The Best and Worst of 2014 in movies and videogames!

A new year brings a look back at the previous year’s releases and everything we watched at the cinema or on Blu-ray at home, plus all those computer and console delights in The Best and Worst of 2014 in movies and videogames!

All scores are out of 10, with some Blu-ray releases being a film-only review.

For TV series such as Doctor Whoand Luther, click here. I haven’t listed them individually here as I was reviewing individual episodes throughout each series.

Best and Worst of 2014

Cinema Movies:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D				8
Bounty Killer						6
Dallas Buyers Club					8
Divergent						1
Dying of the Light					2
Edge of Tomorrow					9
The Expendables 3					0
Godzilla (2014)						4
The Grand Budapest Hotel				9
Grudge Match						0
Guardians of the Galaxy (IMAX 3D)			6
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (IMAX 3D)	7
Interstellar (70mm IMAX)				9
The Interview						7
Into The Storm						6
Marvellous: The Neil Baldwin Story (BBC TV movie)	10
The Monuments Men					4
Oculus							8
Pride							6
Stalingrad 3D						5
Transformers: Age of Extinction (IMAX 3D)		6
X-Men Days of Future Past				7 
The Wolf of Wall Street					7


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Blu-ray Movies:					Film	Overall
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa			10	8
47 Ronin (2D & 3D)				1	6
All Is Lost					8	7
Bad Neighbours					5	6½
The Beast Within: Special Edition		5	6
Big Trouble In Little China			6	7
Blue Is The Warmest Colour			4	6
Blue Ruin					9	7
Borgen Season 3					10	7
Bound: Special Edition				10	7½
Branded To Kill: Special Edition		2	5½
Braquo Season 3					10	7
Breaking The Waves				7	7
Brick Mansions					8	7
The Bridge Season 2				10	7
Cinema Paradiso: Director's Cut Special Edition	10	8
Cold In July					9	7
The Complete Dr Phibes: Special Edition		10 & 8	8
The Double					9	8
Ender's Game					4	6
The Expendables 3: Extended Edition		0	5½
Fading Gigolo					7	6
Filth						6	7
Frank						0	5½
From Bedrooms To Billions			10	9
Generation War					8	6½
The Grand Budapest Hotel			9	8½
Gravity 3D					10	9½
Gregory's Girl					10	8
The Guest					9	7
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire			6	8½
Ida						6	6
Inside Llewyn Davis				9	8
Joe						5	6
Killer Klowns From Outer Space: Special Edition	7	7
Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi: Special Edition	8 & 6	8
Le Weekend					9	8
The Lego Movie 3D				7	8
Let's Be Cops					5	7
Locke						8	7½
Midsomer Murders: Killings of Copenhagen 100th Episode (DVD)
						5	6
A Million Ways To Die In The West: Extended Edition
						1	6½
Mr Peabody and Sherman 3D			7	8
Need For Speed 3D				4	6
Noah						5	7
Not Another Happy Ending (DVD)			4	6
Nymphomaniac Vol I. & Vol II.			7	7
Pioneer						6	6
Plastic						6	6½
Robocop (2014)					4	6½
RPG: Real Playing Game				3	5
Rush						9	8
Sabotage					8	7
Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For 3D		7	7
Sisters: Special Edition			5	6
Spandau Ballet: Soul Boys of the Western World: 3-disc Edition
						10	8
Super Mario Bros: The Original Motion Picture Special Edition
						4	6
Svengali					6	6
Taxi						6	6½
Tenebrae: Special Edition			6	7
Theatre of Blood: Special Edition		10	8
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot			4	4½
Top Dog						6	6½
Tokarev (aka Rage)				3	5
Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D		6	8
Under The Skin					7	7
Withnail and I & How To Get Ahead In Advertising: Limited Edition
						10 & 7½	9
The Wolf of Wall Street				7	8
X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D			7	8
You're Next					6	7
The Zero Theorem				6	8


Misc DVD:
Richard Herring: We’re All Going To Die		10	8


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Videogames:
						Fun	Overall
Alien Isolation (PS3)				1	5
Assassin's Creed: Unity (PC)			4	6
Blockstorm (PC/Steam)				8	6.5
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS3)		7	8
Destiny (PS3)					9	8.5
Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS3)			7	7
The Evil Within (PC)				8	7
Far Cry 4 (PC)					9	9
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS Vita)	9	9
GTA V (Xbox One)				9	9.5
Lords of the Fallen (PC)			7.5	8
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3)		8	8
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC/Steam)	10	9.5
Ni No Kuni (PS3)				9	9
Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Xbox One)		10	9
Rambo: The Video Game (PC)			6	6
Sniper Elite III (PS3)				8	8
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)		9	8
Thief (PS3)					4	6
Trials Fusion (PC)				8	8
Watch Dogs (PS3)				9	9
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC)			5	7
Reviewer of movies, videogames and music since 1994. Aortic valve operation survivor from the same year. Running DVDfever.co.uk since 2000. Nobel Peace Prize winner 2021.
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