So while Ben and I were having an intellectual discussion about our writing process (read: sending exasperated emojis to each other over Facebook chat), we figured that we wanted to change up the 2014 Roundup a little bit this year, since writing about good movies is kind of boring. Well, that’s not entirely true, but the bigger issue is that EVERYONE is just going to spend these few days writing about how Birdman and Boyhood are the two best movies of the year and how Eddie Redmayne is almost certainly winning an Oscar for The Theory of Everything and blah blah blah. We felt like doing something a little different, so for our year-end film roundup, we’ll be discussing the films we saw this year that we loved that probably won’t be on any top ten lists.
We couldn’t do a 2014 Roundup without covering some of the worst things, and man, were some of these worsts a doozy. I mean, some of these things are really bad. Like, some of these things are crimes. But we’ll get there. Let’s be patient. Blergh.
2014, if nothing else, was a year for breakout entertainment – podcasts turned into a thing! An 11-minute sketch that aired in the middle of the night became a genuine phenomenom! …Billy Eichner! In this column, Ben and I will talk about all of our favorite things that defied category and defined the year.