mention: Birdman, Gone Girl, The Imitation Game

 

 

 

Fantasy Film of the Year / فيلم خيال
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes / فجر كوكب القرود

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Poster

 

Honorable mention: Godzilla, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

 

 

 

Horror Film of the Year / فيلم رعب
The Babadook / البابادوك

The Babadook Movie Poster

 

 

Music Film of the Year / فيلم موسيقي
Whiplash / ويبلاش
Whiplash Movie Poster

Non-English Film of the Year / فيلم غير ناطق بالانجليزية
Dearest (China) / الأعز من دولة الصين

Dearest Qin Ai De Movie Poster

 

Honorable mention: Mommy (Canada)

 

 

 

Romance Film of the Year / فيلم رومانسي
The Fault in Our Stars / الخطأ في نجومنا

The Fault in Our Stars Movie Poster

 

 

Science-Fiction Film of the Year / فيلم خيال علمي

Interstellar Movie Poster

 

Honorable mention: Edge of Tomorrow, Guardians of the Galaxy

 

 

 

Sports Film of the Year / فيلم رياضي
Foxcatcher / صائد الثعالب

Foxcatcher Movie Poster

 

 

Superhero Film of the Year / فيلم بطل خارق

Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Poster

 

Honorable mention: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past

 

War Film of the Year / فيلم حربي

Fury / فيوري

 

 

The Bests / الأفضل

 

Best Actor / أفضل ممثل

Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”

Benedict Cumberbatch the imitation game alan Turing

Best Actress / أفضل ممثلة
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Rosamund Pike Gone Girl
Best Supporting Actor / أفضل ممثل مساعد
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
J.K. Simmons Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress / أفضل ممثلة مساعدة
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Patricia Arquette Boyhood
Best Ensemble / أفضل مجموعة ممثلين
Cast of “Birdman”
Cast of Birdman
Best Director / أفضل مخرج
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Richard Linklater Boyhood
Best Original Screenplay / أفضل سيناريو أصلي
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”, Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
The grand budapest hotel Wes Anderson
Best Adapted Screenplay / أفضل سيناريو مقتبس
“The Imitation Game”, Graham Moore
"The Imitation Game", Graham Moore
Best Cinematography / أفضل تصوير سينمائي
Robert Yeoman, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Robert Yeoman, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Best Visual Effects / أفضل مؤثرات بصرية
“Interstellar”, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
"Interstellar", Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
Best Costume Design / أفضل تصميم زي
Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Milena Canonero, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Best Editing / أفضل تحرير
Sandra Adair, “Boyhood”
Sandra Adair Boyhood
Best Original Score / أفضل موسيقى
Hans Zimmer for “Interstellar”
Hans Zimmer for "Interstellar"
Best Original Song / أفضل أغنية
“Glory” from Selma – Music and Lyric by John Legend and Common
"Glory" from Selma – Music and Lyric by John Legend and Common
Best Hero / أفضل بطل
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game”
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game"
Best Villain / أفضل شرير
J.K. Simmons as Fletcher in “Whiplash”
J.K. Simmons as Fletcher in "Whiplash"

 

The Mosts / الأكثر

 

Most Entertaining / الأكثر متعة

Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Poster

 

 

Most Quirky / الأكثر غريب الأطوار

The Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Poster

 

 

Most Pleasant Surprise / أكثر مفاجئة سارة
Boyhood / الصبا

Boyhood Movie Poster

 

 

Most Overrated / الأكثر مبالغة
American Sniper / قناص أمريكي

American Sniper Movie Poster

 

 

Most Underrated / أكثر فيلم منسي
Nightcrawler / زاحف الليل

Nightcrawler Movie Poster
 
 

 

And Finally….
….Moe At The Movie’s 2014 Film of the Year….
….Is…

 

و الآن٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠

٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠فيلم مو و الأفلام لسنة ٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٢٠١٤

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Interstellar / بين النجوم

(Stars: Matthew McCounaghey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway; Director: Christopher Nolan)

 

 

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Godzilla (2014): A mini-review

Godzilla 2014 Movie Poster

Synopsis:

 

The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

 

Review:

 

Ever since Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim first premiered last year, the ‘monster movie’ sub-genre has seen quite the revival boasted by encouraging responses from critics and audiences alike. This year’s monster movie of choice, Gareth Edwards’s Godzilla remake, looks to continue that surprising run as it too succeeds in delivering a superbly entertaining action film.

After the miserable failure of the 1998 reboot, many expected this latest Godzilla remake to flop and not live up to expectations but it does so, in spades. Edwards’s direction is top notch as his camera does an admirable job in bringing the massive action set-pieces to life and in a highly realistic manner, allowing his audience to be engaged and lose themselves to his intense and adrenaline-inducing film. There are also many actors who stood out for me in Godzilla: Bryan Cranston (Joe Brody) as the deranged man who goes to incredible lengths to uncover the ‘truth’; Ken Watanabe (Dr. Ishiro Serizawa) who depicts the caring scientist looking for a deeper meaning in all the chaos that has inflicted the world; Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Ford Brody) depicting Joe’s son who has long been scarred by his father’s psychotic episodes and looks to focus solely on the well-being of his young son and wife, the latter played very well by Elizabeth Olsen (Elle Brody).

Though the human characters still left some room for development, it is the special effects of the monsters that takes center stage here, and rightfully so. The visual effects team working with Edwards are able to give us viscerally-real and frightening monsters that strike the right amounts of fear and fascination with viewers; basically, the action scenes in Godzilla are nothing short of jaw-dropping. A lot of respect needs to be given to Edwards for the fact that he opts to build the tension with the audience and only revealing the monsters at the right moments, making all that wait and anticipation pay off in the best and most effective of ways. Simply put, Godzilla is a highly-entertaining summer blockbuster that is much more than just a continuous explosion of special effects. It is a really good movie.

 

MATM Rating:

 

 

Director:

 

Gareth Edwards

 

Trailer:

 

 

Outstanding performances:

 

  • Bryan Cranston (as Joe Brody)
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson (as Ford Brody)
  • Ken Watanabe (as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa)
  • Elizabeth Olsen (as Elle Brody)

 

Runtime:

 

2 hours and 3 minutes

 

Rating:

 

PG-13

 

Genres:

 

Action / Adventure / Science-Fiction

 

Stills:

 

Godzilla 2014 cinematography
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Godzilla 2014 Bryan Cranston Aaron Taylor-Johnson Joe Ford Brody
Godzilla 2014 Ken Watanabe
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