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Alpha1Media launches A1Film Top 10 List 2014

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Alpha1Media launches A1Film Top 10 List for 2014

London, UK (27 December 2014): Global diversified media firm Alpha1Media International on December 27 has launched its annual list of the top 10 films from around the world which cinema audiences enjoyed in 2014.

The A1Film Top 10 List for 2014 highlights films from Hollywood, Bollywood, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Far East, which are reflective of the best of global popular cinema in 2014, Alpha1Media said.

‘The A1Film 2014 continues to be a unique list because it focuses on global popular cinema, featuring films with commercial and or critical acclaim,’ said Ms. Felce, Alpha1Media’s official spokesperson.

The A1Film Top 10 List in order:

1. ‘Interstellar’ IMDB:  8.9  (The Intelligent Blockbuster)

‪@Alpha1Media Analysis of ‪@Interstellar ‪#Nolan homage to space time travel with hat-tips ‪#Spielberg ‪@MNightShyamalan ‪@Legendary ‪#A1Film

2. ‘Gone Girl’ – IMDB: 8.4 (Zeitgeist & The Duel)

‪@Alpha1Media on ‪@GoneGirlMovie Hell hath no fury like a ‪@DavidFincher date movie ‪@BenAffleck ‪#RosemundPike  ‪@carriecoon ‪@emrata ‪#A1Film

3. ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ – 8.3 (Zeitgeist)

‪@Alpha1Media on ‪@TheWolfofWallSt ‪#Scorcese‘s ‪#risque ‪#Criminal ‪#Excess ‪#Comeuppance theme ‪#Goodfellas & ‪#Casino ‪#star ‪@LeoDiCaprio ‪#A1FILM

4. ‘The Expendables 3’ – IMDB: 6.2 (The Franchise)

‪@Alpha1Media Analysis of ‪@Expendables3 ‪@TheSlyStallone brings ‪@Schwarzenegger  ‪#HarrisonFord ‪#MelGibson  in action film of the year ‪#A1Film

Alpha1Media meets Sylvester Stallone

Alpha1Media VIP Guest at Sylvester Stallone Event

5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ – IMDB: 7 (The Franchise)

‪@Alpha1Media on ‪@SpiderManMovie 2: Weaving a web of character development, theme park thrill ride and ensemble setup

Alpha1Media meets Stan Lee, Creator of Spider-Man

Alpha1Media VIP Guest at the World Premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

6. ‘The Raid 2: Berandal’ – IMDB: 8.1 (The Global Cinema)

@Alpha1Media Analysis of @BerandalMovies #theraid2 @Ghuevans ensures @Iko_Uwais as Rama out-Bournes #Bourne + one-man #Expendables3 #A1Film

7. ‘Transcendence’ – IMDB: 6.3 (The Intelligent Blockbuster)

‪@Alpha1Media ‪#Analysis of ‪@TranscendenceM Underrated intelligent ‪#mustsee film ‪@Legendary that tackles interesting futuristic themes ‪#A1Film

8. ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ – IMDB: 7.1 (The Intelligent Blockbuster)

‪@Alpha1Media Analysis of ‪@EdgeofTomorrow ‪@TomCruise tops his ‪#Alien trilogy ‪#WaroftheWorlds ‪@OblivionMovie fusing with ‪#GroundhogDay ‪#A1Film

9. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ – IMDB: 8.3 (The Franchise)

‪@Alpha1Media Analysis of ‪@Guardians ‪@Marvel coolly brings A-Game to third tier with star making turns ‪@prattprattpratt ‪@DaveBautista ‪#A1Film

10. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’– IMDB: 6.8 (The Franchise)

‪@Alpha1Media ‪#Analysis of ‪@CaptainAmerica 2 – ‪@Marvel  ‪@ChrisEvans @RRedford provide great 70s political thriller ‪#sequel ‪#A1Film

Six of the top 10 films selected by Alpha1Media have been recognized in the ‘Quintessential’ category section of the official A1Film Preview List of 2014, but all were included in the overall Preview List.

Alpha1Media™ met with Sylvester Stallone, world-famous iconic writer, actor, director and producer on 1 August 2014, during his launch for ‘The Expendables 3’, No. 4 on the A1 Film Top Ten List 2014, and were VIP front row guests at two events with the superstar in the UK, firstly on at the Palladium in London 11 January 2014 and secondly celebrating the A1Film Lifetime Achievement Award on 1 August 2014.

Alpha1Media™ met with Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-man, in London at the London Film and Comic Con on July 11 and July 12 and also are the final guest for signing by at his last ever-signing appearance in Europe on July 13. Alpha1Media™ was also the only company to also attend Stan Lee’s first ever webcast in the Middle East at the Middle East Film and Comic Con in Dubai on April 5. Alpha1Media™ were also VIP guests at the World Premiere of The Amazing Spider-man 2, at No 5 on the A1 Film Top Ten List 2014, at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London, UK on April 10, having been VIP guests at the Gala European and UK Premiere of ‘The Amazing Spider-man’, in London on 18 June 2012 (the 50th anniversary of the creation of Spider-man in 1962).

At the London Film and Comic Con in July 2014, Alpha1Media™ also met with Helen Slater, the first major actress to portray ‘Supergirl’,  Jeff East, the first actor to portray Clark Kent in ‘Superman’, Michael Biehn, the first choice actor from ‘The Terminator’, ‘Aliens’ and ‘The Rock’, for James Cameron’s cinematic version of Spider-man, and Milo Ventimglia, the actor who portrayed Rock Junior in Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Rocky Balboa’.

The A1Film Preview List for 2014 highlighted 10 essential and 40 interesting films from Hollywood, Bollywood, the Middle East, Latin America and the Far East that audiences can look forward to in the coming year, Alpha1Media said.

In the Quintessential category, the top 10 films from across the categories chosen were ‘Interstellar’ (8.9), ‘Transcendence’ (6.3), ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ (7), ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ (8.2), ‘The Expendables 3’ (6.2), ‘Noah’ (6), ‘Exodus’ (6.4x), ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ (8.3), ‘Peekay / Drink After’  (8.9) and ‘The Raid 2: Berandal’ (8.1).

In The Blockbuster – Sci-Fi category, the first two films selected were ‘Interstellar’ (8.9), No. 1 on the A1Film Top 10 2014marking the return of Christopher Nolan to co-writing and director with his brother Jonathan Nolan, , as well as the Nolan-produced film ‘Transcendence’  (6.3) starring Johnny Depp, at No. 7 on the A1Film Top 10 2014  – and then other films include ‘Godzilla’ (6.6), ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ (8), at No. 8 in the A1Film Top 10 2014,  and ‘Jupiter Ascending’ (NR).

In The Blockbuster – Superheroes category, the first film selected was ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ (7), at No. 5 on the A1Film Top 10 2014 List, with Andrew Garfield returning for the second installment of the reboot, facing off against Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti as The Rhino, and soon the infamous Sinister Six. Other films include ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ (8.2), ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (6.8), at No. 10 on the A1Film Top 10 2014, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’  (8.3), at No. 9 on the A1Film Top 10 2014, and ‘RoboCop’ (7.5). Alpha1Media™ were also VIP guests at the World Premiere of ‘The Amazing Spider-man 2’, at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London, UK on April 10.

In The A1-Vehicles category, the category included ‘Sabotage’ (5.8), ‘Reach Me’ (5.1), ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ (NR), ‘The Equalizer’ (7.3), ‘As Above, So Below’ (6.1) and ‘Dracula Untold’ (6.3).

In The Franchise category, the first film selected was ‘The Expendables 3’ (6.2), at No. 4 on the A1Film Top 10 2014 List, in which Sylvester Stallone, Hollywood’s Chairman of the Action Men Board, convened not only all the previous action legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, but also ratcheted up the action to the stratosphere by bringing Harrison Ford (‘Indiana Jones’), Mel Gibson (‘Mad Max’, ‘Lethal Weapon’), Antonio Banderas (‘Zorro’, opposite Stallone in ‘Assassins’) and Wesley Snipes (‘Blade’, opposite Stallone in ‘Demolition Man’) into the franchise – and other films included ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ (7.2),  ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ (8),  ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ (7.8), ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ (5.9), ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ (6.7),  ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ (6.3),  ‘Night at the Museum 3’ (6.8), ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ (NR), ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ (6.6) and ‘22 Jump Street’ (7.2). Alpha1Media™ met with Sylvester Stallone, world-famous iconic writer, actor, director and producer on 1 August 2014, during his launch for ‘The Expendables 3’ and were VIP front row guests at two events with the superstar in the UK, firstly on at the Palladium in London 11 January 2014 and secondly celebrating the A1Film Lifetime Achievement Award on 1 August 2014.

In The Holy Epic category, the two films selected were ‘Noah’ (6), a Darren Aronofsky film on the story of the Biblical Prophet and portrayed by Russell Crowe, as well as  ‘Exodus’ (6.4), a Ridley Scott film based on the story of the Biblical Prophet Moses and portrayed by Christian Bale. In 2011, Alpha1Media™ created its list of A1-Genre Films for the development of its own film projects, citing The Holy Epic as a chosen genre with archetypes including ‘The Ten Commandments’, ‘The Message’ and ‘The Passion of the Christ’.

In The Directorial Cut category, films which focus on famous directors included were ‘Gone Girl’  (8.4), at No. 2 on the A1Film Top Ten 2014, directed by David Fincher and starring Ben Affleck and ‘Knight of Cups’  (NR) directed by Terrence Malick, starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman.

In The Geo-Political Thriller category, films included are ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ (6.2), starring Chris Pine and Keira Knightley whom Alpha1Media™ met in London in August 2013, ‘The Gunman’ (NR), starring Idris Elba, Javier Bardem and Sean Penn and ‘A Most Wanted Man’ (7), starring Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

In The Hollywood Theme – 20th Century US category, focused on films set in the US during the last century, films included are ‘The Monuments Men’ (6.1), directed and starring George Clooney, ‘Fury’  (7.9) starring Brad Pitt, ‘Serena’ (5.5), teaming up Jennifer Lawrence with Bradley Cooper for the third time and ‘The Judge’ (7.6) with Robert Downey Jr.

In The 2013 Crossover category, focused on films which were released late in 2013, the main film selected is ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ (8.3), at No. 3 on the A1Film Top 10 2014 List, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese – with other films included being ‘Grudge Match’ (6.5), ‘47 Ronin’  (6.3) and ‘Dhoom 3 / Boom 3’ (5.7).

In The Global Cinema category, focused on non-English language films from around the world, the two films selected are ‘Peekay / Drink After’ (8.9), the next collaboration by Indian actor Aamir Khan with auteur Rajkumar Hirani  following the phenomenal commercial and critical acclaim of their film ‘3 Idiots’; and ‘The Raid 2: Berandal’ (8.1), at No. 6 on the A1Film Top 10 2014 List, the sequel to the Indonesian action film, ‘‘Serbuan maut’ / ‘The Raid’ starring Indonesian actor Iko Owais and directed by Welsh auteur Gareth Evans, recognised by Alpha1Media™ as No. 8 on the A1Film Top 10 List in 2012. Other films included are ‘Kahaani 2 / Story 2’ (NR), ‘Bhootnath Returns’ (7.1), ‘Bang Bang’ (5.5), ‘Rio, I Love You’ (5.6), ‘The Crossing’ (6.2) and ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny’ (NR).

Films which were included in the original A1Film Preview List for 2013 and which are noted for a variety of positive, negative, commercial and cultural reasons are ‘Birdman’ (8.7), ‘Nightcrawler’ (8.1), ‘The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies’ (7.9), ‘American Sniper’ (7.9), ‘The Lego Movie’ (7.9), ‘Boyhood’ (8.4), ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (7.5) and ‘Her’ (8).

Alpha1Media™ is a global diversified media firm. Alpha1Media™ produces and advises on media creation using 10×10 types of media including phone, print, TV, radio, billboard, computer, cinema and futuristic media based on scale, motion and holograms.

In the film sector, Alpha1Media™ focuses on film development, production, financing and cultural advisory services. It currently has four film projects in development with production value estimated at over USD $300 million from 2015-2025.

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Contact: Maria Felce: M.Felce@Alpha1Media.com