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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 “Pride” and “The Good Lie”

Reese Witherspoon, left, and Ger Duany star in “The Good Lie,” a drama inspired by the real-life story of the Lost Boys of Sudan.  Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Reese Witherspoon, left, and Ger Duany star in “The Good Lie,” a drama inspired by the real-life story of the Lost Boys of Sudan.

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This year, Christmas week is slow in terms of home video. Still, two small titles are worthy of mention, and both were inspired by real-life events.

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Video Verdict: ‘Oblivion,’ ‘Mud,’ ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

Tom Cruise stars as Jack Harper in the science-fiction adventure “Oblivion.”

Tom Cruise stars as Jack Harper in the science-fiction adventure “Oblivion.”

It’s an excellent week for home video, with three outstanding movies, including a big-budget science-fiction epic, making their way to the small screen.

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Video Verdict: ‘Water for Elephants,’ ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love,’ ‘Cars 2’

Robert Pattinson, left, and Reese Witherspoon star in the romantic drama “Water for Elephants.”

This week’s home video releases include an offbeat comedy featuring Steve Carell, the latest animated film from Pixar and a drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.

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Video Verdict: ‘Funny People,’ ‘Angels & Demons,’ ‘Four Christmases,’ ‘Shorts’

Tom Hanks, left, plays symbologist Robert Langdon and Ayelet Zurer portrays physicist Vittoria Vetra in the thriller “Angels & Demons.”

This week’s DVD releases cover a lot of territory. They include a family film from the director of “Spy Kids,” a holiday comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, an Adam Sandler feature helmed by writer-director Judd Apatow and a big-budget thriller starring Tom Hanks.

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Video Verdict: ‘Monsters Vs. Aliens,’ ‘Superman/Batman,’ ‘Girlfriend Experience’

From left, The Missing Link, Ginormica, B.O.B. and Dr. Cockroach in a scene from the animated movie "Monsters Vs. Aliens."

From left, The Missing Link, Ginormica, B.O.B. and Dr. Cockroach in a scene from "Monsters Vs. Aliens."

This week’s DVD releases include two animated films and an unusual relationship drama by director Steven Soderbergh.

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