1. The Purge: Anarchy (2014): The moment Frank Grillo's character is introduced, I turned to my friend in the theater and said, "Oh shit, how awesome would it be if this guy was The Punisher?" And, sure enough, he puts on Punisher-esque gear, grabs a bunch of guns, and gets in his Punisher-esque armored car. So, going into this with the mindset that this is an unofficial Punisher movie, I had a fucking great time. Easily better than the first, and I didn't hate the first at all. It's just too bad Grillo is already Crossbones in the Marvel cinematic universe.
2. Up (2009): Showed this for the kids at work, and a first-time watch for me. It was pretty good. The only characters I actually enjoyed were Kevin, Doug, and the rest of the dogs. The humans weren't really likeable: the old man was cantankerous, the OTHER old guy was insane, and the kid was selfish (he was never helping the old guy to help him, only helping him to get a badge, which we're reminded of constantly). But seriously, the animals make it worth watching.
3. Enemies Closer (2013): JCVD leads a team to a small lake island (on which Tom Everett Scott is the park ranger) to recover a missing drug shipment. And Orlando "Make 7. Up yours." Jones is trying to kill TES. But they have to work together against JCVD, who also happens to be an environmentalist vegan. JCVD is kinda funny at times, but this wasn't all that good.
4. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014): It's pretty much the same as the first, but instead of Gerard Butler, you get a charisma-free Sullivan Stapleton, and instead of (or rather, in addition to) Xerxes, you get a totally badass Eva Green. If you liked the first, you'll probably dig this one too.
5. A Fighting Man (2014): Dominic Cooper (sans awesome Killer Elite facial hair :( ) is a small-town boxer famous not for his win streak, but for the fact that he's never been knocked down in a fight. From start to finish, the movie is framed around just one fight, but every round or so, it flashes back to events leading up to the bout, giving insight to his history, his opponent, and some of the spectators. It was decent.
6. Bad Words (2013): Jason Bateman uses loopholes to enter the national spelling bee. And he's a complete asshole about it. And, more importantly, it's hilarious. I was very surprised by how much I liked this movie.
7. Open Grave (2013): Sharlto Copley and a group of other people all wake up at a house with amnesia. There's a pit with dead bodies, but they don't know who, if any, of them is the killer(s), so they look for clues to try to piece together what's going on. It might just be my love for Copley talking, but I really like this flick, especially the way it slowly revealed what was going on.