In 2014, nearly 4,500 posts graced the front page of /Film (thats an average of 18 posts per work day). Today we look at the top 1% of those articles in the most popular /Film posts of 2014. On the following pages you will find out what were the most read articles published this year on the site, and some of these may surprise you. (Who would have guessed that the casting for Jon Chu’s Jem and the Holograms movie would be a contender on the top of this list or that Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer wouldn’t even make the top 50?)
To clarify, this list does not indicate the posts that /film readers clicked on the most, but instead the most popular overall. What I mean by this is some of these posts go a ton of traffic from social media sharing from @slashfilm and other accounts (as was the case with Jem) while others got picked up on sites like Reddit or Digg. Some of our popular editorial features still get a large amount of readers daily through people searching on Google or what not. The resulting list of the most popular /film posts of 2014 is a very interesting look at what hit this year, especially in the moment.
/Film editor Russ Fischer ran down his top ten most anticipated films of 2014, as well as a list of runner ups. The list ranged from Ned Rifle to Mad Max: Fury Road.
In May, Jurassic World plot details leaked sending Jurassic Park fans into a tizzy. We got an exclusive opportunity to talk with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow from the set of the Jurassic Park sequel clarifying some misconceptions and address some of the fan concerns.
This report included the latest inside rumors about a large set of changes for Disneyland Parks and resort, including a big investment in Frozen in Disney California Adventure and Disneyland, The Muppets‘ DCA theatre will be gone for a while, a Cars Land ride replacement and more. Some of those have already been confirmed, but I think most people clicked to learn about the rumored timeline of where and when to expect Star Wars Land when it comes to Disneyland.
Everyone was excited to see the first trailer for Inside Out, Up/Monster Inc helmer Pete Docter‘s fanciful exploration into the mind of an 11-year-old girl.
David Chen breaks down some of the huge continuity issues in his favorite film of this summer so far. Like many X-Men fans, Chen tried to connect the dots between past X-Men films and this one, and was left with a few of the plot details not making much sense in the chronology.
Some photos of Ben Affleck‘s new Batman suit from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on display at Comic Con 2014, combined with a new official photo from photographer Clay Enos. Zack Snyder’s first photo of Ben Affleck in the new Batman suit appears higher on this list.
After Zack Snyder revealed the first photo of Ben Affleck as Batman fans created a meme inserting “Sad Batman” into photos. We posted a gallery of some of the early best creations.
Disney and Lucasfilm announced the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens alongside this photo of the script reading on stage in London.
I posted my very long list of movies I’m excited about which will be released in 2015.
Fans were angry about the first trailer for Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot over the changes to the Turtles’ noses. The Turtles looked super creepy, like a star after plastic surgery with a flat nose and two tiny nostrils – definitely a more human look. Leave it to the Internet to mess with the filmmaker’s vision. One Ninja Turtles fan tweaked the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of the new movie, and improved their faces.
After the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, I took a look at how much the late Ralph McQuarrie’s original unused Star Wars concept designs have influenced Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Even before Guardians of the Galaxy was released, Disney and Marvel announced a sequel to their galactic comic book film. Russ Fischer takes a look at the information we learned about the sequel and also at the comic book source material to speculate on what might be next.
Another David Chen special where he dissects the one bad aspect of one of his favorite films of the year.