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Top 10 Movies of 2014

From left to right, Zoe Saldana plays Gamora, Bradley Cooper plays Rocket, Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill, Vin Diesel plays Groot and Dave Bautista plays Drax in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”  Forrest ranks the film among the best of 2014. Photo courtesy of Disney

From left to right, Zoe Saldana plays Gamora, Bradley Cooper plays Rocket, Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill, Vin Diesel plays Groot and Dave Bautista plays Drax in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Forrest ranks the film among the best of 2014.

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As we march into the new year and prepare ourselves for upcoming awards shows, it’s appropriate to reflect on the best movies of 2014. As usual, the year produced sure bets from well-known auteurs and a strong crop of art-house darlings, but we also had terrific pictures emerge from the much-derided cinematic mainstream. In fact, a number of blockbusters cracked my top 10. Following is the cream of the 2014 movie crop, complete with notes on how you can see them.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Non-Stop,’ ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ and ‘True Detective’

In “Non-Stop,” Liam Neeson plays an air marshal faced with a terrifying threat to the safety of his aircraft and passengers.

In “Non-Stop,” Liam Neeson plays an air marshal faced with a terrifying threat to the safety of his aircraft and passengers.

Two lightweight-but-nonetheless-enjoyable thrillers anchor this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘Magic Mike,’ ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter,’ ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’

Channing Tatum, left, and Matthew McConaughey play male strippers in the drama “Magic Mike.”

A bizarre vampire drama and a new Steven Soderbergh project anchor this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,’ ‘A Dangerous Method,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’

Max von Sydow, left, and Thomas Horn in a scene from “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.” Von Sydow’s work on the film earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor.

This week’s video releases are anchored by a drama that earned two Oscar nominations while taking a fictionalized look at the fallout of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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