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10 things to look for in 2014 at the movies

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Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014Jake Coyle AP Film Writer2013 was a tale of two cinemas. Blockbusters like "The Lone Ranger" and "After Earth" flopped spectacularly while many in the industry (including Steven Spielberg) bemoaned the increasingly commercial trajectory of the studios. And yet by the end of the year, Hollywood had set a record with nearly $11 billion in revenue, while critics hailed the year's crop from "Gravity" to "12 Years a Slave" to "Inside Llewyn Davis" as one of the best in years.The movie business remains, as ever, an incomprehensible Jekyll and Hyde act of up and down, hit and bomb.How will 2014 unfold? The plot, at least, will be unchanged. However much some would like to see a new rhythm to Hollywood's seasonal cycle, the year will move to the familiar pattern of sketchy spring releases, summer superhero blockbusters and fall awards-contenders.Bing: Best movies of 2014Want more Movies? Be sure to like MSN Movies on Facebook and follow MSN Movies Twitter.(20th Century Fox Film Corporation/Universal Pictures/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
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