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2014 will bring us everything from Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit to X-Men: Days of Future Past. Film titles didn't always used to be like this

• 2014 in film preview: sequels

Prepare yourself for the attack of the colons. A week ago, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones came to a cinema near you, and in 2014 you can look forward to Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 300: Rise of an Empire, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, The Hobbit: There and Back Again – all of them episodes in ongoing franchises, and all of them with a colon in the middle of the title.

If that weren't dizzying enough, there are three more films released in January alone that use a colon, but which aren't part of a series. »

- Nicholas Barber

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